NeutralJotunheim vrykul
Main leader  Overthane Balargarde
Secondary leaders IconSmall Vrykul Male.gif Thane Ufrang the Mighty
IconSmall Vrykul Male.gif Thane Illskar
IconSmall Vrykul Male.gif Thane Banahogg (presumed)
Race(s) VrykulVrykul Vrykul
Capital Balargarde Fortress
Status Active

The Jotunheim vrykul[1] are a conglomerate of vrykul living in the same area, Jotunheim, under the lead of Overthane Balargarde. The Thanes are constantly at war between them.[2]

The exact relation between the Mjordin and the Jotunheim vrykul is unclear. They share the cliff city of Jotunheim and the Balargarde Fortress but there was no evidence to link them directly.


The vrykul here were the first to be reawakened, and as such Jotunheim is of significant importance to the vrykul race, second only to Ymirheim.[3]

Bethod Feigr was sent by his Ufrang in order to become Thane. However, Illskar used some kind of dark magic to cheat and win the fight. Bthod was damned and became a vargul. Later, Bethod sent some adventurers to avenge him in killing Thane Illskar and his champions. Justice was done and Illskar was damned and became a vargul too. The work accomplished, he asked to remain alone in his shame.[4]

After the Shadow Vault has been taken over by the Knights of the Ebon Blade, Jotunheim has been assaulted. Several vrykuls have been killed and banners burned. Following the death of the Thane Ufrang, The Bone Witch has been possessed in order to wreak havoc upon Jotunheim from within.

Finally, Overthane Balargarde has been challenged and killed under the eyes of the Lich King.[5]


Name Role Status Location
 Overthane Balargarde Master of Jotunheim Killable Jotunheim, Icecrown
 Thane Ufrang the Mighty Killable Ufrang's Hall, Icecrown
  Bethod Feigr Former Champion of Ufrang Undead The Underhalls, Icecrown
 Instructor Hroegar Instructor Killable Savage Ledge, Icecrown
 The Bone Witch Witch of Jotunheim Possessed Jotunheim, Icecrown
  Thane Illskar Thane damned by valkyrs Undead Circle of Suffering, Icecrown
 Volgur Champion of Illskar Deceased Circle of Suffering, Icecrown
 Brita Champion of Illskar Deceased Circle of Suffering, Icecrown
 Thane Banahogg[6] (presumed) the Deathblow Deceased Valhalas, Icecrown


  • Jotunheim vrykul combat each other and the victor is ascended to a Ymirjar, while the loser is turned into a vargul.[7]