A Bird in Hand

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NeutralA Bird in Hand
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81 (Requires 80)

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Objectives

Extinguish a Harpy Signal Fire to get the attention of Marion Wormwing. Fight her until Thisalee subdues her, then question the harpy matron.

Description

It's time to get to the bottom of this. We need to investigate the matron of these beasts, Marion Wormwing. We'll capture her alive. Here's the plan:

The Harpies communicate across the ridge using a series of signal fires. If we extinguish one, Marion is sure to come investigate.

You fight her as a distraction while I sneak up behind and grab her. I'll leave the questioning to you. Let's get her, <name>!

("Marion Wormwing: Just lure her out and start fighting. I'll sneak up behind her and take care of the rest.")

Rewards

You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv shoulder cloth cataclysm b 01.png [Punishing Shoulders] Inv pants plate 26.png [Legplates of Persuasion]
Inv misc necklacea6.png [Pinpoint Choker]

You will also receive: 7g 80s

Progress

Marion used to visit the shrine here. Skylord Omnuron tried to give the harpies the benefit of the doubt, but I never trusted her.

Completion

So the harpies are tools of some sort of dragon - "Sethria."

But what are the dragons doing to those eggs? And what's this 'special' egg that Sethria wanted so badly?

This is beyond me, <name>. I've given a report to Skylord Omnuron - he'll know what to do next.

Notes

There are signal fires all over the ridge:

Mount Hyjal map
32.9,46.5
35.6,47.3
36.5,44.7
38.3,44.2

On extinguishing a fire:

Marion Wormwing says: Step away from there, <class>!

Hold Marion in one place as Thisalee exits flight form behind her and walks up on her:

Thisalee Crow says: Gotcha Chickenlips! You'd best get talky, or I'll get stabby.

Initially, Marion says one of the following. Choose the soften her up option and she'll randomly choose another, followed by some commentary from Thisalee:

  • You'll get nothing from me, <race>!
  • Do what you will. My new masters will cave my name into your flesh before they execute you.
  • <Marion sqaks loudly and glares at you.>
  • Your cities will fall, <race>. You'll perish in the darkness of the new regime!

Gossip <Soften her up.>

  • Thisalee Crow says: We don't need to tell Omnuron about this.
  • Thisalee Crow says: Easy, <name>. We still need the info.
  • Thisalee Crow says: Hey, you don't waste any time.
  • Thisalee Crow says: There's more where that came from, Marion!
  • Thisalee Crow says: Brutal!
  • Thisalee Crow says: Wait, was I supposed to be the good cop?
  • Thisalee Crow says: I'm not sure that's strictly necessary.

To get some information, actually ask the question:
Gossip Why are you stealing eggs?

She asked for eggs. Eggs for her fiery hatchery in another realm.
And one egg... a special egg... she sought more than any other.

Gossip Who? Who are you giving the eggs to?

She of the skies, but also of darkness. Brood of the Earth Warden. Invincible!

Gossip Brood of the Earth Warden... you answer to a black dragon? Give me a name!

Foolish <race>! There is a new order. Aviana is dead. DEAD! And never coming back.
Tell that to the druids in the trees.
Sethria will soon be the master of the skies, and she has made sure that Aviana will never be reborn. The egg is hers.
You are too late.

Gossip <Order Thisalee to kill the harpy.>
Gossip <Ask Thisalee to release the harpy.>

Kill
Thisalee Crow says: You're my kind of <class>, <name>! We're finished with this filth.
Release
Thisalee Crow says: You're a better person than I, <name>. But I suppose the harpies are just pawns here.
Then
Thisalee Crow says: Meet me back at Aviana's Shrine, <name>!

Skylord Omnuron offers the followup, N [81] Fact-Finding Mission, upon the completion of both this quest and N [81] A Prayer and a Wing, the conclusion of the Aviana chain offered by Choluna.

Progression

  1. N [81] Wings Over Mount Hyjal or N [81] Aviana's Legacy
    • Aviana
    1. N [81] An Offering for Aviana
    2. N [81] A Plea From Beyond
    3. N [81] A Prayer and a Wing
    • Harpies
    1. N [81] The Wormwing Problem / N [81] Scrambling for Eggs
    2. N [81] A Bird in Hand
  2. N [81] Fact-Finding Mission
  3. N [81] Sethria's Demise
  4. N [81] Return to the Shrine
  5. N [81] An Ancient Reborn
    • Optional side chain:
    1. N [81] The Hatchery Must Burn
    2. N [81] Flight in the Firelands
    3. N [81] Wave One
    4. N [81] Wave Two
    5. N [81] Egg Wave
      1. N [81 Daily] Vigilance on Wings
    6. N [81] Return to Aviana

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