NeutralBy and Down the River

Start Lady Jaina Proudmoore [24.3, 37.0]
End Lady Jaina Proudmoore [29.8, 42.4]
Level 50 (Requires 48)
Category Shadowlands Intro
Experience 3,400
Rewards 11g 70s
Previous N [50] From the Mouths of Madness
Next N [50] Wounds Beyond Flesh, N [50] A Good Axe


Cross the bridge over Gorgoa, the River of Souls.

  • Cross the River of Souls
  • Escape the River


Our next step is clear. We must travel to Zovaal's Cauldron--a frightful place I've heard spoken of in fanatical whispers. It's a forge of sorts that lies across the River of Souls.

I have only been there a handful of times, but I have seen Baine held captive by the soldiers there. If fortune favors us, he'll still be nearby.

Once he's safe, we can see about finding this waystone the shade spoke of.


You will receive:

  • 11g 70s
  • 3,400 XP


We must hurry!


The Jailer has Baine!

This is worse than we feared...


On the way out of the cave, Thrall and Jaina have a conversation:

Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: You're troubled, Thrall. What is it?
Thrall says: Still no sign of Tyrande. We cannot leave her alone in this nightmare.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Agreed, but we have no idea how to find her. We will do our best, but this waystone may be our only means of escape.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: If there's a way out of the Maw, then there has to be a way back in. We will return for her.

Head east and cross the bridge over Gorgoa: River of Souls, where Thrall stops the party, hearing something:

Thrall says: Hold. I hear something stirring...
Helya says: Your wretched souls will feed the coming darkness!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: "Wretched"? I heard you were soundly beaten by a force of "wretched" champions, witch!
Helya says: You will pay for that insult! The skies of your world will be darkened by the wings of my Mawsworn!
Thrall says: For Azeroth!
Thrall throws his axe at her.
Helya says: Drown! Drown among the souls of the damned!
Helya knocks the party off the bridge.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore yells: What is this madness?
Thrall yells: This sound... it's unbearable!
Anduin Wrynn yells: Keep moving!

The player has the Gorgoan Lament debuff. Stygian Souls move towards Helya and say various things.

The Jailer oversees the situation

The Jailer holding Baine.

Exit to the northeast:

Thrall says: Look! On the precipice above! Is that...
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: The Jailer.
Anduin Wrynn says: He has Baine!

On complete, a cutscene:

The Jailer says: Pitiful mortal. I find your spirit...
Baine Bloodhoof says: <Groan.>
The Jailer says: Unworthy.
Thrall says: Baine! No!

On the other side:

Anduin Wrynn says: His wounds are mending, but his spirit remains weakened. I've never seen anything like it.
Thrall says: I believe I have. In a place very far from here...


  1. N [50] Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons
  2. N [50] Through the Shattered Sky
  3. Complete all of:
  4. N [50] Fear to Tread
  5. N [50] On Blackened Wings
  6. N [50] A Flight from Darkness
  7. N [50] A Moment's Respite
  8. N [50] Field Seance
  9. N [50] Speaking to the Dead
  10. N [50] Soul in Hand
  11. N [50] The Lion's Cage
  12. N [50] The Afflictor's Key and N [50] An Undeserved Fate
  13. N [50] From the Mouths of Madness
  14. N [50] By and Down the River
  15. N [50] Wounds Beyond Flesh and N [50] A Good Axe
  16. N [50] Draw Out the Darkness
  17. N [50] The Path to Salvation
  18. N [50] Stand as One

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