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'''Dalaran''' was a [[magocracy|magocratic]] city-state which existed within the [[Alterac Mountains]] in the [[Eastern Kingdoms]]. Its leaders ruled the single city.{{Cite|ToD|73}} Recently, the city, including the [[Violet Citadel]], has somehow been moved and is floating above [[Crystalsong Forest]] in [[Northrend]], close to the border with [[Icecrown]]. Ruled by the [[Kirin Tor]], Dalaran is one of the original [[seven kingdoms]] originating from the days of the Nation of [[Arathor]]. From the time of its foundation until the time of [[Arthas| Arthas']] siege against the city and subsequent destruction, the [[Violet Citadel]] had served as the focal point for [[mage (lore)|magi]] and the study of the [[arcane]] throughout [[human]] history. The kingdom's national color is violet and its flag is a yellow, possibly golden, eye set against a light purple background.
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'''Dalaran''' is a [[magocracy|magocratic]] city-state which was once located within the [[Alterac Mountains]] in the [[Eastern Kingdoms]]. Its leaders rule the single city.{{Cite|ToD|73}} Recently, the city, including the [[Violet Citadel]], was somehow moved to its current location floating above the [[Crystalsong Forest]] in [[Northrend]] close to the border with [[Icecrown]]. Ruled by the [[Kirin Tor]], Dalaran is one of the original [[seven kingdoms]] originating from the days of the Nation of [[Arathor]]. From the time of its foundation until the time of [[Arthas| Arthas]]' siege against the city and subsequent destruction, the [[Violet Citadel]] had served as the focal point for [[mage (lore)|magi]] and the study of the [[arcane]] throughout [[human]] history. The kingdom's national color is violet and its flag is a yellow, possibly golden, eye set against a light purple background.
   
 
==Wrath of the Lich King==
 
==Wrath of the Lich King==
 
[[Image:Dalaran from Dragonblight.jpg|thumb|Dalaran as seen from the [[Dragonblight]].]]
 
[[Image:Dalaran from Dragonblight.jpg|thumb|Dalaran as seen from the [[Dragonblight]].]]
Since Dalaran has been neutral since [[Lands of Conflict]], Dalaran has been introduced as the neutral city for the ''[[World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King|Wrath of the Lich King]]'' expansion, as [[Shattrath City]] was introduced as the neutral city for the ''[[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade|Burning Crusade]]'' expansion.
 
   
One thing to take into consideration is that three of Dalaran's best wizards ([[Khadgar]], [[Jaina]], and [[Rhonin]] have had dealings with the Horde in the past, and [[Antonidas]] studied the effects of the orcs' lethargy extensively enough to know that they could be reasonable in the absence of their demonic bloodlust.{{fact}} This could possibly explain why Dalaran could have dealings with the Horde, especially against a common enemy. Another factor to consider is that many [[Forsaken]] and [[Blood Elves]] were formerly citizens and even rulers of Dalaran.)
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Since Dalaran has been {{neutral}} since ''[[Lands of Conflict]]'', it was introduced as the {{neutral}} [[city]] for the [[Wrath of the Lich King]] expansion, as [[Shattrath City]] was introduced as the {{neutral}} city for the [[The Burning Crusade]] expansion.
   
The city contains areas that are faction-specific in the same manner as [[Shattrath]] is divided amongst the [[Aldor]] and the [[Scryers]]. Certain parts of the city can only be reached by Alliance players ([[Silver Enclave]]) while others are strictly for Horde use ([[Sunreaver's Sanctuary]]). The majority of the city remains neutral.
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One thing to take into consideration is that three of Dalaran's best wizards ([[Khadgar]], [[Jaina]], and [[Rhonin]] have had dealings with the Horde in the past, and [[Antonidas]] studied the effects of the orcs' lethargy extensively enough to know that they could be reasonable in the absence of their demonic bloodlust.{{fact}} This could possibly explain why Dalaran could have dealings with the Horde, especially against a common enemy. Another factor to consider is that many [[Forsaken]] and [[blood elves]] were formerly citizens and even rulers of Dalaran.)
   
Evidently the [[blue dragonflight]], led by [[Malygos]], has declared war on all mortal magic-users.<ref>[[Nexus War]]</ref> In response to this crisis, the city has been moved (likely with the bulk of the Kirin Tor and most available resources) to levitate high in the skies above [[Northrend]]. Dalaran today floats majestically above the [[Crystalsong Forest]] in defiance to the [[blue dragonflight]] as well as the forces of the [[Lich King]] in [[Icecrown]], just to the north of its location.
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The city contains areas that are faction-specific in the same manner as Shattrath City is divided amongst the [[Aldor]] and [[Scryers]]. Certain parts of the city can only be reached by Alliance players ([[Silver Enclave]]) while others are strictly for Horde use ([[Sunreaver's Sanctuary]]). The majority of the city remains {{neutral}}.
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Evidently, the [[blue dragonflight]], led by [[Malygos]], has declared war on all mortal magic-users.<ref>[[Nexus War]]</ref> In response to this crisis, the city has been moved (likely with the bulk of the Kirin Tor and most available resources) to levitate high in the skies above [[Northrend]]. Dalaran today floats majestically above the [[Crystalsong Forest]] in defiance to the [[blue dragonflight]] as well as the forces of the [[Lich King]] in [[Icecrown]] — to the north of its location.
   
 
Dalaran can be accessed via the [[Teleport to Dalaran Crystal|teleport crystal]] in [[Violet Stand]], [[Crystalsong Forest]], north of the [[Dragonblight]]. A council of leaders — consisting of [[Archmage Modera]], [[Vereesa Windrunner]], and [[Archmage Aethas Sunreaver]], with [[Rhonin]] at its head — leads the new Dalaran in its war effort in Northrend.{{fact}}
 
Dalaran can be accessed via the [[Teleport to Dalaran Crystal|teleport crystal]] in [[Violet Stand]], [[Crystalsong Forest]], north of the [[Dragonblight]]. A council of leaders — consisting of [[Archmage Modera]], [[Vereesa Windrunner]], and [[Archmage Aethas Sunreaver]], with [[Rhonin]] at its head — leads the new Dalaran in its war effort in Northrend.{{fact}}
   
It will act as the neutral sanctuary city for the continent, similar to [[Shattrath City]] in Outland, and can be accessed by teleportation from the [[Violet Stand]] in [[Crystalsong Forest]] or by flying mount. Like [[Stormwind]]'s [[Stormwind Stockade|Stockade]] and [[Orgrimmar]]'s [[Ragefire Chasm]], Dalaran has its own instance within the city: The [[Violet Hold]]. Like Shattrath, there are no class trainers (with the notable exception of [[mage trainer]]s, given the city's history) nor an auction house. [[Grand Master]] trainers for each profession will be available in the city. Portals will be located in the Alliance and Horde districts of the city, connecting to the faction capital cities and [[Shattrath]]. There is a portal trainer at the [[Violet Gate]], and there will be battlemasters and an arena master in the [[Underbelly]] sewer system.
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It will act as the {{neutral}} [[sanctuary]] city for the continent, similar to [[Shattrath City]] in [[Outland]], and can be accessed by teleportation from the [[Violet Stand]] in the [[Crystalsong Forest]] or by flying mount. Like [[Stormwind]]'s [[Stormwind Stockade|Stockade]] and [[Orgrimmar]]'s [[Ragefire Chasm]], Dalaran has its own instance within the city: the [[Violet Hold]]. Like Shattrath City, there are no class trainers (with the notable exception of [[mage trainer]]s, given the city's history) nor an Auction House. [[Grand Master]] trainers for each profession will be available in the city. [[Portal]]s will be located within the Alliance and Horde districts of the city, connecting to the factions' [[capital city|capital cities]] and Shattrath City. There is a portal trainer at the [[Violet Gate]], and there will be battlemasters and an arena master in the [[Underbelly]] sewer system.
   
In-game, the city of Dalaran is a no-fly zone, with the exception of Krasus' Landing (where the flight point also happens to be), and the Underbelly. This is to keep the feel of a crowded city, and prevent players from dive-bombing the other faction's district.
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In-game, the city of Dalaran is a [[no-fly]] [[zone]], with the exception of [[Krasus' Landing]] (where the flight point also happens to be) and the [[Underbelly]]. This is to keep the feel of a crowded city and prevent players from dive-bombing the other faction's district.
   
 
== Portals to Azeroth ==
 
== Portals to Azeroth ==
Dalaran features portals to all capital cities in Azeroth, plus Shattrath. These portals are located in the faction-specific areas. All portals to Horde cities are located in Sunreaver's Sanctuary. Likewise, all portals to Alliance cities are in The Silver Enclave. There are portals to Shattrath in both subzones.
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Dalaran features portals to all capital cities in Azeroth, plus Shattrath City. These portals are located in the faction-specific areas. All portals to Horde cities are located in [[Sunreaver's Sanctuary]]. Likewise, all portals to Alliance cities are in the [[Silver Enclave]]. There are portals to Shattrath City in both [[subzone]]s.
   
 
== Areas ==
 
== Areas ==
[[Image:WorldMap-Dalaran2 .jpg|340px|thumb|Map of Dalaran]]
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[[Image:WorldMap-Dalaran2 .jpg|340px|thumb|Dalaran map]]
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Dalaran is split into several inter-faction zones, and 2 faction only zones. These are:
 
Dalaran is split into several inter-faction zones, and 2 faction only zones. These are:
   
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== Factions ==
 
== Factions ==
There are 3 major factions in Dalaran. These are:
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There are 3 major [[faction]]s in Dalaran. These are:
   
* '''[[Image:Dalaran Tabard.jpg|16x16px]][[Kirin Tor]]''' (Based in [[The Violet Citadel]], neutral controlling faction.)
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* '''[[Image:Dalaran Tabard.jpg|16x16px]][[Kirin Tor]]''' (Based in the [[Violet Citadel]], neutral controlling faction.)
 
* '''[[Sunreavers]]''' (Based in [[Sunreaver's Sanctuary]], they represent the Horde.)
 
* '''[[Sunreavers]]''' (Based in [[Sunreaver's Sanctuary]], they represent the Horde.)
 
* '''[[Silver Covenant]]''' (Based in the [[Silver Enclave]], they represent the Alliance.)
 
* '''[[Silver Covenant]]''' (Based in the [[Silver Enclave]], they represent the Alliance.)
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=== Council of Six ===
 
=== Council of Six ===
 
*[[Rhonin]]: Current leader of the [[Kirin Tor]].
 
*[[Rhonin]]: Current leader of the [[Kirin Tor]].
*[[Aethas Sunreaver]]: Head of the [[Sunreavers]]. Member of [[The Six]].
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*[[Aethas Sunreaver]]: Head of the [[Sunreavers]]. Member of the [[Six]].
*[[Archmage Modera]]: Long-standing member of [[The Six]].
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*[[Archmage Modera]]: Long-standing member of the [[Six]].
   
 
=== Other Notable Residents ===
 
=== Other Notable Residents ===
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Dalaran specific methods:
 
Dalaran specific methods:
*Mages can talk to NPCs in [[Dragonblight]] and learn to teleport to Dalaran after completing {{questlong|Neutral|73|Attunement to Dalaran}} available at level 71.
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*Mages can talk to NPCs in the [[Dragonblight]] and learn to teleport to Dalaran after completing {{questlong|Neutral|73|Attunement to Dalaran}} available at level 71.
 
*Mages can learn a portal to Dalaran at 74 from the [[portal trainer]]. This allows anyone to get to Dalaran.
 
*Mages can learn a portal to Dalaran at 74 from the [[portal trainer]]. This allows anyone to get to Dalaran.
 
*Anyone who is at least level 74 can complete {{questlong|Neutral|74|The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran}} from any of several members of the [[Kirin Tor]], which will portal them to Dalaran once.
 
*Anyone who is at least level 74 can complete {{questlong|Neutral|74|The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran}} from any of several members of the [[Kirin Tor]], which will portal them to Dalaran once.

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This article is about the in-game city. For lore and history of Dalaran, see Dalaran (lore). For the area in the Alterac Mountains, see Dalaran Crater.
Neutral 32 Dalaran
Dalaran concept
The reconstructed Dalaran
CapitalDalaran
PopulationApproximately 3,000
RacesTemplate:Human Race

Template:High Elf Race
Template:Gnome Race
Template:Blood Elf Race

Template:Goblin Race
Government[[Government::Magocracy]]
RulerArchmage Rhonin
AffiliationIndependent, favors Alliance
LocationCrystalsong Forest, formerly Alterac Mountains

Dalaran is a magocratic city-state which was once located within the Alterac Mountains in the Eastern Kingdoms. Its leaders rule the single city.ToD 73 Recently, the city, including the Violet Citadel, was somehow moved to its current location floating above the Crystalsong Forest in Northrend — close to the border with Icecrown. Ruled by the Kirin Tor, Dalaran is one of the original seven kingdoms originating from the days of the Nation of Arathor. From the time of its foundation until the time of Arthas' siege against the city and subsequent destruction, the Violet Citadel had served as the focal point for magi and the study of the arcane throughout human history. The kingdom's national color is violet and its flag is a yellow, possibly golden, eye set against a light purple background.

Wrath of the Lich King

File:Dalaran from Dragonblight.jpg

Since Dalaran has been Neutral 15 since Lands of Conflict, it was introduced as the Neutral 15 city for the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, as Shattrath City was introduced as the Neutral 15 city for the The Burning Crusade expansion.

One thing to take into consideration is that three of Dalaran's best wizards (Khadgar, Jaina, and Rhonin have had dealings with the Horde in the past, and Antonidas studied the effects of the orcs' lethargy extensively enough to know that they could be reasonable in the absence of their demonic bloodlust.[citation needed] This could possibly explain why Dalaran could have dealings with the Horde, especially against a common enemy. Another factor to consider is that many Forsaken and blood elves were formerly citizens and even rulers of Dalaran.)

The city contains areas that are faction-specific in the same manner as Shattrath City is divided amongst the Aldor and Scryers. Certain parts of the city can only be reached by Alliance players (Silver Enclave) while others are strictly for Horde use (Sunreaver's Sanctuary). The majority of the city remains Neutral 15.

Evidently, the blue dragonflight, led by Malygos, has declared war on all mortal magic-users.[1] In response to this crisis, the city has been moved (likely with the bulk of the Kirin Tor and most available resources) to levitate high in the skies above Northrend. Dalaran today floats majestically above the Crystalsong Forest in defiance to the blue dragonflight as well as the forces of the Lich King in Icecrown — to the north of its location.

Dalaran can be accessed via the teleport crystal in Violet Stand, Crystalsong Forest, north of the Dragonblight. A council of leaders — consisting of Archmage Modera, Vereesa Windrunner, and Archmage Aethas Sunreaver, with Rhonin at its head — leads the new Dalaran in its war effort in Northrend.[citation needed]

It will act as the Neutral 15 sanctuary city for the continent, similar to Shattrath City in Outland, and can be accessed by teleportation from the Violet Stand in the Crystalsong Forest or by flying mount. Like Stormwind's Stockade and Orgrimmar's Ragefire Chasm, Dalaran has its own instance within the city: the Violet Hold. Like Shattrath City, there are no class trainers (with the notable exception of mage trainers, given the city's history) nor an Auction House. Grand Master trainers for each profession will be available in the city. Portals will be located within the Alliance and Horde districts of the city, connecting to the factions' capital cities and Shattrath City. There is a portal trainer at the Violet Gate, and there will be battlemasters and an arena master in the Underbelly sewer system.

In-game, the city of Dalaran is a no-fly zone, with the exception of Krasus' Landing (where the flight point also happens to be) and the Underbelly. This is to keep the feel of a crowded city and prevent players from dive-bombing the other faction's district.

Portals to Azeroth

Dalaran features portals to all capital cities in Azeroth, plus Shattrath City. These portals are located in the faction-specific areas. All portals to Horde cities are located in Sunreaver's Sanctuary. Likewise, all portals to Alliance cities are in the Silver Enclave. There are portals to Shattrath City in both subzones.

Areas

WorldMap-Dalaran2

Dalaran map

Dalaran is split into several inter-faction zones, and 2 faction only zones. These are:

Factions

There are 3 major factions in Dalaran. These are:

Notable residents

Main article: Dalaran NPCs

Council of Six

Other Notable Residents

Getting to Dalaran

Several ways exist to get to Dalaran:

Dalaran specific methods:

Non-Dalaran specific methods:

  • Once in Dalaran, players can set a Dalaran inn as their home, which enables them to teleport there with their Hearthstone.
  • A Warlock in Dalaran can summon players to Dalaran, with 2 others in Dalaran in the same group.
  • Someone already in Dalaran can group-invite you for PvP at the city's Battlemasters. However, the inviting player has to be of the same level range for the specific battleground pool as you, or you won't get to join the battleground. Eye of the Storm works well for this.
  • After meeting the Dalaran Flight master (in Krasus' Landing), players can pay to fly there from nearby flight masters via a Flight Path.

Travel Connections

Flight

Neutral 15 Ebon Watch, Zul'Drak
Neutral 15 Moa'ki Harbor, Dragonblight
Neutral 15 Wyrmrest Temple, Dragonblight
Neutral 15 Argent Vanguard, Icecrown
Official alliance mini-icon Fordragon Hold, Dragonblight
Official horde mini-icon Kor'kron Vanguard, Dragonblight

Teleport

Official alliance mini-icon Ironforge
Official alliance mini-icon Stormwind City
Official alliance mini-icon Darnassus
Official alliance mini-icon The Exodar
Official horde mini-icon Orgrimmar
Official horde mini-icon Thunder Bluff
Official horde mini-icon The Undercity
Official horde mini-icon Silvermoon City
Neutral 15 Shattrath City
Neutral 15 Caverns of Time
Neutral 15 The Purple Parlor, however despite the portal leads to a balcony in Dalaran, it still counts...

Please note that this section is incomplete. If you have any other information to add, please do so.

Gallery

Old location

A large, gaping crater has replaced the old location of Dalaran, with a weakened shield in place of the opaque dome, though there is some purplish smoke around the site — possibly residue from magic dome or the city's (literally) earth-shaking exit.

Notes, tips and additional info

  • Setting your hearthstone in Dalaran is very advisable. From there, you can take a portal to any capital city of your faction.
  • Though Dalaran is much like any other capital city, it does not have any class trainers (with the exception of mage trainers) or auction house.
  • When night falls in Dalaran, Windle Sparkshine will appear outside the Alliance section of Dalaran, and will sell Windle's Lighter for 50 Silver.
  • The Schools of Arcane Magic achievement is completed in the city.
  • Strangely, in-game there is no "old gate" on the side of the land mass and the other halves of the houses in Alterac Mountains aren't there either.

References

  1. ^ Nexus War

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