Background

Born to Durotan, chieftain of the Frostwolf clan, Thrall was destined to lead his people. Just a few weeks after his birth, however, Thrall's parents were murdered by assassins from a rival clan. Left for dead in the freezing snow, Thrall only survived because a wandering group of humans stumbled upon him and brought him back to their encampment. Aedelas Blackmoore, the leader of Thrall's human rescuers, took the infant as his slave and raised him with a combination of savage beatings and brainwashing.

Thrall spent most of his early years fighting in brutal gladiatorial slave pits for the enjoyment of masses of spectators. His spirit was tempered by his early experiences, and he became determined to be free. He eventually escaped from the slave encampment where he had spent most ofhis life and met a group of free orcs

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