The Legend of the Sands | Windwalker Monk Artifact Questline
Iron-Body Ponshu: Nothing, there is absolutely nothing in our records about this weapon!
I’ve checked and re-checked and there is no story, not even a shred of a tale. This can only mean that the story comes from a land outside of Pandaria.
Li Li Stormstout is young, but she is the most traveled on the entire isle except for you. If anyone will know of this weapon, she would.
Speak with Li Li Stormstout.
Location: Temple of Five Dawns (The Wandering Isle)
Iron-Body Ponshu: Grand Master, Li Li should be at the Laughing Crane. That’s the village inn just down the stairs from the temple.
Location: The Laughing Crane Inn (Mandori Village, The Wandering Isle)
Lao Ma Liang: Hello and welcome to the Laughing Crane!
Li Li Stormstout: Augh! Why did I think visiting Pop was going to be a good idea?! All he does is sit around and eat. Even big bro would rather hang out in the tavern instead of exploring. Bohhhring!
(I’ve heard that you know a tale describing a set of mysterious hand blades.)
Li Li Stormstout: Yea! Let me think… I heard it back when Uncle Chen and I were still traveling the world before we found the way to Pandaria. We were in Booty Bay one night staying at a place called the Salty Sailor. While there I met a giant creature who called himself a Tol’vir. We chatted for a long time and he told me of his homeland, a place covered in sands called Uldum.
(I’ve also heard of it.)
Li Li Stormstout: It’s supposed to be REALLY dry and covered all with sand like a big kitty box! I wish I could see it! So according to the story thousands of years ago there was this smith called Irmaat who used to live there. The smith was known all throughout the land for his excellent work in creating magical weapons that represent the air spirits that live there. His finest work was said to be a set of hand blades that were formed from the essence of pure air. The story goes on that he attempted to summon the lord of the winds to imbue the weapons with its power. That didn’t go so well for him.
(What happened then?)
Li Li Stormstout: According to the story, the lord of air was filled with great wrath and decided to play a trick on Irmaat. The lord of air imbued the weapons with the purest form of his essence, knowing that Irmaat could not possibly wield such power. Irmaat named his creation the “Fists of the Heavens” and held them to the sky to admire his work. This was a mistake, for when he did this it conjured a great vortex of swirling sand and air that was completely out of his control! The vortex scattered the smith’s blades and buried his home under the desert sands. Wouldn’t it be neat if the blades were real? I’d give anything to get out of here and go search for them!
Speak with Li Li Stormstout: 1/1
Li Li Stormstout: Do you think that the story is true? I bet you could control the power of those blades!
Chen Stormstout and Li Li traveled the world and visited Booty Bay in the pages of World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria by Micky Neilson. (Available as Hardcover & Kindle PC & mobile apps)
The Legend of the Sands
|1. Before the Storm||7. Into the Heavens|
|2. The Dawning Light||8. The Adventure Continues: Li Li|
|3. Prepare to Strike||9. Purity of Form|
|4. The Legend of the Sands||10. A Master of Planning|
|5. Off to Adventure||11. The Fight Begins|
|6. Thunder on the Sands|
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