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Type City
Leader(s) Horde  Primal Torntusk[1]
  Formerly  Vile Priestess Hexx †
 Hitah'ya the Keeper †
 Morta'gya the Keeper †
Government Tribal
Race(s) Forest trollForest troll Forest troll
Dire troll Dire troll
Language(s) Zandali, Orcish
Faith(s) Loa
Affiliation(s) Revantusk tribe, Horde
  Formerly Vilebranch tribe, Amani Empire
Location Southeastern Hinterlands[63.3, 70.3]
Status Active

Jintha'Alor (also spelled Jintha'alor) is a forest troll city of the located in the Hinterlands. Jintha'Alor was built by the trolls of the Amani Empire, and named after Jintha, a leader of the Amani in ancient times. It is the second largest city of the forest trolls, second only to Zul'Aman. It was ruled by the Vilebranch tribe for many years and used as a fortress to sacrifice others.

The Totem of Akil'darah can be found here. Both the Wildhammer clan and Revantusk tribe laid siege to the city, seeking to end the Vilebranch's incursions upon their land and claim vengeance for their fallen kindred. In the aftermath of this attack, the Revantusk took a step further and claimed the city for their tribe and the Horde.[1]


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Former cave of Vile Priestess Hexx.

Jintha'alor was ruled by the Vilebranch tribe, where they often warred against the Revantusk tribe and Wildhammer clan from within. They were ruled by Vile Priestess Hexx[2], a follower of the blood god, Hakkar the Soulflayer. The Vilebranch would often prey upon the weaker Revantusk tribe to use them as sacrifices for their dark god, including one of the tribe's leaders, Elder Torntusk.[3] During the attack that claimed Elder Torntusk, the guard captain of the Revantusk, Huntsman Malkhor, was also captured. He was executed brutally, with his remains fed to wolves and oozes within the city.[4] Adventurers of the Horde later came through and saved the Elder, killing the insidious Hitah'ya the Keeper to free the elder as well as avenge Malkhor.[5][6]

Jintha'alor was also used to hold the gryphon, Sharpbeak, captive. Adventurers of the Alliance aided the Wildhammer clan in freeing the gryphon so that he could reunite with his mother and father, Sharpbeak and Keenclaw; the most powerful gryphons of Aerie Peak.

The city was also the site of the  [Ancient Egg], a relic of Hakkar that was secured by hapless adventurers being deceived by Yeh'kinya, a follower of the Blood God.[7] This egg would eventually be used to rebirth the Blood God himself. The altar at the top of the city was also used in an ancient ritual to create the  [Mallet of Zul'Farrak], which was used to summon the demigod Gahz'rilla.[8]


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The Vilebranch continue to hold the city, though both the Revantusk Tribe and Wildhammer clan have begun a crusade to avenge their fallen as well as root the tribe from the city. The Revantusk tribe has claimed a small section by the entryway to the city, setting up a camp there with Primal Torntusk, Kotonga, Eliza Darkgrin, and a number of Revantusk Watchers. Down the road from the city, the Wildhammer have set up a camp including Doran Steelwing, Fraggar Thundermantle, Tracker Yoro, and several Wildhammer Sentries.

The Vilebranch have turned from worshipping Hakkar to worshipping the spider god, Shadra, drinking her blood as they once did with Hakkar years ago.[9] As the Witherbark tribe had years ago, the Vilebranch took over the nearby area of Shadra'Alor and prepared sacrifices within Jintha'alor to summon her. To aid this goal, they hid one of Shadra's tablets with Morta'gya the Keeper[10] and committed a mass suicidal sacrifice atop the city.[11]

The Horde curried favor with the loa, Akil'darah, after reclaiming her idol.[12] This allowed them to teleport on the eagle's winds through the tiers of the city. The Wildhammer had returned with Sharpbeak, who was now grown enough to ferry travelers and reap vengeance for their previous capture. The Revantusk dire troll, Ongo'longo, was captured by the Vilebranch and kept in their fighting pit. Adventurers freed Ongo'longo, who went on a murderous spree of revenge on his way back to his people.[13] By the end of the bloodbath within the city, the Wildhammer and Revantusk unveiled the plot to once again revive Shadra. The Wildhammers sought to prevent her revival, or at least kill her, while the Horde wanted to allow Shadra to be revived and slain so they could claim her venom yet again.[14]

The Revantusk, however, claim the city for the Horde and their tribe, while the Wildhammer seemed to have no care for it in the aftermath of its destruction.[1]



  1. A [10-30] It's Ours Now & A [10-30] Hunt the Keeper A [10-30] Venomous Secrets
  2. A [10-30] Quel'Danil Lodge


  1. H [10-30] Dark Vessels
  2. H [10-30] It's Ours Now & H [10-30] Hunt the Keeper & H [10-30] Venomous Secrets
  3. H [10-30] Darkcleric Marnal

Removed quests

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Jintha'Alor digsites

The Jintha'Alor ruins are a troll archaeology dig site. For [Survey] purposes, they are broken up into the Upper City Digsite, consisting of the uppermost two tiers, and the Lower City Digsite, covering the rest of the ruins.

In the RPG

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The Vilebranch trolls call this settlement home. Several smaller troll enclaves are scattered throughout the Hinterlands.[15]


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