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For the temple from the main universe, see Black Temple.
Karabor air
Type Temple
Leader(s) Unknown (probably Council of Exarchs)
  Formerly IconSmall Velen Prophet Velen
Government Theocracy
Race(s) DraeneiDraenei Draenei
Language(s) Draenei, Common
Faith(s) Holy Light
Affiliation(s) Alliance
Location Shadowmoon Valley

Karabor is a draenei temple, one of their most holy sites, and the home of the Prophet Velen. It stands as the draenei capital and splits into the Coliseum of Light, the Gardens of Eternity, the K'arani Terrace, Karabor Harbor, the Path of the Light, and the Tranquil Court.

During the events of the Iron Horde, Karabor became a hot spot for Grommash Hellscream's conquest of Draenor. As such, he assigned Commander Vorka to lead the attack from the Harbor. To ensure victory, Ner'zhul planned to summon the Dark Star to dismantle the defenses and take out the draenei's most powerful constructs. Should these events come to be, Karabor would have fallen for sure. Fortunately, Velen prevented this fate by sacrificing himself to purify the Dark Star. The Iron Horde attack failed.

In the aftermath of the battle, the city is littered with corpses. The draenei peacekeepers burn the bodies of their allies and enemies. The rest of the city returned to its normal state.


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Karabor interior concept art.



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An early beta version of Lunarfall and Karabor.

  • Karabor was originally planned to be the Alliance capital city in Draenor, with its Horde counterpart being Bladespire Citadel (then named Bladespire Fortress) in Frostfire Ridge, but with the release of the expansion's beta this plan was scrapped in favor of placing the faction hubs on Ashran. This change triggered significant disapproving responses from the community.[1] The Inv jewelry necklace 28 [Relic of Karabor] is a leftover from this time. Lunarfall was also originally intended to be much closer to Karabor.
  • Karabor visually resembles the Seat of the Triumvirate, a closeness that may have been intended by the draenei architects.



This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

It is possible that Karabor was named after the naaru K'ara, specially since one of its regions is called the K'arani Terrace.

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