Author: Chris Wickham
Little is known about Un'Goro Crater's history, except references to several theories that the Titans once called it home. This ancient formation lies on the southern point of Kalimdor and is almost isolated from the rest of the continent. This has allowed a myriad of unique life to flourish in the area, turning the crater into a prehistoric paradise. The pylons around the rim of crater bear resemblance to the ancient pillars that surround Sholazar Basin and suggest Titan experiments to introduce new forms of life in ancient Azeroth. Marshall's Stand is the only settlement to speak of in this treacherous region, located south of the central Fire Plume Ridge.
Un'Goro Crater shares its music with a number of other regions through Azeroth, most noticeably Wetlands and Dustwallow March. All of these areas boast a swampy terrain, a humid atmosphere and possess a certain prehistoric or primal quality. The Soggy Place variations composed by Derek Duke once again provides a perfect accompaniment for this environment, and his penchant for exotic woodwind, dense textures and 'pad-like' composition successfully create a sonic swamp. Thick brass textures growls over a variety of percussion, ranging from thunderous cinematic percussion to more subtle handheld shakers. A pan flute occasionally improvises turbulent and wistful phrases through the viscous arrangement, and creates a wonderful impression of a primitive, prehistoric atmosphere.