THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS HEAVY SPOILERS AND ME LORE-NERD-ING ABOUT THEM. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
First of all, I must give credit to Availed on Anvilmar-US for the world first Garrosh defeat, Apophasis for the first horde Garrosh defeat, and Silencer for uploading the following videos.
Now, in a first for Blizzard, upon defeating Garrosh, the raid receives a different cinematic depending on their faction. Each version has a scene unique to the Horde/Alliance showing their perspective on what should happen after Garrosh’s defeat.
The Crown of Heaven
Wrathion: This continent does not give up its secrets easily.
Do you recall Mason’s Folly, the hilltop east of here where you and I met before?
I’m going to use the Lightning Lance to create something special, and I certainly can’t do it in here.
Meet me atop Mason’s Folly so that we may celebrate our victories together!
Meet Wrathion atop Mason’s Folly in the Veiled Stair and collect your reward.
Wrathion: Meet me atop Mason’s Folly, where we met before!
Prince Anduin: What are you two plotting?
Wrathion: I keep no secrets! You are welcome to accompany us, Anduin Wrynn. If your injury permits.
I implore my Horde friend here not to push you off of the cliff.
(Travel to Mason’s Folly)
Wrathion: Truly a splendor! Have you ever seen such a view, Prince Anduin?
Prince Anduin: It’s breathtaking.
Wrathion: It’s about to get even more awe-inspiring.
Champion! Behold the fruits of your labors!
At the dawn of the world, when the mortal races were young, they did not yet possess the secrets of fire.
They shivered in the cold and the rain until – in one instant – lightning tore the sky!
It rent a tree asunder and set it aflame.
The mortals gathered around the fire in awe and wonder. It could cook their food and warm their homes. They seized it! And protected it!
They fed the fire every hour of every day. Hot coals were carried from one primitive camp to the next. Do you see? In a single flash of light, civilization was born.
Truly, lightning is a gift of the Gods.
The mogu, ah! The mogu! Their minds were so small! They were built to serve, and when they lost their masters, they served themselves.
But they could have been so much more.
They built an empire, when they could have built a new world.
We will do better, champion. Behold! The Crown of Heaven! My gift to you.
You are the ember. You are the spark! You are the fire that will spread across the world. You will awaken Azeroth’s potential!
Come to me.
(Spoke with Wrathion: 1/1)
Wrathion: The Crown of Heaven! Use this to augment any piece of headgear.
It will also act as a third eye – I will be able to follow your progress as we embark on the next stage of our journey.
Crown of Heaven
||Capacitive Primal Diamond||
||Courageous Primal Diamond|
||Indomitable Primal Diamond||
||Sinister Primal Diamond|
Spirit of the Storm Lord
Wrathion: Our next objective is to temper this weapon with the blood of a demigod, one imbued with the Thunder King’s powers.
My agent tell me that the mogu named Shan Bu is creating just such a creature, intended to gurd the Thunder King’s citadel.
Once your faction has fought your way to the front gates, attack Storm Lord Nalak and thrust this lance into his side. The creature will do everything in his power to stop you – stay alive long enough to siphon out the power of the Storm Lord!
Progress through the isle of Thunder until you unlock the final courtyard. Obtain a Tempered Lightning Lance by thrusting the lance into Storm Lord Nalak and surviving long enough to siphon his power.
Wrathion: You must thrust the spear into the heart of the Storm Lord while he still lives.
Be careful! The moment it pierces his hide, you will be assaulted by his power.
It is important to throw the spear just before slaying the beast. Not a moment too soon! Not a moment too late!
I must make preparations back on the mainland. Return to me at the Veiled Stair when you have what I need.
Oh, and don’t die.
You need a raid of about 25 people or more. Ask at Trade Chat at any city if anyone needs Nalak. Once you gather a few players, everyone go to the Isle of Thunder.
You will usually find other people waiting there. No need to merge groups, unless you need healers. You may also ask at the Chat room of OpenRaid.US.
Nalak is found at The Foot of Lei Shein. If you are a melee player, his hitbox is pretty big, so stand back as far as you can from him and be ready to run.
When Nalak channels Arc Nova, run away. You have about 3 seconds to get clear from the massive radius. Those affected by Arc Nova will be knockback several yards away, and suffer 350,000 damage on plate (about 80% of your health).
When Nalak is around 10% health, open your inventory. Click Nalak, then click the Lightning Lance.
A spectre in the shape of a Undead Shade will begin to chase you. Run away from it. If you have a sprint-like ability or a speed potion feel free to use it, if you think the mob is too close. It might insta-kill you on melee hit. Wait until you get a quest completed message.
Wrathion: Tong, is that our friend?
Prince Anduin: I can’t believe you’re still alive.
Wrathion: What did I tell you? Few mortals possess such courage and tenacity.
Come, have a drink. The prince here is showing me how to play one of the local games.
What of Storm Lord Nalak? And the lance? Details!
You’ve done it! The lance seethes with power and potential!
Oh my friend, you have earned a great reward…
The Thunder Forge
Wrathion: Everything is prepared, (name), and I have selected you to be my champion.
Next, we must infiltrate the legendary Thunder Forge of Lei Shen himself! You and your faction will need to advance forward until the Thunder Forge is exposed, if it isn’t already.
Once you have infiltrated the forge, meet me there. Be ready for a fight!
Progress through the Isle of Thunder until you unlock the Thunder Forge. Meet Wrathion outside the Thunder Forge and complete his task.
Wrathion: Champion, return now to the Isle of the Thunder King. I will meet you at the forge, where together we will create an instrument of legendary power.
Prince Anduin: To what end? What are you two working towards?
Wrathion: … world peace!
Prince Anduin: Using a mogu weapon forge whose powers you barely understand?
Wrathion: My dear prince, you and I share the same goals. We only differ in our level of commitment.
Come, hero! Let us shape a new Azeroth together!
Prince Anduin: Champion, I know that our people are at war, but if you blindly trust this black dragon in the pursuit of power, are you any better than your warchief?
Please – just be careful.
(Anduin’s bodyguards edge closer the moment you address the prince.)
Prince Anduin: It’s okay. I’d just like to have a chat with my friend. We’re far from any battlefronts here. Can some part of the world still be safe for civilized conversation?
Come, sit down! Join us!
(What happened to your leg? Are you wounded?)
Prince Anduin: Oh, this?
(Anduin indicates his crutch.)
Garrosh Hellscream tried to use an ancient mogu artifact to summon and control sha energy. I found a way to stop him, but probably shouldn’t have confronted him on my own. He thought I was dead when he left me buried under the wreckage of his failed plan. I swear he shattered every bone in my body.
The pandaren mistweavers got me back on my feet again, but it may be some time before I can walk without assistance.
(What do you make of Wrathion?)
Prince Anduin: Wrathion claims to be the last living black dragon. Do you think that’s true? Weren’t there others still in Outland somewhere?
Regardless, I find him fascinating. He’s not like any other dragon I’ve ever met. He is honesst, almost painfully so. I can’t decide if he thinks mortal lives are absolutely precious or completely expendable.
Sunwalker Dezco: Greetings, (class)! Chieftain Baine Bloodhoof was distressed to learn of Garrosh’s savage attack on the human prince. Our causes for grievance agaisnt the Alliance are many, but none are the responsibility of this little one.
The prince and I met at the Temple of the White Tiger. On my honor I have pledged that I will do what I can to keep him safe.
(Despite his words and the warmth the prince directs his way, the tauren paladin suffers distrustful glances from the royal bodyguards in the corner of the room.)
Royal Bodyguard: (The bodyguard glowers at you, his fist tightly clenching his sword.) The Prince wants to have a quiet chat, (class). If you start any trouble, we’ll respond in kind.
Wrathion: YOu made it! Excellent. Now we can begin.
(I am ready!)
Continues in the Solo Scenario: The Thunder Forge.
Scenario: The Thunder Forge
Wrathion: Good to see you again adventurer. Are you ready to begin?
Wrathion: The trillium you brought me must be refined for our purposes. This foundry should be sufficient. Help me manipulate the molds.
Wrathion: The Shado-Pan are here! They may be of use to us. We should help.
Shado-Pan Defender: Thank you for your help, adventurer. We will assist you as best we can in fending off the mogu.
Wrathion: This foundry should be sufficient. We will empower the metal with an electrical charge. Be ready to fight if we draw too much attention.
Wrathion: Excellent! The materials are prepared. Follow me.
How interesting! This forge is built atop of ancient Titan machinery. Lei Shen, you clever, clever tyrant, you!
Now if I were a dwarf I would just start randomly pushing buttons. But you and I are here for a purpose.
Look at that. How easy it must have been for Lei Shen to build an empire, for he wielded the power to create worlds.
The mogu were using only a fraction of the resources available to them. Few among them possessed the cunning of the Thunder King.
Are you ready for me to start up the Thunder Forge? Things could get a bit hairy.
(Start it up!)
Wrathion: What’s this – “Anomaly detected.” Anomaly?
Look at that. This old Titan technology is acting like a magnet for the sha.
You’re an expert at destroying sha by now. Clean up this mess!
Wrathion: Perhaps if I overcharge the forge, it will destabilize this sha nuisance? Let’s try it.
Wrathion: There. Problem solved.
Oh – I may have spoken too soon. The sha grows in strength! Destroy it!
You aren’t harboring any bad thoughts, are you?
I’ve overcharged the anvils. They will be VERY effective against the sha, but each one can only be used once more!
Wrathion: The lance is finished. Quickly, hurl it at the sha!
(Complete Wrathion’s Task: 1/1)
Wrathion: There! Our work is complete – we have forged a masterpiece!
We are done here, but the weapon is not yet tempered.
Behold! The Lightning Lance! A conduit that can channel and control the very same power that the Thunder King used to found an empire.
It is dormant … but you’re about to change that. If you’re worthy.
These two videos contain the quest titled “The Thunder Forge” which contains dialogues and voice over. I split this into two videos of about 10 minutes each. The quest leads you to talk to Wrathion at the stairs near the Thunder Forge. Talking with Wrathion triggers the queue for the “The Thunder Forge” Scenario.
Note: I’m a clicker, and a Holy Paladin. Don’t know squat about Retribution rotations, so please focus on the content not on my lack of skills. I also play while laying on my bed with no mousepad.
Wrathion: The Pandaren campaign is only beginning! We turn our attention now to the ongoing conflict between the Alliance and the Horde.
My contacts in Ravenholdt tell me that the Alliance 7th Legion and a considerable Horde invasion force are converging toward Pandaria’s southern shores. Like it or not, Pandaria may soon become a battlefield.
We are done for now, but I want you to contact me when your fleet arrives. Then … together we will spring into action!
Contact Wrathion once your naval fleet makes landfall on the southern coast of Pandaria.
Wrathion: We are just getting started, friend! Our greatest challenges lie ahead. But when war comes to these shores, you and I will be ready for it!
Wrathion: They’re here!
(Wrathion claps his hands and rubs them together, excitedly.)
Oh (name). Things are about to get exciting.
The Measure of a Leader
Wrathion: We’ve progressed to a new part of the Pandaren campaign. Your Warchief aims to impress the Pandaren with the full might of the Horde’s military. He will lay claim to the resources of this land, with or without Pandaren aid.
I understand your leader’s aims, but I really want to understand the Warchief himself. What drives him? And where is the Horde ultimately going? I’d like to talk to you about this leader of yours.
Speak with Wrathion at the Tavern in the Mists.
- Speak to Wrathion
Wrathion: We are just beginning our Pandaren campaign, (name).
Wrathion: Garrosh Hellscream. Warchief of the Horde. He did not always command such power. On Draenor, he was a miserable wretch. The actions of his father hung heavy on his heart.
I understand you, Garrosh. I know what it is like to bear the weight of your father’s deeds.
A warrior like Garrosh comes to power with something to prove.
Your Horde finds itself at a turning point. This war will define you. What IS the Horde?
Is it an instrument of vengeance, hellbent to carve out a future for its people?
Is it a refuge for those who need shelter, a commonwealth of the downtrodden, built for mutual support?
Or is it an alliance of convenience, a confederacy of unlikely partners free to pursue their own agendas?
This is my question to you: What is the SOUL of the Horde?
You will find the answers here in Pandaria. Show me what your Horde is made of, Champion! Prove to me that your Horde is worthy of ruling over Azeroth.
Wrathion: Like all great leaders, Garrosh has greatly extended himself. Just what is he ultimately capable of?
More importantly, what YOU are capable of? Fresh bloodshed along the coast gives us an opportunity to find out…
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria introduced the longest lore questline to date in the MMO. The Wrathion Legendary Questline uncovers several lore plots surrounding the secrets of Pandaria, and opens a window into the future of World of Warcraft. Wrathion shows players there is an incoming war threatening all life in Azeroth. The Burning Legion is returning. The petty conflict between the Alliance and the Horde must come to an end if this world is to withstand the coming conflict.
In order to secure the future, you must help Wrathion gather several items of knowledge and power.
- Stranger in a Strange Land
- A Legend in the Making
- The Strength of One’s Foes
- Trial of the Black Prince
- Fear Itself
- Breath of the Black Prince
- The Measure of a Leader
- A Test of Valor
- The Prince’s Pursuit
- Glory of the Horde
- A Change of Command
- Soul of the Horde
Chapter III: The Two Princes
- Secrets of the First Empire
- I Need a Champion
- The Thunder Forge
- Spirit of the Storm Lord
- The Crown of Heaven
(Work in Progress) – Uploaded a few videos. Need to transcribe the dialogues and quests. Check back tomorrow.
I Need a Champion
Wrathion: You are a superb representative of your people, (race). But I need someone special. I have big plans. And to enact them I will need a champion to carry my flame to the four corners of the world.
Are you the one?
Prove it to me on the Isle of Thunder! Lay waste to any mogu, Zandalari, or saurok that you find. Impress me!
Earn Exalted Reputation with the Black Prince by defeating mogu, Zandalari, and saurok enemies on the Isle of Thunder.
Wrathion: My Shado-Pan associates have spoken highly of your deeds. You have earned quite the name for yourself here in Pandaria!
It is settled. When the materials are ready, you will be my champion. You will be my instrument, my standard-bearer, my voice of change across this world.
We will do marvelous things together.
At the center of the Isle of Thunder is the Temple Grounds. On each corner, you will find a group of Shado-Pan fighting Animated Warriors (mogu). About 2-3 of these spawn every few seconds. Grab the summoners too. Tag the mobs, and let the Shado-Pan guards help you to kill them. Each mob grants 55 Reputation (with the Fast Track Guild perk Rank 2 ). A player reported he obtained 12,000 Reputation after 70 minutes. (equals 280 mogu killed)
The Soul of the Horde
Wrathion: (Class), through your eyes I’ve been able to witness the fighting along the coast, and the epic course of battles around the world. You’ve been very patient … and most informative.
I’ve also been keeping a close eye on Garrosh Hellscream. Would you be interested to hear what I’ve learned?
Speak with Wrathion.
Wrathion: You have proven to be an exemplary hero. A champion for your cause. Do you recall our earlier conversation?
We spoke of your Warchief. His inner conflicts and his outer conquests. I asked you: Who is the soul of the Horde?
Your efforts on Pandaria’s southern shores and elsewhere have given me my answer. YOU are the soul of the Horde. Your actions in the coming weeks will come to define your people.
I want to make sure that you are properly equipped for the trials ahead. Tong: fetch my things!
Your dedication to your cause deserves to be rewarded. Like you, I continue to refine my skills here in Pandaria. I think you will appreciate the outcome. Choose your reward!
(A strange device sits within an ornate silk-lined chest. It appears as though it can be fastened to your sha-touched weapon as an additional upgrade. The empty socket is disconcerting; you feel as though it is staring back at you. A single, holow, judgemental eye…)
A Change of Command
Wrathion: There’s an Alliance dwarf I’ve been keeping a close eye on. High Marshal Twinbraid proved to be a nuisance in Southern Barrens when he struck back at the Horde after the loss of Bael Modan. He’s now entrenched within the Alliance stronghold in Lion’s Landing, helping to orchestrate the Krasarang counter-offensive.
Only a legendary group of Horde heroes could possibly defeat him.
If you wish to finish him off, bring friends. Lots of friends.
Kill High Marshal Twinbraid at Lion’s Landing in Krasarang Wilds. You will need a group.
Wrathion: So, General Twinbraid is dead? He was a pivotal figure in the Alliance push through Southern Barrens, impressive work.
Wrathion: You were being tested, (class). I knew you were capable of great things by yourself.
But you have proven to me that you have the makings of a leader, cobbling together support among a group of strangers in the midst of a battlefield.
The Horde is fortunate to have you.
Glory of the Horde
Wrathion: This is a global war,
I look forward to hearing your report from the front lines.
Win battles at the Temple of Kotmogu and the Silvershard Mines.
(Wrathion hungrily listens to tales of your exploits on the battlefield, his eyes gleaming bright red.)
Ohh… oh! Incredible! In the very eye of battle, one’s true heart is revealed.
You do not disappoint, (name).
Neither does this Horde of yours.
The Prince’s Pursuit
Wrathion: My goal is an expedient end to this costly war. Prove to me that the Horde deserves to win. Show me your prowess on the battlefied.
You are not fighting some abstract force like the sha: You are facing your enemy head-on, eye-to-eye.
Will you triumph?
Kill Alliance forces along the southern shores of Krasarang Wilds until you are Revered with the Black Prince.
Wrathion: Welcome back, champion of the Horde! How fares the battle along the coast?
Marvelous! Even in the midst of the chaos of battle you’ve proven that an individual can have an impact. The Alliance buckles under Horde might, although their King refuses to break.
I believe it is time for a more substantial challenge…
A Test of Valor
(Without warning Wrathion slices his thumb and presses it against your forehead. His blood burns to the touch, but rapidly disappears into your skin.)
There! My eye is upon you, (class). I am watching.
The Pandaren, like the Alliance, value the concept of “Valor.” There are many ways to prove yourself valorous on this continent, from daily tasks to the defeat of heroic enemies within their lair. I will let you choose your own course.
Prove your bravery to me, (name)!
Gain the “A Test of Valor” Achievement by earning a total of 3000 Valor Points.
Note: Takes about 3 weeks to complete by reaching the Valor cap (1000) each week. Thus make sure not to spend your Valor Points for a while if you are at the Krasarang Wilds PvE Landfall part (Incoming…).
(Wrathion nods slowly.)
Yes, (name). I saw your deeds, and I was most impressed.
You are truly an instrument of change.
Secret of the First Empire
Wrathion: For two thousand years the mogu ruled this entire land. So brutal was their regime that its name is never uttered aloud: Pandaren call it either the “Old Kingdom” or “First Dynasty.”
The Thunder King was its founder and first emperor. He amassed enormous power on what is now the Isle of Thunder.
His time has passed,
Collect 20 Secrets of the Empire and 40 Trillium Bars.
Wrathion: What have you uncovered from the Throne of Thunder? Is the Thunder King’s ferocious reputation warranted?
(Wrathion inspects the treasures you brought him.)
Wrathion: Well done. The trillium will need additional refinement, of course, but these samples are pure.
I will need to study these artifacts for a time but I believe I can use the knowledge contained here to craft something of great value to us both.
Trial of the Black Prince
Wrathion: I have on good authority that you are a champion among champions, but if you’ll permit me this indulgence, I would like to test your mettle for myself.
The mogu who assault the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, the mogu minions who inhabit Shan’ze Dao, and the sha-corrupted mantid swarming the Dread Wastes… these may provide an adequate challenge for one of your stature.
Prove yourself to me. No rush – I expect this to take you some time.
Earn an Honored Reputation with the Black Prince. Level 90 mogu and mantid in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Townlong Steppes and the Dread Wastes will earn reputation.
- The Black Prince (Honored)
Wrathion: Marvelous. That did not take long at all.
Word of your many achievements has been the talk of the Vale!
Very well, I will take you under my wing.
The Strength of One’s Foes
Wrathion: Great leadership requires the power to shape the destiny of your people, and the wisdom to make the right decisions. Pandaria boasts great power and ancient wisdom, but rarely in the same place.
Let’s see if you and I can change that!
Acquire sigils of power and wisdom from fallen foes in the Mogu’shan Vaults, the Heart of Fear, or the Terrace of Endless Spring. We will put them to a much better use than their current owners.
Wrathion: Sigils of wisdom will often be found on practitioners of the arcane arts, while sigils of power are usually found on those who favor brute strength.
This is not always true, but it may help you find what you need.
Wrathion: My friend – you do not disappoint!
We will put these to good use.
(Wrathion’s piercing red eyes fixate on you.)
Wrathion: You are among a rare breed,
You are just what I am looking for – an individual with the potential to shape events on a global scale.
Come now, I promised you a reward, and you shall have it! East of this tavern is a series of stone steps leading up to a vista that the locals have named “Mason’s Folly.” Meet me there.
Go to the top of the stone steps at Mason’s Folly and meet Wrathion there to accept your reward.
- Travelled to Mason’s Folly
- Spoke with Wrathion
Wrathion: I often venture out here to think, the view is breathtaking, would you agree? Pandaria is indeed a jewel. Such beauty. It makes you want to protect her, yes?
I feel the same way about Azeroth herself. You have done great things friend. I can assure you this is but the beginning of our work together. Behold: The power of the foes you’ve vanquished. And the wisdom of those you’ve outsmarted. Here! The embodiment of the fear that you’ve conquered. May it now strike terror into the hearts of your enemies!
Finally, a gift from me. Make no mistake: The Black Dragonflight lives on! There. My work is done. You can now greatly augment the power of any sha-touched weapon.
Wrathion: We are just getting started, friend! Our greatest challenges lie ahead. But when war comes to these shores, you and I will be ready for it.
Wrathion: You have earned this,
Wrathion: Please understand, I mean to pay off my father’s debts. I will stop at NOTHING to defend this world. In the future, if you are ever uncertain, you are welcome to question my means. But never question my motives. The safety of this world is my primary concern.
Now then, let’s talk about current events.
Wrathion: I’ve picked up a few motes of pandaren wisdom during my time here. I particularly enjoy this one:
“The timid feel fear before trouble starts; the cowards feel fear as trouble happens. The bravest among us feel fear only after the troubles have been taken care of.”
Is that true? Let’s find out.
The Sha of Fear has fled into the Terrace of Endless Spring. Pursue it there, defeat it, and rip out its spirit – presuming it has one.
Your bravery will be handsomely rewarded.
Defeat the Sha of Fear in the Terrace of Endless Spring and acquire the Chimera of Fear.
Wrathion: The Terrace is just up the hill here. Stay on your guard; few visitors have returned.
Note: Queue for a Terrace of the Endless Spring LFR raid. After killing the Sha of Fear make sure to click the corpse to loot the Chimera of Fear.
Wrathion: You are looking pale, my friend! I trust you have not allowed fear to get the better of you?
Wrathion: Another bit of pandaren wisdom: “Fear is not a criminal we must lock away. It is a teacher we must seek to understand.” In facing our fears, we gain great strength.
Have you faced your fears, (name)?
Wrathion: You have done it!
Some put their faith in magic or steel. But in my experience, fear is the most powerful weapon one can wield. Use it properly, and your enemies cannot bring themselves to fight you.