The Overgrowth is a lush jungle in the Southern Barrens that was regrown thanks to the efforts of the night elven druid Naralex. The forest also contains night elven ruins where Naralex felt a great tragedy occurred at. Raptors and plainstriders can be found here, amongst others.
However, the jungle was invaded by the Emerald Nightmare through the Nightmare Scar at the center of the forest. The Nightmare's influence caused the wildlife to change and mutate, and the plant life to grow uncontrollably. This notably led to Bramblescar, home of the Razormane quilboar tribe, being swallowed by the Overgrowth. Fortunately, Naralex and his tauren disciple Muyoh managed to seal off the Nightmare corruption thanks to the aid of brave adventurers, and they believed the balance of nature would take hold here once again.
After the war, Rexxar reported that while the mark of the Nightmare corruption remains, animals here will heal in time without the druids' help. It also seems that wandering adventurers stop by often.
Nightmare Scar digsite
- This area was planned to be available in the Southern Barrens warfront.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.