Chieftain (or chief) is a term used in the Warcraft universe to refer to the leader of a clan or a tribe principally. The female is Chieftess. Thrall has been referred to as the 'chieftain of the orcs', since returning to the role as leader of his people following the death of Varok Saurfang.
In Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, it is a rank you can achieve.
Each orc clan is led by a chieftain, and the leader of all allied chieftains was the warchief. Following the retirement of the warchief position, Thrall has been referred to as the collective chieftain of the orcs. The term "chief" is used by grunts about their Guard Captains.
The tauren are led by Baine, high chieftain of the Bloodhoof tauren, taking the mantle of his deceased father, Cairne. They have the class of tauren chieftain. The taunka also have chieftains. Chiefs can also be seen in the tauren ranks.
Some furbolgs are led by a chieftain.
The following races have at least one chietain:
Jungle trolls chieftains are at the top of the hierarchy, the young trolls can hope of becoming one; a chieftain is first and foremost a powerful and highly respected individual who has proved again and again his invaluableness to the tribe, each tribe has a chieftain. Forest trolls are also led by chieftains, a single chieftain rules each tribe, every village has at least one witch doctor or priest, who acts as an advisor or, occasionally, the chieftain. Ice trolls have chieftains also, but the chieftains follow the Frost King.
The ogre clans are commonly led by a chieftain a single chieftain rules the clan, but their leadership rarely last long, the ogre magi act as their advisors. It is unknown if the half-ogres have chieftains, but Rexxar became the chieftain of the Stonemaul clan.
The Tauren Chieftains
In the RPG
Chieftain is a genderless title.
- Orgrim Doomhammer
- Zuluhed the Whacked
- Grom Hellscream
- Nek'rosh Skullcrusher
- Cairne Bloodhoof
- Baine Bloodhoof
- Chieftain Bloodmaw
- Chieftain Mummaki
- Chieftain Zul'Marosh
- Roanauk Icemist
- Chieftain Ashtotem
- Chieftain Wintergale
- Tormak the Scarred
- Elder Ko'nani
- ^ Hara Bloodfury#Quotes
- ^ Ojin'ba
- ^ Shadows Rising
- ^ Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition Manual, pg. 66-68
- ^ Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition Manual, pg. 88
- ^ Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition Manual, pg. 90
- ^ World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, pg. 10 Quote: "Durotan, chieftain of the Frostwolf clan..."
- ^ Guard Captain Cragtar#Quotes
- ^ Tormak the Scarred
- ^ Chieftain Wintergale
- ^ Chieftain Swiftspear
- ^ Chieftain Bloodmaw
- ^ Mmmrrrggglll
- ^ Chieftain Ashtotem
- ^ Lost One Chieftain
- ^ Chieftain Mummaki
- ^ Oggleflint
- ^ Grimlok
- ^ Boss Galgosh
- ^ Chieftain Gurgleboggle
- ^ Chieftain Burblegobble
- ^ Thorvald
- ^ Bjorn Halgurdsson
- ^ Chieftain Oomooroo
- ^ Howling Wolvar Chieftain
- ^ Elder Ko'nani
- ^ a b Horde Player's Guide, pg. 144
- ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 143
- ^ World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, pg. 49
- ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 159
- ^ Drakkari Chieftain
- ^ Lands of Mystery, pg. 112
- ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 26
- ^ a b c Horde Player's Guide, pg. 156
- ^ a b Horde Player's Guide, pg. 157
- ^ Monster Guide, pg. 51
- ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 149