Baradin Bay is a portion of the Great Sea off the west coast of central Eastern Kingdoms, mostly noted by travelers as making up the majority of the Wetlands coastline, including the Alliance port town of Menethil Harbor. It spans from northwestern Dun Morogh to southwest Lordaeron. It is inhabited by murlocs and crocolisks in the shallows, and crabs and sharks in the deeper water.
Following the Cataclysm, an earthquake-triggered tidal wave swept through the bay, flooding Menethil Harbor.
The murloc hovels in the Wetlands have a high concentration of junk that you can fish. You can also find a part the wreckage of the Lost Fleet, the Kul Tiran Third Fleet that was destroyed in the Second War. The rest of the fleet can be found further in the depths of the Great Sea.
Notes and trivia
- After the Second War, the Kul Tiran fleet patrolled the area regularly.
- Tol Barad was originally depicted in Baradin Bay, but Cataclysm changed the location of Tol Barad to being west of Gilneas instead. When asked about this discrepancy, Matt Burns suggested that maybe both places were named after a common historical figure, indicating that he was merely speculating and that it wasn't canon. The existence of Duke Reginald Baradin II gives more fuel to this speculation.
The Channel Islands and Zul'Dare in Warcraft II.
Baradin Bay seen in Warcraft Adventures.
The bay seen in the World of Warcraft: Game Manual.