Dun Modr (pronounced [dʌn modrə]) is a fortified middle-sized dwarven city that sits along the road just south of Thandol Span, in the north of the Wetlands. It was occupied by Dark Iron dwarves, which claimed the fallen city as their own. It was eventually recaptured by Thargas Anvilmar of Ironforge.
Dun Modr has traditionally been of a major strategic point of importance for controlling the region. During the Second War it fell to the Orcish Horde, who built an outpost nestled near the ruins of the ancient dwarven city. The outpost had repeatedly beaten back Alliance troops while raiding the surrounding farmlands, and it was was a vital staging area for Horde troops.
A major battle was eventually fought to retake Dun Modr from the Horde. Alliance forces struck from the nearby island citadel of Tol Barad, their taskforce of Stromgarde warriors laying siege and capturing the orcish outpost. They forced the orcs into a southwards retreat to their secondary outpost at Dun Algaz. The Horde forces ultimately made a counter-attack, retaking Dun Modr and even bringing their forces to bear against Tol Barad itself.
World of Warcraft
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While Ironforge soldiers gave their lives in far off territories in the name of the Alliance, the dwarven lands fell prey to the evil deeds of the Dark Iron dwarves. They laid waste to the Thandol Span, and southern Dun Modr fell soon after. The Dark Irons were led by a powerful warlock named Balgaras the Foul.
This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.
After the Cataclysm, it was revealed that the Dark Iron dwarves of Dun Modr were, in fact, loyal members of the Twilight's Hammer. Thargas Anvilmar led Alliance heroes in driving them out, retaking Dun Modr for Ironforge.
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In the RPG
Notes and trivia
- In the hills far above Dun Modr there is a crashed zeppelin.
- The Warcraft II game demo has a mission called Dun Argath that is situated in Khaz Modan. If not a separate location, it could be an earlier, production name for Dun Modr.
- Dun Modr was originally depicted as north of the Thandol Span in older sources. In World of Warcraft the early concept maps still followed that fact, but in the end the city was eventually moved south of the Span.
- Dun Modr may be related to the found at Whelgar's Excavation Site.
Dun Modr's position in Warcraft II.
Dun Modr (black base) and Tol Barad (red base) in the Warcraft II human campaign.
Dun Modr (blue base) and Tol Barad (red base) in the Warcraft II orc campaign.
Dun Modr can be seen in an early World of Warcraft map.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Dun Modr now has a new Alliance flight path.
- Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): All of the mobs here have had their elite tag removed.