The Hillsbrad Foothills is located in southern Lordaeron and is home to
many well known places such as Tarren Mill and Southshore.
Once a relatively safe and stable zone dotted with farms and home to
mainly Humans loyal to the Alliance. Hillsbrad has a relatively bloody
history seeing many skirmishes during the Second War.
The coming of the Cataclysm, however, has once again changed the face
the zone. Since then the Forsaken have all but taken over
Hillsbrad, Southshore has been left in ruins and with its
a mass exodus of the remaining humans in the zone. Not a single
Alliance town or flight path has been left intact.
Players following the natural flow of the game will come to Hillsbrad
Foothills from either Ghostlands or Silverpine Forest. Those coming
from Silverpine will be given a breadcrumb quest ( ) to come here after
completing the majority of the quests in the zone, however those coming
from Ghostlands or elsewhere will need to visit the
Warcheif’s Command Board to pick up the quest
“Warcheif’s Command: Hillsbrad Foothills”.
Both of these starter quests will turn in at the first stop on your
journey into the zone, Southpoint Gate, a small settlement guarding the
border from Silverpine Forest into Hillsbrad Foothills.
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- Tips: The eggs needed for the
quest “Glorious Harvest” can be found ON the backs
of the Infested Bears that you need to kill for the quest
“Past Their Prime”.
Also while here,
don’t forget to grab the newly added flight path!
All quests from Southpoint Gate, including the obvious breadcrumb quest
“Trouble at Azurelode”, are based around and turn
in at one place; Azurelode Mine. Much changed since the Cataclysm. The
once Alliance controlled mine has been overtaken by the Horde with the
help of newly trained spiders and all humans in the area are being held
hostage in their webs.
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- Tips: Remember Dumass from the
quests at Southpoint Gate? Well he has made it to the Azurelode Mine,
but has gotten himself into quite the pickle. Find him and a quest to
escort him from the mine deep inside Azurelode Mine.
The quest “Trouble at the Sludge Fields” will take
you to the newly erected Sludge Fields which were built over what once
was Hillsbrad Fields. The Sludge Fields is for all intents and purposes
an internment camp comparable to Nazi Germany, including the
“experiments” in the name of science, where those
unfortunate human residents that were unable to escape to safety are
kept at the mercy of the Forsaken. However a small problem has arisen
for the Forsaken as their human experiments turn into uncontrollable
The Sludge Fields
- Location: See Zone Map (3)
- Available Quests: Twelve
- Elite/Group Quests: N/A
- Tips: Several of the quests at
this location will require you to defeat Elite mobs. Do not worry
though as help will be provided to you.
After the “situation” at the Sludge Fens is taken
care of and the insane Warden in charge of the compound is dead you
will receive the quest “Trouble at Southshore”
which will send you along toSouthshore found along the coast
of Hillbrad. Once an Alliance port city, Southshore was the main
for the humans of Hillsbrad against all threats. Since the Cataclysm,
however, Southshore has been destroyed by the Forsaken Blight and is
known as the Ruins of Southshore.
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- Available Quests:
- Elite/Group Quests: Trail of Filth
- Tips: The quest chain linked to
Kingslayer Orkus is one you should NOT miss. Orkus can be found
splashing around in the water just south of town at the docks.
If you have completed the Kingslayer Orkus quest chain as mentioned in
the tips above, you will receive a free ride to the next quest hub in
line, Tarren Mill, to turn in the quest “Heroes of the
Horde”. Tarren Mill is located in northern Hillsbrad
and has been updated with a brand new look including Forsaken
architecture after Cataclysm. Thanks to its proximity to the
mountains in the region Tarren Mill has a “small”
- Location: See Zone Map (5)
- Available Quests:
- Elite/Group Quests: Yetimus the Yeti Lord
doing the quest line beginning with the quest “Cry of the
Banshee” be sure to visit Sofera’s Naze first to
complete this quest and set the explosive for the quest
“Breaking the Hand”. Once “Cry of the
Banshee” is completed you will receive the follow up quest
“Decimation” for Corrahn's Dagger. Go
the explosive for “Breaking the Hand“ and finish
“Decimation”. Once “Decimation”
is completed you will once again be granted two follow up quests,
“Infiltration” and “Deception and
Trickery” both of which will take you to the Headland. The
quest “Deception and Trickery” will make you
friendly to the Stormpike NPCs for the duration of the quest, making it
an easy task to plant the last explosive for “Breaking the
Hand”. You can also kill the needed NPCs for
“Infiltration” by simply speaking with them and you
will not aggro any of the surrounding mobs.
Early on while questing in Tarren Mill you will receive a quest labeled
“Eastpoint Tower” which will lead you to the next
quest hub in Tarren Mill, Eastpoint Tower. Located southwest of
Durnholde Keep, the tower was originally guarded by the Syndicate but
was claimed by the Forsaken during the Cataclysm.
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Quests: The Durnholde Challenge:
Zephyrus/The Durnholde Challenge Teracula/The Durnholde Challenge:
Bloodvenom/The Durnholde Challenge: Infernus/The Durnholde Challenge:
While Eastpoint Tower is
certainly not much to look at it comes equipped with it’s
very own flight path and inn.
Once you have completed all the quests in Eastpoint Tower you should be
level 25 or perhaps a little above and will undoubtedly be ready to
move on to the next zone. “Warchief’s Command:
Arathi Highlands!” will send you to your next destination and
can be picked up from the Warchief’s Command board at Tarren
Mill or Eastpoint Tower.
Congratulations on successfully completing Hillsbrad Foothills!