- Initial phase
- Intermediary phase
- Final phase
Pre-CataclysmDarkwhisper Gorge was an area in the far south of Winterspring which consisted of a network of tunnels and chasms. This area was inhabited by elite demons of an approximate five-man difficulty, although easily solable by a level 80.
This treacherous cavern laid along Winterspring Valley's southern slope. Poisonous green vapours bubbled out of acid pools deep within the bottom of the gorge. Malevolent sounds echoed from a cave at the furthest end of the gorge, leading some night elves to believe that demons may have taken refuge in the toxic depths. ( )
The demons in this area were important to a number of quests, unlike their Blasted Lands counterparts.
Notes of interest
- Despite the hazards, this area possessed several valuable resources, especially rich thorium veins. One could also find truesilver here.
- The Hederine demons which inhabited this area dropped , a quest item for the warlock quest  , the second quest in the chain which led to the acquisition of the doomguard.
- Additionally, the Hederine Slayers and the Hederine Initiates had a very small chance (0.5%) to drop , a quest item in the epic priest quest to obtain .
- An imp, Vi'el, lived in a cave in the Gorge. Among other “exotic reagents", he sold several items of particular note:
- (3-5) 10
- (1) 80
- 40 (Required for the Dungeon Set 2 upgrade quest)
- The high elf Earthcaller Franzahl could be found at the bottom of the gorge to the south. He explained to players possessing any of the parts of how to smelt Elementium.
- "Unused Instance Portal" - An instance portal with a runed gate existed in the lower part of the Gorge. It could be found at [50, 83]. This was most likely the entrance to Hyjal, as one could see trees and grass behind the portal, especially when using Far Sight: the trees and vegetation matched the ones from the Caverns of Time Mount Hyjal raid instance, and a giant, blackened crater at the end of a winding path trough the area could indeed be the effect of Archimonde's destruction.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Incorporated into Mount Hyjal from Winterspring.