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Tirisfal Glades

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HordeTirisfal Glades
Level 1-10
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Capital Undercity
Races UndeadUndead Undead

HumanHuman Human
OrcOrc Orc
MurlocMurloc Murloc
Gnoll Gnoll

Leper gnomeLeper gnome Leper gnome
Government Autocracy
Rulers IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Queen Sylvanas Windrunner
Major settlements Brill
Deathknell
Minor settlements Neutral Scarlet Monastery
Neutral Agamand Mills
Affiliation Forsaken (Horde)
Location Northwestern Lordaeron

On the northern coast of Lordaeron lies the eerie Tirisfal Glades. The lands of the Forsaken, 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.

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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.

Battle for the UndercityWotLK

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.

CataclysmCataclysm

Following the defeat of the Lich King, Sylvanas and the Forsaken have made a number of improvements to Tirisfal Glades.

  • Brill has been upgraded from the original, dilapidated "human" housing to modern Forsaken structures.
  • Deathknell is mostly the same, but now Val'kyr sworn to Sylvanas are actively raising new undead to bolster their population.
  • The Bulwark still has Argent Dawn members (only Horde races), but is now accompanied by Undercity forces as well.

Lilian Voss, a former Scarlet Crusade member brought back from death by one of the Val'kyr in Deathknell, appears multiple times during questing.

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

Maps and subregions

Map of Tirisfal Glades


Agamand Mills (Agamand Family Crypt) · Balnir Farmstead · Brightwater Lake (Gunther's Retreat) · Brill · The Bulwark · Calston Estate · Cold Hearth Manor · Crusader Outpost · Deathknell (The Deathknell Graves · Night Web's Hollow · Rotbrain Encampment · Shadow Grave) · Death's Watch Waystation · Faol's Rest · Garren's Haunt · Nightmare Vale · The North Coast · Ruins of Lordaeron · Scarlet Monastery (The Grand Vestibule · Terrace of Repose · Whispering Gardens) · Scarlet Palisade (Crusader's Outpost) · Scarlet Watchtower · Scarlet Watch Post · Solliden Farmstead · Stillwater Pond · Undercity · Venomweb Vale (Scarlet Encampment) · Whispering Forest · Whispering Shore


WC3

Vandermar Village (Speculation)


Past Areas

Brill Town Hall · Gallows' End Tavern

Dungeons

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

Travel hubs

Horde Zeppelin towers south of Brill
Horde Flight paths from Undercity
Horde Flight paths from Brill
Horde Flight paths from The Bulwark

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, as well as an interesting circle of white mushrooms. The southern half of the area is called the Whispering Forest.

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Silverpine Forest Horde 10-20 South By foot
Western Plaguelands Horde Alliance 35-40 East By foot
Eversong Woods TBC Horde 1-10 Far to the northeast Orb of Translocation located in Ruins of Lordaeron (Horde only)

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 powerleveling guide

Events

Lunar Festival

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

Resources

Mass Graves

Wild creatures

Venomweb Vale

Rare spawns

Ressan the Needler

Achievements

Warcraft III

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The area around the city of Lordaeron was home to kobolds, and numerous Scourge undead roamed the city before the Forsaken conquered it, including a unique kind of zombie; Lordaeron City Mutants. A small group of red dragons burned down blighted farms outside the city gates.[1]

A non-campaign map exists called Tirisfal Glades.

Notes

  • The border between Tirisfal and the Western Plaguelands once had one of the highest level gaps in the game, with mobs and quests going from level 10 in Tirisfal to to level 50 in the Plaguelands (see Welcome Bear). This effect has diminished somewhat with Cataclysm, and other areas have similar gaps these days (e.g. Mulgore and the Southern Barrens), making it less remarkable.

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12):
    • 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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