Dun Morogh

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For the lore of the zone and its status before the Cataclysm, see Dun Morogh (Classic).
AllianceDun Morogh
Level: 1-30
Battle Pet Level: 1 - 2
Capital(s) Alliance Ironforge
Alliance Gnomeregan
Races Ironforge dwarfIronforge dwarf Ironforge dwarf
GnomeGnome Gnome
Dark Iron dwarfDark Iron dwarf Dark Iron dwarf
Wildhammer dwarfWildhammer dwarf Wildhammer dwarf
HumanHuman Human
Ice trollIce troll Ice troll
Leper gnomeLeper gnome Leper gnome
Trogg Trogg

Alliance Council of Three Hammers

Alliance  Gelbin Mekkatorque
Former ruler(s) Alliance  Magni Bronzebeard
Major settlements Alliance Kharanos
Alliance Anvilmar
Alliance New Tinkertown
Minor settlements Alliance Brewnall Village
Affiliation Kingdom of Ironforge, Gnomeregan, Alliance, Frostmane tribe, Rockjaw tribe
Location Northwestern Khaz Modan
PvP status Alliance territory

Dun Morogh (pronounced "Dunn Mohr-OH"),[1] also called the Dun Morogh Peaks,[2] is a snowy, forested mountain range in western Khaz Modan. It is the homeland of the dwarves and gnomes and contains the two races' respective capital cities of Ironforge (built into Ironforge Mountain) and Gnomeregan (built into the foothills of Chill Breeze Valley). The mountains of Dun Morogh are the highest in the Eastern Kingdoms—its snowpack glaciers feed the rivers that create the verdant fields across the rest of Khaz Modan[3] and its jagged peaks provide the dwarves with a limitless supply of ore.[4] The region sits between the Searing Gorge to the south, Loch Modan to the east, and the Wetlands to the north. Mountains surround Dun Morogh on all sides, making it accessible only by certain passes that are currently watched over by dwarven troops.


The landscape of Dun Morogh.

The frigid lands of Dun Morogh were once ruled by the ice trolls of the Frostmane tribe,[5] who settled in the area after splitting from the Drakkari Empire at an unknown point in time after the Sundering.[6]

In 3,000 BDP, the first generation of gnomes settled in Dun Morogh after emerging from Uldaman. They used their natural intellect to survive the harsh climate and hostile trolls and created a series of highly fortified dwellings deep in the mountains.[7] 500 years later, the first dwarves similarly left Uldaman and were drawn to the peaks of Dun Morogh, which they had seen on the western horizon. They built the city of Ironforge under the region's tallest mountain, and shortly after discovered the nearby gnomes. The two races befriended each other, with the dwarves helping the gnomes construct their own capital of Gnomeregan and the gnomes sharing their technological knowledge with the dwarves.[8][9][10] The dwarven armies eventually destroyed the empire of the Frostmane trolls, which had up until then controlled Dun Morogh, and forced them to retreat into the hills of the region.[5]

During the Second War, both the dwarves and gnomes joined the Alliance of Lordaeron after the orcs invaded Khaz Modan. Their service proved invaluable to Alliance forces, and between dwarven brawn and gnomish brains, the orcs never succeeded in taking either capital. During the intervening period between the wars, the gnomes and dwarves grew closer together, working jointly on a number of major projects.[citation needed]  Since the destruction of Gnomeregan, the remaining gnomes have been forced to flee and seek protection within Ironforge. This peaceful region is now threatened by the troggs who have begun appearing all over the area.

During the Scourge Invasion, Dun Morogh was attacked by the Scourge.

Due to the Cataclysm, the threats of the troggs and ice trolls have increased.

The Burning Legion targeted Dun Morogh as one of their invasion points. It was successfully defended by the Alliance, Horde, and Illidari.


Dun Morogh contains no raid dungeons, micro dungeons, or battlegrounds. Gnomeregan, an instanced dungeon for adventurers levels 28 to 35, can be found in the western part of the zone, beyond Brewnall Village. Dun Morogh is the starting area for the dwarves and gnomes, and so it contains a very sheltered 1-5 leveling area - Coldridge Valley. The dwarven city, Ironforge, can also be found in this zone and is one of the major Alliance trade and travel hubs.

Maps and subregions

Map of Dun Morogh.
Map of Dun Morogh prior to Cataclysm.

Coldridge Valley

Chill Breeze Valley

Undisplayed locations



Dun Morogh by night.
Dungeon Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Instance portal Gnomeregan 24 - 60 5-man 1 to 3 hours

Travel Hubs

Frostmane Hold.
Alliance Flight paths from Ironforge
Alliance Flight paths from Kharanos
Alliance Flight paths from Gol'Bolar Quarry

Regions adjacent to Dun Morogh

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access subzone Access method
Loch Modan Alliance 10 - 60 East North Gate Pass/South Gate Pass By foot or by flight path.
Wetlands Alliance Horde 20 - 60 North N/A By foot (from Dun Morogh airfield) or by flight path.

Notable characters

Main article: Dun Morogh NPCs

Dun Morogh is home to several dwarves and gnomes of status. From the base camp in Coldridge Valley, Grelin Whitebeard sends promising young dwarves and gnomes out into the world. In Brewnall Village, Rejold Barleybrew leads the effort to discover the best recipe for ale, and in Kharanos, Senir Whitebeard seeks to eradicate the foothold the ice trolls have established in the region.


The town of Kharanos
Main article: Dun Morogh storyline

Since Dun Morogh is the starting zone for dwarves and gnomes, the quest range here is level 1-10. Quests in Dun Morogh include explorations from Brewnall Village in the west to the North Gate Outpost and South Gate Outpost in the northeast. There are battles against leper gnomes near Gnomeregan and troggs in Gol'Bolar Quarry. There is a range of things to do from the fun of replacing a barrel of Thunder Ale to the danger in tracking down a dangerous yeti.

Kharanos is the central village for those doing quests in the area. Ironforge is the capital city with quests leading to other zones.


Battle pets

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Wild creatures

Brewnall Village
shortcut iconSee also: Category:Dun Morogh mobs

In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.


Homeland of the Ironforge dwarves and ruled by mighty Bronzebeard Clan, Dun Morogh is the center of dwarven culture and ingenuity. The capital city of the dwarven realm, Ironforge, lies within Ironforge Mountain in Dun Morogh's iced heart. Dwarves and their allies range out from Ironforge, trying to hold a diminishing protectorate against encroaching enemies on all sides (Troggs, Trolls, Dark Irons). Dun Morogh is a high altitude region, covered with constant snowfall and great pine trees. Winds howl through the peaks in symphony with the wolves that prowl the crags. Southwest of Ironforge is Coldridge Valley, which hosts the dwarven smithing enclave of Anvilmar. Northwest of Ironforge's massive stone battlements is the ancient city of Gnomeregan. This ruined city was once home to the gnomes, but vile Caverndeep troggs devastated the populace and drove the survivors to Ironforge. Gnomeregan is now a wild place of adventure and mystery. To Ironforge's west is Frostmane Hold, home of the aggressive Frostmane ice trolls. Crime is almost nonexistent in dwarven lands, as dwarves know that they must stick together against their myriad enemies. Murder and treason are capital offenses, while lesser crimes result in exile or prison.[11]

The region is snow-swept and forested, with gray, craggy mountains and slinking wolves. Troggs recently overran Gnomeregan, the gnomes' former capital, and drove its citizens to Ironforge. Frostmane trolls menace dwarven patrols. Several villages and towns dot the landscape, and though the trade routes can be perilous, dwarven mountaineers and warriors keep their settlements safe.[12]


Centuries ago, the Dark Iron dwarves split from their Ironforge brethren, summoning Ragnaros and devastating the land in the process. The warriors of Ironforge drove the Dark Irons to near extinction, and the few survivors fled deep underground in the Blackrock Mountain to their fiery lord. In the fourth year since the opening of the Dark Portal, Dun Morogh's dwarves and gnomes joined the Lordaeron Alliance in the Second War. Ironforge dwarves and gnomes were key in the Horde's defeat, and many nurse grudges against orcs to this day. Not long ago, gnomes in Gnomeregan unearthed the mythic troggs. These tribal creatures slaughtered Gnomeregan's populace and drove the gnomes to Ironforge, where they hide and nurse their wounds. This catastrophe explained why Ironforge gnomes did not take part in the Third War. The troggs also proved an excellent distraction for Ironforge's forces, allowing the Frostmane trolls to invade Dun Morogh in an attempt to reclaim their ancient lands.[13]

People and culture

Ironforge dwarves, the most prominent race in Dun Morogh, are a hearty, good-natured people who enjoy working with their hands, drinking ale and firing blunderbusses. Dwarves are ingenious, and about half of all technological devices in Azeroth are dwarven-made. Ironforge dwarves are particularly adept at crafting and wielding firearms, and their riflemen proved an invaluable help in the Third War. Feisty and strong, Ironforge dwarves possess a strong sense of humor and a forgiving nature. All who dwell in Dun Morogh, be they dwarf, gnome, or visitor, wear layers of clothing to stave off the cold. Long, thick cloaks of blue or green are common. Ironforge dwarves take pride in their beards and wear them long. When patrolling Dun Morogh, dwarves carry axes, rifles and other weaponry and wear heavy armor. Gnomes rarely leave Ironforge, but those who do so are similarly equipped. Like dwarves, gnomes are adept tinkers and engineers and often walk about with safety goggles on their foreheads and various gadgets strapped to their belts.[11]


The snow-swept land of Dun Morogh is covered with forest and craggy mountains. Dun Morogh is a high, mountainous region and is cold, windy and wet. Snowfall is common, and a white blanket constantly covers the ground. Great wolves and snow leopards stalk the forests, and troggs and Frostmane trolls find many ambush spots. Ferocious bears are known to live in many of the shadowy dens that are riddled into the mountainside. Dwarves used to have to battle few monsters in their own homeland, but things have changed. Dun Morogh has not seen true peace in decades. Ironforge is the capital of the dwarven realm and provides protection and succor for its citizens. Though the dwarves' enemies have multiplied in recent years, several smaller villages also stand against the burgeoning evils.[14]

Notes and trivia

  • The Ironforge Ram was the first ram breed domesticated by the dwarves when they settled in Dun Morogh, according to the Wildhammer Fact Checker.[15]
  • Not on the map and featuring weather quite unlike the rest of the zone, Newman's Landing is a small dock and house with three Booty Bay-aligned goblins.
  • If standing at approximately [25, 60], which is located at a seemingly empty plateau hidden in the western mountains, the player will hear a ghastly howl that ceaselessly repeats. Reports of this date as far back as 2014[16] and the sound can seemingly vary between what sounds like roaring to something akin to hissing.[17][18][19] While many players assume it's simply a software bug there's also general agreement that the sound and its oddly remote placement is extremely eerie.[20]
  • Dun Morogh and Loch Modan were originally concepted as a single zone.[21]



Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous zone level: 1 - 10.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): An Alliance-only graveyard has been added just outside of Ironforge, around the side of the mountain. It is only for use by Alliance characters that die inside Ironforge and in the Gates of Ironforge sub-area of Dun Morogh. Horde characters dying therein will continue to only use the Kharanos graveyard.


  1. ^ Blue post by Caydiem (2005-06-30). Archived from the original on 2009-02-09.
  2. ^ Races of Azeroth: Gnomes: "Thriving within the wondrous techno-city of Gnomeregan, the Gnomes shared the resources of the forested Dun Morogh Peaks with their Dwarven cousins."
  3. ^ Bronze Timekeeper in Dun Morogh
  4. ^ The World of Warcraft Bestiary - Rockjaw Trogg
  5. ^ a b The World of Warcraft Bestiary - Frostmane Troll
  6. ^ The Troll Compendium: Ice Troll Tribes - Frostmane Tribe
  7. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 125
  8. ^  [Ironforge - the Awakening of the Dwarves]
  9. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 137
  10. ^ Races of World of Warcraft: Gnome
  11. ^ a b Lands of Conflict, pg. 71
  12. ^ World of Warcraft The Roleplaying Game, pg. 17
  13. ^ Lands of Conflict, pg. 73
  14. ^ Lands of Conflict, pg. 71, 72
  15. ^  [Ironforge Ram]
  16. ^ Strang Noises in Dun Morogh. Numbness @ US Forums (2014-12-12). Retrieved on 2018-03-14.
  17. ^ Haunted Wow : creepy sound number 1 in Dun Morogh location. Madomarti WoW Exploration @ Youtube (2018-03-13). Retrieved on 2019-11-13.
  18. ^ Strange Sounds in Dun Morogh. CheetahBlades @ Youtube (2016-10-11). Retrieved on 2016-11-13.
  19. ^ Scary Warcraft Noise. Profoundsoup @ Plays.tv (2016-10-12). Retrieved on 2019-11-13.
  20. ^ What is this sound in Dun Morogh? Never heard anything like it before.. thatonegyty @ Reddit (2016-10-12). Retrieved on 2016-11-13.
  21. ^ File:Azeroth map concept 2001.jpg

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