NeutralCooking the Books
Start Archmage Khadgar
End Archmage Khadgar
Level 100 (Requires 100)
Category Legendary
Experience 15,070
Rewards 15g 40s
Previous N [100R] We Don't Need No Library Card
Next Alliance A [100] Light Be With You
Horde H [100] Draenor's Blessing


Deliver Gul'dan's Library of Chaos to Cordana at Zangarra and ensure they are destroyed.

  • Travel to Zangarra
  • Give Books to Cordana
  • Confront Mob Cordana


<Name>, we've got to destroy these tomes. Many of them have actual tortured souls bound into the pages, so we can't just burn them. Cordana will know what to do.

Take these books to my tower in Zangarra and give them to Cordana. Let me know when the deed is done.


You will receive: 15g 40s


<Khadgar smiles.>

So, how is Cordana doing? Is all well at my tower?


<Khadgar's face falls as you describe your encounter at the tower.>

Cordana...? Oh no no no...She's been very distant lately. I just... I thought it was part of her stone-cold warden routine. I didn't realize...

Ah, <name>! You see? This is exactly what Gul'dan does. He finds our weakness and turns it against us. Be careful who you trust. Ah, Cordana!

<Khadgar turns his eyes to the sea.>




Quest accept
Archmage Khadgar says: Give Cordana my best. She's been quite distant lately.
Approaching Khadgar's Tower
Wrathion makes a small cameo, sitting on a Kirin Tor banner and then flying off.
James Lamone says: Careful, <name>. Cordana has declared Khadgar's tower off-limits. She's acting odd.
I am busy, <name>. Finish your business here and move on.
Gossip Khadgar wants you to destroy these books.
Gossip ...What are you doing with the Orb of Dominion, Cordana?
Nothing that concerns you.
I have this under control.
After selecting the first chat option, Cordana creates a fel pentagram using the tomes while talking.
Cordana Felsong says: Books. Yes, Gul'dan's tomes. Are you sure Khadgar didn't try to use them?
Cordana Felsong says: Books of power... books of knowledge... books written in the language of chaos... Don't you worry, champion, all will be destroyed.
Cordana Felsong says: Now, give me your ring. I need it. Give it here!
With the fel pentagram finished...
Yes, your ring. THE ring! The one Khadgar has been cooking up for you since we arrived on Draenor.
Give it here. I just want to borrow it...
Gossip No.
Gossip Oh, HELL no!
Cordana Felsong says: Then I will TAKE it from you! For the Glory of Gul'dan!
At start of combat after destroying the tomes that protect Cordana
Cordana Felsong says: The Orb of Dominion spoke to me. I saw the TRUTH.
At 50% health
Cordana Felsong says: Khadgar is just a child, swaggering around, torturing his prisoners, playing with lives, dabbling in magics he pretends to comprehend.
Cordana Felsong says: Such is the power of the Legion!
At 10% health, Cordana stuns the player and a demonic gate opens at the back of the room.
Cordana Felsong says: Very well, walk away. Nothing will stop Gul'dan, for the Legion stands behind him. Mark my words: Your leaders will betray you. AZEROTH WILL BURN.
Cordana leaves through the demonic gate, which closes behind her.

Known bugs

After Cordana places the books and creates the pentagram, stepping out of the pentagram can stall the quest, leaving the player unable to interact with Cordana. If this happens, join a group in another realm (eg. using the group finder or the Cross-Realm Assist addon). Cordana will reform on the new realm and one can interact with her. Defeat her and then leave the group. Hearth back to your shipyard to turn in the quest.


  1. N [100] Call of the Archmage
  2. N [100D] Spires of the Betrayer
  3. N [100] Khadgar's Task
  4. Complete all of:
  5. N [100D] Tackling Teron'gor
  6. N [100] Eyes of the Archmage
  7. N [100] Fugitive Dragon
  8. N [100] The Dragon's Tale
  9. N [100] Tarnished Bronze
  10. N [100] Power Unleashed
  11. Complete both:
  12. N [100] The Scrying Game
  13. N [100] Hunter: Hunted
  14. N [100] Touch of the Kirin-Tor
  15. Complete all of:
  16. Complete both:
  17. N [100] Prisoner of the Mind
  18. N [100] Orb of Dominion
  19. N [100] Breaking Badness
  20. N [100] To Gul'dan!
  21. N [100] An Inside Job
  22. N [100] The Final Assault
  23. Complete all of:
  24. A [100] Light Be With You / H [100] Draenor's Blessing
  25. N [100R] Darkness Incarnate


The quest name is a reference to the phrase "cooking the books", which is accounting slang for altering financial information to appear more financially stable than you would otherwise, usually to perpetuate some sort of fraudulent activity.

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