Information on the Cameo
Muradin Bronzebeard is a supporting character in Warcraft, debuting in the human campaign of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. He is a dwarf and the close ally, friend and secondary mentor of Arthas Menethil and a playable hero until Arthas finds the cursed sword Frostmourne which will eventually transform him into the Lich King. Muradin advises against taking the sword, but Arthas instead listens to the voice from the sword telling him the opposite, and upon grabbing the blade the ice it was embedded in shatters, a piece hitting and seemingly killing Muradin. Frostmourne then tells Arthas to leave his friend for dead, and the prince, now already subject to the Lich King's corruption, obliges.
Years later both in–universe and in release dates, in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Muradin is discovered to be alive and suffering from amnesia during the campaign in Northrend against the forces of the Lich King. When found, he comes to remember who he is and rejoins the Alliance in active duty. He plays a role during the aerial "Gunship Battle" between Horde and Alliance forces during the final raid on Icecrown Citadel, and as of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Muradin has become one of three co–rulers of Dwarven capital Ironforge following the effective death (petrified in crystal) of his elder brother and previous king Magni Bronzebeard.
– Pure dead possessed, he is; we have to retreat!
- He is the first cameo whose dialogue is addressed directly to a rapper but is expositional instead of supportive.