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Neutral 32 Defending the Rift
StartErunak Stonespeaker
EndOfficial alliance mini-icon Captain Taylor
Official horde mini-icon Legionnaire Nazgrim
Level82
Requires Level 80
CategoryAbyssal Depths
Experience52,350 XP
or 4Gold99Silver4Copper at Level 90
Reputation+250 Stormwind/Orgrimmar
Rewards[Submariner's Weighted Treads] or [Signet of the Lookout] or [Drape of the Helmsman]
24Gold 60Silver
PreviousOfficial alliance mini-icon Back to Darkbreak Cove
Official horde mini-icon Back to the Tenebrous Cavern

Objectives Edit

Speak to Erunak in Darkbreak Cove/Tenebrous Cavern to enter the battle for the Abyssal Breach.

  • Fight in the Battle for Abyssal Breach

Description Edit

The whispers of the elements are crowding my thoughts, <name>...

The Throne of the Tides is under siege!

We cannot stand idly by while the naga threaten Neptulon's realm.

Make ready! With this submarine and its armaments, perhaps we can make a difference.

Speak to me when you are prepared for battle.

Completion Edit

Official alliance mini-icon Alliance
We did what we could, <name>.
I'm afraid our mission has just become even more difficult.
Official horde mini-icon Horde
They may think they've won, but my axe and I have something to say about that!

Rewards Edit

You will receive:

You will also be able to choose one of the following:

Inv boots plate dungeonplate c 03
[Submariner's Weighted Treads]
Inv misc stonering1
[Signet of the Lookout]
Inv misc cape cataclysm melee c 01
[Drape of the Helmsman]

Notes Edit

Talk to Erunak again to start the event.

Make your preparations, <name>, but do it quickly!

Gossipgossipicon I am prepared, Erunak. Let's go!

The camera cuts outside as the sub exits the cave heading toward the Abyssal Breach. Inside the sub, players are in the bridge along with the crew and Erunak.
Official alliance mini-icon Pincer X2 Crewmember/Official horde mini-icon Verne Crewmember yells: I have a clear shot here! Get me more ammo!
Official alliance mini-icon Captain Taylor yells: Keep moving, men! I want a steady stream of shells for these guns!
Official horde mini-icon Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: You heard him! Keep that gun stocked with ammo!
Stormwind Soldier says: Aye, sir!
Pincer X2 Crewmenber says: Wahoo! This is what I call a target-rich environment!
Verne Crewmember says: Now this is what I call a target rich environment!
Erunak Stonespeaker says: Use caution when firing those shells...
Erunak Stonespeaker says: Neptulon's revenants must not consider us enemies!
Captain Taylor/Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: Keep those naga away from the crater!
Captain Taylor yells: If they manage to enter the breach we will never get them out!
Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: If they get a foothold in the plane of water, we'll never get 'em out!
Official alliance mini-icon Engineer Hexascrub/Official horde mini-icon Fiasco Sizzlegrin says: Calculating trajectory...
Engineer Hexascrub/Fiasco Sizzlegrin says: Calibrating fuse...
Engineer Hexascrub/Fiasco Sizzlegrin says: Munitions ready!
Official alliance mini-icon Ensign Ebbert/Verne Crewmember yells: Commence Fire!
Engineer Hexascrub/Fiasco Sizzlegrin says: Wahoo!
Captain Taylor says: Where is Neptulon in all of this, shaman?
Captain Taylor says: Why does he not protect his own domain?
Legionnaire Nazgrim says: Where's the mighty Neptulon, shaman?!
Legionnaire Nazgrim says: Why are we stuck protecting his domain?
Erunak Stonespeaker says: The lords of the elemental planes are beings of pure chaos, <Captain/Nazgrim>.
Erunak Stonespeaker says: No one can discern their motives...
Captain Taylor says: If he doesn't defend his home, he'll soon be without one.
Legionnaire Nazgrim says: Bah! Unless he wants his home overrun by these serpents, he'd better show himself...
Engineer Ebbert/Verne Crewmember says: Look at the size of those things. What ARE they?
Erunak Stonespeaker says: The naga have enlisted the aid of the Old God's minions.
Erunak Stonespeker says: Twisted creatures bent on the destruction of all living beings.
Engineer Ebbert/Verne Crewmember says: <Gulp>Sorry I asked...
Captain Taylor/Legionnaire Nazgrim says: The elementals are <clearly/grossly> outnumbered.
Captain Taylor says: They fight in vain...
Legionnaire Nazgrim says: They don't stand a chance...
Erunak Stonespeaker says: I sense desperation in them.
Erunak Stonespeaker says: Without aid, they will fail.
The sub is circling the breach, taking pot shots, but there's not much the ship can do at distance against such numbers.
Captain Taylor yells: This isn't helping!
Captain Taylor says: We cannot hold off the naga this way.
Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: Enough of this!
Legionnaire Nazgrim says: We waste our time here just floating about...
Captain Taylor/Legionnaire Nazgrim says: If we are to defend the rift, we must do it directly!
Captain Taylor says: Set us down as close to the crater as possible.
Ensign Ebbert says: Impossible sir! The current's too strong!
Legionnaire Nazgrim says: Set us down next to the crater!
Verne Crewmember says: Th-there's no way, sir! The current... it's too strong!
The camera cuts outside as Lady Naz'jar tails the ship, ordering her naga to destroy it!
Lady Naz'jar says: What hubrisss these fools possesss!
Lady Naz'jar says: It ssshall profit them nothing, sssave it be a ssspeedy demise!
Lady Naz'jar says: Dessstroy them!
The ship catches fire, then crashes to the southwest of the breach. The crew escapes outside, barely.
Erunak Stonespeaker says: Arise, friend. We have no time to lick our wounds!
Spotted, waves of naga start attacking!
Captain Taylor yells: We've been spotted! Make ready!
Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: On your feet! Naga attack!
The party fends off the wave, but doesn't make any progress. Realizing this, Taylor calls for help.
Captain Taylor yells: Erunak! We don't have time for this...
Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: We must hurry! Do something, shaman!
Erunak blasts them to smithereens.
Captain Taylor yells: The submarine's gonna blow! Move out!
Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: That sub's gunna blow! We have to move, now!
Erunak Stonespeaker says: We must make our way to the crater!
The party moves closer, to the northeast.
Captain Taylor yells: More naga! Brace yourselves!
Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: More naga... make ready!
Another wave, but Erunak quickly tires of this.
Erunak Stonespeaker yells: Enough!
Erunak Stonespeaker says: We must make haste! The elementals cannot endure this siege.
Moving onward, the next wave is Lady Sira'kess, who freezes the party in its tracks!
Captain Taylor says: More delays... Form up, men!
Legionnaire Nazgrim says: I grow weary of these naga!
Lady Sira'kess says: Ahh, visitorsss!
Lady Sira'kess says: What an unexpected sssurprise.
Lady Sira'kess says: You mussst forgive me... I have no time to ssstay and play.
Lady Sira'kess says: In my absssence, my sservantsss will... sssee to your needs.
Lady Sira'kess says: Do enjoy yourssselves!
Sira'kess summons in some tentacles, then turns and heads toward the breach, but Taylor/Nazgrim charges through!
Captain Taylor yells: We don't die that easily, sea-witch!
Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: I'll die someday, sea-witch...
Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: ...but not today!
Erunak Stonespeaker yells: Neptulon's minions are growing desperate! We must hurry!
The party reaches the last ridge before the cliff of the Breach.
Erunak Stonespeaker yells: This is it! The entrance to Neptulon's realm...
Lady Naz'jar yells: Come, children of Azshara! At last, we lay claim to the Plane of water!
Captain Taylor/Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: Naz'jar and her honor guard... Fight for your lives!
The camera cuts away as Nazjar's forces attack. Finally, Neptulon himself appears out of the Breach!
Lady Naz'jar yells: Go, my naga! Welcome the mighty Tidehunter to Azeroth!
Lady Naz'jar yells: You fool! This day shall be your last!
Neptulon yells: You and your scaly worms are no match for me...
Neptulon yells: You've reached too far, serpent. You shall suffer greatly for your tresspass!
Neptulon strikes, taking out a significant portion of Naz'jar's forces. The camera turns from Naz'jar and Neptulon to show Neptulon's wrath upon the naga. It reaches the player party, which is not faring well, as the Seals are getting stolen by naga again!
Stormwind Seal/Hellscream's Vanguard yells: Ahhhhh!
Stormwind Seal/Hellscream's Vanguard yells: Noooo!
Stormwind Seal/Hellscream's Vanguard yells: Gah... heeelp!
Captain Taylor/Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: Die, worm!
Then, the camera pans back to Naz'jar, as she unleashes her trump, Ozumat!}}
Lady Naz'jar yells: To me, my minions! Strike now!
Lady Naz'jar yells: Now! Unleash the kraken!
Ozumat attaches itself to Neptulon's "head" and Naz'jar celebrates her victory as the naga enter the breach.
Lady Naz'jar yells: Follow me, my pets! The realm of the mighty Neptulon is ours at last!
Neptulon yells: Aaaaaahhh...
Afterwards, Erunak and Taylor/Nazgrim talk, floating over the edge of the breach.
Captain Taylor says: What now, old friend?
Legionnaire Nazgrim says: Well, shaman, what now?
Erunak Stonespeaker says: We have suffered a tragic defeat.
Erunak Stonespeaker says: Any hope for the future of our world has grown much bleaker.
Erunak Stonespeaker says: Thrall must be told of this day's events.
Erunak Stonespeaker says: He will guide our next steps...
A tentacle comes out of the breach and yanks Erunak down into it!
Captain Taylor yells: Erunak! Noooo!
Legionnaire Nazgrim yells: Erunak! Behind you!

Speak to Taylor/Nazgrim to conclude the quest.

Media Edit

  • Pincer X2 departing Darkbreak Cove.
  • The Verne departing Tenebrous Cavern.
  • Pincer X2 arriving at the battle.
  • The Verne arriving at the battle.
  • Pincer X2 pursued by naga.
  • The Verne pursued by naga.
  • Pincer X2 under attack!
  • The Verne under attack!
  • Neptulon attacked by the naga.
  • Neptulon fighting Lady Naz'jar.
  • The naga secret weapon: the kraken!
  • Ozumat bests Neptulon.
  • The battle is lost.
  • Insult to injury: Erunak is taken.

Quest progressionEdit

  1. Neutral 15 [81] Full Circle (optional)
  2. Complete all of:
  3. Official alliance mini-icon [81] The Brothers Digsong / Official horde mini-icon [81] Orako
  4. Official alliance mini-icon [81] Phosphora Hunting / Official horde mini-icon [81] "Glow-Juice"
  5. Complete all of:
  6. Official alliance mini-icon [81] One Last Favor / Official horde mini-icon [81] Orako's Report
  7. Neutral 15 [82] Treasure Reclamation
  8. Neutral 15 [82] Promontory Point
  9. Neutral 15 [82] Scalding Shrooms / Neutral 15 [82] Into the Totem
  10. Neutral 15 [82] ... It Will Come
  11. Neutral 15 [82] Unplug L'ghorek
  12. Neutral 15 [82] Communing with the Ancient
  13. Neutral 15 [82] Runestones of Binding / Neutral 15 [82] Ascend No More!
  14. Neutral 15 [82] Twilight Extermination
  15. Neutral 15 [82] All that Rises
  16. Official alliance mini-icon [82] Back to Darkbreak Cove / Official horde mini-icon [82] Back to the Tenebrous Cavern
  17. Neutral 15 [82] Defending the Rift

Patch historyEdit

External linksEdit

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