Bristleback tribe

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The Bristleback tribe (or Bristleback Quilboars) is a tribe of quilboar that inhabit Mulgore and the Barrens.

The Bristlebacks of Brambleblade Ravine are at war with the tauren of Camp Narache and they encroached on the area of Red Cloud Mesa. They train Battleboars to be malicious.[1][2] Young tauren entered the ravine and killed the Bristleback leader Chief Sharptusk Thornmantle.[3] The quilboars also ravaged the tauren burial site of Red Rocks.[4]

In the Barrens they were at war with the Razormane quilboars.[5][6] At the start of the war against the Lich King, Bristlebacks became more aggressive and killed a female tauren and her young son. When Hamuul Runetotem performed ritual for the deceased in Red Rocks a few of them attacked the Archdruid.[7]

During the Shattering quilboars of Mulgore were in turmoil. New High Chieftain Baine Bloodhoof stopped the war against them allowing them to take resources from a newly-created river.[8] Some time later, the Bristlebacks attacked the Red Cloud Mesa tauren once again.[9]

The bristlebacks dig up the blood shards and use them in battles as totems for their strength and magic.[10]

Known members

Name Role Status Location
Combat  Gukk'rok Geopriest Killable Agama'gor, Southern Barrens
Combat  Sabersnout Bristleback champion Killable Southern Barrens
Combat  Three-Tooth Leader (Barrens) Killable The Overgrowth, Southern Barrens
Combat  Sharptusk Thornmantle Leader, chief (formerly) Deceased None
Combat  Squealer Thornmantle Leader, chief (Mulgore) Killable Thornmantle's Hideout, Mulgore
Combat  Swinegart Spearhide Killable Agama'gor, Southern Barrens


In the RPG

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Bristlebacks tend to be larger and stronger than most quilboar.[11]


  1. ^ H [4] Rite of Strength
  2. ^ H [4] The Battleboars
  3. ^ H [5] Break Sharptusk!
  4. ^ H [10] A Sacred Burial
  5. ^ H [21] Tribes at War
  6. ^ N [120 Daily] A Time to Reflect
  7. ^ World of Warcraft: The Comic - The Gathering
  8. ^ As Our Fathers Before Us
  9. ^ H [1] The First Step
  10. ^ H [21] Blood Shards of Agamaggan
  11. ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 83. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07.