|Battle for the Exodar|
|Location||Exodar, Azuremyst Isle|
Tactical Legion defeat
“I was so scared! Those angry draenei are hurting everyone!”
- — A young Terrified Exodar Citizen during the conflict after being rescued
The Battle for the Exodar was an assault orchestrated by the demon lord Kil'jaeden of the Burning Legion on the draenei capital city of the Exodar, during the third invasion of Azeroth. Although the attack was eventually repelled due to the combined efforts of the Prophet Velen and the champions of Azeroth, the Legion was able to successfully destroy O'ros.
Although initially believed to be driven by a desire for revenge against the exiled draenei, it was eventually revealed that the motive behind the incursion was to kill the naaru O'ros, who resided in the Exodar. As the last in the line of the Naaru Prime, Xe'ra, O'ros remained the only being capable of deciphering the , which had recently arrived on Azeroth through the Felstorm above the Tomb of Sargeras. To ensure the naaru would not be able to succeed in this, High General Rakeesh was sent, along with a powerful force of demons, to lay waste to the home of the draenei.
Battle for the Exodar
Initially overwhelmed by the sudden attack, many of the Exodar's residents retreated to the Vault of Lights where they remained under the protection of the Light's Chosen, as well as the draenei leader Prophet Velen, who created a powerful shield of light to hold back the invaders. With the arrival of Archmage Khadgar's champions, the Exodar's defenders began to make gains against the demons and cut them off from reinforcements by destroying their fel portals. Farseer Nobundo and his Earthen Ring allies were charged with evacuating the Broken from the Crystal Hall, but they were separated from the main force and cornered when the hall collapsed. Order Hall champions found the Broken survivors and aided them in fending off a Legion attack led by Karzak the Impaler before regrouping with Velen's forces at the Vault of Lights. Eventually Velen, having deduced the true purpose of the Legion's assault, ventured with the heroes to the Seat of the Naaru to prevent Rakeesh from slaying O'ros. Soon after their arrival, however, the High General succeeded in destroying O'ros using a Fel Annihilator.
During the ensuing battle against Rakeesh and shortly afterward, Velen made the shocking discovery that Rakeesh was, in fact, his long-lost son from the period before Sargeras's influence on Argus. Ultimately, Rakeesh was slain. Velen, lost in grief for his son, as well as for O'ros, woefully lamented his failures to save them, before gaining newfound resolve and ordering the draenei and their vessel to be made ready to "return home" - preparing the Vindicaar for their people's return to their ancestral home planet Argus.
Defenders and civilians
Depending on your class, two of your champions will come to your aid in the final fight against Rakeesh:
- Nazgrim and Thassarian
- Asha Ravensong and Kayn Sunfury / Altruis the Sufferer
- Naralex and Zen'tabra
- Emmarel Shadewarden and Loren Stormhoof
- Kalecgos and Archmage Modera
- Li Li Stormstout and Chen Stormstout
- Lady Liadrin and Lord Maxwell Tyrosus
- Calia Menethil and High Priestess Ishanah
- Garona Halforcen and Vanessa VanCleef
- Stormcaller Mylra + Stormbeak and Duke Hydraxis
- Calydus and Ritssyn Flamescowl
- Finna Bjornsdottir and Ragnvald Drakeborn
- Felbound Imp
- Felbound Infernal
- Felbound Wrathlord
- Chittering Sycophant
- Screeching Felspawn
- Felbound Sycophant
- Rakeeshi Honor Guards
- Rakeeshi Sorcerers
- Rakeeshi Brutes