The Warchief and the Darkness
I see now how the Alliance king leads his people. But what is the Horde warchief up to? Just below us, a swarm of goblins is burrowing into the sacred Vale on his orders. What does he hope to find there? We must find out!
Complete the “Dark Heart of Pandaria” scenario. You can queue from the Dungeon Finder or use Lorewalker Cho’s Dream Brew.
Lorewalkeer Cho: The High King, his champions, and the Dark Iron dwarves worked together to save Ironforge.
The other dwarven leaders were ashamed of their behavior, and vowed never again to allow fear or distrust to cloud their judgement.
And so it was a human king who helped to unite the dwarven clans so long divided.
Free to trust one another, all three dwarven leaders pledged their full strength to the Alliance cause.
Meanwhile, in the city of Orgrimmar, Warchief Garrosh Hellscream sent goblin dig teams all across the continent of Pandaria.
He promised gold and riches to any who could discover for him the hidden secrets of this land that fill Pandaria with such a dark and powerful energy.
To my surprise, his people have found something! Right here, in the sacred vale! What will happen now?
The story is still being written …
Scenario: Dark Heart of Pandaria
Grizzle Gearslip: Thank the laws of physics you’re here!
We found somethin’ down there, somethin’ HUGE, and all of a sudden the rocks started fightin’ back and everyone went crazy. Bad business!
Please, just make it all stop!
Urtharges the Destroyer (Minion of Y’shaarj): Minions, destroy these insects!
Note: When Urtharges the Destroyer dies, stage 3 kicks in. You must collect 50 artifacts. These are all spread throughout the excavation site around you. A column of light rests on each of them. These are visible from afar. The yellow column of light identify bonus artifacts that grant +10 artifact bonus.
Stage 4 kicks in once you collect all 50 artifacts. Don’t go crazy pulling mobs. You have to run toward the mine entrance at the bottom of the excavation site. The map will show you a red “X” marking the entrance of the mine.
Crafty the Ambitious: It’s all clear then? No time to waste … let’s blow this wall to pieces! That was some explosion! Let’s check it out.
It looks like some sort of gigantic chest … probably full of gold. And it’s all ours!
Note: Crafty the Ambitious opens the floating chest and is bathed by Y’Shaarj’s dark clouds. Crafty the Ambitious grows in size and his nameplate changes into “Echo of Y’Shaarj”.
Norushen: Containment failure. Active defense matrix enabled.
Echo of Y’Shaarj: My blood hungers.
Norushen: Power units activated.
Echo of Y’Shaarj: I only sleep.
Grizzle Gearslip: Just what in the name of all that is unholy was that thing?
Malkorok: Step aside goblin. This artifact is exactly what the warchief hoped to find here. I am taking it under Kor’kron protection.
Grizzle Gearslip: Oh don’t you worry none, I don’t think anyone wants to touch that thing again. I’ll collect our money and we are outta here.
Hey hey, what is this, huh? This is barely a fifth of the promised payment!
Malkorok: You are paid for all workers present, foreman. The warchief does not compensate the dead.
Grizzle Gearslip: Naw naw, see there’s a contract. Payment in full is req-
Malkorok: THIS. This is what has diluted the vitality of our precious Horde!
The warchief graciously permits the families of the dead to live in his city. To die in the service of the Horde should be a great honor, but you see it as another opportunity to line your filthy pockets!
Your kind DISGUSTS me. Small. Weak. Honorless as thieves. Be thankful the warchief still tolerates your presence at all.
Grizzle Gearslip: Yeah, we’ll see who’s got Garrosh’s back when it counts.
Malkorok: What was that, goblin?
Grizzle Gearslip: Oh yeah, hey no nothing your, uh, your hugeness. Uh, for the Horde, and all that … Bye!
Lorewalker Cho: Whaaaat? The remains of an Old god are buried beneath Pandaria? No wonder the land is so haunted!
The warchief’s pursuit of those dormant powers are fraying apart the very Horde he leads. His vision is narrow, but very, very dangerous. I must inform the Shado-Pan immediately.