This article is a copy of "Burning Crusade Factions" post on the "Reputations" article, an official post from the World of Warcraft Community Site. This article overviewed the Burning Crusade reputations available in World of Warcraft prior to Cataclysm. The original articles are no longer available, but they can still be viewed through online archives (see below). This is the US variant of this article. The EU variant is vastly different and can be found here.
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Honor Hold stands to the south of both the Path of Glory and Hellfire Citadel. After the Second War, an expedition was sent through the Dark Portal to put an end to the orcish threat once and for all. Led by the valiant General Turalyon and the archmage Khadgar, the expedition did its best to fulfill its mission, waging fierce battles on the orcs of Draenor. Yet when reckless magic began to tear Draenor apart, the expedition members had to sacrifice their only chance of returning home by closing the Draenor end of the Dark Portal. Back on Azeroth, the expedition members were honored for their sacrifice and presumed dead.
The Horde's newly established base of operations in Hellfire Peninsula is Thrallmar, which overlooks the Path of Glory and Hellfire Citadel from the north. Shortly after arriving in Outland, a Horde expeditionary force set up this new base, but they were soon cut off from Azeroth by Legion forces that moved in to retake the Dark Portal. Now the people of Thrallmar are caught between a rock and a hard place.
The Cenarion Circle's main expeditionary force in Outland is known as the Cenarion Expedition. Though it began as a small venture controlled directly by the Cenarion Circle, the expedition has become a large and fairly autonomous body. The expedition is based at Cenarion Refuge in the far east of Zangarmarsh, immediately west of Thornfang Hill in Hellfire Peninsula.
In the far west of Zangarmarsh, nestled between Marshlight Lake and the Spawning Glen, lies Sporeggar, the village of the sporelings. The sporelings, a mostly peaceful race of mushroom-men native to Outland, are facing numerous threats to their quiet way of life.
The Kurenai/The Mag'har
The Kurenai are a group of Broken who have escaped the grasp of their various slavers in Outland. They recently took possession of Telaar, a town in the far south of Nagrand. Unlike many other Broken, the Kurenai are trying their best to overcome their demonic taint. Nevertheless, despite their noble intent, the Kurenai are cautious toward all outsiders, who sometimes mistake the Kurenai for their wretched brethren. A number of Kurenai also dwell in Zangarmarsh at the Orebor Harborage, where they are trying to strengthen the ties between the draenei at Telredor and the Kurenai home city of Telaar. Yet the path of the Kurenai's destiny is long and dangerous, and many threats lurk on the winding road ahead... quite literally. In order for messengers to pass swiftly between Telaar and Telredor, the roads of Zangarmarsh must be secured. The task will prove difficult, considering the marsh's abundance of mostly aggressive wildlife.
South of Zangarmarsh lie the grassy plains of Nagrand, homeland of the orcs. Travelers following the northeastern roads of Nagrand will come upon a settlement of brown-skinned orcs: a place called Garadar. This village belongs to the Mag'har, a group of orcs who managed to escape any form of demonic corruption. Though they endured great change, the Mag'har have retained their traditional way of life. Nonetheless, the Mag'har are far from safe.
Aldor and Scryers
Shattrath was once the draenei capital of Draenor. Its name means "dwelling of light." When the Burning Legion turned the orcs against the draenei, the fiercest battle was fought there. The draenei fought tooth and nail, but in the end, the city fell. The city was left in ruins and darkness until the Sha'tar arrived. The Sha'tar, whose name means "born from light", are the naaru who came to Outland to fight the demons of the Burning Legion. The naaru were drawn to the ruins of Shattrath City, where a small remnant of the draenei priesthood conducted its rites inside a ruined temple. The priesthood, known as the Aldor, quickly regained its strength as word of the Sha'tar's arrival spread. Reconstruction of Shattrath was soon underway. It wouldn't be long, however, before the city came under attack once again.
This time, the attack came from the armies of Illidan Stormrage. A large regiment of blood elves had been sent by Illidan's ally, Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider, to lay waste to the city. As the regiment of blood elves crossed the bridge, the Aldor's exarchs and vindicators lined up to defend the Terrace of Light. Then the unexpected happened: the blood elves laid down their weapons in front of the city's defenders. Their leader, a blood elf elder known as Voren'thal, stormed into the Terrace of Light and demanded to speak to the naaru A'dal. As the naaru approached him, Voren'thal knelt and uttered the following words: "I've seen you in a vision, naaru. My race's only hope for survival lies with you. My followers and I are here to serve you."
Lower City is located on the underside of Shattrath in Terokkar Forest. Populated by the refugees from the many wars that have wracked Outland, it is home to a diverse array of beings who owe allegiance to no group. Adventurers can gain reputation by doing quests located in Lower City itself, as well as aiding citizens of Lower City in other places, such as the Refugee Caravan in the Bone Wastes.
The Consortium has access to a vast collection of the most exotic treasures and artifacts. As a result, the Consortium has the right kind of reward for every adventurer. Heroes who are deemed worthy by Nexus-Prince Haramad will be allowed a share of some of the Consortium's wealth... for a price.
Shattrath was once the draenei capital of Draenor. Its name means "dwelling of light." When the Burning Legion turned the orcs against the draenei, the fiercest battle was fought there. The draenei fought tooth and nail, but in the end, the city fell. The city was left in ruins and darkness until the Sha'tar arrived. The Sha'tar, whose name means "born from light", are the naaru who came to Outland to fight the demons of the Burning Legion.
Keepers of Time
At the heart of the Tanaris desert lie the Caverns of Time, home of the bronze dragonflight. Nozdormu and his flight work to safeguard the time stream against all who might disturb the delicate pathways of fate. Lately a malevolent force has infiltrated the timeways, and the efforts of this mysterious enemy could lead to a destabilization of the world, and even time itself.
The Scale of the Sands
- Sha'tari Skyguard
- Ashtongue Deathsworn
- Shattered Sun Offensive
- This post was originally posted in April 2007, and originally intended to be a temporary posting, but it ended up staying until the site was completely overhauled in late 2010.
- The original article posted in early April 2007 only had "Hellfire Peninsula", "Cenarion Expedition", and "Aldor and Scryers", but the other factions (excluding the "Other Factions" section) were added later in the month. The "Other Factions" was added in August 2007.
- The Shattered Sun Offensive was originally not on the "Other Factions" list, but was added in June 2008.