Ruins of Alterac

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Hereditary monarchy (formerly)


 King Aiden Perenolde †


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In ruins

The Ruins of Alterac (or Alterac Ruins)[1] are the ruins of the former Alterac City (or the Keep at Alterac)[2] located in the Alterac Mountains. The city was the former capital city of the Kingdom of Alterac. During the Second War, it was ruled by Lord Aiden Perenolde.[3]

The kingdom was destroyed by the Alliance for their betrayal during the Second War,[4] most of the population abandoned the ruins of their former homes. Now, Crushridge ogres have taken up the deserted ruins. Of the former capital city, only the mighty keep remains relatively intact. A ruined church and town hall can also be seen.

Bro'kin, a goblin alchemy supplier, can be found on top of the wall in the northern part of the ruins.


Second War

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Following the battle at Caer Darrow, a number of renegade human soldiers assisting the Old Horde were captured.[5] After being interrogated at Capital City,[6] the prisoners were revealed to be from the kingdom of Alterac. High Command then decreed that the nation of Alterac had committed treason against the Alliance, and Alterac City was then attacked in retaliation by the forces of the other human kingdoms.

An Alteraci prison camp was also situated near Alterac City, containing captured Dalaran citizens.[7]

World of Warcraft

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The Crushridge ogres settled in the ruins of Alterac City, now void of human inhabitants. The former Alteraci of the Syndicate were now occupying outlying settlements such as Strahnbrad.

The ruins were visited by the adventurers of the Horde and Alliance searching for artifacts, such as the Crown of Will and the Perenolde Tiara.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

During the Burning Legion's third invasion, the Archmage of the Tirisgarde arrived here to take back the stolen Tri-Disc of Frost.

Battle for Azeroth

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After losing the Undercity to the Alliance, the Horde fled to the Ruins of Alterac.[8] They plan to rebuild it as a defensible base of operations in Lordaeron.[9]

In the RPG

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The Syndicate controlled the capital city for a time, but the Crushridge ogres drove them away. Now, what remains of Alterac City, the Ruins of Alterac, serves as the ogres' base camp and largest settlement. Mug'thol, a ferocious and crafty warlord, rules the clan.[10]



Fan art

Patch changes

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