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Revision as of 15:58, December 19, 2010

On the northern coast of Lordaeron lies the eerie Tirisfal Glades. The unofficial kingdom to the Forsaken[1], servants of the Banshee Queen Sylvanas Windrunner, the wooded hills are seeped through with the curse of the Lich King's plague. The sky over Tirisfal is eternally gloomy and tinted a blighted green, and the trees and other flora desperately cling to their last shreds of life.

Although tainted and melancholy, Tirisfal still very much has its own unique, haunting beauty, particularly in such areas as the stony North Coast, the village of Brill, and the deep atmosphere of the ruined Agamand Mills.

Tirisfal Glades is home not only to the Forsaken, but to their enemies as well. The Scarlet Crusade has several outposts here, including the seat of their religious faith, the Scarlet Monastery. The minions of the Scourge are also ever present, tainting the derelict farmsteads and dilapidated mills with their foul presence.

History

The Tirisfal Glades were the landing place of the Highborne (later high elves) led by Dath'Remar Sunstrider after the night elves exiled them from Kalimdor. Forging inland, the high elves founded a settlement within the tranquil Tirisfal Glades. After a few years, many of them began to go mad. It was theorized that something evil slept beneath that particular part of the world, but the rumors were never proven to be true. The high elves packed up their encampment and moved northward towards another land rich with ley energies, Quel'thalas.

Guardians of Tirisfal

Tirisfal Glades was once a peaceful vale just north of the capital of Lordaeron. It was a place of power for centuries, being the seat of the Guardians of Tirisfal, who secretly waged their war against darkness. Under the rule of King Terenas, Tirisfal became a land of peaceful farms and small towns, its people living happily for generations. Unfortunately, it was one of the first places to fall to Arthas' armies after he ransacked Lordaeron, and its people were killed and risen as slaves to the Lich King. Just after the Third War ended, the Lich King began losing power thanks to the spell of Illidan Stormrage. With that, a number of undead managed to break free of his control and form the Forsaken. The rebel undead managed to take control of Tirisfal and establish it as their home territory. However, the blighted lands of Tirisfal are far from safe, even for the Forsaken who now rule it. The land is still plagued with hideous mutants, mindless soldiers from the Lich King's Scourge, and members of the Scarlet Crusade, which regularly attack from their base in the Scarlet Monastery.

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During the War against the Lich King, members of the Horde and Alliance formed a temporary alliance at the siege of Angrathar the Wrathgate. Grand Apothecary Putress's betrayal ended seven years of cold war between the two factions as their armies converged on the Undercity. Warchief Thrall's forces stormed the front gates of the Ruins of Lordaeron while King Varian Wrynn's army assaulted the Sewer entrance to the city. These two armies confronted Putress, Varimathras, and finally each other at the Battle for the Undercity.

Geography

The instanced, winged dungeon known as the Scarlet Monastery can be found in Tirisfal Glades. There are no other dungeons or battlegrounds in the area.

The western end of Tirisfal contains a large inaccessible area. There is a path leading to the area accessed via a small lake in the northwest by the coast, past the Solliden Farmstead. The path is currently blocked by large rocks.

Places to stay

  • Undercity
    • As a racial capital, the Undercity offers a full range of amenities for travelers.
  • Brill
    • This quaint little town offers the recent dead a place of rest and respite from the horrors of Tirsifal. Be sure to check out the Gallows' End Tavern while in town.
  • Bulwark
    • Though possessing limited supplies, the Argent Dawn and Forsaken forces at the Bulwark do offer members of the Horde a place to repair armor.
Tirisfal Glades at Night

Tirisfal Glades at Night

Maps and subregions

WorldMap-Tirisfal

Map of Tirisfal Glades


Agamand Family CryptAgamand MillsBalnir FarmsteadBrightwater Lake
BrillBrill Town HallThe BulwarkCold Hearth Manor
Crusader OutpostCrusader's OutpostDeathknellFaol's Rest
Gallows' End TavernGarren's HauntGunther's RetreatNightmare Vale
Night Web's HollowThe North CoastRuins of LordaeronScarlet Watch Post
Shadow GraveSolliden FarmsteadStillwater PondTerrace of Repose
Venomweb ValeWhispering GardensWhispering Shore

Dungeons

Dungeon Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Instance portal blue Scarlet Monastery 29-45 5-man Unknown

Travel hubs

Tirisfal-zeppelintower

Zeppelin tower between Brill and the Undercity (pre-WotLK).

Horde 15 Zeppelin towers south of Brill
Horde 15 Flight paths from the Undercity
Horde 15 Flight paths from the Bulwark
Alliance 15 Flight path to Tirisfal Glades

Western Tirisfal Glades

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To the west of Deathknell is a blank area surrounded by mountains. For a long time this was simply unincorporated terrain. In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, it now contains a small lake and some trees. On this lake lies a small island on which a chair, a skeletton and box(with a strange creature) is placed. Also a circle of glowing mushrooms is to be found but barely seen because of a smoke cloud above it.

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Durotar Horde 15 1-12 Southwest across the ocean By zeppelin only
Silverpine Forest Horde 15 10-20 South By foot, or by flight path from the Undercity
Stranglethorn Vale Horde 15 Alliance 15 32-45 Far to the south By zeppelin only to Grom'Gol Base Camp
Western Plaguelands Horde 15 Alliance 15 51-58 East By foot only
Eversong Woods Bc icon Horde 15 1-10 Far to the northeast Orb of Translocation located in Ruins of Lordaeron (Horde only)
Howling Fjord Wrath-Logo-Small Horde 15Alliance 15 68-72 Northwest across the ocean By zeppelin only to Vengeance Landing

Notable characters

Main article: List of Tirisfal Glades NPCs

Tirisfal Glades is home to several Forsaken of status. From the base camp in Deathknell, Executor Arren sends promising young Forsaken out into the world. In Brill, Executor Zygand leads the effort to reclaim Tirisfal from the Scarlet Crusade, and at the Bulwark, High Executor Derrington seeks to eradicate the foothold the Scourge has established in the Plaguelands.

Quests

Main article: Tirisfal Glades quests
See also: Tirisfal Glades questing guide

Cataclysm

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WorldMap-Tirisfal

Map of Tirisfal Glades in Cataclysm

The Forsaken have begun applying the architecture seen in their towns in Northrend to their holdings in Tirisfal. The changes include:[2]:

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Events

Lunar Festival

During the Spring Lunar Festival, two elders appear in Tirisfal Glades.

Resources

Mass Graves

Mass Graves

Wild creatures

Venomweb Vale

Venomweb Vale

Rare Spawns

Ressan the Needler

Ressan the Needler

Achievements

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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

A Warcraft III map exists called Tirisfal Glades.

Speculation

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This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
It is speculated that the area where the Highborne landed may be in the empty area west of Deathknell. Wherever the Highborne landed, however, it has been hinted that there is some dark, twisted force contained beneath the earth there. Of the sinister beings that are currently known, it seems that an Old God, or perhaps a lieutenant thereof, may be chained deep in the grove, in the same style as Myzrael.

According to The Founding of Quel'Thalas:

His fleet finally landed on the beaches of the kingdom men would later call Lordaeron. Forging inland, the high elves founded a settlement within the tranquil Tirisfal Glades. After a few years, many of them began to go mad. It was theorized that something evil slept beneath that particular part of the world, but the rumors were never proven to be true. The high elves packed up their encampment and moved northward towards another land rich with ley energies.

Due to the ambiguity surrounding the number of remaining Old Gods, left over and imprisoned from their battle with the Titans, it is hard to discern if it could truly be one of them. According to some sources, three of the original five are said to be imprisoned within the depths of the world.

Notes

  • Tirisfal has one of the game's highest level-gap jumps at the zone border with the Western Plaguelands, which is a 40 level jump from 10 to 50.
See also: Welcome Bear

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005):
    • Tirisfal Glades (excluding the Bulwark graveyard) has been converted over to the new graveyard system. The system will place your character's spirit at the closest allowed graveyard in the zone.
    • The Ruins of Lordaeron above Undercity now has a Horde-only graveyard. Horde characters dying inside the Undercity will use this new graveyard. Alliance characters will continue to solely use the Faol's Rest graveyard.

References

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