Located at the southwestern corner of Northrend, the Borean Tundra is a quiet land, divided between frozen ice regions and warmer terrain. The Tuskarr, a race of walrus man who live off the sea, can be found along the icy eastern coasts. However, they have come under attack from the Kvaldir, a nomadic race of invaders, approaching in triremes at the settlement of Kaskala. The Kvaldir also have ghosts lining the southwestern shores as well. A short distance inland, the Gorlocs, an uglier cousin of the murlocs, fill the Flood Plains along the ridges by the eastern sea. The Magnataur are also a threatening race, although they mostly keep to their caves, worshipped by kobolds. In spite of all the ice, the magnataurs have found a few fiery regions to call home. Wildlife roams throughout the steppes that comprise the rest of the zone.
The Scourge have had little interest in Borean Tundra in the past, and only maintained a slight presence in the northeast part of the zone to maintain ties to the nearby Dragonblight. This has changed since the Horde and Alliance made their landings in the southwest, and Scourge attack groups can be found outside these bases, led by Kel'thuzad himself.
One of the Alliance outposts, Fizzcrank Airstrip, has been overrun by a mysterious being that is turning the gnomes into robots, curing their "curse of the flesh." Potentially, this being could go on to mechanize all living beings if not held in check.
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