Ruins of Southshore

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For the pre-Cataclysm town and associated lore, see Southshore. For other usages, see Southshore (disambiguation).
HordeRuins of Southshore

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Type

Town ruins

Leader(s)
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Location
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Facilities

Undone.gif Inn          Undone.gif Mailbox

Undone.gif Stables

Undone.gif Anvil & Forge

Undone.gif Bank       Undone.gif Auctions

Trainers

Undone.gif Class
Done Profession

Travel

Done Flight Master(s)
Undone.gif Mass-transit
Undone.gif Portal(s)

Status

In ruins

Sources: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

The Ruins of Southshore are all that remain of the human port town of Southshore, one of the last intact Alliance towns in Lordaeron.

It is now controlled by the Horde and serves as a quest hub, complete with a flight master. Blight Slimes, Angry Blight Slimes and a unique ooze named Chet the Slime-Breeder infest the ruins.

History

Cataclysm

The Ruins of Southshore.

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

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. As such, Southshore was attacked and 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 leadership 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. The sanctuary found in Hillsbrad Fields proved short lived as that town was eventually assaulted by the Forsaken as well, forcing the survivors to flee once again, this time taking refuge at Fenris Keep in Silverpine Forest.[1]

Southshore was rendered uninhabitable after this, as highly toxic blight remnants were left spread throughout the ruins. The Forsaken took partial control of the ruins but due to the toxicity of the blight, the land would be inhospitable for a hundred years or so.[2] Dark rangers patrolled the roads nearby with domesticated spiders and were occasionally found battling Bloodfang Forsaken Hunters.

Legion

Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

During the Legion Invasion, Wyrmtongue Harvesters were sent by the Burning Legion to the Ruins of Southshore in order to harvest remaining Blight Samples.

Battle for Azeroth

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content exclusive to Battle for Azeroth.

Raleigh the Devout survived the destruction of Southshore and, years later, returned to clear it of the blight with a cadre of paladins. The Horde tried to enrage the blight creatures to disrupt their efforts.[3]

NPCs

The flight path in the Ruins of Southshore.

Inhabitants

Mobs

Notes

  • 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 H [22] Preemptive Strike.
    • This quest is often bypassed since there's no reason to even go near the Eastern Strand.

Patch changes

References