NeutralMarshal Expeditions
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Marshal's Stand
Main leader IconSmall Human Male.gif Williden Marshal
Secondary leaders IconSmall Human Female.gif Hol'anyee Marshal
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
GnomeGnome Gnome
DwarfDwarf Dwarf
OrcOrc Orc
GoblinGoblin Goblin
Hobgoblin Hobgoblin
Many other civilized races from both Alliance and Horde[1]
Base of operations Marshal's Stand
  Formerly Marshal's Refuge
Theater of operations Un'Goro Crater
Affiliation Steamwheedle Cartel
Status Active

Marshal Expeditions[2][3] is a a non-aligned expedition troupe[1] that is led by the human Marshal siblings: Williden and Hol'anyee.


Failure at Un'Goro Crater

Williden's latest and greatest endeavor was not fully prepared for everything, having underestimating the savagery of Un'Goro Crater, and ended sooner than they wished.[1] A mangled journal found among the beasts of Un'Goro shows that he and his companions sought higher ground from the savage beasts of the Crater once their base camps were overrun, making their escape at Marshal's Refuge.[4]

They ask adventurers to help recover a  [Crate of Foodstuffs] and  [Research Equipment] they had to leave behind in their base camps in order to escape the beasts of Un'goro Crater.[1]


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Their refuge was attacked by Stone Guardians, forcing the troupe to flee and find another shelter with a small number of casualties.[5] Now, Williden Marshal and his team have built a new camp for them, Marshal's Stand, which has some improvements when compared to their old refuge, indicating that they are managing to adapt themselves to live at Un'Goro Crater.

Notable members

Name Status Location Notes
IconSmall Human Male.gif Williden Marshal Alive Marshal's Stand Leader of the troupe.
IconSmall Human Female.gif Hol'anyee Marshal Alive Marshal's Stand Second-in-command of Marshal Expeditions.
IconSmall Gnome Female.gif J.D. Collie Alive Marshal's Stand She is most likely based on Jefferson Davis Collie, a soldier found mining glowing gems in a cave in the fourth episode of Land of the Lost.
IconSmall Hobgoblin.gif Innkeeper Dreedle Alive Marshal's Stand The troupe's first innkeeper.
HordeIconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Larion Alive Marshal's Stand Reference to Mario, protagonist from the series of same name.
AllianceIconSmall Human Male.gif Muigin Alive Marshal's Stand Developer of the Bloodpetal Pests. Reference to Luigi from the Mario series.
AllianceIconSmall Lasher.gif Bloodpetal Pests Alive Marshal's Refuge Planted by Muigin and used to annoy Larion. Reference to the Piranha Plants from the Mario series.
IconSmall Kodo.gif Dadanga Deceased Dadanga's Grave, Marshal's Refuge Reference to the Dodongos from The Legend of Zelda series.
Didn't survive the Cataclysm.[5]

In the RPG

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Marshal's Expedition are as diverse of a group as any you could encounter. Members of every civilized race were there, both Horde and Alliance, none of whom held prejudice or hatred toward another. They put aside their people's differences for the sake of knowledge and exploration. Williden and his people are very passionate. They are in Un'Goro to learn everything they can.[6]


  • The Marshal Expeditions is not a reputation faction, although it has the whole structure of one.
  • Most members of it are references to pop culture, such as the 1970s T.V. show Land of the Lost which focused on the adventures of the Marshall family (father Rick Marshall, son Will, and younger daughter Holly) who were trapped in an alien world inhabited by dinosaurs, and two NPCs wearing mallets, short red-dressed Larion and long, green-dressed Muigin. They are clearly reference to Mario and Luigi. The former quest giver Linken was a reference to Link from The Legend of Zelda series, the deceased Kodo, Dadanga, is a reference to the Dodongo from the same series.


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