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

A Parting of Ways is the ending of the night elf campaign Terror of the Tides.

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Moments later, at the night elves' base camp, Illidan prepares for his departure.


IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: You have brought much suffering to the world, Illidan. For that, you can never be forgiven. However, you saved the life of my love. For that I will let you go. But, should you ever threaten my people again--
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: I understand, brother. Lordship over this world was never my aim... only power... only the magic. I've lingered here too long. I must go. By aiding you, I have betrayed my new master. If I am not careful, his wrath will be my end.
Illidan opens a portal.
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: Farewell, brother--Tyrande. I doubt our paths will cross again. En'shu falah-nah.
Illidan leaves through the portal. Suddenly, Maiev blinks into the area and runs toward the portal with her Watchers.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Fools! Have you no sense of justice?
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Maiev, Illidan has atoned for his crimes! He is no longer a threat to--
Maiev and her forces ignore Tyrane and run through the portal.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: It's no use, Tyrande. She has become vengeance itself, bound forever to the hunt. I only pray that in her zeal, she doesn't cause even more havoc than Illidan.
After the last of the Watchers enter the portal, the gateway closes and disappears.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Now, let's go home, beloved. We've earned our rest.


WC3Reforged-icon.png This section concerns content related to Warcraft III: Reforged.
  • In Reforged, Maiev can be seen prior to her blinking in. The position from which Maiev and her forces run towards the portal is slightly changed. At the end of the cinematic, Tyrande and Malfurion don't turn and leave but remain standing.