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Southshore, often abbreviated as SS, is an Alliance town located in the region of Hillsbrad Foothills.

Though only a small town, Southshore is the largest settlement in the Hillsbrad Foothills. A small Alliance garrison is berthed within and does its best to drive the Syndicate and Forsaken from their land while protecting Lordaeron’s southern regions from the Scourge in the north. They do a good job with their few forces, and the nearby farms thrive. Southshore’s town council takes an active role in all things, and Magistrate Henry Maleb is a particularly driven and wise man. Maleb and Marshall Redpath, the Alliance commander, are consumed with fights against ogres and murlocs.

It is also one of the few existing relics of the once-great human nation of Lordaeron. With the remains of the city-states of Dalaran and Stromgarde, Southshore is one of the few Alliance-controlled towns in Lordaeron.


Hillsbrad tabard

For lower-level Alliance players (those not seasoned enough to dare entering the Western and Eastern Plaguelands), Southshore is one of two of the northernmost Alliance havens — the other being Aerie Peak. For utilitarian purposes, Southshore far outstrips Aerie Peak considering the array of its services and its location as well as being the drop-off point for players beginning the long trek on foot to the Scarlet Monastery. But it is far less safe, sometimes being the location of raids going between the town and its Horde counterpart, Tarren Mill, to the north.

An NPC quest giver named Marshal Redpath stands outside the Southshore Town Hall. Inside the inn, Lieutenant Farren Orinelle mocks Redpath for telling him to take care of the local murlocs.


  • Trade Supplies vendor
  • Armorsmith (towards the Horse Stables)
  • Horse Breeder
  • Stable Master
  • Inn
  • Mailbox
  • Flight Master


  • 1 Two story house
  • 1 Town Hall (without Clock)
  • 1 Stable
  • 2 One story houses
  • 1 Inn/Tavern

Travel connections


Alliance Ironforge
Alliance Menethil Harbor
Alliance Refuge Pointe
Alliance Aerie Peak
Alliance Chillwind Camp


A number of quests involving the Syndicate and ogres in Alterac Mountains start in Southshore. Also, a few quests that can be found at the inn, involve killing the nearby murlocs and naga.

For a full list of quests see Hillsbrad Foothills quests.

Subzones of Hillsbrad Foothills

Map of Hillsbrad Foothills

Azurelode Mine · Darrow Hill · Dun Garok · Durnholde Keep · Eastern Strand · Hillsbrad Fields · Nethander Stead · Purgation Isle · Southpoint Tower · Southshore · Southshore Town Hall · Tarren Mill · Thoradin's Wall · Western Strand