Name: Nok'ranosh Heartfury
Age: Reached thirty-three prior to his death and resurrection.
Class: Death knight
Personality: Nok'ranosh is head-strong and hot-blooded, but a good leader of others similar to himself. He can control the pack, so to speak.
Likes/Dislikes: Prior to his resurrection, Nok'ranosh hated the humans of Lordaeron with a passion; now, he feels nothing but disgust for all living creatures. The Forsaken, on the other hand, have interested him lately, with them being similar to himself.
Appearance: The Scourge's corruption has made visible marks on Nok'ranosh's appearance, the right side of his face being completely decayed. Part of his cranium – including the empty right eyesocket – is visible. His skin is a grayish green, and because of his runeblade his remaining eye glows a faint blue.
Strengths/Weaknesses: Nok'ranosh's strength was well known among his brethren, and was recognized during his service as a death knight. He himself considers his resolve his greatest ability; once he has started a task, he will go to hell and back to finish it. Much like his race once was, Nok'ranosh hungers for battle and will eagerly enter combat if he can find it. He is careless in combat, believing that his blood can undo any damage he receives.
History: Nok'ranosh was one of the few orcs that betrayed Thrall, and did not cross the ocean to Kalimdor. Instead, he and a few others chose to remain in Lordaeron, and built themselves a home in the Tirisfal Glades not far from the Solliden farmstead. With Nok'ranosh as their self-proclaimed and unquestioned leader, they dubbed this residence of theirs ”Nok'ranor” and from it they organized several successful attacks on both Solliden and the nearby mills owned by the Agamand family.
When the Plague struck, things changed. One by one, Nok'ranosh and his followers were forced to kill their comrades as they were overwhelmed by ghouls and the like – horrifying creatures Nok'ranosh had never seen before. In the end, only Nok'ranosh remained standing, with his brethren and over three dozen ghouls dead around them. He remained in Nok'ranor for a passage of time unknown to him, eating only what little they had managed to pillage from the farms nearby. This would lead to his demise. Unbeknownst to him, the bread he devoured was infected with the same disease that had created the attacking ghouls; the Plague of Undeath. As the disease grabbed hold of him, he could feel his body deteriorate and his mind rot. He was struck with the thought that he would end his days as one of the mindless that had attacked them. He crawled up inside one of their huts and waited for an inevitable, painful death.
Or so he thought. A death knight of the Scourge, whose name until this day is still unknown to Nok'ranosh, came to Nok'ranor. The orc, having all of his senses practically taken away, did not notice his visitor until it stood right behind him. ”You slayed these, orc? A warrior of your capability... the Lich King could have use of you.” The death knight brought Nok'ranosh to Naxxramas, where he was resurrected as one of their kind.
Like the Forsaken and Sylvanas, Nok'ranosh regained control of himself when the Lich King was weakened. He fought his way out of Naxxramas' military quarter, and used the necropolis' teleportation magic to leave Naxxramas and enter the Plaguewood. The escape had exhausted him greatly and he was barely able to move. Slowly, his memories returned to him, and he was able to use his hiding skills to avoid being spotted by the Scourge. Slowly, he traveled westward, to - as he had heard - the claimed capital of Lordaeron by others like himself.
In Tirisfal, Nok'ranosh met the first survivor of his kin; an orc from the new homeland across the sea, Durotar. The orc, however, did not greet Nok'ranosh with open arms. Instead he screamed in disgust and began to attack him. Nok'ranosh, at first unable to act at this sudden outburst, fled off in the distance, now filled with a hatred for his own kin. He now lives in Nok'ranor, seeking whatever battle he can find.