- For the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Orc campaign mission at the same location, see Goldshire and Moonbrook (WC1 Orc).
Vanessa VanCleef |
Edwin VanCleef †
|Affiliation(s)||Kingdom of Stormwind|
Moonbrook is a small town located southwest of Sentinel Hill, that once served as the focal point of the farmlands of Westfall. The town was formerly controlled by the Defias Brotherhood but is now under the control of the Westfall Brigade after the death of Edwin VanCleef, and later the defeat of his daughter.
It is home to a high population of homeless due to the delay of the completion of Sentinel Hill. Although the town itself is devoid of vendors, the nearby camp of the Alliance to the northwest has a flight path and vendors, it is led by Captain Alpert, responsible for monitoring and protecting the city with some protectors from Sentinel Hill.
Centuries ago, throughout the Eastern Kingdoms, the disparate human nations flourished, among them the smallest and most isolated of the kingdoms was Stormwind who found prosperity through the farmsteads that dotted the surrounding fertile region. As its population grew, small towns sprang up in the nearby regions, notably Moonbrook in Westfall, which became the breadbasket of the kingdom.
Prior to the coming of the orcs to Azeroth, Moonbrook served as the focal point of the farmlands of Westfall. During the First War, Moonbrook and its sister town Goldshire were the final two towns to fall to the old Horde prior to the razing of Stormwind Keep. Following the victory of the Alliance of Lordaeron in the Second War, the town was rebuilt with the help of Turalyon who oversaw the efforts to repatriate the kingdom's citizens.
One prominent family from Moonbrook was the Cooper family, who lived in a residence in the western part of the town. In the school of Moonbrook some documents can be found about its former instructor, Stalvan Mistmantle. The nearby mine was once overseen by the dwarf Foreman Thistlenettle, a member of the Explorers' League, whose company was caught in the collapse of a mining tunnel.
Because of Lady Katrana Prestor's political machinations in the kingdom, Westfall started to grow fallow after years of conflict and neglect had diminished its harvests. Due to this lack of military protection, the Defias seized control of the region, and Moonbrook was abandoned. For a while, it was controlled by the Brotherhood who used it to access their main base of operations, the Deadmines.
Since the defeat of Edwin VanCleef and the fall of the Brotherhood, Moonbrook has become home to a large number of vagrants.
After the war against the Lich King, many people living in Westfall became homeless and bankrupt, and Moonbrook was now inhabited by passing passengers, homeless citizens, and vagrants, most of whom became hostile to the armies of the kingdom, holding the King and the Alliance responsible for their misfortune. A small Alliance outpost has been established at the edge of the town, under the command of Captain Alpert from the Westfall Brigade, the latter having been ordered by Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle to watch and protect the town with a company of Sentinel Hill troopers.
Following the Cataclysm, and the return of the Defias led by Vanessa VanCleef, the townspeople joined her cause and that of the Brotherhood, but she was then defeated by the adventurers, allowing the kingdom to regain control of the town.
During the third invasion of the Burning Legion, the Legion targeted Westfall as one of their invasion points, and the area fell under the demons' control, while some nathrezim enslaved its inhabitants. The town was successfully defended by the Stormwind Army with the help of the adventurers of the Alliance and Horde, and the Illidari.
- Tina Skyden <Gryphon Master>
- Captain Alpert <The Westfall Brigade>
- Private Jackson <Provisioner>
- Thoralius the Wise
- Sentinel Hill Guard
- Before the Defias took control of the region, the town was led by a mayor.
- The town has its own newspaper: the "Moonbrook Times".
- In this concept map for Warcraft II, a "New Moonbrook" could be seen in the Tirisfaen Fields region.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Flightpoint added, and phased area during a quest.