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The Horde Council[1] is the current ruling body of the Horde. The council members each hold a position of power over the Horde; acting in the place of the Warchief position. Each is considered a leader of their people, if not the singular leader in some cases.



Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

In the aftermath of the end of the Fourth War and the defeat of N'Zoth, various leaders of the Horde gathered together at the Orgrimmar Embassy where they received the terms for an armistice from the Grand Alliance, putting the Fourth War on hold indefinitely, if not permanently. With that matter settled, Lor'themar Theron addressed the absence of a Warchief. Despite support for Thrall to take the mantle on again, he refused, citing that he had promised Varok Saurfang he would not take on the role once more. Instead, he brought up the notion of the Warchief being unnecessary, bringing in the belief that a change was needed for the Horde's leadership. With this, instead of a singular dictator, the Horde would be led by a conglomerate of leaders who would represent their people's interests.[2]

At the time of its creation, the council was composed of Thrall, Rokhan, Baine Bloodhoof, Lilian Voss, Lor'themar Theron, Gazlowe, Ji Firepaw, First Arcanist Thalyssra, and Overlord Geya'rah. At some point afterwards, Chieftain Mayla Highmountain and Voldunai vulpera caravan leader Kiro joined the council.[3][4]

Shadows Rising

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Sometime after the death of N'Zoth, the Horde Council convened with Queen Talanji of the Zandalari and a key ally. The Horde leaders sought to have Talanji take a place on the council with them, however, this meeting was derailed by a failed assassination attempt on the Queen's life. Forced into action by this, the Horde Council empowered the young troll shaman Zekhan, still grieving the loss of Varok, with a critical mission to aid Talanji and help uncover the rising threat against her.[5]

After the Earthen Ring shaman Yukha warned Thrall that something was terribly wrong in the spirit world, Thrall informed the council. Despite their misgivings and fears of an ambush, the council voted in favor of Thrall's decision to go to Nordrassil, in order to find a way to help the spirit world.[6] Thrall later informed the council of how his meeting with the kaldorei leadership went down.

Upon learning that the Alliance was aware of the unrest in Zandalar, their belief that Talanji was working with Sylvanas, and that they had requested to speak with the council, another meeting was held. The council unanimously voted in favor of Thrall and Ji Firepaw meeting with Jaina Proudmoore and Anduin Wrynn in the hopes that the meeting would aid in the hunt and capture of Sylvanas Windrunner.[7]

After the threat against her was ultimately removed by the combined Horde and Zandalari forces, Talanji joined the council.[8]


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.

The council convened atop of Grommash Hold where they informed Horde champions of the return of the Scourge and the abduction of Thrall and Baine. They also learned from Valeera Sanguinar that Jaina Proudmoore and Anduin Wrynn had also been abducted, and that an attempt was made on Tyrande Whisperwind, who neutralized her attackers.[9] These champions were subsequently sent to unite with the Knights of the Ebon Blade and the Argent Crusade in order to combat the returning enemy.[10] Following the death of Herald Dalora, they returned to Orgrimmar to inform the council about the events that occurred in Icecrown and the dark powers that Sylvanas had allied with.[11]


Name Role
 Thrall Chieftain[12] and representative of the orcs of Durotar
 Rokhan Chieftain and representative of the Darkspear jungle trolls
 Baine Bloodhoof High Chieftain and representative of the tauren tribes of Thunder Bluff
 Lilian Voss Interim-leader and representative of the undead Forsaken
 Lor'themar Theron Regent Lord and representative of the blood elves of Quel'Thalas
 Gazlowe Trade Prince and representative of the Bilgewater Cartel goblins
 Ji Firepaw Master and representative of the Huojin pandaren
 Thalyssra First Arcanist and representative of the nightborne of Suramar
 Mayla Highmountain High Chieftain and representative of the Highmountain tauren
 Geya'rah Overlord and representative of the orcish Mag'har Clans
 Talanji Queen and representative of the Zandalari Empire trollkind
 Kiro Caravan leader and representative of the Voldunai vulpera




  1. ^ Elizabeth Harper 2020-02-07. Read an excerpt of Shadowlands prequel novel Shadows Rising, featuring Zappy Boi. Blizzard Watch. Retrieved on 2020-02-07.
  2. ^ H [120] Warchief of the Horde
  3. ^ Nobbel87 2020-07-15. Beyond Shadows Rising - Lore Interview With Madeleine Roux (57:58- 59:07). YouTube. Retrieved on 2020-07-15.
  4. ^ Shadows Rising, chapter 1
  5. ^ Shadows Rising, chapter 4
  6. ^ Shadows Rising, chapter 14
  7. ^ Shadows Rising, chapter 19
  8. ^ Shadows Rising, chapter 29
  9. ^ B [50] Cause for Distraction
  10. ^ B [50] Return of the Crusade
  11. ^ B [50] With Hope in Hand
  12. ^ Shadows Rising, pg. 262
  13. ^ Nobbel87 2020-07-15. Beyond Shadows Rising - Lore Interview With Madeleine Roux (57:58- 59:07). YouTube. Retrieved on 2020-07-15.