- Population: 80
Shady Rest is one of the smaller towns and villages that is well known, including Booty Bay, Nethergarde Keep, and Sentinel Hill. It has a population of 80 residents. Great heroes and great events planted seeds across the land, and those seeds grew into the settlements that mark their passing. This town, a day’s travel south of Ashenvale along the Gold Road, is named after the inn at its heart called the Shady Rest, one of the best known on Kalimdor. It is renowned for its famous Shady Rest ale. The small village has grown around it, including a standing garrison of mercenary troops for hire that help protect the town from centaur and quilboar raids, when not otherwise employed. The civilian and military communities of the village have labored together to build a jetty and pier that allows merchant traffic traveling along the coast to stop and enjoy a night’s hospitality at the Shady Rest.
The settlement cannot be seen in World of Warcraft, other than the inn. This may be just a world scale issue. It is possible that the settlement could have been burned down along with the inn, though no other rubble can be seen, if indeed it had been burned down.