The Night Watch Militia is an independent policing organization created to defend Darkshire from the dangers plaguing Duskwood since Stormwind pulled all of their troops out of the troubled town. The most prominent dangers are the undead of Raven Hill Cemetery and Tranquil Gardens Cemetery and the worgen of Brightwood Grove and Roland's Doom.
The Night Watch's main duty is to keep the region safe. They watch the area and keep a sharp eye for anything coming out of the dark. They often rely on the recruitment of citizens and passersbyers to aid in their defense.
Night Watch units move deftly and swiftly through Duskwood. The crafty warriors stalk their undead prey, avoiding direct confrontation with supernatural and mundane opponents. The carefully placed tracks of a member of the Night Watch militia typically lead pursuers into a deadly ambush where eager warriors wait with bows ready. Multiple units often work together under the direction of Commander Althea Ebonlocke. ( )
Night Watch Roster
- The name could be a possible reference to Rembrandt's famous painting called The Night Watch. This painting features a company of dutch militiamen in a exceptionally dark scene, similar to the environment typical of the Duskwood zone.
- Another possibility is that the name comes from George R. R. Martin's famous fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire. In the books, there is a group of defenders known as "The Night's Watch". Just like The Night Watch in the game, these defenders protect the land from undead creatures.
- Most of the names of the members of the Night Watch are killers from various detective novels such as Blomberg, Backus, Keefer, Callahan, Keller, and Paige.