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The subject of this article or section is part of Children's Week, a seasonal event that lasts one week. Once the event has run its course, this will no longer be available until next year, but there are no guarantees.

This version of A Trip to the Dark Portal is part of the Shattrath Children's Week quest chain for the horde.

All three of Hch'uu and the Mushroom People, A Trip to the Dark Portal and Visit the Throne of the Elements must be completed before the next pair of quests is offered.


Take your orphan, Salandria, up the steps of the Stair of Destiny to stand before the Dark Portal in Hellfire Peninsula. Make sure to call for her if she is not present when you arrive.

  • Salandria taken to the Dark Portal


How can we look at all of these interesting places and not see the Dark Portal?!

The grown-ups are always trying to tell us scary stories about it and how it's so dangerous, with lots of demons, and stuff.

<Salandria rolls her eyes.>

But you're here, so it can't be too bad, right?

I want to see for myself. You remember where it is on the east edge of Hellfire Peninsula?


With your orphan summoned, go to the Dark Portal. Wait for a Horde Soldier to spawn. One soldier spawns for each orphan, so during peak times during Children's Week, it may take several minutes for a soldier to spawn for your particular orphan. When the soldier spawns:

Blood Elf Orphan says: Whoa, no way!
Horde Soldier says: For the younglings! For the Horde!

Once this occurs, she will run towards the stairs and stop at (88,50), just in front of the stairs. At this point, you will complete the quest objective and you can talk to your orphan to complete the quest.


This is soooo exciting!


The stories don't even come close to how cool this place is. It's amazing!

Is it true that a powerful wizard named Medivh created it?

I wonder what's on the other side? You've been there, right? Hmm, we should definitely go someplace on the other side of the Dark Portal!


Upon completion of this quest you will gain:

Quest progression

  1. H [70] Children's Week
  2. All of:
  3. All of:
  4. H [70] Back to the Orphanage