Warcraft Less Traveled #57 – Lake Dumont

Episode #57 Timecapsule: Lake Dumont is a secret subzone hidden in the mountains of northern Feralas. Appearing only after the Cataclysm, explorers of this area will need a flying mount to get over the high mountain ridge to reach this valley. In the center of Lake Dumont, an unnamed island is found. A few of the mysterious features on the island include the burning ruins of a mage’s watchtower, a number of Feralas-style trees, a small hut, and a special grave marked with ‘IVAN’. The truly interesting part of Lake Dumont island are its NPC inhabitants. Twelve level 85 NPCs are seen on this island, each busy in activity. It appears that the NPCs are named after real-life employees of Blizzard games. For example, NPC draenei Jake Patton, works as a Blizzard editor; while Lich King production assistant Larissa Bussell is found here as a NPC worgen. Lake Dumont is another well crafted location that makes great use of the lonely areas between the various Azeroth zones.

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6 Responses to “Warcraft Less Traveled #57 – Lake Dumont”

  1. hasc Says:

    Wasn’t sure where to contact you folks directly, so I’m posting here. Just wanted to say that I really enjoy your podcasts. I’m a GM on Runetotem, and use a lot of your info to take guildies to a bunch of the places you’ve discussed.

    Hasc – GM- Titans of Glory

  2. Lilyeia Says:

    Just thought I’d add that about halfway out into the lake from the island, to the north, is an empty rowboat. If you peek inside there’s a skeleton, a pack of supplies, two skulls and a sword. Diving straight down into the lake from this location reveals a big pile of skulls on the bottom of the lake, leaking air bubbles! Very cool, and kind of creepy.

  3. Skolnick Says:

    I agree! Very creepy, indeed. I simply love the little details like these which seem to make the world of Azeroth a bit more ‘alive’.

    Thanks for the added comment & stay in touch!

  4. Skolnick Says:

    Friend – I am glad to have you along for the journey. I hope to keep you & your guildies entertained with many more fun locations to visit. Thanks!

  5. Cym (@Cymre) Says:

    I was just there the other day and noticed all the things you mentioned, including the nearby row boat. I was wondering who all the NPCs were. Thanks for the info :)

  6. Jeff (Lilithai) Says:

    Just wanted to throw a correction to the fact that a flying mount ISN’T needed. It DOES take some determination and creative jumping, but it can be reached on foot from Jademir lake. It’s cool, but a touch disappointing that there seems to be nothing to fight or loot here.

    A side quest with a reward for those with the determination and curiosity to find their way there would be nice. It took forever to figure out how to get in. Geez, don’t we deserve an easter egg for effort? ;-)

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