Unlike its barren neighbors to the north, south and east, Feralas is a lush jungle. Both the Horde and the Alliance lay claim to the area and both factions have to contend with powerful local forces, which include, most notoriously, the bloodthirsty Gordunni ogres which populate the region and control a number of ancient Elven ruins scattered in the area, including the vast dungeon of Dire Maul. Gordunni ogres have desecrated and defiled much of Feralas and have damaged the land with their taint. The Horde in particular is concerned with the unchecked expansion of the Gordunni clan and has put out a call for adventurers to aid the war effort against the Ogres. Feralas is also home to a number of scattered Grimtotem tauren tribes, members of which are hunted by Horde agents on the orders from Belgrom Rockmaul in Orgrimmar. In addition the far western islands are crawling with Naga and recently several Silithid hives have been spotted in the region.
Once part of the great expansion of Night Elf power, the forest of Feralas holds many ancient ruins as well as the great city now known as Dire Maul that have long since been overgrown by the native plant life. One possible explanation for its abundant flora and fauna could lie in the fact that Kalimdor was once nothing but lush forests prior to the Great Sundering. It is likely that the high mountains that surround the area served as a protective barrier from such outside factors.
- Alliance: Alliance may find some trouble getting into the zone. Adventurers can travel south from Nijel's Point in Desolace, but then will have to pass between the Twin Colossals (which is full of beasts level 47-50) and head directly to Feathermoon Stronghold. Alternatively, they can travel west from Thalanaar, but they will encounter the Horde town of Camp Mojache, which will require venturing into the mob-infested forests to the south to pass. The easiest way for Alliance adventurers is via water route. From Nijel's Point they can go west and, after passing by Thunder Axe Fortress and Ethel Rethor, jump into the water in Sar'theris Strand. From there it is possible to swim without encountering any mobs. On this route, the adventurer should avoid the pier in Shadowprey Village. After passing it, there is a straight and mobless water route to Feathermoon Stronghold.
- Horde: From Freewind Post adventurers travel northwest along the main road until entering Feralas. They will pass by the Alliance outpost of Thalanaar that is easily avoided by staying on the road. Shortly into the jungle is the town of Camp Mojache, which has a flight path.
Feralas is a large rainforest of huge, ancient trees stretching from Thousand Needles to the coastline in the west and from the wasteland of Desolace in the north to the lush Un'Goro Crater to the south.
Maps and subregions
|Dungeon Name||Level Range||Group Size||Approximate Run Time|
|Dire Maul||54-61||5-man||1.5 hours / wing|
Flight paths from Thalanaar
Flight paths from Camp Mojache
- Thunder Bluff
- The Crossroads, the Barrens
- Freewind Post, Thousand Needles
- Shadowprey Village, Desolace
- Gadgetzan, Tanaris
- Cenarion Hold, Silithus
Regions Adjacent to Feralas
|Zone Name||Faction||Level Range||Direction||Access|
|Thousand Needles||20-35||East||By foot or by Horde flightpath from Camp Mojache to Freewind Post|
|Desolace||30-40||North||By foot or by flightpaths from Camp Mojache to Shadowprey Village or from Feathermoon Stronghold to Nijel's Point|
- Main article: Feralas NPCs
Feralas is home to several characters of note. At Thalanaar, Falfindel Waywarder seeks aid in the battle against the Death's Head cult. In Feathermoon Stronghold, Shandris Feathermoon attempts to cleanse the taint that is the naga led by Lord Shalzaru. And at Camp Mojache, Witch Doctor Uzer'i sends bold adventurers into the deepest parts of the jungle in search of mystical muisek. Kindal Moonweaver requires help to free Sprite Darters being help captive by Grimtotem tauren.
World of Warcraft: CataclysmThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Feralas is going to be retuned as level 35-40 zone. Thalanaar is consumed by the floods in nearby Thousand Needles and Feathermoon Stronghold is abandoned after the waters consume the Isle of Dread and parts of Sardor Isle; New Thalanaar is established to replace the old, and a new Feathermoon Stronghold is built on the mainland of Feralas.
- Dire Maul – to the west of here is a new Horde town with flight master, Stonemaul Hold; in the hills north above here is a very large lake with an abandoned burning, destroyed Alliance tower
- Dream Bough – due south of here on the shores of Jademir Lake is an Alliance hub with flight master, Dreamer's Rest
- Feathermoon Stronghold – original is in ruins on the island and is currently the scene of a war between the Sentinels and Naga; new, much large stronghold and quest hub has been built on the mainland across the water
- Feral Scar Vale – intact; to the east is a new Alliance outpost with flight master, the Tower of Estulan
- The Forgotten Coast – new location of Feathermoon Stronghold, which takes up much of the central coastline; Zorbin Fandazzle has been moved up to the main road
- Frayfeather Highlands – Hippogryphs appear to be friendly mobs now, with the exception of a single rare mob
- Gordunni Outpost – east of here and high in the hills in an abandoned lake and Tauren camp
- Isle of Dread – sunk to the bottom of the ocean; can still be seen, but get the 'Fatigue'; warning when trying to swim to it
- Lower Wilds – now has a peak within called The Emerald Summit; Lower Wilds inhabited by Corrupted Dryads
- Rage Scar Hold – intact; west of here there appears to be a green-tinged corrupted Moonwell of sorts
- Ruins of Isilden – intact; east of here are the Darkmist Ruins, very dreary and inhabited by Highborne Poltergeists; due south of the Ruins of Isilden, up and over the hills leading to Silithus, is an abandoned, Tauren-themed camp – nearby is a very large lake which can also be seen on the main map
- Ruins of Ravenwind – southeast of here is a new Horde hub with flight master, Camp Ataya
- Thalanaar – expanded and renamed New Thalanaar, however it is under constant attack by the Grimtotem and is no longer a quest hub/flight path
- Woodpaw Hills – in the east up in the hills is a small Alliance camp with a flight path, Shadebough
- Faerie Dragons
- Mountain Giants
- Sea Giants
- Water Elementals
- Wind Serpents
- Feralas is the location of one of the four Great Trees leading to the Emerald Dream and guarded by the four Emerald Dragons. The three others are in Ashenvale, Duskwood, and the Hinterlands.