Prophet Velen: Such darkness… This energy…
(Lifting the cold, dense object closer for inspection.)
To understand the balance between Light and Shadow…
(Lifting his other hand, gently harnessing a small, radiant light.)
…is to understand that these forces are not without great opposition. The responsibility is now yours, (name). You have shown that you are ready to understand what power lies ahead.
Deliver the Essence of Shadow to the Netherlight Crucible.
Alleria Windrunner: That… was intense.
(Alleria rubs her forehead.)
Ugh, I cannot focus. I need you to return to Velen. Give him this.
(She places something cold and dense in your palm.)
I feel as though he should have it, though I am not sure why.
Tell him all that we have learned. I am sure Romuul will have been watching our progress. With any luck a beacon is already headed our way.
Take the Remnant of Nhal’atoth to Velen on the Vindicaar.
Locus-Walker: After some consideration, I have decided to allow Alleria another opportunity to pursue her destiny.
I suppose you want to know what that means, mortal.
(Locus-Walker makes a noise akin to laughter.)
Meet us deep in the Shadowguard camp ahead- my brethren are preparing a summons that will provide adequate energy for Windrunner to begin again.
Witness what happens when you harness the Void’s power.
Defeat Nhal’athoth and collect his heart.
Locus-Walker: As you have surely gathered by now, a certain subset of my people have tragically succumbed to the call of the Void.
I had hoped to find more who possess the necessary strength of mind. I am disappointed to find such an utter lack of resistance.
It cannot be helped. To advance your cause, and mine, we will need to eradicate these weak-willed beings.
Slay 15 Shadowguard Ethereals.
Alleria Windrunner: I think I understand what he was trying to show us, (name).
I feel a surge of power building ahead. They must be cultivating the Void, calling it here.
We need to stop them before they plunge this entire city into shadow. Find the source and cut it off by any means necessary.
Locus Walker and I have unfinished business.
Deactivate 5 Void Harvesters.
Alleria Windrunner: That was Locus-Walker. He taught me all that I know about the Void, and he still has more to teach me.
If he is here, then the ethereals’ presence only intrigues me further. I had thought him the only one of his kind, but now that I have seen another tangling with the Void…
Come, we must play his game if we want to learn what he knows. He appears to have gone toward the Umbra Hollows to the north.
Investigate the Umbra Hollows with Alleria and Locus-Walker.
Alleria Windrunner: Whatever called to him, it cannot have good intentions. We need to go in after him.
Before we step through this portal, (name)… ensure you are prepared to fight. The Void’s influence is rarely peaceful.
Enter the Void Tear and deal with Arkhaan.
Arkhaan: Arkhaan remembers. He remembers something that will… yes… will save us.
Follow Arkhaan. Isolon calls! We will offer soft words to the Light. The Light will banish the darkness.
(Arkhaan eyes Alleria warily.)
Arkhaan will watch that one closely.
Follow Arkhaan to Isolon.
Arkhaan: Darkness envelops us… the Light has gone from this place…
(Arkhaan mumbles to himself before noticing you are still talking to him.)
Arkhaan could not save them. Brothers. Sisters. Whispers twisted them. The Light cannot see them. It turns away from us.
(Arkhaan stares off into space.)
Slay 12 Broken in Oronaar Collapse.
(As you near the statue, a somber voice fills your mind.)
Prayer Effigy: “You must resist the shadow’s pull. Come to me, brothers and sisters. Be whole within the Light.
Let Arkhaan show you the way home.”
(The rest of the message is garbled, though the nearby Broken seem to be gnawing on pieces of the statue.)
Collect 5 Fragmented Prayers.