AllianceHilda Hornswaggle
Image of Hilda Hornswaggle
Title <Explorer's League>
Gender Female
Race Dwarf (Humanoid)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Explorers' League
Location Various
Status Alive
Relative(s) Fennie (younger sister)

Hilda Hornswaggle is a dwarf of the Explorer's League.


When Hilda and Brann Bronzebeard went to an archaeology school, Brann used to copy her notes. She spent five years in the Library of Ironforge cataloguing and analyzing all of the League's findings before participating in the Alliance campaign in Krasarang Wilds on Pandaria.[1]

When King Varian Wrynn arrived to the Krasarang Cove, Hilda reported the status of the land's resources as well as that of Troteman and the Horde.[2] Hilda and her team also found the ancient mogu Ruins of Ogudei. Varian promised her that as long as she helped with the stone quarry, the king's men would protect her excavation site.[3] While in Ogudei, she dealt with mogu magic, ancient ghosts, and the Reliquary. Hilda didn't allow her younger sister Fennie to come to the excavation[4] so instead she became her assistant,[5] documenting her findings.[6]

Later, she accompanied Brann and Shieldwall Explorers to Mogujia in Kun-Lai Summit to examine the Korune ruins. This led to the discovery of a Sha-Touched Claw.[7] Eventually, she was present in the Shrine of Seven Stars for an Alliance meeting.[8]

She is seen in Stormshield Stronghold on Ashran.[citation needed] 

During weeks when the N Archaeology [45] Out of the Frying Pan questline is available, Hilda can be found at Brann Bronzebeard's camp in the Llothien Highlands in Azsuna.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
A [15-35] A King Among Men 90 22,988
Lion's Landing 90 11,494
Azsuna 105 611,763


  • Ability marksmanship.png  Shoot — Shoots at an enemy, inflicting Physical damage. 


Objective of
Krasarang Wilds
Kun-Lai Summit



Main article: Meet the Scout (Alliance)#Notes
Main article: A King Among Men#Notes
Main article: The Source of Korune Power#Notes


Krasarang Cove

Now THIS is a discovery!

Ruins of Ogudei


We've got ghosts AND the Reliquary to contend with here? I dunno what's worse!

Other parts of Pandaria
  • Oh, are ye one o' Brann's friends? Betcha didn't know that back in archaeology school, he used to copy MY notes!
  • The mogu are am ancient civilization spanning back thousands of years. Perhaps we can learn somethin' from 'em!
  • There are many o' us in the Explorer's League who stay in the library, cataloguing and analyzing all of our findings.
I spent the last five years doin' just that while Brann went out into the world, caperin' from one interesting site to another.
Well Hilda's finally back in the field, and it's about time I find somethin' BIG!

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