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The Crossroads

Crossroads is the largest Horde town in the Barrens, aptly named for the crossing of the main north-south road (from the Gold Road) and the road from Ratchet in the east all the way to the Stonetalon Mountains in the west. Combined with its central location and the Wyvern flight routes, the Crossroads offers access to nearly all Horde outposts in Kalimdor. As such, this small crossing is the usually the first place you will see large gatherings of players outside of Orgrimmar or Thunder Bluff.

In addition to the numerous Horde players that gather there, Crossroads attracts its fair share of Alliance players as well. Within striking distance of Ashenvale to the north, and the port of Ratchet to the east, it is not uncommon to find an all out war happening outside one of the entrances of Crossroads on a daily basis. Larger scale Alliance assaults tend to occur during peak server population periods. (Between 4 PM and around midnight.)

The area outside the inn also serves as an informal practice ground for PvP, and offers a good place for lower level Horde players to cut their teeth, as these are skills that they will likely need when facing the Alliance in more sparsely populated, remote regions later on.


  • Butcher
  • Cemetery (outside South gate)
  • Equipment Repair
  • Flight Master - Devrak
  • Forge & Anvil (near West gate)
  • Inn (with Mailbox)
  • Stables (directly behind Inn)

Travel Connections


Horde Orgrimmar
Horde Thunder Bluff
Horde Bloodvenom Post
Horde Valormok
Horde Zoram'gar Outpost
Horde Splintertree Post
Horde Sun Rock Retreat
Horde Camp Taurajo
Horde Brackenwall Village
Horde Camp Mojache
Horde Freewind Post
Neutral 15.png Ratchet
Neutral 15.png Gadgetzan

The Crossroads NPCs



Quests That Begin Here

Class Specific

Subzones of The Barrens

Map of The Barrens

Agama'gor · Bael'dun Keep · Bael Modan · Blackthorn Ridge · Boulder Lode Mine · Bramblescar · Camp Taurajo · The Crossroads · Dreadmist Den · Dreadmist Peak · The Dry Hills · Far Watch Post · Field of Giants · The Forgotten Pools · Fray Island · Gold Road · The Great Sea · Grol'dom Farm · Honor's Stand · Lushwater Oasis · The Merchant Coast · Mor'shan Base Camp · The Mor'shan Rampart · Northwatch Hold · Raptor Grounds · Ratchet · Razorfen Downs · Razorfen Kraul · Shrine of the Fallen Warrior · The Sludge Fen · Southern Barrens · Southern Gold Road · Southfury River · The Stagnant Oasis · Thorn Hill · The Tidus Stair