|Location||Western Darrowmere Forest|
|Facilities||Inn Mailbox Bank Auction House|
|Travel||Flight Master Mass-transit|
Hearthglen is a town and former principality in the northern area of the former kingdom of Lordaeron, located north of Andorhal, in an area now known as the Western Plaguelands. The town and formerly the region, was controlled from Mardenholde Keep. It fell under the control of the Scarlet Crusade until Tirion Fordring returned and resumed control. It now serves as a training ground for the Argent Crusade.
Before the Third War, Hearthglen was ruled by the paladin Tirion Fordring, Lord of Mardenholde. He was, however, exiled for treason, for giving aid to an orc found in his lands, Eitrigg. The paladin Barthilas was temporarily given command of the province, but he was killed during an orc assault on Stratholme, and was not able to make his command effective. Some years later, Tirion's son Taelan Fordring was given control of the keep.
Wrath of the Lich KingEditThis section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
Hearthglen was a target of the Scourge in the beginnings of the Third War. The Plague of Undeath arrived there in a grain shipment from Andorhal. The city was about to be attacked by an army of undead, and the defenders had just baked and eaten the grain before the attack started. Meanwhile, Prince Arthas had tracked the shipment of grain to Hearthglen. He, along with soldiers of Lordaeron's army, were able to slay those infected by the shipment before they could spread the disease to the entire town. Shortly thereafter the large undead army laid siege to the town. Reinforced by Prince Arthas and his armies, the town held off the undead long enough for the arrival of Uther and his knights. Ironically, it was the efforts of the future Lich King that saved Hearthglen and ultimately allowed it to survive uncontrolled by the Undead Scourge.
Hearthglen was later used as a rallying point by the remains of the Order of the Silver Hand, due to Taelan Fordring's offer for refuge. The town was later appropriated by the Scarlet Crusade, who turned it into a major base of operations until Tirion Fordring's return and resumption of command.
CataclysmEditThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
After the drastic cataclysm, the area is now controlled by the Argent Crusade and serves as a training ground for its forces. Hearthglen is now held by the Argent Crusade and appears to be a training ground for new recruits. Tirion Fordring, fresh from the victory over the Lich King in Northrend, returns to Lordaeron to retake his old city from the remnants of the Scarlet Crusade.
In World of Warcraft: The Dark Below, much of Hearthglen has changed with new structures that the Argent Crusade built. The place now has an inn, mailbox, and trainers that are available for players.