Crystal Lake is a lake, located directly east of Goldshire in Elwynn Forest. It is crawling with murlocs, and may be quite dangerous for the inexperienced adventurer.
It may be named after the infamous Crystal Lake from the Friday the 13th movies. An NPC named Jason Mathers resides nearby. There are many references to the Friday the 13th movies around the lake, including the guards of Stormwind mentioning a strange mask being fished up in the lake.
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