Northshire Valley

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Northshire Valley is a pristine valley in Elwynn Forest in which both Northshire Abbey and the Northshire Vineyards are located. This is where the human starting area is located, though the serene valley is visited by adventurers from all over the world.

History

Second War

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During the Second War, the site of Northshire Abbey was the headquarters of Cho'gall's Twilight's Hammer clan, allied to Gul'dan.[1]

Northshire Valley, looking east.

World of Warcraft

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The guards of Stormwind had trouble maintaining the peace in Northshire Valley, due to an increase in activity from various threats. Deputy Willem noted an increase in the number of wolves inhabiting the woods, Marshal McBride reported a faction of kobolds infesting the areas in and around Echo Ridge Mine, and Milly Osworth feared for her vineyard at the hands of Defias Brotherhood thugs.

Cataclysm

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Northshire Valley, including the Northshire Vineyards, were invaded by Blackrock orcs and Goblin Assassins during the Cataclysm and Alliance heroes had to fight to repel them.

Geography

Northshire Valley is surrounded by impenetrable mountains, with the exception of a pass to the south which is protected by thick stone walls and a guarded entryway. A river runs through the valley, which eventually exits Northshire and empties into Crystal Lake.

Maps and subregions

Map of Northshire Valley.

Undisplayed locations
Northshire Valley, looking north.
Northshire Valley, looking south.

Quests

Quest name Race restrictions Class restrictions
A [3] Beating Them Back! None None
A [3] Lions for Lambs None None
A [3] Join the Battle! IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Human Female.gif Human only Not available to DeathKnight death knight
A [3] They Sent Assassins IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Human Female.gif Human only Not available to DeathKnight death knight
A [3] Fear No Evil IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Human Female.gif Human only Not available to DeathKnight death knight
A [3] The Rear is Clear IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Human Female.gif Human only Not available to DeathKnight death knight
A [4] Blackrock Invasion IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Human Female.gif Human only Not available to DeathKnight death knight
A [4] Extinguishing Hope IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Human Female.gif Human only Not available to DeathKnight death knight
A [5] Ending the Invasion! IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Human Female.gif Human only Not available to DeathKnight death knight
A [5] Report to Goldshire IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Human Female.gif Human only Not available to DeathKnight death knight
A [5] Rest and Relaxation None None

Notes and trivia

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Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Northshire Valley receives its own world map.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Mobs in area changed, quests in area changed, Northshire Vineyards is now burning, and new training dummies implemented.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): More quests added.

References

  1. ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual, Clans of the Horde, Twilight's Hammer Clan

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