A Deal With a Dragon (Alliance)
While we are circling around Dreadmaul Rock, there's one more stop that we need to make. You remember the hatchlings that you freed from the Whelping Downs? Troteman's been hanging onto them, and we're going to deliver them to someone who will take care of them better than we can. He's staying in Slither Rock, to the northeast of Dreadmaul Rock.
His name is Acride, and he might be the key to victory in the upcoming battle.
You've arrived, <name>.
Yes, the whelplings. I will take care of them.
As for the agreement you made with your Colonel Troteman earlier, tell him that I will hold up my end of the bargain. You will have your dragon for the battle against the orcs.
Pick up and before heading out. Accepting the first of these three quests will put Keeshan in the player's party. Accept the rest of them before leaving Troteman. First, exit camp and turn west to reach the southwestern rally point by the pass to Redridge. Kill Akumi, then circle around Dreadmaul Rock counterclockwise to the northeast. Slither Rock is to the northeast of Dreadmaul Rock, and Vaelan can be found inside.
- Vaelan says: Your conspirator has informed me of your plan. I shall see you on the battlefield... painted with the ashes of the elementals.
The four whelps are also freed, hovering around Vaelan.
Optional breadcrumb to Swamp of Sorrows:
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.