Icemist Village

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Small village

Sources: Wrath of the Lich King
Main building.

Icemist Village is located on the edge of Lake Wintergrasp within the Dragonblight. [25, 39] It is said that the village was originally an Icemist tauren outpost, but it is unclear how long ago that was. Icemist Village then became the capital of the taunka.[1] Now the ravaged capital of the taunka, it was destroyed by undead nerubians and is currently controlled by the Scourge forces out of Azjol Nerub. The Scourge here are led by Under-King Anub'et'kan whom players must kill during the Strength of Icemist quest chain.

The taunka chieftain, Roanauk Icemist, is currently being imprisoned amongst the ruins of the village. The player frees him in the Strength of Icemist quest chain.


The village is the capital of the winter tauren, the taunka. While there are many taunka villages throughout Northrend, including in the Borean Tundra, Grizzly Hills, and Howling Fjord, all tribes still answer to the high chief. The taunka high chief, Roanauk Icemist, has become Icemist Village's most recent ruler. Recently, the village was attacked by the Scourge and brought into ruin. Some of the taunka were able to escape and were held in protective custody at the Westwind Refugee Camp on the western border of the Dragonblight.[1] Roanauk Icemist, however, was captured and remains in the ruins of the village.


In the RPG

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Tauren who moved to the Dragonblight lived only in one place, Icemist Village. Icemist Village was once a small village[2] perched on the edge of Lake Wintergrasp.[2] A pack of Icemist tauren settled on the west edge of the Dragonblight, on the shore of Lake Wintergrasp. They didn't venture into the blight proper very often, preferring the clean cold of the lake to the bitter air of doom and death of the blight.[2] Icemist Village was a pleasant outpost, with friendly and helpful tauren. Most travelers in Northrend stopped there when passing in its direction. Travelers could always find someone with whom to trade or share information over a drink.

The tauren kept a ready supply of food, drink, clothes, and basic tools, and sold them to anyone who was in need. They even gave things away, if people were desperate, and they even dragged in travelers they found collapsed on the lake or in the surrounding area. Tundra Coldhoof oversaw the village.[2]


  1. ^ a b H [72] The Taunka and the Tauren
  2. ^ a b c d Lands of Mystery, pg. 99-100.