HordeA Growing Problem
Start Tonga Runetotem
End Jerrik Highmountain
Level 5-30
Category Northern Barrens
Experience 740
Rewards 4s 25c
Previous The Forgotten Pools
Next The Stagnant Oasis
H [5-30] Altered Beings


Bring Tonga's Eyes to Thunderhead Summit southwest of Ratchet.


An explosion of life from barren soil... My companion Jerrik has described similar events happening elsewhere in the Barrens. I shall have to see this for myself, but I cannot abandon my post.

Here, <name>, I will loan you my 'eyes.' My eagle companion here has served me since I was named. Please accompany him to Thunderhead Summit, where Jerrik awaits, and we will investigate.

To get to the peak, follow the road east out of the Crossroads. Turn south when you reach a large stone scrawled with paintings.


You will receive:

  • 4s 25c
  • 740 XP


Tonga knows these lands better than any of us, and I believe it physically hurt him to see it torn asunder.


I am glad Tonga was able to witness the overgrowth firsthand - words can't convey the scope of the damage. Did you bring his totem? I will return it to him when I am finished here.


Reach the summit to complete the quest:

Tonga's eagle calls out, then circles toward the peak.
Tonga's Spirit says: Well done, friend! From here we can survey the land.
Tonga's Spirit says: Merciful Earthmother, look at the scope of the devastation! We're lucky the entirety of the Barrens isn't crumbling into the sea.
Tonga's Spirit says: But what's this? Something else is happening to the land south of the fissure.
Tonga's Spirit says: Indeed, the flora is growing unchecked. devouring the land. Similar to our findings from the oases.
Tonga's Spirit says: We must do everything in our power to stop the same from happening here. We'll have to step up our investigations of the oases and stop this phenomenon at the source. We'll talk again at Crossroads!


  1. H [5-30] The Forgotten Pools
  2. H [5-30] A Growing Problem
  3. H [5-30] The Stagnant Oasis & H [5-30] Altered Beings
    • Side quests:
    1. H [5-30] King of Centaur Mountain
    2. H [5-30] Flushing Out Verog
    3. H [5-30] Verog the Dervish

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