Shadowmoon Valley was opened to show a new order, a new ruler in Outland … Illidan the Betrayer. Most demons such as Dreadlords and Satyrs are tagged as Illidari Servants. One of the biggest Blood Elves settlements are found in this region. Lore fans will be intrigued to find out there are Blood Elf Demonhunter initiates training with demons tamed by Blood Elf Warlocks. Warlocks keep the Pitlord named Azaloth banished, for he is too powerful for the trainees. A quest from the Aldor sends you to find a way to free Azaloth as a diversion and to thin the number of demonhunters.
The Bonechewer and Dragonmaw Clans have settlements in Shadowmoon Valley and seem to serve Illidan as well. The Shadowmoon Council and an Eredar operate from Deathforge, an excavation site within a long cavern similar to the Cauldron in Searing Gorge. Fans will also be shocked to find Gul’dan in Shadowmoon Valley to the west of the volcano named Guldan’s Hand. It is an echo or imprint of what happened many years ago when he first chanted the ritual words of the Cipher of Damnation—which severed the harmony of the spirits of elementals and forever abandoning the Shamanistic society of the orcs. The Earthen Ring members are at Gul’dan’s hand to make sure the elementals of Outland may once more return to the Orcs. To do so the Cipher of Damnation needs to be chanted once more—and you have to kill the firelord summoned by Gul’dan years ago.
What caught our eye though was to find Maiev Shadowsong alive, held prisoner at the Warden’s Cage underground prison. She’s as arrogant and moody as usual emoting the following text: “This cell won’t hold me for long. I will have Illidan’s head one way or another”. Akama the leader of the Broken Ones is found in front of Maiev’s Cell as a neutral NPC. He offers a quest to players.
Akama: To many of my people, I am known as a traitor. As Illidan’s lapdog. It is best that they continue to think that for now.
(Akama inserts the crystal into the medallion in his hand)
I am not as strong as I once was. Being so close to evil itself all these years. I do not know if I can trust myself with an artifact as powerful as this.
Take this as my promise to you that when the time comes and you face Illidan, I will be on your side. Take it to the one being we know we can trust with its power. Take the medallion to A’dal in Shattrath City.
Bring the Medallion of Karabor to A’dal in Shattrath City.
(As you give the medallion to A’dal, it disappears into his being in a flash of light.)
(You are briefly shown a glimpse of a moment … perhaps in the future. You see Akama and Maiev coming out of the Warden’s Cage, fighting their way to the Dark Temple. A third figure shrouded in shadows is aiding them. Upon closer inspection you notice that the figure is you.)