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Neutral The Kirin Tor
Dalaran Tabard.jpg
Main leaderRhonin (formerly), Jaina Proudmoore
Secondary leadersModera, Ansirem Runeweaver, Aethas Sunreaver, Vargoth
Race(s)HumanHuman Human
High elfHigh elf High elf
GnomeGnome Gnome
Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
Half-elfHalf-elf Half-elf
CapitalThe Violet Citadel of Dalaran
Other major citiesNethergarde Keep, Kirin'Var Village, Ambermill
Main languageCommon (presumed)
Secondary languagesGnomish, Thalassian (presumed)
Theater of operationsDalaran, Eastern Kingdoms, Northrend, Magic
AffiliationIndependent, although the Kirin Tor and many of its members (both past and present) have strong ties to the Alliance, The Violet Eye, Sorcerers' League, Mages' Guild
AlignmentLawful neutral
QuartermasterArchmage Alvareaux
Kirin Tor

The Kirin Tor (aka Magus Senate[1] or Magus Senate of Dalaran[1]) is a lawful neutral collection of the most powerful mages on Azeroth. The organization is a faction in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.


Following the establishment of the city-state of Dalaran, the magocrats formed the Kirin Tor as a specialized sect that was charged with cataloging and researching every spell, artifact, and magic item known to mankind at the time.

The Kirin Tor became the city’s ruling power. The Kirin Tor’s headquarters was the Violet Citadel, an impressive building so named for its stone walls which gave off a faint violet light. The ruling council, six members in all, met in the Chamber of the Air, a room with no visible walls — the gray stone floor with its central diamond symbol stood beneath an open sky that shifted and changed rapidly, as if the time sped past within the chamber.

Even the Kirin Tor, however, found itself powerless to stop Prince Arthas and his forces when he led the Scourge through Lordaeron. Arthas acquired the spellbook of Medivh and Kel'Thuzad used it to summon Archimonde, who destroyed Dalaran. The city was left in ruins. Some felt the devastation was well-deserved, since Kel’Thuzad had himself been one of the Kirin Tor (before he left to form the Scholomance). Since Kel’Thuzad was responsible for creating the Plague of Undeath and releasing the Scourge upon the world, many felt the Kirin Tor should share in the blame and the consequences.

The Kirin Tor refused to abandon their home, however. They returned to the ruins months later, destroying those few undead creatures that remained, and reclaimed their city. They erected a glowing dome around the entire city, powerful enough to destroy anyone who touches it, while they worked to rebuild their fallen city.[2][3]

Eventually, the mages were able to lift the whole city from its site, leaving only a crater in its place. The Kirin Tor decided to move their floating city to Northrend, where they still rule over the reconstructed Dalaran.


The Kirin Tor is also referred to as the Magus Senate or Magocracy of Dalaran. It is made up of 120 members.[2] They are divided in several levels of importance and influence.

The Kirin Tor has a ruling council of six archmagi, sometimes known as the Council of Six.[3] One of the members of the council is appointed the Head or the Leader of the Kirin Tor. He is seen as "Kirin Tor's true ruler, and the Sect's public face".[3][4][5] Except for the Head of the Kirin Tor, the rest of the ruling council member's identities are kept secret from everyone outside the council, with few exceptions.

The Archmage Antonidas held the position of Head of the Kirin Tor for a long time. After his death at the hands of Arthas, he was succeeded by Ansirem Runeweaver.[6] With the war against the blue dragonflight beginning and the war with the Scourge intensifying, Rhonin replaced Runeweaver as leader of the Kirin Tor.

Beneath the ruling council are the archmagi, each of whom is given tasks as the council sees fit. Archmagi do not hold specific positions or responsibilities, beyond the general loyalty to the Kirin Tor and to the world, and the standing obligation to study new human magic whenever it appears. In reality, however, some archmagi have been given the same tasks so often they have essentially assumed responsibility for those jobs. Thus one archmage might be in charge of cataloging all wands, while another handles researching and cataloging all illusions. Several work to monitor and maintain the city’s protective dome.[3]

Magi are the lowest members of the Kirin Tor, and answer to the archmagi. Any archmage in the sect can issue orders to a mage, provided the instructions still fit within the organization’s goals. As with archmagi, however, most magi settle into specific positions and tasks and work exclusively for one archmage. The ruling council can change this at any time but rarely does so, unless they feel a mage has become a problem in his current position, or if they need him for a different task. Most magi are allowed the freedom to pursue their tasks and studies in whatever manner they choose. Despite the fact that they are the lowest members in the hierarchy, many magi possess great power.[3]

Though their numbers have diminished, the remaining members of the Kirin Tor still rule over the remains of Dalaran.

One of the tasks of the Kirin Tor was to safeguard and wield the Eye of Dalaran in defense of their city. However, it was captured by the Horde for Ner'zhul, shortly after the end of the Second War.


Before the Scourge came, any human mage was welcome in Dalaran. They found peers and a place to stay and to work in peace. Magi with an eye for detail and a strong focus on research were offered membership in the Kirin Tor. This process could take anywhere from a few months to several years — the ruling council did not invite magi until it was sure of their abilities and allegiances. The Kirin Tor became even more cautious about admittance after Kel'Thuzad defected and took many other magi with him.[3]


Aside from championing, Kirin Tor reputation can also be gained by completing Dungeon and Heroic Dungeon dailies, and Dalaran (cooking, jewelcrafting and fishing) dailies.

Most classes start at a neutral standing with the Kirin Tor. Mages, however, automatically start at friendly level with them. Because of this, it is possible for a mage to obtain the Tabard of the Kirin Tor at level 1.

Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Notes
Daily Fishing
N [80] The Ghostfish (R)
325 Sholazar Basin
N [80] Jewel Of The Sewers (R)
325 Dalaran (Underbelly)
N [80] Dangerously Delicious (R)
325 Wintergrasp
N [80] Disarmed! (R)
325 Dalaran (Violet Hold)
N [80] Blood Is Thicker (R)
325 Borean Tundra
Drop Item
N [80] Sealed Vial of Poison (R)
325 From [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
Daily Cooking
N [65] Sewer Stew (R)
195 Crystalsong Forest
N [65] Cheese for Glowergold (R)
195 Dalaran
N [65] Convention at the Legerdemain (R)
195 Dalaran
N [65] Infused Mushroom Meatloaf (R)
195 Dalaran (Underbelly)
N [65] Mustard Dogs! (R)
195 Dalaran
Daily Jewelcrafting
N [65] Shipment: Blood Jade Amulet (R)
32.5 Dalaran
N [65] Shipment: Bright Armor Relic (R)
32.5 Dalaran
N [65] Shipment: Glowing Ivory Figurine (R)
32.5 Dalaran
N [65] Shipment: Intricate Bone Figurine (R)
32.5 Dalaran
N [65] Shipment: Shifting Sun Curio (R)
32.5 Dalaran
N [65] Shipment: Wicked Sun Brooch (R)
32.5 Dalaran
Borean Tundra, Dragonblight, Coldarra and Dalaran
~11k See below

When you reach exalted status with the Kirin Tor, the achievement The Kirin Tor is awarded.


Archmage Alvareaux


Being a collection of the greatest mages in the land, the Kirin Tor naturally has many members who have had significant effects on the history of Azeroth, including both great wizards and those who delved too deeply into necromancy, demonology, and other warlock magics.

Name Role Condition
Gnome male Neutral Alec Alive
Human male Combat Allistarj (former) Former member of the Kirin Tor, enslaved by Razelikh the Defiler Killable
Human female Alliance Alonda Maintained the Kirin Tor bestiaries Unknown
Human male Neutral Alvareaux Kirin Tor quartermaster Alive
IconSmall Antonidas.gif Alliance Antonidas Leader of the Kirin Tor during the Second and Third Wars; killed by Arthas Menethil Deceased
Human male Neutral Anzim Alive
IconSmall Nielas.gif Alliance Nielas Aran Court Conjurer of Stormwind, and archmage of the Kirin Tor, and Acolyte of the Order of Tirisfal. Deceased, Undead
Undead male Horde Gunther Arcanus (former) Thinking to be the only free undead, he's hiding in Gunther's Retreat. Alive
Human male Neutral Archus Alive
Human male Alliance Arrexis Member of the Order of Tirisfal; killed by demons Deceased
IconSmall Arugal.gif Combat Arugal (former) Former member of the Kirin Tor, responsible for summoning the Worgen; later turned to the Scourge Killable
Human male Combat Ataeric Overseer of Ambermill Killable
Human male Neutral Austin Alive
Human female Neutral Baratea Recent member of the Kirin Tor Alive
Human male Neutral Librarian Belleford Alive
Human female Combat Belmara (former) Abjurist of Kirin'Var Village, killed by Kael'thas' forces Undead
Human female Neutral Calandra Alive
Human male Neutral The Chooch Alive
HighElf male Neutral Dath'omere Alive
Human male Combat Dathric (former) Battle-Mage of Kirin'Var Village, killed by Kael'thas' forces Undead
Human female Alliance Delth Requested tomes of elven history from Medivh's library Unknown
Human male Neutral Dieworth (former) Killed by Kael'thas' forces in Kirin'Var Village Undead
Human male Neutral Donathan Alive
Human male Alliance Drenden Member of the Six Unknown
Human female Alliance Elandra Alive
HighElf male Neutral Fabioso the Fabulous Alive
Gnome female Neutral Emeline Fizzlefry Alive
Gnome female Neutral Bitty Frostflinger Alive
Gnome male Combat Cohlien Frostweaver (former) Mage of Kirin'Var Village, killed by Kael'thas' forces Undead
Human male Neutral Garren Alive
Human male Neutral Ginsberg Alive
HighElf female Neutral Goldlilly Gleamingfell Alive
Human male Neutral Fansy Goodbringer Alive
Human female Neutral Grezla the Hag Alive
Human male Alliance Guzbah Khadgar's first instructor; killed by demons Deceased
HighElf female Neutral Haelenai Alive
Human male Neutral Halister Alive
Human male Alliance Han'al Master Lorekeeper Alive
Human female Neutral Hollister Alive
Undead male Horde Bethor Iceshard (former) Killed by the Scourge, now a Forsaken. Alive
HighElf female Neutral Ilsudria Alive
BloodElf female Neutral Kaelana Alive
Human male Neutral Karina Alive
Human female Neutral Linda Ann Kastinglow Alive
Human female Neutral Kath'leen Alive
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Combat Kel'Thuzad (former) Member of the Six, turned to the Scourge Killable
IconSmall Khadgar.gif Neutral Khadgar Apprentice to Medivh, Supreme Commander of the Alliance Expedition, advisor to A'dal Alive
Human male Alliance Koreln Alive
HighElf male Alliance Korrigan Chief Librarian of the Violet Citadel Unknown
IconSmall Krasus.gif Neutral Krasus Member of the Six, Consort of Alexstrasza; detonated the corrupted eggs and himself in the Chamber of Aspects Deceased
HighElf male Neutral Lan'dalock Alive
HighElf male Neutral Lukems Alive
IconSmall HighElf Male.gif Combat Luminrath (former) Conjurer of Kirin'Var Village, killed by Kael'thas' forces Undead
Human female Neutral Melindra Alive
Human male Neutral The Magnificent Merleaux Alive
Gnome female Neutral Joboba Mezbreaker Alive
Human male Neutral Crafticus Mindbender Alive
Human female Neutral Modera Current member of the ruling council Alive
Human male Neutral Moran Alive
Human male Neutral Morran (former) Killed by Kael'thas' forces in Kirin'Var Village Undead
Human female Neutral Mumplina Alive
Lich male Combat Naberius (former) Former apprentice to Archmage Vargoth, responsible for the undead ones in Kirin'Var Village Killable
Human female Neutral Nelphi Alive
HighElf male Neutral John Nicholas Alive
Human male Alliance Norlan Chief Artificer of the Violet Citadel Unknown
Human male Alliance Phin Odelic Former mage of the Kirin Tor, resides in Southshore Alive
Human male Neutral Pentarus Alive
BloodElf female Horde Phaelista Alive
Human male Neutral Preston Alive
IconSmall Jaina.gif Alliance Jaina Proudmoore Apprentice to Antonidas, Current Leader of the Kirin Tor, Ruler of Theramore Alive
HighElf male Neutral Ravandwyr Kirin Tor Apprentice of Archmage Vargoth, who survived the explosion in Kirin'Var Alive
Human male Combat Thule Ravenclaw (former) Sold his soul to the Scourge, now ruling Fenris Keep. Killable
Human female Neutral Rheaume Alive
IconSmall Rhonin.gif Alliance Rhonin Kirin Tor Mage Alive
Human male Alliance Ansirem Runeweaver Head of the Kirin Tor, and current ruler of Dalaran. Alive
HighElf female Alliance Sathera Kirin Tor Mage. Deceased
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Neutral Kael'thas Sunstrider (former) Member of the Six and Prince of Quel'Thalas, turned to the Illidari Alive
Human male Alliance Ur Killed by the Scourge while defending Dalaran Deceased

See also

  • The Guardians of Tirisfal (part of the History of Warcraft)
  • The Kirin Tor (achievement)


  • It seems that the Kirin Tor condones torture: Neural Needler


  1. 1.0 1.1 N [68] Contact from Dalaran
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 154
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 155
  4. Tides of Darkness, pg 45
  5. Tides of Darkness, pg. 73
  6. Lands of Conflict, pg. ??

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