Rewriting the Battle of Darrowshire quest chain
- For the pre-cataclysm version of this chain, see Rewriting the Battle of Darrowshire quest chain (old).
Note: This is one of a very few quest chains in the original "Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor" content that were retained essentially unchanged when the Cataclysm quest revisions were put in place.
Rewriting the Battle of Darrowshire
Prelude: What happened to Pamela?
Uncovering the past
Now, she simply wants you to find her dolly for her.
You go looking through the ruins. Several times you are assaulted by ghosts of the past, but eventually you find enough pieces of the doll that you are able to put it back together for the lost little girl.
Pamela tells you about the two swords that her daddy kept: one for fighting men, and one for fighting animals. Some time he came back without his animal sword. Pamela asks you to find it, so when her daddy comes home he will be pleased.
You find the sword in the (ghostly) body of a wolf. Defeating the wolf, you return with the sword.
Once she has the sword, though, she thinks better of playing with it and asks you to take it to her uncle Carlin.
Carlin takes the news of Pamela's death hard when presented with the sword. Still, he thinks that this 'strange gnome' (Chromie) who arrived a short while ago might be able to help change Joseph's fate.
Relics of the past
Chromie sets three tasks before you.
- These quests can be completed in any order.
The (extended) annals tell of the how Horgus the Ravager was destroyed in the foothills north of Crown Guard Tower, and how his skull remains there. The fabled sword of Marduk the Black was looted then abandoned near the road, southeast of the tower. Chromie asks you to bring them.
You travel to the foothills, and find a battle going on, a remembrance of the Battle of Darrowshire being reenacted by ghosts. Nearby, you locate the . Taking it, you note that the ghosts disperse.
Next, you follow the road and come across the sword. And again, the ghosts disperse as you retrieve the item.
Chromie is glad to have the relics, telling you that they retain memories of the Scourge forces at Darrowshire.
Carlin holds the annals, which describe how the Scarlet Crusade took Davil's libram to Hearthglen. The shield was apparently broken near Gahrron's Withering and left there. Between then and now, though, the residents of Marris Stead managed to obtain both the libram and the shield.
The Marris Stead, when you arrive, has some ghostly hounds that bother you as you find the libram and shield, but they are easily dispatched.
Chromie sends you after the skulls of 5 of the scourge who participated in the battle. To properly identify them, Chromie gives you a crystal that will identify the proper skulls.
The fact that you have to demolish Scourge Champions to get the skulls is merely a bonus. It takes a while, but eventually you do find enough skulls for Chromie.
Reliving the past
Chromie puts a spell upon the relics, and gives you instructions. It seems that you will take part in the Battle of Darrowshire! You are to place the relic bundle in the center of Darrowshire, whereupon the spirits of Darrowshire will rise again and relive the battle.
Your instructions are:
- Prevent Davil Lightfire's death until the death of Horgus.
- Keep Captain Redpath alive long enough for him to become corrupted.
- Defeat Redpath the Corrupted.
Redpath became corrupted, therefore he had to become corrupted, you could not prevent that. But you could, and do, limit the damage he causes, and even save Darrowshire in the process. For now, or at least for certain values of "now".
You return to the ghost of Pamela, who tells you she heard the fighting end. As you talk with her, the ghost of Joseph Redpath comes to take her in his arms.
You open the chest, and find some powerful magical items, mementos of the recent events.