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Neutral 32 Kun-Lai Summit
Level 87-89
Kun-Lai
RacesIconSmall Pandaren MaleIconSmall Pandaren Female Pandaren
IconSmall Grummle Grummle
IconSmall Yaungol Yaungol
IconSmall Hozen Hozen
IconSmall Troll MaleIconSmall Troll Female Troll
Major settlementsBinan Village
Temple of the White Tiger
Minor settlementsZouchin Village
Grummle Bazaar
One Keg
LanguagesPandaren, Common
AffiliationContested
LocationNorthern Pandaria
Sources: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria β
High atop the frigid northern peaks of the Kun-Lai Summit looms the Temple of the Tiger, an ancient training ground protected by an elite force of martial priests, along with the spirit of the White Tiger itself. Deeper into the mountains is the hideout of the Shado-Pan Clan: a mysterious order charged with protecting Pandaria from the dark things buried beneath its surface. When the isolated people of Kun-Lai are threatened by marauders from the west and a Zandalari troll menace invading its northern shores, they turn to the Alliance and Horde for help.[1]

The Kun-Lai Summit is located in the northern reaches of Pandaria. Both the White Tiger Clan and the Shado-Pan Clan can be found here. This is also the location of one of the announced dungeons, the Shado-Pan Monastery. The dungeon itself is reportedly overrun with the deadly sha, and there is little doubt the Summit also shares in this danger.

The sha have used their influence to corrupt several of the indigenous races, chief among them the jinyu, who formerly traded with the pandaren, and the yaungol. The yaungol have swept in from neighboring Townlong Steppes, conducting a series of attacks that include burning villages and enslaving the pandaren people. The Zandalari trolls have infiltrated the very northern reaches of the summit, allying themselves with the mogu.

Geography

The lowlands of the summit consist of rolling hills of tundra, with only sparse pockets of trees scattered throughout. This rocky area is where the yaungol presence is felt the most, as many former pandaren farms and homes have been attacked and razed, and some of the structures still burn. The Sha of Anger makes periodic visits to some of these sites, the creature's proximity inciting the attackers into a greater state of rage.

Further up the summit the snows begin, and the rocky crags jut from the hard ground. The grummle use much of the paths in this steep terrain as their trade routes, their yak caravans braving the cold, the snows, and the marauding hozen. Peaks that seem to touch the clouds tower overhead, and the most secluded pandaren temples and training grounds are found shielded in this environment. This area is also dotted with many caves, some of them overrun by the hozen, others by fierce yeti, and still others by the indigenous sprites.

Along the northern-most coast is where the warmest climate is, as it is much lower in elevation than the rest of the zone and touches the sea. Reached initially by hot air balloon, Zouchin Province is lush, filled with green hills, waterfalls, small pools, and stretches of sandy beach. The pandaren living here are seeing their fair share of danger as well, though, as the Zandalari trolls have razed the buildings along the shore and possess much of the beach - as well as a nearby island - to serve as their base of operations.

Travel

Getting there

Gryphon

Both the Alliance and Horde will typically access this area by taking a boat through the Ancient Passage within the Veiled Stair. The boat will deposit them in Binan Village in the southeastern part of the summit. The passage can also be taken by foot, though there is a large saurok presence within.

Flight Master locations

Neutral 15 Binan Village
Neutral 15 Shado-Pan Fallback
Neutral 15 Temple of the White Tiger
Neutral 15 Zouchin Village
Neutral 15 One Keg
Neutral 15 Kota Basecamp
Neutral 15 Winter's Blossom
Official alliance mini-icon Westwind Rest
Official horde mini-icon Eastwind Rest

Boat locations

Neutral 15 Binan Village (ferry to Veiled Stair)

Adjacent regions

Inhabitants

Beasts
Classification Type
Beast Bats
Carrion birds
Crabs
Crows
Goats
Hawks
Hyenas
Mushan
Pterrordaxes
Raptors
Tigers
Water striders
Yaks
Dragonkin Cloud serpents
Elemental Sha
Sprite
Humanoid Dire trolls
Gnolls
Goblins
Grummle
Hozen
Humans
Jinyu
Mantid
Mogu
Pandaren
Trolls
Tuskarr
Virmen
Yaungol
Yetis
Undead Banshees

Resources

Notable characters

Main article: Kun-Lai Summit NPCs

Quests

Main article: Kun-Lai Summit quests

Areas of interest

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Maps

Dungeons

Dungeon Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Instance portal blue Shado-Pan Monastery 88-90 5-man  ??

Subzones

WoW Icon 16x16 In-game

Media

Images

Video

MoP Beta - Kun-Lai Summit03:13

MoP Beta - Kun-Lai Summit

Kun-Lai Summit flyover

Patch changes



Trivia

The flat plains area of Kun-Lai summit resemble areas of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.


References

  1. ^ Zone Previews. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site (US). Retrieved on 2011-10-22.
       Zone Previews. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site (EU). Retrieved on 2011-10-25.

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