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The subject of this article or section was part of Death Rising, a world event that heralded the opening of the Shadowlands.

AllianceCause for Distraction
Start Genn Greymane [39.5, 64.1]
End Genn Greymane [39.5, 64.1]
Level 50 (Requires 50)
Category Death Rising
Reputation +10 Argent Crusade
Rewards 2g 34s
Previous A [50] An Urgent Request
Next A [50] Return of the Crusade
For the Horde version of this quest, see H [50] Cause for Distraction.


Speak with Genn Greymane at Lion's Rest in Stormwind City.


The very heart of the Alliance is under attack.

The undead Scourge is swarming in numbers not seen since the return of Arthas Menethil. Amidst the chaos, something... terrible has happened.

What I am about to share with you has not yet been revealed to our allies. They will be told in due time, but I needed to speak to you directly before word gets out.

Allow me to explain.


You will receive:


There is much to discuss.


We must find a way to rescue Anduin and the others. But in this moment, the safety of our citizens and our allies is our highest priority.

As such, I have reached out to those experienced in dealing with threats of this nature.


Speak with Genn:

The Banshee's accursed shadow hangs over us all.
She will pay for what she's done!

Gossip What happened?

A cinematic plays, "Dark Abduction":


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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