|Category||Vale of Eternal Blossoms|
|Reputation||+2850 The Lorewalkers|
|Rewards||19 84 50|
Bring Between a Saurok and a Hard Place to Lorewalker Cho.
We have received your research on the saurok and believe we have pieced together clues about their past.
Thank you for your diligence!
Before your research, I don't think pandarens[sic] ever really knew why the saurok were so vicious. We will add this knowledge to your collection. If you wish me to narrate this for you, simply point at the correct volume in your Private Collection.
- 236000 XP
- +2850 reputation with The Lorewalkers
Upon completion of the Pandaria exploration achievement, Lorewalker Cho sends a letter via the in-game mail system. The letter has an item attached that starts this quest. See the achievement for more details.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Let us talk about the nature of power. In my hands I hold a sword. I ask you: Who wields the power?
- Lorewalker Cho says: I do, for I wield the sword!
- Lorewalker Cho says: Many thousands of years ago, the mogu held all the power. They ruled this land with fists of Iron. But as their empire grew, they needed a way to police and control it.
- Lorewalker Cho says: They used the powers of the Vale, and their own flesh-warping magics, to twist and shape a of ferocious lizards into a living weapon. They created a army. An army of Saurok. Bloodthirsty savages created to enforce the will of the emperor.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Ah, but there is a problem with creating a living weapon. Do you see?
- Lorewalker Cho says: Who, now, wields the power?
- Lorewalker Cho says: The heartless saurok, even with their tiny lizard brains, soon realized the truth of their position. They killed the enemies of the mogu.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Then they killed the subjects of the mogu.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Soon, they started killing the mogu themselves.
- Lorewalker Cho says: The mogu emperor then ordered all of the saurok to be purged. He tried to wipe out their entire race, to no avail. They still plague Pandaria to this day.
- Lorewalker Cho says: So you see - power is easily taken, but should not be lightly given.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Oh... I seem to have lost my sword.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.