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Main Bosses

Prince Keleseth
Skarvald the Constructor
Dalronn the Controller
Ingvar the Plunderer

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NPCs

Annhylde the Caller

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Other Utgarde Keep instances

Utgarde Pinnacle (5)

Loot

Utgarde Keep (pronounced oot-guard) is the first dungeon hub appearing in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. It is located on the shores of Lake Cauldros in the Howling Fjord of Northrend.

Utgarde will be inhabited by the vrykul (led by King Ymiron), a Viking-like race bent on proving their strength to the Lich King, who will raise the most worthy of their warriors to serve him beyond the grave. Therefore, it can be expected that this instance will feature at least some undead.

The first of three wings, known as the Utgarde Catacombs, was available for play at BlizzCon 2007. It is suitable for a 5-man level 70-72 party.

The second wing, Utgarde Pinnacle, will be a 5-man instance for level 80 players. [1]

The third wing, a 25-man raid, was revealed but no details were given. [2]

History

The vrykul are a race of half-giant warriors native to the Howling Fjord located in southeastern Northrend. It is said that in ancient times the vrykul inhabited the land, founding a vast and prosperous civilization. Then one day, without warning or explanation, the vrykul vanished, leaving behind only deserted villages and abandoned temples. Due to the settlement of Valgarde, the vrykul have recently returned.

These formidable warriors have begun attacking Horde and Alliance settlements, and many of the vrykul are pouring out of the fortress of Utgarde Keep, not far from Valgarde. The vrykul's motives and their whereabouts for the past several thousand years remain a mystery.

Inside Utgarde Keep, the Dragonflayer clan builds massive engines of war, and train proto-dragons to act as steeps and attacks for their raids

Loyal to the slumbering King Ymiron, rumours abound that they serve the Lich King. They are dark and vampiric in nature, and tie into the Titan creation myth that will unfold as events of the expansion take place.

Utgarde Keep is their main base of operations and is similar to the fel orcs' Hellfire Citadel.

Dungeons

Instance Name Races Level Range Location
Utgarde Catacombs Vrykul 70+ Howling Fjord
Utgarde Pinnacle Vrykul 80 Howling Fjord

Dungeon denizens

Bosses

Notes, tips and additional info

  • The name is reminiscent of the "-garde" keeps in Azeroth (Stromgarde, Tiragarde).
  • Utgarde Keep is a reference to Norse mythology - Utgård is the abode of the giants. This is appropriate, as the Vrykul are a race of half-giants.

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References

  1. ^ http://www.curse.com/articles/details/2840/
  2. ^ http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=84878&page=2

See also


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