Dwarven siege machines guard the entrance to this mighty fortress
Dun Garok was a dwarven keep nestled into the southeastern hills of Hillsbrad Foothills. Until the Forsaken attacked with all their might. Lead by Captain Ironhill, the dwarves helped protect the humans of Hillsbrad as well as the Azurelode Mine. The Forsaken loathed the presence of this dwarves and once offered several quests for Horde adventurers to infiltrate Dun Garok and kill the dwarves within.
The Forsaken, outnumbering the dwarves ten-to-one, assaulted the dwarves which fought until the bitter end. Every last one of them died in defense of Dun Garok.
The dwarves who fell from the battle became Dun Garok Spirits and now haunt the land, refusing to yield it even in death. The Forsaken eventually gave up on trying to inhabit the fortress and let the dead spirits keep their land.
The ghost of Captain Ironhill has remained in Dun Garok, not for vengeance like the others, but out of sadness for his people that have remained. He tasks the Horde adventurers to release their spirits from the place. Meanwhile the ghost of Tamra Stormpike can occasionally be found in the main quarters seething with hatred.
Dun Garok Digsite
An in-game memorial for Anthony Ray Stark (1961-2005), a friend of one of the developers, can be found south of here.
- Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): There is no longer a hole in the world at Dun Garok.