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Quel'Danil Lodge
Main leader Unknown
Race(s) High elfHigh elf High elf
DraeneiDraenei Draenei
IconSmall Human Female.gif Human (one)
Character classes Hunter, Elven ranger
Capital Quel'Danil Lodge
Theater of operations Hinterlands
Language(s) Thalassian, Common, Draenei
Affiliation Alliance, Independent
  Formerly Kingdom of Quel'Thalas
Status Active

The Highvale[1][2] are a group of high elves that dwell at the Quel'Danil Lodge in the Hinterlands. They are part of the Alliance and have ties of friendship with the Wildhammer dwarves.


World of Warcraft

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After the Third War, Quel'Danil Lodge was used as a center of communication, from where the Highvale ambassadors established relationships with other races of the Alliance, with whom they shared their knowledge of the Witherbark trolls that inhabit the area in the southern Hinterlands.[1] In time, they struck an alliance with the Wildhammer dwarves, much to the ire of their common enemy, the Revantusk trolls. Consequently, Otho Moji'ko instructed Horde adventurers to slaughter as many Highvale elves as possible.[3] After freeing the Witherbark troll Rin'ji in Quel'Danil Lodge,[4] she enlisted the same adventurers to burn documents that recorded the Highvale elves' communications and other information.[1] However, Oran's and Otho's actions were unsuccessful, as the Highvale elves still retained the documents, which also included deaths, births and seasons.[2]

At some point, Quel'danil Lodge was plagued by a series of mysterious deaths, where the young rangers turned up dead with no signs of struggle or trauma. The high elves initially thought this was assassination from the Witherbark or Revantusk tribes, but concluded it was supernatural when they discovered the victims' faces twisted in terror, while a few of their healers have been stricken and nearly died themselves after merely handling the remains. Because their magics have been ineffective, Magister Falath traveled to the Hall of Mysteries of Ironforge as the lodge's emissary, where he petitioned for the aid of the paladins of the Order of the Silver Hand. The paladin adventurer later discovered that a Vengeful Spirit was responsible and exorcised it.[5]


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Around the time of the Cataclysm, a group of young draenei moved into the Hinterlands under the lead of Ambassador Rualeth. While some of them were seen in the Aerie Peak, others moved to the Quel'Danil Lodge to train in the ways of the Light and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the lands.[6] They are under the charge of Anchorite Traska.

As part of the Forsaken offensive in all the continent, the lodge came under attack. With the help of adventurers, the Highvale high elves and the draenei settlers were able to repel the Deathstalker Invaders.[7] The Highvale documents were also retrieved from the chaos by Alliance adventurers and safely delivered to Anchorite Traska.[2]



Main article: Quel'Danil Lodge#Quests



This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • The leader of the Highvale is unknown, it is speculated to be Jalinde Summerdrake or Voldana. In the RPG books the Lodge was led by the non-canon Saldor Shallowbrook.
  • It is unknown when exactly they arrived to the Hinterlands — it could be after the fall of Quel'Thalas or any point before that. If the former, the Sunwell's destruction might be the reason they stopped practicing magic.