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One of the tasks of the Kirin Tor was to safeguard and wield the [[Eye of Dalaran]] in defence of their city.
 
One of the tasks of the Kirin Tor was to safeguard and wield the [[Eye of Dalaran]] in defence of their city.
   
Currently, what is left of the Kirin Tor strive to rebuild their once magnificent capital following its destruction by [[Archimonde]].
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Currently, the remaining members of the Kirin Tor strive to rebuild their once-magnificent capital following its destruction by [[Archimonde]].
   
 
==Notable Members==
 
==Notable Members==

Revision as of 12:30, August 10, 2006

The Kirin Tor is a collection of the most powerful human, gnome and high elf mages in the world.

Origins and Organization

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

The Kirin Tor is also referred to as the Magus Senate of Dalaran, which is is divided into two sections, the Councils and the Archmagi, each of which is itself divided into two sections. The Councils are comprised of the Six and the Twelve - the Six being based on seniority, the Twelve elected (usually votes go based on magical power). The Archmages are divided into the Mage's Union and the Sorcerer's League. The Six and the Twelve do not always agree, and as they hold equal power, this may lead to cases where the right hand does not know what the left is doing, though the internal political disputes have never resulted in violence.

One of the tasks of the Kirin Tor was to safeguard and wield the Eye of Dalaran in defence of their city.

Currently, the remaining members of the Kirin Tor strive to rebuild their once-magnificent capital following its destruction by Archimonde.

Notable Members

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.

  • Archmage Antonidas (human, longtime leader of the Kirin Tor)
  • Lady Jaina Proudmoore (human- typically classed as a sorceress, technically a wizard)
  • Archmage Khadgar (human; title under dispute, refered to alternately as Archmage and Arch-Wizard)
  • Prince Kael'thas (high elf)
  • Kel'Thuzad (human)
  • Archmage Arugal (human)
  • Krasus (red dragon, former member of the Six)
  • Rhonin (human- no specific rank)

The novel Day of the Dragon describes a meeting of the Six. The Last Guardian mentions seven members of the Kirin Tor and lists five by name. Antonidas, Jaina and Kel'Thuzad are the only ones mentioned in the games.

See Also

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