Eastern Darrowmere Forest, formerly known as the Eastern Plaguelands, was a land restored by the Cenarion Circle, who managed to eliminate the plague and make the land greenish again. However, only a few areas remain as part of the Scourge and the Argent Crusade and the Circle continue their efforts to put an end to this once and for all. With the land affiliated with Argent Dawn, Silver Hand, and Cenarion Circle, the inhabitants must defend themselves from an incoming invasion of the Zandalari Empire and the Mongrel Horde.


Wrath of the Lich KingEdit

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Like the Eastern Plaguelands, Eastern Darrowmere Forest has a small area for death knights from the previous expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. It includes their home base of Acherus: The Ebon Hold, a massive Scourge necropolis floating above the hills behind Light's Hope Chapel. It is here that the death knight trainers, as well as their leader Highlord Darion Mograine, can be found.

Invaders of ZandalarEdit

In the World of Warcraft: Invaders of Zandalar, the land has been fully healed by the Cenarion Circle and its ruled by the Argent Dawn, who had strengthened its presence in the land. With the help of the Cenarion Circle, Silver Hand, Alliance, and Horde, the Argent Dawn managed to rebuild Blackwood, Browman Mill, Corin's Crossing, and Darrowshire. Now that every amount of corruption in the land itself has diminished and the plague been cleansed from the Argent Crusade, Eastern Darrowmere Forest is invaded by the Zandalari Empire and the Mongrel Horde that sought control over the land and making it their own territory.

The Eastern Darrowmere Forest became nothing but a war zone between the Argent Dawn and the Zandalari Empire. The Cenarion Circle provide their assistance with the Silver Hand in driving the invaders away, but since more kept coming, it would be proven to be difficult. The Centaurs of the Krenka clan, who affiliated with the Mongrel Horde, claimed the entire Plaguewood as their territory with Risen undead centaurs to be used in their army to attack the inhabitants. The Scarlet Onslaught claimed the city of Stratholme as their primary base of operations. The capital city of Tyr's Hand remains under the claim of the Argent Dawn, Silver Hand, and members of the Cenarion Circle. However, Scarlet Highlord Daion sends her forces to attack

Even after the Zandalari and the Mongrel Horde had been driven out from the land, a small remnant of the Cult of the Damned remains active in separate parts.

Geography Edit

The Eastern Darrowmere Forest contains a normal instanced dungeon (Stratholme), and formerly contained the raid dungeon Naxxramas. tyr's Hand serves as the Argent Dawn's capital while Light's Hope Chapel serves as the main base for the Silver Hand. There are no battlegrounds in these zones, though they are world PvP areas.

Maps and subregions Edit


Map of Eastern Darrowmere Forest

Eastern Plaguelands Map

Original map, plus towers

Acherus: The Ebon Hold · Blackwood Lake · Browman Mill · Chapel of the Crimson Flame · Corin's Crossing · Crown Guard Tower · Crypt of Remembrance · Darrowshire · Death's Breach · Eastwall Gate · Eastwall Tower · Mongrel Vale · Hall of Arms · Havenshire · Havenshire Farms · Havenshire Lumber Mill · Havenshire Mine · Havenshire Stables · The Infectis Scar · King's Harbor · Lake Mereldar · Library Wing · Light's Hope Chapel · Main Hall · The Marris Stead · Mazra'Alor · New Avalon · New Avalon Forge · New Avalon Orchard · New Avalon Town Hall · Northdale · Northpass Tower · The Noxious Glade · The Pestilent Scar · Plaguewood · Quel'Lithien Lodge · Mossflayer Fort · Tyr's Hand Basilica · Scarlet Hold · The Scarlet Overlook · Stratholme · Terrordale · Terrorweb Tunnel · Thondroril River · Tyr's Hand · Tyr's Bay · Tyr's Hand Abbey · The Undercroft · Zul'Mashar


Dungeon Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Instance portal blue Stratholme: Main Gate 42-52 5-man
Instance portal blue Stratholme: Service Entrance 46-56 5-man
Instance portal green Naxxramas (original) 60-70 40-man N/A (relocated to Dragonblight)

Travel hubs Edit

Regions adjacent to Eastern PlaguelandsEdit


Eastern Plaguelands prior to Cataclysm

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Ghostlands Horde 15 10-20 North By foot (through Instance portal white portal north of the Northpass Tower), neutral flightpath from Light's Hope Chapel to Hatchet Hills, or Horde flight path from Light's Hope Chapel to Tranquillien Bc icon
Western Darrowmere Forest Horde 15 Alliance 15 35-40 West By foot, or by Alliance flightpath from Light's Hope Chapel to Chillwind Point
Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Badlands Horde 15 Alliance 15 45-48 South By rocket from Light's Hope Chapel to Fuselight-by-the-Sea (breadcrumb quest)


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Tyr's Hand

Wild creatures Edit



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