Path of the Last Emperor – Patch 5.3 Escalation – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
Path of the Last Emperor
Seer Hao Pham Roo: In his time of uncertainty, the last emperor walked a lonely path up this mountain, until he had at last found his answers.
I am here to walk the same path, and it seems you have questions of your own to be answered. Perhaps you will join me, and we can both be satisfied?
Oh, but I am getting old, and this blizzard is proving too much for my bones. Could you climb ahead and anchor this rope? I can hoist myself along from there.
Together we shall walk the path of the last emperor.
Attach the climbing rope to each Rope Anchor along the path to help Seer Hao Pham Roo reach Seeker’s Point.
(Seer Hao Pham Roo hands you the end of his climbing rope. Tie it to the next Rope Anchor and help him up the mountain!)
Seer Hao Pham Roo: Heh, do not get angry with the elements. Violence is their nature. I conquered my own anger long, ago.
Note: Kill the Summit Guster mobs as you climb the mountain. Interact (click) the rope anchors to attach the rope harness. This triggers Seer Hao to ascend the mountain toward that stick.
Step on the Summit Guster’s corpse to gain a movement speed buff. Run down the hill, and stand next to Seer Hao. He will also get the movement speed buff.
(Zephyr increases your movement speed – share this effect with Seer Hao Pham Roo by walking beside him.)
(First Anchor: 1/1)
Seer Hao Pham Roo: My, you are strong! When I was young, I might have doubted that we could do this. But now, I have no doubts at all.
(Second Anchor: 1/1)
Seer Hao Pham Roo: Such wind! Such cold! Once, it would have filled these old bones with despair. But on this day, I am filled with hope.
(Third Anchor: 1/1)
Seer Hao Pham Roo: Such a patient one! When I was young, I would have hated this task. Nowadays, I am filled with love.
(Fourth Anchor: 1/1)
Seer Hao Pham Roo: Do not fear the heights, as I did when I was young. Fear can drive us to terrible deeds. Ah, but I see that like me, you have learned the lessons of courage!
(Fifth Anchor: 1/1)
Seer Hao Pham Roo: Ah, here we are. Oh – oh, these old bones are tired. More than you can imagine.
Seer Hao Pham Roo: You surprised me. I expected a hero such as yourself to balk at the task of carrying an old man up a mountain. Most are too proud.
Seer Hao Pham Roo: We made it, (class)! Thank you so much. Please, help yourself to some of my old knick-knacks.
But… I am afraid I have not been completely honest with you…
(Achievement Progress: The Path of the Last Emperor)
Seer Hao Pham Roo: I was going to teach you a lesson but instead, it is you who have taught me. You see, when I was young… when I was young… when I was young…
I was EMPEROR.
Emperor Shaohao: The realm you see all around you was mine to command. I conquered my doubts, my fears, my anger… I buried all of it within the land.
But I held on to one vice. The one sha I never conquered. PRIDE.
My pride cloaked this land in mists! I thought we were better than the rest of the world.
I thought we could solve our own problems. But for ten thousand years, we stagnated, our doubts and fears buried in the land, rising up to fester whenever we allowed them.
Pride. It is the most insidious of sha. It is good until it is bad. And then it is more dangerous than all the others combined.
Beware of Pride! Be humble! The world is plunging into chaos. Old enemies must work together. Proud races must admit they need help.
Things are going to get worse before they get better. Only by working together can we overcome the darkness.
All that stands in our way… is pride.
Check out “The Seven Burdens of Emperor Shaohao” in the Lorewalkers section. It seems the origin of the mists and the disappearance of the mists are tightly linked to the disappearance and reappearance of Emperor Shaohao. Once he buried the seven burdens, the Emperor became the mists in order to save Pandaria and its people.
Once Shaohao acknowledged he had allowed the Sha of Pride to blind him, and that his people and all of Azeroth needed one another, and cast away his pride — Emperor Shaohao reappeared and the mists vanished. It’s implied.