For the priest version, see N Priest [10-45] A New Threat. For the Classic Dun Morogh quest, see A [2] A New Threat.
NeutralA New Threat
Start Archmage Kalec
End Ethereal Communication Device
Level 10-45
Category Artifact
Experience 15,050 (level 100)
Rewards 15g 40s
Previous N Mage [10-45] Aluneth, Greatstaff of the Magna
Next N Mage [10-45] A Forgotten Enemy


Search the Azure Dragonshrine for clues regarding the current state of the Nexus.


If you seek the Nexus, be wary. There are strange happenings in Coldarra, and it would be best to understand them before proceeding.

During my last visit to Dragonblight, I sensed unusual energies from the Azure Dragonshrine. Since this place was integral to Malygos' plans during the Nexus War, whatever is there may explain the current state of the Nexus.

Here, take this image crystal. I must remain in Dalaran on Kirin Tor business, so we will speak through it. Good luck.


You will receive:

  • 15g 40s
  • 15,050 XP (level 100)


The communication device is inactive.


This appears to be a communication device commonly utilized by the ethereals.

Perhaps it could be the key to finding out who is behind the happenings at the Dragonshrine.


The quickest way to the Azure Dragonshrine is, as the quest objectives point out, the portal in the Portrait Room, which is reached by standing in the central teleporter in the Chamber of the Guardian.

At the Azure Dragonshrine, the forces of the blue dragonflight have been slaughtered, and Seething Voids move about the area.

Upon interacting with clues in the area, the Image of Kalec briefly appears and explains their significance.

Strange Portal:

Image of Kalec says: This portal is very similar to ones used by the ethereals in Outland.
Image of Kalec says: Could they be the threat? What did Malygos promise them?

Void Siphon:

Image of Kalec says: This device appears to draw upon the void energy released when Malygos forced Azeroth's ley lines into the Twisting Nether.
Image of Kalec says: The design looks very familiar...

Void-Tainted Blade:

Image of Kalec says: This weapon has been infused with dark energies from the Twisting Nether.
Image of Kalec says: Whoever wielded it must be seeking to harness void energy. But for what purpose?

After interacting with all three types of clues, head to the southeastern corner of the Dragonshrine to find the Ethereal Communication Device.

Image of Kalec says: Yet more evidence of ethereal technology. This may be an unfortunate turn.
Image of Kalec says: There's only one way to find out who's really behind this.


  1. N Mage [10-45] Felstorm's Plea
  2. N Mage [10-45] The Dreadlord's Prize
  3. N Mage [10-45] A Mage's Weapon
  4. Acquire the chosen artifact:
  5. N Mage [10-45] The Champion's Return (arcane and fire)
  6. N Mage [10-45] The Great Akazamzarak
  7. N Mage [10-45] The Only Way to Travel
  8. N Mage [10-45] The Tirisgarde Reborn
  9. N Mage [10-45] A Conjuror's Duty
  10. N Mage [10-45] Growing Power
  11. N Mage [10-45] Rise, Champions
  12. N Mage [10-45] Technical Wizardry
  13. N Mage [10-45] Archmage Omniara
  14. N Mage [10-45] Building Our Troops
  15. N Mage [10-45] Troops in the Field
  16. N Mage [10-45] Tech It Up A Notch
  17. N Mage [10-45] Ancient Magic
  18. N Mage [10-45] An Unexpected Visitor
  19. N Mage [10-45] A Covert Operation
  20. N Mage [10-45] Prepare To Be Assimilated
  21. N Mage [10-45] What Is Going On Here?
  22. Complete both:
  23. N Mage [10-45] Final Exit
  24. N Mage [10-45] Empyrean Society Report
  25. Side quests:
  26. N Mage [10-45] The Council is in Session
  27. N Mage [10-45] Archmage Vargoth's Retreat
  28. N Mage [10-45] Following In His Footsteps

Level 45

  1. N Mage [45] Kalec's Plan
  2. Side quests:
  3. N Mage [45] Not A Toothless Dragon
  4. N Mage [45] The Enemy of My Enemy...
  5. N Mage [45] Impending Dooooooom!
  6. N Mage [45] A Terrible Loss
  7. Complete all of:
  8. N Mage [45] Into the Oculus

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