- The protectors of Pandaria's temples and inhabitants, the Shado-Pan are wrought with mystery.
The Shado-Pan hold the eternal vigil, keeping watch over the dark sha energies that were sealed away into the earth long ago. Unfortunately, the sha have escaped their prisons and now the Shado-Pan must defeat them once again. The Shado-Pan is an ancient order that accepts and trains only the most elite and worthy. The Shado-Pan also is the only defense line of the inhabitant's of Pandaria, and besides fighting against sha, they fight other threats such as the saurok in Kun-Lai and the mantid swarm breaking into Townlong Steppes.
Players must first prove themselves by earning Revered status with the Golden Lotus. Only then may they speak to the monks at Shado-Pan Garrison in Townlong Steppes. There are multiple areas where players may gain favor with the Shado-Pan: there are sha eruptions at Firebough Nook in Kun-Lai Summit; the Shado-Pan Monastery requires aid; the roams the fields of Kun-Lai Summit; a Shado-Pan contingent chases the in the Townlong Steppes.[48.8, 70.6]
Mists of Pandaria
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During the Alliance-Horde War, the Shado-Pan were currently led by one of Pandaria's most proudest warriors, Taran Zhu. When the Alliance and Horde landed their fleets in the Jade Forest, Taran was the first of the Shado-Pan to witness their arrival.
Warlords of Draenor
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- Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Added.