NeutralCleansing the Mother Tree
Start Lyessa Bloomwatcher
End Lyessa Bloomwatcher
Level 10-45
Category Artifact
Experience 14800
Rewards 19g 40s
Previous N Druid [10-45] Reconvene
Next N Druid [10-45] Sowing The Seed


Use the Dreamway to travel to Mount Hyjal, then cleanse G'Hanir in the sacred waters beneath Nordrassil.

  • Enter the Dreamway
  • Travel to Mount Hyjal
  • G'Hanir cleansed


We must save the Mother Tree at all costs.

I believe I know a way.

The world tree Nordrassil, atop Mount Hyjal, was born from an acorn of G'Hanir. We can use the sacred waters surrounding its roots to purify the corruption.

If we take the Dreamway to Mount Hyjal's summit we should have enough time to complete the cleansing ritual before G'Hanir falls completely to the darkness.


You will receive:


We all owe you a great deal for your heroism, <name>. I owe you a great deal.

I suspect this war is far from over.


Upon accepting the quest:

Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: May the ancients bless us all.
Keeper Remulos says: Hamuul Runetotem led a small party to investigate Legion activity near Nordrassil not long ago. He may be able to aid you.

Enter the portal to the Emerald Dreamway. Lyessa runs through it in [Travel Form] towards the Mount Hyjal portal. Follow her.

Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: Once G'Hanir is pure again, we can help Archdruid Greathelm cleanse any remaining Nightmare at the Dreamgrove.
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: I can only hope we are not too late to save G'Hanir.

Enter the Mount Hyjal portal to begin the scenario.

Stage 1: The Legion's Devastation

  • Find out what happened from Skylord Omnuron.

Well, well, things sure are different now in Hyjal from how we remember it. The Well of Eternity is nearly drained, wounded druids are thrown around, and an inactive Legion portal stands near the Nordrassil Inn.

Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: Such devastation...
Skylord Omnuron says: <name>... thank the Ancients you've come.

Talk to Omnuron.

Skylord Omnuron says: The gates of hell poured forth upon us. They were everywhere...
Skylord Omnuron says: Tend to the others first. Their wounds are more dire than my own.
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: Skylord, you must inform the Dreamgrove. We will ensure that no further life is lost this day.

Stage 2: Saving the Injured

Omnuron stands up and runs away in [Travel Form].

Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: <name>, you must save our injured. I will prepare the cleansing ritual.

Zen'tabra is floating in a bubble of fel energy. Dispel it.

Zen'tabra says: Bless ya, <name>. I could feel ma soul returnin' to da loa.

Upon approaching Hamuul:

Archdruid Hamuul Runetotem says: Thank you, <name>. We barely survived their last attack.

Upon healing Hamuul:

Archdruid Hamuul Runetotem says: The Legion has not forgotten their defeat here.

Upon approaching Celestine:

Celestine of the Harvest says: Oh, my head... I feel dizzy...

Upon healing Celestine:

Celestine of the Harvest says: The well was nearly lost during the assault. But so long as a single drop remains, there is hope!

Stage 3: The Renewal Begins

  • Speak to Lyessa.

After helping all three druids:

Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: I am ready to begin the ritual, <name>!

Talk to Lyessa:

Are you ready to begin the ritual?
Gossip I am ready.

Lyessa walks into the remains of the Well and floats up.

Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: I will prepare the well's waters for the cleansing.
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: You must protect me until the ritual is complete, or G'Hanir will be lost!

Stage 4: Cleansing the Corruption

  • Protect Lyessa and her allies.
  • Lyessa Must Survive

Obviously it's not going to be that easy.

Zen'tabra says: Somethin' ain't right. Da spirits be cryin' out.

Who goes there?!

A short cutscene plays. The Legion portal suddenly activates, and the pit lord Destromath walks out.

Destromath yells: Tremble before me! I bring darkness to this world.
Archdruid Hamuul Runetotem says: If you keep us alive, we will buy you the time you need.
Archdruid Hamuul Runetotem says: For G'Hanir!
Destromath says: In Mannoroth's name!

The NPCs join your party! This encounter works similarly to a dungeon group, with you as the healer. Hamuul is a Guardian druid (tank) and Celestine and Zen'tabra are damage dealers (Balance and Feral respectively). Lyessa is busy with the cleansing ritual and does not participate in the fight. Only Lyessa is mandatory to keep alive, but you will obviously want to heal the other three as well.

The fight with Destromath is straightforward: let Hamuul tank and avoid AoE danger zones. Occasionally Destromath will summon packs of felhounds; let Hamuul taunt them off you.

Destromath says: Lambs to the slaughter.
Destromath says: Your life slips away.
Destromath says: Feast on their flesh.
Destromath says: Tremble!
Destromath says: All shall burn!

Lyessa will notify you as the ritual progresses:

Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: I can feel the well growing in strength. We must push forward!
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: The power grows with every moment. This day will be ours!
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: The ritual is nearly complete. Do not give up hope!

When the ritual is complete, Aviana appears and engages Destromath.

Aviana says: Cleanse the staff, my children. I will keep the beast at bay!
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: Quickly, hero! Our work is nearly complete. You must give me the staff!

Stage 5: The Moment of Truth

  • Give Corrupted G'Hanir to Lyessa.
  • Witness G'Hanir's rebirth.

You can now stop healing the party. (Phew!) Approach Lyessa and click on her.

Corrupted G'Hanir appears in front of Lyessa as a sphere of light envelops her.
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: Spirits of the forest! Guardians of nature! Hear our plea!
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: On this day, the mother tree is reborn! G'Hanir is whole once more!

Stage 6: G'Hanir Reborn

Click on the cleansed G'Hanir. You will automatically equip it.

Final Stage: Nature's Wrath

  • Call upon the souls of the forest.
  • Eliminate Destromath.
    • Call of the Mother Tree

With the artifact in hand, there is just one thing left to do: dispose of the pit lord.

Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: <name>, use G'Hanir to call upon the spirits of the forest to destroy this fiend!

Use Call of the Mother Tree (the extra action button ability, not the artifact combat ability).

Destromath says: I WILL DESTROY YOU!
A swarm of wisps appears and attacks Destromath.
Destromath says: YOUR WORLD WILL... BURN...
The pit lord dies.
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: It is done! Let us all return to the Dreamgrove and tell the others of our triumph.
Archdruid Hamuul Runetotem says: We must stay behind for a time to aid Skylord Omnuron's forces.
Archdruid Hamuul Runetotem says: Thank you, <name>. Without you, we would have surely fallen.

Take the portal back to the Emerald Dreamway and enter the Dreamgrove portal. Lyessa is back at the Circle of Spirits.

Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: Were it not for <name>'s actions, we would have all perished atop Mount Hyjal.
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: Both G'Hanir and Nordrassil would have been destroyed by the Legion.

Upon completing the quest:

Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: For centuries I have watched over G'Hanir. Today it nearly fell to the corruption I swore to fight. It is time for another to take my place.
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: Therefore, I hereby pass along my station to <name>. A true protector of life... a true guardian of the Dream!
Lyessa Bloomwatcher says: Thank you again, shan'do. I will remain here in the Dreamgrove if you ever have need of my guidance.


  1. N Druid [10-45] A Summons From Moonglade
  2. N Druid [10-45] Call of the Wilds
  3. N Druid [10-45] The Dreamway
  4. N Druid [10-45] To The Dreamgrove
  5. N Druid [10-45] Weapons of Legend
  6. Acquire the chosen artifact:
  7. N Druid [10-45] Sowing The Seed
  8. N Druid [10-45] Ascending The Circle
  9. N Druid [10-45] Word on the Winds
  10. N Druid [10-45] Making Trails
  11. N Druid [10-45] Growing Power (optional)
  12. Complete all of:
  13. N Druid [10-45] Sister Lilith
  14. N Druid [10-45] Recruiting the Troops
  15. N Druid [10-45] A Glade Defense
  16. N Druid [10-45] Branching Out
  17. N Druid [10-45] Sampling the Nightmare
  18. N Druid [10-45] Dire Growth
  19. N Druid [10-45] Malorne's Refuge
  20. N Druid [10-45] Grip of Nightmare
  21. N Druid [10-45] Tracking the Enemy
  22. N Druid [10-45] Idol of the Wilds
  23. N Druid [10-45] Gathering the Dreamweavers
  24. N Druid [10-45] The Protectors
  25. Optional

Level 45

  1. N Druid [45] The Way to Nordrassil
  2. Complete all of:
  3. N Druid [45] A Dying Dream
  4. N Druid [45] Communing With Malorne
  5. N Druid [45] A New Beginning
  6. Complete both:
  7. Complete all of:
  8. N Druid [45] Enter Nightmare
  9. N Druid [45] Defenders of the Dream
  10. N Druid [45] The War of the Ancients
  11. N Druid [45] Archimonde, The Defiler
  12. N Druid [45] The Demi-God's Return
  13. N Druid [45] A Hero's Weapon

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