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Gwyarbrawden is an ancient dwarven ritual and the most prominent of blood connections between common dwarven warriors. Those who swear Gwyarbrawden to each other mark themselves as willing to cross all of Azeroth to avenge their comrade should they die. It is a form of justice all unto itself, and legends about Gwyarbrawden quests often finish with detailed descriptions of the prey's long and grisly death. Dwarven clan leaders do not publicly acclaim its existence, but neither do they condemn it, and it is a part of dwarven society that very few outsiders know about.

The ritual predates the War of the Three Hammers. The skardyn are familiar with stories of Gwyarbrawden, but it's unknown if they practice it themselves.[1]



  1. ^ a b Night of the Dragon, pg. 17