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"Khaz Modan" in WoW Lore Edit

Khaz Modan is the mountainous kingdom of the Ironforge Clan, ruled by the Bronzebeard Clan, founded after the awakened dwarves ventured out from the ancient city of Uldaman. Named the "Mountain or Mountains of Khaz" after the Titan shaper Khaz'goroth, thought to be the creator of the dwarven race. The kingdom is ruled from the great underground city of Ironforge. Khaz Modan is also the name of the continent in which the kingdom is located, comprised of Dun Morogh, Loch Modan, the Wetlands, and the Badlands. The mountains here are also called the Khaz Mountains.

General Information Edit

Khaz Modan is a World of Warcraft US PvE Realm located in the Central Standard Time zone. The server went live in January, 2006. As of December 2009, its population includes 20,446 active characters above level ten (9888 of level 80), with a faction ratio of roughly 2.7:1 (Alliance: Horde).

Khaz Modan is still young compared to other servers in the matter of content progression and player base, but it has a close community and welcoming player environment. The majority of the realm's end-game guilds are hybrid guilds that promote both social interaction and raid progress.

Official Realm Forum: WoW Forums: Khaz Modan

Population and Activity Edit

Highest Activity Level Per Character: Fluffy Bunnies of Doom Alliance 15

Most active Alliance guilds by level value:

  • The Angrydome
  • 1. Green Mt Majick Co
  • 2. Veni Vidi Vici
  • 3. Cataclysm
  • 4. Fluffy Bunnies of Doom
  • 5. Casual Gamers

Most active Horde guilds by level value:

  • 1. War Dawgs
  • 2. Freelance Mercenaries
  • 3. Tempting Fate

December, 2009

  • Total characters: 20,446
    • Alliance 15 14,855 (73%)
    • Horde 15 5,591 (27%)
      • Alliance 15 vs Horde 15 Ratio: 2.7:1
      • Alliance 15 vs Horde 15 Activity Ratio: 2.4:1

November, 2008

  • Total characters: 18,469
    • Alliance 15 12,435 (67%)
    • Horde 15 6,034 (33%)
      • Alliance 15 vs Horde 15 Ratio: 2.1:1
      • Alliance 15 vs Horde 15 Activity Ratio: 2.2:1

October, 2007

  • Total characters: 17,000
    • Alliance 15 10,800 (64%)
    • Horde 15 6,200 (36%)
      • Alliance 15 vs Horde 15 Ratio: 1.7:1
      • Alliance 15 vs Horde 15 Activity Ratio: 2.4:1

Source:Warcraft Census for Khaz Modan, accurate as of the December 30, 2009, but should be considered strictly informational. Please help maintain accurate information by submitting data for this realm! Find out more about how to help here:

Notable Realm Firsts Edit

At the opening of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj in 2006, Elmiser <Sunder> served as Scarab Lord.

Kinien <Sunder> was the first character to reach Level 70.

At 2:36AM, November 15th 2008, Wamoura <Fallen Angels> was the first character to reach Level 80.

On December 7th, 2010, Bigßear <Cataclysm> was the first character to reach Level 85.

10-man Obsidian Sanctum - Alliance 15Sunder (11/16/08)

10-man Archavon - Alliance 15Sunder (11/18/08)

25-man Obsidian Sanctum - Alliance 15Sunder (11/19/08)

10-man Naxxramas - Alliance 15Sunder (11/20/08)

25-man Naxxramas - Alliance 15Sunder (11/24/08)

25-man Archavon - Alliance 15Sunder (11/24/08)

10-man Eye of Eternity - Alliance 15Fallen Angels (12/06/08)

25-man Eye of Eternity - Alliance 15Sunder (12/07/08)

25-man The Twilight Zone - Alliance 15Sunder (1/22/09)

10-man The Twilight Zone - Alliance 15Sunder (2/11/09)

10-man Emalon - Alliance 15Cataclysm (4/14/09)

25-man Emalon - Alliance 15Fallen Angels (4/15/09)

10-man Ulduar - Horde 15Retribution (5/5/09)

25-man Ulduar - Alliance 15Sunder (5/18/09)

10-man Observed - Horde 15Retribution (7/30/09)

25-man Observed - Alliance 15Sunder (10/15/09)

25-man Alone in the Darkness - Alliance 15Sunder (1/27/10)

10-man Call of the Crusade/Heroic - Alliance 15Cataclysm (9/1/09)/(9/9/09)

25-man Call of the Crusade/Heroic - Alliance 15Cataclysm (9/2/09)/(12/15/09)

25-man Tribute to Insanity - Alliance 15Cataclysm (1/12/10)

10-man Icecrown Citadel/Heroic - Alliance 15Sunder (2/14/10)/Alliance 15Cataclysm (10/15/10)

25-man Icecrown Citadel/Heroic Alliance 15Sunder (3/8/10)/Horde 15Retribution (1/21/11, Level 85)

10-man Ruby Sanctum/Heroic - Alliance 15Cataclysm (6/30/10)/(10/21/10)

25-man Ruby Sanctum - Alliance 15Cataclysm (6/30/10)

10-man Throne of the Four Winds/Heroic - Alliance 15Convergence (1/2/11)/(9/12/11)

25-man Throne of the Four Winds - Horde 15Retribution(2/9/11)

10-man Bastion of Twilight/Heroic - Alliance 15Cataclysm (1/2/11)/Alliance 15Convergence(9/12/11)

25-man Bastion of Twilight - Horde 15Retribution (1/25/11)

10-man Blackwing Descent/Heroic - Alliance 15Cataclysm (1/19/11)/Alliance 15Convergence (8/22/11)

25-man Blackwing Descent - Alliance 15Cataclysm (2/17/11)

10-man Firelands/Heroic - Alliance 15Convergence (7/3/11)/Alliance 15Sunder (12/12/11)

25-man Firelands - Alliance 15Cataclysm (8/18/11)

10-man Dragon Soul - Alliance 15Convergence (11/30/11)

25-man Dragon Soul - Alliance 15Cataclysm (12/8/11)

      10-man Heroic Dragon Soul - Alliance 15Sunder (3/19/12)

Khaz Modan Raid Progression Edit

As of August 2012, the top progression guilds according to GuildProgress are:

  • 1. Alliance 15Sunder
  • 2. Alliance 15Cataclysm
  • 3. Alliance 15The Angrydome

Sites for Tracking KM Raid Progression Edit

Pre-TBC Raid History Edit

A small number of guilds transfered to Khaz Modan when the realm went live, including Sunder, Vision, Prestige, DarkSin, Skunk Canyon Brigade, and the founders of the guilds Scoundrels and Minions Inc. Before the expansion The Burning Crusade was released in January, 2007, these guilds led Khaz Modan raid progression.

Having already cleared Blackwing Lair, the Alliance guild Sunder stood as the furthest progressing guild in Player vs Environment content, getting many "server firsts" by default. They continue to be the top guild on Khaz Modan, having been the first to down many bosses in content released since their transfer.

Sunder continued to lead the pack in instance progression, having downed C'thun in AQ40 on December 3, 2006, and cleared the Spider Wing of Naxxramas. A significant number of other Alliance guilds have also completed the content of MC, BWL, and Onyxia.

Scoundrels lead the Horde in PvE content and were working on downing C'Thun and progressing in Naxxramas. Retribution followed close behind, with Onyxia, MC, and BWL completed.

Legendaries on Khaz Modan Edit

[Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker] is wielded on the Alliance side by Gunnarr <Sunder>, Sel <Sunder>, Slaman <Sunder>, Leahcim <Sunder>, Hadar <Sunder>, Cathak <Sunder>, Katay <Veni Vidi Vici>, Stikman <Cataclysm>, Specialist <Cataclysm>, Igotdied <Cataclysm>, Shaitan <Furtherance>, Archemedusk <Prestige>, Mjollner <Prestige>, Diablò <Classic Raider>, Fenz <The Angrydome>, Thopery <Vanilla Addicts>, Angeldin <Veritas>, Boegott <Vivec>, and Spyros <Veritas>. Thunderfury is wielded on the Horde side by Hellhawk <Eternity of Pain>, Anagarik <Void if Removed>, and Guineapig <War Dawgs>.

[Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros] is owned on the Horde side by Astayld <Blind Fate>, Primaos <Tempting Fate>, Initiator <Soulfire>, and Zumii. Sulfuras is wielded on the Alliance side by Doff <Sunder>, Hadar <Sunder>, Slaman <Sunder>, Taurenpriest, Rodomir <Prestige>, Mjollner <Prestige>, Shalashaska <Vision>, Eresarius <Azeroths Finest>, Rolain <Prophecy>, Bainstoneaxe <Ascension>, Janniace <Lakeshire Country Club>, Rigel, Kromar <The Angrydome>, Specialist <Cataclysm>, Gothicalcomy <Cataclysm>, and Stikman <Cataclysm>.

[Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian] is wielded on the Alliance side by Kinien <Sunder> and Nielosaran.

[Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal] is owned on the Alliance side by Elmiser <Phoenix>.

[Warglaives of Azzinoth] are wielded on the Alliance side by Niroth <Sunder> (Both), Stikman <Cataclysm> (Both), Archemedusk <Prestige> (Both), Illidan <Azeroths Finest> (Both), Lanette (Main Hand), Shayleigh <Sojourn> (MH), and Ukier <The Angrydome> (MH).

[Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury] is wielded on the Alliance side by Stikman <Cataclysm>, and Illidan <Azeroths Finest>.

[Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings] is wielded on the Alliance side by Ayana <Sunder>, Cattlia <Cataclysm>, Tfi <The Angrydome>, Kylenia <Tranquility>, Galerena <Convergence>, and Tiamo <Prestige>.

[Shadowmourne] is wielded on the Alliance side by Dd <Cataclysm>, Syllenaris <Cataclysm>, Bàshin <Cataclysm>, Stikman <Cataclysm>, Gothicalcomy <Cataclysm>, Hadar <Sunder>, Lark <Sunder>, Nathon <Sunder>, Tridantion <Veritas>, Angeldin <Veritas>, and Supernaught <North>.

[Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest] is wielded on the Alliance side by Rasxsen <Cataclysm>, Hardrotation <Cataclysm>, Leahcim <Sunder>, Damelon <Sunder>, Tishä <Sunder>, Thorax <Sunder>, Thundersnow <Sunder>, Mischi <Sunder>, Eschelon <Sunder>, Knobtwist <The Angrydome>, and Tfi <The Angrydome>. Dragonwrath is wielded on the Horde side by Linde <Retribution>, Chander <Retribution>, and Seleucus <Retribution>.

[Fangs of the Father] are wielded on the Alliance side by Nisashi <Cataclysm>, Shyenk <Sunder>, Urielle <Sunder>, Jyle <Sunder>, Tishelle <Sunder>, Grimassasin <The Vanquishers>, Shatragirl <The Vanquishers>, and Missbehaved.

Player vs. Player Edit

Player vs. Player combat did not exist at all during the first month of the realm's existence - a player would be lucky to have at least one battleground match a day. Out of frustration the Alliance would lay siege to Orgrimmar or the Crossroads in a attempt to get their PvP fix.

Over time PvP became more frequent in the Khaz Modan community.

Patch 1.12 and PvP Edit

Patch 1.12 introduced cross realm battlegrounds. This allowed players from several different realms to come together for battlegrounds and reduced queue times tremendously. Before patch 1.12 it was common to wait for hours to get into a BG, but now queue times are often non-existent or a matter of minutes. Khaz Modan is a member of Battlegroup Vengeance.

Patch 2.0 and PvP Edit

On December 5th 2006, server patch 2.0.1 was released and introduced the new honor reward system. This new reward system allows players to accumulate honor points that can be spent like currency to purchase weapons, armor, and various other items beneficial for player-vs-player progression. The rankings no longer exist with this new system. The last players on Khaz Modan to reach Rank 14 were Ixnay (Alliance) and Wanagetdrunc (Horde).

The following players achieved Rank 14 (Grand Marshal) for the Alliance on the Khaz Modan server:

Sdotkilla, Devildwarf (aka Dorfalicious, Kleevage, Shådøwmøürnè, now Dd), Saidas, Lunchlady, Barea, Bru, Nitrowarrior, Nitezstalka, Bowlduster, Lykann, Jomamma (transferred to Blackhand), Aedan, Lightstar (transferred to Illidan), Wickedwonda, Ixnay

The following players achieved Rank 14 (High Warlord) for the Horde on the Khaz Modan server:

Mizery, Crush, Vvrath, Celestial, Maurana, Touch, Furoc, Quaid, Wanagetdrunc

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Guilds of Khaz Modan Edit

Alliance Status Website Armory Link
Alliance 15Fluffy Bunnies of Doom PvP, PvE, Social www www www
Alliance 15Green Mt Majick Co PvE www www
Alliance 15Adherence Social www www
Alliance 15Adrenaline PvE www www
Alliance 15Art of War Social www www
Alliance 15Audacity PvE www www
Alliance 15Australian Military Social www
Alliance 15Core Social www www
Alliance 15Crimson Dominion Social www www
Alliance 15Ctrl Alt Del PvP www www
Alliance 15Death Warriors Social www www
Alliance 15Gilneas Brigade RPPvP www www
Alliance 15Guildless Wonders Social www
Alliance 15Killer Bunnies PvE www www
Alliance 15Midnighters Social www
Alliance 15Phoenix PvE www www
Alliance 15Poverty PvE www www
Alliance 15Prestige PvE www www
Alliance 15Prophecy Social www
Alliance 15Raising Hackles PvE www www
Alliance 15Ravenwood PvE www www
Alliance 15Reborn PvE www www
Alliance 15Reciprocity PvE www www
Alliance 15Redux Social www
Alliance 15Relic Social www www
Alliance 15Soul PvE www www
Alliance 15Sunder PvE/PvP www www
Alliance 15The Celtic Legion Social www
Alliance 15The Returners PvE www
Alliance 15Tranquilty PvE www www
Alliance 15Ultimatum PvE www www
Alliance 15Unknown Origins Social www www
Alliance 15Valeo PvE www www
Alliance 15Vanguard of War PvE www www
Alliance 15Veni Vidi Vici PvE www www
Alliance 15Veritas PvE www www
Alliance 15Virtue Social www www
Alliance 15Wild Hunt Social www www

Horde Status Website Armory Link
Horde 15Aurora PvE www www
Horde 15Bad Moo Rising Social www www
Horde 15Bloodlust PvE www www
Horde 15Council of the Ages PvE www www
Horde 15Cowpocalypse PvE www www
Horde 15Dark Enmity PvE www www
Horde 15Edge of Madness - www www
Horde 15Euphoria PvE www www
Horde 15Faction of Doom - for triggering spam filter}.com/ www www
Horde 15Hellborn Assassins - www www
Horde 15Horde Corps PvE - www
Horde 15Kings Among Men PvE www www
Horde 15Levitas PvE www www
Horde 15Minions Inc PvE www www
Horde 15Mythic Legion PvE www www
Horde 15Paper St Soap Co PvE www www
Horde 15Persecuted PvE www www
Horde 15Retribution PvE www www
Horde 15Scoundrels PvE www www
Horde 15Tempting Fate PvE www www
Horde 15The Blood Angels PvE www www
Horde 15The Ixkin PvP www www
Horde 15Venom PvE www www
Horde 15Void if Removed PvE www www

Server History Edit

Khaz Modan was the name given to Realm Number 86. This realm was created to help alleviate the growing populations of other servers which were becoming increasingly over crowded with log in queue times up to 30 minutes. Blizzard blamed this on the growing population from the 2005 Holiday shopping season. On January 3, 2006, Khaz Modan went live.

Khaz Modan was specifically set up to allow transfers from four well-established realms:

During the first weeks after Khaz Modan went live there was not a lot of community activity. Cities were empty, battles between the Horde and the Alliance in the battlegrounds did not exist. Some were afraid that after they transfered they made a mistake due to the emptiness players felt when exploring Azeroth. However many players also enjoyed the wide open space and lag free major cities.

The population grew slowly but steadily, reaching a record high of nearly 20,000 active characters above level ten by July, 2007.

Server Hardware Retrofit Edit

On Tuesday, September 19th, 2006, the server was taken down along with a group of servers for new hardware upgrades. The server was down for 36 hours, and noted results have been lag improvements and smoother game play.

The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj: Patch 1.9 UnleashedEdit

Coincidently this Patch went live the same day that the Khaz Modan server went live. During the Opening of the Ahn`Qiraj Gate, the Alliance guild Sunder led both sides in the war effort to get these gates open as soon as possible and was also the guild that rang the gong to open the gates.

On February 28th, 2006, the Gates were opened by Elmiser of Sunder, and Ahn'Qiraj became available to the people of Khaz Modan. Khaz Modan was the 83rd realm to complete the War Effort.

C'Thun, the final boss of AQ40, was first killed by the Alliance guild Sunder on December 3, 2006.

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