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Throne of the Elements lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at the Throne of the Elements!

Prales with Gordawg in the background
Prales with Gordawg in the background

The Throne of the Elements is located in northern Nagrand on Outland, with an alternate version also present on alternate-Draenor. In present-Azeroth, the Throne is the last home of the powerful elemental furies, which have seen their numbers fall drastically since the destruction of Draenor. The remaining furies work to keep the elements balanced and often act as ambassadors to the shaman who commune with them.

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Westfall Lighthouse lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at the Westfall Lighthouse!

Prales near the Westfall Lighthouse
Prales near the Westfall Lighthouse

The Westfall Lighthouse is located off the south-western coast of Westfall on the Eastern Kingdoms continent. Very little is known about the Lighthouse itself, but it was likely built prior to the First War around the time the Deadmines went into production. Its purpose would have been to help guide ships into the back entrance of the mines to access the docks inside.

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Valley of Kings lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at the Valley of Kings!

Prales standing near the Madoran and Khardros statues
Prales standing near the Madoran and Khardros statues

The Valley of Kings is situated in Loch Modan on the Eastern Kingdoms continent, along the path to Searing Gorge. Hundreds of years ago, during the War of the Three Hammers, the Valley was the location which the Dark Iron dwarf clan marched through in an attempt to take control of Ironforge from Madoran Bronzebeard and the Bronzebeard clan. The specifics aren’t known, but the Dark Iron dwarves never took Ironforge and were forced to retreat back through the Valley. They had also launched a parallel attack against Khardros Wildhammer and the Wildhammer clan in Grim Batol, and while it was marginally more successful than their attack on Ironforge, it was ultimately thwarted as well.

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Vashj’ir lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at the Shaper's Terrace!

Prales standing outside the Ruins of Vashj'ir
Prales standing outside the Ruins of Vashj'ir

Vashj'ir was once home to a great Highborne elf city and its leader, Lady Vashj. The zone and the city sank to the bottom of the Great Sea following the Well of Eternity's implosion, which caused the Great Sundering that tore Azeroth's ancient landmass apart. The city and most of its inhabitants were believed to be lost forever, but unbeknownst to those on the surface, many of the high elves, including Lady Vashj, were turned into naga. This transformation came after their queen, Azshara, entered into a pact with the Old God N'zoth, pledging her people's service to him in exchange for their survival underwater.

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Wintergrasp Fortress lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Wintergrasp Fortress!

Prales standing inside Wintergrasp Fortress
Prales standing inside Wintergrasp Fortress

Wintergrasp Fortress is located in Wintergrasp on the Northrend continent. It was built along with the surrounding structures by the Titans tens of thousands of years ago to help the Watchers they left behind defend the Vault of Archavon beneath it. Beyond that, very little is known about the early years of the Fortress and Vault, or what they were intended to hold.

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