Gardrel Highmountain

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NeutralGardrel Highmountain
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Title Chieftain
Gender Female
Race Highmountain tauren
Affiliation(s) Highmountain Tribe
Occupation Chieftain of the Highmountain Tribe
Status Deceased
Relative(s) Arien (twin sister)

Gardrel Highmountain was the chieftain of the Highmountain Tribe several generations after the War of the Ancients. She was aided in the leadership of the tribe by her twin sister, Arien, who wielded  [Talonclaw]; rather than divide the tribe or place its well-being in the wrong hands, the previous chieftain had named Gardrel, who was acknowledged to be wiser and a strong diplomat, as the new chieftain, while Arien, who was the greater warrior and had an affinity for the wilds, became the Protector of the Mountain and wielder of the spear. The sisters were happy with their roles.[1]

One day, Arien and Gardrel encountered a group of night elves called the Unseen Path and led them up the slopes of a nearby mountain. As they approached the summit, Talonclaw began to glow in Arien's hands. As she instinctively held it up to the sky, a cascade of golden energy poured from the spearhead and took the shape of a great eagle. Arien and Gardrel both remembered the lore of their tribe and knew that Ohn'ahra herself had blessed the site, and they knew that it should be renamed Talon Peak. Together, the tauren and the Unseen Path built the Trueshot Lodge upon the slopes of Talon Peak, where they watched over the land and vowed to be ready for the Burning Legion's potential return.[1]


Preceded by:
Huln Highmountain (latest known)
Chieftain of the Highmountain Tribe
Succeeded by:
Dorro Highmountain or Nalmus Highmountain (earliest known)