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Ravenholdt Manor 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 Ravenholdt Manor!

Prales on the Scarab Dais
Prales on the Scarab Dais

Ravenholdt Manor is located in the mountains between Hillsbrad Foothills and The Hinterlands on the Eastern Kingdoms continent. Not much is known about the early days of the Manor, but the building’s architecture along with its location means it was probably part of the Alterac Kingdom around the time of the Second War. This human kingdom came to an end following the Second War, when it’s leader, Aliden Perenolde, was thrown out by the other human kingdoms. Aliden went on to form The Syndicate, a criminal faction of humans who see the Alliance as their mortal enemies and the Horde as nothing more than brutes to be used as slaves.

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The Scarab Dais 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 Scarab Dais!

Prales on the Scarab Dais
Prales on the Scarab Dais

The Scarab Dais is located in southern Silithus on the Kalimdor continent, just outside of Ahn’Qiraj. The Dais, and the Scarab Gong it holds are relics of the Qiraji empire that were reconstituted by Fandral Staghelm and Anachronos following the War of the Shifting Sands nearly 1,000 years before World of Warcraft’s time. Following the War, the duo and their armies created a magical barrier around the walls of Ahn’qiraj and set the Scarab Gong atop the Dais to be used as the mechanism to open the Scarab Gate, should the need ever arise. The Gong has seemingly been guarded by Jonathan the Revelator, a Watcher from the Bronze dragonflight, since it was put in place.

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Blackrock Mountain 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 Blackrock Mountain!

Prales at the south entrance of Blackrock Mountain
Prales at the south entrance of Blackrock Mountain

Blackrock Mountain is located between the Burning Steppes and Searing Gorge on the Eastern Kingdoms continent. The mountain first formed as a volcano during the War of the Three Hammers when the Dark Iron clan of dwarves summoned the Firelord Ragnaros from his prison beneath Azeroth. Ragnaros bursting through the earth decimated what was once part of the Redridge Mountains, turning it into the fiery zones we know today and giving way to the large spire of Blackrock Mountain in the center.

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Caverns of Time 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 Caverns of Time!

Prales with Zaladormu
Prales with Zaladormu

The Caverns of Time is an expansive cave system located in Tanaris and is home to the bronze dragonflight. The dragonflight was blessed by the titan Aman’thul with the powers of time travel and a mastery of temporal magic. They use these powers to guard time against meddling from the infinite dragonflight and others wishing to change past events. The Caverns also house the Hourglass of Time, a powerful artifact created by Nozdormu, the leader of the bronze dragonflight, to hold the sands of time. Inside the Caverns, you can see streams of energy flowing to and from the Hourglass, with some of the energies flowing from what appears to be space itself open in the sides of the Caverns.

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Stormspire 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 Stormspire!

Prales with Nexus-Prince Haramad
Prales with Nexus-Prince Haramad

The Stormspire is a neutral town located in Netherstorm on the Outland continent and was introduced during the Burning Crusade expansion. The town is controlled by the Consortium, a band of ethereal smugglers led by Nexus-Prince Haramad. The town is surrounded by lush vegetation and protected from the constant magical storms by two Eco-Dome Generators called Sutheron and Skyperch. This gives it a unique appearance that stands in stark contrast to the rest of Netherstorm which has been stripped bare by the magical energies. The town was built on top of a high plateau and is only accessible by flight or by elevator. This height, combined with the vegetation and the eco-domes gives it a secluded feel and could be why the Consortium settled here. Several dialogues and quests in the area tell stories about the Consortium’s enemies, including the Ethereum, a rogue faction of ethereals seeking to “become void,” as well as Prince Kael’thas Sunstrider and his followers, who were former customers of the Consortium. Also present is Advisor Rahim, a member of the Protectorate, a faction of ethereals working to stamp out the Ethereum and those who seek to harm the other ethereals. Their presence here suggests the Consortium is a sanctioned ethereal faction and not a rogue black market operation as their name and activities suggest, at least in the eyes of the other ethereals.

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