|Class||Necrolyte, Warlock, Necromancer|
|Affiliation(s)||Old Horde, Stormreaver clan|
Rakmar Sharpfang was a necrolyte under the command of the warlock Gul'dan during the Second War. He was the unofficial leader of the group of necromancers. When Gul'dan submitted to Orgrim Doomhammer he promised him command of a powerful set of allies of his creation to use against the Alliance of Lordaeron. When Rakmar repeatedly failed Gul'dan to produce such a creature, the old warlock came up with another way for Rakmar to serve. Rakmar was the first of the necrolytes slaughtered for the sake of using their energies to create the death knights.
- "We have been able to animate the bodies, yes, but not give them consciousness. They are little more than shells. We can direct them as puppets, but their movements are sloppy and slow. They will pose little threat to anyone.
- We are summoning our fallen brethren?"
- That will animate them, but will it give them power? Or will they be little more than walking corpses?
- ^ Tides of Darkness, pg. 134 - "Uh, thank you," Rakmar stammered, his eyes wide. Gul'dan could see that the lesser orc was surprised by his sudden change of heart, as were the other warlocks behind him.
- ^ Tides of Darkness - The oldest of the surviving orc necromancers after Gul'dan himself, Rakmar Sharpfang was the necrolytes' unofficial leader and often thrust into the role of conveying their accomplishments--or failures-- to the high warlock.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 88. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ Tides of Darkness, pg. 132 - 133
- ^ Tides of Darkness, pg. 134
- ^ Tides of Darkness, pg. 136