NeutralA Distraction for Akama
Start Xi'ri
End Xi'ri
Level 30 (Requires 30)
Category Shadowmoon Valley
Experience 12650
Reputation +250 Sha'tar
Rewards  [Medallion of Karabor]
Previous N [30] Entry Into the Black Temple
Next N [30R] Seek Out the Ashtongue

A Player assists Akama and Maeiv's rush inside of the Black Temple.

This is the final quest for attunement to the Black Temple.


Ensure that Akama and Maiev enter the Black Temple in Shadowmoon Valley after Xi'ri's forces create a distraction.

  • Help Akama and Maiev enter the Black Temple.


<Xi'ri pulses with lights as the Aldor and Scryer forces around him respond to his orders. Xi'ri's army is ready to push Illidan's forces back and create a distraction for Akama. The naaru awaits your request to begin the attack.>


You will receive:
Inv jewelry amulet 04.png [Medallion of Karabor]


<Xi'ri acknowledges your presence.>


<Xi'ri pulses with energy as you feel an object materialize in your hands. It is the medallion you gave to A'dal on Akama's behalf, its power augmented by the naaru's magic. The Sha'tar have entrusted you with the Medallion of Karabor, and with it access to the Black Temple.>


Gossipgossipicon.png I am ready to join your forces in battle, Xi'ri.
Xi'ri falls silent and a quiet tension falls over nearby Sha'tar forces as Xi'ri makes his decision.
Xi'ri begins channeling the powers of the light.

Xi'ri takes 20 seconds to charge up:
Spell holy purifyingpower.png  Light of the Naaru — Charging the air with the power of the light. 
and then applies:
Spell holy improvedresistanceauras.png  Light of the Naaru — Dealing Holy damage while attacking. 
to the Sha'tar forces and the player which lasts for 10 minutes.

The assault begins...

Fyra Dawnstar yells: Onward, Scryers! Show Illidan's lackeys the temper of our steel!

The Seasoned Magisters will comment at random as they attack:

  • Come closer, demon! Death awaits!
  • Illidan's lapdogs! Destroy them all!
  • I've a message for your master, scum!
Vagath yells: Pitiful wretches. You dared invade Illidan's temple? Very well, I shall make it your death bed!

Akama, Maiev Shadowsong and his Ashtongue Deathsworn approach the entrance to the Black Temple.

Akama yells: Now is the time, Maiev! Unleash your wrath!

Maiev leads the allies towards the Dreadlords without fear...

Maiev Shadowsong yells: I've waited for this moment for years. Illidan and his lapdogs will be destroyed!
Akama yells: Slay all who see us! Word must not get back to Illidan.

Maiev is ahead of everyone else if you went with her.

Maiev Shadowsong says: Meet your end, demon!

The party runs at the Dreadlords and kill them all. Vagath addresses Akama with his last breath.

Vagath yells: You've sealed you fate, Akama. The Master will learn from your betrayal!
Akama says: Akama has no master, not anymore.
Akama says: Our plans are in danger already. It appears Maiev's decided to do things her own way.
Akama's attention shifts to a crack along the temple's southern wall.
Akama says: We must carry on with or without Maiev. Inside! Quickly!

Akama ushers his Ashtongue through the crack, then follows them in.


  1. N [30] The Secret Compromised
  2. N [30R] Ruse of the Ashtongue
  3. N [30R] An Artifact From the Past
  4. N [30] The Hostage Soul
  5. N [30] Entry Into the Black Temple
  6. N [30] A Distraction for Akama
  7. N [30R] Seek Out the Ashtongue
  8. N [30R] Redemption of the Ashtongue
  9. N [30R] The Fall of the Betrayer

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Replaced with a version that does not reward the  [Hand of A'dal] title and feat of strength. Players who had the old quest chain in their logs when this quest was added can still earn the title.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Added.

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