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Neutral 32 Wetlands
Level 20-25
The Green Belt
CapitalMenethil Harbor (12,000)
Population25,000
RacesIconSmall Human MaleIconSmall Human Female Human (7,500)

IconSmall Dwarf MaleIconSmall Dwarf Female Ironforge dwarf (7,500)
IconSmall NightElf MaleIconSmall NightElf Female Night elfCataclysm-Logo-Small
IconSmall Orc MaleIconSmall Orc Female Orc, Dragonmaw (7,500)
IconSmall DarkIron MaleIconSmall DarkIron Female Dark Iron dwarf (2,500)
IconSmall DragonRedIconSmall DrakeRedIconSmall DrakonidRedIconSmall SpawnRedIconSmall WhelpRed Red dragonflight
IconSmall Gnoll Gnoll

IconSmall Murloc Murloc
LanguageCommon, Dwarven, Orc
FaithHoly Light
ResourceRuins, safe harbor
AffiliationAlliance
LocationNorthern Khaz Modan
Sources: Lands of Conflict 79-80

The Wetlands is a large, wet zone below Stonewrought Dam and north of Loch Modan, covered with small rivers, lakes, and ponds. Bordered on three sides by mountains, the Wetlands are open to the ocean to the west. Adventurers seeking a route to the Wetlands must either come through sieged Dun Algaz from Loch Modan or cross the damaged Thandol Span from Arathi Highlands. The northern slopes of the Wetlands are generally classed within the Khaz Mountains.

The Wetlands is a vast, cold swamp. Mists cloak the ground, and the overcast sky makes the land a uniform gray. Many Ironforge strongholds once stood in this region, but war has reduced them to rubble. Wild creatures, murlocs, and renegade orcs now control the land. Menethil Harbor, a city on the west coast, is the Alliance’s only presence in this dreary region.[1]

History Edit

The Wetlands have been the site of many a battle through the times. Nestled among the Khaz Mountains and open to the ocean as it is, it is a prime location for invading forces. It was historically part of the original dwarven kingdom while the three tribes were united, but after the War of the Three Hammers, it fell under control of the Wildhammer Clan. The Dark Irons invaded Grim Batol and almost succeeded in taking full control of it, but were driven back at the last minute. During the Second War, the bastion finally fell prey to the invading orcs, most notably by those of the Dragonmaw Clan.

Although the orcs took possession of Grim Batol for a time, they were subject to the wrath of the red dragonflight who, when freed of their enslavement from the orcs, destroyed their bases and burned their catapults, killing orcs en masse. The orcs who survived the onslaught fled south to the mountains, where they live to this day. Horde and Scourge forces devastated the Wetlands in the Second and Third Wars, forcing the Ironforge dwarves to retreat to Loch Modan and Dun Morogh.[2]

Grim Batol is now under the control of the red dragonflight, who fiercely defend their lair from outsiders. Alliance forces have since established Menethil Harbor, but the area is still wild and untamed.[2] The dwarves and allied humans built the port city on an island in Baradin Bay, which they named after King Terenas Menethil IIMenethil Harbor. The Wetlands is a buffer zone between inhabited Khaz Modan and Scourge-infested Lordaeron.[2]

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Menethil Harbor withstood the brunt of the effects of the Cataclysm, the large city flooded by the high waters. The citizens have done what they can while maintaining a tenuous hold on the port, sandbagging areas and repairing others. It is hard to walk through the town without sloshing through deep pools. The docks are even damaged, though still functional. The Dark Iron dwarves have attempted to take advantage of the distraction, somehow infiltrating and holding Menethil Keep, though this is ultimately short-lived.

The other major disaster to strike the Wetlands is the destruction of the Stonewrought Dam in Loch Modan. The waters of the loch plummeted into the marshes far below, not only flooding much of the surrounding area but also displacing several species unfamiliar to the zone, including threshadons. Perhaps the only good to come of this is that the gnolls have largely abandoned that southeastern portion.

A host of new elementals have risen to swarm the now-unoccupied areas, including Direforge Hill and parts of Mosshide Fen. Whelgar's Excavation Site has been abandoned by the dwarves, fleeing from skeletal raptors that now skulk through the dig site, though Whelgar himself has set up camp nearby. Battles wage on a few fronts: the dwarves still fight at Dun Modr, but now it has been revealed their fight has been with the Twilight's Hammer clan all along; and the gnolls and dark iron dwarves squabble over Saltspray Glen. A number of new dragonkin now inhabit the Green Belt as well.

There have been some Alliance gains, however. The largest of them is the addition of a new night elf-inspired town built up around Rethiel the Greenwarden. A small dwarven camp has been established near Mosshide Fen and now even Fradd Swiftgear can boast an inn of his own.

Geography Edit

The Wetlands is a large marsh, full of swampy pools and very little flora besides tall grasses and a scattering of trees. High mountains border the zone on every side but the west, which is open to the sea. Passes lead to Arathi Highlands in the north and Loch Modan to the southeast. Since the Cataclysm much of the southeast portion is flooded due to the destruction of the Stonewrought Dam, and Menethil Harbor is also flooded along the coast.

Travel Edit

Getting there Edit

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Official alliance mini-icon Alliance: From Ironforge, run east towards Loch Modan and take the road in the Loch north through Dun Algaz and into the Wetlands. Or, take the boat from Theramore (for night elves and draenei).
Official horde mini-icon Horde: From Hammerfall in the Arathi Highlands, run south/southwest to the bottom of the zone. Cross the ruined bridge.

Flight Master locations Edit

Official alliance mini-icon Dun Modr Icon Cataclysm 18x18
Official alliance mini-icon Greenwarden's Grove Icon Cataclysm 18x18
Official alliance mini-icon Menethil Harbor
Official alliance mini-icon Slabchisel's Survey Icon Cataclysm 18x18
Official alliance mini-icon Whelgar's Retreat Icon Cataclysm 18x18

Boat locations Edit

Official alliance mini-icon Menethil Harbor (to Theramore Isle, Dustwallow Marsh)
Official alliance mini-icon Menethil Harbor (to Valgarde, Howling Fjord) Wrath-Logo-Small required

Adjacent regions Edit

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Official alliance mini-icon Access Official horde mini-icon Access
Arathi Highlands Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 25-30 North By foot across Thandol Span; MiniIcon FlightMaster from Menethil Harbor to Refuge Pointe By foot across Thandol Span
Dun Morogh Official alliance mini-icon 1-10 Southwest MiniIcon FlightMaster from Menethil Harbor to Ironforge By foot south to Loch Modan, then roughly east through South Gate Pass
Dustwallow Marsh Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 35-40 West across the ocean Boat from Menethil Harbor to Theramore Isle Boat from Menethil Harbor to Theramore Isle (Alliance transport, not recommended)
Howling FjordWrath-Logo-Small Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 68-72 Northwest across the ocean Boat from Menethil Harbor to Valgarde Boat from Menethil Harbor to Valgarde (Alliance transport, not recommended)
Loch Modan Official alliance mini-icon 10-20 Southeast By foot via Dun Algaz; MiniIcon FlightMaster from Menethil Harbor or Slabchisel's Survey to Thelsamar By foot via Dun Algaz
Twilight HighlandsIcon Cataclysm 18x18 Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 84-85 East By foot east through Dragonmaw Gates By foot east through Dragonmaw Gates

Inhabitants Edit

Beasts
Classification Type
Beast Crabs
Crocolisks
Raptors
Sharks
Spiders
Threshadons
Dragonkin Dragonspawn
Drakes
Whelps
Elemental Bog Beasts
Earth Elementals
Fire Elementals
Lashers
Water Elementals
Humanoid Dwarves
Gnolls
Murlocs
Orcs
Uncategorized Oozes
Slimes
Undead Ghosts
Living Fossils
Skeletons

ResourcesEdit

Trade mining
Trade herbalism
Inv misc pelt wolf 01
Trade fishing
Source Item Skill Level
Herbalism Inv jewelry talisman 03 [Mageroyal] 50
Inv misc root 01 [Briarthorn] 70
Inv misc herb 01 [Bruiseweed] 85
Inv misc herb 11 [Stranglekelp] 85
Inv misc dust 02 [Grave Moss] 105
Inv misc flower 01 [Wild Steelbloom] 115
Inv misc herb 03 [Kingsblood] 125
Inv misc root 02 [Liferoot] 150
Mining Inv ore copper 01 [Copper Ore] from Copper Veins 1
Inv ore tin 01 [Tin Ore] from Tin Veins 65
Inv stone 16 [Silver Ore] from Silver Veins 75
Inv ore iron 01 [Iron Ore] from Iron Deposits 125
Source Item
Cloth (Drop) Inv fabric linen 01 [Linen Cloth]
Inv fabric wool 01 [Wool Cloth]
Inv fabric silk 01 [Silk Cloth]
Skinning Inv misc leatherscrap 03 [Light Leather]
Inv misc leatherscrap 05 [Medium Leather]
Inv misc leatherscrap 07 [Heavy Leather]
Inv misc monsterscales 03 [Black Whelp Scale]
Fishing (Pools) Inv misc monsterhead 01 [Firefin Snapper]
Inv misc monsterhead 04 [Oily Blackmouth]
Inv misc fish 20 [Raw Sagefish]
APB Skill FishingSchooner Wreckage

Notable charactersEdit

Main article: Wetlands NPCs

The Wetlands are home to several characters of note. In Menethil Harbor, Captain Stoutfist sends promising young adventurers to end the threat of the Dragonmaw Clan. At Dun Modr, Rhag Garmason seeks to recover the besieged town from the dark iron dwarves. And in the Green Belt, the wise Rethiel the Greenwarden wishes to put an end to the gnoll incursion and the corruption of his lesser bog beast brethren.

QuestsEdit

Quest point
Main article: Wetlands quests

Areas of interestEdit

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MapsEdit

Elite areasEdit

Prior to the Cataclysm, both Dun Modr and Dragonmaw Gates were elite areas. Now, however, the former is filled with regular mobs and the latter is now part of the Twilight Highlands.

SubzonesEdit

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Other

Thandol Valley (WC2)

In Warcraft III Edit

Trade archaeology highborne scroll
WC3RoC logo 16x32 This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III.

A Warcraft III map exists called Wetlands. A once thriving metropolis has all but been covered by the jungle.

Media Edit

Images Edit

Pre-Cataclysm
  • Grim Batol
  • Menethil Harbor
  • Dun Modr
  • Whelgar's Excavation Site
  • A sunset over the Wetlands.
  • Wetlands during the rainy season.
Post-Cataclysm

Videos Edit

Wetlands HD - World of Warcraft Cataclysm03:23

Wetlands HD - World of Warcraft Cataclysm

Cataclysm - Wetlands Overview02:47

Cataclysm - Wetlands Overview

References Edit

See also Edit

External links Edit


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