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.
- Menethil Bay
- Menethil Harbor's isle
- Purgation Isle
- The rocky islands of The Bite
- Tempest's Reach's lighthouse
- Channel Islands
- Kul Tiras (location changed further away from the Eastern Kingdoms compared to older sources)
- Tol Barad (location changed west of Gilneas)
In Warcraft II
Some of these islands were eventually added in World of Warcraft albeit with different locations.
- Tol Barad, added in patch 4.0.3, was changed to be west of the peninsula of Gilneas.
- Kul Tiras, added in patch 8.0.1, was moved further west from the Eastern Kingdoms.
- Crestfall, added in patch 8.2.0, became an Island Expedition and its last location, as per Chronicle 3, was just south of Gilneas.
Others are yet to be seen.
- Channel Islands, a group of islands to which the Zul'Dare region belongs.
- Zul'Dare, originally located southeast of Gilneas, as per Chronicle 3 is now just south of the peninsula, very close to Crestfall.
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 bay seen in the World of Warcraft: Game Manual.
Baradin Bay location on a map in Chronicle Volume 1.
Baradin Bay location on a map in Chronicle Volume 3.