Lava Guard Gordoth is a boss in Ragefire Chasm, driven insane by the Dark Shaman's experiments.
Hubris drove the brilliant shaman Gordoth to act as a living conduit for energies pulled from the Firelands. He and his allies had hoped to mimic the creation of elemental ascendants in the Twilight's Hammer cult. Instead, the explosive influx of power drove Gordoth insane and mutated his body into a hideous form.
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