Deathwing's Lair

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For the island from an alternate universe, see Ashran. For Deathwing's former lair as the Earth Warder, see Neltharion's Lair.
Map of the Hellfire Peninsula, Devouring Sea and Skeletal Coast regions of Draenor, including Deathwing's Lair.
Deathwing's Lair during the Invasion of Draenor.
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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Deathwing's Lair was the name given to the mountain isle of Ashran[1] during the Invasion of Draenor.

Second War

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When Deathwing briefly relocated to Draenor in the aftermath of the Second War, the great black dragon built a new lair on a rocky island a short flight east of Hellfire Peninsula and the Skeletal Coast. The roost itself was in a mountain.[2] The area was attacked by the Alliance Expedition to find the Skull of Gul'dan that lied within the lair and if possible to destroy the great dragon.[3]

Several orc groups lived on the island and offered captives from the war as sacrifices to Deathwing.[3] Luckily, Kurdran and Sky'ree were both there after their capture by the Horde and were saved by Archmage Khadgar and Alleria Windrunner. Deathwing eventually retreated from the combat and returned to Azeroth.

It is unknown what happened to the isle after the destruction of Draenor and the appearance of Outland.

Trivia

  • In the Beyond the Dark Portal novel, Deathwing's Lair was never mentioned nor visited, with the battle where Deathwing was defeated occurring instead in the Blade's Edge Mountains near Gruul's Lair, with Gruul himself taking part in the fight. This was not the only difference with the game, as in the novel Kurdran was instead imprisoned in the Auchindoun mausoleum. Furthermore, it is known that Deathwing left behind a clutch of eggs in a lair at the Blade's Edge Mountains, which later hatched as nether drakes transformed by the energy released during the destruction of Draenor. This lair was found by Tyrygosa who was transported there by Valoku.[4]

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