Winterspring (Classic)

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For the lore of the zone and its status after the Cataclysm, see Winterspring.
NeutralWinterspring
Level: 55-60
Winterspring.jpg
Capital(s) Everlook (3,000)
Population 6,500
Races

Night elfNight elf Night elf (2,600)
GoblinGoblin Goblin (1,626)
Wildkin Wildkin (975)
Blue dragonflight Blue dragonflight (650)

Other (650)
Major settlements Starfall Village (1,500)
Mazthoril (550)
Minor settlements Winterfall Village (300)
Affiliation None
Location Northeastern Kalimdor

Winterspring (aka Winterspring Valley or Winterspring Grove) is a valley located in northeastern Kalimdor, east of Felwood and Hyjal, and north of Azshara. It is a cold land perpetually covered in snow and holds the goblin city of Everlook, old night elf holdings, and the traditional homeland of the blue dragonflight. Many wild creatures roam the beautiful landscape. However, the southern parts of the region have been completely taken over by demons.

History

Thousands of years ago, this valley upon the slopes of Mount Hyjal served as a place for the night elves to start anew in the wake of the Great Sundering. A realm of near-perpetual winter, the valley has long been involved in a struggle between malevolent blue dragons and the fearsome white frostsaber cats.[1]

During the events of Reign of Chaos the valley was in a rare period of springtime or summer with no snow to be seen anywhere.

Getting there

The Timbermaw Tunnel

Winterspring can be accessed through Timbermaw Hold. To reach Winterspring, head through the hold entrance in the northeastern tip of Felwood and continue straight after the bridge. In order to pass through the hold without the Timbermaw Furbolgs attacking you, you will need to have reached at least unfriendly reputation with the Timbermaw furbolgs. There are several quests in Felwood which can be completed to raise reputation with them.

Geography

Winterspring Valley is above Moonglade and is the last stop along the road that winds up to Hyjal Peak. The valley is separated from Moonglade, lower on the mountain slope, by a thick, white cloud bank. Winterspring is a cold realm consistently covered with snow and frost. Once above the clouds, the air is crisp and clean and the sun shines often when the snow is not falling. The trees of Winterspring were bent and twisted into odd positions during the climactic Battle of Mount Hyjal. Many of the World Tree's massive roots are also exposed here, towering overhead like massive oak archways. This otherwise cold and serene place shakes with periodic conflict between the forces of the sorcerer-dragon Cobaltann and the night elves who strive to drive them from the slopes of Mount Hyjal. Snow cats, bears, and other creatures of the wild are seen here on occasion, but only rarely due to the high altitude. It is a place of cold medium forest and rugged mountains.[1]

Both the Steamwheedle Cartel and the night elves have established bases in the region. Though there are no instanced dungeons or battlegrounds in Winterspring, there are several micro dungeons in the area.

Maps and subregions

Winterspring map
Darkwhisper GorgeDun MandarrEverlookFrostfire Hot Springs
Frostsaber RockFrostwhisper GorgeThe Hidden GroveIce Thistle Hills
Lake Kel'TherilMazthorilMoon Horror DenOwl Wing Thicket
The Ruins of Kel'TherilStarfall VillageTimbermaw HoldTimbermaw Post
Winterfall Village

Warcraft III

Barrow Dens (WC3) • Cursed Glade (WC3)

Mazthoril

Elite areas

Travel hubs

Everlook

AllianceHorde Flight paths from Everlook

Regions adjacent to Winterspring

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Felwood Horde Alliance 50-60 West By foot through Timbermaw Hold or flightpaths from Everlook to Bloodvenom Post or Talonbranch Glade
Azshara Horde Alliance 45-55 Southeast By jumping down with [Slow Fall]/ [Parachute Cloak]/ [Levitate] from the small camp east of Frostwhisper Gorge
Moonglade Horde Alliance 50-60 Northwest By foot through Timbermaw Hold or flight paths from Everlook to Shrine of Remulos

Notable characters

Frostsaber Rock
Main article: Winterspring NPCs

Winterspring is home to several characters of note. At the Frostfire Hot Springs, Donova Snowden attempts to find out more about the taint that has affected the local furbolgs. On Frostsaber Rock, Rivern Frostwind enlists aid in providing food and safety for his pets in exchange for the secret to tame them. And high above Mazthoril, the matron protector Haleh sends bold adventurers into the deepest lairs of the black dragonflight in search of draconic artifacts of power.

Quests

Main article: Winterspring quests
See also: Winterspring questing guide

Resources

Starfall Village

Wild creatures

Darkwhisper Gorge

Notes

  • Darkwhisper Gorge occupies a rather large portion of the zone. It holds elite demons of an approximate five-man difficulty who guard a non-functional entrance to Hyjal.

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