Background

Chieftain of the Warsong clan and an orc legend, Grom is a blademaster of the old traditions and was one of the first to succumb to the Burning Legion's curse. For many years he struggled with the bloodlust and rage seething within him, embracing and despising it in turns. He led his race to countless victories in the Second War and escaped from Draenor before Ner'zhul's Dark Portals ripped it asunder. Grom and his Warsong clan were the only orcs to evade capture and internment after the Second War, and Grom led the Warsongs in an underground, guerilla war against the humans. Despite his best efforts, Grom was unable to rouse the captured orcs from their stupor.

A decade after the Second War's end, the young orc Thrall sought out Grom Hellscream. Grom inspired Thrall to free the orcs and served as a mentor and ally to the young shaman. Together they liberated the orcs, both from the humans' camps and the demons' taint, and became close friends. They led the new Horde across the sea to Kalimdor, at the urging of a strange prophet and Thrall's spiritual instincts.

Grom continued to serve Thrall faithfully on Kalimdor, leading the Warsong clan to Ashenvale Forest to establish an orc camp. During his logging exploits, Grom came into conflict with the night elves, and he has the odd distinction of being the first outsider to contact the Kaldorei since their seclusion. While the Warsongs and night elves battled, the pit lord Mannoroth spilled his cursed blood into a well in Ashenvale. Grom's old bloodlust drove him to seek out the horrid water, and he drank deeply. Overcome by rage and brimming with demonic power, Grom and his cursed orcs smashed the night elven force and slew the demigod Cenarius. When Thrall came to Ashenvale and witnessed the horrible being Grom had become, he attacked his former friend and returned him to his senses. Grom was ashamed, but he accompanied Thrall to seek out Mannoroth and exact revenge — both for Grom's corruption and for the poisoning of the orc race ages ago. The two overcame the pit lord, but Grom fell in battle. The orcs revere him as one of their greatest heroes.

The statistics above represent Grom shortly after his arrival on Kalimdor.

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