And thus, we begin Lich Week! Notoriously hard to kill permanently, liches make an ideal dungeon or raid boss.
"I am the hand of the Lich King!"
Amnennar the Coldbringer
was a lich in the service of the Lich King, and the highest ranking member of the Scourge in Kalimdor. He participated in the Battle of Mount Hyjal, fighting alongside the Burning Legion, however he quickly fled the battlefield following the death of the Legion's commander, Archimonde
The Lich King instructed Amnennar to established a Scourge presence on Kalimdor, and left the details to the lich. Amnennar ultimately chose to work with the quillboars. To that end, he established the Death's Head cult, similar in function to the Cult of the Damned of Lordaeron, except with a stronger focus on zombie pigmen. He also unleashed his powerful abomination, Tartek the Enraged, on the quillboar of Razorfen Downs for good measure. Sadly, Tartek was destroyed in the process, but he provided Amnennar with several thousand quillboar corpses, and enough leftover material to build a new abomination, Glutton
, from his remains.
With the quillboar of Razorfen Kraul allied with him and his Death's Head cult, and Razorfen Downs serving has his new base of operations, he was well positioned to strike at Horde or Alliance holdings in Kalimdor, when the time came. Sadly for him, it never did. While he defeated initial efforts by the Horde to survey his forces, and even turned the orc shaman, Mordresh Fire Eye
into an undead servant, later groups of heavily armed adventurers succeed in storming Razorfen Downs and defeating him.
Of course, being a lich, defeat was temporary and Amnennar's spirit merely returned to his phylactery. His Death's Head cult busied themselves preparing to speed the reformation of his physical form, however more adventurers, with the aid of the red dragon, Koristrasza
arrived just in time witness the completion of the ritual. Amnennar was defeated once again, and Koristrasza claimed Amnennar's phylactery, with plans on finding a way to destroy it.