Raven Hill

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The abandoned town of Raven Hill

Type

Town

Race(s)
Language(s)
Affiliation(s)
Location

Western Duskwood

Travel

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Status

Active

Sources: Lands of Conflict, 46-47
Raven Hill before the Cataclysm.

Raven Hill is an abandoned town located in western Duskwood, north of Addle's Stead and south of the Raven Hill Cemetery. Though once all but empty, several worgen have taken up residence here in their search for a cure to the Worgen Curse.

History

In the RPG

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This ghost town once took pride in its honor for the dead. It held a mortuary school that graduated the finest embalmers in Azeroth. Then the undead rose up and murdered most of the inhabitants. After struggling to combat what had once been their loved ones, most townspeople gave up and fled east to Darkshire. The Defias Brotherhood tried to set up camp in the town in the aftermath of the exodus, but even they could not take the constant attacks by the undead. Some citizens remained, including a master embalmer known as Abercrombie, who lived near Raven Hill cemetery until recently. A serious man, he worked both to stay alive and to stop the undead - or so he claimed. Raven Hill is possibly the origin of the massive Black Riders, huge beings that suddenly appear with hellhounds at their feet to run down frantic travelers. Some nights they skirt the perimeter of Darkshire, howling loudly.[1]

World of Warcraft

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Until recently, the village held only a few living persons - Jitters, an Alliance-friendly NPC, and Bliztik the goblin vendor, who could be found hiding on the top floor of one of the buildings.

Since the Cataclysm, several, worgen now reside here.

During the Burning Legion's third invasion of Azeroth, cultists of the Veiled Hand led by Felcaller Whitley took shelter in an abandoned building.

Possible prior history

Similarly to Darkshire Raven Hill was likely not the original name of this ruined town. In Warcraft 1 there is a town named Sunnyglade which seems to be at the location where Raven Hill is located. The town might have been renamed sometime after the First War like Darkshire. Legends - Warrior: Divided confirms that after the Second War, the location was already known as Raven Hill.

Travel Connections

Flight

Alliance Darkshire

Raven Hill NPCs

Hidden extras

Raven Hill is haunted by the Unseen.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Worgen inhabitants added as part of the questing overhaul. Bliztik appears to have gone missing in the confusion.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): There is no longer a hole in the world in Raven Hill, Duskwood.

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