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A Branded Charr.

The Branded are the corrupted minions that serve the Elder Crystal Dragon Kralkatorrik. They are twisted, crystalline corruptions of their past selves with varying degrees of mutations and diminishment. By and large, their innards seem to have been changed to a glowing, purple crystal and their skin grayed and torn open; those that once had fur have now lost it and dark stone has grown atop their skin, with some becoming more stone-like than others.

They are named after the Dragonbrand, a swath of land corrupted by Kralkatorrik. Though the Branded are almost exclusively found in the Dragonbrand, some have wandered out, assaulting nearby structures, wildlife, and travelers that they have come across. While most Branded were corrupted at the same time as the Dragonbrand, the Sentinel forces combating the Branded as well as the invading ogres from the Blazeridge Mountains have been slowly adding to their numbers.

The Branded have been migrating south ever since Kralkatorrik flew towards the Crystal Desert, mostly along the Dragonbrand. However, due to the Elder Dragon's swerve just north of Stronghold of Ebonhawke, some minions have found their way into the Sniper's Woods. They are also drawn by the energies which the chaotic storms of the Dragonbrand, dubbed Brandstorms, exude.

In the Crystal Desert, Kralkatorrik has forced out many local ogre kraals and blockaded northern trade routes through the Desert Highlands with its Branded.


See also: Category:Branded


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