Wolvar

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Wolvar
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High-Shaman Rakjak
Faction/Affiliation

Independent, Frenzyheart Tribe

Character classes
Racial leader(s)

Various chieftains

Homeworld
Area(s)

The wolvar are a primitive race of small, wolverine-like humanoids who inhabit the frozen continent of Northrend, and their tribes can be found in the Howling Fjord, Dragonblight, Zul'Drak and Sholazar Basin. Despite their smaller stature, the wolvar are some of the most aggressive creatures in Northrend. This often makes their curious nature intimidating.[1] Brann Bronzebeard believes they may be derived from a badger Ancient of some kind, but cannot confirm it due to the Tribunal of Ages entry being corrupted.[2]

The perhaps most famous wolvar tribe is the Frenzyheart Tribe, who have settled in Sholazar Basin due to being driven from their lands by the undead Scourge. Unlike most other tribes, who tend to be territorial and hostile to outsiders, the Frenzyheart are willing to work with adventurers of the Alliance and Horde in the fight against their mortal enemies, the collection of gorloc tribes known only as the Oracles.

The wolvar are derogatorily referred to as puppy-men by the gorlocs.

Culture

A shoveltusk shrine on Cauldros Isle, home to the Howling tribe.

The wolvar are generally hostile to other races and are fierce fighters that do not hesitate to defend their territory. Each tribe has its own independent leader and goals, but they are sometimes capable of diplomatic relationships with outsiders. Most wolvar shun arcane magic and instead focus on being warriors, hunters or shaman,[3] and though they may appear primitive at first glance, the tribal leaders of the wolvar are often very powerful in the latter discipline.[4]

Customs

  • The fierce wolvar hunt the ill-tempered rhinos for their horns, which are then carved into talismans and other trinkets.[5]
  • Wolvar are known to keep domesticated chickens to eat as food.[6]

Religion

The wolvar appear to worship different creatures for one reason or another, most notably the yeti known as Kartak the Abominable. They also seem to worship shoveltusks, proto-dragons and even robots, as shrines and altars to these creatures can be found in many of their villages.

Notable wolvar

Concept art by Glenn Rane.
Name Role Affiliation Status Location
Neutral  Chief Rageclaw Chieftain of the Rageclaw tribe Rageclaw tribe Alive Light's Breach, Zul'Drak
Neutral  Dajik the Wasp Hunter Frenzyheart wasp hunter Frenzyheart Tribe Alive Sholazar Basin
Neutral  Elder Harkek Frenzyheart elder Frenzyheart Tribe Alive Frenzyheart Hill, Sholazar Basin
Neutral  Elder Shaman Moky Rageclaw shaman Rageclaw tribe Alive Light's Breach, Zul'Drak
Neutral  Goregek the Gorilla Hunter Frenzyheart gorilla hunter Frenzyheart Tribe Alive Sholazar Basin
Combat  High Shaman Bloodpaw High shaman of the Bloodpaw tribe Bloodpaw tribe Killable Eldritch Heights, Dragonblight
Neutral  High-Shaman Rakjak High shaman of the Frenzyheart tribe Frenzyheart Tribe Alive Frenzyheart Hill, Sholazar Basin
Combat  Howling Wolvar Chieftain Chieftain of the Howling tribe Howling tribe Killable Cauldros Isle, Howling Fjord
Neutral  Kekek Frenzyheart orphan Frenzyheart Tribe Alive Eventide, Dalaran
Combat  Loguhn Chieftain of the Snowfall tribe Snowfall tribe Killable Snowfall Glade, Dragonblight
Neutral  Rejek Youngest warrior of the Frenzyheart tribe Frenzyheart Tribe Alive Frenzyheart Hill, Sholazar Basin
Neutral  Shaman Jakjek Frenzyheart shaman Frenzyheart Tribe Alive Kartak's Hold, Sholazar Basin
Neutral  Tracker Gekgek Frenzyheart hunter Frenzyheart Tribe Alive Skyreach Pillar, Sholazar Basin
Combat  Warlord Tartek Stole the  [Mistwhisper Treasure] from the Mistwhisper gorlocs Frenzyheart Tribe Killable Spearborn Encampment, Sholazar Basin
Neutral  Zepik the Gorloc Hunter Frenzyheart gorloc hunter, later captured by Artruis the Heartless Frenzyheart Tribe Alive The Sundered Shard, Sholazar Basin

Tribes

Concept art by Mark Gibbons.

As a companion pet

Main article: Curious Wolvar Pup

 [Curious Wolvar Pup] is mailed to the player after completing N [110] Back To The Orphanage during Children's Week.

Notes

  • Players can transform into wolvar using  [Frenzyheart Brew].
  • Wolvar use the same model skeleton and animations as furbolgs, albeit with added tail animations.

References