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For other uses of the word Alterac, see Alterac (disambiguation).
Location Alterac Mountains borders
Result Horde of Draenor victory

Horde of Draenor


Alliance of Lordaeron

Commanders and leaders

Horde of Draenor


Alliance of Lordaeron

  • Unknown Alliance commander
Casualties and losses

Horde of Draenor

  • Moderate

Alliance of Lordaeron

  • Heavy
Previous Horde The Tomb of Sargeras
Next Horde The Eye of Dalaran
Alternate level Alliance Siege of Vanguard
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Alterac is the tenth mission of the Horde campaign in Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal.

Mission briefing[]

Your capture of the Jeweled Scepter has greatly pleased Ner'zhul. Word has come that you are to entrust it to the remaining warriors of the Bleeding Hollow clan as they are to return it to Draenor at all haste.

Deathwing and his Dragons deliver you to the Keep at Alterac. While you could easily bring these curs to their knees, they have hidden the tome you seek. They are also cunning enough to strike a bargain, knowing it is their only salvation. Should they tell you the location of the Book, however, they fear the retribution of the Nations of Lordaeron and Stromgarde. They would be willing to exchange the Book of Medivh for the destruction of these forces that sit along their borders.

You must eliminate the military outposts maintained by Lordaeron and Stromgarde. Then seal your pact by entering into Alterac, contacting the Human Mage who guards the Book, and escorting him to safety.


  • Destroy the enemy Human settlements
  • Rescue the Mage from Alterac, and return him to the circle of power


Horde of Draenor
Alliance of Lordaeron


  • While seven paladins and a mage are obtainable, they only have their basic spells and you must rely on your orcish forces to bring victory.


Mission playthrough The Dark Saga ending cinematic