|統治者||Admiral Tandred Proudmoore|
|種族|| Human (8,500)|
|Major settlements||Boralus (4,000)|
高い防衛力と非常に強大な海軍を常に保持してきたKul Triasであるが、その軍事力は本土と島の間を行き来する船の乗客を守るためだけに使われきた。しかし、Second WarではGrand Admiral Daelin ProudmooreがKul TrirasをAlliance入りさせ旧知の友人であるSir Anduin Lotharを助けると誓ったことにより解放された。humanの軍艦が破壊されたことによって発生したorcish war fleetとの海戦が最初であるにもかかわらず、Kul Tiras艦隊はAllianceの軍事戦略上非常に重要なものとされた。戦時中を通してGrand Admiral Daelin ProudmooreはAllianceを忠実に支援し続けた。軍はSecond Warで勝利したが、Hordeの船は艦隊を打ちのめしそれ以降決して回復することもなかった。このため、Kul Tiras国民はorcに激しい憎悪を抱いた。
Kul Tirasの人々にはその理由が明かされていなかったため、強大な魔道士でGrand Admiral Daelin Proudmooreの娘であるJaina Proudmooreが西はKalimdorへと残存する半数の戦艦を率いて赴いた。数ヵ月後、Grand AdmiralはLordaeronの陥落を防ぐことはできなかったと判断、娘が西で助けを求めいるだろうとして残りの船を率いて彼女のもとへと向かったが、彼女は戻ることもKalimdorから何かしらの言葉を送ることも無かった。
Grand Admiral不在の間に、Admiral Tandred ProudmooreがKul Tirasの指導者としての役割を担った。Grand Admiralが出発して4年、彼はKul Tirasの予備艦隊を構築したが、それは数年前のGrandの艦隊とは比べ物にならなかった。Captain Misham Waycrestの手助けを受け、彼らはGreat Nation of Kul Tirasの海岸線・船を脅かしているMurloc・Nage・Pirateの破壊に全力をつくした。
Warcraft II における Kul Tiras編集
- Nation Color: Green
- Background: Before the First War, the far ranging merchant ships of Kul Tiras made it the most prosperous nation in the known world. When the Orcs began to raid the coastal settlements of Lordaeron, Admiral Proudmoore took it upon himself to construct an armada of warships. At the behest of his long time friend Anduin Lothar, Proudmoore has pledged the assistance of his merchant-nation to the Alliance.
People and Culture編集
The people of Kul Tiras are wealthy, especially compared to the ravaged northern lands, and proud of their nation. They wear traditional green and fly flags with Kul Tiras’s anchor emblem. Like Hillsbrad’s citizens, Kul Tiras’s people celebrate Hordefall every year. They hate the Scourge for wiping out the rest of their continent; they hate naga, murlocs and pirates for sinking their ships and stealing their resources; and they hate orcs for decimating their fleets in the Second War. They are staunch members of the Alliance and friends of Ironforge.
The citizens of Kul Tiras possess a deep-seated anxiety. Their eyes dart about. Often looking to the west, where the greatest leaders of Kul Tiras and many of their warriors vanished, they wonder if they will ever again see their missing families. They are glad to have a Proudmoore as their leader, but all know that Tandred is not the man his father was.
Kul Tiras is a large island off Khaz Modan’s west coast, between Stormwind and Lordaeron. The unsettled areas are covered with rolling hills and sparse evergreen woods. Nearby Crestfall, immediately off the northeast coast, and farther Tol Barad, in the same direction, are also parts of Kul Tiras. Kul Tiras is temperate, though subject to sudden ocean storms. The nation is also very windy, which makes zeppelin rides perilous. Wild game includes few forest creatures such as foxes, squirrels and the occasional black bear. Kul Tiras’s shores possess good fishing and provide ample seafood. It is said that Kul Tiras has the best lobster and king crab in all the land.
Sites and Settlements編集
Darkspear Islands (now lost to the ocean)編集
The Kul Tiras marines had a base on the Darkspear islands. Led by an Archmage, they frequently attacked the Darkspears trolls. The Darkspear enlisted the help of Thrall and the Horde to stop the settlement from attacking them. Near the end of the fight, the Horde and marines were captured by the Underworld minions to be sacrificed to the sea witch. Despite sharing a common foe, they continued to attack the Horde. Unlike Thrall they didn't make out alive - many died in an attempt to break out, and the rest drowned in the sinking of the island.
On the northern coastline of Kul Tiras, lies the remains of what used to be a town with a large amount of immigrants from Khaz Modan. It was a thriving community until the Third War, as a Scourge army arrived and moved to raid the town. The garrison was far to small to save the city and although Duke Falrevere was nearby with his fleet, he decided that even if he was able to save the town it would claim too many casualties, so he turned his ships and abandoned Kul Tiras.
A large island off Kul Tiras’s northeast coast, Crestfall boasts a sizable community of boaters and fishermen. These people do not like strangers—some visitors are nearly shot when approaching a town at night on this island. The riflemen are constantly on guard from the naga have been plaguing them recently. Rumors abound that a large naga force, under a warlord called Zethresh, hides near Crestfall’s west shore. Zethresh reputedly seeks to cleanse the ocean and her isles of human encroachment.
The humans of Kul Tiras also have control over the small, ruined fort of Tiragarde Keep in Durotar. Formerly the citadel of Grand Admiral Daelin Proudmoore during his invasion of Durotar, it is now lorded over by one Lieutenant Benedict who wishes to continue Daelin's desire to kill all orcs and take Durotar.
Its secret is kept from many of the world and most are never allowed to visit. The site of many historic battles in the Second War, Tol Barad is now home to a magic prison. Wizards from both Dalaran and Stormwind oversee the complex, and prisoners include enemy mages, lesser and greater demons, warlocks and undead war criminals. The wizards do not allow anyone near the island and keep the prison’s existence a secret.
The biggest asset to Kul Tiras is also its greatest danger: the sea. Murlocs and naga crawl from the sea to torment sailors and fishermen. Pirates roam the waters preying on merchant vessels. Captain Dannol Scurvgrin, a truly vile pirate lord, has ties to the Bloodsail Pirates of the South Seas and sees Kul Tiras as his next big prize.
The Undermine map contains a boat path to/from Kul Tiras.
Presence in World of Warcraft編集
Kul Tiras played a major part in the events of the Second and Third Wars (that is, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos). However, according to the official World of Warcraft map, Kul Tiras is strangely missing and does not appear off the shores of Khaz Modan. According to the lore, it is still a thriving (if somewhat diminished) part of the Alliance, and had barely been touched by the Scourge. Its smaller navy patrols the islands against Naga, pirates and Murlocs, and the capital city of Boralus contains 4,000 people.
In the RPG book Lands of Conflict, and in a map in Lands of Mystery, Kul Tiras still appears on the map. For a long time Blizzard made no comments as to whether Kul Tiras would appear in World of Warcraft, and its absence remains a mystery to many Lore fans. It is still possible that Kul Tiras and Gilneas (which one developer admitted they had forgotten about) will be added in future expansions or content drops. Blizzard recently commented on this in a forum post stating that they although there is the possibility of its inclusion later in the game they had no plans for it at present due to the large amount of story they already want to cover.