The Dead and the Damned

(A powerful mind again touches your thoughts.)

The Lich King: Gorelix the Fleshripper is a monstrous demon. The butcher of a thousand worlds, he has exterminated countless races with his axe, the Maw of the Damned. A group of Ebon Blade was dispatched to slay him but they have gone missing. You will succeed where they failed. You will not be alone in this. I’ve sent Baron Silver ahead to assist you. Go, obtain the Maw of the Damned and ensure that Gorelix is no more.

The Dead and the Damned

 

Quest Objectives

Travel to the Broken Shore and travel through the Demon Portal, find Baron Sliver, and obtain the Maw of the Damned.

 

Intermission

Duke Lankral: Headed down to the Broken Shore, eh? I know right where you need to go. Zeomus here will get ya there.

NOTE: Click the frostwyrm Zeomus to fly to the Broken Shore.

 

Location: Darkstone Isle, Broken Shore.

Vanessa Fairgraves: I told Baron Sliver that you were coming, but he ran in anyway. That fool is going to get himself killed!

Rantuko Grimtouch: We’ve got this side of the portal secured.

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Stage 1: Hunting the Hunters — Baron Sliver should have already arrived. Search for him.

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Niskaran Jailer: Foolish mortal! You walked right into my trap! An eternity of torment awaits you!

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Baron Sliver: I suppose I owe you one, (name). I almost had my final death there. The Lich King said my partner would be one of the mightiest knights ever known. I assume he was speaking of you? I’ll rely upon your skills to get us through this in one piece. Let’s get going. Felguard roam the path ahead. I’ve kept my distance from them, but with you leading the way, we can fight through.

 

STAGE 2: Scout the Path — Follow Baron Sliver up the rise ahead.

Felguard Sentry: Invaders! Crush them!

Felguard Sentry: The Inquisition… will endure!

Baron Sliver: I’ll bring down the barrier. Watch my back!

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STAGE 3: Breaching the Defenses — A wall of flames blocks the path. Protect Baron Sliver while he disables the barrier.

Felguard Sentry: Your bones will litter the roads of Niskara!

Baron Sliver: just a little and … down it goes!

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STAGE 4: The Search Continues — Follow Baron Sliver into Legion territory and search the camp.

Gorelix the Fleshripper: What is this? More foolish mortals infesting my realm? You’ve come a long way just to die.

Margrave Dhakar: Knights! Escape while you can! This demon is too strong to…

Gorelix the Fleshripper: Silence, or I shall drain your blood next!

Baron Sliver: Margrave led the previous team that tried to kill Gorelix. I’m surprised he’s alive! I didn’t think the Legion kept prisoners.

Felguard Sentry: More meat for the hounds!

Baron Sliver: Did you hear that? I think something’s in that building up ahead. Let’s investigate. Well… if it isn’t Margrave’s protegĂ©, Dagnar. Finding you strung up like this is a surprise. i would have expected a more… gory… end.

Dagnar Stonebrow: (cough) Spare me yer gentle words, Sliver. I’ve not had me final death yet. These bloody demons are gonna learn a new meaning of suffering when I get free! A beast called Zalinor carries the keystone that unlocks these bindings. Free me and I’ll help ye slay the bastards!

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STAGE 5: End of the Inquisition — Hunt down Inquisitor Zalinor and obtain his keystone.

Baron Sliver: I suppose you’ll be more useful to us alive. Very well, let’s be swift about this.

Inquisitor Zalinor: New subjects! What delicious secrets will you hold?

Baron Sliver: Finally the keystone is ours! Let’s head back.

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STAGE 6: Back to the Prisoner — With the keystone in hand release your ally.

Dagnar Stonebrow: Ah! That’s much better! Listen! We don’t have much time. They took Margrave to the citadel. We’re gonna have to break in there to get ‘im out!

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STAGE 7: Sieging the Citadel — Travel to the citadel and assist Baron Sliver as he disables its barrier.

Baron Sliver: We’re here to slay a demon, not rescue every failure who couldn’t get the job done.

Dagnar Stonebrow: What!? Don’t ye have any sense of duty to aid yer fellow knights?

Baron Sliver: I don’t care! Slaying the demon is our first priority. Come, we’ve wasted enough time with this blathering.

Dagnar Stonebrow: Blast ye, Sliver! I’ll help ye, but I’ll rescue Margrave first chance I get! I’ll be taking this for me self! What’re ye waiting for? Get a move on! Owwww!! Owwww!!

NOTE: The green lava on the road does 24,821 damage per tick and slows your movement while crossing through and additional damage afterwards. Dropped me down to 25% health. Cast anti-magic shell to protect you.

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Baron Sliver: Fool, has your mind rotted to dust? The Legion’s magic is easily avoided.

NOTE: A Nikarian houndmaster, and a Doombringer come down to attack you. Kill the Doombringer first (a caster).

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Baron Sliver: Another damned barrier! Watch my back… we’ll probably get jumped again. Hey, I need some help here! I’m not going to ask again! The barrier’s down. Move quickly!

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STAGE 8: Into the Depths — The way is open into the complex. Continue down into the structure and locate Margrave.

Gorelix the Fleshripper: Foolish mortals! Are you so eager to take the place of my next meal? So be it! This prisoner is useless to me anyway. Its blood is weak and stale.

Margrave: What are you doing? Run, you fools! The demon is near!

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STAGE 9: The Fleshripper — Gorelix has slain Margrave! Destroy the demon!

Gorelix the Fleshripper: I’ll guzzle your blood!

Gorelix the Fleshripper dies.

Gorelix the Fleshripper: Netrezaar… take… you…

NOTE: Bunches of 4 Fel Slime will keep coming every few seconds. Make sure to keep Death and Decay and mitigation abilities up. Ignore the slimes and DPS down the boss.

 

STAGE 10: The Maw of the Damned — With Gorelix dead his axe is now yours. Take it.

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FINAL STAGE: The Call of Icecrown — The Lich King awaits news of your success. Use Baron Sliver’s Death Gate to travel to Icecrown.

Obtain the Maw of the Damned: 1/1.

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Baron Sliver: Good, now let’s get out of here. The Lich King will be eager to hear of our success.

 

Location: The Frozen Throne

The Lich King: You have done well. Ascend to my throne and receive your charge. Where the weak showed mercy, you did not hesitate to strike. Where the unworthy were vanquished, you have conquered. I now mark you with the sigil, let all recognize you as the enforcer of my will. As we speak the Ebon Blade is en route to the Broken Isles to hunt for the Dreadlords. Go, ensure that not a single demon escapes my wrath! Crush all who stand in your way!

Obtain the Mark of the Lich King: 1/1

Take the Acherus gateway: 1/1

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Location: Acherus

Knight of the Ebon Blade: The Deathlord approaches! Knights, salute!

Lord Thorval: Heer comes my former student, (name), death incarnate! One day I’d like to hear about the techniques you’ve learned in the field.

 

Completion

Highlord Darion Mograine: That axe makes me feel uneasy, (name). Its power is undeniable, but its very essense embodies the eternal hunger. We will use it because we must do whatever it takes to win this war. Still, I’d be careful with that weapon if I were you.

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Finale

Highlord Darion Mograine: It is time for you to be given a position that befits your accomplishment, (name). Knights of the Ebon Blade! Assemble as we honor one of our own! Before us this day stands our comrade in arms, (name). You have all heard the legends of countless battles fought… of trials overcome at great cost. His exemplary deeds in the name of the Ebon Blade have shown him to be one of the best of us, worthy of our highest honor. By the will of the Lich King and upon my authority as Highlord, I declare that (name), wielder of the Maw of the Damned, will henceforth be known as Deathlord of the Ebon Blade. You will all bow to him as you once did to me, and carry out his will against the Legion!

 

The Dead and the Damned

 

death-knight-artifact-questline-top-bar-tablepress
1. The Call to War2. A Pact of Necessity
3. The Dead and the Dadmned (Blood)3. The Call of Icecrown (Frost)3. Apocalypse (Unholy)
4. Following the Curse9. Mograine's Oath
5. Disturbing the Past10. Keeping Your Edge
6. A Grisly Task11. Advanced Runecarving
7. The Dark Riders12. Plans and Preparations
8. The Call of Vengeance13. Our Next Move
Class Artifacts Questlines

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