Darkshire is a once-quaint little woodland village located in Duskwood, but it has fallen on literally dark times. The surrounding forests have been filled with an evil malaise that cloaks the land in constant darkness. The walking dead choke the graveyards, and foul creatures known as worgen have overrun many of the outlying farmsteads. Even worse, Stormwind has all but abandoned the village and the surrounding area, as most of the Stormwind army is currently off fighting on the Horde/Alliance front. This has left the stubborn people of Duskwood little choice but to defend themselves.

Lord Ello Ebonlocke is the elected mayor of this town. His daughter, Commander Althea Ebonlocke, runs the Night Watch, a local militia that works to keep the roads free and the creeping darkness back for as long as possible. They strike against the undead and worgen that plague the land. The people of Duskwood are a jumpy and suspicious lot, but they are desperate for any aid they can get against the evil that now surrounds their homes.

Darkshire and PvP

Due to Darkshire's focal location on the roads of Duskwood, Horde players are forced to travel through and around the town in order to reach the Swamp of Sorrows to the east for their next questing zone after Stranglethorn Vale. On PvP servers, level 18-30 Alliance players questing in the area often avoid running through Duskwood altogether by traveling to Sentinel Hill in Westfall and then flying back and forth to Darkshire since it's not only shorter, but because there are also level 35+ Horde players that traffic Duskwood's roads. Questing in Duskwood can be an inconvenience to Alliance players who are constantly under assault by the Horde at the Ravenhill Cemetery.

Travel Connections

Darkshire Overhead

Darkshire as seen from above.


Alliance 15 Stormwind City
Alliance 15 Sentinel Hill
Alliance 15 Lakeshire
Alliance 15 Nethergarde Keep
Alliance 15 Booty Bay

Darkshire NPCs

IconSmall Human Female Alliance 15 Alyssa Eva <Reagent Vendor>
IconSmall Human Male Alliance 15 Antonio Perelli <Traveling Salesman>
IconSmall Human Female Alliance 15 Avette Fellwood <Bowyer>
IconSmall Human Female Alliance 15 Danielle Zipstitch <Tailoring Supplies>
IconSmall Human Male Alliance 15 Gavin Gnarltree <Weaponsmith>
IconSmall Gnome Male Alliance 15 Herble Baubbletump <Engineering & Mining Supplies>
IconSmall Human Male Alliance 15 Lohgan Eva <Tailoring Supplies>
IconSmall Human Female Alliance 15 Mabel Solaj <General Goods Vendor>
IconSmall Human Female Alliance 15 Malissa <Poison Supplier>
IconSmall Human Male Alliance 15 Morg Gnarltree <Armorer>
IconSmall Human Male Alliance 15 Scott Carevin <Mushroom Seller>
IconSmall Human Female Alliance 15 Sheri Zipstitch <Tailoring Supplies>


Subzones of Duskwood


Addle's Stead · Beggar's Haunt · Brightwood Grove · The Darkened Bank · Darkshire · Darkshire Town Hall · Dawning Woods Catacombs · Forlorn Rowe · The Hushed Bank · Manor Mistmantle · Raven Hill · Raven Hill Cemetery · Roland's Doom · Scarlet Raven Tavern · The Rotting Orchard · The Tranquil Gardens Cemetery · Twilight Grove · Vul'Gol Ogre Mound · The Yorgen Farmstead
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