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CHAPTER 3 - NORTHREND
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Northrend is the northernmost continent in the world of Azeroth and home to the Icecrown Citadel where the Lich King Arthas and the undead scourge reside. This frozen waste is also home to the insect-like race Nerubians and the dragons in Dragonblight. There are many areas in Northrend a surprisingly, not all of them are covered in snow. Let’s explore this mysterious continent and find out what and who we’ll encounter on our journey to the Lich King

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    Dalaran WoW Guide
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The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran was originally located in the Alterac Mountains in the Eastern Kingdom. In Wrath, the city, including the Violet Citadel, has magically floated high above the terrain of Northrend. This city is ruled by the Kirin Tor, a great society of magicians. As a place of study, many notable magicians have stayed in Dalaran, namely Archmage Antonidas, Khadgar, Jaina Proudmoore, Arugal, and Kel’Thuzad. Dalaran is a neutral area, much like Shattrath. To get to Dalaran, mages can go to Dragonblight and learn the teleport skill to Dalaran (level 71). There is also a portal skill at level 74 and a quest from the members of Kirin Tor that will portal you there. Cold Weather Flying (learned with WoW Gold), Band of the Kirin Tor, Signet of the Kirin Tor, Teleport to Violet Stand Crystal, and Teleport to Dalaran Crystal all work as well.

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    Howling Fjord (68-72) WoW Guide
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The Howling Fjord is in the southeastern area of Northrend. It forms Daggercap Bay where Arthas originally landed in the events of Warcraft III. Here, the Alliance built the Valgarde outpost and has become the hub for Alliance activities in Northrend. The Dungeons in the area are Utgarde Keep and Utgarde Pinnacle. Both are 5 man instances and are for levels 70-72 and 80 respectively. Good place to farm for gear and WoW Gold.

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    Borean Tundra (68-72) WoW Guide
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Located in the western edge of Northrend, the Borean Tundra is an area full of ice. It contains different races such as the Tuskarr, Drakkari trolls, blue dragons, undead scourge, and naga. Both the Alliance and the Horde have camps in the area and offers many quests, rewards and WoW Gold to adventurers. Points of interest would be The Nexus (71-73, 5 man), The Oculus (80, 5 man), and The Eye of Eternity (80, 10-25 man).

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Dragonblight (71-74) WoW Guide
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The Great Dragonblight is the graveyard of the majestic dragons. This is where Malygos and the Blue Dragonflight guarded the bones of dead dragons and clashed with the Lich King and the undead scourge. The Nerubian kingdom of Azjol-Nerub can be found here, as well as the Wyrmrest Temple. The Magnataur and Taunka also make there homes in this area. Dungeons in Dragonblight are Azjol-Nerub (72-74, 5 man), Ahnkahet (73-75, 5 man), Chamber of Aspects (80, 10-25 man), and Naxxramas (80, 10-25 man).

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Grizzly Hills (73-75) WoW Guide
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In the southeast part of Northrend lies the Grizzly Hills. This is where Grizzlemaw furbolgs live. The dwarven settlement of Thor Modan and the scourge fortress of DrakTharon Keep can be found here. The Grizzly Hills is always like a forest in winter and covered in snow. DrakTharon Keep is a level 74-76 dungeon.

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Crystalsong Forest (74-76) WoW Guide
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The Crystalsong Forest is a forest that is made entirely out of crystal. This area is where the Blue Dragonflight was nearly wiped out by the Black Dragonflight and their magic caused the forest to turn into crystal. Only Green Dragons and Crystal Golems are found in this region.

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ZulDrak (74-77) WoW Guide
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To the east of Northrend loom the cold barrens of ZulDrak. Drakkari Ice Trolls make up most of the population in this area. The Drakkari have gone mad after their encounter with the undead scourge and are generally dangerous. DrakTharon Keep (74-76) and Gundrak (76-78) make up the instances in this area. Good place to farm for gear and WoW Gold.

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Sholazar Basin (75-78) WoW Guide
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Sholazar Basin is a tropical jungle in Northrend, located in the middle of the Borean Tundra and Icecrown Glacier. It is a mystery that such a place exists in the frozen wastes of Northrend. Players will take part in a war against the Wolvar faction and the Oracles in this are. The Sholazar Basin is very similar to the Un’goro Crater in Kalimdor, which is also a mysterious area.

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The Storm Peaks (76-80) WoW Guide
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The Storm Peaks is located in the northeast part of Northrend. Storm Giants walk the harsh lands that carry strong and violent winds. Ulduar, the third Titan city can be found here. It was here where the titanic battle between Aegwynn (Guardian of Tirisfal) and Sargeras (lord of the Burning Legion) occurred. The mysterious Temple of Storms can also be found here. The instances in this area are the Halls of Stone (77-79, 5 man), Halls of Lightning (80, 5 man), and Ulduar Raid (80, 10-25) and are considered some of the endgame raids.

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Icecrown (77-80) WoW Guide
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The Icecrown region houses the Icecrown Glacier and is surrounded by mountains to the south. Icecrown was where Kil’jaeden imprisoned Ner'zhul, the Lich King, in a Frozen Throne. This is where the events of Warcraft III turned for the worse when Arthas freed the Lich King and raised the army of the undead scourge. Players looking for the ultimate challenge will find the Icecrown Citadel, a level 80 raid dungeon.

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