Draka

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For the character from an alternate universe, see Draka (alternate universe).
For the character from the Warcraft film universe, see Draka (film universe).
Not to be confused with Drakan or Draaka.
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Image of Draka
Title Warrior of the Frostwolf Clan[citation needed]
Gender Female
Race Orc
Character class Warrior
Affiliation(s) Frostwolf clan, Independent
Former affiliation(s) Old Horde
Occupation Mate of Durotan
Status Deceased[1]
Relative(s) Rhakish (paternal grandfather)
Kelkar and Zuura[2] (parents)
Lokra (sister, fate unknown)
Garad and Geyah (parents-in-law)
Durotan (mate)
Ga'nar, Fenris Wolfbrother, Karg Bloodfury (brothers-in-law)
Thrall (son)
Aggra (daughter-in-law)
Durak (grandson)

The courageous warrior mate of Durotan, Draka was a firm believer in the Frostwolf clan's convictions of the old ways of honor and shamanism. She was the daughter of Kelkar by his mate Zuura, and the granddaughter of Rhakish.

Biography

A Warrior Made

Draka from the World of Warcraft Bestiary.
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When Draka was born, she was a weak and sickly orc. Not only her clan-mates discriminated against her, also other clans said she was a dishonor to the orcish race. Blackhand said that if she was born in his clan, she would have been drowned at a young age. Draka and her family were forced to move to the outskirts of the Frostwolf village by Garad.

As a teenager, Draka asked Mother Kashur if there was any way to strengthen her sickly body. Visited by a vision of the ancestors, Mother Kashur told Draka that there was a way, but it could mean death. Kashur sent Draka on a hunt to obtain a wing feather of windroc, horn of talbuk and fur of clefthoof. From the three ingredients Kashur claimed that she could make a potion to cure Draka's illness.

Young Draka started her adventure alone. She had never been allowed to join any orcish hunts, and now she had to learn from the world itself. As time passed, Draka's skill increased and, although still weak, she defeated and claimed her first kill of windroc.[3]

Draka was successful in defeating a talbuk and a clefthoof and obtained all the ingredients she needed. She returned back to Kashur, who revealed the true meaning of Draka's hunt, that the ingredients and potion were not truly needed. The hunt itself had been intended to make Draka a strong and determined Frostwolf orc. In the end, now proud and beautiful, Draka joined a celebration, where she was noticed by Durotan and Orgrim.[4]

Rise of the Horde

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Durotan and Draka's murder

Durotan met Draka at the celebration. He was surprised to see her and was not sure whether she was of the Frostwolves. But then he remembered that she and her parents were exiled from the Frostwolf village, because she was very sick. But now it seemed that she had overcome her illness.

Next day, Durotan asked her to join him on a hunt, something which often meant that a male orc intended to choose a female mate. Draka responded that she was too young to be anyone's mate. Durotan then insisted that it would be simply a hunt and nothing more.

They set out on their first hunt, where Durotan was injured by a wolf. However, together the two orcs were able to kill the beast. Draka said that she reached her adulthood today. They kissed, marking the beginning of their relationship.

After this, Draka stood by Durotan and his decisions through the years, although she did not like the situation of the orcs. She stood by Durotan when orcs accepted the demonic curse and when the Dark Portal was created. Draka, Durotan and their clan were exiled and found their homes in Alterac Valley.

Before leaving Draenor, Draka and Durotan visited Geyah. Draka told her she was pregnant and Durotan added that he would be named as Go'el.[5]

Lord of the Clans

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In the year 1, Draka gave birth to Thrall, child of Durotan, shortly before joining her chieftain on his secret meeting in Loch Modan with their old comrade Orgrim Doomhammer.[6]

After explaining to Doomhammer the deception of Gul'dan, Durotan and Draka were sent home in the north and one of Doomhammer's guards, but the guard betrayed them to assassins. Draka was killed in the encounter.[7]

Legacy

Family tree.

The Horde warship Draka's Fury was named in her honor by Thrall, as a tribute to the strong orcish women in his life.[8]

Trivia

  • It was previously stated that the birth of Go'el and the meeting with Orgrim happened in year 0.[9]
  • Her eye color was brown.[10]
  • "Драка" (Draka) means 'fight' in Russian.
  • Christie Golden came up with the name. It sounded Orcish and badass.[11]

Alternate timelines

When Thrall fled into a passage in the Caverns of Time to escape an armored assassin, he found himself in the time and place of his parents' murder of an alternate history.[12] Thrall pretended to be one of the bodyguards assigned to protect Durotan and Draka by Doomhammer as they returned home. Draka noticed that he had blue eyes, and that he seemed very interested in the infant Thrall she was carrying. When the other bodyguard, Grukar summoned the assassins that attacked Draka and Durotan, Thrall could only watch, as saving them would alter the timeline.[13]

Another Draka appears in the alternate Draenor in the past during the war in Draenor.

Draka from a separate timeline[14] appears in the Warcraft film universe.

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