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||[[Agamand Family Crypt]] • [[Agamand Mills]] • [[Balnir Farmstead]] • [[Brightwater Lake]]
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||[[Crusader Outpost]] • [[Crusader's Outpost]] • [[Deathknell]] • [[Faol's Rest]]
||[[Gallows' End Tavern]] • [[Garren's Haunt]] • [[Gunther's Retreat]] • [[Nightmare Vale]]
||[[Night Web's Hollow]] • [[The North Coast]] • [[Ruins of Lordaeron]] • [[Scarlet Watch Post]]
||[[Shadow Grave]] • [[Solliden Farmstead]] • [[Stillwater Pond]] • [[Terrace of Repose]]
||[[Venomweb Vale]] • [[Whispering Gardens]] • [[Whispering Shore]]

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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.


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.

Battle for the Undercity Wrath-Logo-Small

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.


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


Map of Tirisfal Glades

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

Travel Connections


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

Flight Master Locations

Horde 15 Brill
Horde 15 Bulwark
Horde 15 Undercity


Located between Undercity and Brill. See Undercity travel for connection information.

Western Tirisfal Glades


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 Alliance 15 Access Horde 15 Access
Durotar Horde 15 1-10 Southwest across the ocean Zeppelin near Brill to Orgrimmar (Horde transport, not recommended) Zeppelin near Brill to Orgrimmar
Hillsbrad Foothills Horde 15 20-25 Southeast Swimming across Lordamere Lake MiniIcon FlightMaster from Bulwark to Strahnbrad; also MiniIcon FlightMaster from Undercity to Tarren Mill
Howling Fjord Wrath-Logo-Small Horde 15 Alliance 15 68-72 Northwest across the ocean Zeppelin near Brill to Vengeance Landing (Horde transport, not recommended) Zeppelin near Brill to Vengeance Landing
Northern Stranglethorn Horde 15 Alliance 15 25-30 Far to the south Zeppelin near Brill to Grom'gol Base Camp (Horde transport, not recommended) Zeppelin near Brill to Grom'gol Base Camp
Silverpine Forest Horde 15 10-20 South By foot south By foot south; MiniIcon FlightMaster from Brill or Undercity to Forsaken High Command; also MiniIcon FlightMaster from Undercity to Sepulcher
Western Plaguelands Horde 15 Alliance 15 35-40 East By foot east By foot east; MiniIcon FlightMaster from Bulwark to Andorhal or Thondroril River

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.


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


Cataclysm-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

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]:



Lunar Festival

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


Mass Graves

Mass Graves

Wild creatures

Venomweb Vale

Venomweb Vale

Rare Spawns

Ressan the Needler

Ressan the Needler

Achievements map

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.


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.


  • 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.


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