Thoradin's Wall is a huge wall separating the Arathi Highlands from Hillsbrad Foothills. The wall may have protected Stromgarde and the Arathi Highlands from the invading Scourge, but this was not its original purpose, the wall having existed for many centuries prior to the Third War.
In World of Warcraft, the gigantic wall is heavily damaged. In the Escape from Durnholde Keep instance of the Caverns of Time, the wall is in considerably better condition, but still quite a bit damaged.
World of Warcraft
Many centuries later, the wall was still standing but heavily damaged and in ruins.
Before the Strom
Battle for Azeroth
During the Fourth War, as the Alliance and the Horde fought over the various contested settlements of the Arathi Highlands, Brandur Ironhammer, a paladin from Ironforge, was sent to retake Dun Garok, but Forsaken and Horde forces retaliated, attempting to drive his forces back through Thoradin's Wall. An Alliance army led by General Hammond Clay from Stromgarde, a region also heavily contested in the conflict, also marched towards the nearby ruins of Durnholde Keep, but was likewise confronted by Horde soldiers.
Thoradin's Wall digsite
In the RPG
Thoradin's Wall, an immense edifice on the northern border, was once a symbol of humanity's strength and defensive might. Now, the wall has fallen to decay and war, and it is collapsed and gaping wide.
Notes and trivia
- The damaged Thoradin's Wall used to share the same model with Greymane Wall before it was updated in Cataclysm.
- In Old Hillsbrad Foothills, passage through the intact wall is blocked by a wooden gate. Behind the wall is still unfinished land containing only discolored land and deformed mountains, as well as a huge ledge from which one can freely fall to their doom.
- The wall is presumably inspired by Hadrian's Wall, the ancient Roman Empire's northernmost boundary in Brittania (now England).
- It is unclear why the wall is in ruins, however, one can assume that time may be responsible, as it was erected more than two thousand years ago. It is possible that the local ogre and troll tribes, or even the Syndicate, may have aggravated it as well.
- The presence of a dwarf archaeology site at the wall might suggest it was built, with at the least the partial assistance, of dwarves, which given they have a base built into the mountain nearby would be a reasonable assumption. This is, however, unlikely, as the dwarves were awakened several hundred years later after its construction. Thus, the dwarves could have worked in the wall repairs in the following years.
From Arathi Highlands.
From Hillsbrad Foothills.
Galen's Fall built near the wall.
The closed gateway in Old Hillsbrad Foothills.
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