AllianceNorthwatch Expedition Base Camp
Northwatch Expeditionary Base Camp (Cataclysm).jpg
Type Camp
Leader(s) Force Commander Valen
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
DwarfDwarf Dwarf
Night elfNight elf Night elf
Language(s) Common, Dwarven, Darnassian
Faith(s) Holy Light, Elune
Affiliation(s) Alliance Alliance
Organizations Alliance Explorers' League
Location Stonetalon Mountains[71, 79]
Status Active

Done Inn          Done Mailbox

Undone.gif Stables

Done Anvil & Forge

Undone.gif Bank       Undone.gif Auctions
Travel Done Flight Master(s)
Undone.gif Mass-transit
Undone.gif Portal(s)

The Northwatch Expedition Base Camp (or just the Northwatch Expedition Base)[1] is an Alliance camp located near the Unearthed Grounds, headed by Force Commander Valen in the Stonetalon Mountains. Accessible from the Greatwood Vale, it overlooks Grimtotem Post and the conflict taking place there. It is from here that the Alliance began digging what is now known as the Deep Reaches, and the outpost also opens up to the Unearthed Grounds; both areas are the site of conflict with the Horde at present.

Due to the ongoing war effort, contingents of Northwatch Infantry regularly pass through here. Members of the Explorers' League are also present due to the excavations.

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At some point, when the Alliance soldiers were seemingly fighting elsewhere, Malus and the Hidden lured Aramar Thorne into the base camp. A great battle ensued here between the Hidden and Aram's friends, with Malus killing Taryndrella. The arakkoa Ssarbik opened a portal and the Hidden left with Aram, but not before kicking Reigol Valdread off the camp down to the valley. The camp was left battle-torn, and Makasa took its remaining weapons. Almost a year later, Aram returned here but did not stay long in the camp. He came to see the Forever Tree below. According to the base's soldiers, the tree blooms year-round.[2]



  • The inn here is named Northwatch Expedition Base Camp Inn and gives a discovery message upon first visiting, but it is little more than a stone gazebo. It does not appear as a named subzone on the minimap.


Patch changes


  1. ^ Traveler: The Shining Blade, chapter 7
  2. ^ Traveler: The Shining Blade, chapters 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & epilogue

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