This article is about the ogre faction. For the shardhide in Korthia, see Darkmaul (Korthia). For the mount, see  [Darkmaul].
Main leader IconSmall Ogre2 Male.gif Gor'groth
Race(s) OgreOgre Ogre
QuilboarQuilboar Quilboar
Harpy Harpy
IconSmall Ogron.gif Ogron
Base of operations Darkmaul Citadel
Theater of operations Exile's Reach
Affiliation Independent
Status Active

The Darkmaul are an ogre group based in Exile's Reach and led by Gor'groth. They have an affinity for necromatic magic and want to raise the dragon Ravnyr into undeath.


They ended up on Exile's Reach where they recruited other races into the fold, such as harpies and quilboar.[1][2] They already control a massive undead army, but their end goal is to sacrifice enough souls to raise the dragon Ravnyr into undeath.

Alliance and Horde ships got lost on their island, only to end up being sacrificed. Their first documented encounter involved rescue teams led by Captain Garrick and Warlord Breka Grimaxe, who were sent to find the missing expeditions.[3]






  • The Darkmaul have the same architecture as the Gorian Empire, they display banners with the Gorian sigil, and Darkmaul ogres use the same models as Gorian ogres. It is unknown if or how they are related to Gorian ogres.


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Not much is known about their background. If they are Gorian ogres, they could have been part of the Old Horde or could have arrived along with the rest of the alternate Mag'har when the Horde recruited them from alternate Draenor, considering they have an ogron in their ranks. On the other hand, the events of Battle for Azeroth, and thus the Mag'har recruitment questline, chronologically happen just after the Exile's Reach questline.