Shademaster Kiryn is one of the NPCs you have to beat in the Celestial Tournament. Her pets are named after characters in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones).
Nairn is the humanoid yeti and is named for Kristian Nairn who plays Hodor in the series. A resemblance do you think?
Stormoen the Fluxfire Feline is named after the actor Jake Stormoen, a friend of Kristian Nairn. Apparently they both visited Blizzard and they both play WoW!
Summer the Wolf (beast) is the name of Bran Stark’s Dire wolf in the series.
This was brought to my attention courtesy of Zeirah of Azeroth Life.
These gloves are a reference to a character from George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series – Syrio Forel, who was employed by Edward Stark to be the “dance teacher” (aka fencing instructor) for his daughter, Arya Stark. The item flavour text is his line “What do we say to death? Not today.”