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HordeKor'kron Guard
High Overlord Saurfang.JPG
Overlord Saurfang
Main leader Unknown
  Formerly Malkorok
Secondary leaders High Overlord Varok Saurfang (Northrend, former leader)
Overlord Agmar (Northrend)
Overlord Or'barokh (Outland)
Race(s) Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
ForsakenForsaken Forsaken
GoblinGoblin Goblin
Mag'harMag'har Mag'har orc
OrcOrc Orc
TaunkaTaunka Taunka
TaurenTauren Tauren
TrollTroll Troll
Base of operations The Underhold, Orgrim's Hammer, Agmar's Hammer, Shadowmoon Village
Theater of operations Dragonblight, Durotar, Icecrown, Icecrown Citadel, Isle of Conquest, Orgrimmar, Shadowmoon Valley, Twilight Highlands, Undercity
Status Active

The Kor'kron Guard,[1] or Kor'kron, is an organization within the Horde. For the most part, they are seen as the elite fighting force of the Horde, serving as the personal bodyguards of the Warchief and enforcers of his command.[2] They are stationed in many areas, including the Warchief's own fortress of Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar.

The Kor'kron were originally an elite band of orcs that served as Thrall's bodyguards.[3] They seem to be an order that Thrall revived.[4] They are actually fiercely loyal to whoever is leading the Horde, not any particular individual.[4] However, Kor'kron still loyal to Thrall exist, as shown by the Kor'kron Loyalist.

Under Garrosh Hellscream's regime, the Kor'kron greatly expanded in power, albeit narrowing its racial composition down to almost universally orcs. They served as the warchief's primary soldiers during the Siege of Orgrimmar, which ended in Warchief Hellscream's forced removal from power. The Kor'kron Guard sustained heavy causalities during the siege, including the death of its leader, Malkorok, and several other celebrated generals. With Vol'jin's ascension as Warchief of the Horde, the handful of Kor'kron who survived were placed in prisons, save for those who had defected such as Gakkorg.[5]

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History

Burning Crusade

A Kor'kron Guard regiment is based at Shadowmoon Village.

TBC This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.

A detachment of Kor'kron have also been dispatched to Outland where they serve as the defenders of Shadowmoon Village in Shadowmoon Valley, the closest Horde outpost to the Black Temple. From there, they wage war against the Burning Legion as well as the legions of Illidan Stormrage.

Wrath of the Lich King

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More recently the Kor'kron have been deployed in Northrend in full force[6] as part of the Horde Expedition. The fortress at the base of Angrathar the Wrathgate is called Kor'kron Vanguard and is commanded by Dranosh Saurfang. In many ways they seem to be the Horde counterpart of the 7th Legion. Both groups consist of their faction's elite forces, and both are heavily involved in their faction's campaign in Northrend.

During the war against the Lich King, Thrall sent a legion of Kor'kron under Bragor Bloodfist to the Undercity to replace the Forsaken forces deployed to the front lines in Northrend; after the events of the Wrathgate, they were tasked to keep an eye on the Royal Apothecary Society to ensure that they discontinued work on the New Plague.

Isle of Conquest

Overlord Agmar led the warriors of the Kor'kron on the Isle of Conquest, where they fought the 7th Legion under the command of Halford Wyrmbane.

Icecrown Citadel

The Kor'kron under the command of High Overlord Varok Saurfang fought their way through Icecrown Citadel at the side of the Ashen Verdict and engaged the 7th Legion in an aerial battle between the Orgrim's Hammer and the Skybreaker outside of the citadel.

Cataclysm

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With the coming of the Cataclysm, Varok Saurfang remained in Northrend as commander of a skeleton crew in Warsong Hold.[7] They also have minor involvement in the Twilight Highlands against Cho'gall's forces. They're involved in many of the recent events of the Alliance-Horde War, serving as counterparts of the 7th Legion.

Mists of Pandaria

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Most recently, Garrosh Hellscream granted the Blackrock Clan amnesty and a formidable amount of them can be found in the Horde, especially as members of the Kor'kron. The new leader of the Kor'kron, Malkorok, is also a blackrock orc. They now serve as some kind of secret police force to Garrosh, punishing anyone who questions the warchief.[8]

Landfall

Two months after the mist collapsed, Garrosh Hellscream , accompanied by his Kor'kron, arrived with the bulk of the Horde fleet and oversaw the construction of Domination Point. However, Garrosh has another clash of opinions with Vol'jin and orders the outright murder of his rival through one of his assassins under the guise of Vol'jin being sent on a mission with the Kor'kron. Vol'jin survives the attempt on his life, and it is revealed that Garrosh put the Echo Isles under martial law, sending his Kor'kron forces to round up the Darkspear trolls. However, Thrall and Horde adventurers traveled to the Echo Isles and freed them from their control by killing enough Kor'kron so the Darkspear could overwhelm the rest and take them prisoners.

Malkorok and his Kor'kron accompanied Garrosh through his entire search for the  [Divine Bell]. After Garrosh learns of the location of the Divine Bell by Shan Kien, he tasks Blademaster Ishi with acquiring it and Ishi leads a small force of Kor'kron into the Ruins of Korune where the bell is hidden, but they only find out that the night elves already found the bell and brought it to Darnassus.

Later on, Garrosh amassed Horde forces at Emperor's Reach with the Divine Bell, Malkorok and his Kor'kron in tow. Garrosh rings the bell and it turns some of the present Kor'kron into Sha, as they could not control the power of the Divine Bell. The bell is then shattered during a showdown between Garrosh and Anduin Wrynn.

Some Kor'kron are also present at Domination Point, guarding the fortress.

Escalation

Kor'kron Elite have taken over the job of guarding Orgrimmar and have an increased presence throughout town.[9] It's also been discovered that the Dark Shaman working in the Ragefire Chasm are a secret part of the Kor'kron.

The Siege of Orgrimmar

The Kor'kron composed the Garrosh-loyalists' main army during the Siege of Orgrimmar, joining forces with the Dragonmaw Clan to defend the city from the Alliance and the Darkspear Rebellion. Many Kor'kron were slain during the ensuing battles, losing ground to the invaders both above and beneath Orgrimmar. Both Malkorok and General Nazgrim lost their lives in the conflict, as well as many orcs within the Kor'kron's ranks.

In the wake of Vol'jin's ascension as Warchief of the Horde it is revealed that their are only a handful of Kor'kron who remain due to most of the Kor'kron siding with Garrosh during the Horde civil war. As such these survivors have been imprisoned with the exception being those who defected from the organization such as Gakkorg.[5] As such, with most of its members dead and the survivors having been imprisoned or defected from the organization, the Kor'kron seem to be at its end.

Known members

Name Role Status Location
Horde  Agmar Commander in Northrend, Overlord Alive Agmar's Hammer, Dragonblight
Horde  Bragor Bloodfist Captain Alive Royal Quarter, Undercity
Horde  Dranosh Saurfang Vanguard leader, Warlord Deceased Kor'kron Vanguard, Dragonblight
Horde  Dubs Guard Deceased Thunder Hold, the Jade Forest
Horde  Gort Guard Captain Alive Agmar's Hammer, Dragonblight
Horde  Jo'mag Guard Deceased (presumed) Hellscream's Fist, the Jade Forest
Horde  Kraggosh Overseer Alive Apothecarium, Undercity
Horde  Malkorok Garrosh Hellscream's Right Hand, Leader Killable Orgrimmar
Horde  Or'barokh Commander in Outland, Overlord Alive Shadowmoon Village, Shadowmoon Valley
Horde  Shin Guard Deceased (presumed) Hellscream's Fist, the Jade Forest
Horde  Spisak Guard Deceased (presumed) Hellscream's Fist, the Jade Forest
Horde  Valnok Windrager Wing Commander Alive Agmar's Hammer, Dragonblight
Horde  Varok Saurfang High Overlord Alive Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra
Horde  Dark Cleric Laresa Kor'kron Commander Killable Lion's Landing, Krasarang Wilds
Horde  Thaumaturge Saresse Kor'kron Commander Killable Lion's Landing, Krasarang Wilds
Horde  Sunwalker Chagon Kor'kron Commander Killable Lion's Landing, Krasarang Wilds
Horde  Ag'toz Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Horde  Ruskan Goreblade Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Horde  Greska Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Horde  Kar Greyskull Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Horde  Jessina Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Horde  Knucklecrusher Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Horde  Ruka Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Horde  Se'sha Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Horde  To'karg Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Horde  Earthbreaker Haromm Dark Shaman Killable Orgrimmar (during Siege of Orgrimmar)
Horde  Wavebinder Kardris Dark Shaman Killable Orgrimmar (during Siege of Orgrimmar)

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