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The Pools of Vision

Located within a tunnel system just below the cap of Spirit Rise, the Pools of Vision serve as the Forsaken base of operations at Thunder Bluff. It is said that the misty, luminous pools reveal visions to those who can channel their energies and that the pools deliver messages from the dead. Here the Forsaken collect and study items of arcane power. The Forsaken can be seen practicing their trademark talent of alchemy as well.[1] The tauren are not thrilled with the presence of the Forsaken at Thunder Bluff. They only grudgingly tolerate them due to their alliance. The tauren place a strong emphasis on the value of life, and the unlife of the Forsaken stands as an affront to their beliefs.[2]

Forsaken adventuring on Kalimdor will find a center for both mages and priests in the Pools of Vision. An emissary for the Forsaken Defilers also seeks recruits for battle.

The entrance to pools of vision is at the right hand side of the bridge from low rise to spirit rise. Coordinates for the end of the bridge is 23,21 and entrance to the cave is 30,30.

Mages teleporting to Thunder Bluff appear here, as does any character taking the portals in Dalaran or Shattrath.

You can fish the waters here; the catches are the same for all the major cities except for Dalaran.

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In the comic, the Pools of Vision were mysteriously being haunted by a powerful Earth Elemental. Many tauren warriors including Cairne Bloodhoof failed to drive it away. The gladiator champion named Lo'Gosh was able to defeat it and cleanse the Pools of Vision.


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All of the Forsaken in Thunder Bluff are stationed in this dark, secluded area. Though members of the Horde, their exclusion from the rises may indicate the overall tauren distrust of the undead. The only members of the Forsaken that see the light of day are Defilers Emissaries during an Arathi Basin holiday weekend.

Patch changes

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): It is possible to mount there now.