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Neutral 32 Rewriting the Battle of Darrowshire
Level range55-60
ZonesWestern Plaguelands, Eastern Plaguelands
... Wherein the hero discovers the various fates of the Redpath family, and with the assistance of Chromie of the bronze dragonflight, attempts to rewrite a short portion of history.

Rewriting the Battle of Darrowshire Edit

Prelude: What happened to Pamela? Edit

Two separate people can get you started on this series of quests.

Official alliance mini-icon [55] Sister Pamela

Jessica Redpath fled Lordaeron during the Great War, and so escaped the Scourge that followed. Eventually, she settled in Everlook. She misses her sister, and the rest of her family, and asks you to see what became of them.

Neutral 15 [55] Little Pamela

The ghost of Marlene Redpath still haunts a home in Sorrow Hill, near the Ruins of Andorhal in Western Plaguelands. During the battle of Darrowshire, she hid young Pamela in the a building just outside of the town itself. She does not, though, know what happened to her. She, too, asks you to look for her in the ruins of Darrowshire.


Uncovering the past Edit

Neutral 15 [55] Pamela's Doll

You find that like her aunt, Pamela is now just a ghost. The building she was hidden in was burned, much like the rest of Darrowshire when it fell to Horgus the Ravager and Marduk the Black.

Now, she simply wants you to find her dolly for her.

You go looking through the ruins. Several times you are assaulted by ghosts of the past, but eventually you find enough pieces of the doll that you are able to put it back together for the lost little girl.


Neutral 15 [56] Auntie Marlene

Pamela is lonely, and asks you to find her Aunt Marlene for her.

She asks you to find her Uncle Carlin as well. While completing this is not required for the quest chain, you will be seeing Carlin Redpath soon anyway. And as mentioned above, you may have met Marlene before.


Neutral 15 [56] A Strange Historian

Marlene wishes greatly that Joseph Redpath could be with his daughter again, but the Scourge twisted him into a monster. However, she has heard of a gnome with strange powers, currently residing in the ruined inn in Andorhal, one of the few buildings still mostly intact. She directs you to a monument to Joseph, in the adjoining graveyard, where his wedding ring was placed in lieu of the his body, destroyed during his defeat.

Some connection still exists between the wedding ring and Joseph's spirit, as you hear it call to you (Save me) as you remove the ring from the monument.


Neutral 15 [56] The Annals of Darrowshire

Battling your way through the scourge haunting Andorhal, you finally meet Chromie in the ruined inn. She reveals that she is a "Temporal Investigator" from the bronze dragonflight, having taken on the aspect of a gnome to make people more comfortable.

She can't help Joseph Redpath in the here-and-now, but she does tell you that there may be a way to change his past. For that, though, she needs to learn what his past was. In the Andorhal city hall (the OTHER building still mostly standing), a copy of the Annals of Darrowshire can be found.

You search through the books littering the city hall floor, and find quite a few that have been trapped in some mystic way, summoning Decrepit Guardians. (Hmm... opposition to changing the past? This promises that such change IS possible...) Eventually, you do find the Annals for Chromie, though.


Neutral 15 [56] Brother Carlin

Chromie casts a spell upon the book, adding pages describing the eventual fates of all the major participants. One of the new passages tells of Carlin Redpath, a surviving member of the family. Chromie asks you to take the book to him.

You meet with him at Lights Hope Chapel in the eastern reaches of the Eastern Plaguelands, and it seems that news has not reached him yet, as he asks how Tirisfal fares... You show him the book, and it's new annex. He is astounded, and feels he must find the truth of it.

Relics of the past Edit

Carlin Redpath sets two tasks before you.

These quests can be completed in any order.
Neutral 15 [57] Villains of Darrowshire

The (extended) annals tell of the how the body of Horgus the Ravager was thrown into a lake north of Corin's Crossing, and the fabled sword of Marduk the Black was shattered and lost in a gorge west of Corin's Crossing. Carlin asks you to bring those to him.

You travel to the lake, and find a battle going on, a remembrance of the Battle of Darrowshire being reenacted by ghosts. Nearby, you locate the Skull of Horgus. Taking it, you note that the ghosts disperse.

Next, you explore the chasms west of Corin's Crossing, and find more ghostly marauders wandering about. You locate the Shattered Sword of Marduk and again note that the ghosts disperse as you retrieve the pieces.

Carlin is glad to have the relics, and confirms that there is indeed some sort of power remaining in them. They also bring back memories of dark times...


Neutral 15 [56] Heroes of Darrowshire

In addition to those relics of the Villains, Carlin also asked you to retrieve relics from the heroes. In particular, the Libram of Davil Lightfire, and the shield of Joseph Redpath.

The libram, you learn, was taken by the Scarlet Crusade to Hearthglen. They study it often, looking to draw strength from Davil's writings. They are... loath to surrender it. Some blood is shed, and lives lost, in the discussion that follows. You prevail, though. Leaving Hearthglen, you find yourself haunted by a Darrowshire Poltergeist, recalling the dangers of Horgus and Marduk.

The shield, Carlin tells you, was broken near Gahrron's Withering west of Darrowshire. Easily enough you locate the shield, though the scourge influence is strong near that farm. You dispatch several scourge-tainted spirits, and walk away with the broken shield.


Neutral 15 [60] Marauders of Darrowshire

Carlin has told Chromie of the relics you have gathered, and tells you of the next thing she needs for her spell: the skulls of 5 of the scourge who participated in the battle. To properly identify them, Chromie has given Carlin (who passes to you) a crystal that will identify the proper skulls.

The fact that you have to demolish Scourge Champions to get the skulls is merely a bonus. It takes a while, but eventually you do find enough skulls for Chromie, and return to Carlin with them.


Neutral 15 [60] Return to Chromie

Chromie has asked for the relics (including the skulls, naturally), and Carlin has bundled them up for you to take to her.


Reliving the past Edit

Neutral 15 [60] The Battle of Darrowshire

Chromie puts a spell upon the relics, and gives you instructions. It seems that you will take part in the Battle of Darrowshire! You are to place the relic bundle in the center of Darrowshire, whereupon the spirits of Darrowshire will rise again and relive the battle.

Your instructions are:

Redpath became corrupted, therefore he had to become corrupted, you could not prevent that. But you could, and do, limit the damage he causes, and even save Darrowshire in the process.


Neutral 15 [60] Hidden Treasures

You talk with the ghost of Pamela Redpath again. She tells you her daddy said the fighting is over and he will be home soon. Her daddy told her to welcome you, should you stop by, so she made tea.

Her daddy also told her to thank you, and give you a key, that opens a chest behind the house.

You open the chest, and find some powerful magical items.


Rewards Edit

Summary Edit

  1. Official alliance mini-icon [55] Sister Pamela or Neutral 15 [55] Little Pamela
  2. Neutral 15 [55] Pamela's Doll
  3. Neutral 15 [56] Auntie Marlene
  4. Neutral 15 [56] A Strange Historian
  5. Neutral 15 [56] The Annals of Darrowshire
  6. Neutral 15 [56] Brother Carlin
  7. Both of the following, in any order:
  8. Neutral 15 [60] Marauders of Darrowshire
  9. Neutral 15 [60] Return to Chromie
  10. Neutral 15 [60R] The Battle of Darrowshire
  11. Neutral 15 [60] Hidden Treasures

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