Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: It would seem that the engravings depict a rite of ascension, which allows the shieldmaidens to enter the vault. I believe we can use this to our advantage. You must become the next ascendant. Go to the temple and perform the rites. Should you need to wade through the corpses of the shieldmaidens to do so, then so be it. Find me when you have completed this task, and we will take the vault for the Horde!



Quest Objectives

Seek the blessings at the four shrines in the temple at Skold-Ashil, then commune with the statue.



Tideskorn Shieldmaiden: Break upon my shield!

Priestess of Eyir: You are but another test!

Priestess of Eyir: Eyir… I have failed…

Tideskorn Shieldmaiden: The temple must not fail…

Eyir’s Shield: 1/1

Becoming the Ascendant


Priestess of Eyir: The temple must not fall…

Valkyra Aspirant: My shield remains… unbroken.



Priestess of Eyir: You are but another test!



Priestess of Eyir: The temple must not fall…

Valkyra Aspirant: The Halls of Valor await…



Before you stands a statue depicting the leader of the Shieldmaidens in Skold-Ashil. Her features look familiar…

(Attempt to commune with the statue.)



Ashildir: What is this? The hero of Helheim is now an aspirant of my own order? I know your worth. I will grant you an audience with Eyir. You may proceed, but know that Eyir may not regard you as I do. Seek your fate in the vault, (name). May Eyir be your wings.

Commune with the statue: 1/1




Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: The hero returns, and with the barrier disabled. I will see that you are commended for this. But first, we must claim this vault!



Becoming the Ascendant


Questline: Maw of Nashal
1. The Warchief Beckons6. Wrath of the Blightcaller
2. Making the Rounds7. The Windrunner's Fate
3. Pump it Up8. A Grim Trophy
4. Side Effects May Include Mild Undeath9. Eyes in the Overlook
5. The Ranger Lord10. Masters of Disguise
Questline: A Trial of Might (Aggramar's Vault)
1. The Ancient Trials6. A Trial of Will
2. Havi's Test7. The Shattered Watcher
3. Ahead of the Game8. A Trial of Might
4. Blood and Gold9. The Blessing of the Watchers
5. A Trial of Valor
Questline: A Trial of Will (Hrydshal)
1. Will of the Thorignir8. Above the Winter Moonlight
2. A Grapple a Day9. Heart of a Dragon
3. No Wings Required10. Wings of Liberty
4. Built to Scale11. Fury of the Storm
5. To Weather the Storm12. Where Dragons Rule
6. Impalement Insurance13. Cry Thunder!
7. Another Way
Questline: A Trial of Valor (Valdisdall)
1. The Trials Continue12. Breaking the Bonespeakers
2. Speaking of Bones13. Waking the Shieldmaiden
3. To Haustvald14. Accessories of the Cursed
4. Turn the Keys15. Stealth by Seaweed
5. The Runewood's Revenge16. A Desperate Bargain
6. Dreaming Fungus17. The Eternal Nemesis
7. Bjornharta18. To Light the Way
8. Lay them to Rest19. Sundered
9. Judgement Day20. Allies in Death
10. Regal Remains21. Victory is Eternal
11. The Runes that Bind22. Paid in Lifeblood
Questline: The Aegis of Aggramar (Halls of Valor)
1. A Heavy Burden5. Break the Spine
2. Knocking on Valor's Door6. Stormheim's Salvation
3. A Familiar Fate7. Aegis of Aggramar
4. Stem the Tide
Location: Tideskorn Harbor
1. Remnants of the Past3. Blade of the Bay
2. Shadows in the Mists
Location: Talonrest
1. Amberblight4. Sabletalon
2. Cut Back the Pack5. Blackcraw
3. Filling our Packs6. Gray Maw
Questline: The Dark Lady's Bidding (Skold-Ashil)
1. The Dark Lady's Bidding6. Shielded Secrets
2. Clear the Deck!7. Stories of Battle
3. Dreadwatch's Dilemma8. Becoming the Ascendant
4. A Gift for Greymane9. A New Life for Undeath
5. To Skold-Ashil
Location: Morheim
1. A Murky Fate

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