Goldshire is the second human town that most human characters visit during their adventures. Goldshire is centrally located just southwest of Northshire and has most low level class trainer and some profession trainers. It has the first inn that most human characters will encounter — the Lion's Pride Inn.

Goldshire has roads that lead to Stormwind City to the northwest, Northshire Abbey to the northeast, Westfall to the west, and Lakeshire (Redridge Mountains zone) to the east.

The leader is an elected Marshal, and the position is currently occupied by Marshal Dughan. Many refugees from Westfall move to Goldshire and Elwynn Forest in an attempt to escape the Defias Brotherhood.

Just south of Goldshire is the Fargodeep Mine, The Maclure Vineyards, and The Stonefield Farm. To the east is Crystal Lake.


Quest givers
Class trainers
Profession trainers


Note: These mobs are located in the surrounding areas.


  1. Alliance 15 [7] Kobold Candles
  2. Alliance 15 [7] Shipment to Stormwind
  1. Alliance 15 [7] The Fargodeep Mine
  2. Alliance 15 [10] The Jasperlode Mine
  1. Alliance 15 [10] A Fishy Peril
  2. Alliance 15 [10] Further Concerns
  3. Alliance 15 [10] Find the Lost Guards (Eastvale Logging Camp)
  4. Alliance 15 [10] Disover Rolf's Fate (Eastvale Logging Camp)
  5. Alliance 15 [10] Report to Thomas (Eastvale Logging Camp)
  6. Alliance 15 [10] Deliver Thomas' Report (Eastvale Logging Camp)
  7. Alliance 15 [10] Cloth and Leather Armor
  1. Alliance 15 [10] Westbrook Garrison Needs Help!
  2. Alliance 15 [10] Riverpaw Gnoll Bounty
Class quests

Children of Goldshire

A bit to the north of Goldshire there is a house with skinning and leatherworking trainers. On the second floor of this house you can sometimes meet six children forming a pattern of a pentagram, silent and unmoving. They will however occasionally move out of the house to walk/run in a pentagram formation. They return to their house at around 7:40 in the morning, and at this time a soundfile will play something eerie, usually "You will die". Whether they make their rounds at other times of the day is unknown. Unconfirmed rumors also say they despawn at 8:00 pm.

This discovery has spurred massive response[1] among the players. Probably just another easter egg, some say this is just one of the clues pointing towards a scourge-related event.

The children, who appeared around July 10th, often change views. One day they'll face Stormwind City, and other day a mine. It seems they point 5 different locations in Elwynn Forest that make a pentagram.

An additional thread has been created on the World of Warcraft Forums (Beta) discussing some coincidences involved with the children.

In addition, the children have been spotted outside Stormwind itself.[2]. Whether or not this occurred due to a glitch or a bored programmer has not been determined yet. There are also multiple videos of the children, both in Goldshire, and outside Stormwind[3].

Oddly enough, if you stand in the middle of the kids and use quest helper, you are 666 yards from the Elwynn Forest/Stormwind border.


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Subzones of Elwynn Forest


Brackwell Pumpkin Patch · Crystal Lake · Eastvale Logging Camp · Fargodeep Mine · Forest's Edge · Goldshire (Lion's Pride Inn) · Jasperlode Mine · Jerod's Landing · The Maclure Vineyards · Mirror Lake · Mirror Lake Orchard · Ridgepoint Tower · Stone Cairn Lake (Heroes' Vigil) · The Stonefield Farm · Stormwind City · Thunder Falls · Tower of Azora · Westbrook Garrison