For the quest, see A IconSmall Worgen Male.gifIconSmall Worgen Female.gif [1-30] Rut'theran Village.
AllianceRut'theran Village
Rut'theran cata.jpg
Type Village; Port
Race(s) Night elfNight elf Night elf
WorgenWorgen Worgen
HumanHuman Human
Affiliation(s) Darnassus
Location Southern base of Teldrassil
Status Active
Destroyed Battle for Azeroth
Trainers Undone.gif Class
Done Profession
Travel Done Flight Master(s)
Done Mass-transit
Undone.gif Portal(s)

From Exploring Azeroth: Kalimdor.

Rut'theran Village was a village port for the night elven city of Darnassus, located at the very bottom of the World Tree Teldrassil. There is a portal here that goes directly into Darnassus, as well as three docks with regular boats going to the Exodar and Stormwind City. There is also a hippogryph roost that goes, for free, to both Darkshore and, for druids, Moonglade in Northern Kalimdor. The Midsummer Fire Festival braziers are lit here.

The first settlement by this name was destroyed by the sea during the Cataclysm, but the second one was quickly built. It was humble by night elf standards but with an exceedingly fresh appearance. In the hippogryph breeding area, hippogryph eggs were meticulously cared for and the young were raised.[1] The kaldorei living in the village worked to support their capital above, but they also hosted all kinds of celebrations, like the Midsummer.[2]


Rut'theran Village as seen in World of Warcraft: The Comic.

World of Warcraft

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Rut'theran Village originally had just one dock connected to Auberdine via The Moonspray boat.


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During the Cataclysm, several parts of the village were destroyed, five residents lost their lives, and the Darkshore town of Auberdine was destroyed as well. Some of the services in Rut'theran were relocated to other parts of the now shattered island, and docks were added for the destinations previously reachable from Auberdine.

Battle for Azeroth

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During the War of the Thorns, Malfurion Stormrage and Delaryn Summermoon arrived here to meet the night elven forces.[3]

Rut'theran Village was then struck first by the siege weapons, its crowded docks engulfed in flames. Kaldorei civilians that did not die immediately would only drown in the surrounding waters. The village, along with the rest of Teldrassil, would be utterly destroyed within the hour of its burning.[4]


A ship docked at the village, presumably The Moonspray.

Quest givers

Goods and services

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The boat on the eastern dock is permanently berthed and doesn't go anywhere. In the Cataclysm beta, this was where worgen characters disembarked after leaving Gilneas for the main world, but at some point it was changed to the western dock.

In the RPG

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Rut'theran's harbor lines the roots of the grand tree, and this humble but friendly village provides just a taste of the majestic locations held in Teldrassil's mighty branches. Boats and hippogryphs carry passengers between Rut'theran and Auberdine. This is one of the primary breeding grounds of the hippogryphs, and eggs from all across Kalimdor arrive here for care. Inside Rut'theran is a shimmering portal that leads to Darnassus, far above.[5]


Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Boat to Stormwind Habor is no longer functional. A portal is now at the end of the dock as a replacement.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Flight path moved to a patch of land slightly farther away from Teldrassil. Flight path to Lor'danel added. Docks to Exodar and Stormwind Harbor added, dock to Auberdine removed.


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