For the subzone from an alternate universe, see Skettis (alternate universe).
Type Capital
Race(s) Arakkoa Arakkoa
Language(s) Ravenspeech
Affiliation(s) Arakkoa
Location Terokkar Forest [60, 72]
Status Active

Skettis is the hidden capital of the arakkoa, and one of the major secrets of Terokkar Forest. It was built among Apexis ruins six hundred years before the opening of the Dark Portal by Terokk, the Talonpriests, and Anzu.[1] It is one of the last remaining portions of the Spires of Arak in Outland and was built by the ancient king Terokk as a refuge for those outcast and unwanted in arakkoa society. After the flying arakkoa died in Draenor's destruction, it became the capital of the arakkoa as a whole.

It is situated in Blackwind Valley in southeastern Terokkar Forest, only accessible to players who have a flying mount or Druids who have learned Flight Form. It is made up of four Veils: Veil Ala'rak, Veil Harr'ik, Lower Veil Shil'ak, and Upper Veil Shil'ak. At its center is Terokk's Rest, the site where the arakkoa lord Terokk can be summoned back into the world.

There are many arakkoa structures here both along the forest floor as well as in the upper boughs of the trees. Various kinds of wildlife also live in this area. Talonsworn Forest-Ragers patrol around the shores of the lake, and various classes of arakkoa and their bird guardians, including Monstrous Kaliri inhabit the city. In Blackwind Lake live Skettis Surgers (water elementals), usually protecting the Highland Mixed Schools. The Blackwind Sabercat, a feline beast found in Skettis, was a popular pet for hunters at level 70 due to requiring no effort to level up. Further, they possess a daunting appearance.

The Skettis Outcasts and the followers of Ikiss and Syth, the Sethekk cult, both broke off of the forces of Skettis.

Skettis was expanded with patch 2.1, which introduced the Sha'tari Skyguard.


  • The name "Skettis" is a reference to the Skeksis, the villains of the Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. The Skeksis also bear a very strong resemblance to the arakkoa, and may be part of the inspiration.

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