Burning Crusade - Caverns of Time - Taretha’s Diversion

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Erozion: Taretha was integral in Thrall’s survival and upbringing and instrumental in shaping Thrall’s life.

It was Taretha who created the original diversion at Durnholde, allowing Thrall to escape.

Now the Infinite have captured Taretha and hold her at Tarren Mill. The diversion will not happen without our involvement. You must use the incendiary devices that I give you and burn down the internment lodges in Durnholde. When you have done this, speak with young Thrall in the basement prison of Durnholde.

Quest Objectives

Travel to Durnholde Keep and set 5 incendiary charges at the barrels located inside each of the internment lodges using the Pack of Incendiary Bombs given to you by Erozion.

Speak to Thrall in the basement prison of Durnholde Keep when you have the internment Lodges Set Ablaze.

Brazen the bronze dragon: When you are ready to fly to Durnholde, let me know and I shall take you.

NOTE: You must be dismounted before talking to Brazen. He will be your flying mount, transporting you to Durnholde Keep. After setting the internment lodges ablaze, Lieutenant Drake comes out.

Lieutenant Drake: You there, fetch water quickly! Get these flames out before they spread to the rest of the keep! Hurry, damn you! I know what you’re up to, and I mean to put an end to it, permanently! Time to bleed!

(After defeating the Lieutenant he says: Thrall … must not … go.)

NOTE: Go to Durnholde Keep’s basement. There you will find young Thrall inside a cage.

Thrall: You are friends of Taretha? So this is her new plan? Very well then …


Thrall: You look upon me now and see only a boy, but in my heart and soul I hide my dreams. I have plans for my people, stranger. One day, they shall overthrow their oppressors and rise as one. They will break free from the bonds that hold them and from that uprising shall be born the orcish Horde.

I promise you, stranger, should we make it out of here alive, when I have the means to reward this selfless deed, I will seek you out … I will find you.

(Thrall nods.)

We will leave when you are ready.

Quest Objectives

When you are ready to proceed, let Thrall know. Follow Thrall out of Durnholde Keep and help him free Taretha and fulfill his destiny.

Speak with Erozion in Old Hillsbrad should you complete this task.

Thrall: Very well then, Let’s go!

NOTE: Thrall will walk fast, so keep up. He will go to the Armory upstairs, and punches the armory clerk.

Durnholde Armorer: What’s the meaning of this? GUARDS!

NOTE: Thrall punches him, and steals some armor and weapons and runs outside.

Thrall: That’s enough out of him. As long as we’re going with a new plan, I may as well pick up a weapon and some armor.

NOTE: Outside, you get ambushed by at least four soldiers: warden, rifleman, and two veteran. You get at least three ambushes. One outside the Keep, another near the bridge, and after the bridge. Then a boss with two adds outside the gates of Durnholde.

NOTE: If Thrall dies, Erozion says: My magical power can turn back time to before Thrall’s death, but be careful. My power to manipulate time is limited.

Captain Skarloc: Thrall! You didn’t really think you would escape, did you? You and your allies shall answer to Blackmoore … after I’ve had my fun.

NOTE: When the battle is over, Thrall seeks to speaks to you.

Thrall: Thank you friends, I owe my freedom to you. Where is Taretha? I hoped to see her one last time and thank her before leaving into the mountains.

> Taretha cannot see you, Thrall.

Thrall: What do you mean by this? Is Taretha in danger?

> The situation is rather complicated, Thrall. It would be best for you to head into the mountains now, before more of Blackmoore’s men show up. We’ll make sure Taretha is safe.

Thrall: Very well. Tarren Mill lies just west of here. Since time is of the essence …

NOTE: Thrall mounts a horse, and gallops away. It is possible to find neutral Lordaeron guards on the road that will aggro Thrall. You have to fight them. Thrall mounts again and rides to the right of the bridge toward Tarren Mill’s barn.

Thrall: Tarren Mill lies beyond these trees. The commotion at Durnholde should give us a little time to find Taretha before the entire countryside is flooded with human soldiers. Let’s check the nearby barn, then head into town.

> We ‘re ready, Thrall.

NOTE: Thrall enters the Barn of Tarren Mill. A voice can be heard outside.

Tarren Mill Lookout: I thought I saw something go into the barn.

Tarren Mill Protector: I didn’t see anything.

(Thrall tries to calm the horse down.)

Tarren Mill Lookout: Something riled that horse. Let’s go!

NOTE: You are ambushed inside the barn. Afterwards, Thrall walks fast toward the Church, where a new ambush awaits. Make sure to drink between fights.

Tarren Mill Lookout: Thrall’s trapped himself in the chapel. He can’t escape now.

NOTE: The ambush is over.

Thrall: I did not ask for this! Taretha must be in the inn. Let’s go.

NOTE: When trying to reach the Inn, you get another ambush by mobs coming from outside the Inn. Taretha is on the second floor.

Taretha: Thrall, you escaped!

Thrall: Taretha! What foul magic is this?

Taretha: Thank you for helping Thrall escape, friends. Now I only hope you can help me as well. I awoke this morning to find myself trapped in this magical prison. A strange wizard told me that I would have to stay here for a while.

> Strange wizard?

Taretha: Yes, friends. This man was no wizard of Dalaran. His clothes looked quite foreign, and his accent was unfamiliar. All he could mumble about was time this, time that. You’ll have to find that wizard and convince him to release me.

> We’ll get you out. Taretha. Don’t worry. I doubt the wizard would wander too far away.

(You will fight Infinity Dragonkin, and then the final boss – a Infinity Drake named Epoch Hunter).

Epoch Hunter: Thrall! Come outside and face your fate! Not so fast! You cannot fight fate! Struggle as much as you like … No! The master will … not be pleased!

Thrall: I will not waste this chance. I will seek out my destiny.

Taretha: I’m free! Thank you all!

Thrall: I’m glad you’re safe, Taretha. None of this would have been possible without your friends. They made all of this happen. I’m free! Thank you all!

Taretha: Thrall, I’ve never met these people before in my life.

Thrall: Then who are these people?

Erozion: I believe I can explain everything to you two if you give me a moment of your time. (casts) That spell should wipe hteir memories of us and what just happened. All they should remember now is what reality would be like without hte attempted temporal interference. Well done. Thrall will journey on to find his destiny, and Taretha … Her fate is regrettably unavoidable.

Thrall: Goodbye, Taretha. I will never forget your kindness.

Taretha: They call you a monster. But they’re the monsters, not you. Farewell, Thrall.

Erozion: You have done a great thing. Alas, the young warchief’s memory of these events must be as they originally were … Andormu awaits you in the master’s lair.


Erozion: This timeline has been restored and for now, the assault of the Infinite Dragonflight upon Hillsbrad has been quashed.

Return to Andormu at once. He awaits your arrival in the master’s lair.

Quest Objectives

Return to child, Andormu, at the Caverns of Time in the Tanaris desert.

Andormu: Please accept a gift from the bronze flight. These items will assist you in your journeys through time.

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