Halford Morgan fought alongside the Stormwind Militia under Logan Wrynn I during the War for Stormwind's Independence against the Arathorian Empire. Despite the Kingdom of Stormwind's independence from Arathor in 0 K.C., the Red Steppes were not yielded by the Arathorian Empire until several decades after the founding of the kingdom - taken by force by King Daniel Wrynn, Logan's son.

For his service as a General in the Stormwind Militia that liberated the Red Steppes, Daniel Wrynn granted Halford Morgan provincial lordship of the Red Steppes. His family, the House of Morgan, would rule over the Red Steppes for nearly three centuries under the House of Wrynn.