Belloc Brightblade

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HordeBelloc Brightblade
Image of Belloc Brightblade
Title Archaeology Trainer, Reliquary
Gender Male
Race Blood elf (Humanoid)
Class Rogue
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Silvermoon City, Reliquary
Location Various
Status Alive
Relative(s) Cymre Brightblade (daughter)
Companion(s) Celia Dawnstrike (assistant)

Belloc Brightblade is a blood elf archaeologist and a member of the Reliquary. He is located in Orgrimmar as an Archaeology trainer and a part of delegation from Silvermoon City,[1] standing in Grommash Hold.



Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Belloc Brightblade plays a role in the Schnottz's Landing questline, plotting to assassinate Commander Schnottz.[citation needed]  Adventurers are directed to him after finding an excavation book. He takes the book from the adventurers and sends them off to interact with guests at Schnottz's Landing. Soon after, Belloc Brightblade sends the adventurers to hunt down animals since Schnottz is a skilled leatherworker. Later on, adventurers are sent by Brightblade to gather uniforms for Schnottz's group. Ultimately Schnottz is killed by a bombing caused by Brann Bronzebeard. Afterward, Brightblade mysteriously vanishes.


Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.

Belloc Brightblade is seen leading a large group of Reliquary from Sparkrocket Outpost in Krasarang Wilds during the Domination Point storyline. He sends some members of the Reliquary into an ancient mogu mine. Brightblade tasks adventurers with checking up on the operations.

Warlords of Draenor

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.

Belloc Brightblade ventures through the Dark Portal into alternate Draenor with the Horde. He is in search of an artifact on Ashran and is at odds with Harrison Jones. Brightblade can also be killed as a bonus objective for Alliance adventurers.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Grommash Hold 84 7,500
Krasarang Wilds 90 11,494
Ashran 100 97,854



In Orgrimmar:

In Uldum:

In Krasarang Wilds:




Those of the Explorers' League and The Reliquary are very much alike: Archaeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith.

Our methods have not differed as much as they pretend. We are but a shadowy reflection of them.

It would take only a nudge to make them like us. To push them out of the light...

Krasarang Wilds

Of course the Explorer's League stumbled into a foolish situation and are in over their heads.

And of COURSE we are going to take advantage of it.


  • His name and dress sense are likely a reference to René Belloq, the main antagonist from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Emilia Bellocq is similar in her situation. This also fits with the Alliance Archaeology trainer, Harrison Jones, who himself is a reference to Harrison Ford's role as Indiana Jones.
  • After the quest Battlezone is completed, Commander Schnottz's hut is blown up. Belloc mysteriously vanishes, and is the last time he is seen in all of Uldum, arousing suspicions that he planned the bombing. Schnottz then blames the adventurer for attempting to assassinate him. This turn of events is probably inspired by the assassination plot on Hitler in 1944.
  • Belloc's daughter, Cymre, does not think particularly highly of his work. She points out that simply taking artifacts without seeking the truth is not "archaeology".
  • In the unreleased quest H [85] Spies in Our Midst he would give the  [Mirror of Truesight] to Nazgrim.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

He may be related to Malithas Brightblade / Malithus Brightblade and Althallen Brightblade.

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