As Queen-Regent of the Dark Iron Clan, Moira is determined to prove her worth to the other dwarf clans and the Alliance.
Moira Thaurissan was born Moira Bronzebeard, the only child of the mighty king of Ironforge, Magni Bronzebeard. Deemed unfit to participate in the politics of Ironforge by virtue of her gender, Moira found herself distanced from rule, until she fell in love with Dagran Thaurissan, emperor of the reviled Dark Iron dwarves, and married him. Magni, believing she was charmed by a spell, assembled a team to assassinate Thaurissan and rescue his daughter... only to discover that she wasn't being controlled at all. Tragically, by the time of the discovery, Thaurissan was already dead.
During the horrific elemental destruction wrought by the Cataclysm, King Magni undertook a magic ritual to understand the dangers facing Azeroth. The ritual went awry, and the king was frozen in seemingly immutable diamond, leaving the dwarves disunited -- until Moira marched the Dark Irons into her old hometown to take her rightful place on the throne. Civil war threatened to destroy Ironforge, but with the intercession of Varian and Anduin Wrynn, a council was formed to take into account the needs of all dwarven peoples, led by Muradin Bronzebeard, Falstad Wildhammer, and Moira herself.