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''Were you looking for the [[Great Tree]]s, the portals to the Emerald Dream?''
 
''Were you looking for the [[Great Tree]]s, the portals to the Emerald Dream?''
   
'''World Tree''' refers to one of the giant trees of [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]]:
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'''World Tree''' refers to one of the giant trees of [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] that has grown so large with the help of magic.
   
==[[Nordrassil]]==
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== [[Nordrassil]] ==
 
Nordrassil, which means "Crown of the Heavens", was the original World Tree planted on the summit of [[Mount Hyjal]] after the [[War of the Ancients]]. It was blessed by the [[Dragon Aspects]] to grant immortality to the [[night elf|night elves]] and to allow their druids to enter the [[Emerald Dream]]. The power was unleashed after the [[Battle of Mount Hyjal]].
 
Nordrassil, which means "Crown of the Heavens", was the original World Tree planted on the summit of [[Mount Hyjal]] after the [[War of the Ancients]]. It was blessed by the [[Dragon Aspects]] to grant immortality to the [[night elf|night elves]] and to allow their druids to enter the [[Emerald Dream]]. The power was unleashed after the [[Battle of Mount Hyjal]].
   
==[[Teldrassil]]==
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=== In Cataclysm ===
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== [[Teldrassil]] ==
 
Located on an island of the same name, off the coast of [[northern Kalimdor]], the Giant Tree Teldrassil — which means "Crown of the Earth" — was an unsuccessful attempt by Archdruid [[Fandral Staghelm]] and his compatriots to restore the night elves' immortality, lost with the destruction of Nordrassil.
 
Located on an island of the same name, off the coast of [[northern Kalimdor]], the Giant Tree Teldrassil — which means "Crown of the Earth" — was an unsuccessful attempt by Archdruid [[Fandral Staghelm]] and his compatriots to restore the night elves' immortality, lost with the destruction of Nordrassil.
   
==[[Grizzlemaw|Vordrassil]]==
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=== In World of Warcraft ===
Vordrassil was a failed attempt at a World Tree, located in the [[Grizzly Hills]] of southern [[Northrend]]. Destroyed by the ancient druids, it is now the site of the furbolg city of [[Grizzlemaw]].[http://www.worldofwar.net/articles/413379/wrath-of-the-lich-king-hands-on-report/page2] The [[Old God]] [[Yogg-Saron]] sleeps beneath its roots, and appears to have been responsible for the corruption of the furbolg ({{questlong|Neutral|75G|Ursoc, the Bear God}}). Yogg-Saron's corruption was also the motivation for the destruction of Vordrassil.
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==[[Shaladrassil]]==
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== [[Grizzlemaw|Vordrassil]] ==
<span style="color:rgb(224,224,224);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:22.3999996185303px;">Shaladrassil is a [[World Tree]] in </span>[[Val'Sharah|Val'sharah]]<span style="color:rgb(224,224,224);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:22.3999996185303px;"> on the </span>[[Broken Isles]]<span style="color:rgb(224,224,224);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:22.3999996185303px;">. It has been corrupted by the [[Emerald Nightmare]] </span><span style="color:rgb(224,224,224);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:22.3999996185303px;"> and also serves as a gateway into the [[Emerald Dream]]. </span>
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Vordrassil was a failed attempt at a World Tree, located in the [[Grizzly Hills]] of southern [[Northrend]]. Destroyed by the ancient druids, it is now the site of the furbolg city of [[Grizzlemaw]].<ref name="oldWorldofwar">{{ref web|work=WorldOfWar.net|url=http://www.worldofwar.net/articles/413379/wrath-of-the-lich-king-hands-on-report/page2|title=Wrath of the Lich King - Hands On Report (page 2)|author=[https://web.archive.org/web/20080513083152/http://www.worldofwar.net/forums/member.php?u=355211 Maticus]|date=9 May 2008 06:35 PM GMT|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20080513083152/http://www.worldofwar.net/articles/413379/wrath-of-the-lich-king-hands-on-report/page2|archivedate=13-May-2008}}</ref> The [[Old God]] [[Yogg-Saron]] sleeps beneath its roots, and appears to have been responsible for the corruption of the furbolg ({{questlong|Neutral|75G|Ursoc, the Bear God}}). Yogg-Saron's corruption was also the motivation for the destruction of Vordrassil.
   
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=== In Wrath of the Lich King ===
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Shaladrassil is a World Tree in [[Val'Sharah]] on the [[Broken Isles]]. It has been corrupted by the [[Emerald Nightmare]] and also serves as a gateway into the [[Emerald Dream]].
   
==Other possible World Trees==
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=== In Legion ===
Another possible World Tree is shown in a piece of concept art titled [[Idrassil]] and is found in ''[[The Art of World of Warcraft]]''. However, it is probably just an early version of Teldrassil.
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Another candidate is known as the [[Great Tree of Life]], and appeared in the official [[Azure Tower Defense]] scenario map for ''[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne]]''.
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== Other possible World Trees ==
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* A possible World Tree is shown in a piece of concept art titled [[Idrassil]] and is found in ''[[The Art of World of Warcraft]]''. However, it is probably just an early version of Teldrassil.
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* Another candidate is known as the [[Great Tree of Life]], and appeared in the official [[Azure Tower Defense]] scenario map for ''[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne]]''.
   
 
== Mythology ==
 
== Mythology ==
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[[File:Wow Pro Lore Episode 6 The World Tree and the Emerald Dream-1|thumb|left|335 px|The World Tree, Nodrassil]]
 
[[File:Wow Pro Lore Episode 6 The World Tree and the Emerald Dream-1|thumb|left|335 px|The World Tree, Nodrassil]]
 
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[[Category:Lore]]
 
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WorldTree

Nordrassil, prior to Archimonde's ascent.

Were you looking for the Great Trees, the portals to the Emerald Dream?

World Tree refers to one of the giant trees of Azeroth that has grown so large with the help of magic.

Nordrassil

Nordrassil, which means "Crown of the Heavens", was the original World Tree planted on the summit of Mount Hyjal after the War of the Ancients. It was blessed by the Dragon Aspects to grant immortality to the night elves and to allow their druids to enter the Emerald Dream. The power was unleashed after the Battle of Mount Hyjal.

In Cataclysm

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Teldrassil

Located on an island of the same name, off the coast of northern Kalimdor, the Giant Tree Teldrassil — which means "Crown of the Earth" — was an unsuccessful attempt by Archdruid Fandral Staghelm and his compatriots to restore the night elves' immortality, lost with the destruction of Nordrassil.

In World of Warcraft

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Vordrassil

Vordrassil was a failed attempt at a World Tree, located in the Grizzly Hills of southern Northrend. Destroyed by the ancient druids, it is now the site of the furbolg city of Grizzlemaw.[1] The Old God Yogg-Saron sleeps beneath its roots, and appears to have been responsible for the corruption of the furbolg (Neutral 15 [75G] Ursoc, the Bear God). Yogg-Saron's corruption was also the motivation for the destruction of Vordrassil.

In Wrath of the Lich King

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Shaladrassil

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Shaladrassil is a World Tree in Val'Sharah on the Broken Isles. It has been corrupted by the Emerald Nightmare and also serves as a gateway into the Emerald Dream.

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Other possible World Trees

Mythology

The idea of a World Tree is certainly a reference to the World Tree of Norse mythology, Yggdrasil. Their names are similar, they both have wells underneath them: the Well of Eternity beneath Nordrassil, and the Well of Urd beneath one of the roots of Yggdrasil. Also, a dragon, Nidhoggr gnawed at the roots of Yggdrasil, which could reference back to either Deathwing or Archimonde. These parallels only apply to Nordrassil, the "true" World Tree, and not Teldrassil, the "false" one. (The idea of a beast gnawing at the roots may have some sort of connection to Yogg-Saron and Vordrassil as well.)

Media

Video

Wow Pro Lore Episode 6 The World Tree and the Emerald Dream-1

Wow Pro Lore Episode 6 The World Tree and the Emerald Dream-1

The World Tree, Nodrassil

References

  1. ^ Maticus 2008-05-09. Wrath of the Lich King - Hands On Report (page 2). WorldOfWar.net. Archived from the original on 2008-05-13.

See also

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