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Image of K'ara
Title The Dark Star (formerly)
Race Naaru (Uncategorized)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Temple of Karabor
Location Various
Status Active

K'ara, known to the orcs as the Dark Star, was a naaru who came with the draenei to Draenor aboard the Genedar.


During the Genedar's crash several centuries ago, K'ara was injured, which caused it to enter the Void state of the naaru lifecycle. K'ara's final act was to convince the draenei to eject it from the vessel, but this was easier said than done. The Void energy instinctively caused K'ara to go to war against the other naaru aboard the vessel, D'ore and K'ure. Their violent clash of Light and Void threatened to kill any draenei who interfered, yet Prophet Velen stepped forward nonetheless. He used the Light to shield the other naaru and cast K'ara out of the vessel. But the battle sapped his strength, physically and mentally, and his visions of the future became unreliable.[1] K'ara was ejected from the Genedar in the chaos of the crash, and came to be known as the Dark Star to the orcs of Shadowmoon Valley. Because of both the Void's power to defile the dead[2] and that those few who accessed K'ara's shadowy power directly had their minds shattered,[3] the ancient chieftain of the Shadowmoon clan outlawed its powers after the discovery of the Dark Star.[2]

During the rise of the Old Horde, Gul'dan and the Shadow Council cared little for and ignored the Shadowmoon's warnings. They conducted a ritual to call on the Dark Star in their war against the draenei and channeled it at Karabor, the draenei holy temple in Shadowmoon Valley. A pillar of Void energy ripped through the heavens and slammed down on Karabor, driving many draenei defenders to madness while many others died instantly. Velen called on his powers to keep the Void at bay and rally the survivors to Karabor's harbor, but the Dark Star had forever darkened Karabor, and it became known as the Black Temple and was taken by the orcs.[4] The option for the Horde to harness the Dark Star was no longer available after this.[5] What happened to K'ara after this, including whether it survived the destruction of Draenor in some fashion, is unknown.

Warlords of Draenor

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Shortly before the war against the Iron Horde in an alternate universe, Ner'zhul was threatened by Grom Hellscream and forcibly coerced into breaking the ancient laws of his clan. He called upon the Dark Star's power, and he and his clan would gain access to Void magic, using it to raise undead and fight the draenei in Shadowmoon Valley for the Iron Horde. Despite the efforts of Yrel and Velen, Ner'zhul successfully summoned the Dark Star. Velen then sacrificed himself in order to purify the Dark Star and bring K'ara back to the Light.

K'ara, once again a being of Light, helped Yrel, Maraad, and the combined draenei and Alliance army in the Defense of Karabor annihilating the Iron Fleet.

The naaru eventually blessed the Alliance commander and their ring. During the ceremony, it spoke and acted through the spirit of Velen.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Shadowmoon Valley (alternate universe) 100 97,854,000
A [92] The Defense of Karabor 100 195,708



<Dulcet chiming tones reverberate within your mind.>

Defense of Karabor

Defend me and I will break this siege <name>!


  • On the alternate Draenor, adventurers can receive its blessing from a Pilgrim's Shrine in Shadowmoon Valley.
  • The sentence it says in its final appearance "the fate of two worlds hangs in the balance" brings a closure for Velen and Warlords of Draenor as a similar sentence was shown in the reveal WoD trailer.
  • K'arani Terrace is presumably named after it.
  • Karnoth is a shard of the Dark Star.
  • K'ara and Xe'ra are the only naaru to be referred to with feminine pronouns, with Velen repeatedly calling K'ara a "she" in A [92] The Prophet's Final Message. However, while Velen's audio uses "she" the text in his speech bubbles uses the gender-neutral "it." Chronicle also refers to K'ara as "it."
  • The word "Kara" literally means "Dark" in Turkish.


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.

A shard of K'ara may have been the crystal that became the Ashbringer.

K'ara may also be where Karabor gets its name, consider the closeness with the nearby K'arani Terrace.

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