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Northern Barrens
种族 地精男性地精女性地精
政权 Tribal chiefdom
统治者 部落 IconSmall Vol'jin.gif Vol'jin

部落 The Crossroads

中立 Ratchet

部落 Mor'shan Rampart

部落 Nozzlepot's Outpost
地理位置 Central Kalimdor

Northern Barrens is the northern half of what was once the 贫瘠之地. Before being divided it extended into Southern Barrens without break; the two areas are now separated by the Great Divide. It serves as a proving ground for young Horde warriors, ready to seek glory in the name of their people.

During the events of Battlefield: Barrens, this zone is contested for characters level 85 and up. Mobs associated with Battlefield: Barrens are neutral rather than hostile for characters below 85.


The Northern Barrens was once part of a thriving forest under the protection of the night elves and their allies. Several kaldorei settlements dotted the land, and there was no ocean for miles. Then came the Burning Legion and the Great Sundering, which shook ancient Kalimdor to the bedrock. The forested landscape transformed into a scorched plain now battered each day by the sun's rays. It became known as the Barrens.

The Barrens was a sprawling and arid savanna stretching between the Stonetalon Mountains to the west, Durotar to the east, Ashenvale to the north and Thousand Needles to the south. Mountains to the west held in heated air, creating the swirling winds that raged across the plains. These windstorms stirred up dust devils and tore apart anything larger than the small, tenacious scrub trees. Water was more valuable than gold in the Barrens, and the locations of hidden watering holes were the residents' most closely held secrets. Dry riverbeds and a never-ending spider web of canyons made any journey across the Barrens a dangerous and winding trek. The few brave adventurers willing to scrape out a life on the arid plains inevitably ran afoul of centaur warbands or quilboar raiding parties. Despite its often uninviting terrain and hostile inhabitants, the Barrens received a good deal of interest from Alliance and Horde alike, as well as races native to Kalimdor. Trade routes crisscrossed the landscape leading to and from more inviting regions.

When Thrall became the Warchief, it saw civilization anew. The Horde built settlements among the dry grasses and arid hills, placing the Barrens solidly into the heart of Horde territory. The largest of the Horde's outposts was the Crossroads, located at the intersection of two major roads. The Barrens also became dotted with numerous farms populated by orcs and their families, as well as guard towers manned by orcish and tauren guards.

During the Shattering Deathwing tore through the Barrens, carving a steep, magma-filled gorge across its center, from Stonetalon Mountains to the Merchant Coast. The areas north and south of the divide became near inaccessible to each other. Following this, what was once the Barrens became more commonly referred to as Northern Barrens and Southern Barrens. The Horde kept its hold on Northern Barrens, desperate to keep trade routes to Orgrimmar open.

Events during the Pandaren Campaign have caused the Kor'kron to construct fortifications in the region, as a response towards the anti-Garrosh uprising led by Vol'jin.


The Northern Barrens is the northern half of what used to be the Barrens. It is bordered on the north by Ashenvale forest, east by the Great Sea and Durotar (across the Southfury River), west by Stonetalon Mountains, and south by the Great Divide, a steep, magma-filled canyon.

The territory is a large grassland, or veld-type area, dotted with trees and hills and containing three oases. To the east the plateau ends in a short cliff, separating off a small amount of land just above the neighboring Southfury River and coastline of the Great Sea. Savanna covers much of the northwest, with trees most dense near the border to Ashenvale.

Maps and subregions

Northern Barrens Map

石矿洞 · 十字路口 · 鬼雾营地 · 鬼雾兽穴 · 鬼雾峰 · 无水岭
前沿哨所 · 遗忘之池 · 勇士岛 · 黄金之路 · 大裂口 · 无尽之海 · 格罗多姆农场
甜水绿洲 · 商旅海岸 · 莫尔杉农场 · 莫尔杉营地 · 诺兹波特的哨站
棘齿城 · 战士之魂神殿 · 淤泥沼泽 · 怒水河 · 荆棘岭 · 提度斯阶梯

Travel hubs

部落 Crossroads
部落 Mor'shan Rampart
部落 Nozzlepot's Outpost
中立 Ratchet

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Durotar 部落 1-12 East On foot across the Southfury River, or by flight path from Crossroads or Ratchet to Orgrimmar
Ashenvale 中立 20-25 North On foot or by flight path from Crossroads to Splintertree Post or Zoram'gar Outpost
Southern Barrens 中立 30-35 South On foot or by flight path from Crossroads to Desolation Hold or Ratchet to Desolation Hold, Fort Triumph, or Northwatch Hold
Cape of Stranglethorn 中立 30-35 By boat from Ratchet

Notable characters

详见:Northern Barrens NPCs


详见:Northern Barrens quests



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Patches and hotfixes

External links

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