Thane

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Thane is an honorary title bestowed upon clan leaders, nobility, or royalty in dwarvish and vrykul societies.[citation needed]

Thanes in the Warcraft Universe

In Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, the mountain kings are honorary thanes, although not true kings.

The High Thanes in WoW include King Magni Bronzebeard of the Bronzebeard Dwarves, High Thane Falstad Wildhammer of the Aerie Peak Dwarves, and Emperor Dagran Thaurissan — a descendant of Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan — of the Dark Iron dwarves.

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A thane rules each Wildhammer clan, and the mightiest thane rules Aerie Peak.[1]

Lore

The Mountain Kings, or 'Thanes' as they are known in Khaz Modan, are the mightiest dwarven warriors under the mountain.[2]

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Ironforge dwarves also call mountain kings "thanes," an honorary title that respects the mighty warriors' prowess and strength. This moniker also recalls the day when most, if not all, mountain kings, truly were kings of the mountains, leading the dwarf clans in the deep caves. In modern times, Ironforge has a single king - but many mountain kings are nobles or other honorary personages, the scions of families whose names and deeds echo through the generations.[3]

List of Thanes

Main article: List of aristocracy#Thane/Thaness

References