The Grim Timeline

The Grim Timeline is a collaborative effort between current and former members, allies, enemies, and associates of the guild in making a comprehensive listing of historic interactions, moments, and a general story of The Grim and the Twisting Nether server it resides on.  While the majority of the work will be happening on the guild forums, if any without access are interested in contributing, they may contact Abric through the Twisting Nether Gazette.

 


2005

September

16.  The Necromancer, Maledictus, begins writing what would later become known as the Mandate.  Wishing to see the destruction of the races of the Alliance, The Grim forms under the tenant – Peace Through Annihilation.  The founding members of The Grim become: Ayabba the Forsaken Warlock, Grainger the Butler, Laughingcrow the Tauren Hunter, Pincus the Forsaken Warlock, Snowfeather the Tauren Druid, and four others whose name and deeds have been lost to history.

December

??.  The Nether Council is formed.  A collective of guilds and organizations, the goal of the Council was to consolidate the heroes of the Horde into a unified front for the service of the Warchief Thrall.  The Grim became one of the first standing guilds to back the Nether Council.

2006

January

1.  The Necromancer, Maledictus, leads the Grim to test a strain of the Plague on the King of Stormwind, Varian Wrynn, found to be a captive of the Naga on Alcaz Island in the Dustwallow Marsh.  Later known as the King of Rats, a sizable force of Alliance showed to save their King.  While the Alliance were unsuccessful, The Grim’s success at poisoning the King is still unknown.

September

16. The Binding of the Windseeker is found among the enemies of the Firelord, Ragnaros.  Duranor, a member of Infection, is given the Binding.

October

??.  The Necromancer, Maledictus, goes missing.  Rumors spread of his last location being within the Brill graveyard, digging a grave.

??.  Grainger, the Butler, becomes the second leader of the Mandate.  He becomes known as the Steward.

2007

January

13.  The Grim defeat the Firelord, Ragnaros, with the assistance of many members of the Horde {{ THEGA }}.  Among the remnants of the Firelord, Duranor finds his essence, a component needed to free the Windseeker from his prison.

16.  The Dark Portal reopens.  The Sin’dorei (Blood Elves) join The Horde.

April

29. The General, Duranor, now a member of The Grim, returns to Molten Core seeking the second half of the Windseeker’s prison.  He is successful.

May

5. Through a heavily focused tasking of Grim alchemists and aid of the warrior, Fhenrir, in the acquisition of elementium ore, Duranor is able to gather the materials necessary to free the Windseeker from his prison in the hills of Silithus.  His freedom is short lived, as a combined force of the Horde destroy the mad elemental lord.  With its fall, the General Duranor acquires his blade, Thunderfury. (image)

August

29. Skumm is tasked with the responsibility of coordinating the Grim assaults on the Alliance and their holdings.  He becomes known as the Hand.

November

28Abric is tasked with the responsibility of coordinating the large scale assaults of The Grim against the forces of the Burning Legion and Illidan, the Betrayer.  He becomes known as the Enforcer.

December

??.  Drinn becomes the second Hand of the Mandate.

2008

January

18.  The Grim defeat the Pit Lord, Magtheridon.

February

14. {{ THEGA (The Horde End Game Association) closes it doors. }}

March

17.  The first of Cristok’s Challenge is held.  A formal duel among Horde members, the purpose of the Challenge was to both prepare the heroes of the Horde to fight the forces of the Alliance and as a show of force.

April

??.  Cristok becomes the third and final Hand of the Mandate, responsible for the coordinated attacks on the Alliance and their holdings.  The title, Hand of the Mandate, later becomes synonymous with the Tauren druid.

June

??.  The Grim begin weekly assaults on the fortress of Theramore.  Fabled Order, an Alliance group of Paladins, stand as the main defense for the last living citizens of the kingdom of Lordaeron.

??.  The second of Cristok’s Challenge is held.

??.  Regnanetah, the Archmage, becomes Leader of the Mandate.

July

??. The Grim defeat Lady Vashj, servant of Illidan.

11. The Hand of the Mandate, Cristok, sought the artifact known as the Atlas Scepter. Later known as Cristok’s Claim, many members of the Horde sought the call of the Hand to find the many pieces of the Atlas Scepter across Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.  Before it was fully assembled, the Keeper of the Mandate destroyed the artifact.  It is still unknown to what purpose or motive the Hand had in the Atlas Scepter.

November

13.  The assault on Northrend begins.

2009

January

??.  The third and final Cristok’s Challenge is held.

May

25Syreena becomes the seventh leader of the Mandate.  She becomes known as the Shadowblade. (post)

25. The first Harbingers of the Mandate are recognized.  Muatah, Lascivious, Gurthoira, Kelven, Xarja, Thalevia, Bloodscream, Duranor, Gex, Kiaralansee, Malstrom, Sammuel, Yichimet, Grolish, Guduk, Kharzak, Mohan, Regnanetah, and Skash.

25. Aquizit becomes a Dreadweaver of the Mandate, responsible for the assaults against the minions of the Lich King and Old God Yogg-Saron.

October

11.  A massive assault, later known as The Drums of War, raged across the capitals of the people of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.  Despite the threats from the Lich King in Northrend, the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance finally faced each other in open conflict.  In the end, the Horde was successful in a coordinated attack on the Exodar, Ironforge, Darnassus, and Stormwind – seeing to the defeat of both hero and civilian alike.  Arguably, the Drums of War was the start of the downward spiral of Alliance heroes until the discovery of Pandaria.

2010

April

14. The Shadowblade, Syreena, steps down as leader of Mandate, returning the title to the Enforcer, Abric.

November

??.  Leyujin becomes Wordbearer of the Mandate, replacing Cristok as the one responsible for all coordinated attacks on the Alliance.

December

7.  Deathwing returns to Azeroth.

2011
2012

September

25. The continent of Pandaria is discovered.  Some of the Pandaren tribes join the Horde.

October

26. Greebo becomes the eighth leader of the Mandate.  He becomes known as the Arbiter.