Nolan Speed: The crown has ordered the SI:7 to infiltrate the goblin mining operation and collect any information we can find on this mysterious new substance.
My agents have infiltrated the camp, but the clock is ticking and we need to get our hands on some extracted ore samples fast.
In other words, I need someone who can take the direct approach. Someone who can handle a fight against overwhelming odds and come out alive.
Take the ore samples to Khargus Stonemantle for analysis when you return.
Collect 8 Mysterious Ore samples.
Mathias Shaw: I’ve already sent operatives to Silithus to establish a base camp.
Their orders are to monitor the operations of the Horde and gather any information they can find on this mysterious substance.
One of my SI:7 commanders is currently awaiting your arrival. Go with speed.
Meet with the SI:7 commander in Silithus.
Mathias Shaw: Earlier today, King Wrynn addressed the citizens of Stormwind at Lion’s Rest in a speech given to formally announce the end of the war.
After the crowd departed, I met privately with the King and his advisors to discuss a mysterious substance that has been found in Silithus.
This glowing ore appears to be most powerful and the Horde has wasted no time in extracting it from the great wound.
The king has ordered me to fill you in on the details, in preparation for an important mission.
Speak with Mathias Shaw.
Mathias Shaw: King Wrynn has requested that you return to Stormwind as soon as possible. There is an urgent matter that requires your attention.
I will fill you in on the details as soon as you arrive.
You will find me at Lion’s Rest. Be swift… our window of opportunity may already be closing!
Meet with Mathias Shaw in Stormwind.
Thunderfury is one of the oldest Legendary weapons since World of Warcraft vanilla (2004), and required a lot of effort by obtaining two pieces from Garr and Baron Geddon from the Molten Core (40-man raid). Once you gathered both ingredients, you could talk to Highlord Demitrian at the Crystal Vale in Silithus to later craft the Legendary weapon.
That was the past, and in the present, after defeating Argus the Unmaker in the Antorus raid, Sargeras plunged his sword into Azeroth wounding the world. The massive sword is impaled on Silithus, and it can be seen from as far as the outskirts of Thunder Bluff.
In this case, one would think — well, you can talk to Zidormi to switch between the level 110 Silithus: The Wound version to the pre-Legion level 60 version… to continue to turn in the old quest for the Thunderfury weapon. Right?
Well, something really really curious happened in PTR 7.3.5, folks. There is now a level 110 Highlord Demitrian in the Silithus: The Wound zone. If you go to the level 60 version via Zidormi, then Highlord Demitrian is level 62.
What’s the logic of adding Highlord Demitrian in the level 110 version when he could very well be exclusively in the level 60 version via Zidormi?
It might be nothing, but it does brings up a few questions from players like you and me. For example, will there be a level 110 Thunderfury version? If so, will there be a Timewalking: Molten Core, an Anniversary edition (like the Onyxia Anniversary edition), or a whole new Molten Core experience with new enemies and quests?
If you wish to debate, then let’s also add another question to the mix. Why is Warden Haro, Windcaller Yessendra, and Keyl Swiftclaw still level 60 in Silithus: The Wound, but Highlord Demitrian is level 110? Those three I mentioned are found at the outdoor entrance of Ahn’Qiraj: The Fallen Kingdom (59,14). The image below shows these 3 NPCs are level 60 in the Silithus: The Wound (7.3.5) version.
Rhonormu (bronze dragon) is level 63 — at the Ahn’Qiraj gong (33,80). He only exists in 7.3.5. He is not there in the 7.3.2 (25549) live realm.
So it definitely makes you wonder what exactly is Blizzard Entertainment signaling here with a level 110 Highlord Demitrian. Why all other NPCs are level 60-63, but Highlord Demitrian is 110? How does a Thunderfury 2.0 weapon level 110+ fits with the Legion Shaman Class Order questline? How is a level 110 Thunderfury 2.0 possible when a resurrected Thunderaan now serves as the Lord of Skywall?
The entire Shaman Class Order’s Thunderaan questline can be found here: here (after going to the link destination page, click the Spoiler button to open the questline list in Boxofbeer’s post).
Magni Bronzebeard: Do the leaders of the Alliance and Horde even know what they’re fightin’ over?
This substance that is risin’ up from the wound is the lifeblood of Azeroth!
We need ta heal the wound, not exploit it fer power! Azeroth is the only home we’ve got. We cannot allow her ta die!
I trust ye, (Name), and I know that yer voice carries great weight among the Horde. Ye must reason with ’em ta stop this madness!
‘Tis the only hope our world has…
Deliver Magni Bronzebeard’s message.
Gizmax Greasebolt: Hey (Name), I’m glad you’re here.
I’m in way over my head! Killer bugs, a strange substance… that GIANT sword sticking outta the ground… I don’t have a good feelin’ about this place!
To make matters worse, I’ve been gettin’ reports of Alliance spies snoopin’ around the camp!
Look kid, the Dark Lady has plans for this mysterious ore and I ain’t going to be the one to disappoint her, know what I mean?
Get over to the mining camp and take out those SI:7 spies before they ruin the whole operation!
Kill 10 SI:7 Operatives in Silithus.
Pixni Rustbomb: How did the silithid survive the blade of Sargeras?!
I’ve never encountered a species that can adapt to changes in the environment as quickly as the silithid!
There’s gotta be a way to tame these suckers! Harness their evolutionary biology for our profit!
We gotta start training ’em young! Forget about the old crusty adults, we need babies!
Steal me as many of the silithid larvae as you can carry, and I’ll find a way to train ’em!
Collect 12 Silithid Broodlings.
Pixni Rustbomb: The silithid are all riled up and stronger than ever!
My guess is that they are feeding off of some kind of power beneath the ground. Probably near the blade of Sargeras!
I’ve been ordered to study the effects that this mysterious power is having on the silithid.
Bring me as many intact silithid brains as you can carry and I’ll begin the research!
Collect 10 Silithid Brains.
Archmage Khadgar: Sargeras has left a scar upon our world, (Name). A scar that will not soon heal…
It appears that the scars between the Alliance and Horde have yet to heal as well.
Too many lives have already been lost fighting to save Azeroth from destruction. I will not stay and watch this world lose more.
I have a request for you before I go. Take this letter to Magni Bronzebeard. He is in Silithus seeking a way to heal the wound.
The letter contains information that may prove valuable to him.
Deliver Khadgar’s letter to Magni Bronzebeard in Silithus.