Isle of Dread
|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in World of Warcraft: Classic.
The Isle of Dread Feralas, south of Sardor Isle. It was the home to many level 60-62 elite chimaeras referred to as "chimaerok". The chimaeras, along with technically the whole isle, was a part of the Scepter of the Shifting Sands questline which opened the gates of Ahn'Qiraj.was an island once located off the west coast in
The chimaeras on the isle consisted of thee types, plus their leader.
The three lesser chimaeras dropped Chimaerok Tenderloins which was a quest-objective in . This quest eventually led to which gave the player . This recipe used furthermore Chimaerok Tenderloins to create which prior to the Burning Crusade was the most powerful food in the game. The recipe is still (as of Cataclysm) the only epic cooking recipe in the game.
Lord Lakmaeran, in addition to also dropping , also dropped which was an objective in the same quest. The carcass was eventually turned into a which was gobbled up by the gnome wizard Narain Soothfancy.
The isle was also the home to a group of naga who dwelled in a cave at the northern end. They were led by Lord Shalzaru, whom players were asked to kill as a quest for the former Feathermoon Stronghold. The cave itself seems to have been completely unique in design and went quite deep. There was a secret underwater passageway that lead into an inner chamber, although it had no apparent special uses besides being the location in which Lady Szallah resided. The only entrance to the central valley was in the southeastern part of the island, from all other sides the central valley was inaccessible due to unyielding cliffs.
In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the Isle of Dread was sunk by the tidal waves unleashed by the worldwide sundering. Since the chimaeras living on the isle haven't been seen anywhere else after it was sunk, they were presumably all killed before they could make their escape. The only remaining Chimaerok is Prince Lakma, a rare mob found in the mountain range between Silithus and Feralas, who bears the title <The Last Chimaerok>. He is likely the son of Lord Lakmaeran. The questline was also removed. The nearby Feathermoon Stronghold was damaged and abandoned as well, and a new Feathermoon Stronghold was built on the mainland of Feralas. The cave where Shalzaru resided also collapsed.
The underwater remains of the north end of the island are in Feralas' fatigue range, except for a small mountain range cutting the north edge off from the rest of the island. The occasional Coast Crawl Snapclaws and Coast Crawl Deepseers can be found here. The whole island except for the northern edge has been stripped clean of everything.
In Warcraft III
- Having allied with a trio of Bronze Dragons, the Centaur are the uncontested rulers of this island. Build up a reasonable force before you pick a fight.
In the RPG
Off the coast of Feralas there are two large islands, one being the Isle of Dread. Directly south of Sardor Isle, across a narrow channel, lies this place, home to ancient ruins from the Sundering. The night elves of Feathermoon studied them until recently, when naga of the Hatecrest tribe showed up and moved in. Shandris Feathermoon is sure the Hatecrest is up to no good. Whatever they're looking for in that place, it bodes ill.