Dagran Thaurissan is the current ruler of the Dark Iron clan, a descendant of Emperor Thaurissan and Modgud. Even as the leader of his clan, he is, like all Dark Iron dwarves, a servant of Ragnaros. The Emperor rules his people not from the city founded by (and named for) his ancestor, but rather from the depths of Blackrock Mountain near the entrance to Ragnaros's domain, the Molten Core. The Emperor's Dark Irons swarm the depths of Blackrock Mountain, and have also been seen in the Searing Gorge to the north and the Burning Steppes to the south. He has also sent his emissaries and agents to the gnomish capital of Gnomeregan, apparently in an effort to back the self-proclaimed ruler of Gnomeregan, Sicco Thermaplugg.
The Emperor seduced King Magni Bronzebeard's daughter, Princess Moira Bronzebeard, and she is now pregnant with his child, who is half Bronzebeard dwarf and half Dark Iron dwarf, and the heir to both thrones of Shadowforge and Ironforge.
It is revealed in The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm that King Magni Bronzebeard sent a team to kill Emperor Thaurissan, and retrieve the previously thought to be ensorcelled Moira back to Ironforge. Yet Moira refused to come home and announced that she was pregnant, and that the death of her husband has left a terrible, fiery rage within her heart.
Dagran currently wields the legendary hammer Ironfoe, but not by legitimate means. The hammer's hereditary owner, Reginald Windsor was captured and imprisoned by the Dark Irons, his weapon claimed by Dagran.
- Avatar of Flame
- Surrounds the caster in flames for 10 sec., giving the caster magic immunity and the ability to inflict 170 to 230 Fire damage to an enemy on attack.
- Hand of Thaurissan
- Inflicts 240 Fire damage to an enemy, stunning it for 5 sec.
All of the mobs in the seat of the room will aggro with the Emperor. Although clearing the room is recommended it is not necessary as 3 level 70s can easily handle the entire room.
(during the Feast of Winter Veil)
- Come to aid the Throne!
- Killing a player
- Hail to the king, baby!
- His killing quote is a reference to the game "Duke Nukem" and/or the movie "Army of Darkness".
- The "Avatar of Flame" ability he uses suggests he may be a version of the Mountain Kings, albeit a twisted version idolized by the Dark Iron clan. Mountain Kings have an Avatar ability similar to his, but lack a fire component. Dagran, due to this and his affiliation, would not be considered a "true" Mountain King.
Emperor of the Dark Iron Dwarves
(as Queen-Regent to Fenran Thaurissan)