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|Race||Zandalari troll (Humanoid)|
|Level||110 - 120 Elite|
|Affiliation(s)||Zandalari Empire, Zandalari army, Voldunai|
|Occupation||General of the Zandalari army|
Rakera is a Zandalari troll who initially appears as one of the main supporting characters in Vol'dun with the title of Warguard Rakera. Later, she is promoted to General Rakera and fights against the Alliance.
Rakera was originally a commander in Zuldazar but was exiled to Vol'dun after she came close to proving that General Jakra'zet, a member of the Zanchuli Council, was a traitor to the crown. She was part of a group consisting of a dozen other outcasts. One night, the exiles were attacked by assassins sent by Jakra'zet to search for Rakera. Though Rakera fought off the attackers and saved the life of her fellow exile Jorak from Grozztok the Blackheart, the survivors scattered into the desert. With no other options, Rakera decided to follow the advice of a rambling madman from her group who had talked of a temple in the south that welcomed exiles.
Although Rakera told her subordinate Bladeguard Kaja not to come after her, Kaja soon ventures into Vol'dun in search of her commander alongside her fellow bladeguards Jorana and Tarkaj as well as an adventurer of the Horde. Kaja, the adventurer, and the vulpera Meerah eventually follow the lead provided by Rakera's journal and head to the Temple of Akunda. Along the way, they also pick up Jorak, the troll whom Rakera had saved, as well as Rakera's shield. Once at the temple, they discover that Rakera has lost all of her memories and become one of the followers of the loa Akunda under the name Akunda the Forlorn. After the adventurer defeats Akunda the Exalted and frees the loa, Rakera's memories are restored and she informs Kaja and the adventurer that Jakra'zet's forces in Vol'dun are scouring the desert in search of a powerful weapon capable of destroying Zuldazar.
The group continues to the ruined city of Zul'Ahjin to meet up with Julwaba, an old friend of Rakera who willingly traveled to Vol'dun to gain knowledge of the past and whom Rakera hopes will have knowledge of the weapon. Despite an attack from Jakra'zet's assassins along the way, the group make it to Zul'Ahjin and encounter the vulpera Kiro and Nisha, as well as Julwaba and her friend Serrik, a sethrak who is dying from scorpashi venom. After Kiro and the adventurer save Serrik with antivenom, the champion travels into Zul'Ahjin and discovers a special stone. At Serrik's urging, the adventurer, Rakera, and Kaja accompany him to the Sanctuary of the Devoted to deliver the stone to Vorrik. Vorrik explains to the hero, Rakera, and Kaja the history of how Sethraliss defeated Mythrax and how the Keepers Vorrik, Korthek, and Sulthis created three keystones to keep Mythrax entombed within Atul'Aman. Rakera realizes that Mythrax must be the weapon that Jakra'zet is searching for.
Shortly after, Vorrik and the adventurer leave to confront the Faithless emperor Korthek directly. Vorrik asks Rakera and Kaja to protect his and Sulthis' keystones while he is away, and they promise to protect Vorrik's people like their own. Vorrik, the hero, and their vulpera allies ultimately manage to defeat Korthek, but meanwhile, Jakra'zet and his troops attack the Sanctuary of the Devoted and steal the keystones. Kaja and Rakera pursue the general into the crypts below Atul'Aman but they both end up being ensnared by tentacles in the Fetid Crypt below the pyramid. Vorrik and the adventurer eventually catch up with and free the two Zandalari. The group then confronts Jakra'zet deeper in the crypt. After a battle, the general is mortally wounded, and Rakera tells Kaja to give him a clean death. However, before the bladeguard has a chance to kill Jakra'zet, he instead leaps into the nearby pit, killing himself and providing the final blood sacrifice needed to resurrect Mythrax. The group barely escapes Atul'Aman with their lives. After making it back to the Sanctuary of the Devoted, Rakera states that she will inform Princess Talanji of the events that have transpired in Vol'dun and the new threat the Zandalari now face, and urges the adventurer to do the same with the Horde.
- I am listening.
- Speak quickly.
- De city will not fall.
- Go carefully.
- I am sworn to defend de royal family.
- We will endure.
- Gossip as Akunda the Forlorn
- We are all Akunda.
- Gossip at Zul'Ahjin
- It is good to see Julwaba still lives.
- While accompanying the player during quests such as , Rakera uses a mount.
- Her generic name is Zandalari Warguard.
- Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Added.
|Rakera||Akunda the Forlorn||Zandalari Warguard|