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Violet Citadel

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The Violet Citadel.

The Violet Citadel (or the Violet Tower)[1] is the main fortress of Dalaran which housed/houses the Eye of Dalaran, Chamber of Air, research laboratories and great spell libraries of the Kirin Tor — the mage class of Dalaran. The towering spire raised by magic is located the heart of the city.[2] It's majestic spires and great halls, roofed by thick slate the color of lapis lazuli, gave the citadel its name.[3]

The Violet Citadel is the location of the Grand Library.[4] There's a vault below the Violet Citadel where the Council of Tirisfal trapped the dreadlord Kathra'natir 2,600 years BDP.[5] The Violet Citadel also contains the Arcane Vault which houses Dalaran's most powerful artifacts. It was from there that Teron Gorefiend stole the Eye of Dalaran and killed Sathera.[6]

In the rebuilt Dalaran seen in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, the Violet Citadel is home to Rhonin and his council of advisors — Vereesa Windrunner, Archmage Aethas Sunreaver, and Archmage Modera — who rule Dalaran and lead the Kirin Tor in its war against the blue dragonflight and Scourge. It is also the location of the Kirin Tor quartermaster who is located on an upper platform directly behind the four leaders.

After Rhonin's death, many, if not all mages of the Kirin Tor gathered here to commemorate the fallen archmage.[7]

The tallest spire atop the Violet Citadel is actually a weapon used for the defense of the city and offense against its enemies. However, after the weapon was used against the Burning Legion during the assault on Broken Shore it was sabotaged by the Legion.[8][9] The dreadlord Kathra'natir, helpless and imprisoned within the  [Nightborne Soulstone], has his power siphoned to re-power the weapon.[10]


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Notes and trivia



  1. ^ Magister Varenthas#Quotes
  2. ^ The First Guardian, intro
  3. ^ The Last Guardian
  4. ^ The Last Guardian, pg. 18
  5. ^ The First Guardian, pg. 4
  6. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal
  7. ^ Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War
  8. ^ N Mage [110] An Urgent Situation
  9. ^ N Mage [110] Backup Plan
  10. ^ N Mage [110] Arming Dalaran
  11. ^ Wowhead
  12. ^ Cycle of Hatred, chapter 12: ...The words were barely out of his mouth when Aegwynn teleported back to the Violet Citadel, in desperate need of sleep...
  13. ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual, Nations of the Alliance, Dalaran
  14. ^ The Last Guardian, chapter 7
  15. ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual, Alliance Buildings, Mage Tower

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