Guldanna the Stormborn was a young child burdened with a cryptic prophesy. The illegitimate child of Grommash, she was cared for her mother Eisen, one of the last of the Ironwolf Clan. Most of their members perished in the fighting to ensure the ships could leave the docks. As she grew, darker portents wore upon the lands and the prophesy that spoke hope gave way to fear – what if she became corrupted or worse turned from her purpose to serve some of the growing threats? Desperate, they found an uncomfortable promise through a controversial warlock, Klass Metalfist. He discreetly claimed to have the means to accelerate her growth without the negative effects they witnessed in the First War – but it would come at a price. Grudgingly they agreed and charged the youngest of their council, Lohn’gosh of the Frostwolves, to be her guardian and mentor. He would be the first to sense any demonic influence or aberration and ensure she was raised with the values the orcs held in high esteem.
The amulet Klass produced was painful but she grew. Her newfound abilities became a challenge for her fiery spirit despite her quick wit and creative (read: unorthodox) approaches. Her temperament suited a warrior’s career despite the council’s wish that she pursue the shaman’s path for her people. She quickly rose among the ranks of the Horde to qualify as a rider and Lohn’gosh made sure she would have his eyes on her. Fenris, a seasoned orc scout and honorable to the old ways swore to guard her from afar, though she rarely needed it.
Guldanna’s amulet became an obsession by Klass Metalfist years later in an effort to amplify his magical prowess and impress the Magram.
For her efforts in fighting Klass and the Centaur, as well as helping cement the Tauren relationship with the Horde, she was promoted to unit commander of the Ironwolf Riders.