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Neutral 32 Valley of the Four Winds
Level 86 - 87
TheHeartland
The Heartland
RacesIconSmall Pandaren MaleIconSmall Pandaren Female Pandaren
Major settlementsHalfhill
The Heartland
Minor settlementsNew Cifera
Stoneplow
Nesingwary's Safari
AffiliationNeutral
LocationSouth-central Pandaria
Sources: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria β
A tranquil plain of lush farmland, bordered by dense mysterious jungles along the south and impassible mountains to the north. The valley is considered the "breadbasket" of Pandaria, but the year’s harvest is in jeopardy and a terrible malaise has overcome the pandaren that live along the coast. The valley is also the home of the legendary Stormstout Brewery, where Chen Stormstout and his niece Li Li hope to journey to discover the whereabouts of their long-lost ancestors.[1]

The Valley of the Four Winds is large zone and the second one in leveling for players after the Jade Forest. The northern part of the zone is mostly pandaren farmland and rice paddies and the south side consists of a long river and cliffs, with hills descending into the Krasarang Wilds. It has a dungeon called the Stormstout Brewery. The mantid make their presence known towards the end of the questing experience, where they are found breaching the wall that kept them confined to the Dread Wastes.

The Valley is located in the heart of Pandaria and is also its agricultural center. Players meet members of the Tillers faction here and help them with their crops. Gaining reputation will involve things such as planting and clearing fields. Players will also meet Chen Stormstout and assist him with clearing the Brewery.[2]

Geography

The majority of the Valley of the Four Winds consists of gently rolling hills along varying levels of elevation. There are numerous pools and marshes, as well as waterfalls that both spill into the Valley and cascade from the Valley into the Krasarang Wilds to the south. The heart of the Valley is where most of the pandaren farms and settlements are located.

The northern border consist of sheer cliffs, separating the valley from the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. A steep path cut through the mountain leads through the Veiled Stair to Kun-Lai Summit. The western border of the valley is sealed by the Great Wall, which has kept the mantid at bay for time immemorial.

The Yan-Zhe River cuts along the southern border, and a thin strip of land beyond consist of the Cliffs of Despair. Access to the Krasarang Wilds beyond can only be done at either end of the cliffs via steep slopes that roll their way downward.

There is only one forest within the valley, and that is in the northwest. Thick with bamboo, it is shrouded in dense fog.

Travel

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Getting there

Players will primarily make their way from the Jade Forest into the Valley. This can be done virtually anywhere along the due western border of the Jade Forest by crossing the waterway, though there is a proper bridge northwest of Nectarbreeze Orchard and southeast of Grookin Hill.

Flight Master locations

Neutral 15 Pang's Stead
Neutral 15 Grassy Cline
Neutral 15 Halfhill
Neutral 15 Stoneplow

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Official alliance mini-icon Access Official horde mini-icon Access
Jade Forest Neutral 15 85-87 East By foot By foot
Krasarang Wilds Neutral 15 86-90 South By foot By foot
Dread Wastes Neutral 15 89-90 West  ??  ??
Veiled Stair Neutral 15 86-88 Northeast By foot via Path of a Hundred Steps By foot via Path of a Hundred Steps
Vale of Eternal Blossoms Neutral 15 90 North  ??  ??

Inhabitants

Beasts
Classification Type
Beast Cranes
Deer
Foxes
Grouper
Gulls
Hawks
Horses
Moths
Mushan
Shaghorns
Silkworms
Stags
Turtles
Worgs
Yaks
Elemental Mistlurkers
Sprites
Humanoid Hozen
Jinyu
Mantid
Pandaren
Saurok
Virmen

Resources

Notable characters

Main article: Valley of the Four Winds NPCs

Quests

Quest point
Main article: Valley of the Four Winds quests

Areas of interest

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Maps

Dungeons

Dungeon Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Instance portal blue Stormstout Brewery 85-87 5-man TBD

Subzones

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Media

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Notes

  • Not accessible until Mists-Logo-Small Beta build 15589.[3]

Patch changes

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.
  2. ^ Mists of Pandaria 2012 Press Event. MMO-Champion. Retrieved on 2012-03-19.
  3. ^ Medievaldragon 2012-04-12. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Beta Patch 11 (Build 15589). Blizzplanet.

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