Drustvar

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NeutralDrustvar
Level: 110 - 120
Battle Pet Level: 25
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Capital(s)
Races
Ruler(s)
Former ruler(s)

Combat  Gorak Tul †
Combat   Meredith Waycrest †
Combat   Arthur Waycrest †

Major settlements
Minor settlements
Affiliation
Location

Southwestern Kul Tiras

PvP status
Sources: Battle for Azeroth

Drustvar (pronounced "druhst-VAHR")[1] is the westernmost region of Kul Tiras. Heavily forested and mountainous, Drustvar is more inhospitable than neighboring lands, and produces most of the kingdom's ore as well as some of its toughest warriors.[2]

For ages, Drustvar has served as the seat of power for House Waycrest, one of Kul Tiras's most powerful families. As the original home of the Drust in ancient times, the region witnessed intense fighting as the first humans battled to colonize the islands. Its legacy remains both dark and sinister, and has resurfaced in modern times in the form of perverse witchcraft and twisted cults.

History

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Drustvar is a forested, mountainous area.[3] It was once occupied by a race called the Drust. When humans arrived on Kul Tiras, they slew the Drust and took the area as their own.[4] The Drust created stone golems in their war with the settlers. The human armies, led by House Waycrest, researched their magics and created the Order of Embers to counter it.[5]

In the present day, Drustvar is controlled by the now missing Lord and Lady of House Waycrest, who have gone suspiciously absent. In their absence, Drustvar's contribution of arms (and sausages) has begun to dry up. The Alliance will need to work with their new allies to get to the bottom of the mystery, as well as the curse over the land.[3]

The harsh lands of Drustvar are ruled by House Waycrest, who conquered these lands after vanquishing the ancient, evil Drust. The edifices of the Drust still stand in ruin across the land, but that's not all that remains of this accursed people. Recently, their evil leader has been awakened—and if left unchecked, his dark power will spread throughout all of Kul Tiras. Upon arriving in Drustvar, you will be met with a request to visit Mayor Cyril White of Fallhaven in eastern Drustvar.[6]

Official preview

In the land of Drustvar, the stalwart protectors of House Waycrest hold fast along the western border, but recently all contact with them has been lost. Travel beyond the frontier to learn of their fate and battle the resurgence of an ancient and terrifying enemy.

Drustvar is a region known for the tenacity of the soldiers who protect it. Long after the defeat of the mysterious Drust who once dwelled there, the descendants of Arom Waycrest and his people continue to eke out a living in this unyielding land. They are known throughout Kul Tiras as being a hearty, stoic, and deeply superstitious people, and would make keen allies in the fight against the Horde—but now it's up to you to discover why they've gone silent.

Welcome to Drustvar

When first arriving in Drustvar, you'll be greeted by a dark and foreboding shoreline on the eastern border. Drustvar is a rugged land plagued by superstition, and signs of witchcraft are everywhere. The pathways through Glenbrook to Fallhaven are fraught with danger, so you'll need to stay on your guard. Dark rumors swirl as to what may have befallen the Waycrest family—and if the Alliance has any hope of convincing the Kul Tirans to join them, you'll need to untangle the mysteries that lay ahead.

Verdigris roofs and awnings adorn buildings of brick and wood, their amber window panes alight from within. The sea's intrinsic role in Kul Tiran culture is reflected in the architecture, and anchors and other symbols of the sea decorate doorways and awnings.

A stygian pallor looms over the town of Fallhaven, reeking of mystical meddling. A large and ominous construct stands as sentinel in the center of town, and the townsfolk are... unresponsive. You'll need to work diligently to break the curse on the town before you can make any progress toward getting to the heart of the troubles in Drustvar.

Cobblestone paths wind through the region and in and out of the various villages and towns. History and culture are deeply woven into the fabric of Kul Tiras, but so too are the workings of dark witches. Cursed and hopelessly twisted townsfolk and creatures work in servitude to these mystics' machinations, set to a task you'll need to decipher and put an end to—if you have the stomach for it.

Visitors to this region will need to rely on their wits, solve a few not-so-small issues the citizenry faces, and hopefully make some inroads with the people along the way.

There are more mysteries to unravel, and an ancient enemy is stirring in the land, causing a tremendous slew of trouble.

Take the Highroad

Traveling westward will lead to a large chain of rugged snow-touched mountains running from the northern border of the region to the southern Iceveil Glacier, nearly bisecting the region in two. Along Highroad Pass, you'll come across various wildlife and creatures, including Chillwind Yetis who find the cold of the mountains to their liking and food sources plentiful.

The road is fraught with danger, but you'll eventually arrive in the town of Arom's Stand, which overlooks a valley to the west. A tribute to Arom Waycrest stands vigil even as the people here struggle against the darkness that has swept over the land.

On the southwestern coast you'll cross into the Crimson Forest. Various shades of red assail your eyes and bear witness to the veracity of the name. The town of Falconhurst sits on the coast, and as in your previous travels through the region, you'll find this settlement is under siege by dark forces.

Tainted Rule

North of the Crimson Forest, the Ashenwood Grove bears witness to creatures adorned with fungi and strange creatures known as Fungarians patrolling the pathways. Farms dot the area and mines can be found dug into the mountainsides, but what should be bustling enterprises have ground to a halt as the witches' special brand of pestilent creatures wreak havoc.

Each clue found and mystery solved only puts forth more questions as to what could be ultimately manipulating events in Drustvar. Perhaps you'll find the source of the troubles within Waycrest Manor—ancestral home of the Waycrest family who watches over Drustvar.

A vast coastline surrounds Drustvar to the east, south, and west, where those brave enough can fish, boat, swim, and hunt for treasure. Inland, the mountains and forests provide a chance to hunt a variety of... interesting... creatures. To the north, the rolling hills and mountains of Stormsong Valley await, while eastward lies Tiragarde Sound—and even more opportunities to earn your way into the good graces of the Kul Tirans.[7]

Getting there

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Geography

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Maps and subregions

Map of Drustvar.

Instances

Instance name Level range Group size Approximate run time
Instance portal Waycrest Manor 110 - 120 5 player Unknown

Travel hubs

Alliance Flight Paths from Fallhaven
Alliance Flight Paths from Trader's Camp
Alliance Flight Paths from Hangman's Point

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Tiragarde Sound HordeAlliance 110 - 120 North and east ???

Notable characters

Main article: Drustvar NPCs

Quests

Main article: Drustvar storyline

Vignettes

Main article: Drustvar vignettes

Resources

  • Fishing
  • Herbalism
  • Skinning
  • Mining

Wild pets

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Wild creatures

Notes and trivia

  • There is a bar in Anyport called The Drust Bar.
  • In its earliest stages of development, Drustvar was planned to be a cold, frozen zone in northern Kul Tiras with the witches as only a small part of the story.[8]
  • During alpha and beta, the adjective for something related to Drustvar was "Drustvari".

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References

  1. ^ BlizzCon 2017, World of Warcraft | What's New
  2. ^ A [110 - 120] A Nation Divided
  3. ^ a b 2017-11-03, WOW: BATTLE FOR AZEROTH NEW CONTINENTS, ZONES, BLIZZCON 2017. Blizzpro, retrieved on 2017-04-11
  4. ^ 2017-05-11, BlizzCon 2017 Jeremy Feasel Interview – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2017-11-05
  5. ^ A [110 - 120] The Order of Embers
  6. ^ Alpha Development Notes
  7. ^ Battle for Azeroth Preview: Drustvar Visitor's Guide
  8. ^ BlizzCon 2017, Battle for Azeroth Demo | Drustvar Zone

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