Kil'jaeden created the Lich King from the spirit of the orcish shaman Ner'zhul to raise an undead army to conquer Azeroth for the Burning Legion. With the destruction of Frostmourne and the death of Arthas, Bolvar Fordragon took the powers of the Lich King within himself, imprisoning the master of the Scourge within the Frozen Throne once more. When Ner'zhul attempted to escape Draenor , he was immediately apprehended by the demon lord Kil'jaeden, who enacted the blood pact that Ner'zhul had sworn many years earlier. Kil'jaeden ravaged and destroyed his body, but kept his spirit alive and encased it in a block of ice from the Twisting Nether. Kil'jaeden granted him increased power, including that over death itself. Ner'zhul ceased to exist, and the Lich King was created. Here, he would begin the formation of the Undead Scourge and in the process weaken the world in preparation for the Burning Legion.
The Lich King
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The majority of the expansion content takes place in Northrend and centers around the plans of the Lich King. No additional playable races have been added, though many new NPC races were featured. Opt-ins for the public beta began on July 3rd, ; the beta began on July 17th. On October 10th, Blizzard announced that Wrath of the Lich King had gone gold and discs were being manufactured for sale;  the game itself was released to the public on November 13, For years, the heroes of the Alliance and Horde have fought against the evils in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms, against the demons of the Burning Legion in Outland, and against each other - all the while unaware that a threat more dangerous than any they had yet encountered was preparing to make its move in the icy continent of Northrend.
The Story So Far (Wrath of the Lich King)
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It launched on November 13, and sold 2. The game added a substantial amount of new content into the game world, including the new continent of Northrend, home of the eponymous Lich King and his undead minions. In order to advance through Northrend, players are required to reach at least level 68 and the level cap for the expansion is The first hero class was introduced, the Death Knight, that starts at level The first expansion pack, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade , raised the maximum level from 60 to 70 and the Wrath of the Lich King raised the level cap from 70 to