Nazjatar

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Type

Capital city

Races

NagaNaga Naga

Government

Absolute monarchy

Ruler(s)
Languages
Faiths

Cult of personality around, and worship of, Queen Azshara

Affiliation
Location

Great Sea (under the Maelstrom)

Status

Active

There, at the bottom of the Maelstrom, the naga built for themselves a new city, Nazjatar, from which they would rebuild their power. It would take over ten thousand years before the naga would reveal their existence to the surface world.
The Sundering of the World

Nazjatar (pronounced "NAWZ-juh-tahr")[2] is the subaqueous capital city of the naga race, specifically those loyal to Queen Azshara, the former ruler of the Kaldorei Empire.

History

The city was constructed following the events of the Great Sundering, when the remaining Highborne became the naga and, under the direction of their ever-pragmatic Queen Azshara and Lady Vashj,[3] set about constructing a new capital beneath the waves of the Great Sea. Thus, Nazjatar was created. It now serves as the seat of Azshara's court and the point from which she and her followers constantly plot to one day reclaim that which they once ruled. In this city which rivals even the splendor of the previous Kaldorei capital of Zin-Azshari, Azshara rules over virtually the entire naga race and its various tribes and factions.[citation needed] 

The naga of Nazjatar are masters of sorcery and natural dwellers of the ocean deeps.[4]

According to Archaeologist Adamant Ironheart, Warlord Sriss'tiz on Azuremyst Isle would receive reinforcements directly from Nazjatar.

In the RPG

Nazjatar's location in the Eye.

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Geography

Nazjatar is found in a trench beneath the Eye of the Maelstrom. Nearby areas of interest include Mak'aru — capital city of the makrura lobster-men, Gishan Caverns, Pillar Deep, the Boiling Terrace, Rift, and Drowned Reaches.[5] The size of the city is not known, but it is most likely extremely large, the naga having been given thousands of undisturbed years to develop it fully.

Gallery

Notes & trivia

  • Naga on the Broken Isles occasionally yell: "For Nazjatar!", while some on Outland yell: "By Nazjatar's Depths!"
  • A map datamined from Battle for Azeroth alpha is labeled as Nazjatar.[6]

Speculations

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  • The destruction wrought by the Deathwing's emergence from Deepholm may have damaged Nazjatar, as this violent event occurred in the the vicinity of the Maelstrom and, as such, near the naga capital.
  • The name 'Nazjatar' is presumably derived from the name of the naga language, Nazja.

References

See also