King Arthas
Location Lordaeron palace gardens
Result Scourge victory

Arthas' Undead


Human Refugees

Commanders and leaders

Arthas' Undead


Human Refugees

Casualties and losses

Arthas' Undead

  • Moderate

Human Refugees

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

Chapter 1 of the Undead Campaign, Act III "Legacy of the Damned" in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

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At the capital city of Lordaeron, near the ruined Palace Gardens, Archimonde's pet dreadlords discuss their current plans for the Scourge.


After forcing the three Dreardlords to flee Arthas splits the Scourge into three serves with himself, Kel'Thuzad and Sylvanas to command a different portion of the Scourge in order to wipe out the last remnants of Alliance forces within his Kingdom. At the same time the Alliance forces are trying to flee towards to the safety of the mountains, as such the Scourge is tasked with not only destroying all Alliance forces in the order but guarding the exits to the mountains to ensure that no one escapes their wrath. While dealing with the Alliance (which includes Silver Hand remnants) Arthas is mysteriously struck by pain and weakened. While Kel'thuzad is concerned and asked if they should halt their operations, Arthas demands the Scourge continue since the pain has passed. Eventually the Scourge is successful in wiping out their enemies, but Arthas is immediately commanded by the Lich King to come to Northrend at once as danger is drawing near the Frozen Throne.


Main Quests

Availablequest BTNVillagerKid2.png Slaughter Human Refugees

  • Destroy the refugee towns (9 Obliterated)
  • No more than 20 refugees may escape

There are several bands of Human refugees attempting to escape to the recently captured city of Dalaran. Rout them and burn down their pathetic villages and encampments to show them the folly of trying to escape Arthas' wrath.

Availablequest BTNAltarOfKings.png Slay the Paladins

  • Destroy the three Altars

The Paladin order has emerged again from the rubble of the Lordaeron Empire. Destroy the Altars of the three Paladins that have set up camps here.



Arthas confronts the dreadlords.

In Warcraft III: Reforged.

IconSmall Dreadlord.gif Detheroc: It's been months since we last heard from Lord Archimonde. I grow tired of watching over these rotting undead! What are we still doing here?
IconSmall Nathrezim.gif Balnazzar: We were charged with overseeing this land, Detheroc. It is our duty to remain here and ensure that the Scourge is ready for action.
IconSmall Nathrezim.gif Varimathras: True. Though we should have received some kind of orders by now.
IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: The Legion was defeated months ago. How could they not know?
IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: Impossible to say. But the longer they remain in command, the more they run the Scourge into the ground.
Something begins banging on the gate.
IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: What? Who could possibly...
Arthas knocks the gate down.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: Greetings, dreadlords. I should thank you for looking after my kingdom during my absence. However, I won't be requiring your services any longer.
IconSmall Nathrezim.gif Varimathras: Prince Arthas!
IconSmall Nathrezim.gif Balnazzar: This land is ours. The Scourge belongs to the Legion!
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: Not anymore, demon. Your masters have been defeated. The Legion is undone. Your deaths will complete the circle.
IconSmall Dreadlord.gif Detheroc: Never!
IconSmall Dreadlord.gif Detheroc: This isn't over, human.
The dreadlords teleport away.
IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: We knew you would return to us, Prince Arthas.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: I have returned, lich, but you will now address me as King. This is, after all, my land.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: Now, we must secure the kingdom by scouring the last remnants of humanity from it!
IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: But, my king, the humans have begun to abandon their villages.
IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: They're fleeing to the canyon passes! If they escape into the mountains, it will be impossible to hunt them all down.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: Then we must slaughter them before they escape! Their deaths will be a fitting tribute to Ner'zhul!

During the Mission

IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: Aarrghh... The pain is unbearable. What is happening to me?
IconSmall LichKing.gif The Lich King: Danger draws near! Power is fading. Time is running out!
IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: King Arthas, do you need assistance?
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: No. The pain has passed, but my powers are diminished. Something is terribly wrong here.
IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: Shall we recall our forces?
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: No. I will finish the hunt. We'll solve this mystery once our business is done.

IconSmall Human Male.gif Halahk the Lifebringer: Arthas, you wear your father's crown as if you earned it. You may kill me, but my brethren will never stop hounding you!
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: I can't believe that any of you survived the first purge. No matter. After today, your self-righteous order will cease to exist.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Magroth the Defender: We will never abandon Lordaeron, Arthas! We will never give up!
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Dagren the Orcslayer: Come, traitor, and taste the wrath of the holy Light!
  • IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: The humans are nearing the pass! Stop them.
  • IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: We cannot allow the humans to escape!
  • IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: Stop them before they reach the pass!
  • IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: Slaughter the humans before they escape!
  • IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: The humans are escaping!
  • IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: Another human has made it through the pass!
  • IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: They're getting away!
  • IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner: Don't allow them to escape!

Mission Failed

IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: King Arthas, the humans have made it through the pass. Now there's no way to stop them from reaching sanctuary.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: Then we've failed, lich. Return to the capital. Someone will pay dearly for this!

Mission Complete

IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: At last, the Alliance is finished! Once we round up the last stragglers, we should be--
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: Aarrghh... Not again!
IconSmall LichKing.gif The Lich King: It is I, the Lich King. Danger draws near the Frozen Throne! You must return to Northrend immediately! Obey!
IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL.gif Kel'Thuzad: My king, you are not well.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: Take me back to the capital. I have a long journey ahead of me.
King Arthas Map.jpg


Arthas' Undead
Human Refugees


  • If the cheat code to see the entire map is used, you can see the Frozen Throne and Lich King just to the south of Little Timmy. The Lich King appears there because he has to be present on the map in order to be seen in the cinematic.
  • According to the objectives' description, the human refugees are trying to flee to Dalaran after it was recaptured by the Alliance.
  • Like the other Timmys in Warcraft III, Little Timmy is named after lead map designer Tim Campbell.
  • The elven ranger, Jennalla Deemspring, was named after level designer David Fried's girlfriend, Jennifer Deem.