As orcs faced increasingly formidable magestone-powered magics and weapons, some started destroying the magestones they found. While crushing magestones, the orc sorcerer Bloodhawk accidentally inhaled some of the dust that hung in the air and felt his blood burn with magical power. When Bloodhawk shared the secret with his people, the orcs discovered that those without the talent for magic were driven mad by the magestone dust--and even orc sorcerers using it teetered on the brink of insanity. Yet the rush of power that allows them to cast ever more powerful spells is an addiction that has driven Bloodhawk and his Chaos Shamans to follow the cause of those khans who will reward their service with the magestones they consume to sate their unending appetite.