- "GS" redirects here. For the numerical value of a player's equipment, see gear score.
- For the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Orc campaign mission at the same location, see Goldshire and Moonbrook (WC1 Orc).
Central Elwynn Forest
Goldshire is the second human town that most human characters visit during their adventures, sometime after level five. Goldshire is centrally located just southwest of Northshire and has most low level class trainers and some profession trainers. Besides a blacksmith it has the first Inn that most human characters will encounter — the Lion's Pride Inn.
Goldshire has roads that lead to Stormwind City to the northwest, Northshire Abbey to the northeast, Westfall to the west, and Lakeshire (Redridge Mountains zone) to the east. Its prime location makes it an important trade town. Travelers, merchants, adventurers, Stormwind guards, and priests from the abbey all stop and make regular visits to the town on their way to and from Stormwind, usually enjoying the hospitality of the Lion's Pride Inn, one of the most respectable ale houses in Azeroth.
Marshal Dughan patrols Goldshire for any threats. Many refugees from Westfall move to Goldshire and Elwynn Forest in an attempt to escape the Defias Brotherhood. It is considered a village by Stormwind standards.
- 1 History
- 2 Travel connections
- 3 NPCs
- 4 Trainers in and around Goldshire
- 5 Security threats
- 6 Children of Goldshire
- 7 Quests
- 8 Player activity
- 9 In Warcraft III
- 10 In the RPG
- 11 Film universe
- 12 Notes and trivia
- 13 Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External links
Goldshire, along with Moonbrook, was taken in preparation of the Horde's sack of Stormwind Keep during the First War. The goal of the orc Warchief was to sever the lifeline between King Llane and his people.
After the Second War, Goldshire and the rest of the kingdom of Stormwind begin its reconstruction.
Wrath of the Lich King
The former Kirin Tor mage Karlain and his son Mardigan lived in the village. Shortly before the Cataclysm, a visitor was murdered in Lion's Pride Inn. Mardigan was held responsible for his death even though he just found his body.
A flight path has been added to the town. A Profession Trainer and a Hunter Trainer have also been added.
Mists of Pandaria
- Stormwind City, Elwynn Forest (0:25)
- Eastvale Logging Camp, Elwynn Forest (0:56)
- Darkshire, Duskwood (1:08)
Inside Lion's Pride Inn:
At House near Crystal Lake:
- Tharynn Bouden <Trade Supplies>
- Andrew Krighton <Armorer & Shieldcrafter>
- Kurran Steele <Cloth & Leather Armor Merchant>
- Corina Steele <Weaponsmith>
- Kira Songshine <Traveling Baker> is traveling through Goldshire
Inside Lion's Pride Inn:
- Smith Argus <Blacksmithing Trainer>
- Brother Wilhelm <Paladin Trainer>
- Lyria Du Lac <Warrior Trainer>
Inside Lion's Pride Inn:
- Maximillian Crowe <Warlock Trainer>
- Tomas <Cook>
- Zaldimar Wefhellt <Mage Trainer>
- Priestess Josetta <Priest Trainer>
- Michelle Belle <Physician>
- Keryn Sylvius <Rogue Trainer>
- Cylina Darkheart <Demon Trainer>
- Imp Minion - Cylina Darkheart's Minion
At the house near Crystal Lake:
- Lee Brown <Fishing Trainer>
- Helene Peltskinner <Skinning Trainer>
- Adele Fielder <Leatherworking Trainer>
The Six Children:
- Guards: Stormwind Guard
Trainers in and around Goldshire
The Defias Brotherhood have camps throughout Elwynn Forest, especially to the south and east of Goldshire, which they use as staging grounds for raids on the local farmers and merchants. They have also taken over a number of homes and farmsteads, including the Brackwell Pumpkin Patch and Jerod's Landing, where they smuggle contraband from Redridge to Westfall. Some of the more notorious thieves in the region include Dead-Tooth Jack, Morgan the Collector, Erlan Drudgemoor and Surena Caledon. There are rumors the Defias have a relationship with the kobolds in Elwynn Forest, enlisting them to collect gold from the mines. They may even be associated with the Riverpaw gnolls along the border of Westfall. The Westbrook Garrison frequently sends out patrols to search for thieves entering Elwynn Forest from Westfall.
A significant number of gnolls have set up camps along the western borders of Elwynn Forest, led by their chieftain, Hogger. While currently held back by the Westbrook Garrison, if left alone they could pose a significant threat to Goldshire.
There have been rumors of murloc attacks near the rivers to the east of Goldshire, especially near Stone Cairn Lake, as well a fatal attack on two Stormwind guards. A report by Guard Thomas states that the murlocs pose a significant threat to Goldshire and are, at a minimum, affecting the region's fishing industry. There is a bounty on murloc fins placed by the Stormwind army.
Kobold clans have infested the Fargodeep and Jasperlode mines, forcing out the local workers. While they don't pose much of a threat to Goldshire, their foothold in Elwynn Forest will only grow stronger if ignored.
Wolves and bears
Children of Goldshire
- Main article: Children of Goldshire
A bit to the north of Goldshire there is a house with skinning and leatherworking trainers. On the second floor of this house, six children can sometimes be seen forming the pattern of a pentagram, silent and unmoving. They will occasionally move out of the house to walk/run in a pentagram formation. They return to their house at around 7:40 in the morning, and at this time a soundfile will play something eerie, usually "You will die". Whether they make their rounds at other times of the day is unknown. Unconfirmed rumors also say they despawn at 8:00 pm.
Players from the server Moonguard have given Goldshire a unique reputation as a consistent role playing hub since at least 2008 with the most concentration within Lion's Pride Inn, where during most server hours hundreds of players can be found. Many players can be found here, outside of the inn dueling can usually be found while on the inside players engage each other in roleplay ( Usually through whispers, since all other forms of chat are usually filled nearly constantly due to the high amount of players. ) Some players try to make themselves as obtrusive as possible, using combinations of various toys or spells to make their model as large as they can in order to disrupt the experience of others and be silly.
What Goldshire is most known for has to be its erotic roleplaying community (ERP for short). On most hours players can be found here whispering each other and roleplaying in private in tones of usually an erotic nature. The roleplay in these scenes usually forgoes the cohesive narrative that most normal RP carries, often being one-off stories of both characters meeting up and engaging in romantic affairs. This aspect of Goldshire has been referenced in several community-made videos and is usually seen as an oddity by those outside of the roleplaying scene
In August of 2010, Blizzard deemed this an issue for new players creating humans and having to be exposed to this community, they have since then started to look for individuals breaking the Terms of Service through things like unwanted, unsolicited messages and dealing with them in private. Since then Blizzard has announced no further plans in regards to Lion's Pride Inn.
In Warcraft III
Goldshire is also a 4-player map for The Frozen Throne called "Goldshire Map". Its description is the following: "War and hunger have brought interlopers to Elwynn Forest, endangering the town of Goldshire. Sweep the woods free of this threat so that masons can begin laying the foundation of Stormwind." The town of Goldshire is in the center of the map and consists of a tavern.
In the RPG
Goldshire is heavily protected and patrolled by the Stormwind guards, has a goblin merchant and sports a population of 7,000 citizens — mostly farmers, miners, and traders. Its leader is Marshal Dughan.
Notes and trivia
- The farms of the Blackridge and Woodring families are located near Goldshire.
- Ceya Northbrooke was born here.
- This is one of the locations featured in South Park's "Make Love, Not Warcraft" special episode.
- Goldshire Pictures of the Overwatch setting may be a reference to the town.
Goldshire on the Azeroth map of the First War.
An Altar of Kings in Goldshire during the World of Warcraft alpha.
- ^ Stormrage, chapter 4
- ^ Stormwind Guard
- ^ Goldshire and Moonbrook (WC1 Orc)
- ^ Dark Riders
- ^ Frejya's (MVP) Cataclysm Compilation
- ^ Google Trends for phrases related to Goldshire.
- ^ Orc vs Wild: Moonguard/Goldshire RP Server.
- ^ Erotic Roleplay.
- ^ "Members of our CS team will ‘patrol’ Goldshire on Moon Guard on a regular basis, and take appropriate action for individuals violating the Harassment Policy. Note that this pertains primarily to public messages (/say, /yell, General) and unsolicited whispers. We won’t be showing up with that mythical crack of lightning– we’ll just be watching silently for any rule-breaking language and following up privately with the player[s] in question." -http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/?topicId=26262580162&sid=1
- ^ Goldshire Map at fileplanet
- ^ Lands of Conflict, pg. 47 - 49
- ^ Legends Volume 4, Bloodsail Buccaneer
- ^ Traveler