The Core of the Nightmare is a travel hub within the Emerald Nightmare that is located simultaneously at the top of Shaladrassil and within the Emerald Nightmare itself.
- Malfurion Stormrage yells: I sense the touch of Cenarius upon this Iris. It is a portal that leads to Moonglade, but the way has been sealed by dark magic. We must sever the tendrils of power that bind it.
- Malfurion Stormrage yells: From each of these pathways, a palpable evil emanates. Choose a course, and know that I will stand with you.
Opening the Iris
- Malfurion Stormrage yells: Behold, the Iris opens! The way to Cenarius is clear.
- Malfurion Stormrage yells: Moonglade is the most sacred place in all the Dream. To think that my shan'do could play any part in its corruption...
- Malfurion Stormrage yells: I must see with my own eyes what horrors have befallen my beloved teacher. Steel your hearts against the darkness, heroes.
Map of the Core of the Nightmare.