Dun Algaz

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Dun Algaz, Loch Modan side.
Dun Algaz, Wetlands side.

Dun Algaz is the tunneled mountain pass area between Loch Modan and the Wetlands, and also a stronghold located in the pass. It is bordered by Algaz Station and Slabchisel's Survey. It existed at the time of the War of the Three Hammers.[1] In recent years however, the post was overrun by orcs from the Dragonmaw clan, forcing the dwarven mountaineers to abandon it and fall back to the upper tunnel of the pass. Travel between the dwarven homelands and Menethil Harbor is far more dangerous as a result, and anyone passing through Dun Algaz must be either powerful or quick.

Second War

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Following their defeat at Dun Modr, the orcs were forced to retreat south, across the Thandol Valley to a secondary outpost at Dun Algaz. Anduin Lothar, hoping to push the orcs even further back into Khaz Modan, ordered the destruction of the outpost.[2] Ultimately, their assault was unsuccessful and Horde forces were still prominent in the area. It became the Horde's last hold.[3]

In Year 10, Nekros Skullcrusher ordered his clan to move from Grim Batol to a new cave complex concealed within the mountain pass of Dun Algaz.[4]

In the RPG

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The northwestern corner of Loch Modan contains Dun Algaz Gate. Dun Algaz was a great mountain stronghold in the Second War. Even today, the derelict fortress serves as the main thoroughfare from Loch Modan and the dwarven lands in the south to the Wetlands in the north. Long ago, few enemies could penetrate the mountains around Loch Modan, and Algaz Gate served as an effective barrier, so the region was once among the most peaceful in the eastern continents.[5] It is nestled between the two tunnel sections, in a small adjoining valley, and has played a significant part in keeping the road between Loch Modan and Menethil Harbor clear and safe for travel.

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