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- For the Warcraft III building, see Necropolis (Warcraft III).
- For the building in Nazmir, see Necropolis (Nazmir).
The adopted the nerubians' distinctive architectural style after the War of the Spider, and Naxxramas was literally torn free from the ground by agents of the . It is also said that conceived both Naxxramas and Acherus: The Ebon Hold. They are then summoned by acolytes.
During the Scourge Invasion, multiple necropolises appeared in the skies of Azeroth, transmitting communications and other assistance to the Scourge's ground forces. While the Forsaken dealt with curing the plague, the Church of the Holy Light pledged itself to destroy the necropolises. Using the concentration of Light energy from the naaru of Shattrath City and the shared benedictions from its faithful, the Church created holy artifacts able to strike down the flying structures.
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Naxxramas has moved to the Dragonblight and six new discovered necropoli — two in Borean Tundra, three in Zul'Drak, and one under construction in Icecrown. Although Naxxramas is the most famous, Malykriss: The Vile Hold is said to be the mightiest necropolis ever constructed being built from Saronite.
In Warcraft III, a necropolis is weaker than a Halls of the Dead, which in turn is weaker than a Black Citadel, but in World of Warcraft there does not seem to be a strong or definitive ranking between different types. There are two unnamed generic types, one seen during the Scourge Invasion based on Naxxramas, and a rounder type with an interior seen throughout Northrend, but no power scale has been given. However, Naxxramas, which is seemingly the largest and most important Necropolis, is said to not be able to withstand a direct assault from Acherus: The Ebon Hold. Also, Malykriss: The Vile Hold, Acherus' replacement, is made of Saronite and implied to be even more powerful.
- Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands and Broken Shore
- Kolramas, Zul'Drak
- Malykriss: The Vile Hold, Icecrown
- Naxxanar, Borean Tundra
- Naxxramas, Dragonblight
- Talramas, Borean Tundra
- Voltarus, Zul'Drak
- Zeramas, Zul'Drak
- , a portable pet
Necropolis near Ironforge during the Scourge Invasion.
- Originally the Undercity was called "Necropolis" in early concept maps for World of Warcraft. The quest mentions a Necropolis while talking about Undercity, which may be a remnant of the alpha stage considering the ID of the quest.
- ^ War of the Spider (History of Warcraft)
- ^ Fredericksen, Evelyn. Road to Damnation 3. Archived from the original on 2006-11-28. Retrieved on 2010-11-06.
- ^ Compendium of Fallen Heroes
- ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Game Manual, 39.
- ^ Argent Emissary#Quotes
- ^ Bishop Lazaril#Quotes
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- ^ Talk:Scourge Invasion#Plural of Necropolis.
- ^ http://blizzplanet.com/news/2857
- ^ a b Talk:Necropolis (Warcraft III)#Blizzard's Spelling
- ^ Grand Apothecary Putress#Scourge Invasion 2
- ^ File:ABE - Lordaeron and Khaz Modan map.jpg
- ^ File:WoWCE - Lordaeron.jpg