A Matter of Finesse

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NeutralA Matter of Finesse
Start Valeera Sanguinar
End Valeera Sanguinar
Level 98 - 110 (Requires 98)
Category Artifact
Experience 15,050 (level 100)
Rewards 15g 40s
Previous N Rogue [98 - 110] The Shadows Reveal
Next N Rogue [98 - 110] Closing In


Borrow a Rune of Portals from Archmage Celindra.


A rune of portals?! Who does Val'zuun think he is?

<Valeera takes a deep breath.>

It's worth the price, but those runes aren't exactly easy to come by. Unless...

Archmage Celindra, the Kirin Tor's portal master, has a study in the center of town. We rogues aren't particularly welcome there, nor would she simply hand a rune over even if we were...

<Valeera smirks.>

But who said anything about asking?


You will receive:

  • 15g 40s (level 100)
  • 15,050 XP (level 100)


They say the Fangs of the Devourer have no equal. If that's true, they're worth any price.


Val'zuun actually kept his end of the bargain... I'm impressed.


On accept:

Valeera Sanguinar says: Stay in the shadows to avoid detection. The Kirin Tor are no fools.

At the Violet Gate, Celindra has summoned several Arcane Sentries to ward against intruders. While Celindra herself is patrolling back and forth in the room, Warcaster Fanoraithe in the southern corner is calling down frost bolts with "Revealing Blizzard" and Jessa Weaver in the northern corner is summoning "Revealing Flames" on the floor.

Archmage Celindra says: My wards detected someone entering the study. Find them at once!

If you approach Fanoraither or Jessa, they will say the following:

Warcaster Fanoraithe says: I heard it, too, Archmage. I will expel them at once!
Jessa Weaver says: I definitely heard something. Don't worry, Archmage, I'll find them.

If you are detected by the archmage or one of her elementals or hit by Fanoraithe or Jessa's spells, you will be instantly teleported back out and rooted in place with "Runic Binding" for 3 seconds. The teleporting mage (be it Celindra, Fanoraithe or Jessa) will also say one of the following:

  • There you are!
  • Reveal yourself!
You've been detected!

Use [Stealth] to sneak past them into the small room in the center and loot the  [Rune of Portals]. Then, head back to the Underbelly Descent to find Val'zuun and a crouching, stealthed Valeera. Hand in the rune to Val'zuun to complete the quest objective.

What brings you to this lawless place?
Gossip <Hand the Rune of Portals to Val'zuun.>
Val'zuun says: Excellent... you will find Akaari in the Legerdemain Lounge.


Original campaign

Level 98
  1. N Rogue [98 - 110] Call of The Uncrowned
  2. N Rogue [98 - 110] The Final Shadow
  3. N Rogue [98 - 110] A Worthy Blade
  4. Acquire the chosen artifact:
  5. N Rogue [98 - 110] Honoring Success
  6. N Rogue [98 - 110] Right Tools for the Job
  7. N Rogue [98 - 110] Injection of Power
  8. N Rogue [98 - 110] Delegation
  9. N Rogue [98 - 110] Lethal Efficiency
Level 101
  1. N Rogue [101 - 110] Return to the Chamber of Shadows (optional)
  2. Complete all of the following:
  3. N Rogue [101 - 110] A More Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy
  4. N Rogue [101 - 110] The School of Roguery
  5. N Rogue [101 - 110] The Big Bad Wolfe
  6. N Rogue [101 - 110] What Winstone Suggests
  7. N Rogue [101 - 110] A Body of Evidence
  8. N Rogue [101 - 110] Spy vs. Spy
Level 102
  1. N Rogue [102 - 110] Another Worthy Blade
Level 103
  1. N Rogue [103 - 110] The Bloody Truth
  2. N Rogue [103 - 110] Mystery at Citrine Bay
  3. Complete both:
  4. N Rogue [103 - 110] Dark Secrets and Shady Deals
  5. N Rogue [103 - 110] Convincin' Old Yancey
  6. N Rogue [103 - 110] Fancy Lads and Buccaneers
  7. N Rogue [103 - 110] Champion: Fleet Admiral Tethys
  8. Complete all of the following:
Level 110
  1. N Rogue [110D] Maw of Souls: Ancient Vrykul Legends
  2. N Rogue [110] The Raven's Eye
  3. N Rogue [110] Off to Court
  4. Complete both:
  5. N Rogue [110D] Black Rook Hold: Into Black Rook Hold
  6. N Rogue [110] Deciphering the Letter
  7. Complete both:
  8. N Rogue [110G] The World is Not Enough
  9. N Rogue [110] A Burning Distraction
  10. N Rogue [110] The Captive Spymaster
  11. N Rogue [110] Picking a Fight
  12. N Rogue [110] A Simple Plan
  13. N Rogue [110] Under Cover of Darkness
  14. N Rogue [110] The Imposter
  15. Complete both:
  16. N Rogue [110] One More Thing...
  17. N Rogue [110] A Hero's Weapon

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