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In the Blink of an Eye
100 - 110 (Requires 98)
Artifact quest starter
Witness the teleportation of Dalaran to the Broken Isles.
- Take the Portal to Dalaran
- Dalaran's Teleportation Witnessed
Azeroth needs you, <name>!
Ah, <name>, it's good to see you on your feet! The members of the Council of Six are recuperating from their ordeal.
The intensity of the teleportation spell can be disorienting. It seems you lost consciousness for a time, but at least you didn't awaken to find yourself stuck in a wall!
Dalaran has been relocated to the Broken Isles. From here, we will spearhead the effort to acquire the Pillars of Creation and drive the Legion from Azeroth once and for all!
- 3,700 XP
- Quest accept
- Archmage Khadgar says: Dalaran is under siege, <name>! The Legion intends to knock us out of the sky!
- Archmage Khadgar says: Meet in Dalaran over Deadwind Pass. I have a plan. A horribly dangerous plan... but a plan nonetheless!
- The Legion bears down on us, we have but moments to spare.
- The shockwave of arcane energies we are about to unleash should prove powerful enough to send them back to their cursed dimension for a time, giving us time to catch our breath and begin the search for the Pillars of Creation.
- Are you ready?
- I am ready, begin the teleportation of Dalaran to the Broken Isles.
- An overview of the city of Dalaran is shown, surrounded by Legion warp ships which are firing balls of fel energy from their cannons.
- Archmage Khadgar yells: Citizens of Azeroth.
- Archmage Khadgar yells: Today is the day we turn the tide.
- The view changes to the Chamber, where the Council of Six are channeling their powers. Khadgar continues to speak as the camera pans around to show each council member.
- Archmage Khadgar yells: Today is the day that we re-take our world.
- Archmage Khadgar yells: And send the Legion back to the hell that spawned them.
- With the spell complete, the view shifts back outside. A massive orb of arcane energy expands from Dalaran, engulfing the Legion ships and destroying them, then Dalaran teleports away and manifests itself in the city's new location...
- Archmage Khadgar yells: Our path is clear.
- Archmage Khadgar yells: The Pillars of Creation await.
- Archmage Khadgar yells: On the Broken Isles!
- Quest completion
- Emissary Auldbridge says: The resources of Dalaran are at your disposal. From here, heroes of Alliance and Horde alike will search for the Pillars of Creation!
- Emissary Auldbridge says: I've heard rumors of powerful artifacts that may be of use in your campaign. Keep an eye out and a useful lead just might present itself!
- Emissary Auldbridge says: Now I must attend to other visitors. Good luck, <name>!
- Emissary Auldbridge leaves, walking past the Magus Commerce Exchange and up the stairs into the Violet Citadel, despawning inside.
There will be no follow-up quest offered immediately. Walk around Dalaran for a bit, and eventually a representative from your Class Order will show up and offer a quest to start establishing your Class Hall and acquiring your first artifact.
- Death Knight:
- Demon Hunter:
- Warrior: /
Originally, Khadgar's Upgraded Servant would appear near you with this quest on login, wherever you were in the world. (Should the elemental despawn before you accepted the quest, moving to a different subzone would make the questgiver quickly reappear.) About two weeks after launch it was changed, likely because the large servant would follow you around closely and get in the way if you didn't want to take the quest immediately.
Patches and hotfixes
- Hotfix (2017-04-03): "Players above level 100 should now be able to acquire "In the Blink of an Eye"."
- Hotfix (2016-09-28): "Tomes of the Tranquil Mind obtained from "In the Blink of an Eye" are now Bind-on-pickup."
- Hotfix (2016-08-30): "Legion players who had begun the post-Broken Shore event quests, but not completed them, should now be eligible to receive “In the Blink of an Eye”."
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.