Timolain the Accursed
|Race(s)||Lich, human (formerly)|
|Class||Necromancer; Mage, wizard (formerly)|
|Former affiliation(s)||Scarlet Crusade|
|Location||Thondroril River, Western Plaguelands|
The mage Timolain lived in Hearthglen and wanted to fight the Scourge. His fellow crusaders commissioned him to create bows and guns to fight the undead. He once visited Prince Tortheldrin in Dire Maul and gave him a copy of .
In truth, Timolain had turned to necromancy and created a dark crystal, the counterpart of the holy artifact that fuels the Ashbringer. Before he could put it into a blade, Isillien fed Timolain to a vile slime. During his long and excruciating demise within the slime, Timolain used his necromantic powers to bind himself to a phylactery and threw the crystal into the Thondroril River.
- Ah, the Ashbringer yet lives. Curious.
You will find no fight here, paladin. I can do you no harm, and bear no allegiance to the dark creatures you seek to destroy.
- What happened to you?
I suspect you know. We would not be meeting otherwise.
My story is simple. The original wielder of your blade proved unable to stand against the endless throngs of undead that threatened our world.
I sought a different approach... one that could not fail.
- And what was that?
In the end, I created a counterpart to the holy relic that fuels the Ashbringer's strength, but before I could properly seat it within a suitable blade I was found out by Isillen and his dogs.
The rest, as they say, was excruciatingly painful.
- What happened to the crystal?
Before I was devoured ever so slowly I did two things.
The first, as should be obvious, was putting my necromantic learnings to the test, sealing my soul within the phylactery you found. It did nothing for the pain of death... but it has served its purpose.
Afterward, as I was already half-consumed by the creature, I hurled the crystal into the river beside you in hopes that someone might still put it to use against the forces of darkness.
<The lich's face contorts into something of a smile.>
If you seek it, you will find it there.
- Timolain was referenced by Bardu and Alexia since classic, but the quest line was not concluded then. It was eventually finished in Legion.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.