King Anduin Wrynn: The Horde will stop at nothing to claim the lifeblood of Azeroth. I fear that after the war against the Legion, our ranks are too depleted to stave off their aggression. It is time for the Alliance to bring in new members to join our cause. We have established an embassy in Stormwind to spearhead these efforts. Meet me there.
Meet King Wrynn at the Stormwind Embassy.
Ambassador Blackguard: Hi. I’m Ambassador Blackguard. (Blackguard looks down at a piece of paper in his hand.) On behalf of the warchief, I am honored to welcome you to Orgrimmar, (race). (Glances at you, smiles unconvincingly, then looks back at the paper.) As a lifetime of adventure unfolds before you, be assured that… uh… You know what? I’ve been reading this same greeting all day. Enough’s enough. Talk to your emissary and find out where you can adventure. Run along.
Find the Warchief’s Command board in Orgrimmar.
Mayla Highmountain: Highmountain stands. These words speak of more than earth and stone. They tell the history of our people, enduring hardship and conflict to unite against common foes. The time has come for you to venture beyond our sacred peaks. Walk the path that Huln took so very long ago, and bring honor to the name… Highmountain.
Mayla Highmountain: A new age dawns upon Highmountain, (Name). After centuries apart, the bond with our kin from Kalimdor has been reforged. And in the fight to save our land, we found new friends among the people of the Horde. To show the strength we bring to our allies, brave tauren like you must heed the call of adventure. You have been invited to Orgrimmar. Meet with the ambassador at the warchief’s embassy, then begin your journey across Azeroth. Earthmother be with you, (Name).
Meet Ambassador Blackguard at the Orgrimmar Embassy.
Baine Bloodhoof: What began with a simple feast led to a battle against an ancient evil seeking to consume the world. My kind of day! Your deeds have helped secure an alliance between Orgrimmar and Highmountain. These tauren will make a valuable addition to the Horde. The Warchief will be pleased.
Return to Orgrimmar and speak with the Warchief at the Orgrimmar Embassy.
Spiritwalker Ebonhorn: For thousands of years, the Darkness was held at bay. The wards stood… protecting Highmountain. Now they are gone, and evil is free once more. The Darkness that haunted our dreams… that even the kobolds spoke of only in frightened whispers… has come. Uul’gyneth, herald of the Old Gods, paves the way for his masters. Unless we stand together and defeat him, all is lost. You must hold nothing back, champion. None of us can.
Defeat Uul’gyneth the Darkness.
Spiritwalker Ebonhorn: The Necrodark are readying their ritual to give physical form to the Darkness. They’ve sealed themselves inside and barred our way. The shards you brought me should provide the means to bring down the barrier. Once it is done, we have to act quickly. We must restore the final ward before the Darkness can manifest. Do not hesitate. The fate of Highmountain itself hangs in the balance.
Restore the Summit Ward.
Baine Bloodhoof: We took down one of the Necrodark. Ebonhorn found that it held a shard of ice infused with shadow essence. Perhaps the villains are using these shards as a kind of talisman. I suggest you deprive them of their trinkets. I know little of such magics, but it seemed that Ebonhorn had a use for them in mind.
Collect 20 Shadowice Shards.
Jale Rivermane: Before our arrival, many of our own came to neutralize the threat here. They did not know what they were walking into. Our people are now suffering from the whispers. The Old Gods seek to corrupt them and turn them against their own. Wake them from their stupor. Free them from the whispers any way you can.
Free 6 Highmountain Protectors.
Mayla Highmountain: It is clear that the Old Gods have long sought to control Highmountain. Their covetous desire speaks to the power of this land, and the strength of the spirits that echo through its peaks and valleys. They will not take our sacred mountain, (Name). Not while I draw breath. With the Highmountain tribes united, and with Baine Bloodhoof at our side, we will defeat the Darkness… once and for all. Come. Let us take back the summit from the forces that would corrupt it.
Journey to Highmountain Summit.
Spiritwalker Graysky: Three of the ancient wards are restored. The mountain is not yet secure, but we may have done enough to break Ebonhorn free of the shadows gripping him. Let us return to Thunder Totem and see how he fares. Hopefully Ebonhorn can tell us more about what is happening with the Necrodark and the insidious master they serve.
Return to Thunder Totem and check on Ebonhorn.