- This article is about the cult of the Burning Legion. For other uses and appearances, see Argus (disambiguation).
|Main leader||Unnamed master|
|Secondary leaders||Nagaz †|
|Character classes||Warrior, Warlock|
|Theater of operations||Alterac Mountains; Arathi Highlands|
|Affiliation||Shadow Council, Burning Legion|
|Nagaz||Deceased||Leader of the Argus Wake forces in Alterac; Hierophant|
|Marez Cowl||Unknown||Advisor and warlock of the Argus Wake|
|Darbel Montrose (presumed)||Killable||Warlock of the Shadow Council|
|Kira Iresoul||Alive||Warlock and member of the Council of the Black Harvest|
Letter by Nagaz
Forgive me for the method of sending this message. My shadow mages in Alterac are intent on their tasks, forcing me to use a foreign messenger — conscripted from our new "allies" — to bring you this report. But I have encrypted this letter with one of our most esoteric ciphers. Its words are safe from these yokels.
Our plans progress well; as mentioned, we made an alliance with a group of humans who call themselves the Syndicate. Its leaders were once the nobles of Alterac and they crave to once again hold sway here.
And so they have struck a bargain with us. A bargain they will regret.
Today the Syndicate holds little power in these lands, but they know the area well and have assembled sufficient manpower for the tasks ahead. With proper guiding I am confident that soon, the Syndicate will again rule Alterac.
In addition, we have urged the Syndicate to aim for the city of Stromgarde in the nearby Arathi Highlands. The city is a battlefield between our forces, ogres and the humans of Stromgarde, but we feel that with careful tactics we will own this once great city.
And when this is done, the next stage of our plan may begin. With a nation of our own and a base of power in this region, we may then prepare the way for the Third Host.
Soon, the Legion Lords will reward our works by raining fire from the skies once again!
In Sargeras' Name,
- The group's name may have originated in Bloodlines, a scrapped game by Blizzard Entertainment. Concept art for the game includes a man with an eye icon on his forehead; beside him, the icon is drawn on its own and labeled "The Argus Wake".
Judging from the last lines of the letter, it can be implied that the Argus Wake is one of the more powerful splinter cults of the Shadow Council, reporting directly to the higher powers of the Burning Legion. It is unknown who or what the "Third Host" is, however if the Argus Wake are servants of the Burning Legion, it is possible this note refers to a third host for Sargeras, the first two being Aegwynn and Medivh.
In other sources of Warcraft lore, a "host" is also the term used for the main body of an army. So it is also likely that the Third Host is the next invading force to be sent by the Burning Legion (the first having been sent during the War of the Ancients, and the second during the Third War).