- Note: For characters 110 and above, Rut'theran Village will be inaccessible by default unless they talk to in Darkshore. For characters below 110, Rut'theran Village appears as it did before the War of the Thorns.
Rut'theran Village is an outpost port for the night elf city of Darnassus, located at the very bottom of the great tree Teldrassil. There is a portal here that goes directly into Darnassus and several boat piers and flight paths. The Midsummer Fire Festival braziers are lit here.
BackgroundThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG, and thus unlikely to be canon.
Rut'theran's harbor lines the roots of the grand tree, and this humble but friendly village provides just a taste of the majestic locations held in Teldrassil's mighty branches. This is one of the primary breeding grounds of the hippogryphs, and eggs from all across Kalimdor arrive here for care. Inside Rut'theran is a shimmering portal that leads to Darnassus, far above.
In CataclysmThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Rut'theran Village was separated from the trunk of Teldrassil and slid several hundred yards farther south into the Veiled Sea. Most of the structures that were destroyed during the shift have been rebuilt, while others—such as the boardwalk that housed the original flightmaster—remain in ruin. In the wake of the destruction of Auberdine, the village has expanded its capacity as a travel hub, now complete with three docks arranged in a T shape, going to Valaar's Berth (west), Stormwind Harbor (south), and a stationary vessel (east).
The flightmaster has been relocated immediately east of the portal to Darnassus, and now offers a flight to Lor'danel (in lieu of Auberdine) as well.
In Battle for AzerothThis section concerns content exclusive to Battle for Azeroth.
During the War of the Thorns, the night elven fleet launches from the docks to thwart the Horde in Silithus from pursuing claims of azerite, but they are soon recalled when it becomes apparent that Ashenvale and eventually Teldrassil itself are the real targets.
The docks become a point of escape for those fleeing into Darkshore, but in the final moment of the War, Sylvanas Windrunner sets Teldrassil ablaze, ultimately destroying the Village in the process.
Profession (Tradeskill) Trainers
- Androl Oakhand <Fisherman>
- Elune's Blessing: Valaar's Berth, Azuremyst Isle (western pier)
- The Bravery: Stormwind Harbor, Elwynn Forest (southern pier)
If you go into the building here and go upstairs to where the library is, up top will be a painting of Jupiter and Europa. It is currently unknown whether or not these celestial bodies actually exist in the Warcraft universe.