This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.
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King Arthas
King Arthas (Warcraft III)
Conflict: Legacy of the Damned
Place: Lordaeron palace gardens
Outcome: Scourge Victory
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Chapter 1 of the Undead Campaign, Act III "Legacy of the Damned" in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.


Arthas is weakened.
  • Human male Halahk the Lifebringer: "Arthas, you wear your father's crown as if you earned it. You may kill me, but my brethren will never stop hounding you!"
  • Pilt:IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: "I can't believe that any of you survived the first purge. No matter. After today, your self-righteous order will cease to exist."
Humans approach.
  • Lich male Kel'Thuzad: "The humans are nearing the pass! Stop them."
  • Lich male Kel'Thuzad: "We cannot allow the humans to escape!"
  • Lich male Kel'Thuzad: "Stop them before they reach the pass!"
  • Lich male Kel'Thuzad: "Slaughter the humans before they escape!"
  • Lich male Kel'Thuzad: "Shall we recall our forces?"
Humans escape.
Victory for the Scourge.
Many humans escape.
Lorewise the following transcript never happened.
  • Lich male Kel'Thuzad: "King Arthas, the humans have made it through the pass. Now there's no way to stop them from reaching sanctuary. "
  • Pilt:IconSmall ArthasDK.gif King Arthas: "Then we've failed, lich. Return to the capital. Someone will pay dearly for this!"


  • If the cheat code to see the entire map is used, you can see the Frozen Throne and Lich King just to the south of Little Timmy. The Lich King appears there because he has to be present on the map in order to be seen in the cinematic.