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NeutralWinterskorn clan
Winterskorn banner
Main leader IconSmall Vrykul MaleBjorn Halgurdsson
Race(s) IconSmall Vrykul MaleIconSmall Vrykul Female Vrykul
Base of operations Baleheim, Skorn
Theater of operations Howling Fjord

The Winterskorn clan[1] (or tribe)[2] is a clan of vrykul that live in Skorn and Baleheim in Howling Fjord of Northrend. They are led by Bjorn Halgurdsson. The elders of Winterhoof tribe say that these vrykul may be able to rise from the dead; not unlike the Scourge, but a different kind of undeath.[2]


The Winterskorn War[]

Thousands of years ago, armed by the fire giants Volkhan and Ignis, the Winterskorn attacked other titan-forged across the Storm Peaks, thus beginning the Winterskorn War. They caught the attention of Tyr when they attacked the earthen. Tyr asked the Dragon Aspects for aid, and the war ended with Ysera and Nozdormu putting the Winterskorn into a timeless sleep beneath northern Kalimdor.[1]

Wrath of the Lich King[]

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The Winterskorn were awakened thousands of years later by the Lich King to serve the Scourge. They answered to the Dragonflayer clan.[3]

The camp fights The Hand of Vengeance, many vrykul are killed at the request of Sergeant Gorth[4] and many buildings are burned.[5]

Bjorn Halgurdsson, their leader, was killed in a trap by Forsaken.[6]

The vrykul intended to strike the Camp Winterhoof. The Chieftain Ashtotem have to buy times to leave in the north in sending Winterhoof Brave strike in Skorn.[7] They set ablaze any buildings as Northwest Longhouse, Northeast Longhouse and Barracks.[8] They dismember any corpse to prevent any resurrection.[2] The Tower keep has been destroyed by airstrike.[9]

Meanwhile, the humans from Valiance Expedition have the same goal in Skorn.[10]

During the fights in Skorn, Halfdan the Ice-Hearted has been killed to prevent his ascension.[11]

Exploring Azeroth[]

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According to reports from Westguard Keep after the war against the Jailer, the vrykul of Howling Fjord were keeping to themselves.[12]



Name Role Status Location
IconSmall Vrykul MaleBjorn Halgurdsson <Winterskorn Chieftain> Leader of the clan Killable Baleheim
IconSmall Vrykul MaleUlf the Bloodletter Hero of the clan Killable Balejar Watch
IconSmall Vrykul MaleOric the Baleful Hero of the clan Killable Balejar Watch
IconSmall Vrykul MaleGunnar Thorvardsson Hero of the clan Killable Balejar Watch
IconSmall Vrykul MaleHalfdan the Ice-Hearted Thane of Skorn seeking his ascension Killable Skorn
IconSmall Vrykul MaleGorvold Ironbrow Captain Deceased Shield Hill




  1. ^ a b World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 60 - 61
  2. ^ a b c B [10-30] Gruesome, But Necessary
  3. ^ Bjorn Halgurdsson yells: Drive the invaders out! For Queen Angerboda! - Angerboda is the wife of Ymiron, king of the Dragonflayer
  4. ^ H [10-30] A Lesson in Fear and H [10-30] Baleheim Bodycount
  5. ^ H [10-30] Baleheim Must Burn!
  6. ^ H [10-30] Adding Injury to Insult
  7. ^ H [10-30] Skorn must Fall!
  8. ^ H [10-30] Burn Skorn, Burn!
  9. ^ H [10-30] Towers of Certain Doom
  10. ^ A [10-30] Operation: Skornful Wrath
  11. ^ B [10-30] Stop the Ascension!
  12. ^ Exploring Azeroth: Northrend, pg. 15