|Honor's Stand post, Alliance takeover.|
|Language(s)||Common, Gnomish, Dwarven|
|Affiliation(s)||Northwatch Expeditionary Unit, Stormwind|
|Location||Northwestern Southern Barrens|
Guarding the west road between Sun Rock Retreat and the Crossroads, Honor's Stand once consisted of a number of burrows, some badly damaged, as well as watch towers. In the past, it had been the location for many great battles between the Horde and its enemies. The orcs stationed here, including peons tasked with repairing the buildings, were very much conscious of the outpost's illustrious, if short, history, though recently they had been beset by attacks mounted by the Kolkar centaur.
Losing Honor's Stand
Allegedly prior to the Cataclysm, in a clever ruse, the Alliance forces streamed out of Northwatch and marched up the Gold Road, besieging Crossroads as dusk fell. Then, in the heart of the night, they force-marched southward, leaving their campfires burning behind. The meager forces at Honor's Stand were caught unaware as the Alliance poured through the pass at dawn's first light. Many of the Horde's bravest warriors fell before their blades.
The Horde regrouped east of the pass and prepared a counter-attack, but the next day, the skies reddened and the land was cleaved in two. The Alliance in their makeshift bunkers were surprised and disorganized as the Horde from the disaster, but rather than using the perfect opportunity to attack, Warlord Gar'dul ordered that they pull back to the south to refortify.
Not all the Horde soldiers left, however, and remain to do sneak attacks from the high ground and retreat before the Alliance know what hit them. The Horde considered Honor's Stand, and survivors were holding out at Hunter's Hill.
With the Horde having backed off, the Alliance have quickly started fortifying the area with towers and walls to easily defend it from future assaults. A few orcs that surrendered after watching their commander get killed were taken prisoner and placed in the southern tower that had become a crude prison house with Captain Peake watching over the prisoners as its warden.
Soldiers of the Alliance and the Horde can be found to the west and east of the outpost fighting. Horde adventurers wishing to access the Southern Barrens from Stonetalon will usually take the High Road to avoid the carnage below.
During the Fourth War, Honor's Stand was besieged by the Horde champions. Although the Horde tried to break their hold on the outpost, the Alliance held strong. After the war, Rexxar and Zekhan observed the settlement, and they could see Alliance bringing in new supplies and materials to shore up their defenses. Since the armistice, the area has grown quiet, but the surviving Horde soldiers who served at Honor's Stand refuse to give up hope that one day they'll reclaim the outpost they fought and bled for.
- Northwatch Hold, Southern Barrens
- Fort Triumph, Southern Barrens
- Northwatch Expedition Base Camp, Stonetalon Mountains
- Ratchet, Northern Barrens
- Stardust Spire, Ashenvale
- Lieutenant Worley
- Captain Peake
- Commander Singleton
- Gary Henton <Weapon Vendor>
- Honor's Stand Peasant
- Logistics Officer Renaldo <Innkeeper>
- John Johnson <Flight Master>
- Nibb Spindlegear
- Quartermaster Lawson <General Goods>
- Beathan Firebrew <Alcohol Vendor>
- Brandon Merriweather <Stable Master>
- Honor's Stand Peasant
- Tower Warden
- Honor's Stand Guard
- Honor's Stand Sharpshooter
- Horde players beware while performing quests in here. Half the area is an Alliance town with high-level guards that will easily one-shot players. Stay near the southern tower.
- This area was planned to be available in the Southern Barrens warfront.