Type Town
Race(s) IconSmall Wildhammer Male.gifDwarfDwarf Dwarf
GnomeGnome Gnome
Language(s) Dwarven, Gnomish
Faith(s) Holy Light
Affiliation(s) Alliance Ironforge
Location Dun Morogh
Status Active

Done Inn          Done Mailbox

Done Stables

Done Anvil & Forge

Undone.gif Bank       Undone.gif Auctions
Trainers Done Class
Done Profession
Travel Done Flight Master(s)
Undone.gif Mass-transit
Undone.gif Portal(s)

Kharanos is a bustling little town nestled among the mountain peaks of Dun Morogh. The town is surrounded by the stark wintry wilds of Dun Morogh, so adventure is a common commodity and some of the less tenacious folk in town might pay good coin to complete various tasks in the surrounding region. Kharanos is home to a large forge, a gnomish workshop, and the famous Thunderbrew Distillery, where adventurers can sit down and drink some of the best ale available in the world.

For all its quaint charm, Kharanos is a hub of military activity, defending against all manner of threats in the region. Directly to the west is a large cavern inhabited by fierce wendigo. To the northwest, the Frostmane trolls have rooted themselves atop Shimmer Ridge. Kharanos is where all new recruits fresh from Anvilmar report to begin their adventures in earnest.

Once, a giant Frostmane troll attacked the town and almost killed every dwarf. Only Lazlo Grindwidget was able to defeat the troll and thus was honored as a hero of Kharanos.[1] Shortly before the Shattering of the world, earthquakes hit Kharanos. All the citizens were rescued by Rohan, Anduin Wrynn and some members of the Alliance.[2]

During the Legion Invasions, the town was invaded by demons. It was defended by the Council of Three Hammers, guards, and adventurers of the Alliance and Horde. Several citizens were rescued, while others were inspired to battle as well.


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Alliance Ironforge
Alliance Gol'Bolar Quarry
Alliance Thorium Point

In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Aside from Ironforge, Kharanos is the largest settlement in Dun Morogh. The town's steep roofs and sturdy wooden architecture are surrounded by a stone wall that keeps monsters at bay. Kharanos' dwarves are expert hunters and take special joy in using their long rifles to bring down timber wolves. This town, in Coldridge Valley, is a welcome sight to a weary traveler.[3]

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Flight path and Mountaineer tents added.


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