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Defeat Thel'zan the Duskbringer and report to High Commander Halford Wyrmbane at Wintergarde Keep in Dragonblight


Every good story has a beginning and an ending, <name>. While your story is far from over, I'll be damned if it's not already turning into the stuff of legend! No matter what happens to us when this is all over, what you've done at Wintergarde will be a tale told for years to come.

Now, ally, when you are ready I will use the phylactery to coax Thel'zan out of hiding.

Should we somehow succeed, report the victory to High Commander Halford Wyrmbane at Wintergarde Keep in Dragonblight.


Wintergarde is saved because of you, <name>. To think that one <man/woman> could so swiftly turn the tides of battle is hard for most to comprehend; yet here we are - victorious! You have managed to restore the faith of these people and earned the respect of your commanding officers.

<Halford salutes.>

Lord Fordragon has returned to Angrathar to prepare our forces for the destruction of the Wrathgate and has requested that you join him! I couldn't recommend a better soldier for the job, <name>.


Before accepting the quest, the 7th Legion Elites say any of the following waiting for the player to show up:

  • What is it?
  • Is this the end? If we stop this bastard now, is victory assured at the Wrathgate?
  • Let it be known that it has been an honor and a privilege fighting alongside all of you.
  • Death comes for us all eventually, but sometimes it comes a little faster than anticipated. Today we call that blind heroics... Tomorrow someone may call it stupidity.
  • Come on... Let's get this over with!
  • It looks like a gateway to hell!
  • I'm getting a little worried. Where is this hero that is supposed to lead us into battle?
  • If I don't make it back to Wintergarde, let my family know that I did my best and that I love them...

Upon accepting the quest:

Legion Commander Yorik says: Steel yourselves, soldiers. <Name> has provided us us with the final piece of this puzzle. The dread lich, Thel'zan, will soon come out of hiding, only to be rendered powerless against us!
Yorik walks forward and drops Inv misc urn 01.png [Thel'zan's Phylactery]​ on the ground in front of him.
Legion Commander Yorik says: It is this phylactery, Thel'zan's phylactery - that is the key to this victory!
Thel'zan the Duskbringer yells: I was... once like you. Mortal. Soft. Only flesh and bone. WEAK AND TIMID!
As Thel'zan activates his gateway, the ground shakes, with smoke and red lightning arcing between the two pillars.
Legion Commander Yorik says: LEGION, STEADY YOURSELVES!
Thel'zan spawns and casts "Terrifying Countenance" freezing all in terror!
Thel'zan the Duskbringer yells: Our lord, Arthas saw in me the frailty of man.
Thel'zan the Duskbringer yells: "Serve me in life and I will promise to rend the weakness from your soul. To erase it from existence!" To be chosen... blessed by the Lich King in such a way.
Thel'zan the Duskbringer yells: So serve him I did... Were it not for me the glorious dread citadel of Naxxramas may never have returned to Northrend.
Thel'zan the Duskbringer yells: But enough talk... You have fought hard and come from the distant reaches of this world to face the Duskbringer. I shall not disappoint...
Thel'zan the Duskbringer yells: Just as our lord saved me, so too shall I save you!
Highlord Bolvar Fordragon yells: Honor, courage, compassion and justice! Those were once the virtues you fought for as a cleric of the Argent Dawn, Thel'zan.
7th Legion Elite says: It's the Highlord!
Highlord Bolvar Fordragon yells: You dedicated your whole life to fighting the Scourge. You saw what they did to our beloved Lordaeron. The Lich King took everything from you!
Highlord Bolvar Fordragon says: So how, then, did Father Inigo Montoy, bastion of virtue for the Argent Dawn, become the embodiment of that which he hated most?
Thel'zan the Duskbringer yells: THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME YOU UTTER THAT NAME, PALADIN! Breathe your dying breath!
Thel'zan the Duskbringer yells: Rise, my minions! Your master commands it!
Thel'zan summons several Minions of Thel'zan. If the player completed the Onyxia quest chain, Fordragon says...
Highlord Bolvar Fordragon says: Good to see you still alive and kicking, <name>. Don't think that I'd forgotten what you did for me in Stormwind, oh so long ago.
Highlord Bolvar Fordragon says: Now, be free and join the battle! Let us end this together!
Fordragon casts "Fordragon's Resolve" on all players and NPCs in the area, freeing them from Thel'zan's spell, giving them all an additional 10,000 HP, and increases their melee, ranged and casting speed by 35%.

On victory:

Highlord Bolvar Fordragon yells: Victory for the Alliance!
Highlord Bolvar Fordragon says: You have saved Wintergarde! With Thel'zan's filth washed away, the 7th Legion will easily clean up the remaining Scourge. When you are done here, report to Angrathar!



This video ends when Thel'zan casts "Terrifying Countenance"

Quest progression

  1. A [73] Into Hostile Territory
  2. A [73] Steamtank Surprise
  3. A [73] Scattered To The Wind & A [73] Breaking Off A Piece
  4. A [73] The Chain Gun And You
  5. A [73] Plunderbeard Must Be Found!
  6. A [73] Plunderbeard's Journal
  7. A [73] Chasing Icestorm: The 7th Legion Front
  8. A [73] Chasing Icestorm: Thel'zan's Phylactery
  9. A [73] Finality
  10. A [73] An End And A Beginning
  11. A [73] To Fordragon Hold!
  12. A [74] Audience With The Dragon Queen
  13. N [74] Galakrond and the Scourge
  14. N [74] On Ruby Wings
  15. A [74] Return To Angrathar
    • (The following quests were removed; retained for posterity only.)
  16. A [74] Reborn From The Ashes
  17. A [74] Fate, Up Against Your Will
  18. A [74] A Royal Coup
  19. A [74] The Killing Time
  20. A [74] The Battle For The Undercity

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