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HordeShatterspear Vale
ShatterspearVillageIsUnderAttack.jpg
Type Village
Leader(s)  Ohseso‎[1]
  Formerly  Jor'kil the Soulripper †[2]
Race(s) Jungle trollJungle troll Jungle troll
Affiliation(s) Horde, Shatterspear tribe
  Formerly Alliance[3]
Location Northeastern Darkshore
Status Active

Shatterspear Vale is a small valley surrounded by mountainous cliffs on all sides that houses a village inhabited by the trolls of the Shatterspear tribe in Darkshore in Kalimdor.

Mountains and trees ring the vale, skimming the sky. For thousands of years, its waterfall beat against the ground, carving the bowl of the vale. The waterfall flows into a large pool whose shoreline is doted with Shatterspear huts and smaller fishing tents.[1]

History

An Ancient Protector stands in front of the village.

Shatterspear Village as part of the Horde.

The Shatterspear tribe split off from the Gurubashi Empire after the defeat of Hakkar the Soulflayer.[4] After settling in the vale, they struck a bargain with the night elves of the region - the trolls would live in peace, but they would not leave Shatterspear Vale. If they were under attack, the night elves wouldn't come to their aid. The Shatterspears agreed and counted themselves lucky.[1]

Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

The Shatterspear trolls are friendly to the Horde and were originally neutral to the Alliance until the escalation of hostilities following Garrosh Hellscream's takeover as the new Warchief of the Horde. These once peaceful villagers of Shatterspear Vale have since then come under siege by the forces of the nearby night elves of Darkshore, after they joined the Horde by invitation of the new warchief who sent a battalion of Horde enforcers helping the trolls to construct several fortifications in the nearby area outside the vale, including the Shatterspear War Camp, all in preparation for an assault on Lor'danel. The ground around the Vale is covered with numerous troll corpses, as Lor'danel Sentinels combat the Shatterspear trolls from both the air (Sentinels mounted on hippogryphs) and the ground with their Ancient allies wreaking havoc on the ground. Ultimately, the elves killed the troll chieftain, Jor'kil the Soulripper.[2]

The remnants who escaped retribution went their separate ways, abandoning Darkshore.[5] Some of these refugees found shelter within the Horde, while others joined various organizations.[6] After the trolls left, a large family of foxes made their home here. During the War of the Thorns, Varok Saurfang and his Horde army arrived here through Felwood's mountain.[5] While the Horde offered them protection, in time most trolls returned to Shatterspear Vale to reform their broken tribe.[1]

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

Following the Burning of Teldrassil, conflicts between the Alliance and Horde continued in northern Darkshore[7] and the night elves posed a threat to Shatterspear Vale. Belysra Starbreeze was encountered here by Horde champions.[8] It also served as a roost for night elf hippogryphs. When the Horde invaded the base, they encountered Leora there.[3]

Fighting continued here between the elves and trolls in the Battle for Darkshore, the village having been reclaimed by the trolls under their new chieftain, Ohseso‎. After the Fourth War, the vale was visited by Zekhan and Rexxar.[1]

Inhabitants

Alliance

Horde

Past inhabitants

Battle for Azeroth

In World of Warcraft

Minimap and area border of the village before Cataclysm.

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Shatterspear trolls are friendly to the Horde and neutral to the Alliance. The village can be seen from the hippogryph when flying to or from Nighthaven in Moonglade. The settlement is in the mountains between Darkshore, Moonglade, Felwood, and Winterspring, and is practically unreachable by normal means of travelling. It is situated in Darkshore geographically.

The levels of the trolls vary between 52 to 58, they can be engaged by the Alliance (but not the Horde), and give experience and loot when killed. Some trolls also dance and seem to be celebrating some kind of festivity. Aside from the main populace, there are four notable characters, including Una Ji'ro, Jory Zaga, Krah'ranik, and Voriya. A tauren head can be seen hanging by a rope stake on their dancefloor.

Beside a handful amount of troll huts, there is a cave with uninteractable tablets within. A waterfall falls into the main feature of the village — the gray-blue lake. The village is divided into two parts, separated by the small river one can cross using the bridge.

Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Shatterspear Vale became an accessible subzone of Darkshore in Cataclysm, connected to the rest of the zone by the Shatterspear Pass. The night elves are now fighting the Shatterspear trolls and the Vale serves now as a quest hub in connection to the Ruins of Mathystra and Lor'danel via a Nightsaber Rider. The Vale is reached by foot from the Ruins of Mathystra through a fortified passage that leads up to a tunnel at the end section of the Shatterspear Pass.

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As it was before the Cataclysm

Patch changes

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