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 Gurubashi Arena!
Constructed by the Gurubashi trolls over ten-thousand years before World of Warcraft's time, the Arena stands as a relic of the great troll empires. Perhaps less glamorous than in its glory days, it is now used for entertainment by pirates who entice adventurers to fight over treasure in the Arena.
Assuming the arena was built at the height of the Gurubashi Empire, it would have sat deep within their lands near the capital of Zul'Gurub, in what came to be known as Stranglethorn Vale thousands of years later. It's unclear exactly what the Arena was used for, but given the stadium-like construction it was likely used for gladiator battles. Whether these were fought willingly by troll gladiators, unwillingly by prisoners, or a little of both, isn't known for sure.Continue Reading