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The Shado-pan Monastery was the second announced 5-man dungeon of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. Located in Kun-Lai Summit, this mountain retreat serves as the home and training grounds of the mysterious Shado-pan clan, a ninja-like pandaren faction dedicated to protecting Pandaria. Again, the Sha have been set free and threaten the Shado-pan's base of operations, and you’re tasked with dispatching them.
The monastery itself is located in the mountains of northwest Kun-Lai Summit, northwest of Mount Neverest and up the mountain path from Winter's Blossom. It can also be accessed via an unnamed path leading northwest from the Neverest Basecamp, skirting around the north of Mount Neverest.
War has spread across Pandaria, and the destructive conflict between the Horde and Alliance has led to turmoil in the majestic Shado-pan Monastery. There, three malevolent entities--the Sha of Violence, the Sha of Hatred, and the Sha of Anger--have erupted from their prisons. Although the Sha of Anger fled the secluded monastery completely, the remaining sha have begun wreaking havoc on the site's brave Shado-pan defenders.
You enter and see Ban Bearheart stealthed. You fight Shado-Pan Wardens that creates ambushes for you to encounter. You enter Gu Cloudstrike's Dojo as you see him kill Pandaren. Kill him and his Jade Serpent to get through. You see Sha manifestation throughout the instance. You enter Master Snowdrift's Dojo and fight his initiates and Snowdrift himself. Afterward, you walk through deeper into the Monastery and encounter the Sha of Violence. Kill him to gain access to the Grove of Falling Blossoms. Take out the remaining Shado-Pan infested to encounter Taran Zhu. Although he is mind controlled by the Sha of Hatred, you still fight Taran Zhu himself. After you take out the Sha out of him, he regains his strength and hunts for the Sha of Hatred to end it, once and for all.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.