- This article is about the Mag'har faction lore. For the race from Draenor, see Mag'har orc. For orcs in general, see Orc.
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- “The Mag'har are survivors: Survivors of a fallen dynasty; Survivors of the Red Pox; Survivors of a shattered world...”
The Mag'har is a faction of the remaining brown orcs of different orc clans that had escaped the corruption of the Burning Legion. recruited them with open arms into the New Horde where they taught the orcs of their past and culture.
Years prior to the Blood Pact with , a virulent plague known as the "red pox" spread among the orcish clans, and Geyah established a quarantine village in Nagrand, naming it Garadar after . For reasons unclear, those that were quarantined managed to avoid the corruption that plagued even their parents and the rest of the world. The orcs, and Nagrand, come to be referred to as "mag'har" — which in Orcish means, literally, "uncorrupted".
Members of the Mag'har have never been corrupted by either Mannoroth or , and thus remained untouched by the Blood Curse. Unlike their former clanmates who live in the ruins of their once-mighty holds, the Mag'har is made up of members of different orc clans who escaped corruption. The current leader of the Mag'har, venerable , is an old and wise orc, yet she has recently fallen extremely ill. , son of the mighty Grom Hellscream, serves as the Mag'har's military chief, aided by , son of the venerable chieftain of the Bleeding Hollow clan, . is also a Mag'har.
After their rediscovery by Thrall, the Mag'har joined the new Horde. Garrosh was the first Mag'har to set foot on Azeroth and Orgrimmar, though many then followed. A number of Mag'har joined the subsequent events of Azeroth - the war against the and the great war against the Alliance during the times of Cataclysm and the Invasion of Pandaria. When the Horde rebelled from Garrosh's reign, many Mag'har could be found in Orgrimmar and the Underhold loyal to Garrosh.
The architecture of the mag'har seems to be based off the buildings from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. This suggests that during the First War, orcs used similar building types to those back at home on Draenor. However, over time, their buildings become more and more "warlike" and less nomadic. Those back on Draenor/Outland never changed their building style.
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All repeatable quests and mobs will give reputation all the way to exalted.
Characters trying to simultaneously earn reputation with the Mag'har and Consortium may want to focus on killing ogres in Nagrand, which award 10 Mag'har reputation per kill, and saving the for Consortium turn-ins, which are good for Consortium reputation from friendly through exalted.
Characters trying to simultaneously earn reputation with the Mag'har and the Aldor may want to focus on killing orcs at Kil'sorrow Fortress in southeastern Nagrand as they drop Marks of Kil'Jaeden in addition to awarding 10 Mag'har reputation per kill.
Quests for the Mag'har begin in Hellfire Peninsula with the quest from Thrallmar. This quest will lead you to a small Mag'har outpost north of Hellfire Citadel. Once in Nagrand, players will find the main Mag'har city, Garadar. The city holds most of the remaining quests that will reward Mag'har reputation.
Note: To talk to most of the NPCs in Garadar, you must have completed the quest chain starting with up until the quest . Alternately you can do the Garadar quest . The Garadar flight master belongs to the Thrallmar faction, so you can always talk to him.
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Be aware that the are also used for Consortium reputation, so think carefully on where you want reputation before handing them in.
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Hero of the Mag'har
This chain becomes available when you have completed all the Mag'har quests, including the Blademaster (series starting with after Diplomatic Measures from ), Demon Hunter (the series starting with from ), and the Sunspring Escort quest called the , and have reached level 66.
- Several brown orcs joined Garrosh on Azeroth, such as Cromush, Grebo, Glubgok, , , Rok'nah, , and . Even children like and ventured beyond the Portal. is in Darkmoon Faire. It is unclear whether the War Drummers of the Seething Shore are from Outland or alternate Draenor.
- Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.
- ^ Jorin Deadeye#Quote: "Do you know who we are, stranger? We are Mag'har - brown orcs, as I have heard your kind call us."
- ^ a b Rosenberg, Aaron; Christie Golden. Beyond the Dark Portal, 355. ISBN 978-1-4165-5086-0.
- ^ Ultimate Visual Guide, pg. 115
- ^ Ultimate Visual Guide
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2