Icecrown
Icecrown Citadel Art Peter Lee 1.jpg

Capital:

Icecrown Citadel

Races:

Undead Scourge
Vrykul
San'layn
Nerubian

Rulers:

Lich King

Settlements:

Major
Fleshwerks
Jotunheim
Ymirheim
Onslaught Harbor
Argent Tournament Grounds
Argent Vanguard
Shadow Vault
Minor
Deathspeaker's Watch
First Legion FOrward Camp
Crusaders' Pinnacle
BlackwatchOrgrim's Hammer
Skybreaker

Affiliations

Undead Scourge
Argent Crusade
Knights of the Ebon Blade
Ashen Verdict
Grand Alliance
New Horde
Nerubian Empire
Vrykul Clans
Scarlet Onslaught

“It was in Icecrown that the ensorcelled diamond-hard ice containing the armored form of Ner'zhul crashed and became the Frozen Throne. It was also here that the death knight Arthas shattered the throne and merged with his former master. Now, from within the brooding Icecrown Citadel, the Lich King commands his undead Scourge to scour the world of all life.”

— The Art of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, pg. 138

Icecrown, also known as Ice Crown, is a region composed of mostly Icecrown Glacier and the immediate area around it. Icecrown is surrounded by mountains. The ground is heavily desecrated, frozen earth that resembles solid, black ice. Thus little can grow here.

Icecrown is an anchor that holds this world to the next.

History


The name of Icecrown became infamous when Kil'jaeden hurled the Lich King back into the mortal world. Ner'zhul's prison slammed into the glacier and created the Frozen Throne. The impact was seen as far away as the Grizzly Hills. Here the Lich King remained until freed by Arthas, and the two beings merged into Arthas' body. From the Icecrown Citadel, he commands the Scourge.

Apparently, troops of the Scarlet Crusade succeeded in approaching the stronghold during a counter-offensive, but in the end, were repelled by the Scourge. Orman of Stromgarde was the highest-ranking human among the countless casualties of this failed assault.

In World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Icecrown, previously ravaged by the tremendous force unleashed when Arthas and the Lich King merged into a single being, has been heavily fortified by the Scourge. Massive walls and ramparts have been erected throughout the region and Angrathar the entry of the Wrathgate bar from the bordering Dragonblight, while the reconstructed Icecrown Citadel looms overhead. The glacier itself is protected by three gates: Mord'rethar, Aldur'thar, and Corp'rethar.

Following Arthas' death, Icecrown remained occupied by Horde and Alliance forces for weeks.

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