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The Kirin Tor (sometimes spelled Kirin-Tor),[4][5][6] also known as the Wizard Council of Dalaran,[7] or the Magus Senate of Dalaran,[8] is an elite cadre of the most powerful wizards in the known world,[9] and the ruling conclave[10][11] of magi that leads the magical nation of Dalaran, one of the seven human kingdoms. More specifically, they are governed by the Council of Six.[10][12] The Kirin Tor were members of the original Alliance of Lordaeron. They have also upheld an alliance with Silvermoon for over 2,000 years,[13] and the Council of Six itself once included Quel'Thalas' crown-prince Kael'thas Sunstrider, and the blood elf Aethas Sunreaver.

Once a secretive and selective order of magi that kept aloof from ordinary politics,[14] the Kirin Tor has since become one of the foremost factions standing against the threats posed to Azeroth's survival - among them the Scourge, the Blue Dragonflight, the Iron Horde and the Burning Legion, with Dalaran becoming a focal point of the campaign against the demons and serving as a neutral ground where the heroes of every kingdom could join together against their mutual foe.[15]

The Kirin Tor became a reputation faction in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.

History

The Crest of the Kirin Tor

As Dalaran became the chief center of learning for magicians throughout the land, its Magocrat lords formed the Kirin Tor[16][17] as a specialized sect that was charged with cataloging and researching every spell, artifact, and magic item known to mankind at the time.[18] They are ruled by the Council of Six.

With Aegwynn distancing herself and giving birth to Medivh, the Council of Tirisfal was without official Guardian. They asked the Kirin Tor to safeguard the world. Likewise, at the Council's behest, the Kirin Tor sent agents to infiltrate Karazhan and spy on the young Medivh, taking parts in his parties in the magical tower. The spies, however, always left empty-handed - Medivh made sure of it. With the resurgence of strange green-skinned creatures in Azeroth, the Council wanted to work with Medivh and convinced the Kirin Tor to send an apprentice to Karazhan. As Kirin Tor commanded, Khadgar obeyed and went there.[19] Several mage instructors of the Kirin Tor saw an opportunity to gain new information and asked Khadgar to learn various information for them.[20] Some time after Medivh's death and the end of the First War, Aegwynn gave Aluneth to the Kirin Tor. The mages locked it in an enchanted vault.[21]

During the Second War

Following the fall of Stormwind to the Orcish Horde the Kirin Tor pledged the support of Dalaran to the newly formed Alliance of Lordaeron. Archmage Khadgar personally served as their liaison and would eventually destroy the Dark Portal.[22] Though the Dark Portal was destroyed in the aftermath of the Second War the Kirin Tor noticed that a rift remained that connected Azeroth and Draenor together, and so created Nethergarde Keep in order to watch over the rift.[23] Additionally it took several members of the Kirin Tor working together in order to halt the taint that was spreading from the rift's location.[24]

During the war that would follow between the Alliance of Lordaeron and Horde of Draenor, Teron Gorefiend and his death knights, aided by Deathwing, found themselves able to successfully enter Dalaran's Arcane vault and steal the Eye of Dalaran from the Kirin Tor. Archmage Antonidas would quickly inform Khadgar of the theft and, sometime after, the Alliance Expedition would journey to Draenor in order to put an end to the orc threat.

Following the destruction of the Draenor, the Kirin Tor would take an interest in the defeated orcs' strange lethargy. The organization would discover orcs were suffering from a withdrawal of the demonic energies that they had become addicted to.[25]

During the Third War

Near the beginning of the Third War, the Kirin Tor took notice of a mysterious plague gripping the northlands. As such their Ambassador to King Terenas revealed that the Kirin Tor were prepared to place the villages under strict quarantine. However, the King declared that there would be no quarantine without proof of these claims as the people of Lordaeron had suffered enough.[26] Suspecting that the plague was magical in nature the Kirin Tor sent Jaina Proudmoore, accompanied by special envoys, to assist.[27] The Kirin Tor eventually learned that their suspicions were not only correct but that Kel'Thuzad, a former member of the organization, was responsible for spreading the plague.[28]

Under the direction of the demon lord Archimonde, the Scourge, led by the death knight Arthas, prepared to invade Dalaran in order to claim the Book of Medivh. The Kirin Tor were prepared to fight the undead and had created magical auras that would harm any undead that enter the city. They also evacuated most of the inhabitants.[29] Despite this Arthas and Kel'Thuzad were not deterred and were able to enter the city, kill the wizards maintaining the auras (which included the Kirin Tor's leader Antonidas), and claim the Book of Medivh.[30]

While the Scourge prepared to summon Archimonde into the world, surviving wizards of the Kirin Tor had teleported in an army.[31] As the Kirin Tor began their attack, Arthas ordered the Scourge to defend Kel'Thuzad at all costs; and despite their best efforts, the Kirin Tor failed in stopping the Scourge. Successfully summoned, the demon lord Archimonde destroyed Dalaran completely, claiming its annihilation heralded the Legion's first strike against the mortal world.

After the fall of Dalaran, surviving agents of the Kirin Tor such as Jailor Kassan pledged their support to Grand Marshal Garithos and the Alliance resistance.[32] The blood elves, led by Council of Six member Kael'thas Sunstrider, came to reside in Dalaran and fought in its defense; however, the elves came under Garithos' prejudice against their kind and were eventually imprisoned in the city's dungeons for consorting with the Naga, slated for execution. However, thanks to the timely arrival of Lady Vashj, the blood elves were freed and eventually found their way to Outland. While elves such as Aethas would vouch for the Kirin Tor's innocence in these events, others like Rommath would accuse the organization of looking the other way.[33] What role the Kirin Tor had in this, if any, is largely unknown. They were, however, known to have partial control of the city.[34] The destruction of Dalaran was a massive blow to the Kirin Tor, leaving its surviving members scattered and its leadership in disarray.[35]

At some point, the Kirin Tor cleared the naga from the Tomb of Sargeras and sealed the place.[36]

World of Warcraft

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At some point, the surviving wizards of the Kirin Tor returned to the ruins of Dalaran and constructed a vast, magical dome around the heart of their city. Some believe it was for protection from the violence of these times, others say they merely wanted solitude, to study and plot. The shield was opaque and completely impenetrable by any known means warding off any new attack while the magi slowly regained their strength. The area and ruined outskirts of their city were patrolled by the wizards and their elemental slaves,[37] but the dome is powerful enough to destroy creatures that venture too close.

They sent Sorcerer Ashcrombe to Shadowfang Keep to check on Archmage Arugal's progress against the undead, ignorant to the fact that the archmage had been driven mad with guilt over the fact that he summoned the worgen to Gilneas.

The Kirin Tor were also not knowledgeable about the Forsaken at first, believing them to be just another clan of undead.[38] The mages of Dalaran would eventually come into conflict with them, notably over the control of Ambermill in Silverpine Forest.

At some point, after the Scarlet Crusade failed to properly create a second Ashbringer in the form of  [Light's Wrath], the elite magi of the Kirin Tor hid it away lest it unleash further deadly calamities.[39] Fearing its unbridled power, the Kirin Tor entrusted its safekeeping to the blue dragonflight in order to secure it away from the hands of men.[40]

Wrath of the Lich King

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Eventually, the mages were able to lift the reconstructed city of Dalaran from its site, leaving only a crater in its place. The Kirin Tor decided to move their floating city to Northrend, where they still rule over the reconstructed Dalaran. The Kirin Tor proclaimed themselves neutral in the conflict between the Horde and the Alliance, and instead sought to help bridge the gaps between the two factions—starting with reaching out to Quel'Thalas for magical support against Malygos, the crazed Aspect of Magic.[33]

The presence of the Kirin Tor was indeed met with deep-seated revilement from the crazed Malygos, who made numerous attempts to destroy the city.[41] Malygos, whose war on mortal magic users reached its crux during the war against the Lich King, would ultimately be put to death before his vengeance against the Kirin Tor could be fulfilled. A number of Kirin Tor mages decided to help the blue dragonflight and Malygos transformed them into mage hunters.

The elven population of the Kirin Tor underwent something of a split: the portion of the elves who converted to the blood elven philosophy took up the name "the Sunreavers," named for their leader, Aethas Sunreaver, the only non-human on the Council of Six. Conversely, some high elven members opposed the notion of allowing the sin'dorei back into the Kirin Tor's ranks and formed the Silver Covenant to oppose it. Its leader, Vereesa Windrunner, however, held no political sway within the city, thus leading to the blood elves officially being readmitted as members of the Kirin Tor.[42]

The Kirin Tor also assisted in the assault on Ulduar, working closely with Brann Bronzebeard and his Explorers' League to this end.

Tides of War

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Jaina Proudmoore urged the Kirin Tor to support Theramore against the Horde armies massing at Northwatch Hold. The council agreed to send mages to help defend the island nation. Aethas Sunreaver cast the decisive vote in support of Theramore, reasoning that to do nothing would be to implicitly support the Horde's expansionism.

When Garrosh Hellscream's true plan - to detonate a mana bomb over Theramore - was revealed, Rhonin sacrificed his life by teleporting Jaina and a few wounded defenders to safety. Rhonin pulled the bomb into the Theramore Tower, minimizing the damage caused by the explosion.

In the aftermath, Jaina replaced Rhonin on the Council of Six and as leader of the Kirin Tor. Due to Thalen Songweaver's betrayal at the defense of Theramore, the Sunreavers' credibility was damaged.[42]

Mists of Pandaria

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When Jaina Proudmoore discovered that the Sunreavers helped Garrosh Hellscream steal the  [Divine Bell] by using Dalaran portals to infiltrate Darnassus, she mobilized the Kirin Tor, Alliance forces, and the Silver Covenant to purge the Horde from Dalaran. After these events, Jaina pledged the Kirin Tor to the Alliance; for game purposes, Dalaran remains unchanged after the questline is completed.

Ignited by Jaina's fury, the Kirin Tor Offensive seek to seize Thunder Isle in the interest of the Alliance.

Warlords of Draenor

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The Kirin Tor's expedition into the alternate Draenor of thirty-five[43] years ago is led by Khadgar. Based at Zangarra in Talador, the Kirin Tor appears friendly to Alliance players and neutral to Horde players. Jaina has ordered all outsiders to Dalaran - especially the Horde - are not allowed on Kirin Tor grounds. Despite this, Khadgar says that as he is a member of the Council his friends - regardless of faction - are allowed in, and if Jaina has a problem with it she can take it up with him.[44] When Jaina arrives on Draenor, she expresses distaste that Khadgar allows the Horde to work with him at Zangarra. Jaina says the rest of the Council of Six would not approve and that she certainly does not.

The Kirin Tor were also responsible for maintaining a supply line between Draenor and Azeroth, but their holdout within the Everbloom, the Violet Bluff, was overgrown by Primals and most of its population infested. This turn of events nearly ended in a disaster, when the genesaur Yalnu crossed the mage portal into the Kirin Tor overlook above Stormwind, where he was stopped before he could muster his strength and infest the city or even worse.

Another Kirin Tor force, led by Modera, fights the forces of Socrethar and the Sargerei at Socrethar's Rise.

Kirin Tor mages accompanied Khadgar to the Hellfire Citadel and are seen at the entrance and at the site of the disabled Black Gate maintaining portals.

Legion

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During the battle for the Broken Shore, a squad of Kirin Tor Battle-Mages led by Jaina Proudmoore fought alongside King Varian Wrynn and Genn Greymane.

After the disastrous battle, Khadgar called for a vote to have the Horde return to Dalaran in order to have the Kirin Tor fight the Burning Legion at its utmost capability. Jaina was vehemently opposed, especially after the events of the Broken Shore, but she was outvoted in the Council of Six with only Ansirem Runeweaver voting "no" alongside her. Jaina left Dalaran and the Kirin Tor in anger and Khadgar became the council's replacement leader.[45] When the council next assembled, Kalecgos was seen as the sixth in Jaina's place.[46] The council later voted to allow Aethas Sunreaver back into Dalaran, although not as a member of the Six.[47]

Kesalon scoured the Broken Isles for anomalies and arcane artifacts.

The Kirin Tor also participated in the Nightfallen rebellion and supported the Armies of Legionfall.

After the Argus Campaign, several Kirin Tor mages were seen among the gathered crowd at the memorial ceremony at Lion's Rest in Stormwind City.

Organization and headquarters

The Council of Six during the Burning Legion's third invasion.

Within the conclave, there is an inner council: the Six, who are the actual rulers of the city.[48] This governing body appoints one of their own as Head of the Kirin Tor[11] (also known as Grand Magus of the Kirin Tor[49]); this master wizard[22] is essentially the ruler of Dalaran.[22]

The Kirin Tor's headquarters was the Violet Citadel, an impressive building so named for its stone walls which gave off a faint violet light. Separately, the conclave's senior council met in the Chamber of Air, a room with no visible walls — the gray stone floor with its central diamond symbol stood beneath an open sky that shifted and changed rapidly as if time was speeding past within the chamber.

Members

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Though primarily a human kingdom, the Kirin Tor has always housed a sizeable Thalassian minority. For over two thousand years, it was not uncommon for some of the long-lived elves to study and serve in Dalaran as well as Silvermoon. Relations were strained between the two magical kingdoms after the Third War (and further compounded by Silvermoon's alliance with the reformed Horde),[33] but the readmitted Sunreavers continued tradition somewhat until they were expelled from Dalaran. Most of the Kirin Tor's current high elf population is now part of the Silver Covenant, a militant wing of Kirin Tor defenders. The Kirin Tor also has gnomes, dwarves, goblins, and even a small handful of draenei in their ranks.

The gradual reintroduction of arcane magic into night elf society has in turn also slowly produced mages of that race. By the time Azeroth was ready to invade Tanaan Jungle on Draenor, night elf mages had joined the Kirin Tor, carrying out work such as maintaining a portal between Lion's Watch and Stormshield in Ashran.

Title

NPC members of the Kirin Tor should also have the <Kirin Tor> title, or <The Kirin Tor> in some rare cases.

Leaders of the Council of Six

Members of the Council of Six

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Named

Being a collection of the greatest mages in the land, the Kirin Tor naturally has many members who have had significant effects on the history of Azeroth, including both great wizards and those who delved too deeply into necromancy, demonology, and other warlock magics.

Name Role Status Location
Horde  Aethas Sunreaver Leader of the Sunreavers and former member of the Council of Six, expelled from but later rejoined the Kirin Tor Alive Various locations
Neutral  Alec Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Krasus' Landing, Dalaran
Neutral  Alonda Constantly searched for information about the fifth troll species Unknown Unknown
Neutral  Alvareaux Kirin Tor quartermaster Alive Violet Citadel, Dalaran
Neutral  Amara Leeson Accompanied Rhonin to defend Theramore Deceased Killed on Theramore Isle
Neutral  Ansirem Runeweaver Member of the Council of Six Alive Various locations
Alliance  Antonidas Leader of the Kirin Tor during the Second and Third Wars, killed by Arthas Menethil Deceased Unknown
Neutral  Anzim Warmage of Amber Ledge Alive Amber Ledge, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Archus Warmage of Amber Ledge Alive Amber Ledge, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Arrexis Member of the Council of Tirisfal; killed by demons Deceased Unknown
Alliance  Ashcrombe Sent to investigate Arugal's activities in Silverpine Forest Unknown Formerly Shadowfang Keep
Neutral  Austin Warmage of Amber Ledge Alive Amber Ledge, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Baihu Kirin Tor commander who leads the battle against Yalnu Alive Stormwind, Everbloom
Neutral  Belleford Librarian of Violet Stand Alive Violet Stand, Crystalsong Forest
Mob  Belmara Abjurist of Kirin'Var Village; killed by the Sunfury and turned into a ghost Killable Kirin'Var Village, Netherstorm
Neutral  Bitty Frostflinger Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Runeweaver Square, Dalaran
Neutral  Calandra Warmage of the Transitus Shield Alive Transitus Shield, Borean Tundra
Horde  Charles Pratt Former arcane reforger Active Apothecarium, Undercity
Neutral  The Chooch Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Underbelly, Dalaran
Mob  Cohlien Frostweaver Mage of Kirin'Var Village; killed by the Sunfury and turned into a ghost Killable Kirin'Var Village, Netherstorm
Alliance  Crafticus Mindbender Inhabitant of Dalaran and Stormshield quartermaster Alive Eventide, Dalaran; Stormshield, Ashran
Neutral  Dath'omere Invites adventurers in Northrend to Dalaran Alive Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra
Mob  Dathric Battle-mage of Kirin'Var Village; killed by the Sunfury and turned into a ghost Killable Kirin'Var Village, Netherstorm
Neutral  Delth Scholar of elven history Unknown Unknown
Neutral  Dieworth Keeper of Kirin'Var Village; killed by the Sunfury and turned into a ghost Active Kirin'Var Village, Netherstorm
Neutral  Donathan Librarian of Amber Ledge Alive Amber Ledge, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Dorfus Alphamage Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Underbelly, Dalaran
Alliance  Drenden Former member of the Council of Six Unknown Unknown
Neutral  Elandra Assists Jaina Proudmoore in the Frozen Halls and the Auchenai in Talador Alive Various locations
Neutral  Emeline Fizzlefry Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Magus Commerce Exchange, Dalaran
Neutral  Fabioso the Fabulous Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Dalaran
Neutral  Fansy Goodbringer Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Violet Hold, Dalaran
Neutral  Garren Sent to monitor the magical anomalies around the Westrift Alive Amber Ledge, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Ginsberg Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Purple Parlor, Dalaran
Neutral  Goldlilly Gleamingfell Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Underbelly, Dalaran
Neutral  Grezla the Hag Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Eventide, Dalaran
Neutral  Guzbah Scholar of demon lore and instructor of Khadgar; killed by demons Deceased Unknown
Neutral  Haelenai Invites adventurers in Northrend to Dalaran Alive Amberpine Lodge, Grizzly Hills
Neutral  Halister Warmage of Violet Stand Alive Violet Stand, Crystalsong Forest
Neutral  Hollister Warmage of the Transitus Shield Alive Transitus Shield, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Ilsudria Warmage of Violet Stand Alive Violet Stand, Crystalsong Forest
Neutral  Joboba Mezbreaker Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Underbelly, Dalaran
Neutral  John Nicholas Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Purple Parlor, Dalaran
Neutral  Kaelana Invites adventurers in Northrend to Dalaran Alive Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Kalecgos (Kalec) Member of the Council of Six Alive Various locations
Neutral  Kallistia Starlance Searching for her lost parents in Azsuna alongside her brother Alive Ruins of Nar'thalas, Azsuna
Neutral  Karina Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Underbelly, Dalaran
Neutral  Karlain Member of the Council of Six Alive Various locations
Neutral  Kat Sunflower Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Violet Citadel, Dalaran
Neutral  Kath'leen Warmage and Legionfall artificer Alive Various locations
Neutral  Kesalon Undermage of the Violet Bluff, later promoted to archmage in the Broken Isles Alive Violet Bluff, Everbloom; Broken Isles
Neutral  Khadgar Leader of the Council of Six Alive Various locations
Neutral  Kinndy Sparkshine Apprentice to Jaina Proudmoore, killed in the Attack on Theramore Isle Deceased Killed on Theramore Isle
Neutral  Koreln Assists Jaina Proudmoore in the Frozen Halls Deceased Forge of Souls; Pit of Saron; Halls of Reflection
Neutral  Korrigan Librarian Unknown Unknown
Neutral  Korialstrasz (Krasus) Member of the Council of Six Deceased Various locations
Neutral  Lan'dalock Archmage Alive Various locations
Neutral  Linda Ann Kastinglow Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Krasus' Landing, Dalaran
Neutral  Lukems Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Krasus' Landing, Dalaran
Mob  Luminrath Conjurer of Kirin'Var Village; killed by the Sunfury and turned into a ghost Killable Kirin'Var Village, Netherstorm
Neutral  Melindra Gatekeeper of Violet Stand Alive Violet Stand, Crystalsong Forest
Neutral  The Magnificent Merleaux Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Violet Citadel, Dalaran; Violet Rise, Isle of Thunder
Neutral  Modera Member of the Council of Six Alive Various locations
Neutral  Moran Warmage of Amber Ledge Alive Amber Ledge, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Morran Lieutenant-sorcerer of Kirin'Var Village; killed by the Sunfury and turned into a ghost Active Kirin'Var Village, Netherstorm
Neutral  Mumplina Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Violet Citadel, Dalaran
Neutral  Natalie Tootiblare Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Underbelly, Dalaran
Neutral  Nelphi Servant of Jaina Proudmoore Alive Dalaran; Violet Rise, Isle of Thunder
Neutral  Norlan Chief Artificer Unknown Unknown
Neutral  Olothil Starlance Searching for his lost parents in Azsuna alongside his sister Alive Ruins of Nar'thalas, Azsuna
Neutral  Pentarus Helped fund Hemet Nesingwary's Sholazar Basin expedition and Brann Bronzebeard's Ulduar expedition Alive Krasus' Landing, Dalaran; Expedition Base Camp, Ulduar
Neutral  Phaelista Invites adventurers in Northrend to Dalaran Alive Conquest Hold, Grizzly Hills
Alliance  Phin Odelic Former mage of Southshore, later became a worgen Deceased Silverpine Forest
Neutral  Preston Warmage of Amber Ledge Alive Amber Ledge, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Raethan Corrupt Underbelly guard captain Alive Underbelly, Dalaran
Neutral  Ravandwyr Apprentice to Archmage Vargoth and member of the Tirisgarde Alive Various locations
Neutral  Rheaume Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Purple Parlor, Dalaran
Neutral  Rhonin Leader of the Kirin Tor, killed in the Attack on Theramore Isle Deceased Various locations
Neutral  Rhydian Archmage who assists in the attempt to save Crusader Bridenbrad and the Ulduar expedition Alive Crusaders' Pinnacle, Icecrown; Expedition Base Camp, Ulduar
Neutral  Sarina Warmage of Violet Stand Alive Violet Stand, Crystalsong Forest
Alliance  Sathera Friend of Antonidas and Kael'thas, killed when death knights attacked Dalaran Deceased Unknown
Neutral  Silva Warmage and Kirin Tor emissary Alive Violet Citadel, Dalaran
Neutral  Tari Cogg Accompanied Rhonin to defend Theramore Deceased Killed on Theramore Isle
Neutral  Tenaj Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Dalaran
Neutral  Teronus III Invites adventurers in Northrend to Dalaran Alive Argent Stand, Zul'Drak
Neutral  Thoder Windermere Accompanied Rhonin to defend Theramore Deceased Killed on Theramore Isle
Neutral  Tiare Librarian of the Transitus Shield Alive Transitus Shield, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Timear Archmage Alive Violet Hold, Dalaran
Neutral  Tyr'ganal Invites adventurers in Northrend to Dalaran Alive Venomspite, Dragonblight
Neutral  Ulrik von Stromhearth Invites adventurers in Northrend to Dalaran Alive Valgarde, Howling Fjord
Alliance  Ur Mage known for researching the worgen and other worlds, killed by the Scourge Deceased Unknown
Neutral  Varenthas Invites adventurers in Northrend to Dalaran, later becomes High Forgeguard of the Tirisgarde Alive Vengeance Landing, Howling Fjord; Hall of the Guardian
Neutral  Vargoth Member of the Council of Six, former master of Kirin'Var Village Alive Various locations
Neutral  Watkins Warmage of the Transitus Shield Alive Transitus Shield, Borean Tundra
Neutral  Weinhaus Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Violet Citadel, Dalaran
Neutral  Whirt the All-Knowing Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Magus Commerce Exchange, Dalaran
Alliance  Yurias Warmage of Violet Stand and the Kirin Tor Offensive Alive Violet Stand, Crystalsong Forest; Violet Rise, Isle of Thunder
Neutral  Zildjia Inhabitant of Dalaran Alive Purple Parlor, Dalaran

Former members

Name Role Current affiliation Status Location
Neutral  Angela Dosantos Protector of Atiesh Brotherhood of the Light Alive Tyr's Hand, Eastern Plaguelands; Stratholme
Neutral  Arugal Unleashed the worgen upon Azeroth, later raised by the Scourge Scourge, Wolfcult Deceased Various locations
Horde  Ataeric Protector of Ambermill, killed and raised by the Forsaken Undercity Active Ambermill, Silverpine Forest
Horde  Bethor Iceshard Killed by the Scourge, now a Forsaken Undercity Active Magic Quarter, Undercity
Boss  Corla Twilight's Hammer herald transforming cultists into drakonid Twilight's Hammer Killable Halls of Awakening, Blackrock Caverns
Horde  Dalar Dawnweaver Killed by the Scourge, now a Forsaken Forsaken Active Sepulcher, Silverpine Forest
Horde  Gunther Arcanus Killed by the Scourge, now a Forsaken Undercity Active Gunther's Retreat, Tirisfal Glades
Alliance  Jaina Proudmoore Former leader of the Kirin Tor, left Dalaran at the start of the Burning Legion's invasion Alliance, Proudmoore Admiralty Alive Various locations
Neutral  Kael'thas Sunstrider Prince of Quel'Thalas, turned to the Illidari and ultimately the Burning Legion Burning Legion Deceased Buried on the Isle of Quel'Danas
Neutral  Kalynna Lathred Left the Kirin Tor in pursuit of forbidden knowledge Independent Alive Area 52, Netherstorm
Neutral  Kel'Thuzad Founder of the Cult of the Damned and master of Naxxramas Cult of the Damned, Scourge Active Various locations
Neutral  Levia Laurence Banned from Dalaran for dabbling in shadow magic Independent Active Den of Fiends, Azsuna
Mob  Naberius Former apprentice to Archmage Vargoth, betrayer of Kirin'Var Village Independent Killable Chapel Yard, Netherstorm
Horde  Rommath Cut ties with the Kirin Tor after the Third War, now serves as Grand Magister of Quel'Thalas Magisters, Silvermoon City Alive Various locations
Neutral  Thalen Songweaver Horde spy and Garrosh loyalist who played a key role in the destruction of Theramore True Horde Alive Unknown
Mob  Thule Ravenclaw Necromancer, former ruler of Fenris Keep Scourge Killable Silverpine Forest
Boss  Urom Defector who sided with Malygos during the Nexus War Blue dragonflight Killable Band of Transmutation, Oculus

Members in the RPG

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The following are stated to be members or former members of the Kirin Tor in the Warcraft RPG but have no known connection to the faction in canon lore.

Name Role Status Location
Mob  Allistarj Former member of the Kirin Tor, now a servant of Razelikh the Defiler Deceased Formerly Serpent's Coil, Blasted Lands
Neutral  Nielas Aran Archmage of the Kirin Tor Deceased Various locations

Reputation

Aside from championing, Kirin Tor reputation can also be gained by completing Dungeon and Heroic Dungeon dailies, and Dalaran (cooking, jewelcrafting and fishing) dailies.

Most classes start at a neutral standing with the Kirin Tor. Mages, however, automatically start at friendly level with them. Because of this, it is possible for a mage to obtain the  [Tabard of the Kirin Tor] at level 1.

Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Notes
Daily Fishing
Quests
N Fishing [80 Daily] The Ghostfish (R)
325 Sholazar Basin
N Fishing [120 Daily] Jewel Of The Sewers (R)
325 Dalaran (Underbelly)
N Fishing [80 Daily] Dangerously Delicious (R)
325 Wintergrasp
N Fishing [80 Daily] Disarmed! (R)
325 Dalaran (Violet Hold)
N Fishing [80 Daily] Blood is Thicker (R)
325 Borean Tundra
Drop Item
Quests
250 From [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
250 From Bag of Fishing Treasures
Daily Cooking
Quests
B Cooking [77 Daily] Sewer Stew (R)
195 Crystalsong Forest
B Cooking [77 Daily] Cheese for Glowergold (R)
195 Dalaran
195 Dalaran
195 Dalaran (Underbelly)
B Cooking [77 Daily] Mustard Dogs! (R)
195 Dalaran
Daily Jewelcrafting
Quests
32.5 Dalaran
32.5 Dalaran
32.5 Dalaran
32.5 Dalaran
32.5 Dalaran
32.5 Dalaran
Quests ~11k

When you reach exalted status with the Kirin Tor, the achievement The Kirin Tor is awarded.

Rewards

Archmage Alvareaux
<Kirin Tor Quartermaster>
Item Cost Type
Friendly  [Tabard of the Kirin Tor] 1g Tabard
Honored  [Helm of the Majestic Stag] 25g 80s Leather Head
 [Lightblade Rivener] 65g 96s 36c Dagger
 [Shroud of Dedicated Research] 19g 86s 36c Cloak
 [Spaulders of Grounded Lightning] 31g 21s 30c Mail Shoulder
Revered  [Flameheart Spell Scalpel] 74g 12s 9c Dagger
 [Girdle of the Warrior Magi] 26g 37s 52c Plate Waist
 [Mind-Expanding Leggings] 37g 86s 93c Leather Legs
 [Stave of Shrouded Mysteries] 92g 98s 20c Staff
Exalted  [Boots of Twinkling Stars] 46g 13s 26c Mail Feet
 [Fireproven Gauntlets] 36g 5s 39c Plate Hands
 [Ghostflicker Waistband] 25g 42s 75c Leather Waist
 [Robes of Crackling Flame] 40g 53s 90c Cloth Chest
 [Design: Brilliant Scarlet Ruby] 4g Jewelcrafting
 [Pattern: Sapphire Spellthread] 5g Tailoring

In the RPG

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

It is made up of 120 members.[50] They are divided in several levels of importance and influence.

Beneath the ruling council are the archmagi, each of whom is given tasks as the council sees fit. Archmagi do not hold specific positions or responsibilities, beyond the general loyalty to the Kirin Tor and to the world, and the standing obligation to study new human magic whenever it appears. In reality, however, some archmagi have been given the same tasks so often they have essentially assumed responsibility for those jobs. Thus one archmage might be in charge of cataloging all wands, while another handles researching and cataloging all illusions. Several of them work to monitor and maintain the city’s protective dome.[51]

Magi are the lowest members of the Kirin Tor and answer to the archmagi. Any archmage in the sect can issue orders to a mage, provided the instructions still fit within the organization’s goals. As with archmagi, however, most magi settle into specific positions and tasks and work exclusively for one archmage. The ruling council can change this at any time but rarely does so, unless they feel a mage has become a problem in his current position, or if they need him for a different task. Most magi are allowed the freedom to pursue their tasks and studies in whatever manner they choose. Despite the fact that they are the lowest members in the hierarchy, many magi possess great power.[51]

Before the Scourge came, any human mage was welcome in Dalaran. They found peers and a place to stay and to work in peace. Magi with an eye for detail and a strong focus on research were offered membership in the Kirin Tor. This process could take anywhere from a few months to several years — the ruling council did not invite magi until it was sure of their abilities and allegiances. The Kirin Tor became even more cautious about admittance after Kel'Thuzad defected and took many other magi with him.[51]

Following the Third War, they were able to reclaim their city. They erected a glowing dome around the entire city, powerful enough to destroy anyone who touches it, while they worked to rebuild their fallen city.[50][51]

Notes and trivia

  • The Kirin Tor possesses an Advanced Research and Illumination Sect, which Antonidas joined very young.[52]
  • It was described as an elite cadre of the most powerful wizards in the known world.[9]
  • Some mages that acted in the Kirin Tor were at the same time members of the Council of Tirisfal, as evidenced by Indus.[17]
  • While the Kirin Tor officially condemns torture, its members are not always opposed to using information obtained by others through it.[53]
  • Members of the Kirin Tor have to know the flora and fauna of Azeroth for a variety of reasons, many of them dealing with survival.[48]
  • A favored companion of Kirin Tor magi, the  [Albino Snake] makes one wonder whether it's truly a snake or something else altogether.[54]
  • The insignia of the Kirin Tor represents an eye. In the Underbelly of Dalaran there is an unofficial coin called the [Sightless Eye].
  • In The Frozen Throne, Rexxar can get Drek'thar's Spellbook after finishing a quest. The book is filled with pages stolen from Kirin Tor mages that were slain in battle.
  • In the canceled Warcraft Adventures, a bulletin board inside Durnholde Keep indicated that the Kirin Tor was recruiting, complete with a little drawing of a mage tower.

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See also

References

  1. ^ A [90] What Had To Be Done
  2. ^ Ultimate Visual Guide
  3. ^ Ultimate Visual Guide, Updated and Expanded
  4. ^ A [90] The Fate of Dalaran
  5. ^ N [100] Touch of the Kirin-Tor
  6. ^  [Spellbound Solium Band of the Kirin-Tor]
  7. ^ Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Game Manual#A New Generation
  8. ^ N [70] The Contact from Dalaran
  9. ^ a b Blood of the Highborne
  10. ^ a b Day of the Dragon
  11. ^ a b Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Game Manual
  12. ^ N [100 - 110] City Under Siege
  13. ^ H [90] What's in the Box?
  14. ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
  15. ^ N [100 - 110] City Under Siege
  16. ^ "The Guardians of Tirisfal"
  17. ^ a b The First Guardian
  18. ^ "The Seven Kingdoms"
  19. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2
  20. ^ The Last Guardian
  21. ^ Archive of the Tirisgarde#Aluneth, Greatstaff of Magna
  22. ^ a b c Tides of Darkness
  23. ^ Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal manual, The Aftermath of the Second War
  24. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, pg. 24
  25. ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, pg. 79
  26. ^ The Warning
  27. ^ Jaina's Meeting
  28. ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, pg. 137
  29. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3, pg. 64
  30. ^ The Siege of Dalaran (WC3 Undead)
  31. ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, pg. 252
  32. ^ The Dungeons of Dalaran
  33. ^ a b c In the Shadow of the Sun
  34. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3, pg. 90
  35. ^ The Well of Eternity, pg. 5
  36. ^ The Tomb of Sargeras, pg. 13
  37. ^ H [35] Dalaran Patrols
  38. ^  [Belamoore's Research Journal]
  39. ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2015-10-23. Legion: Priest Artifact Review. Retrieved on 2015-11-08.
  40. ^ N Priest [98 - 110] The Light's Wrath
  41. ^ Mage
  42. ^ a b Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War
  43. ^ Tom Chilton at BlizzCon 2013 "...to connect this world of Draenor of 35 years in the past..."
  44. ^ B [94] Making Acquaintances
  45. ^ B [100 - 110] Calling of the Council
  46. ^ N [100 - 110] Author! Author!
  47. ^ N Mage [98 - 110] The Frozen Flame
  48. ^ a b Dawn of the Aspects
  49. ^ Antonidas Memorial
  50. ^ a b Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 154
  51. ^ a b c d Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 155
  52. ^ The Archmage Antonidas
  53. ^ N [71] The Art of Persuasion
  54. ^  [Albino Snake]

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