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{{infobox faction
 
{{infobox faction
| image = Dalaran Tabard.jpg
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| image = Kirin Tor tabard.jpeg
 
| name = The Kirin Tor
 
| name = The Kirin Tor
| leader = [[Rhonin]] (formerly), [[Jaina Proudmoore]]
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| faction = Alliance
| leaders = [[Archmage Modera|Modera]], [[Ansirem Runeweaver]], [[Archmage Aethas Sunreaver|Aethas Sunreaver]], [[Archmage Vargoth|Vargoth]]
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| leader = {{NPC||Jaina Proudmoore|icon=Jaina}} <br />{{NPC||Rhonin|icon=Rhonin}} (formerly)
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| leaders = [[Council of Six|The Six]]
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*{{RaceIcon|Human|Female}}[[Archmage Modera|Modera]]
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*{{RaceIconExt|Khadgar}}[[Khadgar]]
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*{{RaceIcon|Human|Male}}[[Ansirem Runeweaver]]
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*{{RaceIcon|Human|Male}}[[Karlain]] <br />
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{{RaceIcon|Human|Male}}[[Archmage Vargoth|Vargoth]]
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| capital = [[Violet Citadel|The Violet Citadel]] of [[Dalaran]]
 
| capital = [[Violet Citadel|The Violet Citadel]] of [[Dalaran]]
| capitals = [[Nethergarde Keep]], [[Kirin'Var Village]], [[Ambermill]]
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| capitals = [[Nethergarde Keep]], [[Kirin'Var Village]], [[Ambermill]], [[Transitus Shield]], [[Violet Stand]], [[Violet_Rise]]
 
| language = [[Common]] (presumed)
 
| language = [[Common]] (presumed)
 
| slang = [[Gnomish]], [[Thalassian]] (presumed)
 
| slang = [[Gnomish]], [[Thalassian]] (presumed)
 
| races = {{Race|Human }}<br />{{Race|High Elf }}<br />{{Race|Gnome }}<br />{{Race|Blood Elf }}<br />{{Race|Half-Elf }}
 
| races = {{Race|Human }}<br />{{Race|High Elf }}<br />{{Race|Gnome }}<br />{{Race|Blood Elf }}<br />{{Race|Half-Elf }}
| theater = [[Dalaran]], [[Eastern Kingdoms]], [[Northrend]], [[Magic]]
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| theater = [[Dalaran]], [[Eastern Kingdoms]], [[Northrend]], [[Isle of Thunder]], [[Magic]]
 
| alignment = [[Lawful neutral]]
 
| alignment = [[Lawful neutral]]
| membership = 120
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| affiliation = [[Alliance]], [[Violet Eye|The Violet Eye]], [[Sorcerers' League]], [[Mages' Guild]], [[Kirin Tor Offensive]], [[Silver Covenant]]
| affiliation = [[Independent]], although the Kirin Tor and many of its members (both past and present) have strong ties to the [[Alliance]], [[Violet Eye|The Violet Eye]], [[Sorcerers' League]], [[Mages' Union|Mages' Guild]]
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| tabard = Dalaran_Tabard.jpg
 
| quartermaster = [[Archmage Alvareaux]]
 
| quartermaster = [[Archmage Alvareaux]]
 
}}
 
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The Kirin Tor refused to abandon their home, however. They returned to the ruins months later, destroying those few undead creatures that remained, and reclaimed their city. They erected a glowing dome around the entire city, powerful enough to destroy anyone who touches it, while they worked to rebuild their fallen city.<ref name="APG 154">''[[Alliance Player's Guide]]'', pg. 154</ref><ref name="APG 155">''[[Alliance Player's Guide]]'', pg. 155</ref>
 
The Kirin Tor refused to abandon their home, however. They returned to the ruins months later, destroying those few undead creatures that remained, and reclaimed their city. They erected a glowing dome around the entire city, powerful enough to destroy anyone who touches it, while they worked to rebuild their fallen city.<ref name="APG 154">''[[Alliance Player's Guide]]'', pg. 154</ref><ref name="APG 155">''[[Alliance Player's Guide]]'', pg. 155</ref>
   
[[Patch 3.0.2|Eventually]], the mages were able to lift the whole city from its site, leaving only a [[Dalaran Crater|crater]] in its place. The Kirin Tor decided to move their floating city to [[Northrend]], where they still rule over the reconstructed Dalaran.
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===Wrath of the Lich King===
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[[Patch 3.0.2|Eventually]], the mages were able to lift the whole city from its site, leaving only a [[Dalaran Crater|crater]] in its place. The Kirin Tor decided to move their floating city to [[Northrend]], where they still rule over the reconstructed Dalaran. The Kirin Tor proclaimed themselves [[neutral]] in the conflict between the [[Horde]] and the [[Alliance]], and instead sought to help bridge the gaps between the two factions -- starting with reaching out to [[Quel'Thalas]] for magical support against [[Malygos]], the crazed Aspect of Magic.<ref>''[[In the Shadow of the Sun]]''</ref>
   
== Organization ==
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The presence of the Kirin Tor was indeed met with deep-seated revilement from the crazed Malygos, who made numerous attempts to destroy the city.<ref>[[Mage (manga)]]</ref> Malygos, whose war on mortal magic users reached its crux during the war against the [[Lich King]], would ultimately be put to death before his vengeance against the Kirin Tor could be fulfilled.
The Kirin Tor is also referred to as the '''Magus Senate''' or '''[[Magocracy]]''' of [[Dalaran]]. It is made up of 120 members.<ref name="APG 154" /> They are divided in several levels of importance and influence.
 
   
The Kirin Tor has a ruling council of six archmagi, sometimes known as the [[Council of Six]].<ref name="APG 155" /> One of the members of the council is appointed the Head or the Leader of the Kirin Tor. He is seen as "Kirin Tor's true ruler, and the Sect's public face".<ref name="APG 155" /><ref name="ToD 45">''[[Tides of Darkness]]'', pg 45</ref><ref name="ToD 73">''[[Tides of Darkness]]'', pg. 73</ref> Except for the Head of the Kirin Tor, the rest of the ruling council member's identities are kept secret from everyone outside the council, with few exceptions.
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The elven population of the Kirin Tor underwent something of a split: the portion of the elves who converted to the [[blood elven]] philosophy took up the name "the [[Sunreavers]]," named for their leader, [[Aethas Sunreaver]], the only ({{mists-inline}} former) non-human on the [[Council of Six]]. Conversely, some [[high elven]] members opposed the notion of allowing the sin'dorei back into the Kirin Tor's ranks, and formed the [[Silver Covenant]] to oppose it. Its leader, [[Vereesa Windrunner]], however, held no political sway within the city, thus leading to the blood elves officially being readmitted as members of the Kirin Tor.<ref>''[[Tides of War]]''</ref>
   
The Archmage [[Antonidas]] held the position of Head of the Kirin Tor for a long time. After his death at the hands of [[Arthas]], he was succeeded by [[Ansirem Runeweaver]].<ref>''[[Lands of Conflict]]'', pg. ??</ref> With the war against the [[blue dragonflight]] beginning and the war with the [[Scourge]] intensifying, [[Rhonin]] replaced Runeweaver as leader of the Kirin Tor.
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The Kirin Tor also assisted in the assault on [[Ulduar]], working closely with [[Brann Bronzebeard]] and his [[Explorers' League]] to this end.
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===Tides of War===
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[[Jaina Proudmoore]] urged the Kirin Tor to support [[Theramore]] against the [[Horde]] armies massing at [[Northwatch Hold]]. The council agreed to send mages to help defend the island nation. [[Aethas Sunreaver]] cast the decisive vote in support of Theramore, reasoning that to do nothing would be to implicitly support the Horde's expansionism.
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When [[Garrosh]]'s true plan: to detonate a [[mana bomb]] over Theramore, is revealed; [[Rhonin]] sacrifices his life by teleporting Jaina and a few wounded defenders to safety. Rhonin pulls the bomb into the Theramore Tower, minimizing the damage caused by the explosion.
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In the aftermath, Jaina replaces Rhonin on the Council of Six and as leader of the Kirin Tor. Due to [[Thalen Songweaver]]'s betrayal at the defense of Theramore, the [[Sunreavers]]' credibility has been damaged.
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===Mists of Pandaria===
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After Jaina Proudmoore discovered that [[Sunreavers]] helped [[Garrosh Hellscream]] steal the [[Divine Bell]] by using Dalaran portals to infiltrate [[Darnassus]], Jaina mobilized the Kirin Tor, [[Alliance]] forces, and the [[Silver Covenant]] to purge the Horde from Dalaran. After which, Jaina pledges the Kirin Tor to the [[Alliance]]. Yet, for game purposes, Dalaran remains unchanged after the questline is completed.
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In Patch 5.2 The [[Kirin Tor Offensive]] offer help to the [[Shado-Pan]] order to destroy the untied forces of the [[Zandalar Trolls]] and the [[Thunder King]]. Meanwhile Jaina try to prove to the [[Shado-pan]] while the Alliance's Purpose is to destroy the Thunder King and defend [[Pandaria]], the Horde seeks to claim the Thunder King's power for their own war-effort against the Alliance and the Pandarens (not knowing that, the [[Sunreaver Onslaught]] seeks to use it against [[Garrosh Hellscream]], when the uprising will begin). As the result of this misunderstanding and the betrayal of the [[Sunreavers]], the [[Kirin Tor Offensive]] often confronted with the [[Sunreaver Onslaught]].
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== Organization ==
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The Kirin Tor is also referred to as the '''Magus Senate''' or '''[[Magocracy]]''' of [[Dalaran]]. They are divided in several levels of importance and influence.
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The Kirin Tor has a ruling council of six archmagi, sometimes known as the [[Council of Six]].<ref name="APG 155" /> One of the members of the council is appointed the Head or the Leader of the Kirin Tor. He is seen as "Kirin Tor's true ruler, and the Sect's public face".<ref name="APG 155" /><ref name="ToD 45">''[[Tides of Darkness]]'', pg 45</ref><ref name="ToD 73">''[[Tides of Darkness]]'', pg. 73</ref> Except for the Head of the Kirin Tor, the rest of the ruling council member's identities are kept secret from everyone outside the council, with few exceptions until the destruction of Dalarain in the Third war
   
 
Beneath the ruling council are the [[archmage|archmagi]], each of whom is given tasks as the council sees fit. Archmagi do not hold specific positions or responsibilities, beyond the general loyalty to the Kirin Tor and to the world, and the standing obligation to study new human magic whenever it appears. In reality, however, some archmagi have been given the same tasks so often they have essentially assumed responsibility for those jobs. Thus one archmage might be in charge of cataloging all wands, while another handles researching and cataloging all illusions. Several work to monitor and maintain the city’s protective dome.<ref name="APG 155" />
 
Beneath the ruling council are the [[archmage|archmagi]], each of whom is given tasks as the council sees fit. Archmagi do not hold specific positions or responsibilities, beyond the general loyalty to the Kirin Tor and to the world, and the standing obligation to study new human magic whenever it appears. In reality, however, some archmagi have been given the same tasks so often they have essentially assumed responsibility for those jobs. Thus one archmage might be in charge of cataloging all wands, while another handles researching and cataloging all illusions. Several work to monitor and maintain the city’s protective dome.<ref name="APG 155" />
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== Membership ==
 
== Membership ==
 
Before the [[Scourge]] came, any human mage was welcome in [[Dalaran]]. They found peers and a place to stay and to work in peace. Magi with an eye for detail and a strong focus on research were offered membership in the Kirin Tor. This process could take anywhere from a few months to several years — the ruling council did not invite magi until it was sure of their abilities and allegiances. The Kirin Tor became even more cautious about admittance after [[Kel'Thuzad]] defected and took many other magi with him.<ref name="APG 155" />
 
Before the [[Scourge]] came, any human mage was welcome in [[Dalaran]]. They found peers and a place to stay and to work in peace. Magi with an eye for detail and a strong focus on research were offered membership in the Kirin Tor. This process could take anywhere from a few months to several years — the ruling council did not invite magi until it was sure of their abilities and allegiances. The Kirin Tor became even more cautious about admittance after [[Kel'Thuzad]] defected and took many other magi with him.<ref name="APG 155" />
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== Reputation ==
 
== Reputation ==

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