The Headlands[28.7, 36] lie in the northwestern section of Gilneas and includes within its boundaries the town of Keel Harbor. The Headlands are comprised of mostly rolling hills, with steep cliffs around its boundaries, with the exception of jagged mountains to the south. Dotting the countryside are the ruins of old settlements, which now serve as a battleground between the Horde invasion forces and the Gilnean worgen.
The Horde invaders infiltrating the Headlands come from the sea to the south. Their fleet of ships is led by a powerful gunship, the subject of an endgame attack led by Lorna Crowley. The night elves have docked at Keel Harbor, and now their elemental ancients ravage the orc forces while orcish siege machines fling fire through the skies.