The Eastern Kingdoms (occasionally called Azeroth or the Old World) are the eastern continents on the world of Azeroth. The Eastern Kingdoms is made up from a group of smaller continents (Azeroth, Khaz Modan and Lordaeron) formed from the original continent of Kalimdor following the Great Sundering. The Eastern Kingdoms lie to the east of the Great Sea and to the west of the Forbidding Sea. The central part of the Eastern Kingdoms is dominated by the mountains of Khaz Modan and the Redridge Mountains. Both cover several zones. The Eastern Kingdom's western counterpart is the continent of Kalimdor.
The Eastern Kingdoms include the three continents of Lordaeron, Khaz Modan, and Azeroth. After the Shattering, a large expanse of the underwater 'continent' was discovered, known as Vashj'ir. The Eastern Kingdoms are the homes of the undead, dwarves, gnomes, blood elves, humans, worgen, and the few remaining high elves.
The Eastern Kingdoms is divided into three and sometimes four continents:
A map on the Blizzard web site and the Warcraft RPG shows that the Eastern Kingdoms are divided into three continents. Quel'Thalas seems to make up a fourth continent in some maps but most of the time it appears that the Eastern Kingdoms are divided into only three continents as Quel'Thalas is shown as part of northern Lordaeron.
The Eastern Kingdoms is further divided into the following regions:
- Dun Morogh (1 - 30)
- Elwynn Forest (1 - 30)
- Eversong Woods (1 - 30)
- Ghostlands (1 - 30)
- Tirisfal Glades (1 - 30)
- Gilneas ( 1 - 20, Ruins of Gilneas 5 - 30)
- Loch Modan (5 - 30)
- Silverpine Forest (5 - 30)
- Westfall (5 - 30)
- Redridge Mountains (7 - 30)
- Hillsbrad Foothills (7 - 30)
- Deadwind Pass (10 - 30)
- Duskwood (10 - 30)
- Wetlands (10 - 30)
- Arathi Highlands (10 - 30)
- Hinterlands (10 - 30)
- Stranglethorn Vale
- Badlands (15 - 30)
- Blasted Lands (15 - 30)
- Burning Steppes (15 - 30)
- Searing Gorge (15 - 30)
- Swamp of Sorrows (15 - 30)
- Blackrock Mountain (20 - 30)
- Isle of Quel'Danas (25 - 30)
- Tol Barad (30 - 35)
- Tol Barad Peninsula (30 - 35)
- Twilight Highlands (30 - 35)
- Stormwind City in Elwynn Forest, Azeroth
- Ironforge in Dun Morogh, Khaz Modan
- Shadowforge City in Blackrock Mountain, Azeroth / Khaz Modan
- Aerie Peak in the Hinterlands, Lordaeron
- Booty Bay in Cape of Stranglethorn, Azeroth
- Zul'Gurub in Northern Stranglethorn, Azeroth
- Blackrock Spire in Blackrock Mountain, Azeroth / Khaz Modan
- Gnomeregan in Dun Morogh, Khaz Modan
- Hearthglen in Western Plaguelands, Lordaeron
- Zul'Aman in the Ghostlands, Quel'Thalas
- Main article: Instances by continent
- The Deadmines
- The Stockade
- Sunken Temple
- Blackrock Mountain
- Shadowfang Keep
- Baradin Hold
- Scarlet Monastery
- Main article: Battleground
- Alterac Valley - Alterac Mountains
- Arathi Basin - Arathi Highlands
- Battle for Gilneas - Ruins of Gilneas
- Twin Peaks - Twilight Highlands
- Silvershard Mines - Stranglethorn Vale
- Main article: Arena
- The Eastern Kingdoms (in-game) is roughly 26,312 yards or 24 kilometers in length. This makes it 0.003% the length of Africa.
- In-game maps
Loading screen during The Burning Crusade.
Loading screen during Wrath of the Lich King.
Loading screen during Cataclysm.
Loading screen during Mists of Pandaria.
Loading screen during Warlords of Draenor.
- Warcraft series
Map of Eastern Kingdoms from Warcraft Adventures.
Khaz Modan in the World of Warcraft manual.
Azeroth in the World of Warcraft manual.
Early World of Warcraft layout.
Territories of the Horde and the Alliance during the Second War, from Chronicle Volume 2.
Map from Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms.
- RPG books
- Fan art
- ^ Lands of Conflict, p. 17 Quote:...the Arathi assured them the land would always belong to all peoples and named the land as a whole in homage to their ancient ancestors: Azeroth.
Together, the humans constructed the fortress city of Strom...
- ^ Lands of Conflict, p. 17 Quote:The envoy explained that long after the destruction wrought by the Maelstrom, some of the survivors had made their way to northern Azeroth and established a new kingdom, called Quel’Thalas, and a new source of magical power, called the Sunwell.
- ^ World of Warcraft manual, p.106 Quote:There are no flight paths across the ocean linking Kalimdor and Azeroth.
- ^ Blizzard Entertainment Inc.. World F.A.Q. (English). Blizzard Entertainment Inc.. Retrieved on 2009-07-27. “Currently, players can explore the lands of Azeroth, Kalimdor, and Outland.”
- ^ Quote:The Argus Wake might run deep through the continent of Azeroth.
- ^ World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, p.362 Quote:On both Kalimdor and Azeroth, war and time have left much of the land in ruins, and civilization is often limited to the land enclosed inside city walls.
- ^ Dark Factions, p. 11 Quote: but they exist on coastlines throughout the world — Azeroth, Kalimdor, and Northrend all boast tribes of murlocs.
- ^ Lands of Conflict, 11, 66, 77, 78, 176, 178.
- ^ Lands of Conflict, pg. 85
- ^ Lands of Conflict, pg. 33, 66
- ^ Lands of Conflict, pg. 40
- ^ Movement#Traversing_Azeroth