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Not to be confused with Northwatch Foothold.
Northwatch Hold

Northwatch Hold

Northwatch Hold [62, 54] is a massive Alliance fortress located between the Merchant Coast in Southern 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 forces here serve Lady Proudmoore of Theramore. 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.

Flight Paths

Neutral 15 Ratchet, Northern Barrens
Official alliance mini-icon Fort Triumph, Southern Barrens
Official alliance mini-icon Honor's Stand, Southern Barrens
Official alliance mini-icon Theramore Isle, Dustwallow Marsh


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Northwatch Hold will be getting a flight master and new quests in Cataclysm, reflecting the Alliance's invasion of the Barrens.

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