Dun Modr

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AllianceDun Modr
Dun Modr.jpg
Type Fortified city
Leader(s)  Thargas Anvilmar
Race(s) DwarfDwarf Dwarf
HumanHuman Human
  Formerly Dark Iron dwarfDark Iron dwarf Dark Iron dwarf
Affiliation(s) Kingdom of Ironforge, Alliance
  Formerly Dark Iron clan, Old Horde
Location Northern Wetlands[46.4, 16.12]
Status Active

Dun Modr (pronounced [dʌn modrə]) is a fortified middle-sized dwarven city[1] that sits along the road just south of Thandol Span, in the north of the Wetlands. It was occupied by Dark Iron dwarves, which claimed the fallen city as their own. It was eventually recaptured by Thargas Anvilmar of Ironforge.

The city contains a blacksmith shop and an inn-brewery.


Second War

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Dun Modr has traditionally been of a major strategic point of importance for controlling the region. During the Second War it fell to the Orcish Horde, who built an outpost nestled near the ruins of the ancient dwarven city. The outpost had repeatedly beaten back Alliance troops while raiding the surrounding farmlands,[1] and it was was a vital staging area for Horde troops.[2]

A major battle was eventually fought to retake Dun Modr from the Horde. Alliance forces struck from the nearby island citadel of Tol Barad,[1] their taskforce of Stromgarde warriors laying siege and capturing the orcish outpost.[2] They forced the orcs into a southwards retreat to their secondary outpost at Dun Algaz.[3] The Horde forces ultimately made a counter-attack, retaking Dun Modr and even bringing their forces to bear against Tol Barad itself.[1]

When the Horde lost the battle for Capital City, Anduin Lothar pushed them back into Khaz Modan through the Thandol Span. After the war, the city remained under the Alliance's control.[4]

World of Warcraft

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The mountaineer camp outside the city.

While Ironforge soldiers gave their lives in far off territories in the name of the Alliance, the dwarven lands fell prey to the evil deeds of the Dark Iron dwarves. They laid waste to the Thandol Span, and southern Dun Modr fell soon after.[5] The Dark Irons were led by a powerful warlock named Balgaras the Foul.


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After the Cataclysm, it was revealed that the Dark Iron dwarves of Dun Modr were, in fact, loyal members of the Twilight's Hammer.[6] Thargas Anvilmar led Alliance heroes in driving them out, retaking Dun Modr for Ironforge.[7]


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In the city
Mountaineer camp

In the RPG

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Dun Modr is a fallen dwarven city in the north of the Wetlands that was claimed and occupied by Dark Iron dwarves. They kill anything that enters their territory — including undead.[8][9]

The Dark Iron dwarves here uncovered ancient writings in their ruined fortress that spoke of an artifact called Ironbeard's Axe located in Ironbeard's Tomb.[9]

Notes and trivia


Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Dun Modr now has a new Alliance flight path.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): All of the mobs here have had their elite tag removed.


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