The Cult of the Damned
, originally led by Kel'thuzad (a soul conscripted like so many of its other members, by the subtle beckoning of the Lich King enclosed inside the Frozen Throne), the catalyst of the destruction of Lordaeron, and those responsible for the death—
and raising, through necromancy
—of thousands, even millions, of men, women, and children. They are an arm, a separate section, to the Scourge, and a vital one at that: they are the mortal servants of the Lich King. And they do things which the undead cannot, such as infiltration in Valiance Keep (
The Hunt is On
) and in Sholazar Basin (
Exterminate the Intruders
"The Cult of the Damned has grown large in scope. Nearly every city, from the capitals to the small hamlets and hovels of both the Horde and Alliance, have Cult members hidden amongst their citizenry. Do not look so surprised. The Cult only wears a uniform for ritual and ceremony. It is quite possible that you have interacted with one during your adventures and not even known." (
) A major part of a Cultist's job, depending on their placement inside the organization, is infiltration of places (as listed above); largely, this is accomplished with an Orb of Illusion, an item given to every Initiate: "These artifacts are used to disguise a cult member, allowing them to gain safe passage, infiltrate, or simply blend in with an enemy." (
Drag and Drop
While the Orbs of Illusion may hide the visual effects of one's participation in Cult affairs (such as necromancy), there are certain things that simply cannot be hidden, not when an Oculus of the Exorcist, which allows those wielding it "to detect recent users of Cult of the Damned necromancy." (Item:
Oculus of the Exorcist
During its earlier years, the Cult preyed upon the outcasts in Lordaeron society—the abused, forgotten, unpopular, the failures—to fuel their agenda with willing, and wholly dedicated, individuals. They offered them anything—fame, power, glory, and money—to motivate them. Yet, simple devotion and a pledge of fealty is not enough; "pledges to the cult are forced to drink a concoction that steals their will and enslaves them forever to the Lich King." (
Using a plot of land owned by the Barovs, the Cult of the Damned opened up a clandestine academy named, Scholomance: here, Initiates of the Cult were trained in the art of Necromancy, indoctrinated with the dogma of the Cult, and fully converted to the ways of the organization. Cultist have a fascination with undeath; their greatest desire is to become undead (the ticket to immortality). And as such, their greatest punishment (and greatest motivation) is the threat of death without rebirth.
The Cult used the Plague of Undeath, a magically-enhanced disease which not only murdered its hosts but raises them as the undead, to destroy both of the Kingdom of Lordaeron. The grain shipments, using Andorhal as its main hub, was the device by which the Cult employed to spread the regnant Plague of Undeath. With each fallen foe, the Scourge grew—and the necromancers of the Cult were vital to achieving that overwhelming advantage against their enemy.
Currently, the only two members of the Cult of the Damned that are not inside the game-world are Ul'haik Hadanot and Pai Stormbringer; they are Next-in-Line to ascend to undeath, making them the mortal leaders of the Cult, and the only two members of this organization that are not dead, in the literal sense.
More information will be added in the future!
燃烧深渊通灵师 <Cult of the Damned>
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