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Researching the Corruption

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AllianceResearching the Corruption

24 (Requires 18)




2900 XP


+350 Darnassus


Researching the Corruption is the 2nd quest in the The Corruption Abroad quest chain.


Gershala Nightwhisper in Auberdine wants 8 Corrupt Brain stems.


Foolish elves toil with demonic magic. Have they not witnessed what happened with the naga and with the satyrs of Kalimdor?

I fear that the blood elves will meet a similar deformation. Azeroth cannot afford to give birth to another vile race of monsters.

I wish to study the brain stems of the satyr and naga so that I might deduce what fate the elves are headed toward. In Blackfathom Deeps, on the coast of Ashenvale, you will find both satyr and naga.

'Tis a long journey, <name>.


Once I have enough samples to study, my true work can begin. With the corrupted brain stems of both the satyr and naga of Blackfathom Deeps I can try to draw a correlation between the mutations.

Perhaps with that gained knowledge we can prevent the blood elves from delving deeper into deformity and evil.


You have traveled far and undoubtedly faced great peril.

Your actions have been selfless. 'Tis for the good of all Azeroth that you help me with my research. I thank you, <name>, for all that you have done.

Now if you'll excuse me I have much work to do....


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv bracer 06.png [Beetle Clasps] Inv misc cape 18.png [Prelacy Cape]

You will also receive: 35s


Quest chain

  1. A [24] The Corruption Abroad
  2. A [24D] Researching the Corruption


  • Although this quest has a prerequisite, it is not actually required to obtain this one. However, doing this quest means the prerequisite quest will no longer be available.
  • The bug preventing Draenei characters from obtaining this quest has been fixed as of patch 2.3.0, although it is still bugged if your character attempted to receive the quest prior to 2.3.0, after finishing quests in the Draenei starting areas.

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