Taylor

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AllianceTaylor
Image of Taylor
Title

MoPAdmiral
Cataclysm Captain

Gender

Male

Race

Human (Humanoid)

Reaction
Affiliation
Occupation

Alliance Admiral;
Captain of the The Vanguard;
Formerly Commander of the Alliance forces in Spires of Arak;
Follower
Former Officer of the Briny Cutter[1]

Location
Status

Active (Undead)

Taylor is a human soldier who acts as a quest giver during the Cataclysm and Pandaria campaigns. He is first seen as a ship captain ("Captain Taylor") when the Alliance begins their push toward Vashj'ir. After being captured and freed from the Naga, he joins the player in several missions against them, mirroring Nazgrim for the Horde.

After the events of Vashj'ir, Taylor is promoted to Admiral and finds himself shipwrecked on Pandaria along with Anduin Wrynn. Taylor, along with his crew and the player, search for the lost prince during the Jade Forest storyline and recruit the Pearlfin Jinyu to the Alliance.

History

Cataclysm

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Following the Shattering, the land began to rise up in the area off the coast of Stormwind, known as Vashj'ir. King Varian Wrynn ordered the Alliance navy to immediately claim the land. Taylor was the captain of a contingent of Stormwind Elite Aquatic and Land Forces sent to reinforce the hotspot battleground. The players are on his ship when they are attacked by Ozumat, sunk, and subsequently captured by the naga under orders from Lady Naz'jar. Taylor, his crew, and the player are freed by the efforts of the Earthen Ring Shaman Erunak Stonespeaker. Taylor is captured again and forced to work in Nespirah, the giant clam-like ancient under the thrall of the naga. The player frees him and his crew, along with the unexpected Admiral Dvorek, and they continue their battle against the naga. The naga inevitably reveal themselves to be allied with N'Zoth's Faceless ones, showing they are a part of the Old Gods' forces. Eventually receiving backup in the form of the crew of the Pincer X2 Submarine, Taylor and the player take part in the defense of the Abyssal Maw from the naga and faceless ones during A [82] Defending the Rift. As Erunak is captured by Ozumat, Taylor and the player follow it down into the Throne of the Tides, freeing Erunak and defeating the naga. Taylor later returned to Stormwind and was promoted for his brave actions.

Mists of Pandaria

MoP This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

Admiral Taylor

Taylor has been promoted to Admiral, and was given command of Stomwind's royal flagship, The Vanguard, which would later run aground at The Jade Forest in Pandaria. He is heavily involved in the Alliance starting quests in Pandaria, where after being rescued by Alliance heroes in the Jade Forest, he helps lead the fight against the Horde and strengthen Alliance diplomatic relations with the Pearlfin Jinyu and the local pandaren of Westwind Rest.[2]

He later makes appearance in Kun-Lai Summit.

Landfall

He later makes appearance in Lion's Landing. He aids in the defense of Lion's Landing in the Lion's Landing (scenario).

Siege of Orgrimmar

Taylor is present on the Timeless Isle overseeing the Celestial Court with Lyalia, and in the Siege of Orgrimmar helping the Alliance kill Kor'kron in the Underhold.

Warlords of Draenor

WoD This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

The inscription on Taylor's memorial.

Taylor arrived in Draenor and established his garrison in Spires of Arak. However, his subordinate Ephial betrayed him and turned the entire population into undead, including the admiral. Taylor's spirit was imprisoned and tortured, then turned by Ephial into the bone wraith Soulscythe.

Soulscythe and Ephial are defeated by the commander of Lunarfall or Horde adventurers. Taylor's spirit is then released from the necromancer's control, and after that joins the Alliance adventurer as a garrison follower.

A memorial dedicated for him is erected at Southport:

Admiral Taylor

In honor of Admiral Taylor

Admiral Taylor was a true hero of the Alliance. His numerous accomplishments on the battlefield serving his people will not be forgotten.

He bravely set out to establish a garrison stronghold among these spires to further the Draenor campaign, but was cut down by his own men before his time.

May he rest in peace.

 [Admiral Taylor's Garrison Log] details these events.

Locations

Notable appearances
Location Level Health
Timeless Isle 90 3,939,410
Siege of Orgrimmar 91 4,075,320
Spires of Arak 95 744,380
Lunarfall 96 - 100 1,323,000
Notable appearances
Location Level Health
Kelp'thar Forest 80 30,951
Shimmering Expanse 82 446,790
Voldrin's Hold 82 446,790
Abyssal Depths 80 309,510
A [82] Defending the Rift 80 - 81 30,951 - 37,187
Throne of the Tides 81 37,187
Jade Forest 85 158,079
Kun-Lai Summit 88 2,713,760
Krasarang Wilds 90 3,939,410
Lion's Landing 90 1,969,705

Quests

Captain Taylor

Vashj'ir

He is involved in the following quests in Kelp'thar Forest:

The following quests in the Shimmering Expanse:

The following quests in the Abyssal Depths:

And the following quests in Throne of the Tides:

Pandaria

Admiral Taylor at Lion's Landing.

He is involved in the following quests in Jade Forest:

And in Kun-Lai Summit:

And in Lion's Landing:

Quotes

Greeting
  • Good to see you, friend.
  • Adversity, our constant companion.
  • The Alliance shall prevail.
  • This land tests us, friend.
Greeting wounded
  • "Groans"
  • Hmm?
Pissed
  • King Wrynn for the win!
Farewell
  • We mustn't fail.
  • Remember: The king is counting on us.
  • Soldiers duty is never done.
  • The Alliance must prevail.
Farewell wounded
  • "Groans"

Trivia

Videos

Patch changes

References

External links