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Uldum
首府 中立 拉穆卡恒
种族 托维尔拉穆卡恒托维尔托维尔
IconSmall Pygmy.gifPygmy
风元素风元素
暴风城人类男性暴风城人类女性人类
地精男性地精女性地精
矮人男性矮人女性矮人
银月城血精灵男性银月城血精灵女性血精灵
侏儒男性侏儒女性侏儒
统治者 中立  King Phaoris
主要城镇 中立 托维尔失落之城
中立 奥西斯
中立 尼斐塞特城
次级村落 中立 玛莱特
中立 司克诺兹登陆点
阵营 中立 Ramkahen
中立 Titans
中立 Old Gods' forces
地理位置 Southernmost Kalimdor [48, 90]300px
PVP状态 争夺中的领土


As with 奥达曼 and 奥杜尔, Uldum houses one of only a few of the known titan constructions, the existence of which predates that of mortal life on Azeroth. For years historians have explored southern Kalimdor for a means of entry into this ancient titan land, searching for more evidence of Azeroth's origins. But the Cataclysm will change everything, for the facade behind which Uldum has been tucked for millennia will be ruptured, leaving powerful mysteries vulnerable to discovery by the bravest, smartest, or perhaps even most brutal explorers.

—— Cataclysm features: Halls of Origination[1]

Uldum (pronounced: [uːl'duːm]) is an ancient desert located on the southern coast of Kalimdor, surrounded by the 安戈洛环形山 in the north, 塔纳利斯 in the east and 希利苏斯 in the northwest. It is the homeland of stone-cat people known as tol'vir and is rich with titan lore.

A superweapon is rumored to exist in Uldum which the Alliance, Horde and Deathwing's minions seek. There is no super weapon, however; Uldum is the weapon, intended to wipe out all life on Azeroth in case Algalon the Observer's Reply-Code Omega went through to the titans.[2]

历史

The titan-forged stronghold of Uldum, the 起源大厅.
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The region of Uldum was once a vast jungle, dotted with pristine lakes and waterfalls.[3] During the ordering of Azeroth, Highkeeper Ra and his followers — the anubisaths, the tol'vir and the mogu — installed the Forge of Origination in Uldum. The Forge would regulate the rhythms of the earth and fortify the world-soul's form, but would also be able to completely reoriginate the planet in case of systemic corruption. After installing the Forge, Ra assigned some of the tol'vir and anubisaths to watch over the region, while he and the rest of his followers continued west to establish the prison of 安其拉 to house the defeated Old God C'Thun.[4]

Centuries later, Ra was imprisoned by Lei Shen, the Thunder King, who used the Highkeeper's powers to become the first emperor of the mogu empire. Learning from Ra of the demise of the Pantheon, Lei Shen declared that he would carry on the work of the titans and led an army of his mogu warriors and Zandalari allies into Uldum, seeking to claim the Forge of Origination — believing it to hold the secrets of eternal life. The tol'vir knew they could not defeat the Thunder King and his armies in battle, and so instead turned to another tactic. While some of the tol'vir remained outside the fortress to hold off the invading armies, the ones inside activated the Forge. They knew that using the weapon to its full potential would wipe out all life on the planet, and so instead had configured it to only scour the nearby land. Waves of energy erupted from the Forge, bathing the surrounding lands in the powers of uncreation and instantly killing Lei Shen and his entire army; however, it also devastated the surrounding lands, turning Uldum into a barren desert. The surviving tol'vir then worked to ensure that no one would ever attempt to claim Uldum again, and shrouded the mountain passes leading into the region with magic, sealing the land off from the eyes of mortals.[3] The illusion remained for many thousands of years, until the Cataclysm damaged the ancient titan device that separated Uldum from neighboring 塔纳利斯.

Geography

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The city of 拉穆卡恒 and the surrounding areas by the sunset.

Uldum is a research facility for the titans in their continuing efforts to enhance the biosphere of Azeroth. Specific information regarding their work as it relates to Uldum is unknown and can only be accessed with the Plates of Uldum.[5]

Prospector Gunstan maintained a lonely vigil near the outside gates on behalf of the Explorers' League. Since then, he has been joined by a number of his fellow explorers, with the rival blood elven Reliquary setting up camp nearby.

The landscape of Uldum is predominately desert, with a large river surrounded by an oasis flowing through the center of the region, mostly populated by the tol'vir, with the largest settlement - the Lost City located on the river delta. The western part of Uldum consists of a large expanse of the wind-swept dunes with half-buried Tol'vir settlements and pyramids, caused by the recent transgressions of Al'Akir's air elemental minions. In the east lies a massive pyramid that houses the titan complex known as the 起源大厅. The northwestern part is the location of the 群星方尖碑 and The Gate of Unending Cycles connecting the region with 塔纳利斯 desert. The southern part of the region besides the river delta is mostly cliffs, with settlements held by the Neferset. The southwestern part is being held by an expedition led by Commander Schnottz. The Cataclysm also brought the 天空之墙 towers into Uldum that serve as an entrance to the Al'Akir's domain - the elemental plane of air. Al'Akir sends his elemental minions to convince the Tol'vir to join his new liege 死亡之翼, even rewarding them with removal of the Curse of Flesh. Those who dared to oppose suffered dire consequences as exampled in the 奥西斯 settlement.

The animals that live there are scorpids, hyenas, camels and more. Notable animals include the large scorpion himself, Madexx.

Map and subregions

Map of Uldum after The Coffer of Promise.
Map of Uldum before The Coffer of Promise.

天空之墙 (only in-game)

Undisplayed locations
The Lost City of the Tol'vir.

Instances

Instance name Level range Group size Approximate run time
副本入口 Vortex Pinnacle 82-84 5-player Unknown
副本入口 Lost City of the Tol'vir 85 5-player Unknown
副本入口 Halls of Origination 85 5-player Unknown
副本入口 Throne of the Four Winds 85+ 10/25-player Unknown

Travel hubs

Flight paths

Uldum concept art.
The Halls of Origination.
Uldum concept art.

中立 Flight paths from 维尔萨尔绿洲

中立 Flight paths from 拉穆卡恒

中立 Flight paths from 司克诺兹登陆点

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
塔纳利斯 联盟部落 40 - 60 Northeast By foot or by flying
安戈洛环形山 联盟部落 40 - 60 North By flying
希利苏斯 联盟部落 40 - 60 Northwest By flying
安其拉:堕落王国 联盟部落 N/A West By flying

Portals

There are portals to Uldum from the earthshrines in 暴风城 and 奥格瑞玛. They unlock after players wind up in 拉穆卡恒 after completing the first few mandatory quests starting with Easy Money from Adarrah in 塔纳利斯.

There are no portals from Uldum back to Stormwind/Orgrimmar, however.

Notable characters

参见:Uldum NPCs

The 维尔纳尔水坝 at night.

Quests

详见:Uldum quests

Resources

Herbalism

Mining

Wild creatures

The fauna of Uldum is not widely known to the outsiders because of the long-timed isolation of the region from the outside world.[请求来源]

Mysteries in the Sands

Uldum

I'm not a prophet; I'm just a gnome who trusts her gut. After the first small tremors started shaking Azeroth, my instincts told me that something even bigger was on its way. Unfortunately, no one else in 加基森 shared my healthy paranoia of the coming apocalypse. The old codgers in the just snickered behind my back when I decided to live in the skies over 塔纳利斯 aboard my trusty frying machine, only coming down for food and fuel when absolutely necessary. When the "big one" finally hit as I'd predicted, they weren't laughing anymore.

As the dunes around Gadgetzan rose and fell in the waves, all those skeptics were crying like babies while I was safe and sound high in the sky. But I didn't expect what happened next: just over the mountains in southern Tanaris, land appeared out of thin air. Not just land, but some kind of civilization with towering obelisks and pyramids covered in strange symbols. A thought ran through my head that this might be the legendary region of Uldum. I wrote the idea off as harebrained until dozen of would-be adventurers started showing up in Gadgetzan, whispering Uldum's name and babbling on about treasure hoards hidden with the area.

With all these fresh faces around, I've been making a fortune selling aerial tours over the mountains near Uldum. More importantly, those disbelievers who treated me like a nut before the quake hit have begun show me the respect I deserve. If they keep it up, I might just offer them one of my tours...maybe even at a discount!

-Kleesa Gearspring of Gadgetzan.[6]

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽争霸角色扮演游戏,这些设定可能是非官方设定.

It is said that 塔纳利斯 once housed a Titan 城市, a place known as Uldum. The city seems to be lost as no one has been able to find it. Perhaps the sands cover it, or maybe Uldum is just another name for the 时光之穴.[7]

加基森, a goblin trading post in Tanaris, is where many Ironforge prospectors stock up on supplies before heading out in search of the lost Titan city of Uldum.[8] Fragments of notes unearthed from 巴尔莫丹 suggest that a great titan city lies deep within the rocky expanse of the southern desert. So far, dwarven expeditions have yet to track down the location of Uldum, but they are confident that it is only a matter of time.[9]

备注

  • When Cataclysm was released, there was a minor bug in this zone that caused players to pop in and out of combat randomly. It only really was an inconvenience when you wanted to mount, and was eventually fixed.
  • In the early concept map, the Twilight's Hammer cult had three camps in the zone. In the live version of the zone, the cultists have no presence there.

画廊

Videos

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  • {{#vlink:dfE4jQE_rc0|Uldum overview}}

Patch changes

  • Legion 补丁 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous zone level: 83 - 84.

引用和注释

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