The Tauren capital of Thunder Bluff is built above a series of valleys, with massive rope bridges connecting various 'rises'.
On the highest rise is the seat of power, where Cairne Bloodhoof used to rule from.
However, Cairne was inadvertently killed by Garrosh Hellscream, in what was supposed to be a nonfatal duel for control of the Horde. Unknown to either of them, Garrosh's weapon had been poisoned by the treacherous Magatha Grimtotem in a coup d'etat. Once Cairne fell, she immediately ordered her tribe to take over the city, but they were beaten back by forces rallied by Cairne's son, Baine. He is the current Tauren leader.