Smiling Jim

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AllianceJames Hyal
Image of James Hyal
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 35
Health 1,370
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Dustwallow Marsh
Status Unknown
Relative(s) Vincent (brother), Lynn (wife), Jimmy (son)

James Hyal (aka Smiling Jim) is a human who ran the Shady Rest Inn before it was burned to the ground by Grimtotem tauren. His wife and child were killed in the fire and James is reportedly "not the same" since the incident.

He currently sits at the side the inn on Theramore Isle. He has a brother, Vincent Hyal, in Menethil Harbor who is unaware of the tragedy of the Shady Rest Inn and sends the player to check on James.

With the coming of patch 2.3, the story of Shady Rest Inn finally got an ending.

It's unknown if he survived the Attack on Theramore Isle, though a Theramore Citizen in the Siege of Orgrimmar uses his exact appearance.

Quotes

James only has one quote, which reflects his mental state.

He'll bring you mead
He'll bring you beer
A grinning face from ear to ear
He's served us all from year to year
We call him Smiling Jim.

He will also speak this every five minutes:

Smiling Jim says: He'll bring you mead, he'll bring you beer...
Smiling Jim says: A grinning face from ear to ear...
Smiling Jim says: He's served us all from year to year...
Smiling Jim says: We call him Smiling Jim...

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Smiling Jim and the quote he uses were first introduced one year prior to the release of World of Warcraft in Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game. The quote is actually a chorus of a ballad immortalized by minstrels.[1]

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