What started out as a distress call turned out to be so much more. A violent attack on Garadar left threads in an image of otherwise simple tranquility. Threads that the tribe picked away at. Their hunt on the Mag'har orcs who had been taken away led them across the wilds of Draenor, first to their hunt into the Blades Edge Mountains, where they dethroned the ogre Warlock king Garht'Nug, pursued him back to Nagrand and there stole from him an enchanted Eradar skull.
However, the ogre warlock proved to be an elusive foe and escaped the orcs once again, but within his stronghold, the Red Blades had found evidence of Arakkoa presence. Turning the orcs attention to Terokkar Forest where they bartered with an exiled Arakkoa prophet. Heeding his warnings of the Arakkoa having accepted the offer of aid from fel orcs to ressurect their god, the chieftain agreed to aid the Arakkoa in stopping the ritual and bringing down the High Priest who had allowed this foul alliance. The Prophet had a more sinister plan however and after the orcs had aided him in slaying the High Priest, the Prophet took over the ritual and used the Arakkoas' fel orc allies as sacrifices, bringing the dark avatars of his god into the world.
With the aid of the skyguard from Shattrath, the orcs managed to stop these rituals and the false prophet was exiled, where-after the orcs escaped the Arakkoa city of Skettis. Leading the fel orcs who had aided the Arakkoa had been green skinned orcs of curious attire and vile powers - Dark shaman. After searching the bodies of the dead, the orcs found clues that'd lead them from their original plan of attacking the fel orcs, to instead seek out the group of Dark Shaman who had taken to calling themselves 'The Dark Covenant'.
The orcs traveled into the foul lands of what was once the verdant Shadowmoon Valley, here, they investigated what clues they had to the Dark Shamans whereabouts, but it was not without trouble. The Alliance forces of Wild Tempest launched an ambush of the Red Blade tribe, having been mislead to believe the Red Blades had taken up Dark shamanism and launched several vile attacks on the alliance stronghold of Nethergarde.
Although the ambush failed, the Wild Tempest commander sought out the Chieftain with his demands, and threats of a greater force to come bearing down upon the Red Blades.
The Chieftain agreed to meet with this commander, and managed to convince the skeptical dwarf that he had been played for a fool by these Dark Shaman, although reluctantly, the dwarf offered to turn his soldiers upon the Dark Shaman instead.
It was not long after this cease-fire had been arranged, that Red Blade agents found out that the Dark Covenant had a siege planned on Shadowmoon Village, which the Red Blades hastily prepared for.
While the siege was short, it had been brutal. The Dark Shaman had pulled everything they had in their arsenal to throw at Shadowmoon Village, ogres, arakkoa, demons, fel orcs of the Dragonmaw clan and tainted elements - Yet with preparation, strategy, grit, blood and thunder - The Red Blades and the units of Kor'kron stationed in Shadowmoon Village managed to make their stand and route the enemies - Although to a shocking death toll and staggering destruction of the villages' defenses.
Although weary and wounded, the Red Blades began to plan a bloody retaliation upon the Dark Covenant- Striking at them in their now revealed hide-out, the Deathforge. The assault was swift and bloody, the Red Blades surging into the foul caverns where the necrolytes of the Dark Covenant had worked tirelessly on bolstering their defenses with the undead. Yet they all fell before the fury of the Red Blades, and the war against the Dark Covenant and their allies was put to an end at the scaffolds over-looking the Shadowforge, where their leaders head was severed from his body and put on display for all to see.
After that bloody night, the orcs packed their things and journeyed to Thrallmar, preparing for their journey back to Azeroth.
- Written by Rargnasha Bloodmark