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Alliance 32 Dalaran
Dalaran concept
Dalaran----The city of Mages
RacesIconSmall Human MaleIconSmall Human Female Human
IconSmall HighElf Male AltIconSmall HighElf Female High elf
IconSmall Gnome MaleIconSmall Gnome Female Gnome
IconSmall Dwarf MaleIconSmall Dwarf Female Dwarf
IconSmall Goblin MaleIconSmall Goblin Female Goblin
RulersThe Six
LanguagesCommon, Thalassian
FaithsHoly Light
AffiliationKirin Tor, Alliance
LocationHillsbrad Foothills

Dalaran (aka Dalaran City) is a magocratic city-state which is located by the Lordamere Lake on the Alterac Mountains shore in the Eastern Kingdoms. . The Kirin Tor rule the single city.[1] Its inner fortress, the Violet Citadel, has served as the focal point for magi and the study of the arcane throughout human history. The city-state's national color is violet and its flag is a yellow, possibly golden, eye set against a light purple background.


Dalaran was one of several kingdoms that emerged as the Empire of Arathor declined (see Seven Kingdoms and The Seven Kingdoms). Long ago, most human magicians lived in Strom. Many fledgling wizards left the restraining confines of Strom behind and traveled to Dalaran, where they hoped to use their new powers with greater freedom. Wanting a place more suited to extensive use and study of magic, they traveled north to the recently founded city of Dalaran, located in the Alterac Mountains region. There these magicians used their skills to build up the enchanted spires of Dalaran and reveled in the pursuit of their studies. More wizards followed, and the city became a haven for magi and a center of arcane study. The citizens of Dalaran tolerated the magicians' endeavors and built up a bustling economy under the protection of their magic-using defenders. With the mages of Dalaran protecting the inhabitants who weren't magic-users with powerful protection spells, Dalaran became a decadent, extravagant paradise. Dalaran was also built atop a massive ley line.[2]

This overuse of magic with no proper protection or regulation, though, acted as a beacon for the Burning Legion, luring them back to Azeroth. Demons slipped through the gaps in reality, terrorizing the locals until the ruling Magocrats were forced to turn to the elves for aid. High Elf wizards quickly realized what had happened and warned that humanity would have to give up magic to subdue the threat completely. The Magocrats, unwilling to sacrifice their power, instead proposed selecting a mortal champion to protect them from the Legion. This Guardian would have access to all their might, and would form a secret defense for the world. The elves agreed and, through the newly formed Order of Tirisfal, provided guidance in the selection. At the same time, the Magocrats sent some of their number to research and catalog all human magic. These wizards became the Kirin Tor.

The Kirin Tor became the city’s ruling power. Dalaran, though not a large city, was a beautiful place of towering spires and glittering streets, and the people there were happy and well protected. The Kirin Tor’s headquarters was the Violet Citadel, an impressive building so named for its stone walls which gave off a faint violet light. The building had many libraries, research chambers, testing rooms, classrooms, meeting alcoves, and bedrooms.

During the Second War, Dalaran entered the Alliance of Lordaeron in order to help fight the invading Horde. After the war, Teron Gorefiend and his Death Knights, aided by Deathwing, were able to succcessfully enter Dalaran's Arcane vault and steal the Eye of Dalaran from it.

Later, Dalaran found itself powerless to stop Prince Arthas and his forces when he led the Scourge through Lordaeron. Arthas acquired the spellbook of Medivh, which Kel'Thuzad utilized to summon Archimonde, who destroyed Dalaran. The city was left in ruins.


Dalaran is split into several inter-faction zones, and 2 faction only zones. These are:


Instance Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Icon-heroic-22x22Instance portal purple The Violet Hold 75-77 5 man 30 min


There are 2 major factions in Dalaran. These are:

Notable residents

Main article: Dalaran NPCs

The High Council

Main article: Council of Six

Other notable residents

Notable Leaders

History First&Second Wars Invasion of the Scourge
Ruler Antonidas Antonidas

Getting to Dalaran

Dalaran is located in the north central region of the continent of the Eastern Kingdoms, Sitting in the middle of the Hillsbrad Foothills.

Travel connections


Alliance 15 Capital City, Tirisfal Glades
Alliance 15 Menethil Harbor, Wetlands
Alliance 15 Kul'tiras, The Great Sea


Points of interest

Dalaran beta map

Points of Interest.

  • There are 12 mailboxes, one outside The Filthy Animal inn and two outside The Legerdemain Lounge inn, two located outside the north bank and one located outside the south bank, one outside the Eastern entrance to The Underbelly, one outside the Alchemy trainer, one in Krasus' Landing, one at the foot of the stairway leading to The Violet Citadel, one outside A Hero's Welcome, and one outside the Guild Master.
  • As pointed out from above there are two banks, one located right from the statue of Antonidas and another located on the other side of Dalaran in The Eventide, to the left of the entrance of A Hero's Welcome. Although they are both near the faction controlled areas, they are available to both the Alliance and the Horde.
  • The well near the Magus Commerce Exchange is an entrance to the Underbelly, when you jump into it you arrive randomly at one of four possible sites in the Underbelly. Jumping down will not give any fall damage.
  • All profession trainers (except Fishing, Cooking and Archaeology) are located in the Magus Commerce Exchange.
  • All mage trainers are located in the Violet Gate.


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