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Both 32 A Special Surprise
StartKnight Commander Plaguefist
EndKnight Commander Plaguefist
Level55
Requires Level 55
CategoryDeath Knight
Experience12,250 XP
or 73Silver50Copper at Level 90
Rewards1 Bonus talent
85Silver
PreviousA Cry For Vengeance!
NextA Sort Of Homecoming

The quest proceeds differently with a different target NPC depending on the race of the character completing the quest:

Blood Elf Draenei Dwarf Forsaken Gnome Cataclysm-Logo-Small Goblin
Human Night Elf Orc Tauren Troll Cataclysm-Logo-Small Worgen

Objectives Edit

Knight Commander Plaguefist at the Chapel of the Crimson Flame has ordered you to execute <NPC>, an Argent Dawn prisoner inside the nearby prison house.

  • <NPC> slain

Description Edit

We got here, tore the place apart, and headed toward the prison house. We weren't expecting what we found in there, <name>. Seems the Crusade's been real busy. That whole thing is full of Argent Dawn prisoners. Most of them were already dead by the time we arrived, but a few were still breathing.

I was about to go in there and execute the rest of them, but I think you should have the honors. In particular, there's a real feisty <race> in there that I think you'll take great pleasure in executing.

Quest events Edit

Players get a slightly different version of this quest based on their race.

  • The blood elf version targets Lady Eonys:
    Come to finish the job, have you?
    You'll look me in the eyes when...
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
    Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember the majestic halls of Silvermoon City, where you were born. Remember the splendor of life, <brother/sister>. You were a champion of the sin'dorei once! This isn't you.
    Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Silvermoon. This world is worth saving!
    Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!
  • The draenei version targets Valok the Righteous:
    Come to finish the job, have you?
    You'll look me in the eyes when...
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize those face tentacles anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
    You don't remember me, do you? Blasted Scourge... They've tried to drain you of everything that made you a righteous force of reckoning. Every last ounce of good... Everything that made you a draenei!
    Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember the proud mountains of Argus, where you were born. Remember the splendor of life, <brother/sister>. You were a champion of the draenei once! This isn't you.
    Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Argus. Don't let that happen to this world.
  • The dwarf version targets Donovan Pulfrost:
    Come to finish the job, have ye?
    Well this son o' Ironforge would like...
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to ye, <lad/lass>?
    Ye don't remember me, do ye? Blasted Scourge... They've tried to drain ye o' everything that made ye a righteous force o' reckoning. Every last ounce o' good... Everything that made you a <son/daughter> of Ironforge!
    Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember the snow capped mountains o' Dun Morogh! Ye were born there, <lad/lass>. Remember the splendor o' life, <name>! Ye were a champion o' the dwarves once! This isn't ye!
    Listen to me, <name>. Ye must fight against the Lich King's control. He's a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use ye to accomplish his goals. Ye were once a hero and ye can be again. Fight, damn ye! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both <name>... For KHAAAAAAAAZZZ MODAAAAAANNNNNN!!!
  • The Forsaken version targets Antoine Brack:
    Come to finish the job, have you?
    Ironic, isn't it? To be killed...
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize that decay anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
    You don't remember me, do you? We were humans once - long, long ago - until Lordaeron fell to the Scourge. Your transformation to a Scourge zombie came shortly after my own. Not long after that, our minds were freed by the Dark Lady.
    A pact was made, <brother/sister>! We vowed vengeance against the Lich King! For what he had done to us! We battled the Scourge as Forsaken, pushing them back into the plaguelands and freeing Tirisfal! You and I were champions of the Forsaken!
    Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals AGAIN. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Tirisfal! This world is worth saving!
    Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!
  • The gnome version targets Goby Blastenheimer:
    Come to finish the job, have you?
    If you'd allow me just one...
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
    You don't remember me, do you? Blasted Scourge... They've tried to drain you of everything that made you a pint-sized force of reckoning. Every last ounce of good... Everything that made you a gnome!
    Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember Gnomeregan before those damned troggs! Remember the feel of an [arclight spanner] <brother/sister>. You were a champion of gnome-kind once! This isn't you.
    Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Gnomeregan! This world is worth saving.
    Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small The goblin version targets Gally Lumpstain:
    C... can't we work this out somehow?
    Alright, j... just let me... let me st... stand up.
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
    You don't remember me, <name>? I lost count of the number of jobs you and I ran back in the day on Kezan. Then I picked up a real bad Kaja'Cola habit and you saved me! It was you who took me to Kalimdor to join the Steamwheedle Cartel. You were the only good goblin I knew. That's how I ended up in the Argent Dawn, because I knew it's what you woulda done. How could this have happened to you?
    Remember the goblin you once were, <brother/sister>! You were my best friend! Fight this!
    Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster who wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <name>... Remember Kezan, our beloved home. This world is worth saving.
    Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!
  • The human version targets Ellen Stanbridge:
    Come to finish the job, have you?
    I'd like to stand for...
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
    You don't remember me, do you? Blasted Scourge...They've tried to drain of everything that made you a righteous force of reckoning. Every last ounce of good... Everything that made you a human!
    Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember the hills and valleys of Elwynn, where you were born. Remember the splendor of life, <brother/sister>. You were a champion of the Alliance once! This isn't you.
    Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Elwynn. This world is worth saving.
    Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!
  • The night elf version targets Yazmina Oakenthorn:
    Come to finish the job, have you?
    I'd like to stand for...
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you <name>?
    You don't remember me? When you were a child your mother would leave you in my care while she served at the Temple of the Moon. I held you in my arms and fed you with honey and sheep's milk to calm you until she would return. You were my little angel. Blasted Scourge... What have they done to you, <name>?
    You must remember the splendor of life, <brother/sister>. You were a champion of the Kaldorei once! This isn't you!
    Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Teldrassil, our beloved home. This world is worth saving.
    Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!
  • The orc version targets Kug Ironjaw:
    Come to finish the job, have you?
    I want to die like an orc...
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
    You don't recognize me, do you? Blasted Scourge... They've tried to drain you of everything that made you a righteous force of reckoning. Every last ounce of good... Everything that made you an orc!
    Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember Durotar, <brother/sister>! Remember the sacrifices our heroes made so that we could be free of the blood curse. Harken back to the Valley of Trials, where we were reborn into a world without demonic influence. We found the splendor of life, <name>. Together! This isn't you. You were a champion of the Horde once!
    Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... For the Horde! This world is worth saving.
    Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!
  • The tauren version targets Malar Bravehorn:
    Come to finish the job, have you?
    You'll look me in the eyes when...
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize those horns anywhere... What have they done to you, <name>?
    You don't remember me, do you? Blasted Scourge... They've tried to drain you of everything that made you a righteous force of reckoning. Every last ounce of good... Everything that made you a tauren!
    Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember the rolling plains of Mulgore, where you were born. Remember the splendor of life, <brother/sister>. You were a champion of the tauren once! This isn't you.
    Listen to me <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Mulgore. This world is worth saving.
    Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!
  • The troll version targets Iggy Darktusk:
    Come ta finish da job, mon?
    Dis troll gonna stand for da...
    <Name>? Mon?
    <Name>, I'd recognize dem tusks anywhere... What... What have dey done ta you, mon?
    You don't remember me, mon? Damn da Scourge! Dey gone ta drain you of everytin dat made ya a mojo masta. Every last ounce of good... Everytin' dat made ya a troll hero, mon!
    TINK <name>. Tink back, mon! We be Darkspear, mon! Bruddas and sistas! Remember when we fought the Zalazane and done took he head and freed da Echo Isles? MON! TINK! You was a champion of da Darkspear trolls!
    Listen ta me, <brudda/sista>. You must fight against da Lich King's control. He be a monstar dat want ta see dis world - our world - be ruined. Don't let he use you ta accomplish he goals. You be a hero once and you be a hero again! Fight it, mon! Fight he control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    Der... Der's no more time for me. I be done for. Finish me off <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Sen'jin Village, mon! Dis world be worth saving!
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small The worgen version targets Lord Harford:
    Come to finish the job, have you?
    You'll look me in the eyes when...
    <Name>?
    <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
    You don't remember me? We were both servants of Arugal back in Silverpine Forest. We put up with his merciless torture for ages. It was you who saved me on that fateful night when we escaped Shadowfang Keep.
    Without you I would have died. YOU! The most noble worgen I ever knew.
    What have they done to you, <name>? How could this have happened?
    Remember the worgen you once were, <brother/sister>! You were our savior! Fight this!
    Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
    Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
    There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Gilneas, our beloved home. This world is worth saving.
    Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

Rewards Edit

You will receive: 85Silver and 1 Bonus talent

Progress Edit

How does it feel?

Completion Edit

Felt good, didn't it? You're not one of them anymore, <name>. You're Scourge. You're one of us. Forever...

Notes Edit

  • If you have a pet ghoul, put him on passive. Otherwise he attacks and kills the target before you can draw blood, depriving you of credit for the kill. Also, if you don't kill him/her fast enough, another Death Knight can. However, if you don't kill him, no one gets the credit, as the prisoner will die from their injuries. It's possible that this was maybe as an oversight or to stop others from kill stealing.

Quest progression Edit

# Neutral 15 [55] In Service Of The Lich King
  1. Neutral 15 [55] The Emblazoned Runeblade
  2. Neutral 15 [55] Runeforging: Preparation For Battle
  3. Neutral 15 [55] The Endless Hunger
  4. Neutral 15 [55] The Eye Of Acherus
  5. Neutral 15 [55] Death Comes From On High
  6. Neutral 15 [55] The Might Of The Scourge
  7. Neutral 15 [55] Report To Scourge Commander Thalanor
  8. Neutral 15 [55] The Scarlet Harvest
  9. Neutral 15 [55] If Chaos Drives, Let Suffering Hold The Reins
  10. Neutral 15 [55] Gothik the Harvester
  11. Neutral 15 [55] The Gift That Keeps On Giving
  12. Neutral 15 [55] An Attack Of Opportunity
  13. Neutral 15 [55] Massacre At Light's Point
  14. Neutral 15 [55] Victory At Death's Breach!
  15. Neutral 15 [55] The Will Of The Lich King
  16. Neutral 15 [55] The Crypt of Remembrance
    Side quest: Neutral 15 [55] The Plaguebringer's Request & Neutral 15 [55] Noth's Special Brew & Neutral 15 [55] More Skulls For Brew
  17. Neutral 15 [55] Nowhere To Run And Nowhere To Hide & Neutral 15 [55] Lambs To The Slaughter
  18. Neutral 15 [55] How To Win Friends And Influence Enemies
  19. Neutral 15 [55] Behind Scarlet Lines
  20. Neutral 15 [55] The Path Of The Righteous Crusader, Neutral 15 [55] Brothers In Death
  21. Neutral 15 [55] Bloody Breakout
  22. Neutral 15 [55] A Cry For Vengeance!
  23. Both 15 [55] A Special Surprise
  24. Neutral 15 [55] A Sort Of Homecoming
  25. Neutral 15 [55] Ambush At The Overlook
  26. Neutral 15 [55] A Meeting With Fate
  27. Neutral 15 [55] The Scarlet Onslaught Emerges
  28. Neutral 15 [55] Scarlet Armies Approach...
  29. Neutral 15 [55] The Scarlet Apocalypse
  30. Neutral 15 [55] An End To All Things...
  31. Neutral 15 [55] The Lich King's Command
  32. Neutral 15 [55] The Light of Dawn
  33. Neutral 15 [55] Taking Back Acherus
  34. Neutral 15 [55] The Battle For The Ebon Hold
  35. Official alliance mini-icon [55] Where Kings Walk or Official horde mini-icon [55] Warchief's Blessing

Patch changes Edit

External links Edit

A Special Surprise
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