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Darkshore
都城 联盟 Lor'danel
种族

达纳苏斯暗夜精灵男性达纳苏斯暗夜精灵女性暗夜精灵
吉尔尼斯狼人男性吉尔尼斯狼人女性狼人
熊怪熊怪
巨魔男性巨魔女性巨魔
铁炉堡矮人男性铁炉堡矮人女性铁炉堡矮人
雄性纳迦雌性纳迦纳迦
雄性鱼人雌性鱼人鱼人
暴风城人类男性暴风城人类女性人类
枭兽枭兽

IconSmall AncientProtector.gifIconSmall AncientofLore.gif Ancients
主要城镇 联盟 Auberdine Refugee Camp
部落 Shatterspear Vale
语言 Darnassian, Dwarven, Ursine
信仰 Ancients, Elune, Light
资源 Gold, hunting, seafood, timber
阵营 Alliance
地理位置 Northern Kalimdor
来源: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm


Darkshore is a long strip of coast on the northwestern part of Kalimdor. It is known for its characteristically shadowed woods and rocky beaches, littered with ancient ruins and mountainside caves. The night elves of Teldrassil claim the shore as part of their new kingdom, and sentinels patrol the road from the port of Lor'danel towards Ashenvale to the south. It is the only Alliance zone on the mainland of Kalimdor.

Rains, winds, rocky beaches, and sheer cliffs that have split the ground make the place inhospitable. Besides natural dangers typical of the area, aggressive wildlife roams the grassy hills and stalks among the dark trees.[1] Old night elf ruins stand crumbling on the cliffs, infested with naga, satyrs, grell and haunting ghosts. Cultists of the Dark Strand and Twilight's Hammer ambush unwary travelers from their hideouts beyond the road. Even the seas are unsafe, as bloodthirsty frenzies, gigantic threshadons, and hostile murlocs lurk beneath the waves. The night elf village of Lor'danel serves as a friendly trading post.

Description

Darkshore covers northwestern Kalimdor, and the tainted land of Felwood rises to Hyjal to the southeast. The rocky cliffs, sandy soil, and ever-present sea mist ensure that little worth noting grows in Darkshore. Kelp, seaweed, and rocks litter the beaches, and a few sparse trees dot the landscape away from the beach. Once a thriving night elf settlement, it is little more than a desolate beach dotted with ruined buildings.

The weather is cold and stormy much of the time, with a wicked wind stirring up the waves. Rain and fog are prevalent for a good part of the year, allowing only the most talented sailors to navigate the dangerous waters. Shipwrecks of the less talented litter the shallower waters and beach. Many ruins remain through the coast, and harsh winds and salt water continue to corrode the once sturdy buildings. These worn pillars and crumbling structures are not totally abandoned, but usually infested by different and dangerous creatures.

The night elves have a limited presence in Darkshore. They subsist mainly on what they can catch in the ocean and what they can get through trade. When not fighting one another, naga and murlocs that lurk elsewhere in the ruins of Darkshore attack any travelers who look like easy pickings. Furbolgs inhabit a series of caves beneath the port. Uncultured but friendly to night elves in the past, their time in the ruins has turned many of them feral.[2] Several wildkin and moonkin have also lived for centuries in the area.

The Darkshore region is named after the odd mist that tend to blanket anything. It is mostly shunned by the night elven race. Many attempts have been made to settle the land, but all had fallen to failure, in fact Auberdine was the only stronghold in the region.[3]

History

Ruins of Auberdine

Darkshore was once one of the most prosperous regions of the Kaldorei empire, and great cities such as Ameth'Aran and Bashal'Aran were the pinnacle of civilization at that time. Much of the coastline was destroyed in the Sundering, and it was many years before the night elves began to rebuild in the area.[4]

After the Sundering, some night elves settled in the continent's northern reaches, on and near Mount Hyjal, including the port at the mountain's northern foot. However, the few night elves in Darkshore left the area in the course of the Third War, moving to the safety of Mount Hyjal and the Moonglade. A small number of night elves returned after the war to the cold and desolate beach to revive the port. They dwelt in the village of Auberdine, which was used as a ferry outpost.

The Shattering

Darkshore took a heavy toll from the Shattering — its landscape was wrecked, perhaps more thoroughly than any other part of Azeroth. Auberdine was completely destroyed, the ground was cracked and flooded with streams and whirlpools, and there are fires, storms and other hazards of nature ravaging the zone. The night elves are in survival mode, helping refugees and, wherever they can, fending off the advances of the Twilight's Hammer cult, the naga, and the Shatterspear trolls. Meanwhile, Malfurion Stormrage, recently returned from the Emerald Dream, has traveled to the epicenter of the destruction and called upon the ancient powers of Cenarius to contain it.

The Grove of the Ancients was shielded from most of the devastation caused by the Cataclysm, due in large part to the power of the ancient guardians residing therein. Protecting the grove required an enormous amount of energy, though, and as a result, most of the guardians have gone into a sort of slumber. Adventurers will have to figure out a way to wake them and bring them into the fight to ensure the survival of Darkshore.[5]

The night elves built the town of Lor'danel further north from Aubderdine, in order to mantain some foothold on Darkshore. The village is made up of new buildings, as the night elves cleared away the ruins they could not restore. Most of the night elves currently living in Darkshore have focused their attention on reclaiming Auberdine and helping out any survivors that can be found.

After the Shattering, the Shatterspear trolls started establishing footholds on northern Darkshore, and the night elves have responded by scouting and preparing to defend the area from the seemingly hostile trolls.

Just south of Lor'danel is a whirlpool that leads to a secret cavern. Adventurers wanting to go there must make a great dive.

Geography

Darkshore consists of a long strip of coastline in northwestern Kalimdor. It is sheltered to the east by mountains, which protect the wildlife in Darkshore from most the taint of the Felwood. Unfortunately the taint has spread into Darkshore via the various rivers flowing through the zone from their sources in Felwood; bringing the taint with them which is turning the land grey and dead, and poisoning the wildlife and furbolgs with an insatiable rage. Between the mountains and the beach lies a forest consisting mainly of evergreens. To the south, the forest thickens and the mountains recede, leading into the deep wilderness of Ashenvale. The most prominent feature of the land after the Shattering is a massive, swirling vortex of energies, roughly in Darkshore's center.

Darkshore contains no dungeons of any type, and no battlegrounds. It contains two Alliance travel hubs: the night elf village Lor'danel at the north and the Grove of the Ancients at the south.

Maps and subregions

Map of Darkshore
亚米萨兰 · 奥伯丁难民营 · 巴萨兰 · 巴萨兰废墟 · 黑木洞穴 · 炽热海岸  · 峭壁之泉 · 峭泉洞 · 壁泉河 · 漩涡之眼 · 古树之林 · 洛达内尔 · 长桥码头 · 主宰之剑 · 虚空深渊 · 薄雾海 · 纳兹维尔 · 雷姆塔维尔挖掘场 · 奥伯丁废墟 · 洛雷斯塔废墟 · 玛赛斯特拉废墟 · 碎矛小径 · 碎矛谷 · 碎矛战争营地 · 奥萨拉克斯之塔 · 暮光海滩 · 暮光谷 · 迷雾之海 · 急弯河

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Travel hubs

In addition to the below flight paths, there are Nightsaber Riders southeast of Lor'danel who can transport players to Bashal'Aran or the Ruins of Mathystra, and from the Ruins of Mathystra all the way to Shatterspear Village.

联盟 Flight paths from Lor'danel

联盟 Flight paths from the Grove of the Ancients

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Teldrassil 联盟 1-13 Northwest By flightpath from Lor'danel. Swimming is possible, but not recommended.
Ashenvale 联盟部落 20-25 South By foot or by flightpath from Lor'danel to Astranaar.
Moonglade 联盟部落 50-60 North, then east By flightpath from Lor'danel to Shrine of Remulos.

Getting there

Lor'danel
联盟Alliance
Take the flight path from Rut'theran Village.
部落Horde
From Zoram'gar Outpost in Ashenvale, head north-east to the main road. Follow the road north into Darkshore.

Notable characters

详见:Darkshore NPCs

In Darkshore, Malfurion Stormrage has called a massive swirling vortex of air to hold the land together as he and the night elves attempt to stop the rampaging elementals. Queen Azshara is responsible for the troubles of the zone, in order to keep Malfurion's attention away from the work being done in Hyjal.

Quests

详见:Darkshore storyline


Quests in Darkshore range from level 10-20. Players arrive in Lor'danel from Rut'theran Village and push southwards into the zone, until the Ashenvale border. Quest chains of note include fighting the wildlife corruption, rescuing the survivors of Auberdine, fighting against the invading Shatterspear trolls, striking back against the Twilight's Hammer, containing the natural disasters that have wrecked the zone, and fighting the newly unearthed servant of the Old Gods.

Resources

Grove of the Ancients

Dig sites

Darkshore has only one dig site:

  1. Nazj'vel; contains Night Elf Archaeology Fragments.

Wild creatures

References

External links


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