The road crossing the arch.

Base of a watch tower and some fungi.

The Road to Stratholme, before becoming one of strongest front bases of the Scourge known as the Plaguewood, was a beautiful place like Elwynn Forest and had a town similar to Goldshire. Prince Arthas crossed the woodland in order to reach the city of Stratholme.[1]

In the small village here and nearby areas, you would find an unnamed inn as well as its residents, the majority of which are presumed to have fallen during the coming of the plague. When Kel'Thuzad began his work, the poisoned grain from Andorhal reached this area as well. Sergeant Morigan was the first soldier to realize that something was wrong.

NPCs for questing

There are two quest NPCs:

  • Chromie: In the cellar of the inn where you enter the instance, and on the road to Stratholme after uncovering the plagued grain.
  • Arthas: The main focus of the escort, who comes out from the main gate of Stratholme.

Residents and travelers

The nameless inn.

The Road to Stratholme map as seen in the Culling of Stratholme instance.

Unnamed village

Inside the unnamed inn
Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 9.1.0.
Outside the unnamed inn
Near the arch
Houses beyond the arch
Throughout the village and forest

Road to Stratholme

Outside the right tower
Stratholmes gates

Map limits

  • The road towards Corin's Crossing and Tyr's Hand, which runs behind the inn you enter the instance through - is blocked by fog blanking the screen.
  • The road to Hearthglen at the crossroads between the inn and Stratholme - blocked by the same fog, although the town of what is now Terrordale and the ruined Plaguewood Tower can be seen through the use of [Eagle Eye], or other abilities that let you see things from afar.


  • The name is seen on the world map menu when switching between the maps. The other section is named Stratholme City.
  • During Love is in the Air, the unnamed inn has the event's decorations.

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