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The Council of Exarchs, also referred to as "The Hand of the Prophet", is an Alliance faction introduced in Warlords of Draenor.

History Edit

Until recently, the Council of Exarchs were based out of Karabor. The council was led by five Draenei Exarchs, who reported directly to the Prophet Velen. Together, they governed the Draenei society on Draenor.

When the temple of Karabor was targeted by the Iron Horde, the council were forced to move their base of operations to Elodor in Shadowmoon Valley. However, Exarch Maladaar was captured by the Iron Horde during the assault and taken to the Tanaan Jungle as a prisoner, where he was tortured along-side Drek'thar.

In Warlords of DraenorEdit

Alliance players first encounter Exarch Maladaar during the Assault on the Dark Portal, where he is being held prisoner along-side Drek'thar. After freeing the prisoners and fighting their way to Shadowmoon Valley, Maraad notifies the player that he has brokered a deal with Exarch Akama; Akama will provide rations for the player's newly-founded Garrison at Lunarfall, if the expedition provides labor for the harvest. Maraad and Akama begin to escort the wagon of laborers and supplies to Elodor, but are ambushed by a group of Shadowmoon Orcs along the way. The player reaches the broken wagon just before another attack, but they manage to fend off the attackers and make it back to Elodor safely.

Exarch Akama urges the player to seek out Exarch Hataaru to quell any doubts about the safety of the laborers. While in Elodor, players help Hataaru activate a defensive crystal ward. Shortly after powering up the ward, the Shadowmoon launch an attack on Elodor, but are repelled. A fungal giant from the nearby wilderness is attracted to the ward and upon killing it, Exarch Naielle and Exarch Hataaru get into a heated argument over his use of the ward.

Maraad introduces the player to Exarch Othaar in hopes of gaining more support from the council, and Othaar asks the player to gather the Exarchs together so they may all hear the petition. After completing tasks for Exarch Hataaru and Exarch Naielle, Exarch Akama sends players to speak with Exarch Maladaar, who has not been himself since he returned from the Tanaan Jungle.

Maladaar is grateful for his rescue, but informs the player that he appears to be the only one who senses Elodor has been infiltrated through the use of Fel Magic. The player discovers a Shadow Council Tome of Curses in a nearby cave, suggesting the culprit is trying to ensnare someone's soul.

As the council members are gathering, Exarch Hataaru is found dead, stabbed in the back by a weapon of fel origin. Players join Maladaar in a ritual to speak to the dead Hataaru (with the help of Soulbinder Nyami), in hopes of discovering his murderer. During the ritual, Maladaar learns that Hataaru was betrayed by one of the Exarchs themselves. Soulbinder Nyami closes the connection just as Haraaru is about to reveal her as his murderer. She explains herself by claiming that Hataaru was simply calling out to her for help. Maladaar provides players with a focusing lens meant to illuminate cloaked fel energy, and when it is activated atop the Exarch's Rise, Exarch Othaar is revealed as the betrayer. Othaar reveals his alliance to the Burning Legion and explains that he ordered Exarch Hataaru's death. He then transforms into Socrethar, but is nearly beat into submission by the player before escaping, threatening the rest of the council as he teleports away.

Eventually, Exarch Maladaar again requests the aid of the player to help the council seek out and destroy Socrethar in Shattrath City. After killing several of Socrethar's lieutenants, he is lured out of hiding and makes his last stand at the entrance to the Shattrath Dome. During combat, Maladaar offers one last chance for mercy to Socrethar, which he refuses. Socrethar is finally killed in combat by the combined efforts of the player, Exarch Maladaar and Lady Liadrin. Shortly afterward, Maladaar expresses his belief that there was some truth to Socrethar's words, that the Draenei's complacency on Draenor might actually be detrimental to their survival as a people.

Simultaneously, a separate chain of events occurs in Shadowmoon Valley, which ends in Velen sacrificing his life to purify K'ara. The Council of Exarchs is thereafter left without a figure of authority to govern them.

Council members Edit

Reputation Edit

Players are able to reach Revered​​​​​​ reputation with the Council of Exarchs through completion of various quests including:

Earning reputation up to Exalted​​​​​​ requires players to kill level 100 enemies located in three areas of Shadowmoon Valley:

Rewards Edit

The Council of Exarchs quartermaster, Vindicator Nuurem, resides in Stormshield.

Reaching Exalted​​​​​​ status with the Council of Exarchs awards the achievement Money achievement Council of Exarchs as well as the title of "Prelate".

Quests Edit

The following is a list of quests by zone which award reputation with the Council of Exarchs.


Alliance 15 [90] A Call for Huntsman
Alliance 15 [90] A Mysterious Satchel
Alliance 15 [90] A Power Lost
Alliance 15 [90] Ameeka, Master Tailor
Alliance 15 [90] Fair Trade
Alliance 15 [90] Father and Son
Alliance 15 [90] Friendly Competition
Alliance 15 [90] Hexcloth
Alliance 15 [90] Restoration
Alliance 15 [90] Slow and Steady
Alliance 15 [90] The Clothes on Their Backs
Alliance 15 [90] The Cryptic Tome of Tailoring
Alliance 15 [90] The Power of Preservation
Alliance 15 [90] The Strength of Iron

Shadowmoon Valley:Edit

Alliance 15 [90] Blademoon Bloom
Alliance 15 [90] Gestating Genesaur
Alliance 15 [90] Quakefist
Alliance 15 [90] Rotting Riverbeasts
Alliance 15 [91] The Sting
Alliance 15 [91] The Traitor's True Name
Alliance 15 [91] Think of the Children!
Alliance 15 [91] Trust No One
Alliance 15 [91] Wanted: Kliaa's Stinger
Alliance 15 [91] Wanted: Kuu'rat's Tusks
Alliance 15 [91] Wanted: Maa'run's Hoof
Alliance 15 [91] Warning the Exarchs
Alliance 15 [91] A Grandmother's Remedy
Alliance 15 [91] A Hero's Welcome
Alliance 15 [91] A Matter of Life and Death
Alliance 15 [91] Across the Stars
Alliance 15 [91] Bonus Objective: Bloodthorn Cave
Alliance 15 [91] Bonus Objective: The Burial Fields
Alliance 15 [91] Bonus Objective: The Shimmer Moor
Alliance 15 [91] Closing the Door
Alliance 15 [91] Darkest Night
Alliance 15 [91] The Exarch Council
Alliance 15 [91] The Fate of Karabor
Alliance 15 [91] The Great Salvation
Alliance 15 [91] Defenstrations
Alliance 15 [91] Engorged Goren
Alliance 15 [91] Escape From Shaz'gul
Alliance 15 [91] Exarch Maladaar
Alliance 15 [91] Friend of the Exarchs
Alliance 15 [91] Fun with Fungus
Alliance 15 [91] Going Undercover
Alliance 15 [91] Harbingers of the Void
Alliance 15 [91] Hataaru, the Artificer
Alliance 15 [91] In Need of a Hero
Alliance 15 [91] Into Anguish
Alliance 15 [91] Into Twilight
Alliance 15 [91] Invisible Ramparts
Alliance 15 [91] Naielle, The Rangari
Alliance 15 [91] On the Offensive
Alliance 15 [91] Shut 'er Down
Alliance 15 [91] Speaker for the Dead
Alliance 15 [91] The Clarity Elixir
Alliance 15 [91] The Dark Side of the Moon
Alliance 15 [91] The Dark that Blinds Us
Alliance 15 [92] Darkness Falls
Alliance 15 [92] Loola's Lost Love
Alliance 15 [92] The Defense of Karabor
Alliance 15 [92] The Righteous March
Alliance 15 [93] Rangari Roundup


Alliance 15 [94] Together We Are Strong
Alliance 15 [95] Too Many Irons in the Fire
Alliance 15 [95] An Eye for a Spy
Alliance 15 [95] Vol. X Pages ?
Alliance 15 [95] Barum's Notes
Alliance 15 [95] Bonus Objective: Court of Souls
Alliance 15 [95] Bonus Objective: Kuuro's Claim
Alliance 15 [95] Bonus Objective: Orunai Coast
Alliance 15 [95] Bonus Objective: Zangarra
Alliance 15 [95] Born to Shred
Alliance 15 [95] Burning Sky
Alliance 15 [95] Decommissioned Mission
Alliance 15 [95] Dreadpiston
Alliance 15 [95] Engineering Her Demise
Alliance 15 [95] In Short Supply
Alliance 15 [95] Iron Them Out
Alliance 15 [95] Khadgar's Plan
Alliance 15 [95] Ogre Diplomacy
Alliance 15 [95] Pieces of Us
Alliance 15 [95] Speaker for the Dead
Alliance 15 [95] Thaelin's Quick Fix
Alliance 15 [95] The Battle for Shattrath
Alliance 15 [96] Changing the Tide
Alliance 15 [96] Book Burning
Alliance 15 [96] Antivenin
Alliance 15 [96] Desperate Measures
Alliance 15 [96] Destination: Unknown
Alliance 15 [96] Disrupting the Flow
Alliance 15 [96] Hiding in the Shadows
Alliance 15 [96] Holding the Line
Alliance 15 [96] Into the Heart of Madness
Alliance 15 [96] Into the Hollow
Alliance 15 [96] Invasion of the Soul Eaters
Alliance 15 [96] Light's Rest
Alliance 15 [96] Never Forget
Alliance 15 [96] Nightmare in the Tomb
Alliance 15 [96] Payback
Alliance 15 [96] Powering the Defenses
Alliance 15 [96] Restalaan, Captain of the Guard
Alliance 15 [96] Retribution for the Light
Alliance 15 [96] Scheduled Pickup
Alliance 15 [96] The Final Piece
Alliance 15 [96] The Heart of Auchindoun
Alliance 15 [96] Vile Defilers
Alliance 15 [96] We Must Construct Additional Pylons


Alliance 15 [100] And Justice for Thrall


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