Avatar of Freya may be found at the Rainspeaker Rapids by the Lost Land in Sholazar Basin. This is by far one of the most epic quest chains in World of Warcraft offering lore of the Titans and wraps up with the most epic solo-quest.
After you complete the Northrend Flying Mount quest titled: Reconnaissance Flight, Pilot Vic will give you a new quest titled Force of Nature. Go turn in the quest to learn Northrend Flying ability, and continue with Force of Nature quest. You must go northeast toward the Lost Lands in your map. Just follow the river that goes diagonal to the northeast. You won’t miss Freya. She is at least 30 yards tall.
Avatar of Freya welcomes you as follows: “The Scourge are a blemish upon these pristine lands. By the might of my creators, I will crush every last one of their decrepit bones under my heel.”
FORCE OF NATURE
Pilot Vic: I’m not sure about what I saw while flying to the northeast, but to me it looked like a gigantic woman kicking some Scourge butt.
I’d heard the professor talk about a certain “lifewarden” appointed by the titans to look over Sholazar. I might not be a titan historian, but it sounds like she fits the bill.
I also know that if the Scourge cross the border between the Lost Lands and the rest of Sholazar, our expedition’s as good as dead. What do you say you go look for her and lend a hand?
(Travel to the Blight Line, between Rainspeaker Rapids and the Lost Lands in Sholazar Basin and seek the Avatar of Freya.
Avatar of Freya: You are not of this land. But you also are not with the Scourge. What should I make of you?
AN ISSUE OF TRUST
This should never have happened. The forces of undeath storm the very cradle of life!
If you’re not here to destroy the minions of the Lich King, then leave at once. Do not incur my wrath by distracting me from my duties.
(Obtain Freya’s trust by destroying 6 Blighted Corpses and 10 Bonescythe Ravagers in the Lost Lands).
Avatar of Freya: Very well, (race). I am satisfied that you’re not one of the Lich King’s minions … perhaps there is something you can do for us after all.
The agents of the Lich King have foolishly trespassed upon these lands where the power of life rules supreme. All harm they inflict will be returned to them sevenfold.
The monster directly responsible for corrupting the land is known as Thalgran Blightbringer; you will find him just to the north of here. Take this ward and use it to reflect the power of the death upon him. Show the Scourge that the power of life prevails above all.
(The Avatar of Freya wants you to defeat Thalgran Blightbringer by using Freya’s Ward to reflect his Deathbolts back to him sevenfold).
Avatar of Freya: You continue to prove yourself, (name). Perhaps I was too quick to judge you.
I had assumed you were here with the poachers who were recently stranded in my lands, but perhaps you’re ready to put that behind you.<?font>
THE FALLEN PILLAR
The titans shaped entire life forms here, fostering their unfettered growth.
The five crystal pillars that surround the basin emanate pure lifeforce. The SCourge should’ve never been able to penetrate the basin, but one of the pillars was destroyed.
Go to the Lifeblood Pillar and see if you can find out what happened. No undead would’ve been able to approach the pillar, so keep your eyes out for living intruders. You’ll find what remains of the pillar directly south of here.
(Travel to the Lifeblood Pillar and look for clues to its destruction).
NOTE: You will find a Cultist corpse with a quest mark.
Grab Freya’s second quest: Salvaging Life’s Strength, and kill some rock elementals. You will find them in the Lifeblood Pillar and also at the top of the mountain cliff above the Sundered Shard Cave. Don’t have to enter the cave. Inside are mostly undead minions.
SALVAGING LIFE’S STRENGTH
The Lifeblood Pillar was toppled over with great force, sending the very earth into an upheaval.
The elementals that wander the sundered shard carry with them the very life essence that gave the pillar its strength. I cannot allow this energy to be wasted, for only four pillars remain.
Head to the sundered shard, to the southeast and seek the lifeblood elementals.
Use this gem on their remains to recover their rampant energy. We’ll need the energy to heal the land when all this is over.
(Freya wants you to go to the Sundered Shard to the southeast and use the Lifeforce Gem on 8 destroyed Lifeblood Elementals).
Note: The Cultist Corpse you find at the top of the Lifeblood Pillar gives you a quest continuation with the following info:
Cultist Corpse: The corpse is badly burnt. There appear to be the remains of several powder kegs in the vicinity.
Avatar of Freya: I thank you, (name). It is a shame that the pillar has fallen, but we must salvage what we can.
It appears the Avatar of Freya was right. The undead were not able to enter Sholazar Basin before the Lifeblood Pillar was brought down—they used their living agents from the Cult of the Damned instead.
You’d best warn her about the Lich King’s living agents within Sholazar Basin.
(Speak to the Avatar of Freya at the Rainspeaker Rapids).
Note: Remember to kill the Lifeblood Rock Elementals to complete the second quest.
Avatar of Freya: The living … willingly serve the Lich King?
All this time I’ve been searching for the wrong enemy, (race). Let us make haste and uproot these cultists from these lands.
WEAPONS OF DESTRUCTION
Avatar of Freya: The Lich King’s lackeys have dared to bring weapons of destruction into my domain. I will not stand for this.
Go to their outpost to the north and destroy the weapons they would use against the land. We cannot let the Scourge taint another inch of these sacred lands.
(The Avatar of Freya wants you to go to the Cultist Encampment to the northwest and destroy 4 Unstable Explosives)
Note: Open your map. The Cultist Encampment is between The Glimmering Pillar and The Lost Lands, northwest of Freya. In the map you see two building symbols in between both mentioned locations. The explosives are in wagons.
Avatar of Freya: I Thank you, (race). You’re proving to be a worthy ally.
EXTERMINATE THE INTRUDERS
Avatar of Freya: I am an embodiment of but one aspect of Freya, daughter of the titans. I am the Lifewarden—I was left here to protect this land against the threat of the Scourge.
I never anticipated the Lich King would send willing living servants to do his work.
I could easily crush these cultists myself, but I am all that stands between the undead armies and the rest of the basin. Go, (name). Deliver my wrath to these insolent trespassers.
(The Avatar of Freya at the Rainspeaker Rapids wants you to go to the Cultist Encampment to the northwest and slay 8 Cultist Infiltrators.
NOTE: You can kill the Cultist Infiltrators while destroying the explosives to complete both quests in a single trip.
Avatar of Freya: You speak truth. The intruders at the camp were dealt with … but I’m afraid it might have been too late.
THE LIFEWARDEN’S WRATH
We were not quick enought, (name). The cultist scum hav earrived at the Glimmering Pillar and are making preparations to destroy it, I can sense them.
We don’t have much time. Blow upon this horn atop the Glimmering Pillar to channel my power through the crystal.
We shall show this scum to not trifle with the titan’s creations.
(The Avatar of Freya at the Rainspeaker Rapids wants you to ue Freya’s Horn atop the Glimmering Pillar).
Note: The Glimmering Pillar is only accessible with a flying mount. It is north of the River’s Heart, and northwest of where Freya is. You can see it on the map. In order to make the horn work, you must blow it on the ground below the huge floating pillar that hovers above the Cultist Saboteurs.
(The structure above begins to hum with energy).
Avatar of Freya: Impressive. I wasn’t expecting a mere mortal to prove as worthy an ally as you.
I fear our efforts have not been sufficient, however. The Scourge shows no signs of stopping.
The cultists have been taken care of, but the Scourge’s invasion has not slowed down. The situation is becoming desperate, (name).
There exists a last resort. Before I reveal any more, however, I must be sure I have your absolute trust.
(Listen to what the Avatar of Freya has to say).
YOU: I want to stop the Scourge as much as you do. How can I help?
Avatar of Freya: The titans did not create the life overnight. The process was gradual and required a great deal of experimentation and iteration.
It is for that reason that highly protected places such as Sholazar Basin exist.
To ensure the safety of their experimentation sites, the titans created a defense mechanism. Its destructive forces i is unparalleled however, and I will reveal no more unless you swear your fealty to my cause.
YOU: You can trust me. I am no friend of the Lich King’s.
Avatar of Freya: It borders on sacrilege that these secrets be revealed to a mortal such as yourself, but I have little choice.
Ever since Freya, daughter of the titans, left me here I’ve had but one task and I cannot fail. Life must be protected at any cost.
There is a waygate that links this place with another very much like this one. It is there that the weapons we seek can be found.
YOU: I will not fail.
Avatar of Freya: There is no turning back now. If you agree to help me, you will do so without hesitation.
POWERING THE WAYGATE – THE MAKER’S PERCH
It is time then. Let us activate the waygate.
You will find the first switch inside the Maker’s Perch in the western edge of the basin.
Beware, (name). The titans used the perch to watch over their creations. Many of their stone servants still guard the place.
(The Avatar of Freya at the Rainspeaker Rapids wants you to go to the Maker’s Perch and use the Activation Switch Gamma).
NOTE: You can reach the Maker’s Perch only via flying mount. It is on the edge of the mountain to the west. View the map. Enter the building and click on the console at the end. Return to Freya.
Avatar of Freya: We’re halfway there, (name). One more switch needs to be activated before we can retrieve the Etymidian.
POWERING THE WAYGATE – THE MAKER’S OVERLOOK
Avatar of Freya: We cannot stop now, (name). You’ve triggered the first switch, but one remains.
The titans constructed a second vantage point where they oversaw their creations. You’ll find it to the east, high in the mountains.
Pull the activation switch theta inside the overlook and the waygate will open.
(The Avatar of Freya wants you to head to the Maker’s Overlook in eastern Sholazar Basin and use the Activation Switch Theta.)
Avatar of Freya: The waygate is active, (name). It is time!
Avatar of Freya: It is time, (name). The Waygate has been activated for the first time in seven centuries. Use it to travel to where our final hope lies.
Let us put an end to those who would seek to bring th etaint of undeath to this pristine land. Let us unleash the Etymidian.
(Go through the Waygate in the southern end of Sholazar Basin and look for the weapon known as the Etymidian on the other side.)
NOTE: You will find it at the very south of Sholazar Basin. You can see a waygate symbol in the map—between the Mosslight Pillar and the Skyreach Pillar. The Waygate will teleport you to a new added temple high in the mountains on the north of Un’Goro Crater—the Shaper’s Terrace.
(As you read the engravings on this stone colossus, you realize that this is the weapon that Freya spoke of. This is the Etymidian.)
NOTE: It is a Stone Watcher of Norgannon—similar to Archaedas, the last boss in Uldaman.
THE ACTIVATION RUNE
This colossal being appears to be inactive. You notice an empty rune-shaped slot on its chest.
Perhaps you might be able to find the missing rune inside the nearby overlook.
(Obtain the Omega Rune inside the Shaper’s Terrace and bring it to The Etymidian.
Note: Go upstairs. The Omega Rune is a loot drop from Cultist Herenn. The Death’s Hand Cult—from the Cult of the Damned are already in Un’Goro’s Shaper’s Terrace.
High Cultist Herenn: Fool! You led us to the only being that could stand up to our armies! You will never bring the Etymidian back to Northrend!
Note: How in the world they got there before you, that’s beyond me. Unless they can travel through time to minutes before you arrived. That’s all I can think of. It remains unexplained how they were already there when you arrived. And how they knew about the Etymidian. To continue the quest return to the Etymidian just outside the Shaper’s Terrace.
(The rune-shaped slot on The Etymidian’s chest appears to glow with faint power.)
(You hear the rumbling sound of stone grinding as The Etymidian’s limbs come to life.)
The Etymidian: I am needed somewhere?
BACK THROUGH THE WAYGATE
The Etymidian: You speak the truth, (race). I can sense the very essence of Sholazar Basin begin to fray by the blight of undeath even as we speak.
I’ve bound my being into the rune, (race). Deliver it to she who sent you here—for only her power can grant me passage to her lands.
(Bring the Omega Rune to the Avatar of Freya at the Rainspeaker Rapids in Sholazar Basin.
Avatar of Freya: You’ve returned, (name).
You’ve done well.
Woe unto our enemies. Woe unto those who serve the Lich King and threaten the titans’ creations—for the Etymidian is here.
Avatar of Freya: It is time, (name). The Etymidian is one of th emost destructive forces ever created by the titans and I am loathe to unleash him in my lands.
There is little choice, however. Our enemies have forced my hand and the fury of the titans will cleanse all.
(Go to the Avalanche in Sholazar Basin and use the Omega Rune to deploy Etymidian. Use him to slay 200 Scourge Minions, Bythius the Flesh-Shaper, Urgreth of the Thousand Tombs, and Hailscorn.
Speak to the Avatar of Freya in Sholazar Basin when you’ve completed this task.)
NOTE: There is no words that can describe this quest. It is AWESOME! And that falls short. Once you click the Omega-Rune item in your bag, your character jumps high in the air as the Etymidian materializes. You land on his left shoulder. The Spellbar UI hides away to let the Etymidian UI show up. You are right! You control the Etymidian from his point of view. Your Etymidian has 113,400 Health and 23,964 Mana.
These are the abilities:
Colossal Strike: Inflicts weapon damage plus 4500 to an enemy and its nearest allies, affecting up to 3 targets. (This ability shows 3 undead flying in all directions with crazy force.) Instant, no mana cost, 20yd range.
Cataclysm: Deals 18900 to 23100 damage to all nearby Scourge. Instant cast. 5000 Mana. (ZOMG this is the coolest spell ability ever. It kills any Scourge within range with a cool graphic effect. It has around a 20-30 second cooldown and wastes a lot of mana, so use only when you need it during a boss fight.)
Reconstruction: Restores all health. 1.5 Sec cast. 60 yd range. Costs 10,000 Mana. (Careful using this one as you get Out of Mana soon during a boss fight.)
Titanic Surge: Channeled. Regenerate 10% mana per second for 10 sec. Damage taken while Evocating is increased by 400%. (Be very careful or you die very fast if you get hit by a boss or many mobs.)
Maker’s Sanctuary: Removes the Etymidian from combat and protects it from all attacks and spells for 12 sec. During that time the Etymidian also cannot attack or use spells. (If your Etymidian is about to die and you can’t heal use it as a last resource. However, the boss will reset and go to full mana. This is just an escape death mechanism.)
If you die, your corpse will be teleported to the nearest Graveyard, and you are resurrected there automatically. Mount and fly back to the boss. Make sure to find a nice spot. If you need to kill a few Scourge do so. If you click the Omega-Rune close to the edge of the cliff you will be disappointed to see the Etymidian despawn right away and you will get a 1:30 cooldown until you can summon him again. So make sure to click the Omega-Rune deep inside the snowy land. You don’t want to waste 1:30 and worst get respawns on top of you while waiting.
The first boss is Bythius the Flesh-Shaper. He looks like the Frankestein-like boss in Naxxramas on Steroids. Kinda easy to kill. Just make sure to clear the area around him and to watch for the two dogs patrolling the ledge.
Urgreth of the Thousand Tombs is a Undead Vykrul. He is the hardest on the first attempts while you figure out the strategy. But because you visit Blizzplanet you will get here some tips. The main thing to be alert about this boss is when he emotes a spellscasting and his hands glow purple. He will channel three massive shadow overloads that will kill you. He will do it often. You should start running away after you see his yellow emote pop in the general chat window: Urgreth begins to emanate a powerful dark energy!
Your healing ability has a long cooldown and it won’t be enough to save you from these massive three outbursts. Think about Prince Malchezzar’s Shadow aura in Karazhan. Same drift. The trick here is to run the heck away from him when you see him spellcasting it. It has a small area of effect range. If you run away in time, it won’t do you a single damage. Run back and continue DPSing with the Colossal Strike ability which spends no mana. When he is spellcasting (keep this in mind) use the Reconstruction ability to heal to full health, and immediately click the Titan Surge ability to evocate your Etymidian to full mana. Get back to fighting him. You will kill him in no time. Throw a few Cataclysms here and there after you have replenished health/mana.
The next boss is on the top left of the Avalanche. You can see him from where Urgreth of the Thousand Tombs is. It is named Hailscorn, a blue Frost Wyrm.
This guy got some tricks up his sleeve, so read carefully. Pull him to the wall of the mountain with your back facing the wall. Correct … he knocksback. You don’t want to be flying down across the cliff. The Etymidian won’t die, but you gotta have to climb or fly back. The boss would either chase you down and attack with all the mobs down there and kill you, or you will have to reset—both not good options.
Again keep your back on the wall. Keep using the cleave ability named Colossal Strike. Only when Hailscorn summons like 20 Scourge units you will walk forward into the center of Hailscorn and cast Cataclysm. If you don’t move forward you will miss a lot of Scourge units, and they will then stack up with the next wave to be summoned.
Now that all the summoned mobs died, you can use Reconstruction, and immediately after use Titanic Purge. Try to time it before the next summoning of units. At that rate Hailscorn will die. To complete the quest make sure you have killed 200 Scourge Minions. Then return to Freya.
Urgreth of the Thousand Tombs: Crush anything that stands in your path! For the Lich King!
Avatar of Freya: I am grateful for your help, (name). It is my duty to watch over these lands and all life that dwells on them.
Thanks to you, that life will continue to thrive while the forces of death wage in the bordering regions.
Your actions will not be forgotten.
Get your blue loot.
If Blizzard is reading this … PLEASE … Make this a Daily Quest! Neato!
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