The symbol of the Kirin Tor.

The Kirin Tor was a group of Mages and Archmages, including Jaina Proudmoore, that dwelled in their capital, Dalaran. The Mages had also been the most powerful in Azeroth, and were lead by Archmage Antonidas during the Second and Third Wars. After Antonidas' death, Rhonin became the new archmage of the Kirin Tor. The Kirin Tor was neutral until Jaina Proudmoore became the leader of the Kirin Tor after the death of Archmage Rhonin in Theramore's Fall. When Jaina became leader, she turned the Kirin Tor into a branch of the Alliance, and removed all Horde from Dalaran by lethal force. Jaina took Aethas Sunreaver, leader of the Sunreavers, the Horde side of the Kirin Tor in Dalaran, captive in a solid ice block. Aethas was later freed and escaped the city.

The Kirin Tor Offensive later led the Alliance forces against the Thunder King's forces on the Isle of Thunder in Pandaria.

During the Burning Legion's third invasion of Azeroth, Jaina left the Kirin Tor and Khadgar became the new archmage. He made the faction neutral once again.