|Occupation||High Chieftain of Highmountain|
Ulan Highmountain was the High Chieftain of Highmountain and leader of the Highmountain Tribe until he was murdered by Dargrul the Underking with the stolen . He was succeeded as chieftain by his daughter, Mayla.
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When the Burning Legion returned to Azeroth, Ulan called a meeting with the other leaders of Highmountain — , , and of the drogbar — at Thunder Totem at the request of Spiritwalker Ebonhorn. Once his daughter Mayla joined the meeting, Ulan asked her what she saw at the Broken Shore, where the Alliance and Horde forces suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Legion. Ulan then asked Ebonhorn what he knew and why he had called the meeting. The spiritwalker revealed that he had seen a message left by the spirits deep within Neltharion's Vault: that the Legion's fall would come at the hands of champions from outside Highmountain, empowered by the and aided by all the peoples of an undivided Highmountain. This caused outrage among Dargrul and the tauren chieftains, who said that the Hammer belonged to the people of Highmountain alone. Mayla asked Ebonhorn if he was certain, to which he replied that he was, and that the tauren and drogbar were bound by fate to aid the foreign champions. Ulan responded that the Highmountain Tribe would obey the spirits, and Jale, Lasan and Torok begrudgingly said that their tribes would do so as well. In response, however, Dargrul claimed that he had also visited Neltharion's Vault but had seen nothing of outsiders — only that strength would drive back the Legion. Without warning, he leaped forward and grabbed the hammer while his hooded bodyguard called forth great spikes from the earth to imprison the lesser chieftains. Before the Underking could flee, Ulan confronted Dargrul, saying that the subterranean drogbar relied on the tauren for food. In response, Dargrul said that he would conquer all of Highmountain. He then used the hammer's power to instantly kill Ulan before fleeing.
As Mayla knelt before her father's body, the other chieftains said that they could not afford to spare any of their people to hunt down the Underking, before leaving Thunder Totem to see to their own lands. Mayla, now High Chieftain, remained behind and picked up her father's totem, telling herself that if the hammer was what was needed to reunite her people, then she would get it back.
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Chieftain of the Highmountain Tribe
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