Mageroyal Thousand Needles Dive
(I refrained from Finding Nemo jokes. Also looking for a naming suggestion for the first fish, or else Vandy’s calling it a Bearded Dogfish.)
Alberto Manguel (via victoriousvocabulary)
~ Thousand Needles ~
“Prior to the Cataclysm, Thousand Needles (aka The Thousand Needles) was a huge canyon in Southern Kalimdor, filled with towering mesas. In the east, the canyon opened up to the Shimmering Flats, a vast salt pan that was used by Goblin and Gnomish engineers for their races. Despite being relatively barren, the area had its own harsh beauty, and the sunrises seen from either Freewind Post or one of the mesas around Darkcloud Pinnacle were spectacular. The Shimmering Flats and Mirage Raceway were also worth visiting for their surreal, lonely atmosphere.
The long canyon stands as a natural divide between central and southern Kalimdor. The realm gets its name from the dozens of giant, cylindrical columns of sandstone that rise from the bottom of the canyon like a forest. Bridges have been constructed atop many of the spires, connecting pathways across the canyon from one side of the surrounding mountains to the other.
In the lake that was formerly the Shimmering Flats, a massive “speedbarge" run by Goblins floats over the flooded ruins of the Mirage Raceway. Clearly even the fact that most of the area is now underwater could not put Goblins off the idea of making money out of it somehow.”