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Kel'Thuzad
Gender Male
Race Undead
Character class Lich (formerly Necromancer)
Affiliation The Scourge, formerly the Alliance
Occupation Majordomo of the Lich King, Master of Naxxramas

Kel'Thuzad is a fictional character from the Warcraft fantasy universe. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ... This is an alphabetical list with the major and minor races in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of games and books are set. ... Undead box art for the release of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. ... A lich as depicted in Battle for Wesnoth. ... Necromancy is divination by raising the spirits of the dead. ... ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ‹ The template below (Vg-in-universe) has been proposed for deletion. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is a real-time strategy computer game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment in 1994. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Universe (disambiguation). ...

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Origins

Kel'Thuzad was a wizard of aristocratic origin that began his magical career in the nation of Dalaran, where he toiled ceaselessly to uncover the mysteries of the Great Dark Beyond. There, he became a member of the Kirin Tor, a friend of Antonidas himself, and a very wealthy magocrat. In the fictional Warcraft universe, Dalaran is a small, magocratic nation led by a group of Wizards and Archmagi collectively known as the Kirin Tor. ... The Twisting Nether is a mythological realm in the Warcraft Universe. ... In the fictional Warcraft Universe, the Kirin Tor were the ruling body of the magocratic societies of Dalaran, based in the Violet Citadel, before the downfall of the Kingdom of Lordaeron. ... Antonidas was the leader of the Kirin Tor in the fictional Warcraft Universe. ...


Soon, however, his curiosity for power got the better of him. A god-like power began to pull on his mind, and he found himself researching the forbidden arts of necromancy. He was shunned by his peers, and so he left Dalaran, lured by the malevolent Lich King to the frozen lands of Northrend. There, amongst the blizzards and storms of ice and hail, he reached the Icecrown Glacier. To his surprise, the undead allowed him through and guided him to the Frozen Throne. In awe of the Lich King's sheer presence, he offered his soul, devoting all he was and all he had to whatever the Lich King demanded. Kel'Thuzad's mind was opened up to the knowledge of all that the Lich King had seen, and all that he knew, and the necromancer was given his first mission. He was to return to Lordaeron and facilitate the production of a vast army of undead by creating the Cult of the Damned. Necromancy (Greek νεκρομαντία, nekromantía) is a form of divination in which the practitioner seeks to summon operative spirits or spirits of divination, for multiple reasons, from spiritual protection to wisdom. ... Nerzhul (also known as the Lich King later) is a fictional character in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of games and books are set. ... Map of south-eastern Northrend from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... ... Necromancy is divination by raising the spirits of the dead. ... Undead is a collective name for mythological beings that are deceased yet behave as if alive. ...


The Cult of the Damned

Using his power and vast wealth to create the secretive Cult of the Damned, Kel'Thuzad approached the disenfranchised peasants and citizens of Lordaeron, who found themselves easily swayed from their faith in the Holy Light by the Cult's offerings of social equality and immortality in exchange for their eternal loyalty to the Lich King, who was regarded by the Cult as a god. Kel'Thuzad and his most trusted acolytes, hidden in plain sight among the general populace, began to infect the granaries at Andorhal, one of the primary distributors of grain in Lordaeron, with the Lich King's undead plague. The Holy Light is a philosophy found Blizzard Entertainments video game and book series, Warcraft. ... Andorhal is a city of Lordaeron in the Warcraft universe. ... The Lordaeron insignia. ...


Kel'Thuzad, upon the Lich King's instruction, oversaw the infection of the small town of Brill, where he was discovered by Jaina Proudmoore and Prince Arthas. From there, he quickly fled, and they followed him back to Andorhal, where he told Arthas of Mal'Ganis in Stratholme. Arthas, in a rage, hunted Kel'Thuzad down and killed him. But Kel'Thuzad was not out of the picture long. He waited patiently as a ghostly apparition until his protector, Uther the Lightbringer, was slain by a now-corrupted Arthas, and his remains were reclaimed for transport to Quel'Thalas - ironically, in the urn of Arthas' father, King Terenas, murdered by what his son had become. He appeared only to Arthas, and told him that he was not to trust the Dreadlords, promising to explain all of the Lich King's plans to Arthas once he walked the earth again in Quel'Thalas. Lady Jaina Proudmoore is a fictional character in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of games and books are set. ... Arthas Menethil (also known as Prince Arthas or Death Knight) is a fictional character in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of games and books are set. ... Malganis was sent by Tichondrius to corrupt humanity with infected grain. ... Stratholme is a location set in Blizzard Entertainments video game and book series, Warcraft. ... Uther the Lightbringer was the leader of the Knights of the Silver Hand in the fictional Warcraft universe. ... In the fictional Warcraft Universe, QuelThalas is the homeland of the High Elves. ... This article is about the concepts and terminology in Robert Jordans fantasy fiction series The Wheel of Time. ...


Kel'Thuzad watched over Arthas as he made the slow procession to the Sunwell in Silvermoon against the stratagems of Sylvanas Windrunner, Silvermoon's Ranger-General. Eventually, Arthas ravaged his way through the two Elf gates and finally breached Silvermoon itself, killing Sylvanas and raising her as a banshee - forever bound to the Lich King's will...or so it was thought. The Well of Eternity is a magical pool of water in the Warcraft Universe, and is a source of arcane magic. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Resurrection, and the Summoning

With the help of Tichondrius, Kel'Thuzad was reborn into the terrifying form of a lich, while corrupting the high elves' source of magic in the process. Arthas demanded his promised explanation, and Kel'Thuzad obliged - but not where they were. First they had to get far enough out of the sight of the dreadlords, high in the mountains surrounding the ruined city of Alterac. As they traveled to Alterac, Kel'Thuzad explained that the Scourge was merely the harbinger of the Burning Legion, and that he would summon the first of the demons, the Eredar warlock Archimonde, to the mortal world. After destroying the orcs guarding the Demon Gate, Kel'Thuzad communed with the dark lord, who told him that he must go to Dalaran and steal the Book of Medivh, which went into great detail on demons and their summoning. Medivh, the corrupted Guardian, had inherited millennia of knowledge accumulated by the Kirin Tor, the High Elves, and his predecessors. And, no doubt, through his possession by Sargeras. Tichondrius is a fictional character in the fictional Warcraft universe. ... This is an alphabetical list of the major and minor groups and organizations in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... The Burning Legion is the huge demonic army created by the titan Sargeras in the fictional Warcraft universe. ... Fictional races of the Warcraft Universe: Draenei The Draenei are one of the three primary creatures on Draenor (besides the Orc, and Ogres) They are generally cloaked and once populated the planet heavily, but were slaughtered by the Orcs once they sealed a pact with a demon. ... Warlocks are, among historic Christian traditions, said to be the male equivalent of witches (usually in the pejorative sense of Europes Middle Ages), and were said to ride pitchforks instead of broomsticks. ... Archimonde is a demon lord and warlock who originated from the world of Argus and then The Twisting Nether in the fantasy Warcraft Universe. ... Magna Medivh, typically referred to simply as Medivh, is a fictional character in the Warcraft universe. ...


After Arthas led the attack on Dalaran and killed Antonidas, the book was retrieved, and Kel'Thuzad began the lengthy summoning process, with Arthas defending him from the many attacks of Dalaran and the Kirin Tor. Finally, all was complete, and Archimonde was set loose upon the world. His first act was to promote Tichondrius to leader of the Scourge, rendering Arthas and Kel'Thuzad of little use. However, Kel'Thuzad, confident in the Lich King's grand design, disappeared amidst the chaos of Dalaran's destruction. Antonidas was the leader of the Kirin Tor in the fictional Warcraft Universe. ... In the fictional Warcraft Universe, the Kirin Tor were the ruling body of the magocratic societies of Dalaran, based in the Violet Citadel, before the downfall of the Kingdom of Lordaeron. ... Archimonde is a demon lord and warlock who originated from the world of Argus and then The Twisting Nether in the fantasy Warcraft Universe. ...


Aftermath of the Legion's Defeat

Kel'Thuzad resurfaced as the Legion raked across Lordaeron, and in the aftermath of the invasion, he remained in the Capital as one of the Lich King's lieutenants. Arthas had gone to Kalimdor on Ner'zhul's command, and so only Kel'Thuzad and the banshee Sylvanas Windrunner remained in his stead. But they knew that the Legion was defeated long before the Dreadlords who remained in Lordaeron did. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Locations in the Warcraft Universe. ... ‹ The template below (Vg-in-universe) has been proposed for deletion. ...


Arthas returned in a fury and chased the Dreadlords out of the Capital, and Kel'Thuzad was relieved to see him. With the Legion's generals gone, they turned to the human villagers who were escaping to the mountain passes. Kel'Thuzad thought that perhaps they would be a fitting sacrifice to the Lich King. But as they cut a swath through the human forces, Arthas suffered some violent seizures, and Kel'Thuzad considered recalling their forces. But the King forbade it, and they continued on their macabre mission.


In the aftermath, Arthas received a vision from Ner'zhul, who told him to return to Northrend. Kel'Thuzad immediately prepared for his departure, but they were abruptly ambushed by the Dreadlords, and separated. The Dreadlords unleashed all their forces against Arthas, but Kel'Thuzad found his own way out of the city. As he fled, Kel'Thuzad surmised that only Sylvanas had the position to arrange for this assassination attempt, and knew that until he reached Arthas, he was in grave danger. Map of south-eastern Northrend from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. ...


Kel'Thuzad came upon Arthas in the clutches of Sylvanas and her wicked banshees. She was about to strike when Kel'Thuzad unleashed his forces against her and drove her away. Kel'Thuzad escorted Arthas to the shore, where he had prepared a fleet of ships for his departure.


Arthas asked Kel'Thuzad, as his most loyal servant, to remain in Lordaeron and ensure that his legacy remain. Kel'Thuzad swore on what was left of his life to carry out that mission at all cost. In the battle that would follow between Sylvanas and the Dreadlords, Kel'Thuzad took his forces into hiding, where he would plot his resurfacing into the new powers of the Plaguelands. The Plaguelands are the sections of the continent Azeroth in the Warcraft universe which are still controlled by the Scourge. ...


Currently Kel'Thuzad rules over the scourge forces in Lordaeron from Naxxramas, his personal Necropolis that is located above the undead city of Stratholme. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... For the record label, see Necropolis Records. ... Stratholme is a location set in Blizzard Entertainments video game and book series, Warcraft. ...


Kel'Thuzad in World of Warcraft

Kel'Thuzad is the last of 15 boss encounters in the 40-man instance, Naxxramas. With the release of patch 1.11, a major Scourge invasion took place, and may recur in the future. The regions of Azshara, Tanaris and Winterspring in Kalimdor, and the Blasted Lands, Burning Steppes and Eastern Plaguelands in the Eastern Kingdoms were invaded by Kel'Thuzad's shock troops in an attempt to establish new bases of operation. In addition to this, several new Scourge bosses, only present during the event, appeared in Scholomance, Stratholme, Dire Maul, Shadowfang Keep, the Scarlet Monastery, and Razorfen Downs. While necropolises appeared to threaten the outlying regions and capital cities, the Black Citadel of Naxxramas now drifts over Stratholme in the Eastern Plaguelands.


Interestingly, inside Naxxramas it would appear Kel'Thuzad has a pet cat named "Mr. Bigglesworth", the name is a reference to Austin Powers. The reason the cat is assumed to be Kel'Thuzad's pet is because if one of the players kills it Kel'Thuzad yells "No!!! A curse upon you, interlopers! The armies of the Lich King will hunt you down. You will not escape your fate..." Dr. Evil is a fictional supervillain played by Mike Myers in the Austin Powers film series. ...


Kel'Thuzad's human form can be seen at Old Hillsbrad instance in Caverns of Time. He is in a purple robe and is associated with the Kirin Tor.


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