Tainted Scar

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The remaining Tainted Scar
The altar

The Tainted Scar was a large expanse in southwestern Blasted Lands that served as a domain to many of the remaining forces of the Burning Legion that remained on Azeroth after the Third War. Another such group of demons remains in the similarly scorched and twisted Darkwhisper Gorge. With their leaders gone and their forces diminished, they had no choice but to stand fast and wait for the Dark Portal to open once again. When the Dark Portal was opened some of the demons retreated into it, while others did not.

Following the shattering, a group of worgen sailed to the southern point of the scar and built the settlement of Surwich. Due to the efforts of their worgen druid leader, Marl Wormthorn, much of the scar was transformed into a forest. However the demonic energy in the region was too strong, and the forest became tainted.

While most of the scar has been taken over by the forest a small part of the area still remains intact. It is here an altar stands. Daio the Decrepit remains here preforming rituals with the demons. Occasionally Narixxus the Doombringer will appear behind the altar.


The Tainted Forest which consumed much of the scar.

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This area is covered with a thick, vile mist that chokes mortals stupid enough to venture close. Demons dwell here and pervert the already taxed land with their energies. Many people believe that Lord Kazzak of the Burning Legion resides in a tower hidden in the poisonous fog, but few have returned to give details.[1] That was before Lord Kazzak departed for Outland, when the Dark Portal was reopened in The Burning Crusade. Also, in World of Warcraft, no tower or any buildings exist in this area.


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Gallery of the Scar prior to the cataclysm:

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