Echoes of the Titans
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90 (Requires 90)
+350 The Black Prince
The only way to put this puzzle together is to find every scrap of Titan information we can scavenge from the Thunder King's palace. Destroy the Thunder King and his minions and collect as many Titan runestones as you can find!
What have you discovered so far?
We need to gather all the information we can!
Thanks to your work, <name>, we've reconstructed an ancient narrative. The mogu were once creatures of stone, enacting the will of the Titans. But then their master fell silent, and they succumbed to the curse of the flesh. Eventually, Lei Shen came along, imprisoned the keeper Ra, and took his power. Ah, what an empire he built!
Armed with this knowledge, it's time to act...
- 294000 XP
- +350 reputation with The Black Prince
More boss drop grinding in the final two wings of the Throne of Thunder, from Durumu to Lei Shen (runestones can also drop off of Ra-den in heroic mode). Also, runestones drop from the first eight bosses in Siege of Orgrimmar, from Immerseus to General Nazgrim. The chance for the item to drop is one attempt per eligible boss, per week across all difficulties, and the chance for the item to drop is the same regardless of difficulty mode.
- Wrathion says: We know now that the mogu share their roots with the Titans. But many mysteries remain. Why were they here? Why Pandaria?
- Wrathion says: What were the mogu sent here to guard? Or destroy? We are missing the final puzzle pieces, and YOU will help me find them!
- Wrathion says: The crown I have given you will be as your third eye. It will tie us together. I will see what you see. Together we will lay the secrets of the Titans bare.
- Wrathion says: I will be watching you closely, hero!
- Wrathion transforms into a black dragonwhelp and flies away.
- Anduin Wrynn says: Champion... I would think twice before putting that thing on your head.
When getting a Titan Runestone from a boss, an Image of Wrathion will provide some lore behind it:
- Image of Wrathion whispers: According to this runestone, the mogu were Titan constructs, soulless creatures built of stone. We suspected as much.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: You've found another stone. What have we learned? The 'curse of flesh' made the mogu mortal. Ah - but later, they found a way to reverse the process. A clever race.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: The mogu served a Titan keeper. His name was "Ra." In the mogu tongue, "Ra-den" means "Master Ra." Fascinating! I must know more!
- Image of Wrathion whispers: According to this, the mogu and their master were sent to Pandaria. They were pursuing a great darkness - ah, the fragment is incomplete. We must find others.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: Here, there is mention of an Old God. "Y'Shaarj." A beast with seven heads, who breathed darkness. I suspect that thing was the source of the sha that haunts Pandaria to this day.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: This runestone speaks of a "Cradle of Life." A place where the Titans could create new creatures. Oh - of course - the Vale of Eternal Blossoms! It was a living laboratory, much like Un'goro Crater or Sholazar Basin.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: We're beginning to put the pieces together, champion. The mogu were created and sent here to guard the Vale for their Titan masters. Guard it from what? Were the Old Gods still a threat?
- Image of Wrathion whispers: Here, this fragment speaks of "The Winged Legions of Y'Shaarj." Servants of an Old God? Could this mean the mantid?
- Image of Wrathion whispers: This runestone is more recent than the others. Something about "the sleeping keeper." I think it's referring to Ra-den. But why was he asleep?
- Image of Wrathion whispers: You've found another piece of the puzzle! This was carved by the mogu. They were frustrated - a thousand years with no orders from their master, and their bodies had turned to flesh. The mogu began to argue among themselves.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: Hmm, this runestone speaks of Mogu savagery. They fell apart into warrior clans. But one king was more ambitious than the others. Lei Shen, the Thunder King. When the Titan Keeper fell silent, Lei Shen decided to speak for him.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: Ah, the final piece of the puzzle. The Thunder King took on the powers of Ra-den, the very essence of a Titan. He united the Mogu into an empire, and tried to continue the Titans' work. Of course he saw himself as a god. Quickly, return to me at the Veiled Stair. We should talk face to face.
Note that this only occurs if you are still alive when the boss is looted and you receive the runestone; otherwise, the image of Wrathion will not appear and the associated dialog will be skipped.
- Wrathion says: I have been looking forward to your return, champion.
Patch 5.0 - Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.1 - Landfall
Patch 5.2 - The Thunder King
Patch 5.3 - Escalation
Patch 5.4 - Siege of Orgrimmar