4 (Requires 3)
The Burning Blade is a covert organization that works to undermine the Horde. They have infiltrated the Valley of Trials and brought their demonic corruption with them. Zureetha Fargaze wants you to go to the Burning Blade Coven and cull the Vile Familiars that are spilling out of it.
Kill 8 Vile Familiars.
- Vile Familiar slain (8)
I trust the Valley of Trials will teach you much, young <class>.
I was sent to the Valley to guide you, but I have discovered a growing taint here...
One of the Burning Blade - a foul, demon-worshipping cult - has made camp here in the Valley of Trials. He skulks in a cave to the north, and his vile familiars have spilled from its mouth to cause havoc.
As your first task against the Burning Blade, I bid you, defeat these familiars. Slay many and, if you survive, return to me.
To prove yourself against the Burning Blade, you must first defeat its Vile Familiars. Return to me when you have done this.
You have done well, <name>.
Although the Vile Familiars were merely pets of the darker powers within the Burning Blade, your success against them foretells greater deeds ahead.
The Burning Blade Coven is located north and east of the Den, beyond the Mottled Boars and Scorpid Workers. On your main map, you will see a cave in that general area - that is the Burning Blade Coven. There you will find Vile Familiars - level 3-4 humanoids - around the entrance to the cave, as well as inside the cave. You will not need to enter the cave to kill 8 Vile Familiars as enough are found outside. Be warned - their respawn rate is somewhat fast, so be careful of enemies reappearing behind you.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Updated.
- Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-22): The level 5 quests had the ranged weapon removed from their reward options. This was done to make sure hunters upgrade their melee damage in the levels before obtaining a pet.