The Borean Tundra is encased in ice. Currently, the dominant race in the area are the Tuskarr but they tend to remain close to their villages and it can be days between seeing other living creatures. Interspersed between the various horde outposts and native villages, Drakkari and Nerubians wander the frozen wates, harassing passersby if they find them. To the south, close to Valiance Keep and Farshire, are the Naga of the Riplash Ruins.
While this area is too isolated and barren to be a desirable choke point for either faction and has too large of a shoreline to reasonably defend, the native Tuskarr like it because of that same expansive shore. In addition, the Naga at the Ruins are granted an almost perfect view of anyone approaching from the south.
Borean Tundra contains bases for both factions, and there is a port between Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord that uses a giant turtle as transport.
Warsong Hold is the primary fortress for the Horde in the Borean Tundra. Currently, it is commanded by Garrosh Hellscream, the former chieftain of the Mag'har in Nagrand. To further cement their toehold in the area, the Horde have entered into an alliance of sorts with the native tuskarr and made contact with the Taunka, cousins to the Tauren.
Warsong Hold can be reached a few ways. You can ride over land from anywhere in Northrend to reach this area, you can take a wyvern from any of the connected flight paths, such as Dalaran or you can take a Zeppelin directly from the plains outside Orgrimmar.
Arriving at Warsong Hold, you will see that it is reminiscent of Orcish design, with a large arena in the center of the hold, vendors and guard emplacements at stragetgic areas. Once you arrive, the following NPCs will have lots of work for you.
Note - As a suggestion, do the following quests all at the same time since they're in the same general area:
Ortrosh - Revenge Upon Magmoth
While in Talramas, you will have the opportunity to find two more quests.
During Into the Mist:
After you complete the "Notify Arlos" and "Coast of Echoes" lines you will have the following opened up for you.
After Plug the Sinkholes:
There is also a statue of Elder Atkanok just outside Coldrock Quarry that you will want to interact with. It offers four more quests for you.
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