The Azuremyst Isles as seen on the Kalimdor
The Azuremyst Isles are a group of islands introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion, located off the coast of northern Kalimdor. Judging by the presence of night elf ruins on them (and the fact that the area northwest of Mount Hyjal was a part of the empire), they were presumably once part of the Kaldorei Empire, but otherwise little was known about this island chain until the arrival of the draenei on Azeroth not long before the reopening of the Dark Portal. Their vessel, the Exodar - a satellite of Tempest Keep - crash-landed on Azuremyst Isle (the island from which the chain gets its name) and crystals from its superstructure are strewn throughout the island chain, causing severe damage to the islands' ecosystems and angering the elemental spirits. Some areas have a red tinge to the air and plant life. Many creatures of the isles have mutated from the radiation, and some even have become hostile and grown unnatural in size.
The islands, like much of Kalimdor, are dotted with kaldorei ruins.
- Main article: Azuremyst Isle
Azuremyst Isle is the southwestern of the two islands, and forms the starting zone to the playable draenei race. The crash-landed naaru vessel Exodar can be found on the western coast of the island and currently serves as the capital of the draenei on Azeroth. The island itself is divided into two parts by a river running north-south, the eastern and slightly smaller region dubbed Ammen Vale, as it is sheltered by hills on all sides. To the south lies Silvermyst Isle, close enough to reach by swimming without difficulty, and small enough to be considered part of the main island. Azuremyst Isle contains no dungeons, raid dungeons, micro dungeons, or battlegrounds. It is the starting area for the draenei and contains a 1-5 leveling area, Ammen Vale. The draenei city, the Exodar, can also be found in this zone with a flight path to Bloodmyst Isle. The only access to the remainder of Kalimdor is by boat to Rut'theran Village at the southern edge of Teldrassil.
- Concept art of Azuremyst Isle
- Main article: Bloodmyst Isle
Bloodmyst Isle, known as Silvergale before the Exodar crashed, is the northern of the two major isles of the Azuremyst Isles. Bloodmyst is often the next step in the journey for ambitious young draenei. The island is divided into two sections by a narrow strip of water. The smaller section, which is connected by bridge to Azuremyst Isle, is yet untainted by the red mist which covers the main part of the island. There are no instanced dungeons or battlegrounds on Bloodmyst Isle. The micro dungeon, The Vector Coil, can be found here. Blood Watch serves as the zone's travel hub, connecting it to Azuremyst Isle.
- Concept art of Bloodmyst Isle
The map of Bloodmyst Isle.
The map of Azuremyst Isle.