Ruins of Southshore
- For the pre-Cataclysm port and associated lore, see Southshore.
Southern Hillsbrad Foothills
|Sources: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm|
Southshore has been destroyed by the Forsaken's "New Plague", despite the orders of the Horde leadership to cease production after the Wrathgate incident. The potency of the blight used is dubious, as even the Forsaken responsible for it express mild surprise at how effective it was. The town leaders led those who could escape to the town of Hillsbrad Fields, but some other inhabitants weren't so lucky as the residents were no match for the Forsaken's chemical weapons. Southshore was a well known supply port and a possible staging ground for the Alliance military in the new war, a hindrance to the Forsaken's territorial expansion.
It is now controlled by the Horde and serves as a quest hub, complete with a flight master. Yet due to the toxicity of the blight, the land will be inhospitable for a hundred years or so. Angry Blight Slimes infest the ruins. Dark rangers patrol the roads nearby with domesticated spiders and are occasionally found battling Bloodfang Forsaken Hunters.
- Although not talked about recently, the nearby naga on the Eastern Strand are planning to overtake the town, since the humans were pushed out. Killing one will drop Daggerspine Attack Plans to start a the .
- This quest is often bypassed since there's no reason to even go near the Eastern Strand.