NeutralOronok Torn-heart
Image of Oronok Torn-heart
Title <Hermit & Trader>
Gender Male
Race Orc (Humanoid)
Level 25-30
Class Shaman,
Warlock (formerly)
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Former affiliation(s) Shadow Council
Occupation Farmer, former lieutenant of Gul'dan
Location Oronok's Farm, Shadowmoon Valley[52, 23]
Status Alive
Relative(s) Grom'tor, Ar'tor, Borak (sons)
Companion(s) Umberhowl, Domesticated Felboars

During N [25-30G5] The Cipher of Damnation.

Oronok Torn-heart is an orc general goods and drink vendor located at Oronok's Farm in Shadowmoon Valley. A shaman in the past and later a user of shadow magic who served as a cruel lieutenant of Gul'dan, he is now a simple farmer who makes a living from his domesticated boars.


Pointer repair on 32x32.png This vendor offers a repair service.

Inv misc bag 21.png [Draenic Leather Pack]
Inv drink waterskin 11.png [Filtered Draenic Water]
Inv misc food 79.png [Grilled Shadowmoon Tuber]
Inv misc bag 10.png [Huge Brown Sack]
Inv misc food 95 grainbread.png [Mag'har Grainbread]
Inv potion 01.png [Morning Glory Dew]
Inv drink waterskin 12.png [Purified Draenic Water]
Inv drink 07.png [Refreshing Spring Water]
Inv tradeskillitem 01.png [Simple Wood]


  • Spell nature strengthofearthtotem02.png  Earthbind Totem — Summons an Earthbind Totem that lasts 45 sec. and periodically reduces the movement speed of nearby enemies to 50% of normal.
  • Spell frost frostshock.png  Frost Shock — Inflicts Frost damage to an enemy and reduces its movement speed for 8 sec.
  • Spell nature magicimmunity.png  Healing Wave — Calls upon Nature magic to heal an ally.
  • Spell nature chainlightning.png  Chain Lightning — Strikes an enemy with a lightning bolt that arcs to another nearby enemy. The spell affects up to 3 targets, causing Nature damage to each.


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Greetings, traveler. I am Oronok. Please, sit by my fire and warm yourself.

Beware the ravenous beasts of the shattered shelf below us!

Buy What do you have for sale, Oronok?

Oronok's story in his own words

Upon completing his first two quests, Oronok tells his story. It seems he was not always a farmer, but rather an eyewitness to — and to an extent a participant in — a dark chapter of the orcish race's history.

Very well. The words you seek have a name, <name>. They are known as the Cipher of Damnation: The words uttered by Gul'dan himself to shatter this land. The very spell that severed the last remaining ties the orcs had with the elements of Draenor.
<Oronok nods>
Aye, it is the cipher that you must reconstruct and ultimately the words of the cipher thay you must call.

Gossip How do I find the cipher?

The Cipher of Damnation was kept in Gul'dan's private quarters inside Karabor for twenty years. Ah, that's right, you have no idea what Karabor is, do you?
The Black Temple...
Aye, now home to Illidan Stormrage.
When Illidan took control of the Black Temple, he discovered the Cipher. He recognised that the damage to this world had already been done but thought it wise to keep the cipher secure for later use.

Gossipgossipicon.png How do you know all this?

When you stand at the Altar of Damnation and see the spirits of the damned, kneeling in prayer, what you do not see is me, standing next to Gul'dan.
<Oronok nods>
I told you that I was a lot of things, did i not? One of those 'things' was a lieutenant of Gul'dan.
I have done many terrible things in my life. I have slaughtered man, woman and child alike. Danced in the blood of innocent draenei... yet...
<Oronok chokes on his words>

Gossip Yet what? What is it, Oronok?

I will never forget that day, <race>. Never. Even though I had long since abandoned shamanism in favor of shadow magic, I felt the cut. A sense of loss so profound... I could not explain it to you with mere words.
When the tie to the elements was severed, all orcs on Draenor changed. If there was ever any doubt in the power of the shadows, it was washed away with the cresting of the molten lava over the shattered earth.

Gossip Continue, please.

A wave of sickness rushed through me. After the ritual was over, I ran home to my children. I gathered what belongings I could carry in my arms and left with my boys. We ran to the hills and hid. There really was no other option...
Not a day goes by that I don't think of the cut. It has taken 20 years to reconnect with the elements. It has taken 20 years for the elements to even begin to heal.

Gossip So what of the cipher now? And your boys?

As I said, the cipher was found by Illidan when he took over the Black Temple. He divided the tome into three parts and charged their care to his minions.
My boys... My boys are grown now. When I got word of what Illidan had done with the cipher, I sent my boys to recover the pieces.
You must find my boys, <name>. You must find them and recover the Cipher of Damnation.

Gossip I will find your boys and the cipher, Oronok.

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