Icemist tribe

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The Icemist tribe is a Taunka tribe that once occupied the Taunka capital city of Icemist Village.

Known Icemist taunka

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.


The Icemist tribe were a group of tauren that lived in a single place in Northrend. At some point in the past, they colonized a small outpost in the Dragonblight near the border of Lake Wintergrasp and called it Icemist Village. The tribe would not enter the blight proper very often. They preferred the cold of the lake to the bitter air of doom and death of the blight. The tauren were friendly and would supply food, drink, and clothes to those in need. They would help desperate and injured travelers they found out in the wilderness.

When Brann Bronzebeard visited the village several years ago, it was being ruled by the tauren Tundra Coldhoof.[1]

Relation to canon

This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

In World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, it appears this group became the basis for the taunka and winter tauren and Icemist taunka likely mean the same thing. However, there is a few notable differences, like them being led by by Roanauk Icemist, rather than Tundra Coldhoof and the taunka living in several camps throughout Northrend, rather than just Icemist Village. While some players have speculated that the description from the RPG is still canon, with the tribe having simply changed chieftains and several new villages having been established, there is currently nothing to indicate this in canon sources. It is noted that the RPG describes a lot of locations that were also present in WotLK, but have a different backstory, so it simply being altered for the game has precedence.


  1. ^ Lands of Mystery, pg. 99-100