When King Varian Wrynn heard that Moira Thaurissan took over Ironforge with her Dark Iron Clan guards in the wake of King Magni Bronzebeard's petrification, Varian was outraged. Moira was holding everyone in the city hostage including Prince Anduin Llane Wrynn. Varian and eighteen SI:7 operatives embarked on a mission to liberate Ironforge and assassinate Moira Thaurissan.
When Varian was about to execute Moira, Anduin convinced Varian that it would be better to guide Moira to be a better leader rather than simply execute her. Despite Moira being a tyrant who held the city hostage, she was still the legitimate heir to the throne and killing her would only put the succession of Ironforge into question, thus leading to more chaos and conflict. Where as if she lived; through her and her son, all dwarven clans could someday unite. King Varian agreed but was also conflicted as Moira had caused so much chaos and had already threatened the safety of his son. He spared Moira’s life and stipulated that if Moira was to be a leader and unite the dwarves, then she’d have to earn her crown by earning her people's respect.
Council of Three HammersEdit
In order to take into account the opinions of all dwarves, King Varian called for the formation of the Council of Three Hammers. Both father and son hugged and reconciled while the populace of Ironforge applauded King Varian’s suggestion.
Muradin Bronzebeard, High Thane of the Bronzebeard Clan, Moira Thaurissan, Queen-Regent of the Dark Iron clan, and Falstad Wildhammer, High Thane of the Wildhammer Clan all pledged to rule united for the good of Ironforge despite their varying backgrounds and ideological differences.