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Although there is no official criteria for an outpost, they seem to be smaller than villages with usually very few residences and primarily exist for strategic military position.
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In World of Warcraft, there are several settlements that have "outpost" in their names:
- Zoram'gar Outpost - a Horde outpost located on the Zoram Strand of Ashenvale
- Skyguard Outpost - a small outpost for the Sha'tari Skyguard in Blade's Edge Mountains
- Bloodmaul Outpost - an outpost of the Bloodmaul Clan of ogres at the south end of the Bloodmaul Ravine in central Blade's Edge Mountains
- Bor'gorok Outpost - a Horde camp south of the entrance to Sholazar Basin and east of Winterfin Retreat
- Crusader's Outpost - four guard towers of the Scarlet Crusade called Crusader's Outpost in Tirisfal Glades
- Crusader's Outpost (Solliden Farmstead) - western Tirisfal Glades
- Crusader's Outpost (Nightmare Vale) - southern Tirisfal Glades near the entrance to the Sewers of Undercity
- Crusader's Outpost (Crusader Outpost) - a guard tower located in eastern Tirisfal Glades
- Crusader's Outpost (Scarlet Watch Post) - a guard tower located in northeastern Tirisfal Glades, just north of the Scarlet Monastery
- Dorian's Outpost - the northern front of Hemet Nesingwary's expedition to Sholazar Basin
- Explorers' League Outpost - an Alliance quest hub located in southeast Howling Fjord east of Nifflevar and Daggercap Bay
- Silverwing Outpost - located in south-central Ashenvale, north of the border with the Barrens and southwest of Splintertree Post
- Gordunni Outpost - an area in the mountains north of Lariss Pavilion
- Stonehearth Outpost - the Stormpike Guard garrison that is located near Field of Strife in Alterac Valley
- North Gate Outpost - the northeasternmost settlement of dwarven build in Dun Morogh
- Boulderfist Outpost - a cave carved into the hillside of Boulder'gor in the western Arathi Highlands
- Twilight Outpost - far southwestern corner of Silithus
- Gor'gaz Outpost - along the Southern Rampart in Hellfire Peninsula
- Bladespire Outpost - an ogre camp located in Razor Ridge north of Toshley's Station in Blade's Edge Mountains
- South Gate Outpost - the southeasternmost settlement of dwarven build in Dun Morogh
- Ironforge Brigade Outpost - near Hive'Zora in Silithus
There are also several encampments that appear to serve the outpost function:
- Bloodvenom Post - a tiny Horde outpost in Felwood near the Bloodvenom River
- Far Watch Post - a small outpost of the Horde located just west of the bridge between Durotar and The Barrens
- Sentinel Hill - an Alliance outpost in Westfall and their last stronghold in the region
- Kargathia Keep - located in eastern Ashenvale , in the eastern part of the Warsong Lumber Camp
- Splintertree Post - a Horde outpost in Ashenvale , lying just North-West of Felfire Hill
- Mag'har Post - a fortress outpost of the Mag'har orcs in Hellfire Peninsula, east of the Temple of Telhamat
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- Kyross - was an Orcish outpost deep in the Swamp of Sorrows
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- Farstrider Camp - an outpost in Ashenvale