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For the orc of the same name, see Kiro (orc).
Image of Kiro
Gender Male
Race Vulpera
Level 10-50
Class Healer[1]
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Voldunai, Horde, Horde Council
Occupation Caravan leader,[2] Representative of the vulpera on the Horde Council
Location Vol'dun; Orgrimmar
Status Alive
Companion(s) Sasha (mount)

Kiro is a caravan leader of the Voldunai vulpera, initially encountered at the Vulpera Hideaway in Vol'dun. He is slightly wary of outsiders but is a skilled healer.[1] Meerah describes him as being hard to keep track of, as he is "always on the move, always working on some big plan".[3] Nisha initially considers him to be overly passive in the face of sethrak aggression,[2][4] but Kiro himself urges adventurers not to mistake his caution for hesitance. He states that he will defend the vulpera with his dying breath, but just "prefer[s] to avoid taking that breath today".[5] Kiro values practicality, as shown when he told Meerah not to keep a journal she had found, because it had no use and would just take up space in their wagon.[6]

Following the end of the Fourth War, Kiro and his people joined the Horde and sometime later was given a spot on the Horde Council.


Nisha, one of the members of Kiro's caravan, warned him that the sethrak would eventually attack and that the vulpera needed to make a preemptive strike against the snakemen, but Kiro insisted that they instead keep their heads down and continue to quietly do business. Eventually, Nisha was proven right when the Faithless attacked the Abandoned Burrows.[2][4]

After escaping from the Abandoned Burrows, Nisha and a recently arrived adventurer travel to Vulpera Hideaway to find Kiro tending to the adventurer's wounded friend Bladeguard Kaja[7] after she was found by Meerah. With the help of Kiro and Meerah, the adventurer heals Kaja.[1][8] Kiro offers to help the adventurer and Kaja in their search for the missing Warguard Rakera if they help the vulpera in turn, and sends the hero to retrieve some stolen knickknacks from the Faithless at the Serpent's Maw.[9]

Eventually, Kaja, Meerah, and the adventurer leave the Hideaway and travel south to search for Rakera. After finding the warguard, the group continues to Zul'Ahjin, where they encounter Kiro and Nisha along with Julwaba and her sethrak friend Serrik, who is dying from scorpid venom.[10] Nisha explains that she and Kiro are merely passing through Zul'Ahjin on their way to the Faithless empire.[11] Kiro offers to help heal the sethrak[10] and sends the adventurer to gather ingredients for an antivenom[12][13] that succeeds in saving Serrik's life.[14]

Kiro armed

Kiro as he appears with his mace and shield at the Crater of Conquerors and the Feeding Pits.

Kiro and Nisha, along with Meerah and other vulpera, later continue to the Faithless' stronghold in the north to take the fight directly to the sethrak. Kiro and Nisha work to rescue vulpera slaves while Meerah organizes caravans to carry them to safety.[3] Some time later, the adventurer and Vorrik join up with them. After the hero helps Nisha free vulpera slaves in the Crater of Conquerors,[15] Kiro sneaks off to the Faithless' Feeding Pits to continue sabotaging the sethrak behind the front lines. While Kiro himself sabotages the Faithless cannons on the upper levels of the compound, the adventurer travels through the Slithering Gulch and sets fire to the sethrak slave markets on their way to the beast pens.[5] Once at the Feeding Pits, Kiro sends the champion to take out the Faithless' krolusk tamers[16] and unleash a stampede of crawgs by killing Crawg Tamer Traskniss.[17] Kiro and the adventurer then ride back to the other vulpera at Vorrik's Sanctum using a stolen Battle Krolusk.[18]

After the Faithless emperor Korthek is ultimately defeated,[19] Kiro can be found back at the Vulpera Hideaway with Meerah and Nisha. He tells the adventurer that they have proven themselves a true ally to the vulpera and that they will always be welcome in the caravan.

Tides of Vengeance[]

After Rastakhan's death in the Battle of Dazar'alor, Kiro attended the king's funeral in Dazar'alor. He expressed disbelief at the Alliance's actions and stated that the vulpera would do what they could to help the Zandalari.[20]

He was present in Zanchul during Talanji's coronation.[21]

Joining the Horde[]

New Allies Among Us

Kiro and the vulpera formally joining the Horde.

The vulpera eventually decided to join the Horde in order to explore the world beyond Vol'dun. Kiro traveled to Orgrimmar alongside Meerah and Nisha to speak with Baine Bloodhoof on behalf of his people, but Baine was forced to decline giving them membership as troubles facing the Horde's current allies had stretched the faction's resources thin.[22] The vulpera decided to offer their help, with Kiro sending Nisha and Meerah to Zuldazar and Suramar respectively while he and his mount Sasha traveled to the Twilight Highlands to help with work on an outpost near Crushblow.[23] Alongside the Horde adventurer, Kiro found that the Horde's peons—led by Foreman Magrok—were revolting and refusing to work on the outpost due to poor treatment by the Horde.[24] To appease them, Kiro decided to arrange a feast and sent the adventurer to gather meat from the nearby wildlife,[25] collect ore so he could repair the workers' broken tools,[26] and give promotions to some of the peons to help build confidence.[27] Once the feast was underway at Crushblow, Kiro sent the adventurer to challenge and defeat Foreman Magrok to ensure there would be no further revolts.[28] With the peons now back to work, Kiro headed back to Orgrimmar. Once Meerah and Nisha completed their tasks as well, Baine realized that he had been wrong to dismiss the vulpera so quickly and offered them a place in the Horde, which Kiro gladly accepted.[29] As a member of the Horde, Kiro can subsequently be found in the Valley of Honor next to Meerah, Nisha, and Nilsa, playing his flute.

Kiro later had Hagashi, the innkeeper at the Vulpera Hideaway, put together a small memento to give to vulpera adventurers in appreciation of their efforts to prove their people's worth to the Horde.[30]

Shadows Rising[]

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Having joined the Horde Council, Kiro was present at a council meeting when an assassination attempt was made on Talanji, the Zandalari queen and a key ally.[31] He was not present at the meeting that sent Zekhan to Zuldazar.

Upon learning that the Alliance was aware of the unrest in Zandalar, their belief that Talanji was working with Sylvanas, and that they had requested to speak with the council, another meeting was held. Declaring that Zandalar was still their home and that it should be healed from the treachery within, Kiro voiced support for Thrall and Ji Firepaw to meet Jaina Proudmoore and Anduin Wrynn.[32]


  • Ability stealth Stealth — Puts the caster in stealth mode. Lasts until cancelled.


Vulpera recruitment

Objective of[]


No Problem Too Small - Kiro in the Highlands

Kiro and Sasha at the Crushblow outpost.


Main article: An Explosive Exit#Notes
Main article: Knickknack Takeback#Notes
Main article: The Warguard's Trail#Notes
Main article: Allies in Anarchy#Notes
Main article: Light Up the Gulch#Notes
Main article: Free Ride#Notes
Main article: A Declaration of Intent#Notes
Main article: No Problem Too Small#Notes
Main article: Where Are the Workers?#Notes
Main article: A Little Goodwill#Notes
Main article: A Party in Your Honor#Notes
Main article: New Allies Among Us#Notes


  • Have you come to trade?
  • Speak freely.
  • What have you brought?
  • Everything has value... even you.
  • Discipline and tact are scarce resources for you, it seems.
  • My kind kills for less, you know.
  • The dunes have everything we need.
  • The sands swallow the wasteful.
  • We go where the sands take us.


It's good to see the sands haven't swallowed you yet.
Crater of Conquerors
I wish the Faithless would've been content with peace. We always were.
But their unrelenting aggression has finally forced our hand.
We will take down Emperor Korthek... and we'll take anything useful we find along the way.
Slithering Gulch
The Faithless treat their beasts cruelly. It isn't difficult to turn them against their masters.
Vorrik's Sanctum
We've done our part, <name>. I'm proud of what we've accomplished here.
But now it's time for me to look after my people and ensure their safety.
I've no doubt we will meet again. I'm proud to call you a friend and ally.
At Vulpera Hideaway after H [30-60] The Fall of Emperor Korthek
You have proven yourself a true ally, <name>.
You are always welcome in our caravan, here or anywhere else that the sands take us.
In Dazar'alor during H [60] The King's Death
News spread to Vol'dun about Rastakhan's death. I couldn't believe it. I understand the Alliance wants to stop the Horde... but this is too far.
My people will do what we can to help the Zandalari through this difficult time.
In Orgrimmar during the vulpera recruitment questline
I'd say we're making progress, <name>.
Peon Hideout
We will do whatever we can to boost morale.
Valley of Honor
In these moments of calm, I can't help but wonder what new adventures await.



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.

Since Kiro is a healer, can be seen wielding a hammer and shield during the campaign against the Faithless, and owns at least one totem,[25] he is most likely a shaman.

Patch changes[]


  1. ^ a b c H [30-60] Freshly Squeezed
  2. ^ a b c H [30-60] Dressed for Battle
  3. ^ a b Meerah#Quotes
  4. ^ a b H [30-60] Answering Their Attacks
  5. ^ a b H [30-60] Light Up the Gulch
  6. ^ H [30-60] Secrets in the Sand
  7. ^ H [30-60] An Explosive Exit
  8. ^ H [30-60] Restorative Venom
  9. ^ H [30-60] Knickknack Takeback
  10. ^ a b H [30-60] Searching the Ruins
  11. ^ Nisha#Quotes
  12. ^ H [30-60] Creeping Death
  13. ^ H [30-60] Nature's Remedy
  14. ^ H [30-60] Effective Antivenom
  15. ^ H [30-60] Crater Conquered
  16. ^ H [30-60] Untame Slaughter
  17. ^ H [30-60] Unleash the Beasts
  18. ^ H [30-60] Free Ride
  19. ^ H [30-60] The Fall of Emperor Korthek
  20. ^ H [60] The King's Death
  21. ^ H [40-70] The Rite of Kings and Queens
  22. ^ H [40-70] A Declaration of Intent
  23. ^ H [40-70] No Problem Too Small
  24. ^ H [40-70] Where Are the Workers?
  25. ^ a b H [40-70] A Little Goodwill
  26. ^ H [40-70] Worthwhile Repairs
  27. ^ H [40-70] Peon Promotions!
  28. ^ H [40-70] Strength and Honor
  29. ^ H [40-70] New Allies Among Us
  30. ^ H IconSmall Vulpera MaleIconSmall Vulpera Female [50] Heritage of the Vulpera
  31. ^ Shadows Rising, chapter 1
  32. ^ Shadows Rising, chapter 19

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