Kul Tiras

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This article is about the island itself. For the human kingdom, see Kul Tiras (kingdom).
AllianceKul Tiras
Level: 110-120
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Between Lordaeron and the Broken Isles

Kul Tiras (also spelled as Kul'Tiras,[1][2][3] pronounced KOOL-teer-AHS)[4] is an island once located south-west of Lordaeron and west of Khaz Modan. During the Cataclysm, the island was shifted out to sea by shifting tectonic plates.[5]

A human nation, also called Kul Tiras, can be found on the island.

Geography

Map of Kul Tiras from the BlizzCon 2017.

Kul Tiras is cold and mountainous, but rich with metal ores and other valuable natural resources.[6][7]

Originally, it was a large island off Khaz Modan's west coast, between the continents of Azeroth and Lordaeron. Crestfall and Tol Barad were also near the island. When Deathwing broke free, the island was shifted out to sea by shifting tectonic plates.[8] It has since moved somewhat northwest, now west of Tol Barad and Lordaeron and slightly southeast of the Broken Isles.

Zones

Kul Tiras is separated into three zones. All Kul Tiras zones are scaled to the player's level.

Places

A tavern named Mowbry's Tavern existed. Rych used to visit it.[9]

In the RPG

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The unsettled areas are covered with rolling hills and sparse evergreen woods. Kul Tiras is temperate, though subject to sudden ocean storms. The nation is also very windy, which makes zeppelin rides perilous. Wild game includes few forest creatures such as foxes, squirrels and the occasional black bear.

The biggest asset to Kul Tiras is also its greatest danger: the sea. Kul Tiras's shores possess good fishing and provide ample seafood. It is said that Kul Tiras has the best lobster and king crab in all the land.

The Undermine map contains a boat path to/from Kul Tiras.

Kul Tiras appears on the maps in Lands of Conflict, Lands of Mystery, and World of Warcraft: Game Manual.

Boralus

Main article: Boralus

The main settlement on the island of Kul Tiras is Boralus, the capital city of the nation.

Drisburg

Main article: Drisburg

Drisburg is located on the northern coastline of Kul Tiras, the remains of what used to be a town with a large amount of immigrants from Khaz Modan. It was a thriving community until the Third War, as a Scourge army arrived and moved to raid the town. The garrison was far too small to save the city and although Duke Falrevere was nearby with his fleet, he decided that even if he was able to save the town it would claim too many casualties, so he turned his ships and abandoned Kul Tiras.

Notes & trivia

  • Kul Tiras appeared as an area with boat lanes in very early concept maps for World of Warcraft.[10]

Gallery

Concept art

Speculation

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  • Kul Tiras may have been mentioned in Blood of Our Fathers as Aldous Lescovar said that Jaina Proudmoore's homeland burned in slag. It could be a reference to the breaking of Kul Tiras' tectonic plates that caused it to move northwest.
  • Since previous maps show the island as a whole and with different shape, the Battle for Azeroth map portrays the island differently — divided by a river into three areas. It is possible that the river and shape changes are a result of the Cataclysm that moved the island.

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