Felora sat beside the embers of the fire in Stonard’s modest inn, surrounded by several piles of books, scrolls and loose paper. She rubbed absently at the broken end of her horn as she rifled through another stack of papers covered in Orcish runes and Zandali.
And this was just what they had remembered to write down.
The tauren sighed a bit. Since returning to Azeroth after many months spent in the Emerald Dream, everything had been a bit blurred. And then the chieftain had asked her to step in and gather together as much of the clan’s lore as she could. A tauren, acting as lorekeeper for an orcish clan?
Felora was determined to ensure that the Grin could follow their every move back to the very day that Gorfrunch had led a band of rebels away from Taugrek’s Stand in the aftermath of the Third War. She tugged open another book, the spine creaking with age and wear. Ashenrock ducked through the entrance to the room and wordlessly handed her a mug of tea before turning to go upstairs. Felora sipped at the warm drink before turning a few more pages. She took a moment to read over the contents and make a few notes for herself in the margins in Taurahe. She hoped that their next lorekeeper had a gift with languages.
The Blacktooth Grin has existed in some form since 2006, and in that time has managed to inspire its members to write several hundred thousand words in character stories and collaborative roleplay, including RP-PvP campaigns lasting months at a time.
For those interested in the collected history of the Blacktooth Grin, look no further; here you will find a chronological repository of Grin lore, including stories written by members, campaign stories written by multiple people, profiles of lore characters, and more.
Between 2007 – 2008, the Grin organized two massive RP-PvP campaigns that lasted several weeks each and involved multiple guilds on The Venture Co., as well as an ongoing storyline posted on the realm forums. Transcripts of those storylines have been lightly edited for clarity and can be found below.
Shadows Over Khaz Modan – In an effort to expand their territory and return Azeroth to all out war, the Grin attacked the dwarves in the Eastern Kingdoms in a series of battles which culminated on an assault on Ironforge.
The Fall of Legends – The Grin goes on another bloody rampage – this time through the Dark Portal and into Outland. In the final battles, old legends die and new ones are born.
Stories written by Blacktooth Grin members, organized alphabetically by author.
Violet Dreams (2007) – Felora has an unpleasant encounter with the Emerald Dream.
Facing Taerar (2008) – Faquarl is marked by the Emerald Nightmare.
Nightmare in Arathi (2008) – Felora is kidnapped by the Keepers of Stromgarde.
Fall of a Legend (2008) – Faquarl is killed at the close of the campaign in Outland, and Felora’s world comes apart.
Grasping at Faith (2008) – Ashenrock is unsure of his new position as Warchief of the Grin.
Redemption (2008) – Felora accompanies Ashenrock to Northrend in an attempt to save his brother from the Lich King.
Sleepwalker’s Dream (2014) – Felora contemplates a strange gift from the Earthmother.
Binding of the Dreadsteed (2020) – A tale spun by Rainn Farred, of her experience with one of the dreadsteeds of Xoroth. A submission for Felora’s fireside story contest in January.
Unida’kin (2020) – A folktale by Sev’kin, another submission for Felora’s fireside story contest in January.
The Defense of Splintertree Post (2008) – A traditional lok’tra, or orcish song of battle.
Revenge at Ironforge (2008) – During his time as Warchief, Yagyu reminisces about the close of the campaign in Khaz Modan.