The gaming world has been abuzz ever since Blizzard Entertainment released the news that Death Knights will be playable characters in the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King expansion. As a Hero class, the Death Knights will be available to gamers as long as they have a level 55 or above character of any race. Whether Alliance or Horde, all Death Knights would also start out in the same area known as Acherus: The Ebon Hold. If you want to be ahead of your game, and have an advantage over the other players, then learning everything you can about Death Knights and even their starting area might help.
Acherus: The Ebon Hold is a floating necropolis that once belonged to the Horde. The Ebon Hold itself is found in a region of Northrend known as the Scarlet Enclave and the hold floats above New Avalon, a small town. Previously, the Ebon Hold was one of the Lich King’s domains. However, when legendary paladin Tirion Fording won over the Lich King in the epic battle for Light’s Hope Chapel, Ebon Hold became the domain or headquarters of the Knights of the Ebon Hold.
When you arrive in Acherus, your Death Knights would still be under the Scourge’s command. One of the first tasks that you will have to do as a Death Knight would actually be to battle the Scarlet Crusaders in New Avalon. This would be followed by several other quests that would help you get familiar with your Death Knight powers. Also, once your Death Knight appears there, you don’t need to draw your sword and prepare for combat since Acherus is a sanctuary, meaning no player vs player battle will ever happen there. To know more about the quests, you only need to seek out the NPCs in Acherus: The Ebon Hold. They are the following:
* Baron Rivendare – the Death Knight’s level 62 Elite Boss
* Highlord Darion Mograine – the leader of the new Death Knights who vowed to annihilate the Lich King.
* Instructor Razuvious – the Death Knight’s trainer. You can go to him if you wish to know more about your newfound powers.
* The Lich King – the Dark One himself will give you your first quest.
There are also several other people that you might wish to speak to once you get to Acherus: The Ebon Hold. Lady Alistra, Amal’thazad, and Lord Thorval are all trainers that will help you hone your skills. If you need refreshment, supplies, new weapons, or repairs, there are people like Corpolous, Gangrenus, and Master Siegesmith Corvus to help you. The key is to explore the city as much as you can and test your powers as often as possible. There are a lot of things to learn about your Death Knight and Acherus is a great place to start your education.