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

A Kingdom Divided is an interlude in the Legacy of the Damned campaign, after the first mission, King Arthas.

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The next evening, somewhere in the Tirisfal Glades, the banshee Sylvanas arrives at a secret meeting.


Sylvanas assisted to a secret meeting with the dreadlords Varimathras, Detheroc and Balnazzar. There they planed to defeat Arthas Menethil and take over the Lordaeron once again. Sylvanas agreed but doing as she will.



IconSmall Nathrezim.gif Balnazzar: Lady Sylvanas. We are pleased that you came.
IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: How could I not? For some reason I no longer hear the Lich King's voice in my head. My will is my own once again.
IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: You dreadlords seem to know why.
IconSmall Nathrezim.gif Varimathras: We've discovered that the Lich King is losing his power! As it wanes, so too does his ability to command undead such as you.
IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: And what of King Arthas? What about his powers?
IconSmall Nathrezim.gif Balnazzar: Though his runeblade, Frostmourne, carries powerful enchantments, Arthas' own powers will fade in time. It is inevitable.
IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: You seek to overthrow him, and you want my help to do it.
IconSmall Nathrezim2.gif Detheroc: The Legion may be defeated, but we are the Nathrezim! We'll not let some upstart human get the best of us! Arthas must fall!
IconSmall Nathrezim.gif Balnazzar: The lich, Kel'Thuzad, is far too loyal to betray his master. But you, on the other hand...
IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: Hate him. I have my own reasons for seeking vengeance. Arthas murdered my people and turned me into this... monstrosity.
IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: I may take part in your bloody coup, but I will do so in my own way.
IconSmall Nathrezim.gif Balnazzar: I, for one, do not trust her. Her heart is still elven. She will never side with us.
IconSmall Nathrezim.gif Varimathras: Don't be too hasty. She has great spirit, but her hatred for Arthas will ultimately serve our cause.
IconSmall Nathrezim2.gif Detheroc: Agreed. Well, if that's settled--let the festivities commence.