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15FROSTMOURNE (WORLD OF WARCRAFT)

Frostmourne in Lich King

A notorious sword with terrible power. In the World of Warcraft games and world, the spirit of the orc shaman and warchief Ner’zhul was cursed and remade into the Lich King. The Lich King was entombed in a mound of throne-shaped ice from which he would telepathically command the

Scourge in a campaign to conquer the realm of Azeroth.

Also thrusting from the Frozen Throne was the two-handed runeblade Frostmourne, which contained a portion of the Lich King’s spirit and power. The Lich King hoped that one day a warrior powerful and desperate or ambitious enough to take the sword would do so and become his embodied agent. He got his wish in the form of Prince Arthas Menethil. Desperate to save his homeland of Lordaeron, Arthas took Frostmourne. But through the Lich King’s influence, Arthas only brought death and destruction back to his homeland, converting much of his army and people into Scourge.

Frostmourne killed and absorbed many souls while Arthas wielded it. And what good would a cursed, soul sucking sword be without a foreboding inscription? "Whomsoever takes up this blade shall wield power eternal. Just as the blade rends flesh, so must power scar the spirit."

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