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"Unlike the Alliance, the Horde has clear leaders for every race represented in its ranks. The clearer hierarchy makes things a bit more organized for the Horde, although the Horde has the disadvantage of having at least one race that is only interested in looking out for its own, the Forsaken A wise general learns to balance the orcs’ battle rage with cunning tactics." i know this has a source but from everything in lorethe alliance is the same way the allince has clear leaders aswell and every race is represnted in there ranks while the night elfs maybe not be close like the article says the forskaen are not close in the horde and a clearer hierarchy? the allience has genrerals majors etc a very ordorly army i think this osuld be removed from the section even if it is sourced it still makes the allience look like a disorderly band of thugs and brutes the alliance has just as good leadership as the horde Dark mage999 (talk) 09:49, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

In the Horde, while each race has a leader their ultimate loyalty is to the Warchief. For the Alliance, however, things are much more complex. There is no overall leader, although Jaina and Varian seem to be contending for the post. Among the night elves Tyrande is the official leader, but Fandral Staghelm has much influence and many elves owe their loyalty to him instead. And if Malfurion came back things would be even worse. Humans are split between Stormwind, Theramore, Kul Tiras and Stromgarde, as well as those few still in Lordaeron and the Sons of Lothar, each group following their own leader. It's the difference between a friendship of peoples and a friendship of commanders. User:Jormungand01/sig 12:46, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

but the blood elfs and forsaken they are not extremly close to the horde infact they are planiing to betray the horde (atleast the forsaken are) and the humans are not really that divided each nation sents troops to fight in the allince army and stormwind and ironforge are close allies almost as much as thunderbluff and ogrimnarr also the dranie have alot in common with the humans and night elfs thus bridging the cap between the two races i dont see any thing like that happening to the orcs and forsaken also tyrande and fandral may disagree with eachother but its notlike acvil war is about to start you cant just say becuase the allince has it problems that is is divied and if you do you have to include the horde aswell becuase they are in the same boat as the allince with the blood elfs and forsaken Dark mage999 (talk) 06:08, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

What Jormungand means is that for example if Lor'themar choose to disovey Thrall it will be considered as treason, but if for example Tyrande choose to disovey Varian it would not be considered as a treason but as a diference of ideas as none of the two are leaders but equals. Also use better grammar. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 19:57, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
Obviously the Tauren and soon to be Goblins, as well as the Trolls, would not answer to the Forsaken, they would answer to Thrall or their respective leaders more so. Also, Jaina had no true hold on Alliance leadership, not even a say, until very recently with the rebirth of Dalaran, yet she has been the main leadership in the Alliance article solely because she's the only one in mainland Kalimdor.
So I have to disagree, Cairne especially, he is a founding member of the Horde and part of why the Horde exists, and is the largest giver to it in Kalimdor barring the Orcs themselves. Lor'themar I think is subjective, according to the story he is now the official leader of the Blood Elves, and they are full members of the Horde. However, he is not involved in politics as the other three are, indeed all three seem to be neck deep in policy decisions and running the Horde. I think it's obvious founding members, barring those without a home or resources to donate, are part of the main leadership regardless of how much "clearer" the hierarchy is. Part of the reason is, given ideal circumstances such as in the past, the Alliance would consider defying their leader treason, but that is not true of the current Horde.
Thrall is much more welcoming of opposing views and discussion, he's been betrayed quite a few times and responded with exile where Varian would have them executed. He's also had members of the Horde disobey him and not become wrapped up in protocol, but instead dedicated to discovering the reasons before acting. So in summary, Cairne must be considered part of the main leadership, he is a dear friend and confidant of Thrall, he is a founding member of the Horde, his views carry great weight with the other members including Thrall, and he is arguably leading a nation of equal power to the Orcs and Forsaken. Revrant (talk) 20:40, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
Actually we don't know if goblins, tauren and trolls would not answer the Forsaken, just check out Arathi Basin, all races are fighting by orders of Varimathras. Also, Jaina is considered a main leader of the Alliance just because there is not true leader, every faction has it's own leader and some help each other, like Ironforge and Stormwind (in the Scourge invasion in the comic), but others are just allied (like the night elves, that didn't reinforce Stormwind in the Scourge Invasion). So, as there is no overall leader, we put the most important in the Alliance infobox, but in this case we have an absolute leader, which is the Warchief; we also put Sylvanas because she is the one who gives the orders in the other continent, it would be imposible for one man to give orders across two continents. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 21:56, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
Battlegrounds seem to ignore racial attitudes across the board, so I don't think it's anymore valid than my referencing the achievements. Varian is the actual leader, but Theramore is the "lore" leader with the Night Elves, so it's somewhat confusing to say the least. It's obvious Thrall gives the orders overall, Sylvanas leads her own people, who are after all the dominant faction, and the rest seem to draw orders directly from Thrall, including all non-Forsaken outposts. Still, Cairne is a founding member, leads one of the most powerful factions, is responsible in large part with the Trolls for even allowing the Horde to form, and due to his close friendship and sway with Thrall arguably has far more say in the Horde than Sylvanas does, as she is treated with open suspicion(for good reason). Revrant (talk) 23:39, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
OK, take it to a forum, guys, none of this is going in the article unless something is officially stated. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 23:50, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
No, this is what the talk page is for, to decide these things, none of the information on the Alliance page regarding leadership is "official" either, do not discourage discussion on the topic. Revrant (talk) 00:38, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
No, the talk page is for discussing changes to the article, not hypothetical or general discussion on the subject. Feel free to continue this discussion at our on-site lore forum. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 01:02, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
This is a discussion regarding a change to the article. Revrant (talk) 01:16, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
In that case, I apologize profusely. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 01:18, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
No need, the change is regarding why Cairne should be considered a main leader of the new Horde, given his immense significance in both running it, creating it, and guiding its leader. Revrant (talk) 01:29, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Actually the Cairne wasn't a founder of the Horde. The Horde has always been the same, besides in Reign of Chaos he just fought against the centaur and was aided by Thrall, then he arrived Mulgore and they parted ways, he later joined to pay the debt to the Horde, but when Hellscream was defeated he returned to his home and Thrall continued his journey to Ashenvale Forest. Cairne didn't rejoin the Horde until Baine was saved by Rexxar in The Frozen Throne.
Although Cairne has lack of recent activity since the decision of allowing the Frosaken in the Horde, he is described as Thrall's right hand in Horde Player's Guide, so I'll put that as a citation. But also, after checking the Forsaken section, it isn't told that Sylvanas rules Lordaeron, just her people. Maybe both should be placed under secondary leaders, though Sylvanas still hold strong ties to the blood elves, so I'm not sure if she should be moved. For now I'll left both Cairne and Sylvanas, but if others disagree they should be put in secondary leaders. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 05:35, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Adding my own views, i don't disagree with the change, my revert was simply because a change was made before being properly brought up. That and the fact that Revrant's first edit was arrogant and stated to "reflect fact". Lets make something crystal clear: that is a complete fallacy, there is no "fact" in this matter of where we decide to place Cairne, and claiming to be so is the easiest way to get your edits marked as vandalism, not to be taken seriously, and to make enemies. But judging by this discussion i don't think those were Revrant's intentions.
That being said i don't feel strongly either way on the issue, and while i'd rather see him under main leaders, if the consensus is to ultimetly not allow the change i won't argue against that. I think the issue comes down to what a main leader is. If Cairne is being called a secondary leader because of his inferior position to Thrall, that's okay but i would argue Sylvanas would also need to be classified under a secondary leader for that reason. As it's been stated: The Horde, unlike the Alliance, does have a single ruler. If main leaders is decided by influence, position etc... i would say Cairne as well as Sylvanas is a main leader. There needs to be a distinct difference between Cairne and Sylvanas' positions in order to label them different, and while some have been suggested here i don't find any of them sufficently convincing. Vol'jin rules a small population in Thrall's city and Lorthemar is a temporary reagent as of right now so i wouldn't argue for those in case anyone is wondering.
Like i said: a distinct difference. If Sylvanas has more or less control or a say in all Horde activity in the Eastern Kingdoms in some official capacity, that would be a good reason. If the Horde in the Eastern Kingdoms are noted distinctly as the horde of the eastern kingdoms or something similar, something more than a direct extension of the horde on kalimdor, which Sylvanas has influence in, hat's a good reason. Like the RPG makes a distinction between the two alliances, the western and eastern alliance. If something like that exists then we have a reason to call Sylvanas a main leader but not Cairne. If someone can find such a piece of info we can use it to settle this matter.
Edit: This page has been reverted again since i began this response.Warthok Talk Contribs 05:59, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
In Horde Player's Guide Sylvanas is told to just rules her people, not the entire Horde in the Eastern Kingdoms (i.e. Kargath outpost or the Frostwolf clan); there is not that pice of evidence in the citation that was given, so I changed the infobox. But it's also told that the Forsaken may be the strongest organization within the Horde. So, Sylvanas role may be more or less the same than Cairne, just the leader of his/her faction. As I said, I'll leave both in Main Leader but I'm open to suggestions. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 06:16, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Benitoperezgaldos: I don't mean the original Horde, I mean the new Horde, though lore states it always existed I really have trouble calling a bunch of orcs and a small population of wayward trolls stranded on a sinking island "the Horde". He did leave, though it could be argued he came back to aid them, which to me shows he considered them allies before officially co-founding the home of the new Horde in Durotar, Orgrimmar, and helping them build it.
I suppose I recognize a split between the old and new Horde where the lore doesn't, so I'm at a disadvantage when arguing this.
He very well should be, Thrall depends on him for advice regularly, and the added cite is appreciated given I do not own the guide and was unaware of that.
Warthok: For all my time here I cannot see where arrogance is considered a negative among contributors. ;) However I was merely citing the leaders of the Horde achievement as "fact", not my belief that it is fact. I'd like to think I could not be taken seriously and make enemies based largely on my lack of compassion for retconning and my general disdain for how purple people are so important and favored. ;)
Good reasoning, but given the new cite, and the revelation of the incorrectness of the previous cite, I think the debate is largely done with. I would suggest keeping Sylvanas as a main leader, she obviously, after the events of the Battle of Undercity, holds great sway with Thrall and directs the events of everything north of Thandol Span. Though it appears to be true she holds absolutely no sway with the southern Eastern Kingdoms Horde, who appear to answer directly to Thrall by way of Ratchet and Zeppelin, she is still a primary leader and orchestrator of events, especially given her control over half of the Northrend bases and plans therein. Even further, she is personally directing, alongside Thrall, half of the Horde's military, substantiated with her own military might, so that would be enough to qualify her as a main leader, at least in my mind. Revrant (talk) 07:01, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Agreed, and let me reitterate, i don't dispute Sylvanas being called a main leader, just using her to justify Cairne.Warthok Talk Contribs 09:22, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

I just left Thrall as a main leader and moved the others to secondary leaders, if someone disagree please discuss here first. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 01:50, September 8, 2009 (UTC)

Arbitrary break

I reestablished this as I feel it is quite obvious Sylvanas is not a "main leader", especially after the events of the Battle for Undercity and Wrathgate not only firmly established her as not entirely trustworthy but not in control of the Horde forces in the capacity that was previously assumed. Revrant (talk) 19:22, November 24, 2009 (UTC)
I, too, agree that Sylvanas should be considered a main leader. My opinion may be a tad biased, however. Sylvanas is my second favorite character in lore, just after Kael'thas. Sylvanas definitely has more of a presence than the other leaders, Thrall aside. IconSmall BloodElf2 Male.gifIconSmall Rogue.gif Sebreth (talk) 23:41, November 26, 2009 (UTC)
I think that the only difference between Sylvanas' power and other leader's power is that Sylvanas has influence over another faction, i.e. the blood elves. But I think that Revrant is right, with recent events she seems to has less control than she was assumed to. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 00:18, November 27, 2009 (UTC)

The same problem again, all 5 race leaders were moved to main leader. I think that Thrall should be the only one in main leader, while the rest should be in secondary leaders. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 20:39, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

That has been done according to the Alliance template, which has all race leaders as main.
IconSmall Hamuul.gif Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 20:57, December 6, 2009 (UTC)
I have two problems with that. 1) Leaders should be reported to be as accurate as possible according to information given, as opposed to being reported in a matter that atempts to make things symetrical on the wiki pages of the two playable factions of the currently prominent game in the franchise. Which leads me to my second point: 2) If were including other leaders aside from Thrall it should not be exclusively those who lead playable races, at least it should not be decided by that specific reason. From an in universe perspective, which this is an article about since i don't see any information about Horde players on here, there is no difference between playable races and non playable ones (ogres, Reventusk, etc...)Warthok Talk Contribs 22:33, December 6, 2009 (UTC)
Indeed, though Varian seems to be the main Alliance protagonist lately, he is not of the same importance to the Alliance as Thrall, the designated Warchief, is to the Horde. ~ Nathanyel (talk) 11:39, December 7, 2009 (UTC)

Well, the infobox appears to be changing without discussion. Sylvanas was added again as the "Leader in the Eastern Kingdoms" when it was proven false and is just speculation.
And in answer to the discussion above, I don't think that Vol'jin or Lor'themar would have the same rank as Thrall. Thrall is supposed to be the Warchief, while currently the Alliance doesn't have a Supreme Commander like Lothar was in the Second War; that's the reason why I would leave all the Alliance leaders in the infobox, but remove the Horde leaders with the exception of Thrall. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 20:03, December 26, 2009 (UTC)

I will stay on top of the infobox, it appears people are changing it on a whim without discussion, that is not appropriate. I agree with your deduction, it's based on solid fact, unfortunately due to stubbornness I don't think much headway will be made, one cannot even assert that the Warchief is the leader of the Horde despite a small mountain of evidence without quite a lot of denial and reverts. Revrant (talk) 11:31, December 30, 2009 (UTC)

Command Structure

Why isnt there a command structure like there is for the Scourge and Burning Legion pages? I think one should be added for the Horde and Alliance.--Icon Azgalor.jpgMaelstrong 12:52, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Unlike the Sourge or Burning Legion, it seems hard to tell who's who's superior for all the charismatic leaders of both faction.
Lots of debates inc!
IconSmall Hamuul.gif Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 12:57, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Well, the independent factions within are all leaders following the law. Quel'thalas is technically as equivalent as Mulgore. Gabrirt (talk) 02:57, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Taunka a major member?

Now obviously the Taunka are not a playable race but aren't they major enough to be listed with the other 5 playable ones a major race? My reasoning for this is because they have A: Racial Leader(Roanauk), B: A substantial population(Probably around Trolls), C: Are full members of the Horde(Taunka Questline in Dragonblight), D: Have a capital(If they reclaim Icemist) or will take one big village already settled and make capital(Taunka'le or Winterhoof). This is just a thought I came up with since Taunka unlike the other Horde allied races(excluding the 5 playable) are the only known race as a whole to follow the Blood Oath of the Horde. Rallas (talk) 14:16, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Taunka aren't with enough number or land to be called a major member. They only have a few camps, with most of them being evacuated to Horde settlements. They are similiar to the Revantusk, the MAg'har, the Mok'nathal and the Stonemaul clan. Horde-alligned and soemwhat dependant on them. Gorvar (talk) 21:58, 24 July 2009 (UTC)


It seems to me that the tide of the war has turned in the Horde's favor as of the events of Cataclysm:

  • -they've captured Southshore, and parts of Ashenvale,
  • -they've reinforced Zoram'gar and have captured Silverwind post,
  • -they seem to be launching air assaults on Astranaar,
  • -they've established a presence in Darkshore
  • -they've launched an offensive against Gilneas,
  • -they now also occupy Azshara.

They seem to have launched a major all-around offensive that seems to be working. Lckyluke372 (talk) 03:50, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Where's your source about Southshore, all they've said is the Alliance lost it, that doesn't automatically mean the Horde took it. So far everything you've mentioned is the little info they've released, we don't know whats happened to most of the other zones, the horde heavy zones. Freewind Post could have been destroyed with their mtn bluff knocked over. Hammerfall could have finally been retaken by the Alliance forces. The mountain side could have come crashing down onto Revantusk Village in the Hinterlands... point is we just don't know everything they're planning yet. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 04:23, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
On Blizzcon they said "The Horde finally conquered Southshore". Pudim17 (talk - contr) 11:56, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

They recently said it got flooded, but i think the Forsaken finally got the entire area under their control.Gorvar (talk) 21:31, November 18, 2009 (UTC)

Confusion in the Apothecarium

I was walking through the Undercity today to look at the changes and overheard a peculiar conversation between Master Apothecary Faranell and Overseer Bro'gosh. I was rather shocked to see the orcs not only ignore the human captives but shut them up as well during the dialogue. It strikes me as strange seeing as the cruel experiments are what the Horde want stopped in the first place.AhotahThunderhorn (talk) 04:18, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

Yes, rather major lore inconsistency, the Kor'kron were placed in the city to stop research on the Blight and keep a close eye on the Forsaken, yet the NPCs assist them. Revrant (talk) 11:33, December 30, 2009 (UTC)
They're not there to make the RAS prance around in fields of flowers and sing kumbaya all day. They're just there to make sure they don't betray the Horde. Why should they care about the Alliance prisoners? They're human scum. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 18:32, December 30, 2009 (UTC)
'Cause they're still using them to research the very thing they used to betray the Horde? Revrant (talk) 08:28, December 31, 2009 (UTC)

Why remove "New Horde"?

"This article concerns the Horde's recent history." So the specification "New Horde", to separate it from the old one, fits. ~ Nathanyel (talk) 09:02, January 4, 2010 (UTC)

It was specificly decided New Horde should be removed a while back. Someone managed to sneak it back in without anyone noticing (Rolandius, May 3, 2009). The reason being after long discussion by many people on the wiki the conclusion was reached that while there is a new Horde and an old Horde there is no New Horde or Old Horde. Thus why the Old Horde article was changed to History of the Horde. See the notes at the bottom of that by Baggins explaining the final reasoning.Warthok Talk Contribs 09:18, January 4, 2010 (UTC)
Then I vote for a {{for}}, to distinguish right away between the new Horde and the old one. ~ Nathanyel (talk) 11:38, January 4, 2010 (UTC)
I agree but I think a straight out distinguish (i.e. This is about the new horde for the old horde see...) would defeat the purpose. More appropriate would be something like: "This article is about the Horde's current state, for it's history see History of the Horde".Warthok Talk Contribs 11:46, January 4, 2010 (UTC)

Leader Change?

Shouldn't you guys change Thrall to something like this: Thrall(Garrosh in Cataclysm) Kyuubinaruto123 (talk) 14:06, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

It is still not completely confirmed that Garrosh becomes the permanent warchief. So, no. ~ Nathanyel (talk) 14:43, February 11, 2010 (UTC)
Even if it is permanent, we wouldn't change the leader until Cataclysm actually comes out; it's a future event. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 14:49, February 11, 2010 (UTC)
If we are only going to put it in once Cata comes out then shouldn't Gallywix be removed from the list of leaders on the Horde's main leaders? Rallas (talk) 21:22, August 10, 2010 (UTC)

Recent inclusion of Fel Orcs in the Horde

In the Blasted lands their is the odd sight of Fel Orcs(or at the least red skinned orcs) aligned with the Horde, guarding the Dark Portal. While i currently do not know the extent or reason as to why they have joined the Horde, it begs the question that if Hobgoblins, wyverns, and Dragonmaw can be assigned as a race of the Horde perhaps Fel Orcs should be included as well.

Please note that these Fel Orcs haven't been specifically designated as Dragonmaw.

Marbo1 (talk) 06:23, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Are you sure those aren't brown mag'har orcs? -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 06:25, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
There's a red tint in the air that is making them appear red I believe is what I heard. They are not fel orcs. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 07:05, 3 December 2010 (UTC)


To make sure there is no confusion in what I'm talking about. Marbo1 (talk) 07:42, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Compare with File:Felorc.JPG. The NPCs are not fel orcs. --g0urra[T҂C] 08:40, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
They are "fel orcs",they are Chaos Orcs,they are non-mutated fel orcs IconSmall HighElf Male.gif Aesindor, The Celestial Paladin (Leave a Message) 09:09, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Removing Strengths and weaknesses

That section of the page is out of date, unnecessarily long, and alot of the information there isn't even from the rpg at all. Personally I think both the Horde and Alliance articles should have the strengths and weakness sections cut out.

Copperblast (talk) 04:50, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Boss Mida

On the Horde template thing, she's listed as a leader. On this page, she's not even listed. What's she considered?--Ghoulmaster76 (talk) 18:41, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

It depends on how much of the fan fiction that spawned her is canon. People might assume that the Boss Mida-Goblin Slums relationship is the same as the Vol'jin-Valley of Spirits one. The goblins do not have a capital city, so there is some debate whether Bilgewater Harbor or the Goblin Slums counts as the de facto capital (which would presumably house the faction leader). The goblin page on the official site lists Gallywix as the leader, so I would go with that.--SWM2448 19:22, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Revantusk official members?

Should we promote the Revantusk to official horde members now? Elder Tortusk and Primal Tortusk seem to be saying "for the Horde" a lot in their quests...they don't seem to give off an independent vibe. (Sports72Xtrm (talk) 21:24, 20 January 2011 (UTC))

probably--Ashbear160 (talk) 21:29, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
No. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 22:21, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Leader of the Stonemaul Clan

Does Tharg count as a secondary leader? His position as chief is only rumoured, and that doesn't really guarantee fact. IconSmall Draenei Male.gifFor the Alliance!IconSmall NightElf Male.gifFor the Alliance!IconSmall Worgen2 Male.gifFor the Alliance!IconSmall Gnome Male.gifFor the Alliance!IconSmall Dwarf Male.gifFor the Alliance!IconSmall HighElf Male.gifFor the Alliance!IconSmall Human Male.gifFor the Alliance!TheFairfieldRuler of All Awesomeness!IconSmall Orc Male.gifFor the Horde!IconSmall Troll Male.gifFor the Horde!IconSmall Tauren Male.gifFor the Horde!IconSmall Goblin2 Male.gifFor the Horde!IconSmall Undead Male.gifFor the Horde!IconSmall Ogre Male.gifFor the Horde!IconSmall BloodElf2 Male.gifFor the Horde! 01:20, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Stonemauls have gone through a lot of leadership changes, but it seems like Orhan Ogreblade is leading them. FunOnABun 11:26, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Orhan is just in charge of Stonemaul Hold in Feralas. --Sairez (talk) 04:44, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Sentient Bats and Dragonhawks

All sources i've seen say that these are sentient creatures --MoneygruberTheGoblin (talk) 02:56, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Almost all animals in existence are sentient, and as far as i know those aren't sapient like human and elves.--Ashbear160 (talk) 20:59, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure what source says it, so if you could elaborate on that Moneygruber... I do know Wvyern has been sourced, which is why they were in the infobox. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 21:08, 21 April 2011 (UTC)


Can i know at least why did you revert it gourra?--Ashbear160 (talk) 20:47, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Why the heck did you remove all the icons? now it's harder to associate the races appropriately.--Ashbear160 (talk) 20:49, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
There's already plenty of icons for the races in the infobox, and only icons for the main races are really needed. --g0urra[T҂C] 20:50, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
I don't agree i think it's needed because it makes association with the respective nation/force/alliance significantly easier to see, nevermind that the infobox is either incomplete or doesn't bother to differentiate between major races, allied races, and tamed animals(which are missing a lot in the infobox) while the member part does bother, and the icon for the major races are really the ones that are not needed since they are the most obvious ones of the group--Ashbear160 (talk) 20:56, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
They are as "obvious" as the other races/factions that are in the article. If that's so, have no icons except in the infobox. --g0urra[T҂C] 21:01, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
No they are not, example ravasaur trainers, mag'har orc, dragonmaw orcs, taunks, these become significantly easier to identify with icons in a big list of various different races(which is why the icons were made for and this is a page that needs visual aid to distinguish the races), this page is paralel to other organizations pages which also has icons used like this one(so you're going to have to change all of them), and you still have to decide what people want i the infobox.--Ashbear160 (talk) 21:08, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
So you might as well go remove every racial icon from the scourge, burning legion, alliance, elemental planes, azeroth, outlands since the same rules apply to them, while you do that i'll ask someone else opinion and depending on his answer i may revert it--Ashbear160 (talk) 21:15, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
I was asked to give my opinion, so here it is. Comparing to the Scourge article, the icons are used in the race/creature list, whereas the Horde article where the icons were used, was mostly a list of groups/factions within or aiding the Horde... I don't know, sometimes those icons are overly used in places where it may or may not be appropriate. As one of the maker of the icons I'm happy to see them used, but as an editor/reader I'm finding them to be a distraction when used in anything other than a list. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 21:30, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
Well this is a list, and i can tell you that the icons help me read this page, and the scourge list has a small description in front of each creature describing what they are(since it uses mostly mind control), this is a list of mostly racial political factions that re alllied or part of the horde, the difference is that the scourge article is not structured to distinguish, whetever it's part of the scourge or just allied of the scourge(since it's not playable faction.)--Ashbear160 (talk) 21:38, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
What i am saying is that this is like the list on the scourge list only with more detail on politics.--Ashbear160 (talk) 21:40, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
Unless you want me to make it a list of races in the alliance and the horde... but that would be unpraticl since there's already a list of political factions with races that work too--Ashbear160 (talk) 21:53, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Cleaning time

Ok that's enough of that... nearly everyday this page flipflops with info in the summary box, removed and added again. I'm keeping it locked until we clean it up, discussed (and voted on if needed), and then finalized. At that point and time the article will be unlocked. Should information be either removed or added in excess from what will be discuss, not only will we have a restore point, but said editor(s) will be given a time out. This ends NOW! Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 01:08, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

This apparently will need to be done to the Alliance article as well, and we will be getting to that, maybe not at the same time, but it will happen. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 01:10, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Further discussion about the infobox should be taken to Template talk:Infobox Horde. The article is now re-open for editing. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 20:21, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Cleaning discussion

Topics can be added under this section for the purpose of discussing what has been cleaned or going to be cleaned. Use the ====<Subject name> cleanup==== format for new topics.

Leadership cleanup

Ok, lets start this with defining what should and should not be considered a secondary leader. Under the template it's been defined as the other prominent NPC leaders associated with faction. Is there an disagreement to how it's defined? Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:05, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Agreed.--Ashbear160 (talk) 12:46, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Are there any suggestions for the secondary leadership, for additions to or for removing what is currently there? Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 00:48, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Should Hammul be here? isn't he the horde representative of the cenarion circle or something like that instead of a secondary leader of the horde?--Ashbear160 (talk) 01:44, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
He seems to be an important leader among his people in Thunder Bluff.. not just the druids in Cenarion Circle. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:17, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

For me the secondary leaders of the list must be the leaders of:

  • A) A secondary faction of the:
    • A1) Major members
    • A2) Horde
  • B) Or a High Ranking person or commander
  • C) Or a strategic person on the in organization of the faction
    • C1) Maybe a representative in other important neutral faction

IconSmall ThrallShaman.gifThrall <-- Attends C1
IconSmall OrcBrown Male.gifJorin Deadeye <--Change the ICON!!
IconSmall Liadrin.gifLady Liadrin +++<-- Attends A1
IconSmall Orc Male.gifKarga Rageroar +<-- Attends A1
IconSmall Undead Male.gifMaster Apothecary Faranell+ <-- Attends A1
Stonemaul Chieftains <-- Attends A1

Sunwalkers leaders <-- Attends A1

IconSmall OrcBrown Male.gifHigh Warlord Cromush <-- Attends B++
IconSmall Tauren Male.gifJevan Grimtotem <-- Attends A1
IconSmall Troll Male.gifJor'kil the Soulripper <-- Attends A1+
I consider lesser but still possible:
IconSmall BloodElf2 Male.gifSubjugator Devo <-- Attends A1
IconSmall Nathanos.gifNathanos Blightcaller <-- Attends B +

PS: The numbers of "+" means a reinforce as I appoint as most notable. It's not a solid scale but the limit is 4 times. I want at least a comment of why those "+" should or not be in the list.Gabrirt (talk) 02:03, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Also Hammul is a leader of a tribe in Thunder Bluff, but if he be removed as a representative, it would remove Thrall... Gabrirt (talk) 01:14, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Not sure how C1 makes them a secondary leader within the Horde. And not every organization within the main faction is an important leader, as such not everyone in charge of something needs to go in the infobox. I'm also not sure about your last comment.. Hammul is on the list, hes not being removed. Thrall is not on the list, so he can't be removed.
Your future comments should be about the how the infobox currently is... if a person is currently on the list, there is no reason to put that same person in a list of npcs that should be on the list. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 01:25, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
You should change Jorin's Icon Trough.--Ashbear160 (talk) 01:48, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Reasons requested, fine:
  • Lady Liadrin, might be added
  • Karga Rageroar, not important
  • Faranell, not a prominent character
  • Rexxar and Nathanos Blightcaller - champions, not leaders
  • Tharg, not important and presumed leader, nothing was made official
  • Aponi Brightmane and Tahu Sagewind, not important. If you list them, might as well list the every class leader, no thx.
  • High Warlord Cromush, high ranking member, not important
  • Jevan Grimtotem, new leader of the Thunder Bluff Grimtotem... not a prominent character
  • Jor'kil... really? First of all, hes dead, he ain't leading anything.
  • Subjugator Devo, he did his job within his ranks... hes not a leader.
--Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:20, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Looking over that list, I agree with your deductions entirely, though Lady Liadrin is certainly worthy of being adding in as a secondary leader. Leading the Horde's primary order of paladins, and having good ties to other factions outside of it put her in a very good spot. Other than that, yeah, I think that's about perfect. Grissom (talk) 20:59, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
I actually think Jorin Deadeye should be removed, he is only chieftain of half of a clan, but other then that...everything seems good to go. MoneygruberTheGoblin (talk)

I wonder in Jor'kil's case... Should him be added until the end of the cataclysm (when we can consider him technically dead)?
Maybe should this be your contradiction... They are leaders not notable characters...:
Karga isn't another clan leader, as Jorin and Zaela? I don't see anything blocking him from the list. But he is in the same situation as Jor'kil.
Faranell and Jevan = Same thing as listed, exception with Jor'kil's case.
Rexxar --> Leader (in absence) of the Stonemaul, champion and a notable character...
Gabrirt (talk) 02:38, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Also: Galen is the heir of the trollbane and the "secret" weapon of Sylvanas to reclaim Stromgarde by right. Should he be added? Gabrirt (talk) 02:41, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Icons on the member list Cleanup

I want to readd the icons to the member list so it becomes consistent with every other article like this one and becomes easier to identify the races that are in it.--Ashbear160 (talk) 12:46, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

I don't see a problem with the icons being in the member list. --Sairez (talk) 20:15, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
So coobra could you readd them?--Ashbear160 (talk) 18:42, 7 May 2011 (UTC)
Article is still in cleanup mode, I haven't had time to play with it today, probably won't tomorrow. I've only touched the infobox at this point. Have patience. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:26, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
I'm favor to the icons, without them is easier to get lort on the thext. And the article stays with a better look than simple "exhaustive" text. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gabrirt (talk · contr).

Races infobox Cleanup

On the race part of the infobox should we include mounts and animals?--Ashbear160 (talk) 20:44, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

I don't see a problem with adding the mounts to the section but what you mean by animals? --Sairez (talk) 21:36, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
No, don't add it. It's used for major races. --g0urra[T҂C] 21:37, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
That makes sense. --Sairez (talk) 21:41, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
I kept Wyvern on the list, cause they're sourced as being intelligent. Not sure why the bats and dragonhawks were on the list, so they're gone. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 23:42, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Are there any races that are within the Horde that are currently missing? Or are there any races currently on the list that should be removed? Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 00:49, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Depends do you think? orc sub-races should be there too?(chaos, black dire and mag'har?) i think we should list all of the orc sub-races
although i don't want wyvern on the infobox, altrough they are sourced intelligent, they act as mounts to the horde not as allies or something that brings anything other than flight to the horde, essentially they act as mounts and not members of the horde(honestly i think blizzard forgot they were intelligent).--Ashbear160 (talk) 01:39, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
I really don't want to list sub-types of the same thing. Brown or Green, they're both orcs. There are no dire orcs in the Horde... and only 1 known dire orc to even had exist.... as for chaos orcs, it's still speculation and we're going to avoid adding any speculation this go. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:11, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
You forgot boulderside kobolds--Ashbear160 (talk) 01:41, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
I haven't really done that zone since the change, so I'm not completely familiar with the storyline that takes place... but from what I understand, don't they basically become slaves? Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:11, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Subjugator Devo has a plan to make them servants but ends up calling them allies after they beat back an Alliance squadron. --Sairez (talk) 02:24, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
I think Slave races count, as long as they are slaves and not prisoners or experimental pygmies--Ashbear160 (talk) 02:53, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Ok, I finally did that kobold quest chain... I understand Devo calls them allies at the end, but looks to me as though they never joined the Horde, that they're still being subdued. Even when you release the army to attack the Alliance their names are still Subdued Kobold. So from what I see, they're still slaves not truly part of the Horde. And no, slaves/prisoners should not count as part of the faction... because just that, they're not part of it, they're being controlled against their will. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 04:14, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
Slaves are different from prisoners, most of the scourge members technically are slaves and the hordess also enslaved a ogre tribe in the blasted lands, they are working for the horde against their will.--Ashbear160 (talk) 13:15, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Revantusk Trolls Cleanup

Should they be added to the other members section? I mean they are fighting to claim the Hinterlands for themselves and the Horde, and forest trolls can be seen in Overlord Krom'gar's army in Stonetalon. --Sairez (talk) 21:41, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

They're currently under Horde-aligned. Have they joined the Horde, or still just aligned with them. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 23:26, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
While nothing official has said anything about it, it is implied that they have become member with their open support of the Horde. The presence of Forest Trolls in Krom'gar's army also increases the chances of them joining the Horde. The Grimtotem, Alliance, and the Horde are calling the assault on the Grimtotem in Stonetalon as being carried out by the Horde and not the Horde and it's allies. --Sairez (talk) 23:35, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
I think we should move them from horde aligned to allies, when they say "for the horde" it's little doubt that they are pat of the horde--Ashbear160 (talk) 01:43, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
So what do we change them to allies or not?--Ashbear160 (talk) 22:15, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Population Cleanup

Just throwing this out here, but if we're taking the somewhat disputed RPG numbers as undisputed canon (or worth using in the article), then 549,410 should be approximately correct for the Horde. Working from the high elf number, that's what the Horde is rounded up to when blood elves are added into the equation. I'd rather we scrap population altogether until the day comes they release some up-to-date and reliable, non-errata-ridden and retconned numbers, but alas. Not much else to say on the subject, aside from perhaps adding Grand Magister Rommath to the list of secondary leaders. Leading the Horde's most magically-inclined sect of individuals warrants it, in my eyes. Grissom (talk) 10:33, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

You know the policy on neutrality of sources on Wowpedia. Theres no wiggle room there but I do agree it may be better to simply scrap population all together considering the information, while it can't be called incorrect or non-canon, can be considered outdated what with new allies, the war in northrend, the war against the nightmare, the shattering, etc...Warthok (talk) 16:07, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
At best, those numbers were correct at the time they were given. Since then, as you say, new allies have joined the Horde while others have died or left. Unless they've gained and lost members at the same rate, it's probably easiest to simply remove it. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 17:52, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Indeed, and the numbers of factions/organizations should be removed altogether, unless it's been updated in the last (few) year(s) - the RPG information is way outdated. --g0urra[T҂C] 18:02, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Agreed. Unless the population numbers came from the Dark Factions, that was fairly recent. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 23:34, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Fairly recent, but still outdated with the addition of goblins and worgen and the immense losses in Northrend. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 00:25, 7 May 2011 (UTC)
You are correct... very well.... hmm, we could do a new parameter for the infobox, last known population/membership. In case users would like to know what their numbers once was. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:28, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
"Last recorded population: X" could work, but yeah, it's probably best to abandon it completely until we get something up-to-date to work with. Grissom (talk) 14:32, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Notable Leaders Cleanup

I think the part that says that sylvanas is the leader of eastern horde, since unlike the alliance, the horde is significntly more centralized on the role of warchief, i also have the suggestion to subdivide that template further to include each memeber state maybe--Ashbear160 (talk) 18:19, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

There's no such thing as the "eastern Horde." Beyond that, it falsely implies she's somehow leading the blood elves. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 20:45, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Subdividing the template is a bad idea. The races are more united to the races on their same continent, but they are NOT separate organizations. Sylvanas is sponsoring and extorting the blood elves, but she is not leading them.--SWM2448 21:35, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
After rereading the article, I think the "The Two Hordes" section really needs a rewrite. It's treating the Kalimdor and EK "versions" as two separate organizations, and lumping Rend's Horde in with the EK Horde, which is entirely wrong. Garrosh's Horde shouldn't be subdivided geographically, and Rend's Horde shouldn't be lumped in with it at all. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 21:48, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
The horde leadership is centralized in the warchief and not it's memberstates like the alliance his--Ashbear160 (talk) 01:52, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
If someone wants to rewrite the "The Two Hordes" section I'll gladly replace it. And I agree on the notable leaders template, merged them. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 13:30, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Notable Leaders Section Position

I have another suggestion, i think the notable leaders section should be either before or after the member section, it "feels" wrong that such a important section would be at the end of the article.--Ashbear160 (talk) 17:29, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Reputation Cleanup

I think that last part should be removed, first it sounds like it's exploitation of a glitch, second that quest has been removed, third i think that has nothing to do with horde lore.--Ashbear160 (talk) 14:10, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Text Cleanup

Coobra!!!!! Again I'm considerably angry and/or frustrated and/or disappointed because you remove every text that I added before, apparently without consult and arbitrarily. I did valuable edits adding factions and leaders, please revert all alterations in the text and comment if there are something wrong. Gabrirt (talk) 01:34, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Chill man, the article is in cleaning mode for a reason.--Ashbear160 (talk) 01:38, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
I think that should be a difference of a clean and a removal of right content.Gabrirt (talk) 01:42, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Yea... Gabrirt, your edit warring is THAT reason. There is a easier road that could be taken to fix everything... and should you continue acting like you do, we will take that road. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 01:43, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Ein??? Speak simple English please. But I get a bit of your talk: What my edit conflict (a thing that isn't only mine, considering that exist someone to counter-edit (without discuss as well; in my talk page I explained somethings to a certain person)) have in relation with my apparent correct adds on the text? Someone would necessarily counter-edit them? I think that you exaggerated.(Gabrirt (talk) 01:52, 13 May 2011 (UTC))
Here's simple English for you. WHEN I get to working on the text within the article I WILL review the changes you've done compared to how it was before you touched the page. As you can see on my to do list I have kept what you did. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:01, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Your to-do list is GIGANTIC--Ashbear160 (talk) 02:07, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Ah, thank you. But why you reverted all instead keep cleaning on my last edit? If it's a cleanup, you could remove the eventual "exaggerate" things in the box calmly part by part. Gabrirt (talk) 02:18, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Language Cleanup

I have to observe that Low Common is speaked by many Horde members and races. That's a true. Gabrirt (talk) 02:18, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Hmm, I guess if we're going to list races like the Kobold as part of the Horde, might as well list Low Common as a language. It will be added. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:22, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Lockout changing

After making a new template to serve just this article I got to thinking... it's the infobox that falls under constant edit wars, not the article itself. So I think we'll move the entire infobox to the template, lock the template, and allow edits to flow here once again. That way all changes to the summary box will have to be approved by the community thus preventing future edit wars... is this agreed? (The same will happen to the Alliance article) Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 22:13, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Ok... Could you do it to other faction templates too when they get more developed?--Ashbear160 (talk) 22:16, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
I don't see them heavily fought over, as we do with Alliance and Horde, so likely not. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 22:19, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Leadership of the Blood Elves

Since it seems like Lor'themar, Rommath and Halduron rule they Blood Elves equally, and excuse me if im wrong. But if so they should be added as main leaders. Unless we are going exclusively by game mechanics.MoneygruberTheGoblin (talk)

It's more like we're going by the official site than the game mechanics. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 22:26, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
Halduron and Rommath are secondary leaders, they've been referred to as Theron's "advisors" at one point and each have a clear leadership role, but Lor'themar is the one who makes the decisions and calls the shots. Grissom (talk) 10:46, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Black Dragonflight

Should the Black Dragonflight be added? The are part of the Horde through the Dragonmaw Clan and the Demon Chain, then again they are in a similar situation as the boulderside kobolds MoneygruberTheGoblin (talk) 18:01, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Deathwing briefly allied himself with the Horde, but he and his flight were never PART of the Horde. Even if they were, they haven't been for a very long time now. The same is true for the Red Dragonflight. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 19:22, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Well that isent what i meant, I mean that the Horde-Dragonmaw Clan in cataclysm have used black drakes in the twilight highlands.This includes in the fight against Skullcrusher The Mountain. IconSmall Goblin Male.gifIconSmall Goblin2 Male.gifIconSmall Gallywix.gifIconSmall GoblinDeathKnight Male.gifIconSmall UndeadGoblin.gif IconSmall Gilgoblin Male.gifIconSmall Hobgoblin.gif MoneygruberTheGoblin (talk contribs) 20:51, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
We could mention that the Dragonmaw in twilight highlands enslaved and use them as mounts but just the dragos there's a difference betwe the black dragos and the black dragonflights.--Ashbear160 (talk) 22:35, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Alright that sounds about right but should we add them to the races box as well? IconSmall Goblin Male.gifIconSmall Goblin2 Male.gifIconSmall Gallywix.gifIconSmall Gazlowe.gifIconSmall GoblinDeathKnight Male.gifIconSmall UndeadGoblin.gif IconSmall Gilgoblin Male.gifIconSmall Hobgoblin.gif MoneygruberTheGoblin (talk contribs) 23:20, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Yes, Since the wyvern are there, But only the drakes and not the entire dragonflight.--Ashbear160 (talk) 23:26, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Alright i've added them to the Dragonmaw section, now all we need is to add them to the template.IconSmall Goblin Male.gifIconSmall Goblin2 Male.gifIconSmall Gallywix.gifIconSmall Gazlowe.gifIconSmall GoblinDeathKnight Male.gifIconSmall UndeadGoblin.gif IconSmall Gilgoblin Male.gifIconSmall Hobgoblin.gif MoneygruberTheGoblin (talk contribs) 23:29, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
A note is fine... but they're not going on the template. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 04:03, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
Ah not a large enough group? IconSmall Goblin Male.gifIconSmall Goblin2 Male.gifIconSmall Gallywix.gifIconSmall Gazlowe.gifIconSmall GoblinDeathKnight Male.gifIconSmall UndeadGoblin.gif IconSmall Gilgoblin Male.gifIconSmall Hobgoblin.gif MoneygruberTheGoblin (talk contribs) 04:30, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
That is one reason. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 04:32, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Frostwolf clan

The Frostwolf clan, led by Far seer Drek'Thar refuse to help the Forsaken. High Warlord Cromush assures "...that he will know of the Frostwolf clan's treason!" If so, should they not either be removed or entered into a section about former members? TherasTaneel (talk) 20:15, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

No as far as we know they didn't leave the horde, they just refused to work with the forsaken--Ashbear160 (talk) 20:39, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
I'd wait until the storyline is continued before making that inference; all we know is that Drek'Thar doesn't like the Forsaken. They're still the Horde faction in AV, still part of the Horde and with Horde Frostwolf NPCs scattered around the place. Grissom (talk) 21:03, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Forsaken zombies not ghouls

The Forsaken have one zombie Algernon, they don't have ghouls. User:Ultimatex (talk)

Although it may be for gameplay mechanics, they had ghouls in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 01:06, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
That is probably why it was in the infobox... but as of late, they no longer have ghouls. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 01:40, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
They have more than one zombie in Undercity. Boyle at least.--SWM2448 02:04, 24 September 2011 (UTC)


I think the current members of the Horde-aligned section should be moved to the other sections.

  • The Revantusk trolls due to their actions as of recent events. They appear to be in a state similar to the Stonemaul Ogres, the Boulderslide Kobalds and the Shatterspear Trolls. Minor members but ultimately still apart of the Horde. This is particularly evident since if they were aligned with the Horde and not allies/members they at least be Neutral or Unfriendly to the Alliance instead of outright hostile.
  • The Ravasaur Trainers should be added under the Darkspear section not only because they are Darkspear trolls but to be aligned with the Horde would mean they consider themselves more separated then if they were allies.

To be Horde-aligned makes me think of what the Sunreavers are. Members of the Kirin Tor while also being friendly with the Horde while Neutral with the Alliance. --SuperN (talk) 17:25, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Trained Beasts

I've had an idea for a while to possibly make a part of the page in witch we list the mounts and companions of Horde members. Like Forsaken Spiders or Orcish Wolves instead of listing them under the factions themselves. Kind of a long shot but i'd like to hear what you all think. Inv helmet 44.pngInv helmet 119.png MoneygruberTheGoblinChieftain of the Gentleman Tribe(talk contribs)

  • IconSmall Raptor.gifRaptors - The Darkspear tribe have brought many of their raptor mounts from their home of Stranglethorn.
  • IconSmall Bat.gifBats - The Darkspear tribe have used bat mounts traditionally with their unstable concoctions to burn down enemy bases. The forsaken also use these mounts.
  • IconSmall Dragonhawk.gifDragonhawks - The elves of Silvermoon have used the majestic dragonhawks of Quel'Danas as mounts for centuries.
  • IconSmall Worg.gifWolves - Even during their time on Draenor the orcs used wolf mounts. They are treated as equals and hunting partners among the Horde.
  • IconSmall Spider.gifSpiders - The forsaken and specifically their Dark Rangers have began to breed and tame spiders to assist them in combating the worgen
  • IconSmall SkeletalHorse.gifSkeletal Horses - The Forsaken used these noble animals as mounts in life so they found it fitting to raise them into death as their mounts.
  • IconSmall Hawkstrider.gifHawkstriders - Because of their beauty and grace the blood elves have decided to make the Hawkstriders their war mount of choice.
That's an interesting idea...--Ashbear160 (talk) 02:23, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, Ashbear. Inv helmet 44.pngInv helmet 119.png MoneygruberTheGoblinChieftain of the Gentleman Tribe(talk contribs) 19:33, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
Finish it an we'll see what problems arise.--Ashbear160 (talk) 21:15, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
I may be missing more but there you are. Inv helmet 44.pngInv helmet 119.png MoneygruberTheGoblinChieftain of the Gentleman Tribe(talk contribs) 21:58, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
I'd hate to necro this but does anyone else have an opinion? Inv helmet 44.pngInv helmet 119.png MoneygruberTheGoblinChieftain of the Gentleman Tribe(talk contribs) 23:31, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
I don't really like the concept, much like the every little member "race" issue, regardless of where it is. Sorry.--SWM2448 01:17, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Ice Trolls

I don't know if this obscure npc justifies calling Ice Trolls a race of the Horde. And I love the Horde, but we need limits. Inv helmet 44.pngInv helmet 119.png High Warlord MoneygruberTheGoblinChieftain of the Gentleman Tribe (talk contribs) 01:56, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

It's in the non factional section so i say let it slide :P--Ashbear160 (talk) 03:04, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
I suppose. But my better judgement says they are Darkspears and a npc creator really likes the color light blue. Inv helmet 44.pngInv helmet 119.png High Warlord MoneygruberTheGoblinChieftain of the Gentleman Tribe (talk contribs) 03:15, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
This is much to far. If we don't have any references to this race being part of the Horde is shouldn't plain be on here. It's like including quilboar because of that piggy locked in the barrens. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 00:34, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
That's not really a fair comparison... the troll in AV fights for the Horde while the quilboar was a prisoner. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 00:53, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Still... It seems really arbitrary to list ice trolls under "Major Members" just because - and I'll quote the article on this since it illustrates quite clearly how ridiculous it is - "A single ice troll is speculated to be serving the Frostwolf Clan." -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 00:57, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Well, he just changed the line to that, prior to commenting, but I agree, not sure why it would even be in the Major members section in the first place... even if ice trolls were part of the Horde. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 01:54, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Do you have any type of citation that says that the troll is a member of the Horde? Or that it's even an ice troll? Wouldn't you think that if the Horde had a group of Ice trolls supporting them it would be mentioned somewhere? A human served the Horde once. I forgot her name. A Tauren was also with the Alliance. But we don't mention them do we? It get's to a point we're it's too much. And I think we crossed that line a long time ago. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 00:56, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
He is a member of the Horde and he seems to look like an ice troll. I doubt that this means that ice trolls are a Horde race, but it means that an ice troll is a member of the Horde.--SWM2448 01:52, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
That particular troll (Frostwolf Stable Master) is part of the Frostwolf Clan which is part of the Horde. Now I'm not going to say for a fact she is an ice troll, she could be an old jungle troll, however, she also could have been part of the Winterax tribe that joined the winning team. When in doubt, we judge by their model, and she is using the looks ice troll females are given. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 01:54, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Then were do we draw the line? Chaos orcs are almost as bad. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 01:56, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
I think the main problem is that an entire race can never be part of the Alliance or the Horde. You are never born to be part of an organisation. There are several groups, factions or individual members (like the ice troll), but never a whole race. --LemonBaby (talk) 05:49, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Ice trolls are listed under the orcish clans for a reason. It shows that the trolls are loyal to the frostwolves. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 05:54, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
But frost trolls are not loyal to the frostwolves. One ice troll is, not an entire race. It is like saying that the blood elves are loyal to humans because of Valeera. --LemonBaby (talk) 06:14, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
I agree with Lemon on this, one example doesn't make the entire race(unless the sole example is most of the race), however chaos orcs(or the thing we call chaos orcs) are a sizeable group in the dark portal--Ashbear160 (talk) 11:15, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
A NPC that can also generate as blood elves and other races is a large group? This whole argument is idiotic. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 17:57, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Nothing like generating of races for NPCs do not exist in WoW as far as i know. NPCs are set in stone --Mordecay (talk) 18:25, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Your kidding right? Those Horde Portal Sentries also spawn as blood elves. Im sure of it. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 18:29, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
You are sure right. There are 3 Belfs, 3 trolls, 2 Fel Orcs and one green orc. + also a named goblin, a fel orc and a orc. Though, they are not generating, they are simply set. --Mordecay (talk) 10:45, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
Some orcs there are red.--SWM2448 22:02, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Some. We cant even prove they are chaos orcs or fel orcs. They could easily be Mag'har One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 22:06, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Chaos or Fel but they are there. Lets better not to speculate what they could be and admit what we can really see. --Mordecay (talk) 22:11, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Look at Garrosh. His skin seems red. We dont say he's a fel orc now. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 22:33, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Garrosh is orange, but supposed to be brown.--SWM2448 22:50, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
In this case wowpedia is using Chaos orcs as representive of orcs with red skin without the most obvious mutations shown in Fel Orcs (i think).--Ashbear160 (talk) 23:00, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
I'd rather not.--SWM2448 23:08, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Me neither, but i rather call them chaos orcs(because they looked like the chaos orcs of WCIII) than red orcs...--Ashbear160 (talk) 23:11, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
You would "rather" and that doesn't make it right. We are to publish what Blizzard says. Not you, Ashbear. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 23:16, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Blizzard does not always say what things are. I think they are either fel orcs or an error.--SWM2448 23:35, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Fel orc are exactly what the New Horde tries not to be. You would atleast think it would be mentioned. If you want to make speculation sections on the articles. Fine. But keep it off this page. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 23:53, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
I've found a perfect example. Renzik "The Shiv". He is a Goblin in Stormwind but we dont list goblins as an Alliance race. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 03:12, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
Ugh don't post things in the middle of a topic, put it at the end...--Ashbear160 (talk) 03:17, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
My point still stands. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 03:19, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
And i agree with the "Ice Troll is not a race of the horde" argument--Ashbear160 (talk) 03:25, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
A decision needs to be made. Perhaps a vote is in order. One Giant Angry Badger (talk) 03:32, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
What we need is sanity and focus. Just remove the note, or make a section for NPCs of unusual race that are in the Horde or the Alliance.--SWM2448 03:39, 8 July 2012 (UTC)


Is it safe to remove Garrosh and Zaela from the leader list since they are no longer a part of the Horde? Cannibeans (talk) 21:02, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Waiting till Warlords is even close. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 21:48, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
I believe, with the launching of War Crimes, is safe remove Garrosh and add Thrall back as leader of the orcs. I also believe that with the ongoings of the Cataclysm, High Warlord Cromush should be added by being both a high ranking member of the Horde and a "guardian" of Sylvanas.Gabrirt (talk · contributions) 23:48, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Also: I believe that Faranell by being the leader of the Royal Apothecary Society should be added as a secondary leader.Gabrirt (talk · contributions) 23:48, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Template talk:Infobox Horde#Additions. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 04:57, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Orc leader

It seems that the new orc leader is Varok Saurfang (source) Kandooww ^^ (talk) 10:04, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes, exactly. It seems. Let's wait for more info before updating associated pages. --Mordecay (talk) 10:15, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Troll leader

Rokhan, Gadrin, Vanira - we have no yet heard anything about who the new troll leader might be, is that correct? Dajax02 (talk) 10:48, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Correct. --Mordecay (talk) 10:57, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Seeing as Rokhan is present during H [100] A Royal Audience alongside the Horde's racial leaders (just as all the racial Alliance leaders are present during A [100] A Royal Audience), isn't that a pretty good indication that he has taken Vol'jin's place as leader of the Darkspear? Dajax02 (talk) 17:26, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Seems worthy to be put as a speculation in the darkspear tribe and Rokhan pages IMO Xporc (talk) 18:23, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Worth mentioning single member races?

The Horde has at least 1 Centaur member. Markus0i (talk) 15:50, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Revision of leadership

As with the Alliance I feel it's time to review those listed as leaders in the infobox.

Obviously we cannot yet move Rokhan to main leaders, however sure we are of him being Vol'jin's successor, before it is confirmed by Blizzard. But there are others I feel should be added to secondary leadership, Eitrigg among these. He has had a position close to the warchief for years and one of those few who participated in the dinner among the leaders of the Horde at the end of Legion.

The secondary leadership among the Highmountain and Nightborne should be listed as well I think. Jale Rivermane, Lasan Skyhorn, Oculeth, Valtrois and Ly'leth Lunastre.

There are quite possibly others who could be added as well, High Warlord Volrath among these.

Thoughts and feelings? Dajax02 (talk) 19:18, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

I feel these templates are getting too big for their own good IMO Xporc (talk) 19:52, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
They really are. Somewhere along the line "secondary leader" wound up being defined as "anyone in any sort of leadership position in the Horde/Alliance." -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 21:06, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
I would agree that's especially the case with the Alliance infobox. Man, the number of important leaders the Alliance apparently has... Lorna Crowley and Muninn Magellas (I have never seen this guy involved in anything, ever)? What are they even doing on that list? Dajax02 (talk) 21:53, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Tbh, maybe we should move the former leaders to a section of the page and only put in the template the faction leaders, and other leaders that have a lot of influence (e.g. Thrall, Eitrigg, Rokhan...) and those with the higher titles. --Ryon21 (talk) 21:09, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
I can get behind that. Remove the Battleground leaders and such. Dajax02 (talk) 21:49, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
I proposed removing Volrath and Tremblade because they seemed more like one-time mobs instead of real lore characters. Even though they're now recurring, I agree with Ryon that we need to look at who we should remove instead of add, and they would be among the first that have to go. Since many more allied races are planned, we might need to give their leaders a separate section in the future. --ShadowShade81413 (talk) 23:45, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Including this discussion, I propose something like this:

  • Alliance secondary leadership: Jaina Proudmoore, Mathias Shaw, Brann Bronzebeard, Vereesa Windrunner, Shandris Feathermoon, Jarod Shadowsong, Darius Crowley, Captain Fareeya, Magister Umbric. Arguably Danath Trollbane, Halford Wyrmbane, Nobundo and possibly others.
  • Horde secondary leadership: Thrall, Eitrigg, Drek'Thar, Rokhan, Hamuul Runetotem, Nathanos Blightcaller, Halduron Brightwing, Grand Magister Rommath, Lady Liadrin, Aethas Sunreaver. Arguably Nazgrel and possibly others as well.

Thoughts and suggestions? Dajax02 (talk) 11:04, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

I would like Danath and Kurdran to stay; Danath is leading a warfront in BfA in which all the other leaders present are listed. Nobundo should stay if Liadrin does. Wyrmbane doesn't have a lot of lore to him. Eitrigg seems to have replaced Nazgrel as both warchief's advisor and as Danath's counterpart. --ShadowShade81413 (talk) 19:24, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

I invite you to see this disscusion about the secondary leaders and former leaders : Template talk:Infobox Horde#Secondary Leaders BfA - former leaders and theater of operations to know What do you think about that suggestions SargerasDoomhammer (talk) 20:20, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Let's continue this discussion at Forum:Defining Secondary Leaders. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 22:21, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Politics of the Horde

I'm going to take a question I just asked in the edit summary box to this forum - wouldn't it be cool to add the known laws of the Horde to the "Politics"-section, instead of just detailing the disaprovement of Garrosh. I'm sure there are many small bits of information to pick up from different sources. Do they pay taxes? What are the punishments for different crimes? When are one deemed a traitor - those sorts of information would be really cool to have gathered in one place. --Amargaard (talk) 14:50, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

Sure, why not, but what is there to tell? Xporc (talk) 16:33, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
It's not like I know that yet - kinda hoped you did - but we could be on the look-out. My guess would be the starting zones established some basics of average Horde citizens, the goblin storylines and ressource-gathering quests could maybe provide some intel on the economics, and the Warchief's Command Boards could hint at a general volunteer culture - maybe sometimes even direct orders to able-bodied citizens. I feel like there's much to tell, but don't know where to begin --Amargaard (talk) 17:29, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, starting zones may contain some bits. Also maybe the Shattering book. Also treaties. Oh, really interesting topic to cover! --Mordecay (talk) 17:35, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
Since we're talking about the Horde, what about doing a similar thing for the Alliance? The only things that come to mind are the Alliance Internment Act, Tirion Fordring's trial and excommunication, and the ousting of the traitorous Alterac nobles. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Xporc (talk · contr).
Sure - same thing for Alliance... Although I just realized there is an "organization"-title on the page, detailing some of the political command structure, warrior oaths and whatnot. This led me to believe we should merge the two sections. I don't believe the current text in the "politics"-section serves its purpose as it is more of a historical summary. Opinions? --Amargaard (talk) 18:44, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, no sense keeping Garrosh-related stuff in the Politics section when he's been replaced by two warchiefs already. Xporc (talk) 19:06, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

I couldn't restrain myself - had to organize the information in a matter that made more sense... The politics, culture and command structure of the faction all united in the "Organization"-section - what do ya think?--Amargaard (talk) 10:02, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

That's cool, I just put in the "History" section the high points of the "Political" section that were not there already Xporc (talk) 12:44, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
Great - sorry, I missed that. Hopefully, it could bring the history-section to attention - it clearly needs a loving hand, I'm sure someone would find it fun to fill it out. In the meantime, I'm speculating if the political section could include some kind of list over ranks in the horde... not sure how to pull it off yet--Amargaard (talk) 01:57, 21 December 2018 (UTC)


I haven't been up to par with the BfA storyline completely but I understand that Rokhan is the official leader of the Darkspear tribe at the moment, in which case he should be listed under the Horde leaders in the info box on the right (he isn't at the time of writing this).

In addition, thoughts on adding Nathanos to that list as well? He's a major Horde leader right now and the unofficial leader of the Forsaken while Sylvanas is the warchief, from what I understand (please correct me if I'm mistaken on this).

I feel like Rokhan should be added, but I'm up for debating & discussing Nathanos' status as a Horde leader. Please let me know, and if we're in agreement I'll proceed to act accordingly. Nico di angelos (talk) 17:47, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

EDIT: pardon my sloppiness, I just noticed there was a bigger discussion that was already had with regards to this, consider this a proposal to update the leadership template for the Horde info box for BfA, since we now know that Rokhan is an official Darkspear faction leader, at least. Nico di angelos (talk) 17:53, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

This official page, updated for Battle for Azeroth, says they have no leader: Xporc (talk) 18:07, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
And so does the prelude novel to BfA, Before the Storm. The Darkspear trolls have not found a new leader to replace Vol'jin yet.
As for Nathanos, I don't think he is ever called leader of the Forsaken at any point. -- MyMindWontQuiet 21:31, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Horde Forces

So... I admit I like merging the sections. I just did it a couple of times on this page, and I truly find some beauty in a page that is not repeating the same information several times over. That brings me to the "Horde Forces"... are there any reeeal good reason for them having their own sub-section, instead of being part of the racial list of organizations above? If not, I's recommend yet another merge.--Amargaard (talk) 01:57, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

I don't really mind as long as no information is lost and the Alliance page is similarly updated for consistency Xporc (talk) 00:18, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Ditto, same as Xporc. — Surafbrov T / C / P 00:20, 22 December 2018 (UTC)