The Night Watch is an independent[请求来源] policing militia created to defend Darkshire from the dangers plaguing Duskwood. It was established when Stormwind pulled all of their troops out of the troubled town during the time when Stormwind was under the influence of Katrana Prestor. It has been formed and trained entirely by the people of the forest.
Even with King Varian Wrynn's return, Stormwind's forces are so taxed by greater evils that they can't spare a single footman to protect Darkshire. It's up to the Night Watch and the heroes of the Alliance to keep Darkshire safe.
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 does what it can to keep the region safe, often relying on the recruitment of citizens and passersbyers to aid in their defense.
- Gunnysack of the Night Watch
- Bandolier of the Night Watch
- Night Watch Gauntlets
- Night Watch Pantaloons
- Quiver of the Night Watch
- Watch Master's Cloak
- Night Watch Shortsword
In the RPG
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. Priests bless the arrows of the Night Watch militia; thus, improving them when battling undead.
- The Night Watch may be a reference to the Night's Watch in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Both the Night's Watch and the Night Watch fight to protect the realm from an undead threat, but both been all but forgotten by their respective kings.
- The name may also be a reference to Rembrandts famous painting called The Night Watch.
- Most of the names of the members of the Night Watch are taken from the names of killers from various detective novels, such as Blomberg, Backus, Keefer, Callahan, Keller, and Paige.