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Island of Doctor Lapidis is an island in the South Seas off the coast of Stranglethorn Vale. It is located north of Gillijim's Isle. It is a jungle troll[1] island that is currently not in World of Warcraft although it appears on the World of Warcraft World Map released in 2006. It also appears in the intro cinematic for World of Warcraft and in several maps throughout the Warcraft RPG, for example the book Monster Guide Web Supplement of 2007. It has also appeared on a map in the World of Warcraft comic.

The name, inspired by The Island of Doctor Moreau, is a reference to Alen Lapidis, a former Blizzard employee and environment designer during World of Warcraft's initial development. Lapidis had a penchant for consuming Diet Pepsi, for which "Tidesippe" is an anagram. Also named for Lapidis are (1) Lapidis Tankard of Tidesippe, and (2) Caretaker Alen.[citation needed]

In World of Warcraft

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft.

The island existed during the WoW Alpha — however, it no longer exists in-game (beyond the appearance in the intro cinematic).

Island of Doctor Lapidis is one of the islands that were southwest of Stranglethorn Vale, the other being Gillijim's Isle.



  1. ^ Ruins on the island appear troll in style, see Image:Dr-Lapidis-isle-alpha.jpg