It has been made known to the eagerly awaiting public that one of the entry points in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion is the Howling Ford. This zone will be accessible by both Alliance and Horde forces either through boat or zeppelin. Here, the battle will commence for all players with ranks of 68 to 72. If you want to be ahead of the game and if you want to outwit the other players, an intimate knowledge of the battleground and its history might help. This is the purpose of this article. Below you will find some information about Howling Fjord that might come in handy in the future, once you have the Wrath of the Lich King expansion in your hands.
What to Expect:
It's name is derived from the sound of the wind as it sweeps in to the Fjord from the sea. The name of this zone might sound daunting, but it is in fact a beautiful and scenic city. It is found in Northrend's southeastern tip. This zone is filled with thick forests, vast plains, and dangerous rocky formations. This zone is inhabited by both sentient and non sentient beings. Humans, dwarves, and other thinking creatures mostly live in Valgarde, with the farming people the only exception since they live in the open fields. When you arrive in the zone, keep in mind that there are risky rock formations and harmful creatures that you might encounter, such as wolves. Always practice caution in your exploration.
The Howling Fjord's History
Because of it's natural harbor found in Daggercap Bay, it became the center of spreading expeditions throughout the continent of Northrend. That's why the Lich King used this as a base to conquer Northrend. The Wrath of the Lich King Howling Fjord zone is also the site of many battles during the Third War, and it will forever be known as the place where Prince Arthas docked in his search for the Frostmourne. It is also where Prince Arthas burned all his ships so that he could not return to Lordaeron. The men that Prince Arthas left behind when became the Lich King and the dwarves here were the founders of its biggest city, Valgarde.
The Howling Fjord in the Wrath of the Lich King
Aside from being the entry point to Northrend, this zone will also give players as much as over 140 quests. The quests are varied, from choosing to fight Vrykuls to assisting the Alliance vanquish Freebooters from the North Sea. When you step in here, your stance should always be cautious. Expect trouble from everyone you meet. The zone is embroiled in conflict of all kinds, and this is the best opportunity for you to level up and gain experience. So have a great time fighting in the Wrath of the Lich King Howling Fjord!