Traveler The Hidden.jpg
Main leader IconSmall Human Male.gif Malus †
  Formerly IconSmall Dreadlord.gif Xaraax
Race(s) Nathrezim Nathrezim
HumanHuman Human
UndeadUndead Undead
OgreOgre Ogre
Arakkoa Arakkoa
Sand trollSand troll Sand troll
Character classes Mercenaries
Capital Hidden citadel
Base of operations Inevitable
Theater of operations Azeroth, Outland
Language(s) Common
Sub-group(s) Dire Maul Gordunni clan (Gordok's Elite)
Affiliation Burning Legion
Status Defeated
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft novels, novellas, or short stories.

“We are the Hidden, the voyagerzz of Shadow. We ssserve and will conquer. What we conquer will Burn. Bend to the masster'ss will. Bend to the Hidden. Bend. Bend.”

Ssarbik's chant.

The Hidden is a dark organization affiliated with the Burning Legion that is under the command of Malus's leader, the nathrezim Xaraax. They are described as a deadly band of raiders.[1]

Captain Malus was tasked with finding a magical compass once under the protection of Captain Greydon Thorne, and later placed on his son Aramar. Although Malus leads the Hidden, he, too, answers to a dreadlord master, Xaraax, but has a different plan with the compass than the master. Because of that, he refers to the Hidden's master as the arakkoa Ssarbik's master.[2]


Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Dreadlord.gif Xaraax Defeated Master of the Hidden
IconSmall Human Male.gif Malus Deceased Captain; Leader of the Hidden, King Gordok
IconSmall SandTroll Female.gif Zathra Deceased Mercenary; Tracker
IconSmall Scorpid.gif Skitter Alive Zathra's scorpid pet
IconSmall Human Male.gif Jonas Cobb Deceased Traitor of the Wavestrider
IconSmall Arakkoa.gif Ssarbik Deceased Sorcerer
IconSmall Arakkoa.gif Ssavra Unknown Member

Former members

During the course of their journey, the following members of the Hidden chose to abandon Malus.

Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Undead Male.gif Reigol Valdread Active Mercenary
IconSmall Ogre Male.gif Throgg Alive Member
IconSmall Ogre Female.gif Karrga Alive Member


With Malus killing their King Gordok and becoming the new king, the Gordunni clan based in Dire Maul were proclaimed to be no more as they were Hidden now. However, they still retained their Gordunni identity.

Gordok's Elite was a force of the best ogres chosen from the clan to serve Malus.

Once the business with Aram was done, Malus lied to the ogre mercenary Throgg and told him he would stop being the king of the ogres and they would return to Dire Maul. However, he retained his title but eventually betrayed them when he sacrificed several to the Darkstorm. Ultimately, Malus died, and the Gordunni returned to Feralas and Dire Maul. Zekhan later confirmed that Malus was no longer holding the Gordok title.[3]


  • The members of the Hidden were initially considered to be pirates by the Wavestrider's crew. Makasa Flintwill later brought it up and doubted that they were pirates at all[4] and was proven right.