Dun Modr

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Fortified city


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Dun Modr (pronounced [dʌn modrə]) is a fortified middle-sized dwarven city[1] 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.

The city contains a blacksmith shop and an inn-brewery.


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.


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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]


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In the RPG

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Dun Modr is a fallen dwarven city in the north of the Wetlands that was claimed and occupied by Dark Iron dwarves. They kill anything that enters their territory — including undead.[8][9]

The Dark Iron dwarves here uncovered ancient writings in their ruined fortress that spoke of an artifact called Ironbeard's Axe located in Ironbeard's Tomb.[9]

Notes and trivia


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.