You: Why are the Darkspear in rebellion against Garrosh?
(Vol’jin twists his face into a scowl.)
Vol’jin: Ya wouldn’t understand. What’s de Horde ta ya, (race)? Hm? Diseased? Alien? Betrayers? Demon-blooded? Beasts? I know what ya say ’bout us.
I’ll tell ya what the Horde is. De Horde dat me an’ Thrall built. It be a family. When de whole world try ta put us down, de family come an’ pick us back up.
Hellscream, he don’t see family. Ain’t never had one.
You: What about Hellscream? What does the Horde mean to him?
Vol’jin: For him, Horde be about orcs, an’ buildin’ up orc power. Like he just come through de portal. Anyone stand in his way, anyone tink any diff’rent, he shut ‘em up.
(Vol’jin runs his three-fingered hand across his scar.)
He like an angry dog. Oh, I fight next to Hellscream in battle, sure. But put him in charge? Ya askin’ for trouble. He pick his favorites, start his war, shove me bruddahs aside… He don’t tink he need nobody else. Well, he wrong.
He gonna learn: ya never cross family.
You: Why should we help you? What if we kept the Barrens supplies for ourselves?
(Vol’jin cackles, the stench of his hot breath reeking in your nostrils.)
Vol’jin: Oh, ya got anudda plan? I got anudda plan, too. I let ya siege Orgrimmar on ya own. See how far ya get. An’ once da city be filled wit’ corpses, den me shadow hunters come in, we mop up what left, kill Kor’kron an’ Alliance alike. Give ya dead ta Sylvanas. Hmm! I save a lot a Darkspear lives wit’ dis plan!
Mmnn? You don’t like? Then, we stay wit’ da first plan. We work together.
We don’t even have ta like each other.
You: (Call his bluff) Why don’t WE wait until YOU attack Orgrimmar, and then mop up YOUR dead?
(Vol’jin sees his opportunity slipping away. He holds up his hands.)
Vol’jin: Wait now, (race)! Orgrimmar be a fortress. My people, we ain’t gonna crack dat nut on our own. How long we gonna last out here? Days? Weeks? Vol’jin can’t say.
You keep da supplies comin’, an’ I promise, more Kor’kron gonna die. Before ya troops even land! The blood bein’ split ain’t even ya own! Surely dat be worth a few crates of meat?
Vol’jin: Ya want we work together on dis, ya gotta earn me trust.
In Northern Barrens, de Kor’kron be massin’ for war. Hellscream’s goons be stockpilin’ lumber, oil, stone, an’ meat. Supplies de Darkspear want ta use against’ ‘im.
Go to de Barrens. Kill de Kor’kron. Bring me dem supplies! Fight dem wherever dey spring up, escort supply caravans, group up ta take down de dangerous ones. Whatever ya gotta do.
Keep ya hands where we can see ‘em. Everybody be jumpy. We be in a war here, a war against de Warchief hisself.
Hellscream already try ta have Vol’jin killed. Heh. Ain’t so easy ta kill a troll.
What he did? He woke de fury a’ de Darkspear tribe.
Hellscream thought Vol’jin dead, ’til Vol’jin show up at Sen’jin Village. Den de Warchief try to crush de rebellion, but we was waitin’ for ‘im. We fought back de Kor’kron at Sen’jin, and den we took Razor Hill, hah, right under de Warchief’s nose!
We turn eyes now ta de final prize – Orgrimmar.
De Alliance want a second front on Orgrimmar? We can do dat. You can help. We be needin’ resources: Stone, Wood, Oil, Meat. Only den can we move on da city.
Dis ain’t a task for da weak-hearted, stranger. But if ya help us, maybe Vol’jin begin ta trust ya. Either way ya weaken de Warchief’s grasp on his own lands. Tink a soft-skinned Alliance can do it? Ahahahahaaa!
(The stench around Vol’jin’s makeshift revolutionary camp is intolerable. The troll leader allows you to speak first, while his guards eye you warily.)
(The troll does not have a strong grasp of the common tongue, and his throat is still bandaged from a knife wound. But the meaning of his words is clear.)
What de Alliance want wit’ ol’ Vol’jin, hmm? Zen’tabra says we got a common enemy. That don’t make us friends.
But… Maybe we can work together dis once. You want to strangle de Warchief, hm? Shut ‘im out?
(Vol’jin smiles disarmingly, his grin slow and savage.)
Amber Kearnen: Garrosh continues building up his forces in Orgrimmar – this place is like a fortress!
King Wrynn won’t want to risk an assault until we have as much information as possible.
Use Project C4T to navigate through the Blockade. Try to gather as much information as you can. Look for any high priority documents and any weakness we can take advantage of. Keep your ears open and your head down!
Obtain the Kor’kron Supply Lines, Operation: Darkspear Destruction, Kor’kron Command Posts, and free the prisoner.
Riko: Riko got dis beach on lockdown!
(Operation: Darkspear Destruction: 1/1)
General Nazgrim: The Warchief demands that this shore is secured! When the Alliance makes its move, the tides will run red with their blood!
Blacktotem Corrupter: Have you heard? The traitorous trolls have launched an attack on Razor Hill.
(Kor’kron Command Posts: 1/1)
Warlord Zaela: The Warchief won’t be pleased. He is wasting valuable troops fending off their pathetic rebellion.
Note: The prisoner on the mini-map is actually the druid troll Zen’tabra.
Zen’tabra: Ya not gonna be foolin’ ol’ Zen’tabra with dat cat disguise. I be rememberin’ dis, (race).
You: Now’s your chance to escape. Make a run for it!
Zen’tabra: De Alliance willing to help da Darkspear? Never thought I would live to see de day. My thanks, (race). I won’t be forgettin’ dis.
Kor’kron Motivator: Mok-thora ka!
(Kor’kron Supply Lines: 1/1)
Amber Kearnen: Did you find us anything useful?
Kor’kron Supply Lines: The book details the movements of an alarming number of resources being taken through the Barrens
Operation: Darkspear Destruction: A detailed plan to brutally attack and decimate the Darkspear in Sen’jin Village
Kor’kron Command Posts: A map detailing the locations of various Kor’kron commander’s positions in the Barrens.
Amber Kearnen: Let’s see… the warchief is moving tons of supplies through the Barrens… And what’s this about the Darkspear? The trolls are in open rebellion?! Garrosh certainly has his hands full.
I think I know how we can use this intel. It’s a crazy idea, but it just might work…
Amber Kearnen: You did good, (name). Looks like trouble is brewing within the Horde. Garrosh has a full-scale troll rebellion on his hands.
Sully “The Pickle” McLeary: So the rumors are true? Vol’jin is alive and out for Garrosh’s blood?
Amber Kearnen: Yes. This is just the opportunity the Alliance needs. We’ll use the trolls as a diversion while the main Alliance fleet assembles. You get what I’m saying, Sully?
Sully: Wait a minute! Are you suggestin’ that we help Vol’jin?
Amber Kearnen: Vol’jin is backed into a corner. With our aid, he’ll be the spear that breaks open Hellscream’s fortress. Let our enemies weeaken one another, while we wait in the wings for our chance to strike.
Sully: That’s my girl, fanning the flames! I like it. Now, which one o’ us is brave enough ta pay a little visit to tha Darkspear? Not it!
Lorewalker Cho: As you enter the vale, you see a rotund pandaren trying to flag you down from the balcony above Mogu’shan Palace. It looks like Lorewalker Cho is trying to get your attention. You should investigate!
Speak with Lorewalker Cho.
Lorewalker Cho: Ah! Welcome my friend. I am very glad that I was able to get your attention. Great deeds are at work that require a hero such as yourself.
ki’ta Arrowtusk: I see you made a whole lotta Kor’kron heads roll for dese supplies.
Well mon. Vol’jin was right to commend you. Dese supplies will be lastin’ us an entire week.
The weekly version of this quest is challenging, and fun. Go grab some supplies: wood, oil, meat or stone like you did in the normal version. Watch the map after you kill any mob. Check often. Sometimes you will see a red-orc-head icon on the map. This displays the location of a newly respawned Elite mob. They have an irregular respawn timer.
Additionally, you will see messages onscreen or loud sound effects that alert you to look at your map. These sounds alert you there is a caravan transporting one of the resources. You can kill the mounted Kor’kron attacking the mobile caravan. They drop some resource loot. Continue to follow the caravan until it reaches its destination. A message appears onscreen to inform you have succeeded to escort the caravan. A Surplus Supplies crate will appear in your inventory. Inside are a small random amount of resources.
At another times, you might see an icon near one of the water pools, or on the edge of cliffs in the Northern Barren. These overturned wagons have boxes of resources: oil, wood, stone and meat.
Collecting 150 of each resource allows you to obtain a Radical Mojo per week. With this item you can merge one of the new leg, shoulder, boot, belt items into an iLevel 489 gear with two upgrade bonuses. These can be upgraded up to iLevel 502 with Valor points. Sort of a quick way to get high level gear without going through raids.
These are sold by Ravika (Darkspear Rebellion Quartermaster), but it seems there’s a chance to loot one of these from mobs. Combine them with a Radical Mojo to convert it into a useable gear iLevel 489.
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.