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The Guardians of Hyjal are a new faction that appeared in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, whose job is to protect Mount Hyjal and Nordrassil. They are worshippers of the Ancients, such as Aessina and Tortolla, and wish to repopulate the region with animal life. Much like the Cenarion Circle, they are Neutral and made up mainly of druids.[1]

NeutralGuardians of Hyjal
Nordrassil Cataclysm.jpg
Roots of Nordrassil
Main leader
Secondary leaders
Race(s)
Capital
Base of operations
Theater of operations
Sub-group(s)
Affiliation
Reputation
Token(s)

[Mark of the World Tree] (Firelands Invasion)

Quartermaster
Status

Active

Tabard

Tabard of the Guardians of Hyjal.jpg

Background

Faced with the impending devastation of Mount Hyjal, the most powerful members of the Cenarion Circle have joined forces with their Emerald Dragonflight allies to fend off Ragnaros' elemental hordes and the Twilight's Hammer.

The immense Mount Hyjal has been under increased protection since it was the site of a great battle between Archimonde (a commander of the demonic Burning Legion) and the defenders of Azeroth. It's no longer the charge of any one particular race to protect the mountain; instead, that duty has fallen to an alliance between the Cenarion Circle and green dragonflight known as the Guardians of Hyjal.

The guardians have brought their veneration of the land and ancient demigods like the forest lord Cenarius to Hyjal in times of peace, but it's only now that their presence has become truly crucial. Ragnaros the Firelord and his army of minions have set the mountain aflame with their presence, and they will not rest until Hyjal is reduced to ash around them.

Those heroes who would join with the guardians to heal the land and drive off the invading elementals and their cultist allies can count Archdruids Malfurion Stormrage, Hamuul Runetotem and the green Dragon Aspect, Ysera, among their supporters, and they can add equipment born of the mountain and the World Tree Nordrassil to their arsenal.[2]

Yet another united offensive has formed, much less concerned with the defensive maneuvers of the Guardians of Hyjal. This group, the Avengers of Hyjal, has instead focused on ending the threat of the Firelord once and for all by invading his own realm - the deadly, smoldering Firelands. While this effort might seem suicidal, the Avengers insist that if they don't act against Ragnaros while they have the opportunity, they may not have a world left to defend.[3]

Rewards

Provisioner Whitecloud
<Guardians of Hyjal Quartermaster>
Item Cost Type
Friendly   [Tabard of the Guardians of Hyjal] 1  Tabard
Honored   [Cloak of the Dryads] 35  22  77  Back (spirit)
  [Sly Fox Jerkin] 58  5  42  Leather Chest (agility)
  [Galrond's Band] 21  37  37  Finger (strength)
  [Mountain's Mouth] 21  37  37  Neck (tank)
Revered   [Acorn of the Daughter Tree] 21  37  37  Neck (agility)
  [Aessina-Blessed Gloves] 31  74  41  Leather Hands (caster)
  [Waywatcher's Boots] 66  77  67  Plate Feet (strength)
  [Wilderness Legguards] 75  91  Mail Legs (spirit)
Exalted   [Treads of Malorne] 80  44  79  Mail Feet (agility)
  [Belt of the Ferocious Wolf] 62  42  60  Plate Waist (strength)
  [Cord of the Raven Queen] 35  72  35  Cloth Belt (spirit)
  [Wrap of the Great Turtle] 53  1  34  Back (tank)

Reputation

Players start at neutral with this faction. Completing all the available Mount Hyjal quests is enough to attain revered status.

Further reputation may be gained in Cataclysm Dungeons (by equipping   [Tabard of the Guardians of Hyjal]), or by doing the Firelands Invasion quests, added in Patch 4.2.

References

Patches and hotfixes

  •   Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): New daily quests added for gaining the reputation with this faction.
  • Hotfix (2010-12-08): "Players no longer get attacked by guards when landing in Nordrassil with a hostile player targeted. It was a rather rude introduction to Mount Hyjal really."
  •   Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.

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