Dun Modr

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Dun Modr.

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 is occupied by Dark Iron dwarves, which claim the fallen city as their own.

History

Second War

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Dun Modr has traditionally been of major strategic importance for controlling the region. During the Second War, an orcish outpost was nestled near the ruins of the ancient dwarven city,[1] which was a vital staging area for Horde troops[2] and had repeatedly beaten back Alliance troops while ravaging the surrounding farmlands.[1]

A major battle was eventually fought to retake Dun Modr from the Horde. Alliance forces stroke from Tol Barad,[1] their taskforce of Stromgarde warriors laying siege to the outpost and capturing it.[2] They were able to force the orcs to retreat south to a secondary outpost at Dun Algaz.[3] The Horde forces ultimately made a counter attack retaking Dun Modr, and even bringing their forces to bear against the island citadel of Tol Barad itself.[1]

The Alliance held the ruins after the war, attacking the remaining orcs in the region.[4]

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.[5] The Dark Irons were led by a powerful warlock, Balgaras the Foul.

Cataclysm

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After the Cataclysm, it was revealed that the Dark Iron dwarves of Dun Modr were, in fact, loyal members of the Twilight's Hammer.[6] Thargas Anvilmar led Alliance heroes in driving them out.[7]

NPCs

Trivia

  • 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.[1][4] 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.
  • In the hills far above Dun Modr there is a crashed zeppelin.

Gallery

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Dun Modr now has a new Alliance flight path.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): All of the mobs here have had their elite tag removed.

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