Hellfire Peninsula

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Once a lush and verdant land, the Hellfire Peninsula is now a dry, barren wasteland rendered lifeless by the dark practices of orc warlocks. It is here that the Dark Portal stands, cementing the peninsula’s place in history as the site of many pitched battles between the Alliance and Horde. The nefarious Burning Legion has gathered here also, using the area as a staging ground for its apocalyptic crusade.

The Hellfire Peninsula was originally part of the world of Draenor before it was torn apart by Ner’zhul’s dimensional portals, becoming Outland. The peninsula remains mostly intact, although parts of it can be seen floating above and outside in the form of smallish islands. It was also the site of one of the bloodiest battles since the end of the Second War, the Battle of the Hellfire Peninsula – where Khadgar and the Alliance Expedition battled Ner’zhul, Warchief of the Horde of Draenor, in his mad bid to open portals to other worlds to conquer – the portals that tore the planet apart. This resulted in the sealing of the Dark Portal; for fifteen years, the fates of every member of the Alliance Expedition remained unknown, until the Portal was reopened…

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  • Date: 16 January 2007