A Desperate Bargain

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NeutralA Desperate Bargain

Sylvanas and Helya
Start Ashildir
End Helya's Altar
Level 100 - 110 (Requires 98)
Category Helheim
Experience 22,600
Reputation +150 Valarjar
Rewards 19g 40s
Previous N [100 - 110] Stealth by Seaweed
Next N [100 - 110] The Eternal Nemesis


Confront Helya and ask to be freed from Helheim.

  • Approach Helya's Throne
  • Speak with Helya


It looks like your friend didn't make it. A pity, but we must move on.

You'll want to plead our case to Helya. She is the ruler here. I would accompany you, but I'm afraid I wouldn't help your case.

Meet me when you are finished. I will see if I can find the whereabouts of my shieldmaidens.


You will receive:

  • 19g 40s
  • 22,600 XP (at level 100)
  • +150 reputation with Valarjar


<The air hangs silent as you approach.>


<Helya's voice fills the air as you stand>[sic]

Nobody leaves Helheim without my approval! Entertain me, and I may let you pass.


"Do not dare cross me, banshee."

As you approach the throne, you see not only Helya, but Sylvanas Windrunner as well. As soon as you come near, Sylvanas lifts a large lantern and Helya appears to empower it with a spell.

Helya says: Remember our bargain, banshee. Do not dare to cross me...


Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: Ah, my loyal hero.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: You must not languish here. The Aegis cannot fall into enemy hands!
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: The future of the Horde depends on you and I. Find your way back to Stormheim - I will be waiting.


Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: What have we here? Another one of Greymane's mercenaries?
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: No matter. Soon you will witness the birth of a new age.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: If you ever make it out of here, that is.
Sylvanas leaps to the top of one of the pillars, gives you a cocky wave and jumps down out of sight.

Use the altar:

Helya's massive presence looms in the distance from the platform.
This altar appears to be a means to communicate with her.

Gossip I do not belong here! I wish to leave Helheim!

Helya says: Unworthy! You will kneel before addressing the great Helya!


  1. N [100 - 110] An Unworthy Task
    1. Bonus Objective (-110): N [100 - 110B] Raze Hel
    2. Unlocks: N [45WQ] Razing Hel
  2. N [100 - 110] A Little Kelp From My Foes & N [100 - 110] Accessories of the Cursed
  3. N [100 - 110] Stealth by Seaweed
  4. N [100 - 110] A Desperate Bargain
  5. N [100 - 110] The Eternal Nemesis
  6. N [100 - 110] To Light the Way
  7. N [100 - 110] Sundered & N [100 - 110] Allies in Death
  8. N [100 - 110] Victory is Eternal
  9. N [100 - 110] Paid in Lifeblood

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Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: What?! Another one of Greymane's mercenaries?
Unworthy! You will kneel before addressing the great Helya!

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