Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne - Undead Campaign - Chapter 5: Dreadlords Fall

Location: Detheroc’s Stronghold, Western Plaguelands

At that same moment, back in the Plaguelands, Sylvanas and her loyal minions plan their next surgical strike against the dreadlords’ power.

Sylvanas Windrunner: You’ve done well, Varimathras. You’ve led us straight to Detheroc’s stronghold. But tell me, who are those humans?

Varimathras: Detheroc used his telepathy to enslave a top-ranking human warlord. I believe his name was Garabon or Gilithos or something. Human names all sound the same to me. Instead of stamping it out, Detheroc has taken control of the last pocket of human resistance. They maintain their own army wihin the keep.

Sylvanas Windrunner: Your brother is more clever than I thought. His defenses are considerable.

Varimathras: Yes, and with this paltry force you’ve mustered, a direct assault on his walls would be suicide!

Sylvanas Windrunner: I have no intention of assaulting the walls.

Varimathras: Then let’s go before he—

Sylvanas Windrunner: My banshees will possess those hapless humans. We’ll use them to open the gates for us.

Varimathras: You realize we’ll have only a short amount of time before he discovers what we’re up to?

Sylvanas Windrunner: Of course. If we strike quickly enough, Detheroc will never know what hit him.

Banshee: Whom do you serve, human?

Footman: The Dark Lady. I am hers to command.

Necromancer: The patrol has returned! Open the gates!

Sylvanas Windrunner: Ready yourselves. The moment is upon us! Now, my warriors—strike! We can attack either of the two bases with impunity but it’s only a matter of time before the other is alerted to our presence.


Sneak Attack

– Destroy the sleeping enemy forces

Detheroc and Garithos’ forces slumber, giving you the opportunity to strike their bases without fear of reinforcements. Act quickly and decimate as much of the enemy as possible before the entire stronghold is alerted to your presence.



– Destroy Detheroc’s base

– Destroy Garithos’ base

Detheroc cowers within the walls of the city, believing his pet Human, Garithos, will keep him safe. Show him the foolishness of trusting others to guard him by crushing them both.

HINT – Build additional units to reinforce your attack

Sylvanas Windrunner: Spare no one! The dreadlords’ forces must not escape! You must be the human in command of this rabble.

Grand Marshal Garithos: I am Garithos. I have sworn to defend the master with my life! Hold the line, you dogs! Fight on!

Varimathras: We must hurry. Time is running out!

Sylvanas Windrunner: Spare no one! The dreadlords’ forces must not escape! The humans’ destruction gives me a certain amoount of satisfaction. But Detheroc is the true threat here. It’s not over till he lies dead at my feet.

Varimathras: We’re out of time! Both bases have been alerted to our presence. We’ve got to bolster our defenses before they launch their counterattack!


Sneak Attack

HINT – Use Varimathras’ Scroll of Town Portal to teleport your forces back to your base.

Sylvanas Windrunner: Detheroc will send his forces soon. We must be ready!

Footman: Uh … who are we supposed to be fighting again?

Scourge Necromancer: The Dark Lady is here! We must push her forces back!

Footman: Glory to Lord Detheroc!

Scourge Necromancer: Slay the upstarts in Detheroc’s name!

Sylvanas Windrunner: Let none survive! Fight on, my warriors! Victory draws near!

Detheroc: Traitor! How could you betray us like this? We could have ruled this land together!

Varimathras: Sylvanas has greater strength than you know brother. I’ll take my chances with her.



Grand Marshal Garithos: The spell has been lifted. Is the nightmare finally over?

Sylvanas Windrunner: Stand down, humans. I have no quarrel with you.

Grand Marshal Garithos: What is it you want, elf witch?

Sylvanas Windrunner: We have a common enemy. The last dreadlord, Balnazaar, currently controls the capital city of your kingdom. If you help me kill him, I’ll see to it hat you get your lands back.

Grand Marshal Garithos: Why should we trust you? You’re part of the Scourge that drove us out in the first place!

Sylvanas Windrunner: Not anymore. My only interest here is vengeance.

Grand Marshal Garithos: Very well. I’ll rally what’s left of my forces and meet you outside the gates.

Varimathras: Come now, you have no intention of giving them their lands back.

Sylvanas Windrunner: Of course not. The humans are simply a means to an end.

Varimathras: You sound more like one of us with every passing day, my lady.

Sylvanas Windrunner: Watch it, dreadlord.

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