Khaz Modan

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For the dwarven kingdom sometimes referred to as Khaz Modan, see Ironforge (kingdom).

NeutralKhaz Modan
Level: 1 - 60; 84 - 90
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The mountainous subcontinent of Khaz Modan is found on the Eastern Kingdoms, between Stormwind and Lordaeron. It is the home of the dwarves, led by the Council of Three Hammers. It means "Mountain of Khaz" in Dwarven, in honor of the titan shaper Khaz'goroth.[1]

During the Second War, Khaz Modan was occupied by the Bleeding Hollow clan, who was guarding the refinement operations of the Horde.[2] Forces of Stromgarde and Kul Tiras were stationed along the northern border of Khaz Modan, fighting to keep the orcs from advancing into southern Lordaeron.[3] Danath Trollbane made a name for himself as a great leader during the final battle for the liberation of the continent.[4]

In the World of Warcraft Manual the continent of Khaz Modan is referred to as both Khaz Modan and Loch Modan.[5] It is bordered by the continent of Azeroth to the south (and associated Kingdom of Stormwind), and Lordaeron to the north.

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Map of Khaz Modan in the Game Manual.

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Trivia

  • It seems very likely that Khaz Modan derives its name from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and Khazâd, what Middle-earth's Dwarves name themselves in their native language of Khuzdul, and/or the ruined dwarven city of Khazad-dûm (Moria).

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  1. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1
  2. ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual, Clans of the Horde, Bleeding Hollow Clan
  3. ^ Tol Barad (WC2 Human)
  4. ^ Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal manual, Legends of the Land, Danath
  5. ^ "The other two continents of the Eastern Kingdoms are Loch Modan in the center and Lordaeron in the north. Sometimes you will see reference to Azeroth the world, and other time you will see reference to Azeroth the continent." World of Warrcaft Manual, 104