Patch 9.1 PTR - Chapter 2 Main Quest and Unlocking Flying
Today we are checking out Chapter 2 of the Chains of Domination storyline! Finishing this portion of the story, which likely opens up in week 2 of the patch, will allow you to fly in the original four Shadowlands Zones. You cannot fly in the Maw even with flying unlocked. *MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*

Chains of Domination - Chapter 2
  • Tal-Galan, your liaison in Korthia, has brought to your attention that the jailer's forces are attacking the outer reaches of Korthia in an attempt to infiltrate the city's vault. He believes the Jailer is after something important, and enlists the help of the Necrolords to figure it out.
  • Just down the hill from the main Korthia hub is Scholar's Den. Here, you must help Bonesmith Heirmir repair an Anima conduit while rescuing Keepers and slaying Mawsworn.
  • Repairing the Anima conduit provides you with fragmented keeper records that you need Tal-Galan to coalesce to learn the truth of what lies in the vault. The records show the image of the Maldraxxus's Primus, who realized the Jailer's plan and gave his sigil to the Keepers in Korthia for save-keeping in the vault. The message ends with him saying that if the Jailer gets all 5 sigils nothing will stop him from...but it cuts off. You must find additional conduits to decipher more of the message.
  • The location of the next conduit is across a chasm. You must collect 50 anima-infused bones from nearby wildlife and activate a beacon to find cracked records. The cracked records reveal the next part of the message, which finishes the sentence that nothing will stop the Jailer from reaching the Sepulcher when he has all 5 sigils. The Bonesmith tries to ask about the Sepulcher, but Tal-Galan says it is not to be discussed. You hook-shot across the islands and protect the Bonesmith from a devourer while she repairs the next conduit.
  • With both conduits repaired you should be able to enter the vault. You take a flayedwing over to find the Necrolords engaged in combat with the mawsworn outside. You must help rescue some keepers and defeat more mawsworn here before the keepers open the way to the vault.
  • Inside, Tal-Galan begins to open the door, but you are interrupted by Jailer forces. After dispatching them, the last record of the Primus indicates that he is going to bind his sigil with another form of magic as a failsafe, but the message ends before you learn how.
  • The sigil appears before you and Tal-Galan opens a way-stone back to camp after claiming it. Upon showing the sigil to Bolvar, he reveals that it has been bound together with memory magic. He suggests that you present the sigil to the Runecarver in Torghast as he is familiar with this magic.
  • Presenting the sigil to the Runecarver merges it with him and he returns to his real form, the Primus of Maldraxxus! The Jailer takes notice of this and tries to stop you. You must defend the Primus from the Jailer's forces, but Anduin enters the fray and manages to get the sigil from the Primus. The Jailer lets you live, apparently so he can see us all bent to his will.
  • You reconvene with the Primus in Korthia and discuss how to keep the Arbiter's sigil, the only one left, from falling into the Jailer's hands. The Primus says that the covenants have grown stronger, but much must be done for them to remember their true purpose and find their futures. Only then can new sigils be forged to pursue Zovaal. Completing this ends the chapter and awards you with Memories of Sunless Skies, effectively unlocking flying account-wide in the Shadowlands!


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  1. AlmightyGerkin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ielenia View Post
    Thanks. But I don't see many similarities, really. I mean, we have the pose and then... that's it. No crown on Primus, no horns on the "original Jailer', huge shoulder pads on OJ, one, singular, small shoulderpad on Primus, etc.
    Or maybe original leaked jailer's model is what the jailer looks like if he gets his sigil back from the arbiter. Remember theirs a black orb in the Arbiter that I think is the jailer's sigil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrowseer View Post
    the reason given was lore reason, the distances between the zones in 'actual' distance to be considered far to vast.
    except the druid who flapped to the maw and the demon hunter who went to Revendreth.
  1. Lobosan's Avatar
    "The Jailer lets you live, apparently so he can see us all bent to his will."

    ....REALLY?! That's the best they could come up with? That's some Saturday morning cartoon villain levels of BS. Actually I take that back, even those old cartoon villains didn't go around defeating the heroes and then letting them go just so they could beat them again. It makes literally zero sense.
  1. ONCHEhap's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobosan View Post
    "The Jailer lets you live, apparently so he can see us all bent to his will."

    ....REALLY?! That's the best they could come up with? That's some Saturday morning cartoon villain levels of BS. Actually I take that back, even those old cartoon villains didn't go around defeating the heroes and then letting them go just so they could beat them again. It makes literally zero sense.
    Anything would be better yeah. Even just some cliche boring timely escape at the last second kinda deal.

    Instead,this makes the Jailer seem like he enjoys the taste of lead paint a bit too much
  1. GnomeEU's Avatar
    Already stopped playing.
    Doing more q just to fly sounds horrible.
    I guess you only have to do it once...
    But what you need flying for after all this time?
    I barely did 3 WQ a week.
    And I don't mind to use the flight master to the dungeons.

    Oh well
  1. iinverse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GnomeEU View Post
    Already stopped playing.
    Doing more q just to fly sounds horrible.
    ... you really whine on fact that you just need to complete main storyline to get flying?
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobosan View Post
    "The Jailer lets you live, apparently so he can see us all bent to his will."

    ....REALLY?! That's the best they could come up with? That's some Saturday morning cartoon villain levels of BS. Actually I take that back, even those old cartoon villains didn't go around defeating the heroes and then letting them go just so they could beat them again. It makes literally zero sense.
    the lichking did the same thing there just reusing his story beat.
  1. Popokolara's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobosan View Post
    "The Jailer lets you live, apparently so he can see us all bent to his will."

    ....REALLY?! That's the best they could come up with? That's some Saturday morning cartoon villain levels of BS. Actually I take that back, even those old cartoon villains didn't go around defeating the heroes and then letting them go just so they could beat them again. It makes literally zero sense.

    i cant
    i just
    cant at
    this point


    "oi i aint killing you,i want you to watch mmmhmhm i enjoy being watched"
  1. Ardourdan's Avatar
    I may actually play this expansion now that flying is in! So glad there isn't another ridiculous rep grind to unlock it!!
  1. Arafal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobosan View Post
    "The Jailer lets you live, apparently so he can see us all bent to his will."

    ....REALLY?! That's the best they could come up with? That's some Saturday morning cartoon villain levels of BS. Actually I take that back, even those old cartoon villains didn't go around defeating the heroes and then letting them go just so they could beat them again. It makes literally zero sense.
    Not like this is the first time this happened.
    Arthas did the same back in wrath.
  1. Aliven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    Not like this is the first time this happened.
    Arthas did the same back in wrath.
    Well Arthas did not do that because he wanted to be watched.

    Jailer was most generic giant, blue skinned, bald villain ever and now he is even the most stupid.
  1. Lora's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zorachus View Post
    Can you then fly from zone to zone, and not need to fly through Oribos? I never understood why we need to go through Oribos? Too time consuming and pointless.

    I'd love to cast my flying mount and fly from one zone to the next crossing the little ocean between them
    in one of the previous interviews they said that all 4 of the realms are beyond far away. it would take over an hour to travel between the zones if you were to manually fly plus there were technical restrictions that prevented it from happening.
  1. Sorrowseer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AlmightyGerkin View Post
    Or maybe original leaked jailer's model is what the jailer looks like if he gets his sigil back from the arbiter. Remember theirs a black orb in the Arbiter that I think is the jailer's sigil.

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    except the druid who flapped to the maw and the demon hunter who went to Revendreth.
    If you mean in game exploitation of positions, then no.
  1. DarkAmbient's Avatar
    I quit shortly after I completed the covenant campaign and my renown was around 26. Approximately how much gameplay am I going to have to do if I want to return and unlock flying?

    Quote Originally Posted by iinverse View Post
    ... you really whine on fact that you just need to complete main storyline to get flying?
    When we only needed to get to high level and pay with gold, and then Blizzard implemented a bullshit timegating system that the game didn't need and no-one asked for, then yes, it's worth complaining.
  1. Nanaboostme's Avatar
    lmao so much for the "Primus only has 4 fingers and Runecarver has all 5" theory.

    Turns out the architects who carved out the primus statue forgot a fucking finger
  1. Zorachus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAmbient View Post
    I quit shortly after I completed the covenant campaign and my renown was around 26. Approximately how much gameplay am I going to have to do if I want to return and unlock flying?



    When we only needed to get to high level and pay with gold, and then Blizzard implemented a bullshit timegating system that the game didn't need and no-one asked for, then yes, it's worth complaining.
    I agree, why does Blizzard feel they need to create some long winded set of tasks to unlock flying? Why?

    Just make it purchasable.
  1. Nyel's Avatar
    Why does the Primus look like a Satyr? It's pretty underwhelming.
  1. DeltrusDisc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobosan View Post
    "The Jailer lets you live, apparently so he can see us all bent to his will."

    ....REALLY?! That's the best they could come up with? That's some Saturday morning cartoon villain levels of BS. Actually I take that back, even those old cartoon villains didn't go around defeating the heroes and then letting them go just so they could beat them again. It makes literally zero sense.
    The Lich King pretty much did this.

    But yeah, it's recycled, it's bs, it's lazy, Blizzard has gone downhill.
  1. Mouri Kogorou's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobosan View Post
    "The Jailer lets you live, apparently so he can see us all bent to his will."

    ....REALLY?! That's the best they could come up with? That's some Saturday morning cartoon villain levels of BS. Actually I take that back, even those old cartoon villains didn't go around defeating the heroes and then letting them go just so they could beat them again. It makes literally zero sense.
    not only this crap

    but also "The Bonesmith tries to ask about the Sepulcher, but Tal-Galan says it is not to be discussed."

    what the hell is this crap?
  1. Tsarez's Avatar
    Flying will feel really awkward. You need to unmount, go through Oribos via flight path to the nearest point on the map you want to be in, then mount up again.

    Just add teleporters on the edge of each map.
  1. cocomen2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    Why does the Primus look like a Satyr? It's pretty underwhelming.
    why Satyr? ... to me he looks like WC3 necromancer unit with glove of power on one hand.

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