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Blackrock Pass is the main entrance into the Burning Steppes from the Redridge Mountains. Prior to the opening of the Redridge Pass, it was the only foot entrance to the Steppes other than through Blackrock Mountain. It is referred to by some as the "Gates of Hell". By traveling through the pass, you leave behind the tranquil low-level lands of the human starting areas and venture into the scorched and twisted ruin of the Burning Steppes. Low-level travelers are advised to avoid Blackrock Pass at all costs, as the enemies beyond are far stronger than those found in Redridge Mountains.
The pass contains a gate that borders Redridge Mountains. The gate is likely a reference to the Black Gate of Mordor in JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
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