- The Highmountain Tribe has dwindled in numbers over the years, and with the drogbar threat looming, seek new allies to save their homeland.
The Highmountain Tribe is the dominant tribe of the Highmountain tauren of the Broken Isles, currently led by High Chieftain Mayla Highmountain.
War of the Ancients
The Highmountain are descendants of the hero Huln Highmountain , also known as "Huln of the Eagle Spear" and the members of the tribes he united. During the War of the Ancients, 10,000 years ago, he united the warring Rivermane, Bloodtotem, and Skyhorn tribes of his homeland under the banner of the Highmountain. Huln was chosen by Krasus to lead his people against the Burning Legion alongside Unng Ak of the furbolgs and Dungard Ironcutter of the earthen. For his bravery during the war, Huln received a blessing from the Wild God Cenarius, so that his people would forever have the demigod's favor: the Horns of Eche'ro, which transformed the horns of Huln and his followers into moose-like antlers. After the war, Huln returned to his homeland and used a titan artifact known as the [Hammer of Khaz'goroth] to banish the traitorous Dragon Aspect Deathwing and free his drogbar slaves as well as a single uncorrupted black dragon egg. In his honor, the four tribes named the region "Highmountain".
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When the night elves who founded the Unseen Path left Mount Hyjal to return to the Broken Isles, the Highmountain tauren recognized the nobility of their cause and offered them friendship. It was the descendants of Huln Highmountain who led the Unseen Path to Talon Peak where they built their base known as Trueshot Lodge. Since the Burning Legion's return, the Highmountain have helped restore the lodge, such as replacing two damaged watch towers with tauren structures.
Millennia later, Huln's descendants continue to live in Thunder Totem on the Broken Isles. With the death of High Chieftain Ulan, his daughter Mayla has become the High Chieftain of the accord between Highmountain, Rivermane, Skyhorn and Bloodtotem. Unfortunately, the theft of the Hammer of Khaz'goroth by Dargrul the Underking and his drogbar has shattered the unity of the four tribes. Despite the attempts at a reunion of the tribes by an adventurer, the Bloodtotem betrayed the other tribes by joining the Burning Legion. In their place, the drogbar Navarrogg and his Stonedark tribe joined the Highmountain's cause instead.
During the Legion alpha, the faction's description had the following placeholder text: Highmountain Tauren like long walks on the beach and fruity cocktails.