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The Mak'gora (also written as "mak'gora" or "Mak'Gora") is a duel of honor, a challenge for leadership of the Horde, and possibly to the individual clans. Traditionally it is a duel to the death, under Warchief Thrall's rule it became a non-lethal combat.
In a traditional Mak'gora, the challengers set the terms of the engagement. For example, in the case of Garrosh Hellscream and Cairne Bloodhoof, Cairne decided the rules were: each person may use only one weapon, blessed by a shaman of their choosing, and wear only a loin cloth. Furthermore each person must have at least one witness present ("Although I daresay we'll have more than that.").
Known Mak'gora Edit
- Garrosh Hellscream challenged Thrall who accepted. The duel was interrupted however with the Scourge Invasion of Orgrimmar
- Cairne Bloodhoof challenged Garrosh to a duel after the massacre of the peaceful druid gathering in Ashenvale. Garrosh accepted, on the condition that they do an old Mak'Gora, making it a fight to the death. It ended with Magatha Grimtotem using Garrosh to kill Cairne.
- Issued by Thrall to Garrosh Hellscream, resulted in the death of Garrosh.
- Issued by Ashra Valandril to Shagara. Ashra did not know what mak'gora means and he understood it simply as a duel and even did not accept the ritual blessing. Ashra lost but Shagara did not kill him.
- Three rules of Mak'gora: No body armor allowed,one weapon allowed, and at least one person needs to confirm.
Possible Mak'gora Edit
- One may have occurred when Orgrim Doomhammer defeated and killed Blackhand the Destroyer, taking control of the Horde at the end of the First War. Tradition allowed a warrior to challenge his chieftain for supremacy, and Doomhammer won this challenge with a blow that crushed Blackhand's skull.