Razing of Blackwood

Razing of Blackwood
Ruins of Blackwood.jpg
Date 6 ADP
Location Blackwood, future Eastern Plaguelands
Result Horde victory, destruction of the town of Blackwood
Belligerents
  Orcish Horde
 

Alliance of Lordaeron

Commanders and leaders
 

Orcish Horde

  • Unknown
 

Alliance of Lordaeron

Casualties and losses
 

Orcish Horde

  • Unknown
 

Alliance of Lordaeron

  • Entire town of Blackwood
Concurrent Burning of Quel'Thalas
Next Siege of Capital City

The Razing of Blackwood occurred during the Second War, as part of the Horde's invasion of Quel'Thalas.

During Orgrim Doomhammer's assault on the elven kingdom, a small band of orcs broke off from the main invading force and attacked the town of Blackwood, on the shores of Blackwood Lake. Baron Garithos marshaled his subjects to defend the town, but they were all slain by the orcish forces. Though the burning of Blackwood had marginal strategic effect on the Second War, it carried a lasting impact on the baron's son Othmar Garithos, who was stationed in Quel'Thalas at the time and blamed the elves for his family's death.[1]

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