Death Rising

For the feat of strength, see Spell deathknight armyofthedead.png [Death Rising].
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Death Rising
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A Mawsworn Soulbearer in Icecrown
Location Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Northrend
Result Ongoing
Belligerents
 
 
  • Mawsworn
  • Banshee loyalists
  • Commanders and leaders
     
     
  • IconSmall Mawsworn Kyrian.gif Herald Dalora †
  • IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner
  • Casualties and losses
      Unknown
      Unknown
    Previous Fourth War
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    The subject of this article or section was part of Death Rising, a world event that heralded the opening of the Shadowlands.

    Death Rising was a world event in patch 9.0.1 available from November 10, 2020[1] until the launch of Shadowlands on November 23-24, 2020 that heralded the launch of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. It was similar in scope to the Scourge Invasion events.

    The event dealt with the immediate repercussions of Sylvanas Windrunner shattering the Helm of Domination, leaving the Scourge masterless and out of control, and kidnapping leaders of the Alliance and Horde.

    Quests

    New quests in the quest chain unlock weekly and fill in some more information between the cinematic (Sylvanas shattering the Helm of Domination) and the beginning of the Shadowlands quests itself (in the Shadowlands intro experience). As players complete the final quest in week two, they will be awarded the feat of strength Spell deathknight armyofthedead.png [Death Rising]. Two sets of daily quests are also unlocked as part of the campaign.

    Cinematics

    Two pre-rendered cinematics play out during the quest chain: "Dark Abduction" during Both 15.png [50] Cause for Distraction and "For Teldrassil" during Both 15.png [50] The Banshee's Champion.

    New world boss

    Nathanos Blightcaller at Marris Stead.jpg
    A typical scene at Marris Stead

    In the Eastern Plaguelands, Nathanos Blightcaller has returned as a world boss, reprising his role from Classic (for the Alliance, at least). Players will get a breadcrumb to him at the same time that they are directed to Icecrown during the quest chain, but the world quest Neutral 15.png [50WQ] Nathanos Blightcaller is available immediately.

    The world quest awards item level 115 weapons, equivalent to heroic Ny'alotha gear, and is available once a week. See Alliance 15.png Inv misc crate03alliance.png [Sentinel Equipment Cache] or Horde 15.png Inv misc crate04horde.png [Deathguard Equipment Cache].

    Don't try to fight from the roof or inside the house, however...

    Zombie invasion

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    An invasion in Westfall
    Much like the invasions in patch 1.11 and patch 3.0.2, the Scourge is running wild in many zones, infecting players, creatures, and NPCs alike.

    Entering Stormwind or Orgrimmar flags the player for PvP regardless of their Warmode status, and running out the timer will only refresh the duration.

    As the invasion starts, Plagued Roaches and Plagued Vermin appear in cities, towns, and quest hubs. Attacking them will immediately turn the player into an Infectious Zombie. NPC Infectious Zombies also spawn, whose attacks stand a good chance of infecting their targets.

    Additionally, a Bloodthirsty Ghoul will spawn on occasion in Stormwind or Orgimmar. Kill it, loot the Inv misc clothscrap 03.png [Partially Digested Cloth] / Item savageleatherhide.png [Partially Digested Leather], then turn in Both 15.png [50] A Hunger for Flesh.

    If players find themselves infected, they have a small amount of time to cleanse the disease with player skills or find an Argent Healer, else they will turn into an Infectious Zombie. Dying will also cause the player to respawn as a zombie.

    You are [Infected]!
    Ability creature disease 03.png  Infected! — Find a cure before it's too late! Disease. 60 sec duration

    As is tradition, zombies are hostile to all units except other zombies, can speak with each other cross-faction, and have access to the following abilities:

    1. Spell shadow unstableaffliction 3.png  Mangle! Melee range — Inflicts X Physical damage to an enemy and increases Physical damage taken by 5% for 12 sec. Instant (3 sec cooldown)
    2. Spell nature corrosivebreath.png  Retch! 40 yd yd range — Spews bile at an area, inflicting X Nature damage to enemies every 2 sec. and reducing movement speed by 40%. Instant (20 sec cooldown)
    3. Spell shadow deathscream.png  Beckoning Groan 40 yd range — Beckon up to 4 zombies within 35 yards to you. They must not be in combat. Instant (20 sec cooldown)
    4. Spell shadow shadesofdarkness.png  Lurch! — Increases the movement speed of nearby zombies by 100% for 10 sec to help catch food. Removes movement-impairing or crowd control effects. Instant (30 sec cooldown)
    5. Spell shadow abominationexplosion.png  Zombie Explosion! 30 yd range — Burst into pieces, inflicting X Physical damage and infecting enemies within 15 yards. 4 sec cast (1 min cooldown)

    Icecrown

    Icecrown is in a new phase with new mechanics for players who have picked up Both 15.png [50] A Message from Icecrown. If players have not gotten to that point, they will not see any rares or be able to complete any quests in the zone. Max-level players will not be able to take part in normal Argent Tournament activities or Icecrown questing for the duration of the event.

    Chilling Winds and Bonfires

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    Icecrown engulfed in Chilling Winds
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    A Bonfire to counteract Chilling Winds

    Occasionally, the Chilling Winds blow:

    [Chilling Winds] fill the air! Seek warmth at a [Bonfire].
    Justicar Mariel Trueheart says: We must not allow the cold to deter our efforts. Seek warmth among allies, champion.

    The winds debuff all players in the zone for 20 minutes:

    Spell frost frozenorb.png  Chilling Winds — Inflicts X Frost damage every 10 sec. Seek comfort at a Bonfire.

    To counteract this, find Bonfires in the zone and sit by them for a little while to gain a stacking buff:

    Spell fire fire.png  Lingering Warmth — Damage done increased by 5%. Frost damage taken reduced by 18%. Stacks five times

    At five stacks, damage is increased by 25% and Frost damage taken is reduced by 90%, all but negating the Chilling Winds.

    Bonfire locations
    Location Coords Week
    Argent Tournament Grounds Northeast [75.3, 21.0]
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    1
    Argent Tournament Grounds Southeast [75.3, 23.0]
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    1
    Ironwall Rampart [45.6, 44.2]
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    2

    Death Rising boss icon.png Rares

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    Blood Queen Lana'thel at Aldur'thar
    At regular intervals, Mawsworn Soulbearers summon an undead boss from Wrath of the Lich King. These bosses will drop 20-50x Inv maweye white.png [Pitch Black Scourgestone], have a slim chance at item level 110 loot in an echo of their original drops, and an even rarer chance at an Inv jewelry necklace 04.png [Accursed Keepsake].

    Players must have at least picked up Both 15.png [50] A Message from Icecrown to enter the correct phase of Icecrown. Players will not be able to see rares without getting to that point.

    Bosses originally spawned every twenty minutes (at :00, :20, and :40) during the first week of the event, but starting November 16 this increased to every ten minutes. Their arrival is announced with a zone-wide emote:

    Winged figures appear through the shattered sky and call upon <boss> to rise again!
    <Boss> returns, infused with dark magic!

    Between the initial "Winged figures" emote and the boss becoming attackable, players have two minutes to reach the boss's location, shown with a purple skull on the zone map. The boss will yell on aggro, at 50%, and when it dies.

    Bosses can be killed for loot each time they're up (every 3 hours and 20 minutes). There is no daily lockout.

    Boss locations and spawn order
    Boss Coords Subzone Notes and notable loot
    The Black Knight [64.8, 22.1]
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    Deathspeaker's Watch
    Bronjahm [70.6, 38.5]
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    Sindragosa's Fall Can drop Inv misc bag 26 spellfire.png [Papa's Mint Condition Bag]
    Scourgelord Tyrannus [47.1, 65.9]
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    Corp'rethar: The Horror Gate North end, just south of the Conflagration
    Forgemaster Garfrost [58.9, 72.7]
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    Malykriss: The Vile Hold
    Marwyn [58.2, 83.5]
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    Icecrown Citadel East side up high
    Falric [50.2, 88.1]
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    Icecrown Citadel Near entrance to dungeons
    The Prophet Tharon'ja [80.4, 61.4]
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    Scourgeholme Inside the ziggurat
    Novos the Summoner [77.4, 66.0]
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    Scourgeholme
    Trollgore [58.3, 39.3]
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    The Bombardment
    Krik'thir the Gatewatcher [67.4, 58.2]
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    Mord'rethar: The Death Gate Ground level
    Prince Taldaram [29.5, 62.1]
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    Fleshwerks
    Elder Nadox [44.2, 49.2]
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    Icecrown Glacier
    Noth the Plaguebringer [31.7, 70.4]
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    Fleshwerks
    Patchwerk [36.5, 68.0]
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    Sanctum of Reanimation Cave mouth on map at Fleshwerks [34.4, 68.5]
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    Blood Queen Lana'thel [49.6, 32.3]
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    Aldur'thar: The Desolation Gate Northwest
    Professor Putricide [57.0, 30.5]
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    Aldur'thar: The Desolation Gate Northeast
    Lady Deathwhisper [51.2, 78.6]
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    Icecrown Citadel Base of steps
    Skadi the Ruthless [57.6, 56.0]
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    Ymirheim Can drop Ability mount drake proto.png [Reins of the Blue Proto-Drake]
    Ingvar the Plunderer [52.3, 52.5]
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    Ymirheim
    Prince Keleseth [53.9, 44.7]
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    Aldur'thar: The Desolation Gate South end

    Rewards

    Argent Commendations

    An Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png [Argent Commendation] or three is awarded from one-time and daily quests in Icecrown. Commendations can be used to purchase a toy, a pet, and a set of item level 100 armor (with a new transmog). To purchase everything on one character, 170 commendations are required.

    Players can farm commendations by killing mobs or rares for Inv maweye grey.png [Darkened Scourgestone] or Inv maweye white.png [Pitch Black Scourgestone] and turning them in, 25 at a time, for 1 or 3 commendations, respectively.

    Vendors are located at:

    Argent Commendation rewards
    Alliance item Horde item Cost Type
    Inv pet broom.png [Anti-Doom Broom] Inv pet broom.png [Anti-Doom Broom] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Toy
    Inv helmet 149.png [Putrid Geist] Inv helmet 149.png [Putrid Geist] 20 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Pet
    Inv helm icons cloth warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Circlet] Ivn helm cloth warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Skullcap] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Cloth head
    Inv shoulder icons cloth warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Mantle] Ivn shoulder cloth warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Mantle] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Cloth shoulder
    Inv cape icons cloth warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Drape] Ivn cape cloth warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Drape] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Cloth cloak
    Inv chest icons cloth warfrontsalliance c 01.png [Argent Conscript's Robe] Ivn chest cloth warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Robe] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Cloth chest
    Inv bracer icons cloth warfrontsalliance c 01.png [Argent Conscript's Bracers] Ivn bracer cloth warfrontshorde d 01.png [Argent Conscript's Bracers] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Cloth wrist
    Inv glove icons cloth warfrontsalliance c 01.png [Argent Conscript's Gloves] Ivn glove cloth warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Gloves] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Cloth hands
    Inv belt icons cloth warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Cord] Ivn belt cloth warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Cord] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Cloth waist
    Inv pant icons cloth warfrontsalliance c 01.png [Argent Conscript's Leggings] Ivn pant cloth warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Leggings] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Cloth legs
    Inv boot icons cloth warfrontsalliance c 01.png [Argent Conscript's Treads] Ivn boot cloth warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Treads] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Cloth feet
    Inv leather warfrontsalliance b 01 helm.png [Argent Conscript's Cowl] Inv helm leather warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Mask] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Leather head
    Inv leather warfrontsalliance b 01 shoulder.png [Argent Conscript's Pauldrons] Inv shoulder leather warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Pauldrons] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Leather shoulder
    Inv leather warfrontsalliance 01 cape.png [Argent Conscript's Cloak] Inv cape plate warfrontshorde d 01.png [Argent Conscript's Cloak] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Leather cloak
    Inv leather warfrontsalliance b 01 chest.png [Argent Conscript's Tunic] Inv leather warfrontshorde d 01 chest.png [Argent Conscript's Tunic] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Leather chest
    Inv leather warfrontsalliance b 01 bracer.png [Argent Conscript's Wriststraps] Inv leather warfrontshorde d 01 bracer.png [Argent Conscript's Wriststraps] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Leather wrist
    Inv leather warfrontsalliance b 01 glove.png [Argent Conscript's Grips] Inv leather warfrontshorde b 01 gloves.png [Argent Conscript's Grips] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Leather hands
    Inv leather warfrontsalliance b 01 belt.png [Argent Conscript's Belt] Inv buckle leather warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Belt] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Leather waist
    Inv leather warfrontsalliance b 01 pant.png [Argent Conscript's Leggings] Inv leather warfrontshorde d 01 pants.png [Argent Conscript's Leggings] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Leather legs
    Inv leather warfrontsalliance b 01 boot.png [Argent Conscript's Boots] Inv leather warfrontshorde b 01 boot.png [Argent Conscript's Boots] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Leather feet
    Inv helm mail warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Helmet] Inv helm mail warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Helmet] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Mail head
    Inv shoulder mail warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Shoulderguards] Inv shoulder mail warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Shoulderguards] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Mail shoulder
    Inv cape mail warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Cape] Inv cape plate warfrontshorde d 01.png [Argent Conscript's Lined Cloak] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Mail cloak
    Inv chest mail warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Mail Shirt] Inv chest mail warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Mail Shirt] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Mail chest
    Inv bracer mail warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Wristclamps] Inv bracer mail warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Wristclamps] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Mail wrist
    Inv glove mail warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Overgloves] Inv glove mail warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Overgloves] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Mail hands
    Inv belt mail warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Cinch] Inv belt mail warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Cinch] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Mail waist
    Inv pant mail warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Pants] Inv pant mail warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Pants] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Mail legs
    Inv boot mail warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Folded Boots] Inv boot mail warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Folded Boots] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Mail feet
    Inv helm plate warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Greathelm] Inv plate helmet warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Tuskhelm] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Plate head
    Inv shoulders plate warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Spaulders] Inv plate shoulder warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Spaulders] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Plate shoulder
    Inv cape plate warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Lined Cloak] Inv cape mail warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Cape] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Plate cloak
    Inv chest plate warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Breastplate] Inv plate chest warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Breastplate] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Plate chest
    Inv bracer plate warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Wristplates] Inv plate bracer warfrontshorde d 01.png [Argent Conscript's Wristplates] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Plate wrist
    Inv glove plate warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Gauntlets] Inv plate glove warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Gauntlets] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Plate hands
    Inv belt plate warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Buckle] Inv plate belt warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Buckle] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Plate waist
    Inv pants plate warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Greaves] Inv plate pants warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Greaves] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Plate legs
    Inv boots plate warfrontsalliance b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Greaves] Inv plate boot warfrontshorde b 01.png [Argent Conscript's Greaves] 15 Achievement reputation argentcrusader.png Plate feet

    Boss drops

    Icecrown respawned bosses drop 20-50x Inv maweye white.png [Pitch Black Scourgestone] and usually a piece of item level 110 gear, and have a very small chance to drop an Inv jewelry necklace 04.png [Accursed Keepsake]. Additionally, selected bosses (like Bronjahm or Skadi) can drop their special items, such as a 34-slot bag or mount in addition to their normal loot. There is no daily lockout, and players can loot the rares each time they respawn (every three hours 20 minutes).

    In addition, they, and the regular mobs within Icecrown, have a slight chance to drop the Inv qiraj hiltornate.png [Battered Hilt].[2]

    Boss drops
    Boss Item Type
    The Black Knight
    [64.8, 22.1]
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    Inv helmet 134.png [Helm of the Violent Fracas] Plate head
    Inv weapon shortblade 96.png [Phantasmic Kris] Intellect dagger
    Inv shoulder 105.png [Shoulderpads of the Notorious Knave] Leather shoulder
    Bronjahm
    [70.6, 38.5]
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    Inv gauntlets 51.png [Cold Sweat Mitts] Cloth hands
    Inv helmet 157.png [Gaze of Bewilderment] Mail head
    Inv gauntlets 85.png [Grieving Gauntlets] Plate hands
    Inv misc bag 26 spellfire.png [Papa's Mint Condition Bag] 34-slot bag
    Scourgelord Tyrannus
    [47.1, 65.9]
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    Inv pants leather 30a.png [Fringed Wyrmleather Leggings] Leather legs
    Inv shield 55.png [Protector of Stolen Souls] Shield
    Inv pants cloth 01.png [Rimewoven Pantaloons] Cloth legs
    Forgemaster Garfrost
    [58.9, 72.7]
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    Inv mace 83.png [Garfrost's Two-Ton Bludgeon] Strength two-hand mace
    Inv pants plate 34.png [Legguards of the Frosty Fathoms] Plate legs
    Inv jewelry ring 39.png [Ring of Carnelian and Sinew] Crit/mastery ring
    Marwyn
    [58.2, 83.5]
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    Inv shoulder 118.png [Frayed Flesh-Stitched Shoulderguards] Cloth shoulder
    Inv chest mail 12.png [Frostsworn Rattleshirt] Mail chest
    Inv helmet 155.png [Sightless Capuchin of Ulmaas] Cloth head
    Falric
    [50.2, 88.1]
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    Inv bracer 32a.png [Bracer of Ground Molars] Cloth wrist
    Inv sword 119.png [Geistslicer] Agility One-Hand sword
    Inv shoulder 100.png [Valonforth's Marred Pauldrons] Plate shoulder
    The Prophet Tharon'ja
    [80.4, 61.4]
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    Inv pants leather 13.png [Breeches of the Skeletal Serpent] Leather legs
    Inv jewelry ring 38.png [Phantasmic Seal of the Prophet] Crit/versatility ring
    Inv shield 51.png [Tharon'ja's Protectorate] Shield
    Novos the Summoner
    [77.4, 66.0]
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    Inv chest chain 15.png [Cuirass of Undeath] Plate chest
    Inv bracer 09.png [Necromantic Wristwraps] Mail wrist
    Inv mace 60.png [Summoner's Granite Gavel] Strength one-hand mace
    Trollgore
    [58.3, 39.3]
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    Inv helmet 107.png [Cowl of the Rampaging Troll] Cloth head
    Inv pants mail 35.png [Leggings of Disreputable Charms] Mail legs
    Inv sword 95.png [Troll Gorer] Strength two-hand sword
    Krik'thir the Gatewatcher
    [67.4, 58.2]
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    Inv belt 10.png [Cinch of the Servant] Cloth waist
    Inv chest cloth 15.png [Skittering Vestments] Leather chest
    Inv weapon shortblade 69.png [Webrending Machete] Agility dagger
    Prince Taldaram
    [29.5, 62.1]
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    Inv belt 60.png [Blood-Drinker's Belt] Mail waist
    Inv jewelry necklace 17.png [Reforged Necklace of Taldaram] Crit neck
    Inv boots leather 07.png [Taldaram's Supple Slippers] Leather feet
    Elder Nadox
    [44.2, 49.2]
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    Inv jewelry ring ahnqiraj 01.png [Nerubian Aegis Ring] Haste/versatility ring
    Inv weapon shortblade 35.png [Serrated Blade of Nadox] Agility dagger
    Inv shoulder 119.png [Shoulderpads of Corpal Rigidity] Cloth shoulder
    Noth the Plaguebringer
    [31.7, 70.4]
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    Inv boots plate 12.png [Etched Dragonbone Stompers] Plate feet
    Inv jewelry ring 35.png [Hailstone Loop] Versatility ring
    Inv chest cloth 42.png [Robes of Rasped Breaths] Cloth chest
    Patchwerk
    [36.5, 68.0]
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    Inv belt 15.png [Cinch of the Tortured] Leather waist
    Inv shoulder 73.png [Regurgitator's Shoulderpads] Mail shoulder
    Inv axe 22.png [Severance of Mortality] Two-Hand axe
    Blood Queen Lana'thel
    [49.6, 32.3]
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    Inv weapon staff 109.png [Bloodspatter] Agility polearm
    Inv chest mail 15.png [Chestguard of Siphoned Vitality] Mail chest
    Inv gauntlets 87.png [Veincrusher Gauntlets] Plate hands
    Professor Putricide
    [57.0, 30.5]
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    Inv helmet 149.png [Bag of Discarded Entrails] Leather head
    Inv chest plate22.png [Chestplate of Septic Sutures] Plate chest
    Inv alchemy enchantedvial.png [Miniscule Abomination in a Jar] Melee trinket
    Lady Deathwhisper
    [51.2, 78.6]
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    Inv chest leather 21.png [Deathwhisper Vestment] Leather chest
    Inv gauntlets 84.png [Handgrips of Rime and Sleet] Mail hands
    Inv weapon bow 55.png [Zod's Echoing Longbow] Bow
    Skadi the Ruthless
    [57.6, 56.0]
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    Inv chest leather 08.png [Drake Rider's Jerkin] Leather chest
    Inv belt 29.png [Skadi's Saronite Belt] Plate waist
    Inv boots chain 09.png [Skadi's Scaled Sollerets] Mail feet
    Ability mount drake proto.png [Reins of the Blue Proto-Drake] Mount
    Ingvar the Plunderer
    [52.3, 52.5]
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    Inv jewelry ring 79.png [Annhylde's Band] Crit/haste ring
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    Prince Keleseth
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    Leader gossip

    At the capitals, various faction leaders all have special gossip text:

    Alliance

    Genn Greymane
    The Banshee's accursed shadow hangs over us all.
    She will pay for what she's done!
    Master Mathias Shaw
    The king was taken on my watch. I should've had more agents assigned to him. This is what happens when I let my guard down. When I allow my--
    <Shaw takes a deep breath.>
    No, damn it. This was her doing. I won't blame myself for finding happiness. Anduin would be the first to tell me that.
    We're going to find him. The others, too. Whatever it takes.
    Taelia Fordragon
    I was at the Lord Admiral's side when those monsters came for her.
    They struck fast. She could hardly cast a spell before their chains enveloped her. She fought all she could, but it wasn't enough.
    I... I couldn't stop them.
    But by the tides, I swear I'll see this through. No matter where I have to go, or what I have to face.
    Shandris Feathermoon
    It seems my mother was the only target who avoided capture.
    I should give thanks to Elune for such a blessing.
    <Shandris's brow furrows.>
    Yes, my minn'do laid waste to the dark manifestations the Banshee sent for her. But the power she displayed, the ferocity she unleashed, something about it was... troubling.
    She knew there was a price to be paid for undertaking the ritual of the Night Warrior. With each day that passes, I fear the price will come due.
    Alleria Windrunner
    We spent months searching every inch of Azeroth for any sign of Sylvanas, only to learn that my sister has crossed into the realm of the dead.
    <Alleria's eyes narrow.>
    How fitting.
    Though I long to join the hunt for her, right now my place is here. The Alliance must rebuild its strength, and I will aid Turalyon in that effort.
    But when the time comes, I will see Sylvanas answer for what she had done.
    High Exarch Turalyon
    In King Anduin's absence, I have been entrusted with the protection of Alliance citizens.
    It feels like lifetimes ago that I helped a young Varian Wrynn secure his throne. Now I am charged with keeping it safe for his son.
    The Fourth War took a terrible toll on the Alliance. Our military might has been depleted. Stormwind's nobles are keen to see our defenses restored.
    Reclaiming Stromgarde was a good first step. Perhaps there are other holdings of the old Alliance that could be secured.

    Taelia has a Gossipgossipicon.png <Stay awhile and listen.> gossip option:

    Taelia Fordragon says: All this time you knew my father was alive, but you didn't tell me?!
    Genn Greymane says: It's not that simple, Taelia. Your father was presumed lost at the Wrathgate. It wasn't until later that we learned the truth.
    Genn Greymane says: Dragon's flame had saved his life, but scarred his flesh. And in an act of vengeance, Arthas Menethil captured and tormented him.
    Genn Greymane says: When the Lich King was defeated, someone had to take up the mantle and keep the Scourge in check. Your father assumed that burden, knowing it would cost him everything.
    Genn Greymane says: Tirion Fordring swore to keep Bolvar's choice a secret. He made us take the same vow. We believed that knowing his fate would only bring you pain.
    Taelia Fordragon says: "We"? Anduin knew too, didn't he? The king told me story after story about my father as if he were some long-dead hero of the past. But the whole time, Anduin hid the truth.
    Genn Greymane says: Please forgive us, Taelia. We honestly believed he was a casualty of war. That Bolvar Fordragon was truly gone, to be forevermore the Lich King.
    Taelia Fordragon says: Well, you were wrong. Now I know my father is alive, free from that damned helm. And no matter what it takes, I will go to his side.

    As does Mathias Shaw:

    Master Mathias Shaw says: King Greymane, you shouldn't remain out in the open like this. You're too tempting a target.
    Genn Greymane says: If Sylvanas had wished to capture me, she would have done so along with Anduin.
    Genn Greymane says: No. She wanted to leave me behind. To torment me with the loss of yet another... of our king.
    Master Mathias Shaw says: Still, we need you in the throne room. There are matters of state that must be overseen until the king's return.
    Genn Greymane says: Anduin entrusted Turalyon with command of our military forces. The Stormwind nobles support him serving as regent and protector of the realm.
    Master Mathias Shaw says: I don't question the High Exarch's ability to defend the Alliance. But as a king yourself, don't you think you should--
    Genn Greymane says: You and Turalyon need to safeguard our citizens from the return of the Scourge. I need to focus on doing whatever I can to find Anduin and the others.
    Master Mathias Shaw says: Yes, your majesty.

    Horde

    Aggra
    We had a life in Nagrand, A home. We were happy.
    <Aggra looks wistfully into the distance.>
    But... Go'el needed to return. We all did. For the sake of the Horde. And for Saurfang.
    The Banshee's forces took us by surprise. We fought fiercely, but it was not enough.
    I know wherever they took him, Go'el will keep on fighting.
    He would want me to stay and safeguard the children. So I ask you, <name>, to go in my stead.
    Find him. Find them all. And bring them home.
    Calia Menethil
    When I worked with King Wrynn to arrange a meeting between the living and the undead in Arathi, I thought I understood the Forsaken. Only too late did I realize how little I knew.
    But after being raised into undead myself, I have begun to see the depths of what they have endured. With the help of Lilian Voss, I have found ways to aid those who feel abandoned and alone.
    Right now, the whole world trembles beneath the specter of death. And fear, left unchecked, will consume every soul it touches.
    I cannot allow that to happen. Not to the people of Lordaeron, nor to any who fight for the good of Azeroth.
    Lilian Voss
    The war taught me many lessons. Who I could trust... and who I could not.
    Through her actions, Sylvanas has proven that she doesn't care about the Forsaken's fate. But we have endured too much to allow her betrayal to unravel what we have built.
    <Lilian peers at you through narrow eyes.>
    You think my words harsh, <name>? Did you willfully do her bidding? Turn a blind eye upon her endless atrocities?
    Windrunner chose her path--and her allies. We all did.
    Once, I would have sought vengeance. Retribution. But now, I care only that the Forsaken have a future. And for that, we need the right leaders in place.
    I will lend my voice to the Horde council and speak for my people. For a time, at least.
    Lor'themar Theron
    The council we have assembled to lead the Horde is still in its infancy.
    Sylvanas knows this. The abduction was intended to undermine our council's stability.
    But we will not let her succeed.
    Mayla Highmountain
    Baine endured so much during the war. He did all he could to make the Horde strong. But more than that, he fought to reclaim its honor. Its heart.
    The Banshee failed to break him, so of course she would lash out like this. A cowardly attack was all she had left.
    Baine means... a great deal to me. But my people--and his--are gripped by fear. Now is not the time for me to leave them, even for his sake.
    So I ask you, <name>, to fight to save him. As he fought to save the Horde.
    Rokhan
    Dis be a perilous time for da Horde. Our wounds still be fresh, and da Banshee be inflictin' even fresher ones.
    Da Scourge be risin' too. If we don't be careful, Death gonna take hold of dis world. We all gotta stay vigilant.
    Queen Talanji be back in Zuldazar, defendin' her kingdom. Don't know if ya heard, but she been facin' problems of her own.
    Da Horde gotta stand strong, <name>. No matter what be risin' from da shadows.
    Valeera Sanguinar
    Make no mistake, I have friends on both sides, Horde and Alliance.
    I refuse to fight with one against the other. There is more at stake than political posturing.
    Our world is imperiled. I will work with whomever I must to help save it.

    Valeera has a Gossipgossipicon.png <Stay awhile and listen.> gossip option:

    Valeera Sanguinar says: Lady Menethil, may I ask if... oh, forgive me. Should I refer to you as princess, or are you now a queen?
    Calia Menethil says: Lady Menethil is fine. Calia is even better. I gave up my claim to the throne long ago.
    Valeera Sanguinar says: Understood. King Anduin has spoken highly of you, and I know he bears guilt over what befell you in the Arathi Highlands.
    Calia Menethil says: The king is a good man. I do not blame him for what happened. All the guilt lies with Sylvanas Windrunner.
    Valeera Sanguinar says: We have much in common, I think. Both caught between two worlds, belonging fully to neither. Yet being able to move between them offers certain advantages.
    Calia Menethil says: I thought to be a bridge between the living and the undead. My first attempt ended in sorrow. But I have not given up hope, Lady Sanguinar.
    Valeera Sanguinar says: I am most pleased to hear that. But please, I am no lady. My friends call me Valeera, Lady Menethil. Excuse me... Calia.

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