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Stay of Execution (Horde)

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Not to be confused with  [Stay of Execution].
HordeStay of Execution
Start Thrall
End Nathanos Blightcaller / Lor'themar Theron
Level 120 (Requires 120)
Category Horde War Campaign
Experience 22,300
Rewards  [Radiant Azerite Matrix] (1,000 [Azerite])
46g 80s
Previous H [120] Old Allies
Next H [120] The Eve of Battle
For the Alliance version of this quest, see A [120] Stay of Execution.


Complete the "Stay of Execution" Scenario.



Baine's time is short. We must act now.

Against Sylvanas

Come. It is time to save a friend.


You will receive:




Against Sylvanas

Thank you. This hasn't been an easy time for any of us.



A pity Bloodhoof and all the rest survived.

Our Warchief has anticipated this outcome, however.

Against Sylvanas

Thank the Sunwell you were able to save Baine's life, <name>. Thank you.

And Jaina Proudmoore came to his aid as well. Interesting...


Speaking with Thrall

I am glad a champion of the Horde stands with us today.

Are you ready, <name>?

Gossip I am ready to go.

Scenario: Stay of Execution

Warlords of Draenor Bloodmaul Slag Mines loading screen appears. The player appears in the Baine Rescue version of the Siege of Orgrimmar's Underhold map.

Stage 1 – It Begins

  • Description: Get past the guards at the end of the passage.
  • Defeat the guards (2)
Thrall and Varok run forward.
Thrall says: I have not walked these halls since we faced Garrosh.
Varok Saurfang says: Vol'jin reopened these halls to provide shelter when the Legion invaded.
Varok Saurfang says: Now Sylvanas uses them to train her elite soldiers and build her Azerite weapons.
They stop in front of a closed gate and two Underhold Elite Guards.
Underhold Elite Guard says: Halt! This area is off limits!
Thrall says: Stay your hand. We're only here to--
Underhold Elite Guard says: That's Saurfang! Kill the traitors!
Varok leaps at the talking guard, killing her. The other one turns hostile and attacks.

Stage 2 – Under Watchful Eyes

  • Description: Avoid the guards as you cross the room with Thrall and Saurfang.
  • Speak with Thrall
  • Cross room with Thrall and Saurfang.
Speaking with Thrall

With Saurfang branded a traitor by Sylvanas, the guards will attack us on sight.

Rokhan provided a totem that can conceal us for a time. Even so, wary guards may spot us.

Go carefully, <name>. I don't want to leave a trail of bodies in our wake. These loyalists are still part of the Horde.

Gossip Understood. I'll stick close.

Thrall holding the Totem of Concealment.

All three are stealthed with the Totem of Concealment.

Thrall says: Stay close. We'll sneak past the guards together.
Thrall says: Wait here.
Thrall says: Move! Quickly!
Orgrimmar Peon says: You hear something?
Underhold Elite Guard says: Get back to-- Wait...
Underhold Elite Guard says: You aren't supposed to be in here!
Orgrimmar Peon says: Ahh! No more work! No more work!
The peon runs away.
Thrall says: Move! Quickly!
Thrall says: Go!
Underhold Elite Guard says: It's the traitor, Saurfang!
Thrall says: Hold here!
Thrall says: Go!
Thrall and Varok approach the Forsaken gate.
Entrance to the Forsaken section.

Stage 3 – Devise a Plan

  • Description: Devise a plan with Thrall.
  • Devise a plan with Thrall
Speaking with Thrall

We've gotten this far, but the power of Rokhan's totem is fading.

Saurfang and I need another way to avoid being noticed.

Even these loyalists know you as a champion of the Horde, <name>. Perhaps you could provide a distraction.

Gossip I can keep them busy.

Stage 4 – Fight Me!

For wandering Hordies, a surprising but beautiful sight awaits!
  • Description: Challenge Elite Horde warriors to provide a distraction.
  • Duel Lenara

After entering the room, Varok and Thrall sneak through. The first area is full of Forsaken War-Alchemists and Unruly Experiments. Continue further to the training area with Dark Rangers, Lyani Shadestalker, and Dark Ranger Lenara.

Lenara's random quotes
  • Dark Ranger Lenara says: Again! The Dark Lady demands perfection--and so do I!
  • Dark Ranger Lenara says: Again. Faster this time!
  • Dark Ranger Lenara says: Aim through the target!
  • Dark Ranger Lenara says: Good effort--but I expect greatness.
  • Dark Ranger Lenara says: Keep your bow steady!
  • Dark Ranger Lenara says: Quicker! The enemy will not wait for you to take aim at them!
  • Dark Ranger Lenara says: Stop messing about like a novice!
Forsaken section.
Speaking with Lenara

<Name>. You are a reasonably capable <class>. Do you seek to test your skills before returning to the war?

Gossip Yes I would. Care to duel?

Dark rangers move and face the ring as Lenara enters it and places a duel flag.
During the fight, Thrall and Varok stealthily go to the next gate.
After Lenara is defeated
Lenara kneels.

Well fought. I yield to your skills.

Gossip Well fought! I would like to inspect the troops you've been training.

Dark Ranger Lenara says: Everyone! Back to training!
Dark Ranger Lenara says: <Name> is going to inspect your form.
Dark Ranger Lenara says: If you will excuse me, I must attend to a sprain.
Dark Ranger Lenara says: It was an honor to spar with you, <name>.
Lenara runs from the training room past Alchemist Spiteblood, picks up something, and goes away.

Stage 5 – Traitors in Our Midst / Inspect the Troops

Varok loyalist
  • Description: Inspect the Troops.
  • Inspect the troops (4)
Speaking with Dark Ranger archers
  • Your deeds are renowned, <name>.
<The dark ranger continues to fire shots into the target as he speaks.> (also said by females)
  • <The ranger has put a right cluster of arrows into the target.>
  • <The dark ranger appears to be slightly bored with a stationary target and has drawn a crude smile with arrows.>

Gossip Well done.

Speaking with melee Dark Rangers
  • <The Dark Ranger is utterly silent as they strike, the impact of the blade on the target muted by subtle means.>
  • <The Dark Ranger mutters names under her breath as she strikes. You are not certain if the list is of friend or foe.>
  • Seen enough, <name>?
<The Dark Ranger continues to strike target as she speaks.>

Gossip Well done.

Lyani Shadestalker

<The dark warden unleashes her rage upon the target dummy before her.

Perhaps it would be wise to let her be.>

Gossip <Back away, slowly.>

Sylvanas loyalist
  • Description: Follow Lenara and get updated orders.

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  • Dark Ranger Lenara says: Follow me, <name>. I would like to discuss your technique further.
  • Dark Ranger Lenara says: Understood, <name>.
  • Dark Ranger Lenara says: For the Dark Lady! For the Horde!

Stage 6 – Unlikely Alliance

  • Description: Rejoin Thrall and Saurfang and continue deeper into the underhold.
  • Continue deeper into the underhold

Upon going further, a cutscene plays.

Thrall, Varok, find Jaina Proudmoore and Mathias Shaw.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Thrall...
Thrall says: Jaina...?
Varok Saurfang says: The Alliance? Here?
Master Mathias Shaw says: Our king sent us to rescue his friend.
Thrall says: We too have come to save Baine.
They approach each other.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: His odds will improve if we work together.
Thrall looks at Varok who nods.
Thrall says: Hmm... Agreed.
Master Mathias Shaw says: Time is short. Let's move.
The scene ends.

Stage 7 – Truce and Consequences

  • Description: Act as if you will save Baine at all costs. / Save Baine at all costs.
  • Speak with Thrall
  • Reach the end of the corridor
Jaina's gossip

The longer we are here, the greater the risk. We must keep going.

Speaking with Thrall

It seems our lot has been thrown in with the Alliance.

I know what it is to fight against them, <name>. To feel the loss and rage of war in your heart.

But I ask you to put that aside... At least until our friend Baine is safe.

Gossip I will do this for Baine, and for the Horde!

Gossip I don't trust the Alliance, but I don't see another alternative right now.

Gossip It's time to end this war and work together.

Shaw opens the gate.
Varok Saurfang says: Stay on your guard, <name>.
Varok Saurfang says: I did not expect the Alliance to be here.
Master Mathias Shaw says: Not the first time we've had to move against a corrupt warchief.
Varok Saurfang says: Or a sovereign king. Slain in his own home.
Master Mathias Shaw says: A home that still stands. Can you say the same for Teldrassil?
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Enough! We aren't here to fight each other.
Thrall says: Stay focused. Baine's life is all that matters right now.
Random Dark Ranger quotes
  • Dark Ranger says: Traitors!!
  • Dark Ranger says: Guards!
  • Dark Ranger says: For the Horde! For the warchief!
  • Dark Ranger says: Kill the Alliance!

The group presses forward. Dark Rangers and Underhold Elite Guards appear and attack in the tunnel. The gate is opened by Shaw.

Stage 8 – Strike Them Down!

Rowa is accompanied by her two wolves, Mukuta and Gunaz, while others are chained in the hall as well.

Master Mathias Shaw says: Looks like Baine is being held just ahead.
Varok Saurfang says: It seems we must get past her first.
Rowa Bloodstrike says: I wondered if anyone would come to save the traitor's life.
Rowa Bloodstrike says: I am disappointed to see you here, Saurfang. Thrall. But I am not surprised.
Rowa Bloodstrike says: Tonight, my wolves will feast on the flesh of traitors and Alliance scum!
Gunaz dies
Rowa Bloodstrike says: That dog had more honor than you do, Saurfang!
Mukuta dies
Rowa Bloodstrike says: Mukuta, no! You monsters!
Orders for Trained Wolves
  • Rowa Bloodstrike says: Wolves, Attack!
  • Rowa Bloodstrike says: Kill them!
  • Rowa Bloodstrike says: Attack!
Rowa dies
Rowa Bloodstrike says: Just wait... The Alliance will destroy us...

Stage 9 – Check on Baine Bloodhoof

  • Description: Go to Baine Bloodhoof.
  • Check on Baine Bloodhoof

A scene plays.

Enter Hathorel.
Thrall says: Baine!
Baine Bloodhoof says: Th--Thrall? Jaina?
Master Mathias Shaw says: These chains are warded against magic. I'll need time to pick the lock.
Varok Saurfang says: This feels wrong. Sylvanas must have known we were coming.
Magister Hathorel accompanied by Dark Ranger Thandel and Dark Ranger Zanra appears.
Magister Hathorel says: Indeed she did, traitor. You and Lady Proudmoore.
Jaina Proudmoore says: I have no quarrel with you.
Magister Hathorel says: Have you forgotten the purge of Dalaran, murderer? Today, the Sunreavers will be avenged.
Jaina Proudmoore says: Then your vendetta is with me, and me alone!
Magister Hathorel says: No! You will watch your friends die--just as I did!
The scene ends.

Stage 10 – It's a Trap!

  • Description: Defend Baine Bloodhoof, destroy the inhibitor crystals.
  • Defeat Sylvanas's forces (4)
  • Destroy Inhibitor Crystals (4)

Kill Thandel, Zanra, and Underhold Grunts.

Shaw working on the shackles
Magister Hathorel says: Rangers! Kill them all! FOR THE SUNREAVERS!
Varok Saurfang says: We will need an escape route once Baine is free.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: I can get us out, but not while these crystals are blocking my teleportation spells.
Varok Saurfang says: Then we must destroy them. Go, <name>!
Summoning Underhold Grunts
Magister Hathorel says: Guards!
Dark rangers killed
Magister Hathorel says: Damn!
Magister Hathorel says: Lyani! Get in here and eliminate them!
Lyani Shadestalker joins the fray.

After Lyani is dead, follow Jaina Proudmoore who uses Glacial Ray to destroy the shields around Elite Battlemages. Kill them and interact with Inhibitor Crystals to continue.

Shaw jumps on a pole and works on the locks.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: I'll disrupt the shields protecting those mages. You destroy the focus crystals!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Over here! I'll bring down the shield from this one next!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: I can feel their spell weakening. We need to take down all four crystals!

When Magister Hathorel casts Annihilation, use the extra button Ice Block.

Casting Annihilation
Magister Hathorel yells: None of you will escape these halls!

Final Stage – Destination: Anywhere But Here

  • Take the portal out

When Hathorel is defeated, he summons an Ice Block for himself. A cutscene plays. At this point, the quest objective is complete.

Master Mathias Shaw says: I've got him free!
Jaina Proudmoore says: Stay close. I'll get us out.
Jaina teleports the group out of the Underhold.

A cinematic plays.

The group materializes in Mulgore, overlooking Thunder Bluff. Jaina walks to forward. Thrall looks at her, then at his friends. Varok gestures towards her. Thrall walks to Jaina.
Thrall: Thank you.
Thrall: Baine would've died
Thrall: without your aid.
Jaina Proudmoore: I couldn't let that happen.
Thrall: Nor could I.
Thrall: I refuse to fail him
Thrall: like I... failed his father.
Thrall: I wish I could change it all.
Thrall: Cairne...
Thrall: Garrosh...
Thrall: Theramore...
Thrall: Sometimes
Thrall: it feels like I did
Thrall: everything wrong.
Jaina Proudmoore: We all have blood on our hands.
Thrall: And now...
Thrall: Sylvanas will come.
Thrall: Thunderbluff will burn
Thrall: just like Teldrassil.
Jaina Proudmoore: Once before
Jaina Proudmoore: you and I stood side by side
Jaina Proudmoore: on the slopes of Mount Hyjal.
Jaina Proudmoore: That world tree did not fall.
Jaina Proudmoore: Because the Horde and the Alliance
Jaina Proudmoore: worked together.
Thrall: Horde...
Thrall: Alliance...
Thrall: We've come to this crossroad
Thrall: again and again, Jaina.
Thrall: It always falls apart.
Thrall: What's different this time?
Thrall looks at Jaina, she places her hand on his arm.
Jaina Proudmoore: We are.
Saurfang, Baine, and Shaw approach them.
Jaina Proudmoore: I should go.
Jaina Proudmoore: Anduin will want to know
Jaina Proudmoore: that Baine is safe.
Baine places his hand on his chest in gratitude and slightly bows his head.
Varok Saurfang: Tell your king
Varok Saurfang: he is not alone.
Jaina nods and teleports.
Upon quest completion
Lor'themar Theron says: Proudmoore and Shaw risked their lives to rescue Baine? Unexpected.
First Arcanist Thalyssra says: Is it? Not long ago, Alliance and Horde fought together to liberate Suramar from the Legion.
Lor'themar Theron says: Cooperation between our sides has been the exception, not the rule. More often, we are at each other's throats.
First Arcanist Thalyssra says: That animosity only benefits Azshara. Her power is considerable. Divided, we are no match for her--or the master she serves.
Lor'themar Theron says: Sylvanas has the loyalty of the people. So long as she is warchief, this war will rage within their hearts. We cannot stop it.
First Arcanist Thalyssra says: Perhaps we do not need to. It might be enough to direct our attacks against Azshara rather than the Alliance.
Lor'themar Theron says: That plan would infuriate Blightcaller... which makes me like it all the more. Hmm... "It stops when you turn from one another and walk away..."
First Arcanist Thalyssra says: What was that?
Lor'themar Theron says: A lesson that Jaina Proudmoore and I needed to learn. Your counsel is wise, Thalyssra. Our focus must be on ending Azshara's reign.
Lor'themar Theron says: But if the Alliance undermines our efforts, the flames of war will rise again.


  1. H [120] Visions of Danger
  2. H [120] Old Allies
  3. H [120] Stay of Execution

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