Kimbul

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NeutralKimbul
Image of Kimbul
Title God of Tigers[1]
Loa of Tigers[2]
Lord of Beasts[1]
King of Cats[1]
The Prey's Doom[1]
Doom of no Predator[3]
Gender Male
Race Loa (Beast)
Reaction Horde
Location Various
Status Alive
Relative(s) Children

Eraka no Kimbul,[1][4] or simply Kimbul, is a tiger loa worshipped by the Farraki[1] and Zandalari trolls.[5]

Background

Centuries ago, Kimbul's temple in Vol'dun on Zandalar was attacked by a naga army led by Summoner Mepjila and Kimbul arrived too late to save his Zandalari followers from death. He hunted the remaining naga down to the last and none escaped his wrath, but as he killed the naga leader she cast a spell that cursed the souls of Kimbul's followers into unending torment. Until their souls were freed, Kimbul could not accept new followers for honor would not allow it.[6] He took a powerful artifact known as the Ring of Tides as his trophy from the battle with Mepjila.[7]

Traveler

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Kimbul was summoned by the Sandfury tribe at Zul'Farrak so they could sacrifice their prisoners - Aramar Thorne, Makasa Flintwill, Taryndrella, Hackle, and Murky - to him. However, Kimbul showed respect to Makasa and Hackle for they were predators and not prey, and he was the Prey's Doom. Bowing to them as fellows, Kimbul told them that they had nothing to fear from him and vanished.[3]

Battle for Azeroth

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Mythrax battling Gonk, Pa'ku, and Kimbul.

Kimbul can be found at the Temple of Kimbul in Vol'dun. The naga once more attacked Kimbul's territory, searching for the  [Ring of Tides] that they had lost there during their battle with Kimbul long ago.[8] Seeking his help against the naga threat, the tortollan Tortaka tribe spoke to Kimbul at his temple. Before he could help, Kimbul tasked an adventurer with entering the Shadowlands where his cursed followers continued to fight for eternity and slaying Mepjila's spirit to break her spell.[5] With his followers at peace, Kimbul moved to protect the Tortaka tribe from the naga with the adventurer as his avatar. Afterward, he accepted the Tortaka as his followers.[7]

Kimbul participated in the defense of Zuldazar when Zul and his forces sought to destroy the Great Seal. He, Pa'ku, and Gonk battled Mythrax the Unraveler while King Rastakhan took care of Zul.[9]

The loa assists his chosen aspect during the Battle of Dazar'alor.[10]

Kimbul's projection in Zuldazar.

After Rastakhan's death, Kimbul observed Talanji during her ascension as queen in Zuldazar.[11]

Locations

Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Temple of Kimbul 121 (Elite) 4,336,100
Aspect of Kimbul 120 (Elite) 5,979,483
Loa's Sanctum 122 (Elite)
LFR1,233,544
Normal +1,309,272
Heroic +2,143,376
Mythic2,143,800

Quests

Quotes

Dialogue

Main article: Offering for the Loa#Notes
Main article: The Curse of Mepjila#Notes
Main article: Wrath of the Tiger#Notes

On-click

Greeting
  • My eyes are upon you.
  • You are welcome here.
  • You have my attention.
Farewell
  • Go with honor.
  • May the wind be at your back.
  • Strength and virtue.

Tales of the Loa

Kimbul be fierce, Kimbul be quick.
His claws be sharp much like his wit.

Kimbul prowls, he will endure.
His focus locked, his footing sure.
Suffer fools - Kimbul does not,
His mind be strong, his temper hot.

Once ya earn dis loa's trust,
His force be yours, his will be just.
He accepts only de best.
If ya got what it takes, be put to da test![12]

Followers

Notable
Unnamed

Items

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.

Notes and trivia

  • Kimbul is described in Traveler as a massive, muscular jungle cat with black fur and even blacker stripes, though his model in Battle for Azeroth is red and orange. He is not the first loa to have changed colors; Shadra was red in classic World of Warcraft and then black in Cataclysm.
  • After Zekhan saves Queen Talanji from a poisoner in Shadows Rising, Rokhan compliments him for having "the reflexes of Kimbul".[13]
    • In a pre-release excerpt of the book, Rokhan mentioned Sin'Dall instead.[14]
  • During the Battle for Azeroth beta, Vunanju was described as a disgraced servant of Kimbul.[15]
  • In Hearthstone, Shirvallah's design is based on Kimbul's right down to details like the scar over his eye.

Patch changes

See also

References

 
  1. ^ a b c d e f Tablet of Theka
  2. ^ H [110 - 120] Blessing of Kimbul
  3. ^ a b Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 331
  4. ^  [Invasion Plans]
  5. ^ a b H [110 - 120] The Curse of Mepjila
  6. ^ H [110 - 120] Offering for the Loa
  7. ^ a b H [110 - 120] Wrath of the Tiger
  8. ^ H [110 - 120] Hidden Motives
  9. ^ H [110 - 120] Zandalar Forever!
  10. ^ Conclave of the Chosen
  11. ^ H [120] Gaze of the Loa: Krag'wa
  12. ^ Tales of de Loa: Kimbul
  13. ^ Shadows Rising, pg. 31: “Ya did good, boy. Those be the reflexes of Kimbul.”
  14. ^ Elizabeth Harper 2020-02-07. Read an excerpt of Shadowlands prequel novel Shadows Rising, featuring Zappy Boi. Blizzard Watch. Retrieved on 2020-08-02. ““Ya did good, boy. Those be the reflexes of Sin’Dall.”
  15. ^ N [110 - 120] Servant of the Loa

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