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|“||Death to the Scourge, and death to the Living!||„|
|~ Grand Apothecary Putress|
Grand Apothecary Putess was a skilled alchemist in the Royal Apothecary Society, a group of alchemists who worked for the Banshee Queen, Sylvanas Windrunner.
He first appeared during the 2nd Scourge Invasion of Orgrimmar, where he worked in the peaceful city of Shattrath to create a cure to the Plague of Undeath. He eventually succeeded in this, and was promoted to Grand Apothecary. Sylvanas eventually gave Putress orders to assist Warchief Thrall in the campaign against the Lich King in Northrend.
During the war, while the Alliance and Horde forces fought against the Lich King's nightmarish creations, Putress secretly plotted against his Queen. With the help of the Banshee Queen's majordomo, Varimathras, the two formed a rebellion against Sylvanas in her own city. The Alliance and Horde forged an uneasy friendship, and charged at the Wrathgate, Angrathar. Led by Highlord Bolvar Fordragon and Dranosh Saurfang, the Alliance and Horde fought bravely against the undead. Bolvar and Dranosh came face to face with the Lich King himself, who began raising his dead soldiers back to life. From a cliff overlooking the battle, Putress and his loyal alchemists prepared their catapults to bomb the battlefield below with canisters filled the a gas which would kill any living, or undead, being. Putress bombed the battle, killing hundreds of soldiers including Bolvar. The Lich King made an escape, but his army was utterly destroyed in the plagued gasses.
King Varien Wrynn, king of the Alliance, did not take the dead of his best friend, Bolvar, lightly, and ordered an attack on the Undercity. Meanwhile, Sylvanas was overthrown by Varimathras and Putress, and was forced to flee to Orgrimmar. Thrall, Sylvanas, and a champion of the Horde assaulted the Undercity and made their way for the throne room where Varimathras resided. The Alliance forces stormed the Undercity from the sewers, attempting the attack Putress in his alchemy lab. Putress's minions were quickly disposed of, and Varien, Jaina Proudmoore, and a champion of the Alliance dueled the Grand Apothecary. It was a long fought battle, and Putress constantly empowered himself with strange potions. Eventually, Putress was killed in the battle and Varien ripped the Grand Apothecary's head from his body.