The Great Forge is the heart and soul of dwarven culture, where all of their ingenious creations and weapons are made. It gave the ancient dwarf capital its name. At its center is the famed Great Anvil, where most of the best dwarven blacksmithing trainers can be found. Ringed around the Great Forge are several foundries pouring molten slag and a great deal of shops and guild offices, including trainers for cooking, mining, first aid, tailoring and leatherworking, as well as the High Seat, the court of the High King Magni Bronzebeard. Ironforge's gryphon master is also located here. The current keeper of the Great Forge is Myolor Sunderfury.
It was here, upon the Great Anvil itself, that the legendary blade Ashbringer was forged by King Magni.
Shops found on the outer edge of the Great Forge:
- The Bronze Kettle
- Burbik's Supplies
- Deep Mountain Mining Guild
- Finespindle's Leather Goods
- Ironforge Physician
- Stonebrow's Clothier
- Thistlefuzz Arcanery
- Cask 'n' Anvil
The Great Forge is depicted close to its World of Warcraft incarnation.