The Forlorn Ridge[29, 57] rests above the Ruins of Eldarath in Azshara. The northern section is home to the naga, who overlook the battle raging within the ruins below. The southern end houses various Horde NPCs and also a ledge from which players can launch mortars. Between the two sections is a mine field that players would do well not to run through.
- Azshara Crater Battleground
The Forlorn Ridge was seemingly a huge long-dead volcano located in southwestern Azshara. It completely dominated the nearby landscape, and both the Alliance and the Horde built fortifications on the side of the mountain. Many believed it to be the site of the "lost" battleground, Azshara Crater.
Since the Cataclysm, however, the original Ridge has been destroyed, presumably transformed into the Mountainfoot Strip Mine by the goblins. As such, it is safe to assume that Azshara Crater will likely never be. Metzen called this subzone "Azshara Crater" confirming the connection.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Original Forlorn Ridge leveled and strip-mined; new Ridge near ruins