May 17th 2008 4:48PM Tirisfal is the region of Lordaeron which was home to the capital city, now the Undercity. It is supposedly the place where the Highborne landed when they traveled across the sea in exile. The Council of Tirisfal, a secret group of mages who selected the Guardian of Tirisfal to combat the Burning Legion, would meet here. There is also rumor that there is an Old God trapped beneath it.
Grim Batol was originally founded by the Wildhammer dwarves. At the end of the War of Three Hammers, the Dark Iron Dwarves attacked both Ironforge and Grim Batol. Even though they were defeated, the magic of the Dark Irons' sorceress Modgud left an evil taint, forcing the Wildhammers to find a new home in Aerie Peak. The Old Horde took control of the fortress during the Second War. After capturing the Red Dragon Aspect Alexstrasza, the orcs held her captive here and forced her to breed. Grim Batol would be the final military bastion of the orcs after the end the Second War. The book Day of the Dragon recounts the rescue of Alexstrasza. Now Grim Batol is guarded by the Red Dragonflight.
South of Silverpine Forest is the human kingdom of Gilneas. They were part of the Alliance of Lordaeron during the Second War, but withdrew from the Alliance shortly after from the bitterness between the human kingdoms. During the Third War, they locked themselves away from the world to defend themselves from the Scourge. Their fate is currently unknown, but some believe they were turned into worgen.
Uldum is an ancient Earthen city, much like Uldaman and the coming Ulduar. Not much is known about it, except for its potential of holding more secrets of the history of the Dwarves. Like Grim Batol, it is intended to be a future instance or part of a future event, but it has yet to be formally announced.
May 17th 2008 3:02PM Alright, I understand that a lot of the information from Warcraft I & II is subject to change when it comes to official lore, so here's my problem. The first mission of the Human campaign in Beyond the Dark Portal shows that New Stormwind has already been built by this point in time. I've yet to find any other source of information, however, that lists Stormwind as being rebuilt by a date more specific than "somewhere between Warcraft II and Warcraft III". Is it safe to just go by WCIIx's recount until the Beyond the Dark Portal novelization is released, then?
Apr 30th 2008 10:10AM Is it so hard to ask that my 20-something scholarly priest not look like a middle-aged bodybuilder? It certainly makes RPing and playing with my significant other, a gentle-faced and bouncy-breasted warrior capable of ripping out one's spine without tarnishing her cuteness or sex appeal, rather silly. The blood elf change never bothered me that much. I prefer the original model, but at least they still have a pretty average body type that can be perceived as a caster's. If I had the option of using anything similar to the blood elf body for my human, I'd jump on that without a second thought. I don't have a solution, but a question. Does any female actually find the human male model attractive?