Deatholme

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CombatDeatholme

Deatholme.jpg

A view from inside Deatholme.

Type

Citadel

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Location

Southwestern Ghostlands [33, 82]

Status

Active

Sources: The Burning Crusade

Deatholme is a Scourge citadel in the southwestern Ghostlands, marking the beginning of the Dead Scar. It is the major headquarters of the Scourge in Quel'Thalas, on the other side of the hills from the Scourge capital of Stratholme in the Eastern Plaguelands. At its center is the Tower of the Damned, where Dar'Khan Drathir - the traitor who allowed Arthas into Quel'Thalas - resides with the other leaders of the Scourge in the area.

Deatholme is the largest Scourge outpost in the Eastern Kingdoms outside of the greater Plaguelands, and it appears to have several temples, ziggurats and slaughterhouses. The variety of enemies in the area include undead nerubians, banshees, wraiths, and human necromancers with their skeletal minions. Dar'Khan rules this odd assortment from the Tower of the Damned, along with his undead lieutenants - Mirdoran the Fallen, Borgoth the Bloodletter, Jurion the Deceiver, and Masophet the Black.

History

According to Lady Liadrin, the base of Deatholme was built around the year 25.[1] The citadel was constructed atop the withered roots of Thas'alah, the mother tree of the Eversong Woods which was cut down by the Scourge.[2]

Blood Knight Dawnstar once led a daring but ultimately unsuccessful assault against the undead base that ended in his demise. The Scourge has since grown bolder and took several Thalassian prisoners, including Apprentice Varnis, Ranger Vedoran and their ally Apothecary Enith.

At some point, Ashra Valandril fought at its gates to avenge a fallen comrade's honor.[3]

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Notes

  • Deatholme appears to be an attempt to concentrate the elements of the bordering Eastern Plaguelands - blighted soil, ziggurats and slaughterhouses, and legions of undead, albeit lower-leveled - into one area. Once you enter the gates of Deatholme, the sky also has the same reddish-brown tint found in Eastern Plaguelands.

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