Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: Our goal lies within that vault, (class). I don’t have time to explain in detail – just know that it is vital to the Forsaken that we succeed. The shieldmaidens have proven tenacious in their defense, but I believe there may be another way in. A chosen few of their order are allowed entrance, and I need you to find out how. In the town I have seen intricately engraved shields which I believe are passed down from these champions. The scenes they depict may be the key to passing into the vault.

Shielded Secrets


Quest Objectives

Examine 6 Engraved Vrykul Shields in Skold-Ashil.



Tideskorn Shieldmaiden: The temple must not fall…

Engraved Shield: The engraving on the shield depict a goddess of the shieldmaidens, watching over them in battle. Above her is inscribed the name “Eyir.”



Tideskorn Shieldmaiden: The battle is upon us, sisters!

Engraved Shield: This shield appears to show various trials undergone by the warriors of Skold-Ashil. A depiction of the nearby temple adorns the center.


Tideskorn Shieldmaiden: Eyir… I have failed…

Engraved Shield: An image of a shieldmaiden is carved on this shield, kneeling before an elaborate spear. The priestesses of the temple stand nearby, silently observing the rite.


Tideskorn Shieldmaiden: You are but another test!

Engraved Shield: The scene on this shield shows one of the shieldmaidens hovering above a statue of an ancient champion of Skold-Ashil. The shieldmaiden is glowing with a radiant aura, and is held aloft by golden wings.


Tideskorn Shieldmaiden: The temple must not fall…

Engraved Shield: Upon this shield, an engraving of Eyir stands at the entrance to the titan vault. She appears to be welcoming a winged champion of the shieldmaidens inside.


Engraved Shield: This shield bears an image of a winged shieldmaiden lifting the body of a fallen vrykul from a battlefield. The shieldmaiden’s image appears eerily familiar to that of a Val’kyr.




Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: I would hope that you bring me some good news, (class).

Sylvanas Windrunner


Shielded Secrets


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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