- For the subzone located in the Eastern Plaguelands after the events of the Death Knight starting zone, see Ruins of the Scarlet Enclave.
The Plaguelands: The Scarlet Enclave (also called the Scarlet Lands), often shortened to Scarlet Enclave, is the name of the starting area for all death knight players in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.
- Main article: Plaguelands
The Enclave is an instanced area set in the southeastern corner of the Eastern Plaguelands and encompasses the city of Tyr's Hand, the villages of New Avalon and Havenshire, and a small region around Light's Hope Chapel. The death knights start at a necropolis called Acherus: The Ebon Hold. The towns, New Avalon and Havenshire, are pristine and untouched by death, and it is the duty of the death knight - who at first starts in the service of the Lich King - to lay waste to both towns and participate in a final battle for Light's Hope Chapel before they can join the "main world".
The Scarlet Enclave is separated based on faction: Alliance players will not see Horde ones while inside the instanced area, and vice versa. However, once the death knight leaves the instanced area and returns to the "main world", both sides will be able to see one another normally. The entire region (with the exception of Acherus, Death's Breach, Tyr's Hand and everything on the western side of the mountains beneath Acherus) is marked as Ruins of the Scarlet Enclave in the main Eastern Plaguelands, and is accessible from Tyr's Hand or the cave in the Noxious Glade (which was used to reach the main battlefield for  The Light of Dawn).
Maps and Subregions
Map of Plaguelands: The Scarlet Enclave.
Major Towns and Points
- Main article: Scarlet Enclave NPCs
- Main article: Death knight quests
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