The Brothers Stormrage
Location River Arevass, Silverpine Forest
Result Night elf and naga victory, successful rescue of Tyrande Whisperwind.


  6 Undead Scourge bases
Commanders and leaders



6 Undead Scourge bases

Casualties and losses


  • Moderate

6 Undead Scourge bases

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

The Brothers Stormrage is the final chapter of the Terror of the Tides campaign.

It was a battle that took place between the brothers Stormrage, who both wanted to rescue Tyrande Whisperwind from the clutches of the Scourge, and the Undead.


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Hours later, along the banks of the River Arevass, Malfurion and Illidan work together to pick up Tyrande's trail. Moving quickly through the woods, their skills and senses start working in unison--their twin wills bent on finding their beloved priestess before it's too late.


Main quests

Availablequest Tyrande's Rescue

  • Objectives
    • Use Illidan's forces to destroy the red Undead base
    • Use Malfurion's forces to defend the Night Elf base
  • Description
    • Illidan and Malfurion must work together to save the woman they love from the clutches of the Undead. Malfurion must hold out against the Undead forces, while Illidan must crush the massive Undead base surrounding Tyrande. Only then can she be brought to safety.

Optional quests

Availablequest Dam Trolls

  • Objectives
    • Slay the Trolls and their Chieftain
  • Description
    • The Trolls have constructed several dams and set up homes up the river, blocking you from easily striking at the Undead army guarding Tyrande. Slay the Trolls and their Chieftain Krag'jin to open more paths for attacks on the Undead.

Mission fails

  • All of Malfurion's buildings have been destroyed.
  • All of Illidan's buildings have been destroyed.
  • Tyrande has been slain.



  • Parasite, a spell cast by your Naga Sirens, causes Watery Minions to spawn from dying enemies.


  • You control both Malfurion's and Illidan's bases. Both bases are completely separate, including their own resources and upkeep levels.


Intro cinematic

IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "Prince Kael'thas said he last saw Tyrande being swept down this river. If she is alive, my naga will find her."
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: "They had best return with good news, brother. The very sight of them makes my stomach turn. Where did you ever find such loathsome creatures?"
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "Believe me, brother, you do not want to know."
A naga myrmidon slithers up to Illidan.
BTNNagaMyrmidon.png Naga Myrmidon: "Lord Illidan, we have found your missing priestess. She and her warriors fight on against the undead, but I doubt they can hold out much longer."
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "Come forth, you mindless wretches, and taste the wrath of the Sentinels! Elune's light shall never falter!"
BTNNagaMyrmidon.png Naga Myrmidon: "You'd best hurry if you're to save her!"
A large force of gargoyles, frost wyrms, and sky barges are seen flying through the sky.
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "An undead strike force! But they're completely ignoring us! What could--"
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: "Tyrande..."
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "Their flying horrors fill the sky! It would be folly to send your flyers against them!"
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: "We cannot depend on them now! Illidan, you must hold the undead here and prevent them from assaulting Tyrande's encampment. I will journey downriver and--"
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "No, brother. The naga and I can reach her faster! I will go."
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: "What you say is true, but I risk much by trusting you, Illidan."
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "I swear on my life that I will bring her back, my brother."
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: "I... believe you. Ande'thoras-ethil, brother."

Between the battle

  • IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "Fight on, my warriors! We must hold on to hope!"
  • IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "Another wave! We must hold out!"
  • IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "They come again! They'll not find us easy prey! Attack!"
  • IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "Their numbers are limitless! We must hold on!"
  • IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "We've got to keep fighting! It cannot end this way!"
  • IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "Goddess, if this is to be the end, let us die with your name on our lips!"
  • IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "Keep fighting, my warriors! They may be our end, but they will never defeat our spirit!"

Optional Quest cinematic

BTNNagaMyrmidon.png Naga Myrmidon: "Lord Illidan, we've discovered a dam blocking one of the river's tributaries. The dam is guarded by forest trolls, but the stream beyond it might provide us a faster route to your friend."
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "We shall see."

Victory cinematic

IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "Illidan! What trickery is this? Have you come to finish me off personally?"
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "No, Tyrande. You must believe me. I've come to save you!"
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "Save me?"
Illidan begins opening a portal. Meanwhile, at the night elf base...
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: "Where could they be? He should have brought her back by now!"
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "Hurry! This is our last chance!"
Illidan and Tyrande head through the portal just before it closes and arrive near Malfurion's base.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "You... risked your life for me. I don't understand."
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "Whatever I may be--whatever I may become in this world--know that I will always look out for you, Tyrande."
Malfurion arrives at the scene.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: "Tyrande!"
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: "I knew you would not forsake me!"
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: "I thought I'd lost you forever, my love. If not for Illidan's aid, I may well have."
IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage: "We have had much strife between us, my brother. I have known only ages of hate for you. But, for my part, I wish it to end. From this day forward, let there be peace between us."




The battle


Tyrande Whisperwind fell in the River Arevass when holding back a horde of approaching undead on a bridge, Tyrande was washed away by the river deep into Silverpine Forest.[2]

Maiev reconvened with Malfurion and told him that she had seen Tyrande "torn apart with my own eyes". Driven mad with grief, Malfurion led a furious assault upon Illidan at the Ruins of Dalaran after having seen a vision from the local spirits that would destroy the world if not stopped. Illidan was defeated and lamented his loss. Before Maiev could execute him, Illidan told Malfurion that he was attempting to destroy the Lich King, to which Malfurion stated that he had killed Tyrande attempting to do so. Illidan was caught by surprise by this accusation, but Kael'thas Sunstrider chimed in and told Malfurion that Tyrande might be still alive as she was simply swept down the river. Realizing that Maiev had duped him, Malfurion immediately released Illidan and bound Maiev. Illidan proposed that they work together to save Tyrande. Malfurion agreed and the two began exploring the River Arevass to see where Tyrande was. Malfurion was disgusted with the presence of the naga and asked Illidan how he acquired their services, to which Illidan replied that it would be better not to talk about it.[2]


They discovered Tyrande and a small number of Sentinels, who had jumped into the river after the mistress, in Silverpine Forest.[3] They were being attacked by the Scourge and, although the fight seemed hopeless, the women built a small camp and stood their ground.[3][2] An air rescue was impossible due to a large undead air force that was flying around. Illidan insisted to Malfurion that he be the one to rescue Tyrande, as he and his Naga could move quickly down the river to her position if Malfurion could hold the Scourge off for long enough. Malfurion agreed to this plan, and the brothers moved into position.[2]

Illidan and his Naga moved down the river as the Scourge pressed hard against Malfurion's Forces, who contended most of the attack to Tyrande and her Sentinels, however, Tyrande was also hard-pressed by another undead group. Illidan discovered that the river had been dammed by a group of forest trolls called the Shadowglen Trolls led by Krag'jin; his forces massacred Krag'jin and his trolls to destroy the obstruction. The Scourge units were assaulted from the south and were taken by surprise by Illidan's Naga, after defeating that base he marched north and destroyed the undead base that was between him and Tyrande. Meanwhile Malfurion destroyed a base of the Scourge and hold up against another base who sent numerous undead against him.[2]

Upon destroying the main Undead base responsible for the attacks on Tyrande, he arrived to rescue her. At first, Tyrande thought that he was there to kill her personally, but learned that he and Malfurion had worked together to save her.[3] Illidan created a portal through which he and Tyrande escaped,[2] while their forces fought a way free between the Scourge and joined with Malfurion's Forces.[3]


The Brothers Stormrage Map.jpg

Main article: A Parting of Ways (WC3 NightElf)

Tyrande and Malfurion were overjoyed.[3] Malfurion admited that, if Illidan had not aided him, he wouldn't have been able to save Tyrande.[2] Illidan then travels to Outland, just as Maiev arrived and accused the two of letting a criminal walk free. Tyrande attempted to talk Maiev out of it, but Malfurion stopped her, telling her that Maiev became vengeance herself, and prayed that in her zeal she wouldn't cause more havoc than Illidan doing so.


6 Undead Scourge bases


The spot in which the two exchange items.

  • Despite the voice lines implying that you have to hurry, there's a trigger to ensure that Tyrande never dies.
  • While Illidan and Malfurion can't actually enter each other's sides of the map, there is a place near the bottom of the map where they can get close enough to each other to exchange items. Since Illidan's final inventory in this mission will carry over to when he appears as a player-controlled hero in the final two missions of the next campaign, Curse of the Blood Elves, the best possible items (including the Shadow Orb originally found by Maiev) should be passed to him before the last red building is destroyed.
    • Before being able to exchange items, Malfurion's forces must destroy the orange undead base and Illidan's Naga must destroy the bottom green undead base.
    • For a better chance at getting the exact spot to exchange items the trees near the edge of the cliff must be removed. This can easily be done through the use of Malfurion's Force of Nature.
  • Furbolg Huts are used by the Sasquatch.
WC3Reforged-icon.png This section concerns content related to Warcraft III: Reforged.
  • In Reforged, the scene in which the rocks automatically break now has turtles destroying them.


  1. ^ Note: Five of the six bases can be destroyed.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Terror of the Tides: The Brothers Stormrage", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  3. ^ a b c d e The Warcraft Encyclopedia: Tyrande Whisperwind