Deepholm (also called Deepholme or Deephome, though the latter may be a misspelling or typo) is a continent situated far below the Skywall. The surface is rough, covered with fissures and craters, and it regularly quivers with earthquakes. When the realm of fire beneath breaks through, massive volcanoes form, until Therazane's earth elementals can put a halt to the incursion.
Deepholm is lined with caves, tunnels and endless passageways. Worms, burrowing animals and other subterranean creatures abound. Gems and jewels of all kinds, including those not known to Azeroth, can be found within, though they are considered the property of Therazane herself. No mining efforts are permitted in her realm. Some sages believe that a few of the precious stones possess strong innate magical powers, but the truth of this speculation may never be verified.
The surface of this land is not pleasant to live on, but hardy plants and animals do eke out an existence here. Life for them is short and vicious, but Therazane the Stonemother nurtures them when she can. Striking at those she considers her "children" is the quickest way to earn her enmity.
In a few rare places, the surface of Deepholm resembles a rocky, deserted section of Azeroth. Visitors to the Elemental Plane can find some measure of rest here, although the ground does shake and tremble with frightening regularity. Underground, travelers face not only quakes, but also cave-ins, rockslides and other dangers.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Travel
- 4 Inhabitants
- 5 Resources
- 6 Notable characters
- 7 Quests
- 8 Areas of interest
- 9 Additional information
- 10 Media
- 11 Patch changes
- 12 References
- 13 External Links
Deepholm (a.k.a. the Elemental Plane of Earth) is where Deathwing was nursed back to health after the events of Day of the Dragon. After he regained his health, he ruptured out through the middle section of Deepholm above the Temple of Earth, which housed the World Pillar. For a while the temple was the main base of operations for the Twilight's Hammer, but after the rupture The Earthen Ring took control of the temple in an attempt to stabilize the fractured World Pillar. Meanwhile, Deathwing's return to Azeroth caused all four elemental planes to become unstable, thus allowing Elemental Lords to visit the surface.
Deepholm is a vast land of rock, filled with plateaus and crystal spires, as well as winding underground caves.
White crystalline towers jut above the northern reaches[39.9, 19]
, soaring between them to battle the . The Crimson Expanse[73, 40][30.9, 78.3]
Deep caves litter every corner of the zone, some inhabited by that even the Stone Lords fear. Some have transformed these into headquarters to carry out their attacks, including applying magic to the local fauna to soften their skin, performing research to ascend into elemental form, and to carry out attacks against the local earthen.
Standing to the north is Therazane's Throne[56, 12]
, glowing with a radiance that reflects off the mirror-like surface of the surrounding rocks. Within resides the herself with her stalwart Stone Lords, giant colossi who lead the elementals within the zone. The interior is covered with crystals of varying sizes and colors, the sheer volume of them causing all other areas in the Stonemother's domain to pale in comparison.
The only way for members of both factions to access Deepholm is to complete the introductory quests leading into the zone, starting with  /  . Once the initial quests are complete, they may then utilize the portals located at the Eastern Earthshrine/Western Earthshrine to return.
There are no flight masters or mass transportation services located within the zone.
|Zone Name||Faction||Level Range||Access|
|Maelstrom||None||Via the eye of the Maelstrom.|