• Urn of King Terenas
  • Formerly the container of King Terenas' ashes, this magically enchanted urn was chosen by Tichondrius to preserve Kel'Thuzad's remains.
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Urn of King Terenas was a magical urn which contained the ashes of King Terenas. After being claimed by the Scourge, it was instead used to store the remains of Kel'Thuzad.


As part of a plot to summon the demon lord Archimonde, the dreadlord Tichondrius ordered the death knight Arthas to revive the necromancer Kel'Thuzad. However, a being of Kel'Thuzad's power could only be reanimated using the energies of the Sunwell, and Kel'Thuzad's remains were too badly decomposed to survive a journey to Quel'Thalas. Tichondrius therefore charged Arthas with stealing an enchanted urn from the Knights of the Silver Hand, in which the remains could be stored and protected. After killing Uther the Lightbringer, Arthas dumped his father's ashes out of the urn, then had Kel'Thuzad's remains placed inside it.[1]

After defeating the high elves, Arthas poured the necromancer's remains into the Sunwell, defiling it and allowing Kel'Thuzad to be reborn as an undead lich.[2]


This item appears after Arthas kills Uther in Digging up the Dead, the second chapter of the Warcraft III undead campaign Path of the Damned.

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