Hir'eek

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NeutralHir'eek
Image of Hir'eek
Title Loa of Night[1]
Lord of the Midnight Sky
Gender Male
Race Loa (Bat)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Sanctum of Midnight, Nazmir
Status Killable
Relative(s) Spawnlings and spawns

Hir'eek (pronounced high-REEK),[2] the Lord of the Midnight Sky, is a bat loa. He is represented on Azeroth through a champion of his choosing, a position once held by the deceased High Priestess Jeklik.

History

Like the other loa of the Gurubashi tribe, Hir'eek was held in Zul'Gurub against his will during the time when the Hakkari were attempting to resurrect Hakkar the Soulflayer.

Adventurers were later guided by the spirit of Hir'eek in B [31] Backdoor Dealings, where he turns the player into a shadowy gargoyle.

Shortly after the events of Landfall, Hir'eek communicated with Vol'jin, betrayed by Garrosh Hellscream, through visions.[3]

Hir'eek would eventually be corrupted by G'huun and the blood trolls,[4] and subsequently slain by an adventurer with the aid of Jo'chunga and his poison. His death was mourned by the Zandalari.[5][6] As a Wild God, his spirit presumably returned to the Emerald Dream.

Hir'eek's corpse could later be seen by Alliance adventurers looking to escape the blood trolls.

Tales of the Loa

Hir'eek guards de weak,
He can find de things you seek.

He be blind, and so kind.
He brings clarity of mind.

His screech dat you hear,
Can dispel your every fear.

Softest wings glide through de night.
Taste and sound bring different sight.

When ya lost and all alone,
In de darkness where you roam,
His voice will guide ya home.[7]

Followers

Notes

  • In Battle for Azeroth, Hir'eek's model uses the felbat skeleton.
  • During the Battle for Azeroth alpha build at BlizzCon 2017 Hir'eek was referred to with both male and female pronouns, varying between different quests. This was probably just a mistake.

Speculation

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  • It is possible that Hir'eek is the reason Darkspear troll druids can transform into bats.
  • Hir'eek may have a connection to gargoyles, since during B [31] Backdoor Dealings, the Totem of Hir'eek turns the player into one. Jeklik, Hir'eek's former high priestess, also turned into a gargoyle during her fight in Zul'Gurub. Alternatively, this may be because the gargoyle was the closest model to a bat available at that time.

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Patch changes

See also

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