Hir'eek

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NeutralHir'eek
Image of Hir'eek
Title Lord of the Midnight Sky
Gender Male
Race Loa (Bat)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Various
Status Alive
A totem most likely dedicated to the bat loa on the Echo Isles.
Hir'eek transforms the player into a gargoyle in B [31] Backdoor Dealings.

Hir'eek, the bat, is one of the Primal Jungle Gods[citation needed] in the troll pantheon. He is represented on Azeroth through a champion of his choosing, a position once held by the deceased High Priestess Jeklik.

History

Adventurers are 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.[1]

Hir'eek would eventually be corrupted by G'huun and the blood trolls and subsequently slain by an adventurer with the aid of Bloodseeker Jo'chunga and his poison.[2] As a Wild God, his spirit presumably returned to the Emerald Dream.

Notes

  • In Battle for Azeroth, Hir'eek's model uses the felbat skeleton.
  • Hir'eek is referred to in Battle for Azeroth with both "he" and "she". This may just be a result of alpha oddities for now.

Speculation

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  • It is very likely that Hir'eek is the reason Darkspear troll druids transform into bats, like how his fellow Gurubashi Loa Shirvallah gave them the ability to transform into tigers.[3]
  • Hir'eek may have a connection to gargoyles, since during B [31] Backdoor Dealings the Totem of Hir'eek turns the player into one. He may have created them in the same way other Wild Gods created races, like Aviana and the harpies.

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