The Howling Vale

The Howling Vale [52, 37] is a cave located in north-central Ashenvale, just southwest of the border to Felwood. The vale is a home of the Shrine of Mel'Thandris. In front of the Shrine an ancient inscription, praising Elune, is written. The shrine has an inscription reading "The truth is a guiding light" in Darnassian.[1]

The shrine has since become a sacred place to the night elves.[2]


The Shrine of Mel'Thandris was constructed by the mother of Velinde Starsong, Mel'Thandris's niece. Mel'Thandris was entrusted the Scythe of Elune after it was used to seal away the Druids of the Scythe, and after Mel'Thandris died in the final battle of the War of the Satyr the scythe was stored here.

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Velinde eventually came here after finding a book in Darnassus describing the war, and discovered the scythe.[1]

The vale was home to a tribe of worgen called the Terrowulf, who had completely overtaken the ruined Shrine of Mel'Thandris located there. It was the worgen's chilling calls that gave the vale its new name. Alliance adventurers were sent by Sentinel Melyria Frostshadow to study the Tome of Mel'Thandris about the mysterious wolf-men.[3]

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After the Cataclysm, Shael'dryn hid a piece of  [Dartol's Rod] in a chest at the shrine.[4]

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After the Fourth War, Rexxar and Zekhan visited the area. The troll ambassador noticed the withered treants still present. The pair watched priestesses of Elune tending to the Shrine of Mel'Thandris, singing prayers for the worgen.[2]



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