Unyielding Fist: Trial of Stone – Valley of the Four Winds – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
In the Paoquan Hollow, located in the Valley of the Four Winds, players will train in the martial arts with Master Bruised Paw.
This is a fond quest because it reminds me of the David Carradine TV series: Kung-Fu which I watched since childhood back in the late 70s, early 80s. There’s this scene I remember where young Kwai Chang Caine was trained by the blind Master Po in the ways of the Kung Fu.
Pop Culture Suggestion
Would be nice if the developers made this a pop culture reference with a few dialogues from the TV series. I always loved the scenes where Caine was called “Grasshopper” in reference to this scene:
- “Master Po: Close your eyes. What do you hear?
Young Caine: I hear the water, I hear the birds.
Po: Do you hear your own heartbeat?
Po: Do you hear the grasshopper which is at your feet?
Caine: Old man, how is it that you hear these things?
Po: Young man, how is it that you do not?”
If it’s not this quest, and NPC, I’d like to see that further along in the level 90 zone. There is no blind and old Pandaren at this point to play the pop culture role.
Unyielding Fist: Trial of Stone
Players must pass the Trial of the Bamboo, the Trial of Wood and the Trial of Stone. To unlock each trial, the player has to complete a quest killing specific mobs, or gathering items from the ground.
When the trial is accepted, the player loses control over their character briefly, who walks toward a table with wood or stone blocks. A new UI appears to punch the block at a key moment. It’s recommended to hit the hotkey-1 when the circular bar reaches around 85/100.
Once the quest requirement is complete, an in-game cutscene plays out to simulate the pass of time. There is no fade in and fade out transitions. Basically the camera moves left or right and Master Bruised Paw and your character spawn next to where the camera move to shift from scene to scene.
It’s a nice in-game cutscene technique.
Note: Use the pause button to read the quest text. Available in 1080HD / 720HD.