|The Legend of Grakkor|
|Starting Location||-10587, -8617, 2757 in Martok (-20, 13)|
|Offered By||Warseer Joonta|
|Quest Series||Veenax Garrison Adventuring Timeline|
|Previous||The Final Journey|
|Next||The Essence of Flame|
|Free to Play||yes|
- Read the Stone of the Usurper
- Read the Stone of the Massacre
- Read the Stone of the Hero
- Prove Your Knowledge
Read the three tables about Grakkor within the Fanx Caverns, and then speak with Warseer Fezzik.
Long ago, there were many tribes of orcs and goblins on the continent of Kojan. A great upheaval struck Telon and destroyed much of Kojan, leaving only a few islands of survivors. Before the upheaval, all the tribes were in constant war to win the favor of Ghalnn the Souldrinker and possess his terrestrial avatar, the greataxe Harvester.
For centuries after the cataclysm the tribes invaded each other's lands, trading control of Harvester. Eventually only two tribes remained: the Martok and the Gulgrethor.
Like all tribe leaders before him, Karujin of the Gulgrethor believed he was the chosen one to possess Harvester. Jarujin's first invasion of Martok was a complete failure. Gwarn and the Martok champions destroyed half his force and sent him back to Gulgrethor defeated.
Karujin rebuilt his forces and started making plans for a second invasion. But losing the first war undermined the tribe's confidence in his ability to lead. Several warlords planned to assassinate Karujin and take over Gulgrethor.
Before this rebellion was achieved, legend says Karujin awoke from a particularly sleepless night with a power and presence some Gulgrethor wrongly believe to be the manifestation of Ghalnn. Infused with this new mastery, Karujin slew the dissenters and rallied his army for a second invasion. The second invastion was different from the first; it was an ambush. Many Martok sages detected deceitful and treacherous magic cast that day, all unknown to any goblin mage and all the tactics condemmned by Ghalnn.
Karujin's forces savagely stormed the lands of Martok, killing all in their path. Using deceitful tactics and unnartural magics, Karujin took martk by surprise. Gwarn was barely aware of the ambush by the time Karujin stormed the fortress gates.
Gwarn gathered a few guards to make their stand against the Gulgrethor force. Grakkor was the youngest son of Warchief Gwarn and was one year from his age of ascension. Gwarn forbade him to join, forcing him to stay behind in safety.
Gwarn and his sons stormed the fortress courtyard. Wielding Harvester in his charge, Gwan cleaved a half dozen Gulgrethor with each swing. But the Gulgrethor were too many, and bolstered by unnatural mgic they proved to be too strong.
The might Gwarn fell to the horde. One by one, each son picked up Harvester until each was overcome by the massive army. Karujin stood over the last son, placed his boot onto the chest of the young orc., and pulled Harvester from his death grip.
Grakkor watched the horrific slaughter from the window of the highest tower in the inner keep. Realizing that there was nothing he could do now, he led his family though the secret tunnels of the fortress to seek refuge in the dangerous enchanted forests.
The few Martok survivors that escaped the chaos were scattered throughout the island, most of them alone and unprotected. Knowing that none of them would survive on their own, Grakkor realized now his purpose; to rebuild his once great society.
Grakkor set out for the highest peak to the north to light a beacon where the lost Martok could gather. To reach the peak, he would have to venture through the most dangerous caves known: the Fanx Caverns. The caves were filled with many beasts that most Martok had never seen. Each were ready to make him their next meal.
Grakkor summoned the courage to charge each room with such ferocity that when he reached the exit not a single beast remained alive.
Grakkor climed the summit and lit the largest fire he could, but it would not be bright enough. Grakkor descended back into the cave where he gathered from every beast anything that he could burn. Takin the various creature parts, he tied them up in some cloth and threw them into the fire.
From all around the island, the brightest beam of light ever seen shot though the think Martok night. Instinctually, the remaining Martok survivors headed to the beacon until everyone was reunited.
The one quest everyone wanted to know the answer to was who lit the beacon. A small party was formed to climb to the top and find any evidence of who the hearo was that saved them. When the party reached the charred site of the beacon, there lie Grakkor, dead at the edge of the fire with his sword still clutched in his hand. The hero had been found.
So important was Grakkor's sacrifice that the Martok trials of ascension were changed to mimic his heroic fight and held the same caves even today.
Name of Axe: Harvester
Orc leader who used deceitful magic: Karujin
Who was Gwarn's yougest son: Grakkor
Surprise question, hotshot: There was nothing mentioned about that in the Stories.
When you are ready, talk to him and tell him you are ready to face the peril.