4.2 Preview: “Elemental Bonds” Quest Line
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After the druids and their allies thwarted the invasion of Hyjal by the Twilight's Hammer and Ragnaros, an air of peace settled on the sacred mountain. As new growth bloomed across the region, members of the Earthen Ring and Cenarion Circle, along with the noble Dragon Aspects, convened at the ancient World Tree of Nordrassil. Among the gathered heroes were the legendary archdruid Malfurion Stormrage, the former Horde warchief and accomplished shaman Thrall, and his strong-willed companion, Aggra. Together, this illustrious assemblage was to unite its wondrous powers and restore the World Tree for the good of Azeroth.

Yet this auspicious event ended in tragedy. The details are still unclear, but word has spread that an incredibly powerful Twilight's Hammer agent, shrouded to hide his identity, interrupted the ceremony and struck down Thrall with dark magics... casting his spirit into the four domains of the Elemental Plane. If these terrible rumors hold true, the Earthen Ring -- indeed, all of Azeroth -- has potentially lost one of its greatest champions.

…Is this the end of the Son of Durotan?


In patch 4.2, level-85 characters will have the opportunity to answer this question and more.

While even the Aspects concede that Thrall may be lost to the elements forever, there is one who still believes that he can be saved from this bleak fate. Aggra, a powerful shaman in her own right, will call upon you to assist her as she travels to the ends of the earth and beyond -- to Skywall, the Abyssal Maw, Deepholm, and Firelands -- to rescue her beloved from an eternity of torment.

Thrall is no ordinary mortal, though, and this will be no ordinary quest. You will not only have to face the denizens of the elemental planes, but the very essence of Thrall himself and everything that has shaped him into the orc he is today. Before you can return his spirit to the natural world, you must overcome his doubts, his willfulness, his desires, and his rage -- for it is these aspects that bind him to his elemental cage.








Are you up for this challenge? Can you break Thrall from his elemental bonds and ensure the restoration of the World Tree? The fate of the world, and one of its foremost heroes, hangs in the balance.
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  1. CynicalOtaku's Avatar
    First stage of Thrall's ascent to guardianhood?
  1. mmoc8b57eca00f's Avatar
    So we have to go in 4 dungeons and click a quest item ?
    I hope this is bigger than that !
  1. Swizzle's Avatar
    Hmm, so we have this quest chain, setting up 4.3 and possibly 4.4 respectively, 60 new quests in the new hub, a new raid, new BH boss, new gear vendors, class balancing, AND a new Arena season...seems like a nice patch. On that note, I would much rather not have to face Thrall's "desire", shit could turn awkward real quick like.
  1. Chip Zvarri's Avatar
    We all know who the agent is... Fand- erm, Majordomo Staghelm.
  1. Strafer's Avatar
    Metzen will never let Thrall die.
  1. mmocc44ae107c5's Avatar
    Cant wait to do those quests!
  1. Acidburnz's Avatar
    wow i have so much to look forward to now
  1. Oakenlove's Avatar
    I hope we can see the treachery first hand. Blue text isn't enough to show us the story.
  1. minywheats's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CynicalOtaku View Post
    First stage of Thrall's ascent to guardianhood?
    Makes sense, although Im sure someone is going to be upset.
  1. Rédempteur's Avatar
    Setting up the story for thrall to be the next earth warden.
  1. Boubouille's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oakenlove View Post
    I hope we can see the treachery first hand. Blue text isn't enough to show us the story.
    Depending on the popularity, external factors, and how much I want to risk my job, I might release the script for the event.
  1. Taiki420's Avatar
    I'm just hoping Malfurion or someone similar gets the same treatment. So far, most of his current actions were in a book out of game

    Still like Thrall though
  1. CynicalOtaku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by minywheats View Post
    Makes sense, although Im sure someone is going to be upset.
    People are always going to be upset when Blizzard moves away from their little fantasy RP stories.
  1. Mihayah's Avatar
    To the ends of the earth and beyond sounds like we're gonna rescue Thrall from Davy Jones' locker.
  1. Kaeliri's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rédempteur View Post
    Setting up the story for thrall to be the next earth warden.
    My thoughts exactly on this.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    This patch is growing more and more epic with each preview!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    Depending on the popularity, external factors, and how much I want to risk my job, I might release the script for the event.
    Please put them in some sort of spoiler tags if you do, some of us don't want it spoiled.
  1. Fenz's Avatar
    What a twist!
    I guess this event gets ingame cinematic or well scripted event and not just quest saying like "oh hi, did you know Thrall got disintegrated by some dark magic and now you have to reassemble him or this world will end?".
    And hopefully there will be a large and epic questchain more like wrathgate.
  1. Weebos's Avatar
    Wicked Pisser.
  1. Boubouille's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    Please put them in some sort of spoiler tags if you do, some of us don't want it spoiled.
    That kind of lore stuff is usually in spoilers tag. (but it only happened once with the Yogg-Saron brain room event I think)
  1. willjones410's Avatar
    Whoa! Dude! This is going to be EPIC!!!!!!!

    Is 4.2 in the public test realms yet? I'm seeing an assload of info coming out this last week, perhaps making this the most hyped expansion in WoW history, but this is even before it's hitting the PTR.

    Get on it Blizz!

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