Tribe Color: Blue
Founding Khan: Veng
Current Khan: Ablinh
The Galak are a tribe of centaurs that inhabit Thousand Needles and patrol Mulgore. Their founding leader, or Khan, was Khan Veng, the fifth of the alleged offspring of Zaetar and Princess Theradras. The clan is currently ruled by no definitive Khan.
Little is truly known about the Galaks, apart from the name of their founding Khan. While brother tribes like Magram and Gelkis remained in Desolace when the centaur split into the five tribes, the Galak at some point migrated into the canyons of Thousand Needles.
The reason for this has not been verified, however several causes are likely. It is possible that both Veng and Kolk held a temporary alliance between their tribes and migrated together into the Barrens, only later would the Galak tribe break apart and make their way into Thousand Needles. Were this the case, then it is possible the Galak tribe played an aggressor against the nomadic tauren prior to the founding of Thunderbluff during the Third War. This theory would then account for the Galak presence in Mulgore.
Like other centaur clans, the Galak have domesticated hyenas and use the animals for combat and scouting.
The Galak tribe maintains both a village and a camp in the canyon of Thousand Needles, Splithoof Crag and Camp E'thok. Splithoof is the larger of the two, housing much of the tribe’s population as well as their stronghold, Splithoof Hold.
The Galak guard one of the few remaining artifacts dating to the time of the centaur’s creation within their stronghold. The artifact is guarded both by physical strength and is also held engulfed in a magical flame. The only known way to douse this flame is with the water of a kaldorei moonwell.
Camp Ethok is the Galak settlement located in the northern portion of the canyon. With a horde outpost nearby, the Galak are able to send assaults against caravans and traveling merchants.
Though any definitive settlement is yet to be found in the Mulgore plains, sightings of Galak scouts have been spotted on various accounts.
Known classes of the Galak tribe are:
- Galak Assassin
- Flame Guard
- Galak Marauder
- Galak Mauler
- Gslak Messenger
- Galak Outrunner
- Galak Scout
- Galak Stormer
- Galak Windchaser
- Galak Wrangler
The name possibly refers to a scientist called Admiral Galak Fyarr, an Imperial Remnant Officer in the game Star Wars:Jedi Knight II:Jedi Outcast