Garrosh grew up on Draenor in the shadow of his father, the great warrior Grommash Hellscream. Chieftain of the Warsong clan, Grom was the first orc leader to drink the blood of Mannoroth, subjugating the orcs to the Legion’s will. Before this event, Garrosh was among several orcs who had become ill with the red pox. They had been quarantined far away in Nagrand, allowing them to escape the demonic corruption. The younger Hellscream was ashamed of his father for many years until he met Thralland learned of Grom’s heroic redemption. Garrosh has since embraced his potential as a strong leader, most notably in Northrend, where he directed the Horde advance through the Borean Tundra and won the hearts of his people. Uncompromising and fiercely proud, Garrosh intends to restore the orcs’ glory by any means necessary.
While presiding over the renewed war against the Alliance, Garrosh's increasingly brutal reign has evoked direly strained relations within the Horde itself. Garrosh's ultimate fate will be explored as the war on Pandaria reaches its climax, where he will find himself dealing with both his hated enemy and an uprising within his own ranks.