This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.
Warcraft III campaigns
Reign of Chaose

1: Exodus of the Horde
2: The Scourge of Lordaeron
3: Path of the Damned
4: The Invasion of Kalimdor
5: Eternity's End

The Frozen Throne

1: Terror of the Tides
2: Curse of the Blood Elves
3: Legacy of the Damned
4: The Founding of Durotar

The Invasion of Kalimdor is the Orc campaign in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.

After escaping human captivity and fleeing to the shores of Kalimdor, the orcish warchief Thrall must lead his brethren to safety and ensure their survival in this strange and hostile land. With the help of the tauren, a nomadic group of Kalimdor natives led by Cairne Bloodhoof, Thrall and Grom Hellscream head north to the Ashenvale forest, but during their journey, Grom Hellscream accepts demonic corruption to gain enough power to defeat the night elf demigod, Cenarius. Thrall is forced to go to great lengths to save him and face the very demon that has cursed his brother. He also discovers that his fate is to help repel the Burning Legion, and allies his forces with the human leader Jaina Proudmoore to accomplish this goal, going against generations of prejudice.


Playable Heroes
Thrall (Far Seer, chapters 1-3 and 6-8), Grom Hellscream (Blademaster, chapters 4-5), Cairne Bloodhoof (Tauren Chieftain, chapters 6-8)
Major Ally Heroes
Cairne Bloodhoof, Grom Hellscream, Jaina Proudmoore (Archmage)
Major Enemy Heroes
Cenarius (Demigod), Corrupted Grom Hellscream (Fel Orc Blademaster), Mannoroth (Pit Lord)
Other Major Characters
Archimonde, Tichondrius, The Prophet


  • Though Mannoroth is given a playable model, it only serves as a movie model. It is playable, but only in custom maps, as it does have stats. Also, though Thrall refers to Grom as his brother, they are not actually related by blood. Grom once saved Thrall's life and Thrall calls him brother as a sign of respect. In a similar fashion, Rexxar called Thrall "brother" after the two saved the orcish nation from Admiral Proudmoore.