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Despite the ''World of Warcraft'' manual stating that Azeroth has "two meanings" in the game, that of the world of Azeroth and the southernmost continent of the Eastern Kingdoms,{{cite|WoWMan}} it appears that there is a third meaning in the game. From the context of certain quotes made in quests, it is implied that the entire [[Eastern Kingdoms]] is sometimes referred to as the continent of Azeroth.<ref name=wowquest>{{ref game |title=World of Warcraft |expansion= |campaign= |mission= |zone=[[Hillsbrad Foothills]] |npc=Magistrate Henry Maleb |quote=...the Argus Wake might run deep through the continent of Azeroth... |quest=[[Quest:Dark Council]]}}</ref><ref>[http://comics.ign.com/articles/835/835086p2.html Warcraft Interview & Prologue Preview] Walt Simonson: ''...allowed the comic to include a lot of geography from Durotar to Thunder Bluff to Darnassus, and from Kalimdor across to Azeroth...''</ref><ref>[http://comics.ign.com/articles/835/835086p2.html World of Warcraft Community Site] Quote: ''Currently, players can explore the lands of Azeroth, Kalimdor, and Outland...''</ref> The entire continent was named this by the [[Arathi]].<ref>"...the Arathi assured them the land would always belong to all peoples and named the land as a whole in homage to their ancient ancestors: Azeroth.", [[Lands of Conflict]], 18</ref><ref>"...some of the survivors had made their way to northern Azeroth and established a new kingdom, called Quel’Thalas...", [[Lands of Conflict]], 18</ref>
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Early previews and interviews discussing World of Warcraft referred to the entire Eastern Kingdoms as Azeroth.{{fact}}
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However, World of Warcraft manual states that Azeroth has "two meanings" in the game that of world of Azeroth and southernmost continent in the Easterin Kingdoms.{{cite|WoWMan}}
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However it appears that there is a third meaning in the game. From the context of certain quotes made in quests it is implied that the entire [[Eastern Kingdoms]] is sometimes referred to as the continent of Azeroth. It is unclear if this is left overs from and earlier build of the game.<ref name=wowquest>{{ref game |title=World of Warcraft |expansion= |campaign= |mission= |zone=[[Hillsbrad Foothills]] |npc=Magistrate Henry Maleb |quote=...the Argus Wake might run deep through the continent of Azeroth... |quest=[[Quest:Dark Council]]}}</ref>
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Lands of conflict even made a few references that imply that the entire Eastern Kingdoms could be referred to as Azeroth;
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...the Arathi assured them the land would always belong to all peoples and named the land as a whole in homage to their ancient ancestors: Azeroth."<ref>[[Lands of Conflict]], 1<ref> ...some of the survivors had made their way to northern Azeroth and established a new kingdom, called Quel’Thalas...", <ref>[[Lands of Conflict]], 18</ref>
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Walt Simonson called the entire landmass Azeroth in his interviews. However, this does not represent a published source of lore.
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[http://comics.ign.com/articles/835/835086p2.html Warcraft Interview & Prologue Preview]] Quote: ''Currently, players can explore the lands of Azeroth, Kalimdor, and Outland...''</ref>
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Walt Simonson: ''...allowed the comic to include a lot of geography from Durotar to Thunder Bluff to Darnassus, and from Kalimdor across to Azeroth...''</ref><ref>[http://comics.ign.com/articles/835/835086p2.html World of Warcraft Community Site
   
 
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Azeroth is the name of the southernmost of the two southern continents in the Eastern Kingdoms.[1][2][3][4][5] It lies to the south of the continent of Khaz Modan.

Throughout the World of Warcraft manual, and in the game itself, the name Azeroth is used in two different contexts.[6] Azeroth is both the name of the world in the Warcraft universe and one of the three continents that comprises the Eastern Kingdoms, the landmass opposite of Kalimdor on the world map. The other two continents of the Eastern Kingdoms are Loch Modan in the center and Lordaeron in the north. Sometimes you will see references to Azeroth the world, while other times you will see references to Azeroth the continent.[7]

Zones

Azeroth's regions (WoW)

Other regions (lore)

As compiled in The Last Guardian, Lands of Conflict, World of Warcraft The Roleplaying Game, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.

Other uses

  • Azeroth is also the name of the world in which the World of Warcraft takes place (save Outland).

Speculation

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This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Early previews and interviews discussing World of Warcraft referred to the entire Eastern Kingdoms as Azeroth.[citation needed]

However, World of Warcraft manual states that Azeroth has "two meanings" in the game that of world of Azeroth and southernmost continent in the Easterin Kingdoms.WoWMan #?

However it appears that there is a third meaning in the game. From the context of certain quotes made in quests it is implied that the entire Eastern Kingdoms is sometimes referred to as the continent of Azeroth. It is unclear if this is left overs from and earlier build of the game.[8]

Lands of conflict even made a few references that imply that the entire Eastern Kingdoms could be referred to as Azeroth; ...the Arathi assured them the land would always belong to all peoples and named the land as a whole in homage to their ancient ancestors: Azeroth."

Walt Simonson called the entire landmass Azeroth in his interviews. However, this does not represent a published source of lore. Warcraft Interview & Prologue Preview] Quote: Currently, players can explore the lands of Azeroth, Kalimdor, and Outland...</ref> Walt Simonson: ...allowed the comic to include a lot of geography from Durotar to Thunder Bluff to Darnassus, and from Kalimdor across to Azeroth...</ref>


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