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Western Redridge Mountains
Lakeshire (or Lakewood) is a human town that sits on the banks of the majestic and large Lake Everstill - from which the town derives its name. It's located in Redridge Mountains, and has 1,500 citizens — mostly farmers, poachers, and travellers — that reside there under the watchful and often worried eye of elected Magistrate Solomon. The town is a considered a serene and quiet place. Even with the occasional incursions by the orcs, it is a prime example of how peaceful this area was before the coming of the Horde and the Great Wars.
Redridge is classified as a Contested zone, but contains no Horde flight point or quests. However, it is a very short ride away from the Burning Steppes, a high-level zone, and thus many Horde players choose to engage in raids there. Recently, after many years, the bridge to Lakeshire was finally repaired.
After they wed, Greydon Thorne and Ceya Northbrooke moved here and had their son Aramar Thorne. After six years, Greydon abandoned the family, and Ceya married one of the town's blacksmiths, Robb Glade.
Like Westfall and Duskwood, Redridge Mountains is also under the theoretical protection of the Stormwind army and, like them, has been left mostly to its own devices. However, there is a small guard platoon situated there and the area is still relatively quiet. The nearby Stonewatch Keep has been overrun by orcs, that sometimes stage small raids into Lakeshire, and had allied with Morganth who eventually betrayed them.
The village was under constant attacks of the Blackrock orcs, and Shadowhide gnolls and lacked a proper defense.
The area to the north of Everstill Bridge is currently populated by Bridge Workers Alex, Trent, Matthew, Jess, Dmitri and Daniel. They are attempting to push a large boulder blocking the road, with Foreman Oslow crushed underneath. Following the quest , which starts from a drop from the local gnolls, the player controls an ettin and moves the boulder as the workers cower in fear. Both the boulder and the workers will disappear following completion of this quest, and Foreman Oslow will take his new position on the dock. Note that this is actually an optional side chain to the quest and it is entirely possible for the player to complete both the storyline and the achievement Redridge Mountains Quests without doing it.
Another minor bit of phasing takes place after accepting the quest . The water to the east of Everstill Bridge will have a riverboat during this quest, with John J. Keeshan and the members of Bravo Company on it. There is also some phasing within the Lakeshire Inn and Lakeshire Town Hall involving Keeshan's storyline.
In the RPG
It is described as a small town with the population of 1,500. A goblin merchant has moved into Lakeshire looking for a place to set up shop as well as a seasoned party to get her some special items.
Notes & trivia
- Lakeshire has its own Court and Law of Lakeshire - aiding a criminal of the Kingdom is punishable by death.
While it not named as such, the human town of the The Red Ridge Mountains Warcraft: Orcs & Humans orc mission may be Lakeshire considering the big river at the center of the map could be Lake Everstill.