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AllianceAn Urgent Request
Start Automatic
End Genn Greymane [39.5, 64.1]
Level 50 (Requires 50)
Category Death Rising
Rewards 2g 34s
Next A [50] Cause for Distraction
For the Horde version of this quest, see H [50] An Urgent Request.

An Urgent Request begins the Shadowlands pre-patch quest chain. It will be pushed to all level 48-and-above players when they log in.


Report to Genn Greymane at Lion's Rest in Stormwind City.



A matter of great urgency has arisen--one that requires your immediate attention.

Due to the sensitive nature of recent events, I must withhold further details until we meet.

We have much to discuss. King Greymane and I await your arrival at Lion's Rest.

Master Mathias Shaw


You will receive:

  • 2g 34s


I knew you would not hesitate to answer the call, <name>.

I will be brief.


Genn Greymane is found at Lion's Rest along with Shandris Feathermoon, Taelia Fordragon, High Inquisitor Whitemane and Master Mathias Shaw.

On accept:

Master Mathias Shaw says: Champion, you are needed in Stormwind on a matter of great urgency... and discretion. Come at once, and come alone.

Approach Genn, kneeling at Varian Wrynn's tomb at Lion's Rest:

Genn Greymane says: How... how could I let this happen?

Several of the leaders have special gossip text:

Master Mathias Shaw
The king was taken on my watch. I should've had more agents assigned to him. This is what happens when I let my guard down. When I allow my--
<Shaw takes a deep breath.>
No, damn it. This was her doing. I won't blame myself for finding happiness. Anduin would be the first to tell me that.
We're going to find him. The others, too. Whatever it takes.
Taelia Fordragon
I was at the Lord Admiral's side when those monsters came for her.
They struck fast. She could hardly cast a spell before their chains enveloped her. She fought all she could, but it wasn't enough.
I... I couldn't stop them.
But by the tides, I swear I'll see this through. No matter where I have to go, or what I have to face.
Shandris Feathermoon
It seems my mother was the only target who avoided capture.
I should give thanks to Elune for such a blessing.
<Shandris's brow furrows.>
Yes, my minn'do laid waste to the dark manifestations the Banshee sent for her. But the power she displayed, the ferocity she unleashed, something about it was... troubling.
She knew there was a price to be paid for undertaking the ritual of the Night Warrior. With each day that passes, I fear the price will come due.


Week one:

  1. B [50] An Urgent Request
  2. B [50] Cause for Distraction
  3. B [50] Return of the Crusade
  4. B [50] Field Reports
  5. B [50] Damned Intruders
  6. B [50] Return of the Scourge
  7. B [50] A Message from Icecrown
  8. N [50] Securing the Area & N [50] A Valiant Effort
  9. N [50] Scouting from a Safe Distance
  10. N [50] Advancing the Effort (unlocks week one dailies)

Week two:
Optional breadcrumb: N [50] A Message from the Justicar

  1. N [50] A New Foothold
  2. N [50] Cult Couture & N [50] Fighting for Attention
  3. N [50] Secrets in Shadows
  4. N [50] Bursting the Bubble
  5. N [50] A Message from Above
  6. N [50] Only Shadows Remain (unlocks week two dailies)
  7. B [50] With Hope in Hand

Week one dailies:

Completing Strange Scourgestones unlocks:

Week two dailies, two of:

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