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With the Alpha already underway, Blizzard have now officially released two of the zones for the new expansion, Stormheim and Highmountain, as well as one of the new dungeons, the Halls of Valor.


Until now, users on the Alpha have been able to work their way through the Demon Hunter starting zone. While some have used their own versions of the client to explore the rest of the Broken Isles, Blizzard have now officially released two zones, as well as one dungeon. Let's take a look at what these zones are, as well as what we know of the story behind them.

Stormheim

Stormheim is located in the far north-eastern reaches of the Broken Isles; the inhabitants are mainly related to those that we found on Northrend, such as the Vrykul, the Kvaldir and the Valkyr. The ruler of this region is known as the God King, Skovald, who is hoping to enter the Halls of Valor. Since he has failed to do so in the past, he has allied himself with the Burning Legion in an attempt to break through. 
 

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The dungeon that Blizzard has released, the Halls of Valor, can be found in the skies above Stormheim. It is said to be the Valhalla of Warcraft, where the Vrykul will ascend to if they die a noble death. Hidden within the dungeon is one of the legendary Pillars of Creation, the tools used by the titans to create Azeroth. Race through this dungeon in an attempt to stop Skovald retrieving it for the Burning Legion or face the dire consequences.

Highmountain

 

Highmountain is the most northern part of the Broken Isles. It was once a peaceful part of region, with the Highmountain Tauren and the local Drogbar living together side by side.
 

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When the Burning Legion invaded, the Drogbar took their chance and stole the sacred artifact of the Tauren, the Hammer of Khaz'goroth. With this power, the king of the Drogbar, Dargrul the Underking, seeks to overthrow the Tauren from his make-shift lair. This lair previously belonged to the black aspect, Neltharion, before he become Deathwing. 

Since this area is home to a number of exotically dangerous animals, players should most likely expect to see a familiar, scruffy, animal-hunting dwarf in the area.

Keep your eyes out for Mr. Hemet Nesingwary!



 

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