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Chaos orcs are a subrace of red-skinned orcs featured in the Warcraft series. They are mainly affiliated with the Burning Legion, but some are members of the Horde.
Chaos orcs are orcs that drank from Mannoroth's Chaos Well in Ashenvale Forest and became corrupted.They were orcs of the Warsong clan that followed Grom Hellscream's decision to drink from the well to gain power in order to defeat Cenarius and his forces (Shadowleaves, Moonhunters, and Nightblades). By drinking from the well, they were further corrupted with more of Mannoroth's blood, turning red and growing larger.
Chaos orcs also fought under the banner of the Burning Blade during the First War. Some of the orcs who passed through the Dark Portal were driven mad, becoming chaos orcs and joining the Burning Blade.
When adventurers visited the Outland, chaos orcs are seen amongst the ranks of various fel orc clans. They are working with the Burning Legion.
After the Cataclysm, chaos orcs are seen at the Dark Portal camp. They are with the Horde and guard the area, protecting it from any Alliance thieves. The quartermaster is also a chaos orc. This means that some likely rejoined the Horde.
During the events of the Alliance-Horde War, many chaos orcs joined Garrosh and his Dark Shaman organization. They're ultimate fate following Garrosh's defeat is unknown. It is possible some journey with him through the Dark Portal or rejoined the Horde.
Chaos orcs have red skin and red eyes. They are slightly taller than the average orc, but retain many of their physical appearances.
- Some players want the chaos orcs as a playable subrace.