Shadowglen is the starting area for night elves in the northeast part of Teldrassil, just north of Starbreeze Village. A small twilit field, bathed in a quiet dusk, the area is dominated by the great tree Aldrassil[46, 60], which lies at the clearing's center. It has class trainers for all night elf classes. Another notable location is Shadowthread Cave[39, 28], which lies in the region's extreme northwest. The area is ringed by mountains; the only gap is to the south, where the path headed to Dolanaar parts the mountain range.
In Shadowglen, the game's newest players hold a sense of security. While attacks on the starting area would not be difficult, the Horde has little incentive to penetrate as far as Shadowglen, or to any of Teldrassil beyond Darnassus. The capital city is the primary reason that higher level players of any faction venture to Teldrassil, so fledgling night elves typically experience a quiet youth. It is a peaceful, beautiful and melancholy place. It offers a pleasant calm before the chaos of the larger world.