Shirvallah

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Shirvallah
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Gender Female Hearthstone
Race(s) Loa (tiger)
Status Alive

Shirvallah is the Zandalari loa of tigers, also revered by the Gurubashi and Darkspear trolls. Shirvallah's last champion was the Zandalari High Priest Thekal. At some point in the past, Shirvallah's previous Zandalari high priest wielded the Warmace of Shirvallah, a brutal Zandalari mace with an ornate frame which claimed many lives in an unbidden attempt to honor Shirvallah. Long ago, it was lost to the sea with the high priest who wielded it.

In modern times, in order to quell Hakkar the Soulflayer, King Rastakhan sent powerful champions of the loa, the Zandalari High Priests serving Hir'eek, Shadra, Hethiss, Bethekk and Shirvallah, into the ancient city of Zul'Gurub. Despite their best efforts, they fell under the sway of Hakkar and were forced to channel power into the blood god. Ultimately, Shirvallah's Zandalari champion, High Priest Thekal, was slain by the adventurers who entered the city and killed Hakkar.[1]

During the Invasion of Pandaria, after surviving his assassination attempt, Vol'jin conversed with Bwonsamdi and the spirit of his father Sen'jin. During the conversation, he noticed distant laughter that suggested Shirvallah and Hir'eek were enjoying the exchange.[2]

By the time of the war against the Iron Horde, troll druids[3] had created a way for all druids to take on a half-tiger form like those of Shirvallah's champions, called the [Claws of Shirvallah].

Priests of Shirvallah are present in the Hall of the Lesser Loa in Zuldazar.

Followers

Shirvallah in the Gurubashi Arena in Hearthstone.

In Hearthstone

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

In the Hearthstone expansion Rastakhan's Rumble, Shirvallah serves as the patron of Shirvallah's Tigers, a proud and righteous team of troll paladins, and personally appears as a legendary paladin card. Her flavor text reads: "On bended knee Thekal placed his weapon upon Shirvallah’s altar, whereupon she slowly knocked it off with her paw."

Strangely, Shirvallah's Hearthstone appearance is almost identical to Kimbul's model in Battle for Azeroth, even including the scar over the right eye, with only a few armor pieces to set them apart.

Notes

  • Vol'jin described Shirvallah's laughter as a low rumble, in contrast to the high keening tones of Hir'eek.[2]

References

  1. ^ Troll Compendium/Other Trolls#Zandalar Tribe
  2. ^ a b Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde, chapter 2
  3. ^ Chadd Nervig on Twitter - "I'll leave the lore discussion up to @DaveKosak, but I think it's safe to say that it started with troll Druids, at least."