For other uses of Beyond the Dark Portal, see Beyond the Dark Portal (disambiguation).
Beyond the Dark Portal
Location Stair of Destiny, Hellfire Peninsula
Result Alliance Expedition victory
  Alliance Expedition

Horde of Draenor

Commanders and leaders

Alliance Expedition

  • Unknown Alliance commander

Horde of Draenor

  • Unknown Horde commander
Casualties and losses

Alliance Expedition

  • Moderate

Horde of Draenor

  • Heavy
Previous Alliance Once More Unto the Breach
Next Alliance Upon the Shadowed Seas
Alternate level Horde The Rift Awakened
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Beyond the Dark Portal is the fourth mission of the Alliance campaign in Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal.

Mission briefing

Elven scouts bring chilling news from Azeroth. A tearing of shadows heralded the arrival of the mighty Orc Shaman Ner'zhul and his guard of Death Knights within the Royal Library of New Stormwind. Unleashing their black magiks, they slaughtered all who opposed them and then fled into the night with their prize - the Book of Medivh.

This serves to confirm what Khadgar has gleaned from the Battle of Nethergarde. He is convinced that the Horde is attempting to learn how the great sorcerer opened the rift between our world and that of the Horde, known in the Book of Medivh only as Draenor.

With countless domains to plunder, the Horde would become an unstoppable power. The High Command believes that our only recourse is to venture through the Portal - both to reclaim the Book of Medivh and to ensure that the Horde can never again threaten Azeroth.


  • Erect a castle to protect the Portal
  • Destroy all enemy forces


Alliance Expedition
Horde of Draenor



Mission playthrough