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{{Quotation|Blizzard description|Perhaps the most accomplished of all living wizards, Khadgar was an apprentice to the Guardian Medivh until he helped defeat his master and destroy the Dark Portal created to summon the orcs to Azeroth. Though cursed with frailty and age, Khadgar nevertheless remains an exemplar for the Alliance, leading counterattacks against the Burning Legion and all who would threaten his world with annihilation.}}
 
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| image = Khadgar.png
| name = Khadgar of Dalaran|id=18166
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| name = Khadgar|id=18166
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| titles = The Apprentice, Young Trust
 
| gender = Male
 
| gender = Male
 
| race = Human
 
| race = Human
|creature=Humanoid
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| creature=Humanoid
 
| level = 71
 
| level = 71
| health = 15,081
 
| mana = 21,996
 
 
| type = Elite
 
| type = Elite
| titles = The Apprentice, Young Trust
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| health = 21,543
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| mana = 21,996
 
| character = [[Archmage]] [[Archmage of Kirin Tor|of Kirin Tor]], [[Mage]], [[Wizard]]
 
| character = [[Archmage]] [[Archmage of Kirin Tor|of Kirin Tor]], [[Mage]], [[Wizard]]
| affiliation = [[Sha'tar]], [[Sons of Lothar]], (formely the [[Alliance Expedition]], [[Alliance of Lordaeron]], [[Kirin Tor]])
 
 
| faction = Neutral
 
| faction = Neutral
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| aggro = {{Aggro|1|1}}
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| affiliation = [[Alliance of Lordaeron]] (formerly)
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[[Alliance Expedition]]
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[[Sons of Lothar]],<br/>
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[[Sha'tar]],<br/>
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{{Warlords-inline}} [[Alliance]],
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[[Dalaran]],
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[[Kirin Tor]],
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[[Council of Six]]
 
| occupation = Advisor to [[A'dal]] (current); [[Alliance Expedition]] leader, Archmage of Nethergarde, Kirin Tor archmage,<ref name=Shadows & Light 41>[[Shadows & Light]] 41</ref> [[Medivh|Medivh's]] apprentice, Ruler of Nethergarde (previous)
 
| occupation = Advisor to [[A'dal]] (current); [[Alliance Expedition]] leader, Archmage of Nethergarde, Kirin Tor archmage,<ref name=Shadows & Light 41>[[Shadows & Light]] 41</ref> [[Medivh|Medivh's]] apprentice, Ruler of Nethergarde (previous)
 
| location = [[Terrace of Light]], [[Shattrath City]]
 
| location = [[Terrace of Light]], [[Shattrath City]]
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{{Warcraft II Hero}}
 
{{Warcraft II Hero}}
'''Khadgar''' is one of the most powerful wizards to have ever lived. He was the apprentice for the [[Guardian of Tirisfal|Last Guardian]], [[Medivh]], and went on to become one of the greatest heroes of the Alliance during the [[Second War]] and as a commander of the [[Alliance Expedition]] to Draenor. His name is [[dwarven]] and means "trust".<ref name=The Last Guardian 36>[[The Last Guardian]] 36</ref> This gave him an odd dichotomy with Medivh, whose name means "keeper of secrets" in [[Thalassian]].
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'''Khadgar''' is one of the most powerful wizards to have ever lived. He was the apprentice for the [[Guardian of Tirisfal|Last Guardian]], [[Medivh]], and went on to become one of the greatest heroes of the Alliance during the [[Second War]] and as a commander of the [[Alliance Expedition]] to Draenor.
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His name means "trust" in [[Dwarven]].<ref name="The">[[The Last Guardian]] 36</ref> This gave him an odd dichotomy with Medivh, whose name means "keeper of secrets" in [[Thalassian]].
   
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
 
===Apprenticeship with Medivh===
 
===Apprenticeship with Medivh===
 
{{novel-section}}
 
{{novel-section}}
At the young age of 17, Khadgar was sent by the [[Kirin Tor]] to apprentice under the wizard [[Medivh]] in his tower at [[Karazhan]]. At first, Khadgar believed Medivh to be nothing more than he appeared to be — a kindly, old, if slightly eccentric wizard — but it wasn't long before he discovered Medivh was actually a [[Guardian of Tirisfal]], a lineage of incredibly powerful wizards empowered by a council to combat the forces of the Burning Legion. Soon after he began to sense something was drastically wrong with his master, though he never suspected that Medivh was actually being controlled by [[Sargeras]], the Dark [[Titan]], he became suspicious of his master's actions and motives.<ref>''[[The Last Guardian]]''</ref>
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At the young age of 17, Khadgar was sent by the [[Kirin Tor]] to apprentice under the wizard [[Medivh]] in his tower at [[Karazhan]]. At first, Khadgar believed Medivh to be nothing more than he appeared to be — a kindly, old, if slightly eccentric wizard.
   
Eventually, he unraveled Medivh's plot to open a portal between [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] and [[Draenor]], after meeting a [[History of the Horde|Horde]] emissary, the [[half-orc]] assassin [[Garona]]. Knowing it was already too late to stop the [[Dark Portal]] from opening further, Khadgar and Garona rushed to King [[Llane Wrynn]] of Azeroth for help. The pair, along with Lord [[Anduin Lothar]] and a group of soldiers, returned to Karazhan to find Medivh in psychic link with the orc [[warlock]] [[Gul'dan]]. Khadgar managed to best his master and Sargeras by plunging a sword into Medivh's heart, but not before becoming cursed with frailty and old age. By the end of the events of [[Last Guardian]], Khadgar had gone from a young adult to an old man with a great white beard.
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But it was not long before he discovered that Medivh was, actually, a [[Guardian of Tirisfal]], a lineage of ''incredibly'' powerful wizards empowered by a council to combat the forces of the Burning Legion. Soon after, he began to sense something was drastically wrong with his master. Although he never suspected that Medivh was actually being controlled by [[Sargeras]], the Dark [[Titan]], he became suspicious of his master's actions and motives.<ref>''[[The Last Guardian]]''</ref>
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Eventually, he unraveled Medivh's plot to open a portal between [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] and [[Draenor]], after meeting a [[History of the Horde|Horde]] emissary, the [[half-orc|half-Orcish]] assassin [[Garona]]. Knowing it was already too late to stop the [[Dark Portal]] from opening further, Khadgar and Garona rushed to King [[Llane Wrynn]] of Azeroth for help. The pair, along with Lord [[Anduin Lothar]] and a group of soldiers, returned to Karazhan to find Medivh in psychic link with the Orcish [[warlock]] [[Gul'dan]].
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Khadgar managed to best his master and Sargeras by plunging a sword into Medivh's heart, but not before becoming cursed with frailty and old age. By the end of the events of [[Last Guardian]], Khadgar had gone from a young adult to an old man with a great white beard.
   
 
===The Second War===
 
===The Second War===
Following Medivh's death and the fall of [[Stormwind]] to the orcs, Khadgar fled north with Lord Lothar and the rest of the refugees to [[Lordaeron]]. He spent the [[Second War]] fighting with the [[Alliance of Lordaeron]], all the while studying Medivh's spells and the nature of the Dark Portal. When the tide of the war turned and the Alliance managed to push the Horde back to the Portal itself, Khadgar attempted to destroy the Dark Portal, effectively severing the link between Azeroth and Draenor. The rift between worlds remained, however. To guard against a second attack from Draenor, Khadgar oversaw the construction of [[Nethergarde Keep]] in the [[Blasted Lands]].
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Following Medivh's death and the fall of [[Stormwind]] to the orcs, Khadgar fled north with Lord Lothar and the rest of the refugees to [[Lordaeron]].
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He spent the [[Second War]] fighting with the [[Alliance of Lordaeron]], all the while studying Medivh's spells and the nature of the Dark Portal.
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When the tide of the war turned and the Alliance managed to push the Horde back to the Portal itself, Khadgar attempted to destroy the Dark Portal, effectively severing the link between Azeroth and Draenor. The rift between worlds remained, however. To guard against a second attack from Draenor, Khadgar oversaw the construction of [[Nethergarde Keep]] in the [[Blasted Lands]].
   
 
===The Alliance Expedition===
 
===The Alliance Expedition===
Khadgar's fears would be validated only a year after Nethergarde's completion, when the portal opened again, and orc forces began pouring out, striking strategically to steal powerful artifacts. Fearing a second invasion, Khadgar led an [[Alliance Expedition]] to the orc homeworld, where he quickly discovered that the situation was even worse than he had feared. The orcs, under the leadership of the [[shaman (lore)|shaman]] [[Ner'zhul]], were planning on opening doorways to new worlds for the Horde to plunder. Unable to stop Ner'zhul from opening his portals, and unable to contain the terrible energies that were unleashed by the many portals, Draenor was being torn apart.
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Khadgar's fears would be validated only a year after Nethergarde's completion, when the portal opened again, and Orcish forces began pouring out, striking strategically to steal powerful artifacts. Fearing a second invasion, Khadgar led an [[Alliance Expedition]] to the orcish homeworld, where he quickly discovered that the situation was even ''worse'' than he had feared.
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The orcs, under the leadership of the [[shaman (lore)|shaman]] [[Ner'zhul]], were planning on opening doorways to new worlds for the Horde to plunder. Unable to stop Ner'zhul from opening his portals, and unable to contain the terrible energies that were unleashed by the many portals, Draenor was being torn apart.
   
 
To prevent the potential destruction of Azeroth, the archmage used [[Book of Medivh|Medivh's spellbook]] and the [[Skull of Gul'dan]] to close the Dark Portal from the other side, thereby shielding Azeroth from the final cataclysm of Draenor's destruction. Khadgar ushered the survivors into one of the rifts (he was trapped on the other side the portal when Draenor exploded and was believed to be dead).<ref name="Shadows & Light 41">[[Shadows & Light]] 41</ref>
 
To prevent the potential destruction of Azeroth, the archmage used [[Book of Medivh|Medivh's spellbook]] and the [[Skull of Gul'dan]] to close the Dark Portal from the other side, thereby shielding Azeroth from the final cataclysm of Draenor's destruction. Khadgar ushered the survivors into one of the rifts (he was trapped on the other side the portal when Draenor exploded and was believed to be dead).<ref name="Shadows & Light 41">[[Shadows & Light]] 41</ref>
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See [[List of Shattrath City NPCs]].
 
See [[List of Shattrath City NPCs]].
   
Khadgar, now an advisor to the naaru called [[A'dal]], can be found in the center dome of the [[Terrace of Light]] of [[Shattrath City]], located in the western borders of [[Terokkar Forest]]. He appears as an NPC representing the need of the [[Alliance]] and the [[Horde]] to work together to defeat the [[Burning Legion]] (much like the [[Argent Dawn]] in Azeroth, which encourages the rival factions to ally against the [[Scourge]]). It would appear that at some point in their travels, the Expedition encountered the [[naaru]], and have joined their holy quest to stop the Legion in its tracks. Because of Outland's nature, it is a strategic location in the Nether, and is the perfect staging ground for Legion invasions or a resistance.
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Khadgar, now an advisor to the naaru called [[A'dal]], can be found in the center dome of the [[Terrace of Light]] of [[Shattrath City]], located in the western borders of [[Terokkar Forest]]. He appears as an NPC representing the need of the [[Alliance]] and the [[Horde]] to work together to defeat the [[Burning Legion]] (much like the [[Argent Dawn]] in Azeroth, which encourages the rival factions to ally against the [[Scourge]]).
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It would appear that at some point in their travels, the Expedition encountered the [[Naaru]], and have joined their holy quest to stop the Legion in its tracks. Because of Outland's nature, it is a strategic location in the Nether, and is the perfect staging ground for Legion invasions or a resistance.
   
 
Khadgar explains to the varied [[race]]s of [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] that although they may have withstood the Burning Legion twice, the Burning Legion is still marching across the universe continuing their [[Burning Crusade]], an ongoing war to snuff out life in the universe, burning planets and crushing everyone in their path and that [[adventurer]]s must join the fight.<ref>{{ref web
 
Khadgar explains to the varied [[race]]s of [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] that although they may have withstood the Burning Legion twice, the Burning Legion is still marching across the universe continuing their [[Burning Crusade]], an ongoing war to snuff out life in the universe, burning planets and crushing everyone in their path and that [[adventurer]]s must join the fight.<ref>{{ref web
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[[File:GossipGossipIcon.png]] ''I see.''
 
[[File:GossipGossipIcon.png]] ''I see.''
   
:<Khadgar grins to himself>
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:<Khadgar smiles to himself>
   
 
:I convinced A'dal and his brethren to return here with me. I believe that only their power can drive the Legion from this universe. But as you will no doubt find - their power must first live in our hearts.
 
:I convinced A'dal and his brethren to return here with me. I believe that only their power can drive the Legion from this universe. But as you will no doubt find - their power must first live in our hearts.
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Strombone then asked if something like that had happened before, and Khadgar told him about [[Tobias the Filth Gorger]]. Finally it was discovered that Tobias was, indeed, the source of the odor.<ref name=crisis/>
 
Strombone then asked if something like that had happened before, and Khadgar told him about [[Tobias the Filth Gorger]]. Finally it was discovered that Tobias was, indeed, the source of the odor.<ref name=crisis/>
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==Warlords of Draenor==
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Khadgar is one of the protagonists who drives the main storyline throughout [[Warlords of Draenor]], accompanying players through the various zones as they level from 90 to 100 and also guiding them through a long quest line to obtain a legendary ring. Khadgar now wields {{Loot|Legendary|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian}} (Medivh's legendary staff), an item which was once available to players.
   
 
==Authorship==
 
==Authorship==
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== Khadgar's age and appearance ==
 
== Khadgar's age and appearance ==
 
[[File:Khadgar_Comic_Closeup.jpg|thumb|Khadgar in the WoW comic.]]
 
[[File:Khadgar_Comic_Closeup.jpg|thumb|Khadgar in the WoW comic.]]
Medivh's curse caused Khadgar to grow old and his hair turn snow white, however in ''Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness'' and ''Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal'', when he is first shown, he appears as a middle-aged man with a trimmed goatee and cropped red hair,. Later in the game, he is shown to have a strip of white going through his hair and a longer greying beard (much as his appearance in the artwork of ''Shadows & Light'').
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Medivh's curse caused Khadgar to grow old and his hair turn snow white, however in ''Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness'' and ''Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal'', when he is first shown, he appears as a middle-aged man with a trimmed goatee and cropped, red hair.
   
From here, one can assume that Khadgar somehow countered or at least reduced the severity of the curse, and went on to age naturally from a middle-aged man to an old man between the destruction of the Dark Portal and the events leading up to the Burning Crusade. It is also possible that he may have cropped and dyed his hair and beard shortly before the end of ''Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness'', then let it grow out and lose the color during his time with the Alliance expedition in ''Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal''. However, there is further confusion when we look at the monument erected in his honor in the [[Valley of Heroes]]. He is clearly shown as an old man with a long, white beard. This interpretation of him could not have been made unless this was how he was last seen since the closing of the Dark Portal.
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Later in the game, he is shown to have a strip of white going through his hair and a longer, greying beard (much as his appearance in the artwork of ''Shadows & Light'').
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From here, one can assume that Khadgar somehow countered or at least reduced the severity of the curse, and went on to age naturally from a middle-aged man to an old man between the destruction of the Dark Portal and the events leading up to the Burning Crusade.
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It is also possible that he may have cropped and dyed his hair and beard shortly before the end of ''Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness'', then let it grow out and lose the color during his time with the Alliance expedition in ''Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal''. However, there is further confusion when we look at the monument erected in his honor in the [[Valley of Heroes]]. He is clearly shown as an old man with a long, white beard. This interpretation of him could not have been made unless this was how he was last seen since the closing of the Dark Portal.
   
 
In ''[[Beyond the Dark Portal]]'', Khadgar states that he was cursed at age 17, and at the time of the Alliance Expedition's entering Draenor he was 22 years of age, putting him approximately in his late 30s or early 40s by ''Burning Crusade''.
 
In ''[[Beyond the Dark Portal]]'', Khadgar states that he was cursed at age 17, and at the time of the Alliance Expedition's entering Draenor he was 22 years of age, putting him approximately in his late 30s or early 40s by ''Burning Crusade''.
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In [[Warlords of Draenor]] Khadgar's appearance is significantly different from the last time players saw him in the Outland version of Shattrath city. He appears to have not only shaved his beard and chopped off the majority of his hair, but also negated some of the aging-effects of Medivh's curse. It is also possible that he hides his cursed appearance behind an illusion, though there has been no official comment from Blizzard as to why his appearance has changed.
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
 
{{RPG-section}}
 
{{RPG-section}}
Khadgar was once young and excited to be following the path of magic. Now he understands the dangers; and though he has accumulated incredible magical powers, he has also paid a terrible price that causes him to act as he appears — old before his time. His words are considered and thoughtful; since the corruption of a man he considered near to a father, his trust must be earned. He continues to accumulate arcane power out of a sense of duty calling him to protect Azeroth against an evil he knows all too well, and his pursuit of both knowledge and his enemies occasionally borders on the zealous.<ref name="Shadows & Light 41">[[Shadows & Light]] 41</ref><ref name="Shadows & Light 42">[[Shadows & Light]] 42</ref>
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Khadgar was once young and excited to be following the path of magic. Now he understands the dangers; and though he has accumulated incredible magical powers, he has also paid a terrible price that causes him to act as he appears — old before his time.
   
Khadgar rarely enters a battle unprepared. He will retreat when needed, only to return with more than enough force to overcome his enemies. In one-on one combat, he will initially probe his opponent while raising his own defenses, then strike decisively. He is driven to utterly destroy demonic and orcish enemies, but often settles combats that arise through circumstance by simply teleporting himself or his enemies far from the field of battle.<ref name="Shadows & Light 42">[[Shadows & Light]] 42</ref>
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His words are considered and thoughtful; since the corruption of a man he considered near to a father, his trust must be earned. He continues to accumulate arcane power out of a sense of duty calling him to protect Azeroth against an evil he knows all too well, and his pursuit of both knowledge and his enemies occasionally borders on the zealous.<ref name="Shadows & Light 41">[[Shadows & Light]] 41</ref><ref name="Shadows & Light 42">[[Shadows & Light]] 42</ref>
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Khadgar rarely enters a battle unprepared. He will retreat when needed, only to return with more than enough force to overcome his enemies. In one-on one combat, he will initially probe his opponent while raising his own defenses, then strike decisively. He is driven to utterly destroy Demonic and Orcish enemies, but often settles combats that arise through circumstance by simply teleporting himself or his enemies far from the field of battle.<ref name="Shadows & Light 42">[[Shadows & Light]] 42</ref>
   
 
==Possesions==
 
==Possesions==
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===Khadgar’s Gem of Health===
 
===Khadgar’s Gem of Health===
This is a flawless sapphire, set in a platinum circlet, offset by tiny diamonds. The stones seem to glow with their own mystical life. When held or worn by a character, the flickering matches the owner’s heartbeat. The first of these special jewels was created by the archmage Khadgar to help keep him alive during his trials. Since then, others have been able to duplicate the creation.<ref name=More Magic and Mayhem 142-143>[[More Magic and Mayhem]] 142-143</ref>
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This is a flawless sapphire, set in a platinum circlet, offset by tiny diamonds. The stones seem to glow with their own mystical life. When held or worn by a character, the flickering matches the owner’s heartbeat.
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The first of these special jewels was created by the archmage Khadgar to help keep him alive during his trials. Since then, others have been able to duplicate the creation.<ref name="More">[[More Magic and Mayhem]] 142-143</ref>
   
 
===Staff of Nethergarde===
 
===Staff of Nethergarde===
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Former apprentice of Medivh. Supreme Commander of the Alliance Expedition that marched into the orc homeworld of Draenor. Presumed deceased.
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Former apprentice of Medivh. Supreme Commander of the Alliance Expedition that marched into the orcish homeworld of Draenor. Presumed deceased.
   
   
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*He also has a herb named after him, [[Khadgar's Whisker]].
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*He also has an herb named after him, [[Khadgar's Whisker]].
 
*His essays on Dimensional Convergence are also highly valued by the mages of Stormwind and Nethergarde.
 
*His essays on Dimensional Convergence are also highly valued by the mages of Stormwind and Nethergarde.
*During the video [[News From Outland: Crisis at Da Portal!]] Khadgar was given an unique voice but he has a default human voice in-game.<ref name=crisis/>
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*Khadgar was given a unique voice during the video [[News From Outland: Crisis at Da Portal!]], but he has a default human voice in-game.<ref name=crisis/>
*He respects the Mage Antonidas and mourns his death
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*He respects the Mage [[Antonidas]] and mourns his death.
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*Khadgar is the only person to ever shut down the Dark Portal, not just once, not just twice, but three times.
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* Khadgar will be a key character in the "Warcraft" movie that releases in 2016. He will be portrayed by young actor Ben Schnetzer, which was announced during Blizzcon 2014.
 
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==Videos==
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*In Warlords of Draenor, Khadgar is voiced by [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0024593| Tony Amendola]
[[File:Warcraft II Tides of Darkness — Human Outro|left|350 px]]
 
[[File:Warcraft 2 addon Human Outro|right|350 px]]
 
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== Gallery ==
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== Media ==
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=== Images ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:Khadgar_in_manual.jpg|Khadgar in the Warcraft II manual.
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Khadgar_in_manual.jpg|Khadgar in the Warcraft II manual.
File:Khad2.jpg|Khadgar at [[Nethergarde Keep]] with [[Leyan Steelson]].
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Khad2.jpg|Khadgar at [[Nethergarde Keep]] with [[Leyan Steelson]].
File:Khadgar_Comic.jpg|Khadgar speaking with Med'an in the WoW comic.
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Khadgar_Comic.jpg|Khadgar speaking with Med'an in the WoW comic.
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KhadgarIron.jpg|Khadgar at the battle for Shattrath.
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=== Videos ===
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<gallery widths=310>
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Warcraft II Tides of Darkness — Human Outro
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Warcraft 2 addon Human Outro
 
</gallery>
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{elinks-NPC|18166}}
 
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IMDB: [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3993808/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2 Warlords of Draenor Actors]
   
 
{{Succession|None|'''Master of<br/>[[Nethergarde Keep]]'''|[[Archmage Thas'ranan]]<br/>and<br/>[[General Lordenson]]}}
 
{{Succession|None|'''Master of<br/>[[Nethergarde Keep]]'''|[[Archmage Thas'ranan]]<br/>and<br/>[[General Lordenson]]}}
 
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{{Succession|None|'''Leader of the<br/>[[Sons of Lothar]]'''|Incumbent}}
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{{Succession|[[Deathwing]]|[[The Skull of Gul'dan|Wielder of The Skull of Gul'dan]]|[[Burning Legion]], eventually [[Illidan Stormrage]]}}
   
   
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Perhaps the most accomplished of all living wizards, Khadgar was an apprentice to the Guardian Medivh until he helped defeat his master and destroy the Dark Portal created to summon the orcs to Azeroth. Though cursed with frailty and age, Khadgar nevertheless remains an exemplar for the Alliance, leading counterattacks against the Burning Legion and all who would threaten his world with annihilation.
- Blizzard description
NeutralNPCElite 32Khadgar
Khadgar
Title The Apprentice, Young Trust
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 71 Elite
Character class Archmage of Kirin Tor, Mage, Wizard
Health 21,543
Mana 21,996
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation Alliance of Lordaeron (formerly)

Alliance Expedition Sons of Lothar,
Sha'tar,
Warlords-Logo-Small Alliance, Dalaran, Kirin Tor, Council of Six

Position Advisor to A'dal (current); Alliance Expedition leader, Archmage of Nethergarde, Kirin Tor archmage,[1] Medivh's apprentice, Ruler of Nethergarde (previous)
Location Terrace of Light, Shattrath City
Status Alive
Mentor(s) Guzbah, Medivh
See Icon-3D-48x48
For Khadgar's Warcraft II statistics, see Warcraft II units.

Khadgar is one of the most powerful wizards to have ever lived. He was the apprentice for the Last Guardian, Medivh, and went on to become one of the greatest heroes of the Alliance during the Second War and as a commander of the Alliance Expedition to Draenor.

His name means "trust" in Dwarven.[2] This gave him an odd dichotomy with Medivh, whose name means "keeper of secrets" in Thalassian.

Biography Edit

Apprenticeship with MedivhEdit

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At the young age of 17, Khadgar was sent by the Kirin Tor to apprentice under the wizard Medivh in his tower at Karazhan. At first, Khadgar believed Medivh to be nothing more than he appeared to be — a kindly, old, if slightly eccentric wizard.

But it was not long before he discovered that Medivh was, actually, a Guardian of Tirisfal, a lineage of incredibly powerful wizards empowered by a council to combat the forces of the Burning Legion. Soon after, he began to sense something was drastically wrong with his master. Although he never suspected that Medivh was actually being controlled by Sargeras, the Dark Titan, he became suspicious of his master's actions and motives.[3]

Eventually, he unraveled Medivh's plot to open a portal between Azeroth and Draenor, after meeting a Horde emissary, the half-Orcish assassin Garona. Knowing it was already too late to stop the Dark Portal from opening further, Khadgar and Garona rushed to King Llane Wrynn of Azeroth for help. The pair, along with Lord Anduin Lothar and a group of soldiers, returned to Karazhan to find Medivh in psychic link with the Orcish warlock Gul'dan.

Khadgar managed to best his master and Sargeras by plunging a sword into Medivh's heart, but not before becoming cursed with frailty and old age. By the end of the events of Last Guardian, Khadgar had gone from a young adult to an old man with a great white beard.

The Second WarEdit

Following Medivh's death and the fall of Stormwind to the orcs, Khadgar fled north with Lord Lothar and the rest of the refugees to Lordaeron.

He spent the Second War fighting with the Alliance of Lordaeron, all the while studying Medivh's spells and the nature of the Dark Portal.

When the tide of the war turned and the Alliance managed to push the Horde back to the Portal itself, Khadgar attempted to destroy the Dark Portal, effectively severing the link between Azeroth and Draenor. The rift between worlds remained, however. To guard against a second attack from Draenor, Khadgar oversaw the construction of Nethergarde Keep in the Blasted Lands.

The Alliance ExpeditionEdit

Khadgar's fears would be validated only a year after Nethergarde's completion, when the portal opened again, and Orcish forces began pouring out, striking strategically to steal powerful artifacts. Fearing a second invasion, Khadgar led an Alliance Expedition to the orcish homeworld, where he quickly discovered that the situation was even worse than he had feared.

The orcs, under the leadership of the shaman Ner'zhul, were planning on opening doorways to new worlds for the Horde to plunder. Unable to stop Ner'zhul from opening his portals, and unable to contain the terrible energies that were unleashed by the many portals, Draenor was being torn apart.

To prevent the potential destruction of Azeroth, the archmage used Medivh's spellbook and the Skull of Gul'dan to close the Dark Portal from the other side, thereby shielding Azeroth from the final cataclysm of Draenor's destruction. Khadgar ushered the survivors into one of the rifts (he was trapped on the other side the portal when Draenor exploded and was believed to be dead).[4]

The Burning CrusadeEdit

Khadgar in Shattrath

Khadgar in WoW.

A'dal - Khadgar

Khadgar with A'dal.

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In World of Warcraft, Khadgar is a level 71 quest giver in the Terrace of Light of Shattrath City. He is affiliated with the Sha'tar.

He starts the following quests:

See List of Shattrath City NPCs.

Khadgar, now an advisor to the naaru called A'dal, can be found in the center dome of the Terrace of Light of Shattrath City, located in the western borders of Terokkar Forest. He appears as an NPC representing the need of the Alliance and the Horde to work together to defeat the Burning Legion (much like the Argent Dawn in Azeroth, which encourages the rival factions to ally against the Scourge).

It would appear that at some point in their travels, the Expedition encountered the Naaru, and have joined their holy quest to stop the Legion in its tracks. Because of Outland's nature, it is a strategic location in the Nether, and is the perfect staging ground for Legion invasions or a resistance.

Khadgar explains to the varied races of Azeroth that although they may have withstood the Burning Legion twice, the Burning Legion is still marching across the universe continuing their Burning Crusade, an ongoing war to snuff out life in the universe, burning planets and crushing everyone in their path and that adventurers must join the fight.[5]

Khadgar's story in his own words Edit

After touring Shattrath with his servant, this conversation opens with Khadgar:

Gossipgossipicon I've heard your name spoken only in whispers, mage. Who are you?

I am Khadgar, former apprentice to the fallen Guardian, Medivh. I'm sure you've heard his name before.
It was I who discovered that Medivh had been possessed by the Evil One, Sargeras - and that he had opened the Dark Portal between this world and Azeroth. Though I honored my Master, I was forced to slay him and put his tortured soul to rest.

Gossipgossipicon Go on, please.

I fought alongside Lord Anduin Lothar as we drove the Horde from our lands in Azeroth. As the heir of Medivh's legacy, I could do no less.
When the call finally came to invade this grim world - and put an end to the orcs' evil forever - I stepped forward along with my friends Turalyon, Alleria, Danath and Kurdran.

Gossipgossipicon I see.

My comrades and I called ourselves the Sons of Lothar - in honor of the greatest, most selfless man we ever knew. We gave our all to defeat Ner'zhul and end his madness.
As this doomed world fell apart around us, we shattered the Dark Portal to prevent any further harm from befalling our beloved Azeroth.

Gossipgossipicon What did you do then?

Trapped in this broken wasteland, we did our best to survive. Over time we sensed that a new evil was closing in around us from the Twisting Nether. More foul than the dark orcs - it was the Burning Legion itself that sought to take hold of this... Outland.

Gossipgossipicon What happened next?

While my comrades held the line against the encroaching darkness, I used my magic to reach out into the Great Dark Beyond. There, I sensed beings of immense Light - of unfathomable purity.
It was A'dal and his naaru I had found. It was nothing short of... a miracle.

Gossipgossipicon I see.

<Khadgar smiles to himself>
I convinced A'dal and his brethren to return here with me. I believe that only their power can drive the Legion from this universe. But as you will no doubt find - their power must first live in our hearts.
To combat the darkness, we must become beacons of their eternal Light.
Khadgar crisis

As seen in the movie.

Wrath in ShattrathEdit

For quotes and transcript of the video News From Outland: Crisis at Da Portal!, see Gnomeregan Gnews Gnetwork#News From Outland.

One day an unknown odor caused havoc in Shattrath City. Khadgar was interviewed by Strombone and he told that in all his days in Outland he had never smelled such a terrible stench. He said that there were refugees from all over in this city and it would be very hard to know where it comes from.[6]

Strombone then asked if something like that had happened before, and Khadgar told him about Tobias the Filth Gorger. Finally it was discovered that Tobias was, indeed, the source of the odor.[6]

Warlords of DraenorEdit

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Khadgar is one of the protagonists who drives the main storyline throughout Warlords of Draenor, accompanying players through the various zones as they level from 90 to 100 and also guiding them through a long quest line to obtain a legendary ring. Khadgar now wields [Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian] (Medivh's legendary staff), an item which was once available to players.

AuthorshipEdit

As would be expected from an experienced and powerful mage, Khadgar has written a number of books and essays, including:

Khadgar's age and appearance Edit

Khadgar Comic Closeup

Khadgar in the WoW comic.

Medivh's curse caused Khadgar to grow old and his hair turn snow white, however in Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, when he is first shown, he appears as a middle-aged man with a trimmed goatee and cropped, red hair.

Later in the game, he is shown to have a strip of white going through his hair and a longer, greying beard (much as his appearance in the artwork of Shadows & Light).

From here, one can assume that Khadgar somehow countered or at least reduced the severity of the curse, and went on to age naturally from a middle-aged man to an old man between the destruction of the Dark Portal and the events leading up to the Burning Crusade.

It is also possible that he may have cropped and dyed his hair and beard shortly before the end of Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, then let it grow out and lose the color during his time with the Alliance expedition in Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal. However, there is further confusion when we look at the monument erected in his honor in the Valley of Heroes. He is clearly shown as an old man with a long, white beard. This interpretation of him could not have been made unless this was how he was last seen since the closing of the Dark Portal.

In Beyond the Dark Portal, Khadgar states that he was cursed at age 17, and at the time of the Alliance Expedition's entering Draenor he was 22 years of age, putting him approximately in his late 30s or early 40s by Burning Crusade.

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In Warlords of Draenor Khadgar's appearance is significantly different from the last time players saw him in the Outland version of Shattrath city. He appears to have not only shaved his beard and chopped off the majority of his hair, but also negated some of the aging-effects of Medivh's curse. It is also possible that he hides his cursed appearance behind an illusion, though there has been no official comment from Blizzard as to why his appearance has changed.

PersonalityEdit

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Khadgar was once young and excited to be following the path of magic. Now he understands the dangers; and though he has accumulated incredible magical powers, he has also paid a terrible price that causes him to act as he appears — old before his time.

His words are considered and thoughtful; since the corruption of a man he considered near to a father, his trust must be earned. He continues to accumulate arcane power out of a sense of duty calling him to protect Azeroth against an evil he knows all too well, and his pursuit of both knowledge and his enemies occasionally borders on the zealous.[4][7]

Khadgar rarely enters a battle unprepared. He will retreat when needed, only to return with more than enough force to overcome his enemies. In one-on one combat, he will initially probe his opponent while raising his own defenses, then strike decisively. He is driven to utterly destroy Demonic and Orcish enemies, but often settles combats that arise through circumstance by simply teleporting himself or his enemies far from the field of battle.[7]

PossesionsEdit

Khadgar’s Pipe of Insight

Khadgar’s Pipe of Insight

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Khadgar’s Pipe of InsightEdit

The innovative archmage Khadgar created the first of these pipes while studying with acolytes in Dalaran. Though the pipe of insight can look like any pipe, it is most often made with a stem of gnarled wood and a deep bowl made of yellowed bone. Sometimes the bowl has mystical lettering or runes carved into it.[8]

Khadgar’s Gem of HealthEdit

This is a flawless sapphire, set in a platinum circlet, offset by tiny diamonds. The stones seem to glow with their own mystical life. When held or worn by a character, the flickering matches the owner’s heartbeat.

The first of these special jewels was created by the archmage Khadgar to help keep him alive during his trials. Since then, others have been able to duplicate the creation.[9]

Staff of NethergardeEdit

This simple oak staff is engraved with arcane glyphs and topped by a globe of cloudy crystal 6 inches in diameter. The staff of Nethergarde was crafted by Khadgar while studying portal magic in the Black Morass and protecting Azeroth against another invasion by the Horde.[10]

Valley of Heroes MonumentEdit

Archmage Khadgar of the Kirin Tor

Valley of Heroes

Khadgar cataclysm cinematic

Khadgar's statue seen at Cataclysm cinematic.

Archmage Khadgar has since been immortalized in stone, along with the other leaders from the expeditionary force, in the Valley of Heroes in Stormwind.

Archmage Khadgar of the Kirin Tor


Former apprentice of Medivh. Supreme Commander of the Alliance Expedition that marched into the orcish homeworld of Draenor. Presumed deceased.


Never did one so selflessly delve into the dark heart of magic and warfare. We wish you well, bold wanderer. Wherever you are.


- Antonidas - Archmage of Dalaran

NotesEdit

  • He also has an herb named after him, Khadgar's Whisker.
  • His essays on Dimensional Convergence are also highly valued by the mages of Stormwind and Nethergarde.
  • Khadgar was given a unique voice during the video News From Outland: Crisis at Da Portal!, but he has a default human voice in-game.[6]
  • He respects the Mage Antonidas and mourns his death.
  • Khadgar is the only person to ever shut down the Dark Portal, not just once, not just twice, but three times.
  • Khadgar will be a key character in the "Warcraft" movie that releases in 2016. He will be portrayed by young actor Ben Schnetzer, which was announced during Blizzcon 2014.

Media Edit

Images Edit

Videos Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shadows & Light 41
  2. ^ The Last Guardian 36
  3. ^ The Last Guardian
  4. ^ a b Shadows & Light 41
  5. ^ CGW:World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (English). Computer Gaming World, December, 2005 by Jeff Green (2005-11-16). Retrieved on 2009-07-21. “"The Burning Crusade," says Metzen, "is the Burning Legion's ongoing war to snuff out life in the universe, to put it mildly." Khadgar explains to the varied races of Azeroth that although they may have withstood the Burning Legion twice, the bad guys are still marching across the universe, burning planets and crushing everyone in their path—and that mortal heroes (like you) must join the fight.”
  6. ^ a b c Blizzard Entertainment Inc. 2007-04-19. Crisis at the Portal (English). News From Outland: Crisis at Da Portal. Retrieved on 2009-07-20.
  7. ^ a b Shadows & Light 42
  8. ^ More Magic and Mayhem 143
  9. ^ More Magic and Mayhem 142-143
  10. ^ Shadows & Light 169

External linksEdit

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Preceded by:
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Position:
Master of
Nethergarde Keep
Succeeded by:
Archmage Thas'ranan
and
General Lordenson
Preceded by:
None
Position:
Leader of the
Sons of Lothar
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Incumbent
Preceded by:
Deathwing
Position:
Wielder of The Skull of Gul'dan
Succeeded by:
Burning Legion, eventually Illidan Stormrage


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