Southwestern Arathi Highlands
World of Warcraft
An expedition of Blackwater Raiders, led by Captain Steelgut and Captain O'Breen, was sent to this region in search of an elven treasure. A device made by two gnomish engineers, Doctor Draxlegauge and Professor Phizzlethorpe, detected elven gems calcified within the stones of the Drowned Reef.
Unfortunately, due to a mysterious tide caused by the naga guarding the sunken ruins, two of the three ships sank. The third ship, the Harbinger, landed safely on the shore; however its crew was trapped in the bay until some adventurers agreed to fight the naga and retrieve the navigation logs from the sunken ships.
The mountain near the Cove was excavated to make it easier to locate, also making a well marked path carved into the hills just east of Stromgarde Keep.
Battle for Azeroth
At some point the Blackwater Raiders left the cove, and after conflict erupted between the Alliance and the Horde at Stromgarde Keep and Ar'gorok, Faldir's Cove was taken by the Alliance. It remains in their control, even if Stromgarde is lost.
In the RPG
A hidden port behind Stromgarde in the Arathi coast still exists, accessible through a series of hidden caves. It used to allow for secure trade between the north and the south. As far down as Booty Bay, in fact.
- In Classic the cove can be reached through a short tunnel southeast of Stromgarde Keep's walls at . You can either start at the east end of the Stromgarde walls at about , and walk mostly west to the tunnel entrance; or come from the west side of Stromgarde, though that route is substantially more difficult. If you arrive at Faldir's Cove via some other route, the entrance to the tunnel at returns you to the mainland.
- There were two planned subzones around this area that were removed in the beta of World of Warcraft.