A view from inside Deatholme.
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.
According to Lady Liadrin, the base of Deatholme was built around the year 25. 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.
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.
- Dar'Khan Drathir
- Eye of Dar'Khan
- Nerubis Centurion
- Deatholme Necromancer
- Borgoth the Bloodletter
- Jurion the Deceiver
- Masophet the Black
- Mirdoran the Fallen
- According to a 2006 interview with Jeff Kaplan, Deatholme served as the staging ground where Arthas and his Scourge forces prepared to march through Quel'Thalas to the Sunwell. This is contradicted by Blood of the Highborne, which implies that the citadel was only established in the year 25, 5 years after the Scourge invasion.
- 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.
- ^ Blood of the Highborne, chapter 4
- ^ Tales of the Hunt
- ^ Bloodsworn
- ^ Seth Schiesel 2006-05-09. Interview: Jeff Kaplan on World of Warcraft Expansion. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-11-19. “And when you get to the final encounter area in Deatholme it’s this staging base where Arthas and his Scourge army got ready to march through Quel’Thalas straight through Silvermoon City to the Sunwell.”