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- 1 Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
- 2 Warcraft II
- 3 Warcraft III
- 4 World of Warcraft
- 5 In the RPG
- 6 Possible origins of the name
- 7 References
- Azeroth, the world - The name of the planet where most of the action of World of Warcraft takes place.
- Azeroth, the titan - The nascent titan, or world-soul, growing within the core of the eponymous planet.
- Azeroth, the kingdom - One of the Seven Kingdoms, also called the Kingdom of Stormwind.
- Azeroth, the continent - One of the three continents that comprise the Eastern Kingdoms.
- Eastern Kingdoms - In some sources the term "Azeroth" is used interchangeable with the Eastern Kingdoms.
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
This section concerns content related to Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.
In Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, the term Azeroth refers to the kingdom in most cases, and it can be implied that it is a world in only one quote. It can be assumed that, when the game was released, the kingdom and land of Azeroth were one and the same. At the time, the kingdom of Azeroth was the only part of the world known to the player, thus it is possible that the reference to the world and other undefined uses of the term were actually referring to the same thing but were given different uses in the later games.
Tides of Darkness
In Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness in most cases, it is referred to as a kingdom but is also referred to as a continent and as a world.
Beyond the Dark Portal
In Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal is referred to as both a kingdom and a world.
Reign of Chaos
In Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is referred to as a kingdom, as a land (continent), and as a world. It is revealed that the world was called Azeroth by its inhabitants.
The Frozen Throne
In Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Azeroth is referred to as a world.
World of Warcraft
This section concerns content related to the original World of Warcraft.
- Throughout this manual and in the game itself, you will find the name Azeroth used in two different contexts. Azeroth is both the name of the world of Warcraft, and the name of one of the three continents that comprise the Eastern Kingdoms, the landmass opposite of Kalimdor on the world map. The other two continents of the Eastern Kingdoms are Loch Modan in the center and Lordaeron in the north. Sometimes you will see reference to Azeroth the world, and other times you will see reference to Azeroth the continent.
Although it's stated that there are two terms, there appears to be another use of the term Azeroth: an alternate name of the Eastern Kingdoms. This use is also used in Lands of Conflict and in an in-game quest.
Because the original World of Warcraft took place on the world of Azeroth, but only on the continents of Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, some players colloquially refer to that combined area (the original World of Warcraft content), as "Azeroth" or "Classic Azeroth".
In the RPG
Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game
The term Azeroth is used to refer to the world, the kingdom, and the continent. It is also used as an alternate name of the Eastern Kingdoms.
World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game
Azeroth is used to refer to the world, a continent, and a country/kingdom. It appears that Azeroth is also used interchangeably with the Eastern Kingdoms.
Possible origins of the name
- There are several places with names that sound similar to Azeroth in the Bible, most notably Hazeroth.
- In C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy, Azaroth is one of the Calormene 3 major deities alongside Tash and Zardeenah.
- In Teen Titans franchise, Azarath is a parallel dimension and the birthplace of Raven.
- Azeroth is the name of a world in the science fiction book Fires of Azeroth, written by C.J. Cherryh and published in 1979.
- "There was a star Gate in Azeroth marked by alien fires that Morgaine must seal. But Morgaine and Vanye have brought devastation to the peaceful land. For the hordes of Shiuan were on their heels, determined to conquer a new land for themselves and to avenge their lost planet."
- Azeroth is possibly derived from Hebrew verb אשר ('asher), to go (straight) on, or ישר (yashar), to be level, straight up, just.