Stromgarde Keep

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The ruins of Stromgarde




Unknown (Stromgarde)
IconSmall Human Male.gif Lord Falconcrest (Syndicate)
IconSmall Ogre Male.gif Or'Kalar (Boulderfist)


Southwestern Arathi Highlands



Stromgarde Keep, also known simply as Stromgarde,[1] is the ruined capital city of the kingdom of Stromgarde, located on the southwest corner of the Arathi Highlands. It has been divided into three sections — one around the inner keep itself and under the rule of the Syndicate, the former mage district[1] largely under the control of the Boulderfist clan ogres with aid from the Witherbark trolls, while the last section remains under the control of the Stromgarde military and once served as the headquarters of Prince Galen Trollbane, until his death.


Second War

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After several battles against the forces of Stromgarde, the Horde eventually attacked the capital of the kingdom with a maritime assault.[2]

World of Warcraft

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One of the highest-ranking leaders of the Syndicate, Lord Falconcrest, commanded Syndicate efforts in the Arathi Highlands from the ruined city. The Stromic army had placed a bounty on his head and sought the help of the Alliance heroes.

The sword Trol'kalar, legendary bane of trolls and heirloom of the Trollbane family, was sealed away in the Trollbane Family Crypt and protected by Galen until adventurers of the Horde killed him, unsealed the tomb, and took the sword to Zengu. Zengu tasked the adventurers to retrieve the sword so that it could be used against the trolls of Zul'Gurub. When he got the sword he quickly took off alone, but was killed by the humans of Stromgarde. They returned the sword to its proper place, resealed the tomb, and once again split the sigils among their people, under Galen's successor's orders.

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By the Catclysm, Galen was raised by the Forsaken and aided them in reclaiming Trol'kalar, this time for their own use.


Stromgarde Keep, occupied by its undead citizens.

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Some time before the third invasion of the Burning Legion Galen was finally able to reclaim Stromgarde Keep for himself before or after he broke off from the Forsaken. The city was now almost completely under the control of undead Stromic people, including Stromgarde Defenders, Stromgarde Cavalrymen, Stromgarde Troll Hunters and Stromgarde Citizens. Only a group of Witherbark tribe trolls remained in the former mage district.[1]

When the Knights of the Ebon Blade came to resurrect his father, Galen tried to double cross them and made a last stand in the Sanctum, where he died a second and probably final time.[3]


Patch changes

  • TBC Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Many of the Syndicate mobs have had their elite tag removed.