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Theramore Isle, the capital of the Dustwallow Marsh, was the Alliance's only human stronghold in Kalimdor. With a population of 9,500 people, (LoM 36) it was the home and sanctuary of Jaina Proudmoore.
Theramore is a rocky island east of Dustwallow; the city, which bears the same name as the island, is alternatively known as Theramore Keep. It was originally settled with the sole purpose of survival. Lead by Jaina Proudmoore, a small contingent of the Kul Tiras navy, with what few survivors they could bring, had fled the Eastern Kingdoms during the great Scourge of Lordaeron.
Built primarily as a military fortress, Theramore served as the Alliance's base of operations against the Burning Legion during the latter part of the Third War. Their bravery and sacrifice during the final battle earned the respect of Warchief Thrall, who decreed that Jaina and her kin would have a home in Kalimdor for evermore. It has since grown into a splendid little town, and serves as a safe harbor and trading port. Approach from the sea is extremely difficult due to the jagged rocks jutting out of Dustwallow Bay, pirates, and ancient beasts that live in the murky depths of the ancient sea.
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Kalimdor is one of the continents of Azeroth. It is located to the west of theEastern Kingdoms and southwest of Northrend. The Great Sea lies in between the continents. Kalimdor is home to the night elves, orcs, tauren, trolls, anddraenei. Other races present include the ogres, centaur, naga, demons, and other, more minor races.
Kalimdor can be further divided into three major regions (western continents)known as North Kalimdor, Central Kalimdor, and South Kalimdor. Other sources vary on how it is divided. The World of Warcraft Manual divides it into the Northern Kalimdor and Southern Kalimdor regions. The various editions of the World of Warcraft Guide breaks it into Northern Kalimdor, Central Kalimdor, Southern Kalimdor, and Teldrassil regions. At least one map has divided it into the three regions of Durotar, Mulgore, and Kalimdor (shown through largest font size and caps), although the Durotar and Mulgore emphasis could just be the fact that the book talks about the Tauren and Orcs' new homelands throughout the book. A few maps however do not divide Kalimdor into separate continents and treat it as one single large landmass.
Kalimdor was primarily the domain of the night elves in the ten thousand years between the War of the Ancients and the Battle of Mount Hyjal. In the years since the battle, night elf dominion has given way as the tauren adopted a more centralized system and accepted their allies, the orcs and the trolls into their midst. The recent arrival of the draenei adds a new power to the map.
The name "Kalimdor" means "Land of Eternal Starlight" in Titan andDarnassian.
Now, however, the continent is a politically divided one, the Horde have established strong control in the central and eastern areas while the night elves, now aided by the draenei, preserve footholds in northwestern areas.