Northwatch Hold

Northwatch Hold

Northwatch Hold [62, 54]
is a massive Alliance fortress located between the Merchant Coast in the Barrens and Dustwallow Marsh. It blocks the coastal approaches to Theramore from the north, forcing any Horde assault to travel south and navigate the marshes in order to reach Theramore Isle. It is guarded by a large number of human Theramore Marines and Theramore Preservers, all levels 15-17. The large naval base has massive walls and gates, an archery range, a stable, a blacksmith, tents, and two watch towers at the top of the mountain which the fort is located upon. The eastern tower is the home of Cannoneer Smythe and the western tower is the home of Cannoneer Whessan, both targets of the Horde. There is also a central tower in which a captured high elf, Gilthares Firebough, is chained to an iron ball and seeks help and rescue by the hands of the Horde. At the top of this tower resides Captain Fairmount, leader of Northwatch Hold, who also is target of the Horde.

The inhabitants of the naval fortress of Northwatch Hold are friendly towards the Alliance, however the area serves no purpose to them. There are no vendors or trainers. The residents of the hold are simply to be killed by the Horde trying to reclaim their land, as well as a vengeful Captain Thalo'thas Brightsun for an unprovoked attack on his ship.

Subzones of The Barrens


Agama'gor · Bael'dun Keep · Bael Modan · Blackthorn Ridge · Boulder Lode Mine · Bramblescar · Camp Taurajo · The Crossroads · Dreadmist Den · Dreadmist Peak · The Dry Hills · Far Watch Post · Field of Giants · The Forgotten Pools · Fray Island · Gold Road · The Great Sea · Grol'dom Farm · Honor's Stand · Lushwater Oasis · The Merchant Coast · Mor'shan Base Camp · The Mor'shan Rampart · Northwatch Hold · Raptor Grounds · Ratchet · Razorfen Downs · Razorfen Kraul · Shrine of the Fallen Warrior · The Sludge Fen · Southern Barrens · Southern Gold Road · Southfury River · The Stagnant Oasis · Thorn Hill · The Tidus Stair
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.