- Kızgın öfkeleri ve şiddetli kararlılıklarıyla tanınan Dark Iron dwarfları, diğer klanlarla çalkantılı bir geçmişe sahiptir. Ironforge’daki başarısız bir darbe girişimi Üç Çekiç Savaşı’nın fitilini ateşlemiş ve Dark Ironların birçoğu bir zamanlar Ateşlordu Ragnaros’un hizmetinde savaşmıştı. Bir dwarf fraksiyonu Queen-Regent Moira Thaurissan’a and içse de, diğerleri akrabalarıyla aynı safta durmayı reddetmiştir. Alliance, azerite gücünü kullanmak ve Horde’a karşı mücadelelerine yardım için birleşik bir Dark Iron klanı aramaktadır.
- As heroes of the Alliance adventure through Kul Tiras, they’ll have a chance to recruit the Dark Iron Dwarves.
Shadowforge City is the capital of the Dark Iron dwarves. The city is located in the depths of Blackrock Mountain and lies above the Molten Core. The city has a world famous inn, the Grim Guzzler and is the only place in the world where you can smelt Dark Iron. Shadowforge City is in constant conflict with the Blackrock clan and their black dragon masters.
Queen-Regent Moira Thaurissan (born Moira Bronzebeard) is the daughter of King Magni Bronzebeard of Ironforge and the widow of Emperor Dagran Thaurissan of the Dark Iron clan. As such, she is both Princess of Ironforge as well as Empress of the Dark Irons. Since the Cataclysm, Moira serves as the Dark Iron representative on the Council of Three Hammers, Ironforge’s ruling body.
An only child, Moira’s relationship with her father Magni would become strained as she reached adulthood, particularly following the death of her mother Eimear. Eventually, the princess was ambushed and captured by order of Emperor Thaurissan of the Dark Iron clan. Despite the circumstances, Moira and her captor would ultimately fall in love, and have a child — Dagran Thaurissan II.
King Magni, believing these events to be mere rumors, sent a squad on a rescue mission that resulted in Emperor Dagran’s death. Furthermore, Moira refused to return to her home. Having inherited the Dark Iron throne, Moira would steadily consolidate her power and that of what she considered her new people. After Magni’s petrification during the Cataclysm, Moira marched on Ironforge and tried to seize power, but the attempt was thwarted by the King of Stormwind Varian Wrynn and the Alliance.
Under Varian’s suggestion, the clans established the Council of Three Hammers, the new ruling body of Ironforge and the united dwarven people, with Moira representing the Dark Iron clan. She would continue to be heavily involved in Ironforge’s politics as conflict between the clans constantly threatened civil war. Since the campaign in Pandaria, the Queen-Regent has also taken a more active role in the Alliance itself, and was a prominent member of the Conclave, an order of priests that fought the demons during the third invasion of the Burning Legion.
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