Garrosh is the son of Grom Hellscream
, an old friend to Thrall
. He knew fairly little of his father, other than some stories that told of him being the first to drink the demon blood and fall under the bloodlust. When the Dark Portal
was opened, one of Thrall's visits took him to the ancient home of the Orcs, Nagrand. Here he met Garrosh and began to tell him of the deeds his father did, which included saving all of the Orcs from the bloodlust. Towards the end of the events of The Burning Crusade
, Thrall took Garrosh home to Orgrimmar
, which would end up causing Thrall various troubles down the road. Thrall and Garrosh have very different points of view, where Thrall wants peace with the Alliance
, Garrosh wants them wiped from the face of Azeroth
. Over the events of Wrath of the Lich King, Garrosh has:
- Challenged Thrall for leadership of the Horde, debating whether or not they should invade Northrend
- Caused much separation between the Alliance, including at the conference of how Ulduar should be handled and at the Crusader's Colosseum.
- Has blamed the Alliance for pretty much everything bad in the world.
In the latest expansion, Cataclysm ,
it is revealed that Thrall shall leave the position of Warchief of the Horde to become the new Guardian of Tirisfal to try and mend the world. This leaves Garrosh in charge, which causes drastic changes in Horde politics and in Orgrimmar. Garrosh is challenged to an honour duel by Cairne Bloodhoof
, Chieftain of the Tauren
, but Garrosh's axe is secretly poisoned by one of Cairne's enemies, leading him to easily win and kill the Tauren leader, who was succeeded by his son Baine
. Garrosh soon also falls out with Vol'jin
, leader of the Darkspear Trolls
, who promises Garrosh that he will fire the arrow that pierces his heart. There is also some friction between Garrosh and Sylvanas Windrunner
, leader of the Forsaken Undead
, when the Banshee Queen announces that with the help of the Val'kyr
, she can create new Forsaken and prevent them from slowly dying out. Of the Horde leaders, only Lor'themar Theron
, Regent of the Blood Elves
, does not specifically dislike Garrosh, and the Blood Elves have always had a lukewarm at best friendship with the other races in the Horde.