For other uses, see Noble (disambiguation).

The nobles of Gilneas are the ruling class of the kingdom of Gilneas. Some were slain during the civil war, while others were turned into worgen or Forsaken during the Forsaken invasion. Others remain human in exile from their homeland.[1]


The Greymane family rules over all of Gilneas. Their home of Greymane Manor overlooked the southern region of Duskmist Shore and Duskhaven, and it is located behind the Queen's Gate and King's Gate. This area of Gilneas has since sunk outside of the manor, but once held cottages for the Crowley[2] and the Walden families.[3] Gilneas City also appears to be explicitly ruled by the royal family.[1]

Prior to the fall of Gilneas, the Godfreys ruled over the Northgate Woods region just south of the Greymane Wall.[4] The Crowleys ruled over the lands that constituted both Pyrewood Village (and as a result, Shadowfang Keep) and Ambermill,[5] with Baron Silverlaine having been a vassal of theirs as a result. Lord Mayor Morrison was also the mayor of Pyrewood, placing him implicitly under Crowley's service. Lord Harford was also noted as a servant of Arugal and from beyond the wall, meaning he was likely one of Crowley's vassals as well. The Marley family ruled over an unspecified province near Gilneas' borders. Given that Godfrey claimed it was ill-suited for the Greymane Wall, unlike Crowley's land which had mountains to take advantage of, it may have been the Northern Headlands.

Ashbury and Walden are referred to as the "eastern lords", which would constitute areas such as Emberstone Village and Tempest's Reach.[6] It is not specified where either of these two lords actually rule over beside this, however. Lord Hewell is also present at the meeting and spoke against turning over Genn Greymane to the Forsaken. Given the context, Hewell is likely also an eastern lord, as the quest specifies that only two lords joined Godfrey's plot.

The lands of the Tulvans and Candrens are entirely unknown with no allusions to any potential regions.

The dog Woofington was given the title of lord of Havenswood after the rest of the denizens of the island succumbed to madness.

Noble families


Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Human Male.gif King Archibald Greymane Deceased King of Gilneas. Father of Genn.
IconSmall Genn.gifIconSmall Greymane.gif King Genn Greymane Alive King of Gilneas. Son of Archibald.
IconSmall Human Female.gif Queen Mia Greymane Alive Wife of King Genn Greymane.
IconSmall Human Male.gif Prince Liam Greymane Deceased Former prince and heir to the throne of Gilneas. Killed by Sylvanas Windrunner.
IconSmall Tess.gif Princess Tess Greymane Alive Princess of Gilneas, heir to the throne following Liam's death.


Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Human Male.gif Lord Ashbury the 1st Deceased Councilor of King Archibald Greymane. Father of Baron Ashbury.
IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Godfrey.gif Baron Ashbury Deceased (Undead) Son of Lord Ashbury the 1st. Former councilor of King Genn Greymane, traitor alongside Godfrey and Walden. Raised as Forsaken, he later followed Godfrey within Shadowfang Keep. Killed on the orders of both factions.


Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Darius.gifIconSmall Crowley.gif Lord Darius Crowley Alive Leader of the rebels during the Northgate Rebellion. Now leader of the Gilneas Liberation Front and the Gilneas Brigade.
IconSmall Lorna.gif Lorna Crowley Alive Daughter of Darius Crowley. Commander of the Gilneas Liberation Front and Gilneas Brigade.

Other nobles

Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Human Male.gif Lord Candren Alive Gilneas Quartermaster.
IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Worgen Male.gif Lord Geoffery Tulvan Killable Fighter in the Crucible of Carnage.
IconSmall Worgen Male.gif Lord Harford Deceased A former worgen servant of Arugal in Shadowfang Keep who escaped and joined the Argent Dawn. Captured by the Scarlet Crusade and executed by the death knights of Acherus.
IconSmall Human Male.gif Lord Hewell Alive Unknown.
IconSmall Human Male.gif Lord Marley Unknown Councilor of King Genn Greymane.
IconSmall Vincent.gifIconSmall Godfrey.gif Lord Vincent Godfrey Deceased (Undead) Former councilor of King Genn Greymane, traitor alongside Ashbury and Walden. Raised as Forsaken, he later betrayed Sylvanas and became the master of Shadowfang Keep. Killed on the orders of both factions.
IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Godfrey.gif Lord Walden Deceased (Undead) Former councilor of King Genn Greymane, traitor alongside Ashbury and Godfrey. Raised as Forsaken, he later followed Godfrey within Shadowfang Keep. Killed on the orders of both factions.
IconSmall Human Male.gif Lord Mayor Morrison Deceased Leader of Pyrewood Council and Arugal's puppet. Killed during an ambush by the Deathstalkers.[7]
IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Ghost.gif Baron Silverlaine Active (Undead) Former lord of Shadowfang Keep, an area that held loyalty to Darius Crowley past the Greymane Wall. Slain by Arugal and his worgen and cursed to defend the keep as a ghost. Even after Arugal was slain, the baron's spirit continues to defend his former home.
IconSmall Human Male.gif Baron Longshore[8] Killable Captain of the pirate ship Heedless, and one of the Gilneans locked out of Gilneas by the Greymane Wall. Imprisoned by the forces of Theramore on the Merchant Coast.
IconSmall Mastiff.gif Lord Woofington Killable Lord of Havenswood.

Speculated nobles

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.
Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Human Male.gif Aderic Deceased Referred to as a "patriarch", and has the Royal Aderic Banquet named in his honor.[9] Possibly a long-dead king or nobleman.
IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall DrakonidBlack.gif Lord Hiram Creed Killable Black drakonid under the guise of a noble. His true name is Creed, and so is unlikely to be impersonating a real Gilnean.


  • Gilneas appears to use nobility conventions of the United Kingdom, which is fitting given their inspiration from England.
    • The title of "Lord Mayor" is an actual title used in the United Kingdom, which is granted to the mayors of major cities.
    • Lord Geoffery Tulvan is referred to as the "Earl of Evisceration".[10] Earl is a title only used within the United Kingdom and is the counterpart to the more commonly seen "Count", used by other countries.
    • The title used by Alys Finnsson, a Gilnean member of the Twilight's Hammer, of Dame is a part of the British honors system, as a female counterpart to the honorific of 'sir' bestowed upon knights.


  1. ^ a b Lord of His Pack
  2. ^ Crowley Orchard
  3. ^ A IconSmall Worgen Male.gifIconSmall Worgen Female.gif [1-30] Leader of the Pack
  4. ^ Lord of His Pack, pg. 9, 10, "Indeed it would, Godfrey. And, of course, it would make your realm the most strategically valuable, as it would become our buffer to the outside. You would have the realm nearest to the wall.", "...with the Northgate lands as our buffer..."
  5. ^ Lord of His Pack, pg. 9, 10
  6. ^ A IconSmall Worgen Male.gifIconSmall Worgen Female.gif [1-30] Betrayal at Tempest's Reach
  7. ^ H [15] Pyrewood Ambush
  8. ^ H [5-30] The Baron's Demands
  9. ^ Lord of His Pack, pg. 12
  10. ^ N [30-35G5] The Crucible of Carnage: The Earl of Evisceration!