|Races|| High elf|
|Languages||Thalassian, Dwarven, Common, Darnassian, Gnomish, Draenei|
|Faiths||Holy Light, Demonology, Shamanism, Druidism|
Quel'Dor is the Capital city of the high elves, nestled in Northeron. The beauty of the spires and thoroughfares of Quel'Dor are much similar to the ones in Silvermoon City. The city itself was built by the High elves that survived the terrible onslaught from the Scourge during the Second War.
For nearly four thousand years, the high elves remained relatively at peace until the Amani Forest trolls plotted their next assault against them, igniting Troll Wars. Suffering loss after loss, the high elves turned to the humans of Arathor for support. Together, they crushed the Amani; an empire that had endured for more than twenty thousand years. Later, the high elves began to establish relations with the Dwarves of Ironforge while the human nations of Gilneas and Alterac were formed. The two races had no special bond and tended to distrust one another. When allied, it was through their common ties to the humans.
Yet 230 years before the First War, when the dwarven race split into three factions, many of the High elves became close friends and allies to the Wildhammer dwarves, who opened up trade with them. While the Wildhammer Dwarves started their civilization in Northeron and built their own city, the High elf population began to increase as more began to settle in several places throughout Northern Lordaeron. One of the lands was Northeron. When a high elven colony arrived to Northeron, the Wildhammer dwarves gave them a warm welcome. Once the High elves began to settle peacefully in the land and would later build their own capital city, naming it Quel'Dor. For many years, the city grew large, and became fortified.
Survival of the High ElvesEditThis section concerns content exclusive to the World of Warcraft: The Comic.
In the aftermath of the Second War, the city of Quel'Dor was soon visited by Tharama Lightbringer and a large colony of high elves that survived the terrible genocide from the Scourge, but also refused to accept their allegiance to Kael'thas Sunstrider, son of the deceased Anasterian Sunstrider.
When Tharama and his colony arrived to the land, a group of high elves that also lived in the land, gave them a warm welcome and eventually led them to Quel'Dor. While Tharama's colony was given sanctuary inside the city, Tharama was escorted by a few priests and travelled to Thalassan, the central heart of the city. Once he arrived to the throne, he was welcomed by Regent Lord Andor Morningray, who was dying. After Andor's death, Tharama became the new Regent Lord of Quel'Dor and was willing to save other surviving high elves that scattered during the genocide and bring them to the city for protection.
Rise of the LegionEditThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
After the end of the Alliance-Horde War, resulting Garrosh Hellscream's defeat, the city of Quel'Dor continued to expand with new settlements constructed while Lord Tharama continued to bring in more high elven survivors that fled from the Scourge and refused to become blood elves.
Quel'Dor has about six large districts:
- Thalassan lies in the middle of the city.
- Quel'Dor Park is the big open area in the northwest of the city.
- Quel'Dor Harbor lies in the southern area of the city.
- Northern Military District lies in the northeast of the city.
- Quel'Dor Refuge District is located in the southeast area of the city.
- Northern Merchant District is located in the southwest area of the city.