|The Kirin Tor|
|Main leader||Antonidas (formerly)|
Ansirem Runeweaver (formerly)
|Secondary leaders||Council of Six|
Blood elf (formerly)
|Capital||The Violet Citadel of Dalaran|
|Other major cities||Nethergarde Keep, Kirin'Var Village, Ambermill, Transitus Shield, Violet Stand, Violet_Rise|
|Theater of operations||Dalaran, Eastern Kingdoms, Northrend, Isle of Thunder, Magic|
|Main language||Common (presumed)|
|Secondary languages||Gnomish, Thalassian (presumed)|
|Affiliation||Dalaran, The Violet Eye, Sorcerers' League, Mages' Guild, Alliance (formerly)|
The Kirin Tor (aka Magus Senate or Magus Senate of Dalaran) 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.
Wrath of the Lich King EditThis section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
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 proclaimed themselves neutral in the conflict between the Horde and the Alliance, and instead sought to help bridge the gaps between the two factions -- starting with reaching out to Quel'Thalas for magical support against Malygos, the crazed Aspect of Magic.
The presence of the Kirin Tor was indeed met with deep-seated revilement from the crazed Malygos, who made numerous attempts to destroy the city. Malygos, whose war on mortal magic users reached its crux during the war against the Lich King, would ultimately be put to death before his vengeance against the Kirin Tor could be fulfilled.
The elven population of the Kirin Tor underwent something of a split: the portion of the elves who converted to the blood elven philosophy took up the name "the Sunreavers," named for their leader, Aethas Sunreaver, the only ( former) non-human on the Council of Six. Conversely, some high elven members opposed the notion of allowing the sin'dorei back into the Kirin Tor's ranks, and formed the Silver Covenant to oppose it. Its leader, Vereesa Windrunner, however, held no political sway within the city, thus leading to the blood elves officially being readmitted as members of the Kirin Tor.
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Jaina Proudmoore urged the Kirin Tor to support Theramore against the Horde armies massing at Northwatch Hold. The council agreed to send mages to help defend the island nation. Aethas Sunreaver cast the decisive vote in support of Theramore, reasoning that to do nothing would be to implicitly support the Horde's expansionism.
When Garrosh's true plan: to detonate a mana bomb over Theramore, is revealed; Rhonin sacrifices his life by teleporting Jaina and a few wounded defenders to safety. Rhonin pulls the bomb into the Theramore Tower, minimizing the damage caused by the explosion.
In the aftermath, Jaina replaces Rhonin on the Council of Six and as leader of the Kirin Tor. Due to Thalen Songweaver's betrayal at the defense of Theramore, the Sunreavers' credibility has been damaged.
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After Jaina Proudmoore discovered that Sunreavers helped Garrosh Hellscream steal the Divine Bell by using Dalaran portals to infiltrate Darnassus, Jaina mobilized the Kirin Tor, Alliance forces, and the Silver Covenant to purge the Horde from Dalaran. After which, Jaina pledges the Kirin Tor to the Alliance. Yet, for game purposes, Dalaran remains unchanged after the questline is completed.
In Patch 5.2 The Kirin Tor Offensive offer help to the Shado-Pan order to destroy the united forces of the Zandalar Trolls and the Thunder King. Meanwhile Jaina tried to prove to the Shado-pan while the Alliance's Purpose is to destroy the Thunder King and defend Pandaria, the Horde seeks to claim the Thunder King's power for their own war-effort against the Alliance and the Pandaren (not knowing that, the Sunreaver Onslaught seeks to use it against Garrosh Hellscream, when the uprising will begin). As the result of this misunderstanding and the betrayal of the Sunreavers, the Kirin Tor Offensive often confronted with the Sunreaver Onslaught.
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The Kirin Tor's expedition into the alternate Draenor of thirty-five years ago is led by Khadgar. Based at Zangarra in Talador, the Kirin Tor appears friendly to Alliance players and neutral to Horde players. Jaina has ordered all outsiders to Dalaran - especially the Horde - are not allowed on Kirin Tor grounds. Despite this, Khadgar says that as he is a member of the Council his friends - regardless of faction - are allowed in, and if Jaina has a problem with it she can take it up with him. When Jaina arrives on Draenor, she expresses distaste that Khadgar allows the Horde to work with him at Zangarra. Jaina says the rest of the Council of Six would not approve and that she certainly does not.
The Kirin Tor were also responsible for maintaining a supply line between Draenor and Azeroth, but their holdout within the Everbloom, the Violet Bluff, was overgrown by Primals and most of its population infested. This turn of events nearly ended in a disaster, when the genesaur Yalnu crossed the mage portal into the Kirin Tor overlook above Stormwind, where he was stopped before he could muster his strength and infest the city or even worse.
Kirin Tor mages accompanied Khadgar to the Hellfire Citadel and are seen at the entrance and at the site of the disabled Black Gate maintaining portals.
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Following the events on Draenor, Jaina left Dalaran and Khadgar took her place as leader. Kalecgos and Vargoth brought the council's membership back up to six, and the council voted to allow Aethas Sunreaver back into Dalaran, although not as a member of the Six.
The Kirin Tor has a ruling council of six archmagi, sometimes known as the Council of Six. 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". 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 until the destruction of Dalaran in the Third war.
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.
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.
Though their numbers have diminished, the remaining members of the Kirin Tor still rule over the remains of Dalaran.
- Kirin Tor Offensive
- Mages' Guild
- Silver Covenant
- Sorcerers' League
- The Sunreavers (formerly)
- The Violet Eye
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.
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.
| Daily Fishing|
| ||325||Sholazar Basin|
| ||325||Dalaran (Underbelly)|
| ||325||Dalaran (Violet Hold)|
| ||325||Borean Tundra|
| Drop Item|
| Daily Cooking|
| ||195||Crystalsong Forest|
| ||195||Dalaran (Underbelly)|
| Daily Jewelcrafting|
|Quests|| ||~11k||See below|
| Archmage Alvareaux|
<Kirin Tor Quartermaster>
|25 80||Leather Head|
|65 96 36||Dagger|
|19 86 36||Cloak|
|31 21 30||Mail Shoulder|
|74 12 9||Dagger|
|26 37 52||Plate Waist|
|37 86 93||Leather Legs|
|92 98 20||Staff|
|Exalted||46 13 26||Mail Feet|
|36 5 39||Plate Hands|
|25 42 75||Leather Waist|
|40 53 90||Cloth Chest|
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.
|(former)||Former member of the Kirin Tor, enslaved by Razelikh the Defiler||Killable|
|Maintained the Kirin Tor bestiaries||Unknown|
|Kirin Tor quartermaster||Alive|
|Leader of the Kirin Tor during the Second and Third Wars; killed by Arthas Menethil||Deceased|
|Court Conjurer of Stormwind, and archmage of the Kirin Tor, and Acolyte of the Order of Tirisfal.||Deceased, Undead|
|(former)||Thinking to be the only free undead, he's hiding in Gunther's Retreat.||Alive|
|Member of the Order of Tirisfal; killed by demons||Deceased|
|(former)||Former member of the Kirin Tor, responsible for summoning the Worgen; later turned to the Scourge||Killable|
|Overseer of Ambermill||Killable|
|Recent member of the Kirin Tor||Alive|
|(former)||Abjurist of Kirin'Var Village, killed by Kael'thas' forces||Undead|
|(former)||Battle-Mage of Kirin'Var Village, killed by Kael'thas' forces||Undead|
|Requested tomes of elven history from Medivh's library||Unknown|
|(former)||Killed by Kael'thas' forces in Kirin'Var Village||Undead|
|Member of the Six||Unknown|
|Attempts to stop a rogue Sunsworn mage (Kaelynara Sunchaser) at the Jorune Mine in Talador. Also Appears along-side Jaina Proudmoore in the Forge of Souls and Pit of Saron.||Alive|
|(former)||Mage of Kirin'Var Village, killed by Kael'thas' forces||Undead|
|Khadgar's first instructor; killed by demons||Deceased|
|(former)||Killed by the Scourge, now a Forsaken.||Alive|
|(former)||Member of the Six, turned to the Scourge||Killable|
|Apprentice to Medivh, Supreme Commander of the Alliance Expedition, advisor to A'dal||Alive|
|Chief Librarian of the Violet Citadel||Unknown|
|Member of the Six, Consort of Alexstrasza; detonated the corrupted eggs and himself in the Chamber of Aspects||Deceased|
|(former)||Conjurer of Kirin'Var Village, killed by Kael'thas' forces||Undead|
|Current member of the ruling council||Alive|
|(former)||Killed by Kael'thas' forces in Kirin'Var Village||Undead|
|(former)||Former apprentice to Archmage Vargoth, responsible for the undead ones in Kirin'Var Village||Killable|
|Chief Artificer of the Violet Citadel||Unknown|
|Former mage of the Kirin Tor, resides in Southshore||Alive|
|Apprentice to Antonidas, Current Leader of the Kirin Tor, Ruler of Theramore||Alive|
|Kirin Tor Apprentice of Archmage Vargoth, who survived the explosion in Kirin'Var||Alive|
|(former)||Sold his soul to the Scourge, now ruling Fenris Keep.||Killable|
|Former leader of the Kirin Tor, killed by Horde (Focusing Iris Mana Bomb)||Deceased|
|Former leader of the Kirin Tor||Alive|
|<Flight Master> in Everbloom Wilds, Gorgrond||Alive|
|Kirin Tor Mage||Deceased|
|Member of the Council of Six||Alive|
|(former)||Member of the Six and Prince of Quel'Thalas, turned to the Illidari (and later the Burning Legion)||Killable|
|Killed by the Scourge while defending Dalaran.||Deceased|
|Leader of Kirin'Var Village, in what is now Netherstorm in Outland. Can also be found in Dalaran, locked away in the mage tower.||Alive|
Several quests provide reputation with the Kirin Tor.
Borean Tundra (+2691 rep) Edit
-  (+195 rep)
Coldarra (+2535 rep) Edit
Dragonblight (+2645 rep) Edit
-  (+13 rep)
-  (+13 rep)
-  (+97 rep)
-  (+97 rep)
Dalaran (+676 rep) Edit
In World of Warcraft: LegionEditThis section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft: Legion. Alex Afrasiabi on Thurs, 06 Aug 2015 
See also Edit
- It seems that the Kirin Tor condones torture: