NeutralDark Whispers
Start Calydus
End Calydus
Level 10-45
Category Artifact
Experience 15,050 (level 100)
Rewards  [Skull of the Man'ari] and  [Spine of Thal'kiel]
15g 40s
Previous N Warlock [10-45] Looking into the Darkness
Next N Warlock [10-45] The Heart of the Dreadscar


Use Calydus's portal to enter into Felsoul Hold and recover the Skull of the Man'ari.

  • Enter Calydus's Demonic Portal
  • Obtain the Skull of the Man'ari


Felsoul Hold is not far away, but it is well defended. Very tough to get in the normal way, but Calydus can help you sneak in!

There is a portal that my kind use to haul in treasures, with it you can get in and find the skull!


You will receive: 15g 40s
Inv offhand 1h artifactskulloferedar d 01.png [Skull of the Man'ari] Inv knife 1h stratholme d 01.png [Spine of Thal'kiel]
  • 15,050 XP (level 100)


Friend was able to get the skull?

Yes, Calydus senses it! Keep its gaze turned away from Calydus, friend. I gladly work for you without compulsion.


On accept, Calydus opens a demonic portal in the center of the room. Upon using it, you are transported to Felsoul Hold in Suramar and placed in a single-player scenario.

Calydus says: Calydus knows where that is! Calydus can help!

Stage 1: Searching the Hold

The skull should be within Felsoul Hold. Make your way down the path and search for it.
  • Locate the Skull of the Man'ari
Thal'kiel says: There you are, mortal! I sense you are near. Move quickly and head down the path.
Thal'kiel says: The master is gone and his minions gorge upon my power. Come, repay this degradation! Introduce them to unfathomable levels of pain!

As you head down the path to the south, a Wyrmtongue Servant spots you and runs away.

Wyrmtongue Servant yells: An intruder! I must warn the others!

Around a ritual circle in the southeast, next to a fel river, three Eredar Doomweavers are channeling a "Wyrd Binding" spell on the skull, stunning it and preventing it from moving.

Thal'kiel says: Good! Now, before the master returns, slay my captors and free me!

Upon killing all three doomweavers, Mephistroth suddenly teleports in and runs towards the ritual circle.

Mephistroth says: Foolish warlock! Did you really think I would remain unaware of your infantile plot to steal my treasure? You underestimate the Nathrezim!
Mephistroth grabs the Skull of the Man'ari.
Mephistroth says: As for you, treacherous skull, I'll deal with you later.
Mephistroth says: Come to me, servant of hellfire! Rid me of this uninvited guest.
Mephistroth summons a Felborn Overfiend before disappearing.

Stage 2: Getting Over the Overfiend

Defeat the Felborn Overfiend.

The overfiend has three abilities: Fel Blast (a ranged fireball), Fel Sear (which channels a stream of fel fire in front of the overfiend) and Felflame Shield (which deals damage to nearby enemies). Have one of your demons tank the overfiend while you stay out of range of Fel Sear and Felflame Shield.

Stage 3: Demon Hunting

Mephistroth has escaped with the skull. Find a way across his trap and chase after him!
  • Mephistroth's Barrier crossed

Mephistroth has traveled to a clearing on the other side of the river.

Mephistroth yells: Fire the guns! Cover the path in hellfire! Don't let the warlock through!

Head across the stone bridge until you reach the area covered in Hellfire, which reduces movement speed by 85% and deals heavy Fire damage to anyone standing in it. Place a [Demonic Gateway] on the other side of the Hellfire area to travel across to where the dreadlord is standing.

Stage 4: The Legion

Mephistroth has sent his minions after you. Survive their assault until Lady Tyrana and Pain Mistress Nikta arrives, then kill them.
  • Defeat the leaders of the attackers
  • Defeat waves of enemies (3)
Mephistroth yells: Your persistence will be the death of you! Minions, attack!
Mephistroth teleports away.

Waves of enemies begin to emerge from the large building nearby. The first wave consists of a Dreadguard Sentry and an Eredar Soul Binder. The second is a Wrathguard Hellblade and two Fel Mongrels. After defeating the second wave:

Thal'kiel says: Do you hear me, mortal? Mephistroth imprisoned me at the far side of the valley. Hurry! I sense he is preparing for something... significant.

The third and final wave consists of two Eredar Soul Binders and two Fel Mongrels. Upon defeating them as well, two eredar named Lady Tyrana and Pain Mistress Nikta emerge from the building.

Lady Tyrana yells: Playtime's over, mortal!
Pain Mistress Nikta yells: Actually, sister, playtime has only begun!

Defeat them as well.

Stage 5: Screams of the Skull

Mephistroth is attempting to destroy the skull! Clear the way to his ritual site and stop him!
  • Interrupted Mephistroth's ritual
  • Mephistroth Defeated
Mephistroth says: Did you think I would stand idle as you clawed your way through my minions? Listen, mortal, as the treasure you fight so hard to obtain is broken to my will!
Thal'kiel says: Arrrghhh!
Thal'kiel says: Curse you! I will not give in!

Run down the path to the southeast, where Mephistroth is performing a ritual on the skull in the form of a "Sphere of Obliteration", whose description reads: "A powerful sphere of chaotic energy encases the target. It will soon be destroyed!"

As you travel along the path, a Dreadfall Infernal suddenly falls from the sky and attacks you. After destroying it, proceed to the dreadlord. At level 100, Mephistroth has 481,000 health and mainly uses a ranged [Mind Blast] spell. He can also cast "Haze of the Dreadlord", which summons moving clouds that reduce movement speed by 75% and inflict Shadow damage every second to those who stand in them.


Mephistroth yells: I grow tired of your interference! DIE!

When he has almost been reduced to 1% health, the dreadlord teleports away in a cloud of smoke.

Mephistroth yells: Enjoy your victory while you can, warlock. This isn't over between us. It has only begun!

Stage 6: The Skull of the Man'ari

Mephistroth has escaped but the skull is intact. Take it.
  • Retrieve the skull

The Skull of the Man'ari is floating in the middle of the area. Loot and equip it.

Final Stage: There's a New Master in Town

The skull is yours! Step through its portal to depart this place.
  • Portal of Thal'kiel used
Thal'kiel says: Freedom! The feeling is sweet, but Mephistroth's magic has diminished my power. Let's depart this place before the dreadlord is able to return.

A demonic portal has appeared nearby. Use it to return to Dalaran, then head down into the Underbelly's Circle of Wills to find Calydus waiting for you.


  1. N Warlock [10-45] The Sixth
  2. N Warlock [10-45] The New Blood
  3. N Warlock [10-45] The Tome of Blighted Implements
  4. Acquire the chosen artifact:
  5. N Warlock [10-45] The Heart of the Dreadscar
  6. N Warlock [10-45] Rebuilding the Council
  7. N Warlock [10-45] The Path of the Dreadscar
  8. N Warlock [10-45] A Mutual Friend (optional)
  9. N Warlock [10-45] Rise, Champions
  10. N Warlock [10-45] Information at Any Cost
  11. N Warlock [10-45] Recruiting The Troops
  12. N Warlock [10-45] Troops in the Field
  13. N Warlock [10-45] Tech It Up A Notch
  14. N Warlock [10-45] Searching the Archives
  15. N Warlock [10-45] An Unlikely Ally
  16. N Warlock [10-45] Bloodstone Bandit
  17. N Warlock [10-45] It Hungers for Blood
  18. N Warlock [10-45] Testing a Theory
  19. N Warlock [10-45] Debt Repaid
  20. N Warlock [10-45] A Daring Rescue
  21. Complete both:
  22. N Warlock [10-45] Empowering the Soul

Level 45

  1. N Warlock [45D] Black Rook Hold: An Unclaimed Soul
  2. N Warlock [45] Soul Beacon
  3. N Warlock [45] Mad Ernie the Alchemist
  4. N Warlock [45] Herding Goats
  5. N Warlock [45] Doom and Gloom
  6. N Warlock [45] Borrowed Time
  7. Complete both:
  8. Complete all of:
  9. N Warlock [45] Finding Fizzlebang
  10. Complete both:
  11. N Warlock [45] Lulubelle on Loan
  12. N Warlock [45] Champion: Lulubelle Fizzlebang
  13. N Warlock [45] Summoning the Sisters
  14. N Warlock [45] Selecting a Sixth
  15. N Warlock [45] Champion: Eredar Twins
  16. N Warlock [45] A Hero's Weapon

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