Southern base of Teldrassil
Rut'theran Village was a village port for the night elven city of Darnassus, located at the very bottom of the World Tree Teldrassil. There is a portal here that goes directly into Darnassus, as well as three docks with regular boats going to the Exodar and Stormwind City. There is also a hippogryph roost that goes, for free, to both Darkshore and, for druids, Moonglade in Northern Kalimdor. The Midsummer Fire Festival braziers are lit here.
World of Warcraft
During the Cataclysm, several parts of the village were destroyed, five residents lost their lives, and the Darkshore town of Auberdine was destroyed as well. Some of the services in Rut'theran were relocated to other parts of the now shattered island, and docks were added for the destinations previously reachable from Auberdine.
Battle for Azeroth
Rut'theran Village was then struck first by the siege weapons, its crowded docks engulfed in flames. Kaldorei civilians that did not die immediately would only drown in the surrounding waters. The village, along with the rest of Teldrassil, would be utterly destroyed within the hour of its burning.
- Krennan Aranas <Royal Chemist>
Goods and services
- Daryn Lightwind <Cenarion Lore Keeper>
- Erelas Ambersky
- Gilneas Refugee
- Guards: Darnassus Sentinel x8
The boat on the eastern dock is permanently berthed and doesn't go anywhere. In the Cataclysm beta, this was where worgen characters disembarked after leaving Gilneas for the main world, but at some point it was changed to the western dock.
In the RPG
Rut'theran's harbor lines the roots of the grand tree, and this humble but friendly village provides just a taste of the majestic locations held in Teldrassil's mighty branches. Boats and hippogryphs carry passengers between Rut'theran and Auberdine. This is one of the primary breeding grounds of the hippogryphs, and eggs from all across Kalimdor arrive here for care. Inside Rut'theran is a shimmering portal that leads to Darnassus, far above.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Flight path moved to a patch of land slightly farther away from Teldrassil. Flight path to Lor'danel added. Docks to Exodar and Stormwind Harbor added, dock to Auberdine removed.