Baradin Bay

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Baradin Bay seen from Menethil Harbor.

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.[1]

Geography

Baradin Bay seen in Chronicle Volume 2.

Minor locations

Lore locations

In Warcraft II

WC2BnE-logo.png This section concerns content related to Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness or its expansion Beyond the Dark Portal.

In Warcraft II the Great Sea is shown to occupy the bay area (as Baradin Bay wasn't yet established in lore) and had a number of islands in it.

Some of these islands were eventually added in World of Warcraft albeit with different locations.

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.[2]
  • 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.[3] The existence of Duke Reginald Baradin II gives more fuel to this speculation.

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