In the time of the Great Sundering, Queen Azshara brought her favored servitors, those of the Highborne, to the twin towns of Ameth'Aran and Bashal'Aran. To govern these towns, Azshara placed Athrikus Narassin, an elf of considerable magical power. Athrikus was at first loyal to his queen, but eventually he grew bored of his post, and would spend most of his days in the Tower of Althalaxx [56, 26], some ways removed of the towns.
10,000 years later, a dark theory about the Tower of Althalaxx has proven true: A cult has gathered at the tower with many warlocks amongst their number, even including a foul satyr. They call themselves the Cult of the Dark Strand, and it may be possible that Athrikus is indeed their leader, although why they are assembling now is a dark mystery.
- The Tower of Althalaxx quest chain quest chain - an Alliance quest chain concerned with defeating Athrikus Narassin and righting some of the wrongs he has committed.
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The Tower of Althalaxx appears to have been burned down by the Horde. However the trees are leaning away from the tower. Another theory came up that the Horde had nothing to do with it, it was all a mistake in the dark magic.