Vandermar Village

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Vandermar Village seen on a Warcraft III map.
Vandermar Village.
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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

Vandermar Village was a Lordaeron village situated northeast of Lordamere Lake near the City of Lordaeron.

History

During the Third War, many acolytes of the Cult of the Damned lived in hiding in Vandermar Village. The village was safe from aggressors (save for a handful of bandits) and for a long period of time, Vandermar Village remained unscathed while the Scourge rampaged through Lordaeron.

After returning from Northrend and succeeding his father through regicide, Arthas Menethil was summoned by Tichondrius to the outskirts of Vandermar Village. Tichondrius instructed Arthas to rally the acolytes of the Cult of the Damned in order to reanimate Kel'Thuzad.[1] Arthas gathered the Cult of the Damned, destroying the village in the process. During his battles with Vandermar's garrison of soldiers, Arthas bolstered his forces by reanimating the dead bodies recently laid to rest in the Vandermar Village cemetery. As such, it was likely the first village in the Eastern Kingdoms he destroyed.

In World of Warcraft

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This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Vandermar village is not present in World of Warcraft in any identifiable form. Given its relative position on Warcraft III maps, it is likely to be either in the eastern area of the Tirisfal Glades, the northern area of the Alterac Mountains, or in a portion of the Western Plaguelands west of Andorhal. In another version of the Warcraft III map seen in the printed manual but not the game itself (where Brill is south of Andorhal), Brill is in the exact same location as Vandermar Village.

Locations of a few settlements in Warcraft III, such as Brill, are known to differ significantly from their positions in World of Warcraft, so it is possible that this village is located elsewhere. Considering those changes, it could be presumed that it is Deathknell, the Forsaken starting area, or it may have been destroyed entirely by the Scourge or the Burning Legion.

References

  1. ^ "Path of the Damned: Trudging through the Ashes", Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Blizzard Entertainment.