Zul'Dare

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Zul'Dare on the World of Warcraft manual map.

Zul'Dare[1] (or Zul'dare)[2] is an island that is part of the kingdom of Kul Tiras.[3] It is located either south or southeast of the peninsula of Gilneas, on the southern edge of the Channel Islands of Baradin Bay.

Zul'Dare has not been introduced in World of Warcraft, and its status is unknown.

Second War

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At the start of the Second War, just before the battle of Hillsbrad Foothills, Admiral Daelin Proudmoore and the Alliance navy intercepted the Horde fleet near the island of Zul'Dare, successfully attacking the enemy ships, but the arrival of three enslaved red dragons turned the battle and Daelin and his ships were forced to retreat.[1]

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During the early days of the war, orcs of the Blackrock clan built a secret base on the island in order to prepare their strike towards the shores of Lordaeron.[4] The Alliance military eventually discovered the base and sent forces to destroy it.[5]

In the RPG

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This sizeable island to Gilneas' southeast is also part of the kingdom and remains inviolate. After the Third War, Kul Tiras ships have traveled to the island's cliffs, sending up carrier pigeons with pleas for support, but nothing has responded. Indeed, some ships do not return at all. Rumors in Kul Tiras point to a naga force hiding somewhere in the area, and some whisper that Gilneas is in their possession.[6]

Notes

  • Despite its distinctly Troll-sounding name, Zul'Dare has never been associated with trolls nor has it been said that any trolls live there.
  • Although Kul Tiras' position was retroactively changed in World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3, Crestfall and Zul'dare weren't moved and remained on their spots.[7]

Speculation

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The island the Horde was on when a scout reported that forest trolls were "captured on the mainland, not far from the shore"[8] could have been Zul'Dare. When Rend Blackhand and the trolls returned, they landed on the northern part of the island, which would match with Zul'Dare's location.

  • It would also match with Warcraft II as the first two missions were attack on Zul'Dare and the raid at Hillsbrad with the objective of rescuing Zul'jin and his trolls.

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