Suramar was home to the ancient kaldorei city of Suramar City. (WoWRPG 377) Tyrande Whisperwind and the brothers Stormrage once called it home. For the past 10,000 years a portion of the original inhabitants remained, powerful in their practice of magic yet still becoming pawns of the Burning Legion. It is rumored they have one of the Pillars of Creation, and players will have their final confrontation with Gul'dan here.
Alleria Windrunner and Turalyon are found here as well, though the content of their story since their disappearance remains unknown.
Grand Magistrix Elisande
Central Broken Isles
Contested territory (PvP realms only)
Suramar was the location of the Temple of Elune, the central place of worship for the night elves. The high priestess of Elune lived in the temple. TheBoughs of Azshara, Izal-Shurah and Arauk-Nashal were also located here.
Just before the War of the Ancients, Broxigar was held captive in Suramar City until he was freed by Malfurion Stormrage. During the war, the Legion's efforts in the city were led by the pit lord Ronokon. The city was attacked and ravaged by the Burning Legion. Suramar was subsequently used by the nathrezim in an experiment to create an army of the undead, an experiment which laid the groundwork for the Scourge ten thousand years later. The Burning Legion attempted to open a second portal besides the one at the Well of Eternity in the Temple of Elune in order to attack the night elves on two fronts. The resident Highborne used the Pillars of Creationo close the portal and put several seals on the temple. The Wild GodAshamane battled Ronokon in Val'sharah just outside Suramar and sacrificed her life to kill him. In doing so, she was able to buy the elves the time they needed to craft a shield around their city.
Most of Suramar was blasted to the bottom of the Great Sea during the Sundering. However, some of it remained above shore in the Broken Isles due to the efforts of the resident Highborne, who crafted a magical shield that kept a section of their city together. This shield would stay up for 10,000 years, as the Highborne believed the world outside of Suramar City had been destroyed. Under their shield they would evolve into the Nightborne, reliant on their source of power, the Nightwell. From the undersea ruins of Suramar, a Highborne Astrolabe was recovered.
The Temple of Elune in Suramar City was used by the Guardian Aegwynn to hold the physical remains, Jeweled Scepter, and Eye of Sargeras of Sargeras, which led to the building's more familiar designation, the Tomb of Sargeras.
During the Second War, the portion Suramar containing the Tomb of Sargeras, now known as the Broken Shore, was raised up from the seafloor by Gul'dan. A battle was fought there between Maiev Shadowsong's Watchers and Illidan's Naga. Several years later, the alternate Gul'dan was sent by the Burning Legion to act as their ambassador to the Nightborne and their Grand Magistrix, who has pledged herself and her people to the same demons she stood against in defiance of Azshara 10,000 years ago. Not all Nightborne agree with Elisande's decision, though they keep their disagreement a secret. With loyalists and demons marching together in the streets of Suramar, fear and distrust grips other elves' hearts and family turns against family. The flame of the Shal'dorei flickers and heroes must arise to re-ignite it and stir the noble hearts of these once brave night elven group.
Suramar was the ancient kaldorei city that Tyrande Whisperwind and the brothers Stormrage once called home. The ruins are now a sad reminder of ancient kaldorei folly. In the center of the ruins, the stumps of two great aspen trees stand side by side. In ancient times, a great garden stood at Suramar¡¯s center, and at the center of this garden stood the fabled Boughs of Azshara. Now, these petrified stumps are all that remain. In the time of Queen Azshara, the religious community of Suramar was a complicated structure intimately intertwined with the arcane community and involving nearly everyone in the city. The great arcane academies of Suramar once trained entire generations of mages. A portion of Suramar, the temple district, was located near the Well of Eternity and apparently shared it with the city of Zin-Azshari. It was the location of theEternal Palace where Queen Azshara lived. This portion of the city was battled over during the final stages of the war.