Cenarius, protector of the wilds, fell in battle against Grom Hellscream years ago. The night elves whisper that Cenarius only sleeps, and that one day he will reawaken and join the world again.
According to rumor, Grom sliced off one of Cenarius’s antlers during the battle. A fragment of antler surfaced a year later as the razor-sharp edge of a fearsome battleaxe.
Knotted black wood forms the axe’s haft, and dull gray iron that holds no reflection forms the axe head. Yellow horn the shade of old bone makes up the axe's edge.
The horn axe changes owners frequently. Rumors regularly surface that Illidan the Betrayer seeks the horn axe or another fragment of antler so that he can construct his own axe.