Thunder Ridge

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Thunder Ridge is an area located in the land of Durotar, just southwest of Orgrimmar. Previously home to many herds of thunder lizards, this breathtaking gorge was flooded by the Southfury River during the Shattering.


After the Third War

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Shortly after the founding of Durotar, Rexxar and his companions journeyed to Thunder Ridge to obtain  [Shimmerweed] for Drek'Thar, Thrall's Far Seer. Rexxar noticed a change in the lizard's behavior, and informed Drek'Thar upon his return to Orgrimmar. Drek'Thar and Rexxar later discovered a human lumber operation that was deforesting the ridge and driving the lizards mad. They were forced to put down the lizards to prevent disaster.

Thunder Ridge

Cycle of Hatred

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Thunder Ridge's dense forest was razed which prompted its thunder lizards to move to Drygulch Ravine.[1] Jaina Proudmoore, told by Thrall, went to investigate and discovered that the trees were cut by magic.

World of Warcraft

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A small sect of Burning Blade led by Fizzle Darkclaw resided within the region and spread chaos in their wake.[2] Orgnil Soulscar ordered Horde agents to kill Fizzle and claim his claw as proof. Meanwhile Uzzek instructed Horde warriors of thinning the local thunder lizard population in order to prove their strength.[3]

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In the wake of the Cataclysm Thunder Ridge became flooded, killing the thunder lizards and the Burning Blade within the valley. Horde agents were sent into the ridge in order to obtain  [Fizzle's Orb] from his corpse and remove the corpses of the thunder lizards in order to make the new water source drinkable.[4][5]

Within the flooded ridge are golden stonefish This fish can't be caught by normal means due to its jaws that snap through any lures and hooks. Besides, their scale prevents them from any damage but massive electrical discharge nearby that can be caused by  [Drowned Thunder Lizard Tail]. Thus Razgar sends Horde fishermen to acquire the tails and bring him three of the golden stonefish.[6]

In the RPG

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Thunder lizards gave the place its name, once roaming the landscape in great numbers. Tallstriders were also seen hanging out on the fringes with an eye out for an easy lunch.[7] Before being flooded, the ridge was also a hideout for the Burning Blade, led by the goblin warlock Fizzle Darkstorm.[8]




  1. ^ Cycle of Hatred, chapter 7
  2. ^ H [12] Dark Storms
  3. ^ H Warrior [10] Path of Defense
  4. ^ H [10] Fizzled
  5. ^ H [10] Thunder Down Under
  6. ^ H [110 Daily] A Golden Opportunity
  7. ^ Arthaus. Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, 197,198. ISBN 9781588460714. 
  8. ^ Kiley, Ellen P.. Lands of Mystery, 35. ISBN 9781588467843. 
  9. ^ Wowhead