DeadminesHeroic mode introduced in Cataclysm
It is said the Deadmines' gold deposits once accounted for a third of Stormwind's treasure reserves. Amid the chaos of the First War, the mines were abandoned and later thought to be haunted, leaving them relatively untouched until the Defias Brotherhood--a group of former laborers turned brigands--claimed the labyrinth as a base of operations for its subversive activities against Stormwind.
VanCleef was defeated, and the Brotherhood was scattered by the warriors and heroes of the Alliance - yet, recently, bandit attacks in Westfall have been on the rise, torch-bearing figures have been seen coming and going from the mines, and the familiar sounds of construction echo through the once-empty tunnels. Could it be that the Defias Brotherhood has returned to the Deadmines?