Mount Neverest

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Mount Neverest from the south at Kota Basecamp

Mount Neverest is the highest mountain in all of Azeroth.[1] Located in northwest Kun-Lai Summit, the mountain is bordered by the Shado-Li Basin to the southwest, the Shado-Pan Monastery to the northwest, the unnamed mountain pass to the north and east with the Neverest Basecamp halfway between One Keg and the monastery, and the Burlap Trail to the south.

From the Neverest Basecamp, the Seeker's Folly begins, passing by endless falling snowballs and vortexes to reach Seeker's Point. From there, the path continues, unnamed, up to Neverest Pinnacle.

History

During the rise of the mogu empire, Lei Shen defeated Xuen and had him bound atop Mount Neverest, forced to watch the pandaren being led into an era of slavery that would last for thousands of years. For millennia, Xuen was alone, able to do nothing but watch the mogu empire inflict unforgivable cruelty on its slaves. Then he saw the seeds of revolution take hold. Then, the pandaren Kang learned how to fight without weapons, using the strength of his opponents against them, and taught it to many others. Soon he and his followers escaped to Kun-Lai, where they honed their abilities and philosophies in secret. One day Kang climbed to the top of Mount Neverest to meditate, and instead found Xuen. The White Tiger's isolation had not made him angry or bitter. It had simply made him eager to help. He guided Kang and the other novice monks in the ways of strength-not simply the strength of raw power, but the strength of endurance.[2]

Yu'lon and Shaohao at Neverest.

Two thousand years later, during the War of the Ancients shortly before the Great Sundering, the newly crowned Emperor Shaohao ascended Mount Neverest, seeking wisdom from the Jade Serpent Yu'lon about what to do with the coming of the Burning Legion and how to save his kingdom. She appeared and responded that he should seek out the heart of Pandaria to find the answer as well as to free himself of negative burdens. With that, she vanished, and Shaohao set out on a journey across Pandaria.[3]

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Trivia

  • An obvious reference to Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth at 8,844m (29,029 ft) above sea level.

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