NeutralAn Unexpected Message
Start Meryl Felstorm
End Archmage Modera
Level 10-45
Category Artifact
Experience 1,500
Rewards 1g 54s
Previous N Mage [10-45] A Mage's Weapon
Next N Mage [10-45] The Path of Atonement


Discover Archmage Modera's message by using the  [Glowing Resonate Crystal].

  • Discover the Crystal's Message
  • Optional: Take Portal to Dalaran Crater
  • Meet Archmage Modera in Hillsbrad


Ah, Felo'melorn. I am familiar with this weapon.

For ages the Council of Tirisfal attempted to recover the blade. Its control over the primal forces of fire would be devastating in the wrong hands.

As luck would have it, an associate of mine, Archmage Modera has recently uncovered some information on this artifact. This crystal contains a message from her.

I suggest you start your search there. The portal over there will bring you back to the city.


You will receive:

  • 1g 54s
  • 1500 XP


<Name>, I'm glad you came.

I've found information on just the thing we need to turn this war in our favor.


On accept:

Meryl Felstorm says: Return here once you have retrieved the artifact, <name>. In the mean time, I'll see about tidying this place up a bit.
Meryl summons a number of enchanted brooms and other cleaning items.

Use the quest item to summon an Image of Archmage Modera:

Image of Archmage Modera says: Greetings, <name>. I trust this projection is clear! This is Modera, Archmage of the Council of Six. I've come across a lead on a weapon that could significantly aid your fight against the Legion.
Image of Archmage Modera says: My source is... well... unable to join us within the city. I ask that you meet with me at the crater of Dalaran's foundation in Hillsbrad.
Image of Archmage Modera says: Due to the sensitive nature of this matter, I must ask for your discretion. If you attempt to speak to me at any other location, I will disavow all knowledge of this message!
Image of Archmage Modera says: I await your arrival.

If the mage has not acquired the  [Ancient Tome of Teleport: Dalaran] from Flameweaver Koegler in Scarlet Halls, the quickest way to get there is to teleport to Alliance Ironforge / Horde Undercity and fly to Hillsbrad.

Another option existed before patch 8.1.5: Take the standing portal to return to Dalaran, then head to the center of the city (previously Runeweaver Square) and enter the new Chamber of the Guardian‎. In the center of the tower is a glowing blue pad. Step on it to enter the Portrait Room beneath the city. At the bottom, near a meeting stone, are portals to the Caverns of Time, Outland's Shattrath, Wyrmrest Temple, Dalaran Crater, and Karazhan. The Dalaran Crater portal will drop players at the same spot as the mage spell (a few hundred yards up!) so make sure to cast [Slow Fall] before entering the portal!

On the east side of the crater on the high rim, find Modera and approach her.

Archmage Modera says: Welcome, <name>. I'm glad you received my message.


  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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