Blizzard posted an official preview of Azure Span, one of the new zones coming in Dragonflight that’s available for testing in Phase 1 of Alpha.
Journey into the Azure Span, an ancient frost-touched land, where you’ll aid Kalecgos as he ventures into the Azure Archives on a mission to reclaim the Azure Oathstone.
When you first arrive in the Azure Span, you’ll be greeted with snowy peaks, mist-covered forests, and icy tundra. The Azure Span stretches from coastal tuskarr villages through sprawling forest tundra to looming spires of ice and snow. Regal blue dragons once roamed these lands, but with the passage of time, several tribes of tuskarr, gnolls, and furbolg now call these ancient lands their home.
The Azure Span is one of the largest zones created in World of Warcraft to date and offers the greatest visual elevation change players will see in the Dragon Isles.
Much of the inspiration for this zone comes from one of our favorites in Wrath of the Lich King, Grizzly Hills, along with the California Bay area’s coastal fogs and redwoods. Though, there’s more than just redwoods to be found throughout Azure Span, as you’ll learn when you trek through this diverse wilderness.
Much of the zone is filled with varied biomes covered in snow and ice, giant frozen waterfalls, ice rivers, and forests shrouded in mist that beckon eager heroes hungry for adventure.
Azure Span’s Denizens
As you progress on your adventures, you’ll encounter many inhabitants of this snow-touched biome who have made the icy peaks, forests, and shores their homes. Here are some that you’ll meet on your journey.
Like their Northrend relatives, the tuskarr of the Dragon Isles are fishers and traders and have inhabited the land since the days when blue dragons roamed the Azure Span. Their tribes can be found throughout as they aid Kalecgos.
The Dragon Isles have been rejuvenated, but many blue dragons are still scattered across Azeroth. Kalecgos will need all the help he can get to reunite them—and an unexpected source appears to offer that aid.
A savage clan of shamanistic gnolls that have harnessed the power of decay, darkening their wetland home with vile pockets of thorns and roots. They are a force to be reckoned with.
The forest-dwelling furbolg are dealing with conflicts that have splintered their clans. Many have been lured with the promise of being able to bend the elements to their will.
This is only the beginning of your adventures through the Dragon Isles. We look forward to sharing more details as development continues. Visit the Dragonflight site for more information. Check WorldofWarcraft.com/news for updates and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
See you in the Dragon Isles!