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The Siege of Dalaran Map

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The Siege of Dalaran is Chapter 7 of the Undead campaign, Path of the Damned.

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Dalaran, a Human nation known for excellent magicians, has been the chosen site for Archimonde's arrival to Azeroth. After Antonidas heard Arthas is coming to them, he prepared special auras that kills Undead.

Unbeknownst to Dalaran, the beasts, animals and ogres kept for experiments get captured by the Undead, and their immunity to the Aura allows the Undead army to push through Dalaran's defences, killing the Archmages who cast the auras until they find the last Archmage, Antonidas, and end his defense.



As Arthas ordered the Kirin Tor's surrender, Antonidas came to greet him.

  • IconSmall ArthasDK Arthas: Wizards of the Kirin Tor! I am Arthas, first of the Lich King's death knights! I demand that you open your gates and surrender to the might of the Scourge!
  • IconSmall Antonidas Antonidas: Greetings, Prince Arthas. How fares your noble father?
  • IconSmall ArthasDK Arthas: Lord Antonidas. There's no need to be snide.
  • IconSmall Antonidas Antonidas: We've prepared for your coming, Arthas. My brethren and I have erected auras that will destroy any undead that pass through them!
  • IconSmall ArthasDK Arthas: Your petty magics will not stop me, Antonidas.
  • IconSmall Antonidas Antonidas Pull your troups back, or we will be forced to unleash our full powers against you! Make your choice, death knight. (Antonidas teleports away)
  • IconSmall Lich Male Kel'Thuzad: I sense that three separate wizards are maintaining these auras. If you find and kill them, the auras will disperse.

Arthas entered the city with his army. They killed the first wizard.

  • IconSmall Lich Male Kel'Thuzad: The Archmage has been killed. The first aura is dispersing.

After which they found cages.

  • IconSmall Lich Male Kel'Thuzad: The Kirin Tor keeps these creatures caged for studying. If they were to be released, they would cause our enemies a great deal of pain.

As they marched further, they encountered the base of the Mage's guild. After the base was destroyed they encountered the second Archmage.

  • IconSmall Lich Male Kel'Thuzad: The second wizard has fallen. Only one cursed aura remains.

As the assault continued Arthas found a vault.

  • IconSmall Lich Male Kel'Thuzad: The wizards keep many enchanted items within that vault. Shatter it, and we can use their own weapons against them.

And then attacked the base of the Sorcerer's league. As they moved on they reached a crossroads: To the north was Antonidas, and to the west was The Kirin Tor's base. Arthas destroys both.

  • IconSmall Antonidas Antonidas: It pains me to even look at you, Arthas.
  • IconSmall ArthasDK Arthas: I'll be happy to end your torment old man. I told you that your magics could not stop me. (Arthas kills Antonidas)

Then Arthas and Kel'Thuzad retrieve the Spellbook of Medivh

  • IconSmall ArthasDK Arthas: The spellbook is all yours, lich. Let's take it and leave before the wizards amass for their final attack.
  • IconSmall Lich Male Kel'Thuzad: Indeed. I will begin summoning Lord Archimonde at sunset.

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  • Non-Undead units cannot be damage by the aura, and you can use this to your advantage by researching Banshee Master Training and training large numbers of Banshees, and then wait for the Dalaranian troops to attack. Use Possession on the enemy troops, and your forces can attack the enemy bases without suffering from the aura.

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