The Kingdom of Ironforge is the dwarven kingdom located on the continent of Khaz Modan. After the crystallization of Magni Bronzebeard, Ironforge came under the brief rule of Moira Thaurissan, daughter of Magni Bronzebeard and heir to the throne. However, due to her marriage into the Dark Iron clan, her claim to the throne was contested, resulting in political instability bordering on civil war. However, before the conflict could boil over, the Council of Three Hammers was created in order to rule the Kingdom, with Muradin Bronzebeard, Falstad Wildhammer and Moira Thaurissan being representatives of their respective dwarven clans and pledged to rule united for the good of Ironforge.
After the Burning Legion's Third Invasion of Azeroth, Moira Thaurissan took advantage of the chaos within the Kingdom to launch a coup in order to claim the throne of Ironforge and subvert the other two clans of the Council of Three Hammers. Despite the chaos following the invasion by the Burning Legion, Muradin Bronzebeard succeeded in stopping the attempted takeover leading to Moira's death and the retreat of the Dark Iron dwarves back to Blackrock Mountain.