|Title||King of Khaz Modan,
Lord of Ironforge,
Thane of Ironforge,
High Thane of the Bronzebeard clan,
The Diamond King,
Herald of Azeroth
|Race||Mountain dwarf (Mechanical)|
|Character class||Mountain King, Warrior (WoW)|
|Affiliation(s)||The Titans (Azeroth), Alliance|
|Former affiliation(s)||Kingdom of Ironforge, Bronzebeard clan, Explorers' League, Alliance of Lordaeron|
|Occupation||Khaz Modan, Lord and Thane of Ironforge, High Thane of the Bronzebeard clan, Head of the Senate of Ironforge, Blacksmith (Weaponsmith)|
|Relative(s)||Elder Bronzebeard, Madoran (ancestors), Muradin, Brann (brothers), Moira (daughter), Dagran Thaurissan II (grandson), ("nephew")|
- "I am still the dwarf I was before, but now me purpose transcends any throne or kingdom."
Magni Bronzebeard was the king of the dwarven kingdom of Khaz Modan, Thane of Ironforge and head of the Bronzebeard clan. During the Second War he defended Ironforge from the orcs and joined the Alliance of Lordaeron. He was a founding member of the Explorers' League led by his brother Brann and forged the Ashbringer hoping it would avenge his brother Muradin, who was believed to have fallen before Frostmourne. Magni was turned to diamond during a ritual in the heart of Old Ironforge, sacrificing himself to save Khaz Modan from the Shattering. He was succeeded by the Council of Three Hammers. After years spent immobilized in Old Ironforge, Magni has returned as "the Speaker", the ritual having attuned him to the Titan world-soul of Azeroth itself, and now works with the world's heroes to combat the return of the Burning Legion.
- 1 Biography
- 2 In World of Warcraft
- 3 In the RPG
- 4 Quotes
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Alternate timeline
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Videos
- 9 Patch changes
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The eldest of the three Bronzebeard brothers, Magni was destined to be the king under the mountain. Strong of arm and keen of mind, Magni loved his two brothers above all else in the world. From the time of his youth, Magni the prince was keenly aware of what would be expected of him in the future. This apparently intimidated him and he questioned if he could be the kind of leader Ironforge needed. He even privately wished that his father and brothers would outlive him, and thus their people would have a good king. To look upon the tower of strength and effective leader that King Magni is today, one can scarcely imagine that he was ever a prince full of doubt.
King Magni led the defense of his capital during the Siege of Ironforge in the Second War. Upon the liberation of Ironforge by the forces of the Alliance of Lordaeron he pledged his kingdom's support, his two brothers accompanying the Alliance host. Following the Second War, the rebuilding of Stormwind began. It was evident that travel to and from the north was difficult, as such Magni Bronzebeard had requested Mekkatorque's aid in constructing a faster and easier method of transportation. Gelbin began his work on what would become the Deeprun Tram.
The stoic dwarves of Ironforge spent countless generations mining treasures from deep within the earth. Recently, the dwarves unearthed a series of ruins that held the key to secrets to their ancient heritage. Driven to discover the truth about his people's fabled origins, the great King Magni Bronzebeard ordered that the dwarves shift their industry from mining and engineering to that of archaelogy. Magni helped to create the famed Explorers' Guild of Ironforge, a group utterly devoted to plumbing the secrets of the ancient world and delving out the truth of the dwarves’ fabled existence.
The Third War
During the Third War, Muradin died in Northrend and Magni learned the truth about Muradin and Arthas; that Arthas himself was responsible for Muradin's death. Magni was overcome with grief at the news of Muradin's demise, but he and the youngest brother, , remained steadfast in their desire to continue serving the dwarven people.
After Muradin's apparent death High Inquisitor Fairbanks and Alexandros Mograine visited King Magni. To avenge Muradin, Magni forged the Ashbringer to oppose Frostmourne, Arthas, and the undead. While Magni never took much stock in the belief that Master dwarven blacksmiths could impart emotions into the weapons they create, standing before The Great Anvil, he found himself thinking of how he would not see Muradin again. He thus harnessed all of his rage, fury, the desire for vengeance, and willed them into being with each strike of his hammer. When he was finished, he gave Mograine the finest blade that had ever been crafted by his hand. He also delivered terrible news to the humans; while finishing the sword, he was informed via gryphon rider that Arthas had murdered his father, King Terenas II, and gave his condolences.
For at least part of the Third War, Magni fought alongside Chen Stormstout and declared him to be a friend of Ironforge. Even years later, Chen would leave a lasting impression on the dwarven king.
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The dwarves of Ironforge allowed the gnomes led by Gelbin Mekkatorque to remain in Ironforge, and they were granted a part of the city. Magni also asked Gelbin to participate the Brewfest festival. It is implied that Magni was distrustful of warlocks in his city. At some point, Magni tried to make contact with the Timbermaw tribe of furbolg on behalf of the Alliance.
Brann, Magni's brother and an explorer of some renown and brother of King Magni, went missing for months and King Magni had lost hope that he still lived. Though he remained a wise and strong leader, his pain and sorrow weighed heavily upon him. Many dwarves wondered whether the kingdom would ever see another Bronzebeard sitting on the throne of Ironforge. Though Brann eventually reappeared, having survived his venture into Ahn'Qiraj, he managed to misplace himself again within Northrend--much to Magni's dismay and a series of agonized groans from the Explorers' League.
Upon the death of , his wife pleaded the king to honor her late husband. Magni had a memorial built for the deceased warrior. King Magni also authorized to deal with the troll problem in Dun Morogh.
Against the Dark Irons
When King Magni's only child, Moira Bronzebeard, went missing, he sent the adventurers of the Alliance to find her escort, Kharan Mighthammer. When Magni learned that Moira had been captured by the Dark Iron clan and was being held under a magical spell, he sent a team to assassinate the Dark Iron Emperor Dagran Thaurissan and rescue Moira. After dispatching the emperor, though, the adventurers were shocked to discover that Moira refused to return to Ironforge, having fallen in love with Emperor Thaurissan and conceived a child by him. Moira told her would-be rescuers to inform her father that her child would be both a dark iron dwarf and heir to the Kingdom of Ironforge; Magni was stunned by the revelation, remarking that even in death Thaurissan had won. The dwarf Rom later swore an oath to Magni himself, pledging to investigate the dark unrest in Grim Batol.
After the Outland campaign, Magni sent to Menethil Harbor to meet a ship and its passengers from Theramore and to deliver them to Ironforge. Magni had diplomatically approached Stormwind for assistance against the ever increasing Dark Iron threat, citing their destruction and control of Thandol Span. Much to his frustration, his pleas fell on deaf ears. While Highlord Bolvar Fordragon concurred with the dwarven king, Lady Katrana Prestor--adviser to the recently returned King Varian Wrynn--accused Magni of trying to involve Stormwind in the dwarves' personal war and refused to send reinforcements. Luckily, Jaina Proudmoore had already informed Magni of the appearance of Lo'Gosh, who was also thought to be the real King Varian Wrynn.
Lo'Gosh and his companions attacked the Dark Iron Dwarves, with Magni and his team later later joining the attack. Together they defeated the Dark Iron that had controlled Thandol Span. Magni then brought Lo'Gosh and his companions to Ironforge and told them about the disappearance of Marshal Windsor. He revealed that he had been in contact with Bolvar through a Scrying Glass and discussed the matter of Windsor and the Black Dragons. He was present when Lo'Gosh decided to go to the Blackrock Depths in search of the missing Windsor. Magni promised them to watch over the fel-tainted Valeera Sanguinar and granted her a sanctuary in Ironforge.
War against the Lich King
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When the Lich King awoke, he sent his Scourge into all corners of Azeroth. During the Scourge invasion on the capital cities, Magni sent troops of fliers to Stormwind. To defeat the Plague of Undeath and necropolises, members of the Church of the Holy Light traveled to Shattrath and created an artifact of the Naaru's Light. Adventurers of the Alliance delivered it to Magni to defend Ironforge. Taking up the artifact, Magni swore that he would find Muradin. When word reached him that Muradin had survived, he immediately traveled to the frost dwarf stronghold of Frosthold in the Storm Peaks where he was overjoyed to find that their new king, Yorg Stormheart, was in fact an amnesiac Muradin. Along with Brann, the pair helped their brother recover his lost memories. Magni returned to Ironforge while Muradin remained to battle against the Lich King.
When Chen Stormstout's niece Li Li and his old friend Strongbo traveled to Ironforge during Brewfest, Magni recalled his earlier battles alongside Chen and declared the pair as friends of the kingdom, as well as providing them a goblin zeppelin to Kalimdor.
When the Emerald Nightmare invaded the mortal realm in the form of a magical mist and trapped Azeroth's sleeping denizens in their nightmares, Magni became one of its victims. Magni dreamed that he led a team through Blackrock Depths to rescue Moira and slay Dagran Thaurissan. While he accepted that Moira's child would be born, he would not allow a son of Dagran Thaurissan to inherit the throne of Ironforge and would instead banish him forever from the kingdom. Upon hearing this, Moira stabbed Magni to death. Moira revealed that her half dark iron son was only meant to watch over the throne until her new baby is born: a child of Ragnaros himself.
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During the exploration of Ulduar, the dwarves found a set of mystical tablets created by the Titans. Brann informed King Magni about it. Magni called for a meeting in Stormwind City and informed the other Alliance leaders about the tablets, believing they could help. During the Elemental Invasion, Magni protected the Commons of Ironforge from the Elements. He also assisted Alliance adventurers against Crown Princess Theradras and Grand Ambassador Flamelash.
When freak natural disasters began rocking much of Azeroth just prior to the Cataclysm, the dwarven lands were not spared from the calamitous upheavals. A series of violent quakes tore through areas surrounding Ironforge, reducing settlements to rubble and taking the lives of many innocent dwarves in the process. Anduin Wrynn was under the guardianship of Magni at the time. Magni instructed a female dwarf Aerin to be Anduin's guard and trainer. Aerin explained to Anduin that Magni never wanted a daughter, but Moira was a female and when she was kidnapped, Magni took it very hard. Ever since, Magni changed his beliefs about the capabilities of the female sex and because of this, Aerin and some other qualified women were promoted into the Elite Guard. After Aerin's death, Magni called Anduin to his chamber, where he gave him the mace Fearbreaker which "liked" Anduin. Magni knew and liked Anduin since he was little and he allowed him to call him uncle.
The next day, with the tablet in Ironforge brought earlier by the adventurers, King Magni sought answers to the troubling state of the world, he selflessly underwent a mystic titan ritual to commune with the earth by activating the Ulduar tablet. Magni, Anduin, Advisor Belgrum, High Priest Rohan, Muninn Magellas, and Reyna Stonebranch ventured into the heart of the earth, Old Ironforge, where the ritual would be taking place. First, Belgrum read out the majority of the tablet's words, which had been transcribed on a scroll, then Magni drank a potion and spoke the words to activate the ritual in the earthen's language:
And here are the why and the how, to again become one with the mountain. For behold, we are the earthen, of the land, and its soul is ours, its pain is ours, its heartbeat is ours. We sing its song and weep for its beauty. For who would not wish to return home? That is the why, O children of the earth.
Here is the how. Go you to the heart of the earth. Find you these herbs three: mountain silversage, black lotus, and ghost mushroom. With a finger's pinch of the soil that nourished them, consume the draft. Speak these words with true intent, and the mountain shall reply. And so it shall be that you shall become as you once were. You shall return home, and you shall become one with the mountain.
"Within me is the earth itself. We are one. I am of it and it of me. I listen for the mountain's reply."
Subsequently he heard hundreds of voices. Though he initially thought his plan was working, the tablet turned out to be far more literal than any of the translators had realized. The ritual was actually a process for Earthen to once again become part of the very material they had been crafted from by the titans: the very crust of Azeroth. Magni was instead turned into diamond, his statue-like form fused into the diamond heart of Ironforge itself before the stunned onlookers. Magni's funeral service was held shortly thereafter, attended by leaders and representatives of the Alliance, goblins, and even the Horde (a tauren and a sin'dorei who were known to be moderate individuals) as a token of Warchief Thrall's respect.
Compounding this tragedy, Magni's estranged daughter Moira returned to claim her father's throne for herself and for her infant dark iron son. In an effort to prevent further political turmoil, the Council of Three Hammers was established to succeed Magni.
One with the earth
When Thrall's essence raced headlong through the leagues and leagues of earth that unfurled around him during his meditation he moved beneath the Eastern Kingdoms. There a presence stirred in the mountains of Khaz Modan. The spirit there was strong, but it was not an elemental. It was, strangely, like Thrall: a mortal who had transcended the bounds of flesh. The unknown being patrolled the ancient earth of the region as if it was keeping a silent vigil over the land. It spoke in a dwarven accent that echoed across Azeroth. "For behold, we are earthen, o' the land, and its soul is ours, its pain is ours, its heartbeat is ours..."
Four years after his petrification, Moira was asked by Muradin and some of the priests to talk to Magni, as she often did when times were trying, in the hopes that it would wake him up. She however felt that it was a fool's errand, still believing that Magni would still not have approved of her ruling, but did so to keep up appearances. However, to the vast surprise of Moira and Advisor Belgrum, Magni awoke with a mighty crash as a living statue made of diamond. With a voice like a mountainslide, he told Moira and Belgrum that he now spoke for the land and was a part of Azeroth itself. Muradin and Falstad also came down to see him.
While the Council of Three Hammers waited for Magni and discussed what the king's return would mean for the political stability of Ironforge upstairs at the High Seat, Magni was taking the time to walk once again through his city, including stopping at the The Great Anvil, seeing the gryphons at the gryphon roost, and kneeling in the pool of the Mystic Ward. By all laws under the mountain, as long as the rightful ruler was alive, the city belonged to him, but Moira and Falstad knew that the Dark Irons and the Wildhammers would never kneel to a Bronzebeard king. However, Magni, having just returned to the throne room, replied that he had not come to reclaim his crown. No longer a king but a servant of Azeroth, he delivered a dire warning about the Burning Legion's return to the three, and that they had to prepare their people—all their people—for what was coming. He also proclaimed that he had to leave immediately to warn the rest of the Alliance.
As he prepared to depart Ironforge, Magni requested a moment to speak with Moira outside the gates, and was a little surprised when Moira agreed to it. He explained that he had actually watched her over the past four years grow into a leader he couldn't be prouder of, and that he had failed her as a father. He reflected how he had come back to life and the clans were living together once again, then perhaps the two of them could also be a family again. He hoped she would give him another chance, but wanted to give her time to think about it before she gave him an answer. Belgrum would later send word to Brann about Magni's awakening.
The Legion returns
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Magni journeyed north to Ulduar. Within the Celestial Planetarium, he revealed to Brann and Khadgar the truth about Azeroth: that the planet itself was a titan, and she had named him her speaker. Magni revealed that when the world was young, after the imprisonment of the Old Gods, the Keepers used the Pillars of Creation to shape the world. Eventually, the Pillars of Creation found their way into mortal hands, and now they were needed to close the Legion's portal at the Tomb of Sargeras. Knowledge of the Pillars was entrusted to the Guardian of Tirisfal, prompting Khadgar to go investigate the Guardian's Library in Karazhan. Afterward, Brann asked Magni what he was going to do next, wondering if he would return to Ironforge. Magni replied that Azeroth has other duties for him, but he'd be happy to talk with Brann for a while.
In World of Warcraft
- Advisor Belgrum says: This was my fault, my lord. I should've done more research on those tablets...
During Children's Week, Randis wants to see the petrified Magni.
In the RPG
He was one of the heroes during the Second War, often directly leading his people into battle. During the fall of the Kingdom of Lordaeron, his middle brother, Muradin, was reportedly slain in Northrend. Prince Arthas Menethil sent a letter to Magni stating that Muradin was slain by undead, but thanks to his sacrifice Arthas was able to obtain Frostmourne and would be returning to Lordaeron shortly. The letter also indicated that Muradin's body would be returned, though this never happened.
- For Khaz'Modan!
- Feel the fury of the mountain!
- Strength, honor. I see them in you. Why have you come?
- What brings you to Ironforge?
- How can the dwarves help you?
- What do you seek within the mountain?
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft trailer
- "Me brothers say I spend too much time in the forge. They think it ain't befitting a king. Hah! Ye don't forge legendary weapons like mine while sitting on a throne. The lands of Khaz Modan are mine, and when I bring the pain, lads, it's HAMMER TIME!"
Magni forging a weapon in his Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft character trailer.
Magni in his Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft character trailer.
- As of , Magni is one of the four surviving Alliance rulers from the Second War, the others being Kurdran Wildhammer, Gelbin Mekkatorque, and Genn Greymane; King Terenas of Lordaeron, King Thoras Trollbane of Stromgarde, Admiral Proudmoore of Kul Tiras, Lord Perenolde of Alterac, Antonidas of Dalaran, King Anasterian Sunstrider of Quel'Thalas and King Varian Wrynn of Stormwind, have all died (all murdered with the exception of Perenolde, who died in prison.) in the interim.
- Magni and Thoras have since returned, albeit as a living crystal statue and a Death Knight respectively. Both have left the leadership of their respective kingdoms.
- can be fished from the Dalaran fountain. It bears a wish from when he was younger: "I hope that my father and brothers outlive me. I'll not make much of a king."
- King Magni was depicted with green eyes in The Comic.
- Memory of Magni is a ship located in Lunarfall.
- Hulfdan Blackbeard calls him "Stinkbeard".
- "By Magni's beard!" is a common dwarven expression.
- Magni is voiced by Carlos Larkin.
- In Norse mythology, Magni is one of Thor's two sons, and one of the few gods who will survive Ragnarök. Along with his brother, Módi, he will wield his father's legendary hammer Mjölnir after Ragnarök.
- Magni was known as the "king under the mountain". In Tolkien's Middle-earth, the dwarven rulers of the lonely mountain of Erebor used the same title.
- On the Azeroth's Fortune mini-game page of the Cataclysm homepage, one fortune speaks of Magni activating the tablet: "When the winds scream and the stones shudder, the mountain king shall look to the earth for reasons why. He shall taste the soil beneath his feet and ask its advice in a tongue no longer his own. In reply, he shall be made one with his past and transformed into a paragon among mere stone."
- Magni is featured in DC Unlimited's World of Warcraft: Series 6 action figure set.
- In Heroes of the Storm, Muradin has a skin called "Magni Muradin".
- Magni is the alternate hero (player character) for the warrior class in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and the first alternate hero to be revealed. His flavor text reads: "Lord of Ironforge, King of Khaz Modan. Grand Explorer. Moira's Dad. Most Huggable Leader."
- Purchasing Magni also unlocks the Magni card back. The flavor text reads: "As the eldest of the three Bronzebeard brothers, Magni always got the coolest toys. He always shared, though!"
- At the presentation of World of Warcraft: Legion at Gamescom 2015 during the showcase of Artifact weapons, the description of the "master" variation of the Ashbringer called "Purified Ashbringer" states that Magni forged the blade and that he can reforge it to make it stronger than ever, hinting at his return during the expansion.
- An unused NPC representing Magni Bronzebeard as a normal dwarf is situated in the same ID range as other legendary warriors presumably meant to appear in Skyhold. This means that the idea of Magni waking up might have been a late addition to Legion's development cycle.
Magni's appearance prior to patch 4.0.1.
Magni in the TCG, by Andrew Robinson.
Magni in the TCG, by James Ryman.
Magni Bronzebeard by Wei Wang.
Magni by Samwise.
Magni Muradin in Heroes of the Storm.
- The only place where this is visible is in Frosthold during .
- The only place where this is visible is in Frosthold during .
- Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Readded to the game in his petrified state with the unlock of Old Ironforge.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Replaced as faction leader by the Council of Three Hammers.
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): New armor and weapons.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Updated for level 80.
- Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Updated for level 70.
- Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-22): Racial "Leaders" have been strengthened, and are now worth slightly less honor.
- ^ Ultimate Visual Guide, pg. 80
- ^ TCG Worldbreaker/4
- ^ a b c d
- ^ a b c d Story - Magni Bronzebeard
- ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Game Manual, 173.
- ^ Tides of Darkness, 335
- ^ WoW -> Info -> Basics -> Public Transportation. Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 2010-02-20.
- ^ World of Warcraft Battle Chest Guide, page 145.
- ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Game Manual, 170.
- ^ a b Death is Contagious
- ^ a b Pearl of Pandaria
- ^ World of Warcraft: Game Manual, pg. 173
- ^ A King's Tribute quest chain
- ^ The Shattering, chapter 11
- ^ Night of the Dragon, chapter 1
- ^ The Return
- ^ Through the Mirror Darkly
- ^ Last of the Line
- ^ Descent
- ^ Repercussions
- ^ Warcraft: Legends Volume 5, Nightmares
- ^ The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, pg 132, 142, 144
- ^ Charge of the Aspects
- ^ Advisor Belgrum gossip text
- ^ Fault Lines
- ^ Alliance Player's Guide, 167
- ^ Lands of Conflict, 75
- ^ Lands of Conflict, pg. 11
- ^ Muradin - Heroes of the Storm
- ^ Heroes Emerge: New Hearthstone Heroes Are Coming!
- ^ Image of the Artifact reforging UI for retribution Paladins
- ^ Micky Neilson on Twitter
Lord of Ironforge and King of Khaz Modan
High Thane of the Bronzebeard clan