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Azeroth is the name of the southernmost of the two southern continents in the Eastern Kingdoms.[1][2][3][4][5] It lies to the south of the continent of Khaz Modan.

Throughout the World of Warcraft manual, and in the game itself, the name Azeroth is used in two different contexts.[6] Azeroth is both the name of the world in the Warcraft universe and one of the three continents that comprises the Eastern Kingdoms, the landmass opposite of Kalimdor on the world map. The other two continents of the Eastern Kingdoms are Loch Modan in the center and Lordaeron in the north. Sometimes you will see references to Azeroth the world, while other times you will see references to Azeroth the continent.[7]

Zones

Azeroth's regions (WoW)

Other regions (lore)

As compiled in The Last Guardian, Lands of Conflict, World of Warcraft The Roleplaying Game, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.

Other uses

  • Azeroth is also the name of the world in which the World of Warcraft takes place (save Outland).

Speculation

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Despite the World of Warcraft manual stating that Azeroth has "two meanings" in the game, that of the world of Azeroth and the southernmost continent of the Eastern Kingdoms,[8] (WoWMan #?) it appears that there is a third meaning in the game. From the context of certain quotes made in quests, it is implied that the entire Eastern Kingdoms is sometimes referred to as the continent of Azeroth.[9][10][11] The entire continent was named this by the Arathi.[12][13]

Notes

  • The continents of Azeroth, Khaz Modan, and Lordaeron — as part of the larger Eastern Kingdoms continent — would technically be referred to as subcontinents in real world geographical/geological terminology. But the term doesn't seem to be used in any published Warcraft sources.

References

  1. ^ "...throughout the eastern continents...", Lands of Conflict, 11.
  2. ^ "The Alliance forces of this continent are a hardy and bitter bunch...Azeroth... for this continent...guarding the rest of the continent..., Lands of Conflict, 40
  3. ^ "...Thandol Span is still easily navigable and serves as the only land route between Lordaeron and the southern continents.", Lands of Conflict, 89
  4. ^ "I offer here a collection of notes for some stories and rumors — one per continent — that especially intrigued me during my travels...continent of Azeroth.", Lands of Conflict, 122
  5. ^ "...the eastern continents of Azeroth, Khaz Modan and Lordaeron...", Lands of Conflict backcover
  6. ^ World of Warcraft manual, 104
  7. ^ World of Warcraft manual, 104
  8. ^ WoWMan, #
  9. ^ Quest:Dark Council, World of Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment. Hillsbrad Foothills. Magistrate Henry Maleb: ...the Argus Wake might run deep through the continent of Azeroth....
  10. ^ Warcraft Interview & Prologue Preview Walt Simonson: ...allowed the comic to include a lot of geography from Durotar to Thunder Bluff to Darnassus, and from Kalimdor across to Azeroth...
  11. ^ World of Warcraft Community Site Quote: Currently, players can explore the lands of Azeroth, Kalimdor, and Outland...
  12. ^ "...the Arathi assured them the land would always belong to all peoples and named the land as a whole in homage to their ancient ancestors: Azeroth.", Lands of Conflict, 18
  13. ^ "...some of the survivors had made their way to northern Azeroth and established a new kingdom, called Quel’Thalas...", Lands of Conflict, 18
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