Laughing Skull Orcs

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For the clan from the main universe, see Laughing Skull clan.
HordeLaughing Skull Orcs
Laughing Skull banner.jpg
Main leader IconSmall OrcGray Female.gif Kaz the Shrieker (presumed)
Race(s) OrcOrc Mag'har orc
Character classes Shaman, Rogue, Warrior, Monk
Capital Horde Orgrimmar
  Formerly Neutral Broken Horn Village
Neutral Deadgrin
Other major settlements Horde Hall of the Brave
Base of operations Horde Orgrimmar Embassy
  Formerly Neutral Beastwatch
Neutral Rangari Refuge
Theater of operations Azeroth
  Formerly Gorgrond, Tanaan Jungle, Draenor
Language(s) Orcish
Affiliation Mag'har Clans, Horde
  Formerly Independent
Status Active
Quartermaster  Kil'rip
Tabard Laughing Skull Tabard.png

The Laughing Skull Orcs, or Laughing Skull clan, is an orc clan presumably led by Kaz the Shrieker and makes their home in Gorgrond. Known for their violent and bloodthirsty nature, these orcs take great pride in their clan identity and have therefore refused to join the Iron Horde. With the Iron Horde trying to destroy the Laughing Skull clan, they have allied themselves with the Frostwolf clan and the Horde to fight their common enemy.

In the past, the two clans battled against each other.[1] Following events in Gorgrond, however, they appear to be rather close allies.

Early in their settlement of Draenor, the draenei Rangari learned from the Laughing Skulls that podlings hate fire.[2] The Rangari Refuge in Tanaan Jungle houses several Laughing Skull refugees and guards, indicating the two factions may still be close.

According to Marrow in Beastwatch, the Laughing Skull orcs use goren teeth as tools and weaponry.

The Laughing Skull chortle whenever they collect Humerus Bones from a fallen enemy.

Warlords of Draenor

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.

As the various clans of Draenor began uniting to begin their invasion of Azeroth, the Laughing Skulls rejected their offer, wishing to keep their freedom to kill whomever they wished. Following the Battle of Thunder Pass the Frostwolf clan chieftain Durotan, his mate Draka, and the Horde commander make contact with the Laughing Skull shaman Kaz the Shrieker. After helping them with a goren invasion of their village, Kaz and her compatriots agree to an alliance with the Frostwolves, and by extension Vol'jin's Horde, against their common enemies. The Laughing Skull's involvement in the Gorgrond storyline splits when the player chooses either a lumber mill or an arena.

During the arena campaign, the Laughing Skull has a smaller role. Bony Xuk accompanies the player through the wastes giving quests until the spirits apparently play a trick on the shaman and get him killed by Gro the Uncreator. His spirit can be recruited as a follower.[3]

During the lumber mill campaign, the clan has a comparatively larger role, where Kaz and her son Cutter join Draka in battling the botani and securing greater resources for the garrison. During the storyline, Kaz and Draka butt heads over strategy but eventually begin to respect each other. They discover an artifact that can control genesaurs and retrieve it from the hands of the botani. After an epic battle against Iyu, Kaz now calls Draka "sister" and pledges her clan and herself (as a follower) fully the Horde's cause.[4] The Laughing Skull later aids in the assault on the Iron Approach.[5]

Greater Laughing Skull Orc reputation can be unlocked by building a Trading Post at your garrison.

Tanaan Jungle

A group of Laughing Skull refugees can be found at Rangari Refuge in Tanaan Jungle, where they are under supervision by Frogan. Some scouts have been imprisoned in the Hellfire Citadel but were rescued when the adventurers raided the place.

Battle for Azeroth

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

In time, the Laughing Skull clan joined with the other Mag'har orc clans under the command of Warchief Grommash Hellscream.[6] As the Mag'har and Lightbound clashed, events on Azeroth would see to a new war between the Horde and the Alliance. In the midst of this, Eitrigg sought to travel to the alternate Draenor and call upon the debt the Mag'har owed to the Horde for liberating them from Garrosh Hellscream's meddling and the Burning Legion's corruption.[7]

As the entire Lightbound army was marching towards the Mag'har, Grommash ordered for the Mag'har to follow Geya'rah and fallback to Azeroth. Thus, when Warchief Hellscream and Lantresor of the Blade charged at the Lightbound, Eitrigg activated the shard of the  [Vision of Time] in his possession in order to return to Azeroth with his new allies.[8] After their arrival on Azeroth, Overlord Geya'rah took her place as leader of the Mag'har and pledged the loyalty of her people to Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner and the Horde.[9]

After joining the Horde, members of the clan like Kaz the Shrieker can be seen fighting for the Horde against the Alliance on Zandalar[10] and Kul Tiras.


<Laughing Skull Quartermaster>
Rep Item Cost Type
Friendly  [Laughing Skull Elixir] 5g 1 Apexis Crystal Consumable
 [Happy Fun Skull] 500g Consumable
Honored  [Tickle Totem] 1250g Toy
 [Maniacal Grimace] 500g Trinket
Revered  [Visage of the Laughing Skull] 1,000g 1,000 Apexis Crystal Cosmetic helm
 [Bloody Visage of the Laughing Skull] 1,000g 1,000 Apexis Crystal Cosmetic helm
 [Frozen Visage of the Laughing Skull] 1,000g 1,000 Apexis Crystal Cosmetic helm
 [Contract: Cacklebone] 5,000g Follower contract
 [Bone Wasp] 1,000g 2,000 Apexis Crystal Companion
Exalted  [Golden Visage of the Laughing Skull] 5,000g 1,000 Apexis Crystal Cosmetic helm
 [Laughing Skull Orcs Tabard] 100g Tabard
 [Ironside Warwolf] 5,000g 5,000 Apexis Crystal Mount (150)


Name Role Status Location
Horde  Kaz the Shrieker Presumed leader, follower Alive Beastwatch and Bastion Rise, Gorgrond, later Frostwall
Horde  Limbflayer Arena Master Alive Beastwatch, Gorgrond
Horde  Marrow Blacksmith Alive Beastwatch, Gorgrond
Horde  Rakthoth Headtaker Alive Steamscar Rise, Gorgrond
Horde  Bruto Gladiator, follower Alive Stonemaul Arena, Gorgrond
Horde  Grulkor Headtaker Alive Crimson Fen, Gorgrond
Horde  Kil'rip Quartermaster Alive Frostwall, Frostfire Ridge
Horde  Cacklebone Follower Alive Frostwall, Frostfire Ridge
Horde  Bony Xuk Follower Undead Brimstone Springs, Gorgrond
Horde  Ripfist Deceased Deadgrin, Gorgrond
Horde  Torg Earkeeper Mate of Kaz Deceased Razorbloom, Gorgrond
Horde  Meka the Face Chewer Deceased Razorbloom, Gorgrond
Horde  Chag the Noseless Deceased Razorbloom, Gorgrond
Horde  Cutter Son of Kaz and Torg Alive Broken Horn Village, Gorgrond
Horde  Crowfeeder Zani Blacksmith Alive Broken Horn Village, Gorgrond
Horde  Deadmeat Innkeeper Alive Broken Horn Village, Gorgrond
Horde  Egrin the Defiler Alive Broken Horn Village, Gorgrond
Horde  Mawmaul Alive Broken Horn Village, Gorgrond
Horde  Splitgrin the Massacre Warrior Alive Broken Horn Village, Gorgrond
Horde  Glara the Biter Alive Broken Horn Village, Gorgrond
Horde  Marmock the Wheezer Warrior Alive Broken Horn Village, Gorgrond
Horde  Upchuckle Alive Broken Horn Village, Gorgrond
Horde  Bonegrind the Starved Alive Broken Horn Village, Gorgrond
Horde  Bludsmirk Alive Frostwall, Frostfire Ridge
Horde  Ribchewer Trader & Stable Master Alive Beastwatch, Gorgrond and Frostwall, Frostfire Ridge
Horde  Licefeaster Innkeeper Alive Beastwatch, Gorgrond
Horde  Grinslicer Flight Master Alive Beastwatch, Gorgrond
Horde  Windscreamer Flight Master Alive Bastion Rise, Gorgrond
Horde  Chucklespine Flight Master Alive The Compost Heap, Gorgrond
Horde  Grinning Tolg Tracker Deceased Everbloom Wilds, Gorgrond
Mob  Skulltaker Former member, cursed by  [The Silent Skull] Killable Skulltaker's Crater, Gorgrond
Horde  Swellthrasher Boat master Alive Anyport, Drustvar

Notes and trivia


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.
  • Mogor led the Laughing Skull clan during the Second War, but is not shown to be connected to them in Warlords of Draenor. As the earliest reference to Mogor in the main timeline was in the Second War, it's possible he only took command of the clan around then.
  • Since the vast majority of Laughing Skull NPCs that wear masks with a red pattern seem to be individuals specialized in a particular role, such as blacksmiths, flight masters and food vendors, it's possible that a Laughing Skull's status is represented by which type of mask they wear. Though due to the Mag'har Limbflayers now within the Valley of Honor using the red patterned mask this is most likely untrue.
  • According to Kaz the Shrieker with a mask and the right incentive the clan can make anybody into a Laughing Skull.[11] This may imply that some Laughing Skull orcs were originally from other clans and joined later on in their lives.


Patch changes


  1. ^ Frostwolf Greyfur quote
  2. ^ A [15-40] Rescue Rangari
  3. ^ H [15-40] Get the Xuk Outta Here!
  4. ^ H [15-40] Iyu
  5. ^ H [15-40] Strike While the Iron is Hot
  6. ^ H [40-70] Bonds Forged Through Battle
  7. ^ H [40-70] Vision of Time
  8. ^ H [40-70] Tyranny of the Light
  9. ^ H [40-70] The Uncorrupted
  10. ^ H [10-50WQ] They Love Iron
  11. ^ H [15-40] We Die Laughing!

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