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For the dwarf, see Gordun.
Gordunni Ogre
Main leader Unknown
  Formerly IconSmall Human Male Malus †
IconSmall Ogre Male King Gordok † (Azeroth)
IconSmall Gronn Slaag (Outland)
Race(s) OgreOgre Ogre
Ogre mage Ogre mage
Character classes Warrior, Brute, Mage, Shaman, Warlock, Elementalist
Capital Dire Maul
Base of operations Ruins of Isildien, Barrier Hills, Gordunni Outpost
Theater of operations Feralas (Azeroth)
Terokkar Forest (Outland)
Language(s) Ogre
Sub-group(s) Gordok's Elite
Affiliation Independent
  Formerly Hidden, Twilight's Hammer, Old Horde
Status Active

The Gordunni (or the Dire Maul Gordunni clan,[1] the Gordunni Ogres,[2] and the Gordunni clan of ancient Draenor)[3] is an ogre tribe[4][5] or clan[6][7] based in central Feralas. Many have taken residency in the Ruins of Isildien in the High Wilderness as well as the foothills north of Camp Mojache, while the "upper class" is found in Dire Maul. Like most of their kind, Gordunni ogres are remarkably bloodthirsty and are comprised both of melee warriors and spell casters. Gordunni ogres have proven to be highly detrimental to the land of Feralas, desecrating its cultural treasures and despoiling its lush forests.[citation needed]  In the ruins of an ancient night elven city, the Gordunni have established Dire Maul, a stronghold of some potency and power.

Their evil effects affected hippogryphs.[8]

They also collected the cobalt minerals and became protective of them, burying them in the ground.[9]

The hyenas that follow the ogres used to accompany the Woodpaw gnolls.[10]

They are known to take various slaves for their gladiatorial fights in Dire Maul, including the Feral Scar yetis and murlocs.[11]


World of Warcraft[]

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Over the recent years, Gordunni ogres have steadily expanded their area of influence in Feralas, raising concern among some of the Horde lieutenants that, if left unchecked, their expansion will eventually threaten Horde interests in the area. To this end, Belgrom Rockmaul in Orgrimmar has put out a call to many adventurers to travel to Feralas and assist Horde forces in their fight against the Gordunni. Rok Orhan in Camp Mojache is one of Belgrom's lieutenants and is always ready to find some work for adventurers looking to thin Gordunni ranks.

Terrible whispers from the Emerald Nightmare plagued King Gordok's mind, urging him to madness and slaughter. He commanded his clan to indiscriminately murder anyone they could find.[12]


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The Gordunni (possibly the members that remained in Outland) have made their presence known in Outland, setting up a settlement in the Barrier Hills, overlooking Shattrath City. They are led by Slaag, one of the seven sons of Gruul the Dragonkiller.

The Comic[]

The Gordunni hold gladiatorial games in Dire Maul every year. Last year champions of the game were the Gordunni ogres Two-Heads, Giago and Brlee.[13]


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The Gordunni tamers captured a sasquatch named Bigfist.[14]


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The Gordunni clan has been raiding the Forgotten Coast for several years, taking murloc prisoners for their gladiatorial pits. Some time after the Cataclysm, the ogres raided the murloc village on the Coast and took a dozen of them to Dire Maul. They also heavily deforested part of Feralas, driving the Feral Scar yetis and Woodpaw gnolls further east.

They also captured the wyvern known as One-Eye and her three cubs from Skypeak, a Woodpaw exile named Hackle, tauren Wuul Breezerider, human boy Aramar Thorne and the night elf druid Thalyss Greyoak.

The boy was sought after by the Hidden whose members attacked the gates of Dire Maul and entered its amphitheater. Malus, leader of the dark organization, fought and killed King Gordok, becoming new King of the Dire Maul Gordunni clan, the new Gordok. Since the boy and his friends escaped, Malus declared the Gordunni ogres to be no more as they are Hidden now and ordered all of his new ogre minions to leave Dire Maul and find Aramar.[15] As such, all Gordunni ogres completely evacuated Dire Maul, being sent to Feralas, Thousand Needles, and Tanaris. Most of their elites were killed by the Hidden, but Malus wanted to have their remaining best organized into an elite force. In order to keep Throgg loyal, the new Gordok assured him that once the business with Aram and the compass is done, he will renounce being Gordok to anyone Throgg will choose and the Gordunni will return to Dire Maul.[16]

While Wordok used to lead his group of slave hunters to western Feralas, Marjuk was taking his to eastern Feralas. After Gordok's death, Marjuk found the Feral Scar tribe's new home and invaded it. His group of approximately 20 ogres was killed by the tribe's members and leader Feral Scar, aided by Aram's group.[17]

Eventually, Malus and his Hidden caught Aram and took his compass, bringing them to Xaraax's citadel in Hellfire Peninsula on Outland. Malus didn't bring only the boy, he also the approximately a dozen of Gordunni ogres there to act as his bodyguards. When Throgg discovered this, he confronted Malus, but the human king of ogres told him that he had decided to keep the title as King Gordok. When Malus killed Xaraax and became corrupted by fel, he commanded Ssarbik to bring the Gordunni bodyguards to him in order to feed them to the Darkstorm. Upon hearing this, Throgg shouted in protest, but the fel-corrupted Malus ignored him. Soon, the Gordunni in shadowy-shackles were brought to Malus by a jailer. A portal emerged and sucked them, stunning Karrga in shock.[18] Upon seeing this and the fel-transformed Malus, Throgg renounced him as his master and as King Gordok, saying that he has no honor and betrayed the ogre clan. Eventually, Malus was killed.[19]

Exploring Azeroth[]

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The remaining Gordunni returned to their homes in Feralas. They hold many of the best areas of the jungle, and after the Fourth War they continue to attack Camp Mojache and Camp Ataya, both of which needed help. As a response, the Horde Council sent Belgrom Rockmaul to answer their calls for help. Belgrom reported that adventurers had aided him in thinning the enemy forces, but it wasn't enough.[20] While the tug of war goes on between the gnolls, yetis, silithid, and the Horde, the Gordunni grow their holdings. Their war parties hammer the contested borders of the jungle and spoil what land they pry away from others. They continue to lay claim to the Forgotten Coast, and force captives to fight in the Dire Maul arena for the pleasure of their king, Gordok. Rexxar and Zekhan visited Dire Maul, even though the Gordunni didn't like them being there. The ogres told them about a cruel human named Malus who was their king. Zekhan then confirmed that Malus no longer held the title Gordok[7] and reported that there are many warriors present in the ruins.[21]


Gordunni do not have any funeral traditions, and simply leave their dead where they lie.[22]




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Gordunni Brute

Gordok Ogre Brute

The Gordok ogres (also referred to as a tribe)[23] are the "upper class" of the Gordunni clan, chosen to defend Dire Maul. They are the strongest members of the Gordunni,[24] respecting strength above all else.[citation needed]  The Gordok ogres are the head of the Gordunni clan, ruling them from Dire Maul. They are stronger than the lesser Gordunni.[25]

In Gordok society, their king is simply their strongest warrior.[26] If their king, King Gordok, is slain, the slayer will become the new king and takes on the name "Gordok",[27] this is the way of most ogre clans.[citation needed]  Only an ogre is allowed to become King Gordok, however,[28] Malus was the first known exception to this. To become king among the Gordunni, one must have the confidence to declare oneself king, and have the stomach to see the claim through by defeating any challengers.[7]

When Malus took over, the Hidden killed most of the clan's elite warriors, referred to as Gordok's best.[29] This may refer to (or include) the Gordok upper class.

Gordok members[]

Name Location
Combat Icon 16x16 IconSmall Ogre Male King Gordok Gordok's Seat, Dire Maul
Combat Icon 16x16 IconSmall Ogre Mage Cho'Rush the Observer Gordok's Seat, Dire Maul
Combat Icon 16x16 IconSmall Ogre Male Captain Kromcrush Gordok's Seat, Dire Maul
Combat Icon 16x16 IconSmall Ogre Male Guard Fengus Gordok's Seat, Dire Maul
Combat Icon 16x16 IconSmall Ogre Male Guard Mol'dar Gordok's Seat, Dire Maul
Combat Icon 16x16 IconSmall Ogre Male Guard Slip'kik Gordok's Seat, Dire Maul
Combat Icon 16x16 IconSmall Ogre Male Stomper Kreeg Gordok's Seat, Dire Maul
Combat Icon 16x16 IconSmall Ogre Male Mizzle the Crafty Gordok's Seat, Dire Maul

According to Traveler: The Spiral Path, many of the King Gordok's elite warriors were killed by the Hidden. The new king Gordok, Malus, had the remaining best warriors gathered, but none of the above mentioned ever appear, leaving their fate unclear.

Gordok mobs[]

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Gordok NPCs[]

In lore[]


Talking to friendly Gordok mobs after becoming their king
  • Old king got dead? That's unpossible!
  • Hail to da new king!
  • I cause you no trouble, boss.
  • When I scowled at you before you became da new king... um... I was just joking. Yeah!
  • Dem other ogres was dumb to attack you, boss! Dat's why I'm still alive - I'm smart and stuff!
  • I am so smart! S-M-R-T!
  • We a lot cleaner than da ogres in Tanaris. All over da desert as far as da eye can see - ogre poo. Not here, no sir!
  • So long as you stay here with us, you da king. You take off, and some other ogre will take your place. That's da way of da Gordok!


In the recent Brewfest festivities, even a few Gordok have forgotten their initial hostilities and brought something from their tribe to share with all: the powerful but delicious Inv drink 08 [Gordok Grog]! The Gordoks have now established a presence in both Alliance and Horde territories selling their trademark alcohol to everyone with Gordok Festive Kegs.

The Dire Maul Gordunni clan also celebrated the Midsummer Fire Festival.[30]

Notes and trivia[]

  • The Gordunni ogres say that they are a lot cleaner than the Dunemaul clan of ogres in Tanaris which is covered in their poo.[31]
  • Rexxar told Zekhan that the Gordunni were once allies of the Horde but chose to follow their own ambitions.[20] This might refer to the Old Horde.
  • The word gordok may be a reference to the word Gordo, which means fat in Spanish, which fits well since ogres are fat.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • Based on the etymology of Gorgog and Goria, the Gor in Gordunni seems to mean "king" in the ogre language.[32] It's unknown what dunni means, however. The same holds true for the dok in Gordok.
  • It is unknown how and when exactly they arrived to Kalimdor, but they may have done it at the end of the Second War with Cho'gall and the Twilight's Hammer (although they must have been with them on the Broken Isles and would later split off). Alternatively, as the ogres are said to be shipbuilders,[33] they could have arrived on their own at any other point after the Second, or Third War when the existence of Kalimdor was revealed.
  • Gluk was very likely a member of the Gordunni.

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