- This article is about the lore of the Mag'har orcs. For information about the playable Mag'har allied race, see Mag'har orc (playable). For other uses, see Mag'har (disambiguation).
The Mag'har orcs ("uncorrupted" in Orcish), also known as "brown orcs", are the orcs that escaped the corruption of the Burning Legion. On Draenor, they were a result of isolation from the Horde due to being quarantined in Garadar. They have a noble shamanistic tradition cultivating a mighty tribal society that was centered around survival, regulating themselves through ritualized combat and personal honor. On alternate Draenor, the orcs did not take up the fel because of the intervention of Garrosh Hellscream, causing them to remain uncorrupted.
- 1 History
- 2 Notable
- 3 Culture
- 4 Notes and trivia
- 5 Speculation
- 6 Gallery
- 7 References
Years prior to the Blood Pact with Mannoroth, 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 Garad. Those that were quarantined managed to avoid the corruption that plagued even their parents and the rest of the world. The orcs, and Nagrand, came to be referred to as "Mag'har" — which in Orcish means "uncorrupted".
The Burning Crusade
This section concerns content related to The Burning Crusade.
The current leader of the Mag'har, the venerable Greatmother Geyah, is an old and wise orc, yet she recently fell extremely ill. Garrosh Hellscream, the son of Grommash Hellscream, served as the Mag'har's military chief, aided by Jorin Deadeye, son of the venerable chieftain of the Bleeding Hollow clan Kilrogg Deadeye. Garrosh was to succeed Geyah as chieftain of the Mag'har should she pass. Warchief Thrall of the New Horde met with the Mag'har and reconnected with the old traditions. The Mag'har joined the Horde, and taught the orcs about their past and the old ways.
Wrath of the Lich King
Garrosh was the first Mag'har to set foot in Orgrimmar. A number of Mag'har joined the Horde's war effort, notably during the campaign against the Lich King and the Alliance, Deathwing and in the Pandaren Campaign. Mag'har orcs in the Horde became a more common sight once Garrosh became its Warchief.
Among the Mag'har who joined Garrosh on Azeroth are Dranosh Saurfang, Cromush, Grebo, Glubgok, Lucretia, Saurboz, Gash'nul, Rok'nah, Dalgan, and Ishi. Even children like Namond and Gogu ventured beyond the Portal. Korgol Crushskull can be found at the Darkmoon Faire. Mag'har war drummers also participate in the assault on the Seething Shore.
Mists of Pandaria
Alternate Draenor Mag'har
- Main article: Iron Horde#History
For untold generations, the orc clans of Draenor battled one another in endless war. But when Gul'dan offered them the blood of his demonic masters, the disparate tribes of Mag'har—the orcish word for "uncorrupted"—refused the dark bargain and banded together to drive out the Burning Legion. United under the leadership of Grommash Hellscream, the Mag'har pledged to one day repay Azeroth's heroes for aiding their cause. As war against the Alliance intensifies, the Horde must call upon the might of the Mag'har to seize victory.
Battle for Azeroth
Mag'har of Outland
Mag'har of alternate Draenor
|Durotan||Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan||Deceased||Various Locations||Frostwolf orcs, Horde|
|Grommash Hellscream||Warchief of the Mag'har, former warchief of the Iron Horde||Alive||Various Locations||Mag'har, Warsong clan, formerly Iron Horde|
|Geya'rah||Overlord of the Mag'har||Alive||Mag'har, Frostwolf clan, Horde|
|Draka||Durotan's mate and mother of Geya'rah||Alive||Various Locations||Frostwolf orcs, Horde|
- Main article: Orcish (language)
The architecture of the Mag'har seems to be inspired from the orcish 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.
Notes and trivia
- Geyah once called the land of Nagrand itself "mag'har", uncorrupted. As such, the term does not apply only to orcs.
- The adjective derived from "Mag'har" is "Mag'hari".
- Representatives of the alternate universe Mag'har orcs appeared in Orgrimmar with the 8.0 pre-patch, before they were supposed to show up and be made available, due to an unintentional phasing error. They were removed shortly after.
- In Heroes of the Storm, Rehgar Earthfury has a "Draenor Drek'thar Rehgar" skin, which makes him look like a mag'har Drek'Thar, and Johanna has a "Mag'har Warsong Johanna" skin.
Mag'har dire orc.
Mag'har orc male child.
Mag'har orc crest in the Orgrimmar Embassy.
Garrosh Hellscream unique model from patch 5.4.
- Heroes of the Storm
- Fan art
- ^ Ultimate Visual Guide, pg. 115
- ^ Wolfheart, chapter 4
- ^ Jorin Deadeye#Quotes: "Do you know who we are, stranger? We are Mag'har - brown orcs, as I have heard your kind call us."
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron; Christie Golden. Beyond the Dark Portal, 355. ISBN 978-1-4165-5086-0.
- ^ Preview: Mag'har Orcs and Dark Iron Dwarves, April 28th 2018
- ^ Steve Danuser on Twitter
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 23
- ^ Mag'hari Procession
- ^ Steve Danuser on Twitter