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The wreckage of Northeron.
Northeron can be seen under Quel'Thalas in an early WoW map.

Northeron is the name of a location where some of the Wildhammer gryphon rider dwarves who fought in the Second War came from.[1] Kurdran Wildhammer himself hailed from the area.[2]


Second War

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Northeron was known for its mysterious ironwood tree forests,[3] the torrential storms from its frozen mountains,[4] ominous and foreboding peaks,[1] and jagged ice cliffs.[5]

During the second war, Carrick Irongrin lived and might have ruled the village of Northeron. During a Dragonmaw clan attack on top of red dragons, his village was raided and destroyed. Carrick watched from a hill afar but was not able to reach them in time. His daughter was one of casualties.[6]


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In the Cataclysm brought about by Deathwing, Northeron's famed icy cliffs rapidly melted, and most of the independent dwarves who lived there were killed in the subsequent buildup of Twilight's Hammer forces and the emergence of Iso'rath. Some of the wreckage is still visible along the northern coast. The region formerly known as Northeron is now considered the northernmost part of the Twilight Highlands. However, the nearby spiritual center of Kirthaven remains intact.[7]


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Original area

It is not clear what the original extent of Northeron was. Blizzard stated that its remains are in the northernmost part of the Highlands, indicating that the unnamed ruins were Northeron once (or at least, a town within Northeron). It is also stated that Iso'rath and the Twilight's Hammer forces served to put an end to this location and its many inhabitants.

It is not clear if Kirthaven was part of Northeron.

Original name

The Twilight Highlands might have previously been called the "Northeron wildlands".[8]