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Alliance 32 The Smoldering Ruins of Thaurissan
StartRoyal Historian Archesonus
EndRoyal Historian Archesonus
Level54
Requires Level 50
CategoryIronforge
Experience775 XP
or 4Silver65Copper at Level 90
Reputation+10 Ironforge
NextOfficial alliance mini-icon [54] The Smoldering Ruins of Thaurissan (2)

Objectives Edit

Listen to Royal Historian Archesonus recant the history of Thaurissan.

Description Edit

Would you like to hear a brief history of the Dark Iron dwarves?

Progress Edit

Allow me to finish telling you the story of Thaurissan.

Completion Edit

Shall we proceed?

Gains Edit

Upon completion of this quest you will gain:

The history of Thaurissan Edit

GossipgossipiconI am ready, Historian Archesonus.

Hundreds of years ago, the great city of Thaurissan stood proudly in a lush expanse of land that is now the dilapidated Burning Steppes.
Thaurissan was home to the nation of Dark Iron dwarves and at the time, in the midst of a civil war among the dwarven nation at large.
You see, that area of the world was at one point in time part of the Redridge Mountains - until the day that Thaurissan was consumed by a gigantic explosion. The city lay in ruin, the surrounding areas reduced to an ashy wasteland.

GossipgossipiconThat is tragic. How did this happen?

We do not know.
The Dark Irons that did survive made their way into the mountain and began rebuilding their city.
From the ashes of Thaurissan then rose Blackrock Spire and the new Dark Iron nation. Additional fortifications were made within the Searing Gorge, in the area known as the Cauldron.
Stories of an ancient evil that controlled the kingdom of Dark Irons began to circulate.

GossipgossipiconInteresting, continue please

Recently, the Dark Irons have been seen on the surface world with greater regularity. Fortresses have been built in the Badlands. Massive exploratory forces have been sent into the depths of Uldaman in search of ancient lore. They have even invaded our own homeland, striking at our dam near the loch.

GossipgossipiconUnbelievable! How dare they??

We need adventurers to assist us, <name>. Will you help?

GossipgossipiconOf course I will help!


Quest progression Edit

  1. The Smoldering Ruins of Thaurissan
  2. The Smoldering Ruins of Thaurissan (2)

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