- For lore, see Skull of Gul'dan.
Skull of Gul'dan
The Skull of Gul'dan appears in A Destiny of Flame and Sorrow. Unlike other items, it appears as a building that can be targeted and destroyed in order for Illidan Stormrage to consume it.
Its 3D model was originally intended for a building called the "Altar of Chaos", which could have been the Altar of the planned Burning Legion faction.
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Rather than an oversized skull, the building may have represented the skull and its altar. The Cataclysm quest  The Skull of Gul'dan implies that a red crystal was used as an altar for the Skull of Gul'dan.
"Altar of Chaos" concept art.