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AllianceHigh Priest Rohan
Image of High Priest Rohan
Title Father,[1] Priest Trainer
Gender Male
Race Dwarf (Humanoid)
Level 1-70
Class Priest
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Kingdom of Ironforge, Church of the Holy Light, Alliance
Former affiliation(s) New Council of Tirisfal
Occupation High priest of Ironforge, Priest trainer
Former occupation(s) Priest Representative on the New Council of Tirisfal
Location Hall of Mysteries[27, 7]VZ-IronforgeBlip-[23, 7]VZ-IronforgeBlip, Ironforge
Status Alive

High Priest Rohan is a dwarf priest trainer located in the Hall of Mysteries in the Mystic Ward in Ironforge. He is the highest-ranking member of the Church of the Holy Light in the city, pacing back and forth within the Hall, and formerly the priest representative on the New Council of Tirisfal.


World of Warcraft[]

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In the Hall of Mysteries of Ironforge, High Priest Rohan assisted young priests of various races in improving their skills. Once he had taught them all he knew, he sent them to High Priestess Laurena at the Cathedral of Light of Stormwind City,[2] or to Priestess Alathea at the Temple of the Moon of Darnassus,[3] so that they could prove themselves and continue their training.[4]

As he owned an exorcism censer, which he had used himself for several exorcisms,[5] he eventually received the visits of paladins of the Order of the Silver Hand sent by Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker, and gave them the censer against a donation aimed to bolster sagging reserves of food for Ironforge's needy.[6]

As it is the way of the devotees of the Light to help those in need, he sent some priests to assist the Cenarion Circle in Azshara.[7]

World of Warcraft: The Comic[]

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Rohan in World of Warcraft: The Comic.

Around the time when the war against the Lich King began, Rohan received a message from Jaina Proudmoore asking for his help, but she was reluctant to say more. Later, he came to greet in person Meryl Winterstorm who had just teleported to Ironforge and asked him for more information. The latter replied that he had to be careful because of the spies, and both of them left in private to discuss the threat of the Twilight's Hammer and their leader Cho'gall. Consequently, Rohan accepted the proposal to join the New Council of Tirisfal as its priest representative, but expressed his doubts about recruiting the gnome Krank Axeljink, considering that the latter placed too much faith in technology than in wisdom. On the way to Tinker Town, he told Meryl that Brann Bronzebeard had recently discovered the base of Atiesh, the legendary staff of Medivh, but that he had lost it again in Ahn'Qiraj where the Twilight's Hammer cultists were currently located, which greatly interested the undead mage. After they convinced the inventor to join them, Rohan announced to Meryl that he would accompany the gnome to Theramore and that they would meet there for the first meeting of the council.

Days later, Rohan and Krank arrived in Theramore where they were greeted by Jaina Proudmoore and Aegwynn. While awaiting the arrival of the last members of the council, Rohan and the others were invited to come in and hear the story of what the Council of Tirisfal once was, and why they were all summoned here.[8] However, before they could all be present, Cho'gall sent elementals to attack Theramore and prevent the creation of the new Guardian. When Krank proposed to use his device to draw power from the other council members into one person, obviously him in this situation, Rohan agreed to try the experiment, which led to the death of the engineer in an explosion, to the great regret of the priest who tried to save him in vain. During the fight against the elements, Rohan used his sacred powers to protect and heal his allies. Following their victory, he attended the first meeting of the new council and approved that Med'an become the new Guardian, if the latter really wanted it.[9]

Following the council's decision, Rohan followed some members into a pocket dimension out of time and space accessed by a ritual of Jaina Proudmoore. There, he participated in the ritual to grant his holy powers to Med'an, allowing him to be ready to face Cho'gall in Ahn'Qiraj. During the fight against the leader of the Twilight's Hammer, he granted more of his holy powers to the new Guardian, but was attacked along with the others by the dreadlord Kathra'natir, they eventually managed to stop him together.

He was lastly seen at the funeral of Aegwynn, in the graveyard west of Karazhan called Morgan's Plot.[10]

The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm[]

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The Shattering - Magni Bronzebeard

High Priest Rohan and Anduin Wrynn witness King Magni's petrification in Old Ironforge.

Shortly before the Cataclysm, Rohan met Anduin Wrynn in the Hall of Mysteries after the latter bumped into the gnome mages Dink and Bink, the High Priest healed the young man and greeted him kindly, exchanging a few pleasantries with the Prince of Stormwind, before telling him he was welcome in the temple whenever he wanted.[11]

After the first earthquakes stopped, Rohan traveled to Kharanos where he helped healing the injured inhabitants. When Anduin Wrynn and Aerin came to help, Rohan was not surprised because he knew he would come, he then asked the young priest to take care of the lightly injured while he took care of the most seriously injured. Together they healed and rescued the survivors, however, another wave of earthquake occurred and the High Priest used his power to protect everyone from the disaster and the crippling attack of fear. He later joined the crowd around the Thunderbrew Distillery, as the building was buried in snow along with those who had taken shelter there. He ordered silence to all who were present, and took charge of the rescue operation, thus allowing the survivors to be saved and evacuated. When Aerin and another dwarf were buried beneath the distillery which had just collapsed underground, Rohan tried to stop Anduin who was trying in vain to save his already dead friend. He then took the exhausted prince back to Ironforge.[12]

Two days after the disaster, Rohan met Anduin in the Hall of Mysteries and supported the young priest with kind words, hoping that his heart bruised by sadness could heal with time.[13] After this, he was present at the ritual in Old Ironforge, where he told Anduin that the chamber was not full of crystal but of diamonds. With the others, he witnessed Magni's "death" because of the ritual, and began to cast healing spells to save his king. But he eventually stopped and put a hand on the diamond arm, letting out a tear knowing it was too late.[14] Later he appeared at the ceremonial for Magni, thanking those who came and offering refreshments to everyone.[15]

Several weeks after the incident, while he was talking with Anduin, Rohan was summoned urgently at the High Seat, where they discovered that Moira Thaurissan had returned to Ironforge, and had claimed her father's throne as legitimate heiress. The situation being completely legal, as he explained to Anduin that Magni had never disowned his daughter hoping that she would return one day, the High Priest had no choice but to accept the new queen and respond positively to her requests. When he learned that the city's gryphons were sick, and that the Deeprun Tram was currently blocked, he pretended that it was nothing serious, and privately announced to Anduin that Moira was taking control of the city by blocking any exit attempt for the dwarves but also for the Prince of Stormwind. When the first conflicts between the dwarves of Ironforge and the Dark Iron dwarves began, the High Priest prevented Anduin from intervening and took charge of putting an end to the conflicts with a prayer that emanated a sense of calm, he then began to treat the many injured.[16]

A few days later, he encountered Anduin again in the Hall of Mysteries after the latter managed to escape Moira and the guards who had imprisoned him. Although the priest did not like Moira's methods, despite being the rightful queen of the kingdom, he approved of the young prince's decision to stop Varian Wrynn from assassinating her. When a Dark Iron guard came for Rohan and his priests to tend to injuries from a conflict in the Deeprun Tram, he agreed to come after making sure Anduin was not discovered and heard the conversion.

When Anduin managed to stop his father from killing Moira, Rohan intervened on the prince's behalf, announcing that despite the situation, she remained the princess and future queen of the kingdom, and that killing her would lead to a civil war.[1]


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Following the Cataclysm, High Priest Rohan continued to form new generations of priests. When the latter were ready to continue their training, Rohan received letters from high figures of the various clergy in Azeroth summoning his disciples to meet them, notably High Priestess Laurena and Chief Surgeon Gashweld of Stormwind City,[17][18][19] but also High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind of Darnassus.[20] He therefore encouraged his apprentices to hurry to join them.


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Following the Fourth War, High Priest Rohan still continued to form new generations of priests in the Hall of Mysteries. At some point, he received a letter from the priestess Patrice Lancaster asking to receive his apprentices in the Training Hall of Stormwind City, in order to send them on missions for the Alliance. In view of the importance of the missive, he encouraged his apprentices to hurry to join her.[21][22][23]


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Non-priest gossip

Do not turn your back on the Light, <class>, it may be the one thing that saves you some day.



Patch changes[]

  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): High Priest Rohan is now properly associated with the Ironforge faction.

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