NeutralDeath to the Broodmother
Start Aronus [72.7, 73.9]
End Aronus [72.7, 73.9]
Level 30-35
Category Mount Hyjal
Experience 43650
Reputation +350 Guardians of Hyjal
Rewards  [Maggotproof Gloves] or  [Matriarch-Hide Wristguards] or  [Greaves of Violent Revenge]
16g 40s
Previous N [30-35] Brood of Evil
Next N [30-35] The Firelord


Place the Twilight Drake Skull at the feeding grounds south of the Ascendant's Circle and slay Desperiona.

Provided item:  [Young Twilight Drake Skull]


We've located the matriarch's feeding grounds south of the Ascendant Circle.

She will be extremely angry to have lost one of her drakes. Place the skull there near the carcasses she devours. If she's anywhere in the vicinity, she will come out and attempt to exact revenge.

We will have a surprise waiting for her.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv gauntlets cloth cataclysm b 01.png [Maggotproof Gloves] Inv bracer 10.png [Matriarch-Hide Wristguards]
Inv pants plate 26.png [Greaves of Violent Revenge]

You will also receive: 16g 40s


It's good to see you, <name>.


That went... better than expected.


Head southwest past the Ascendant's Circle. At [54.7, 85.6] near the lava lake are a few carcasses. Use the skull to both drop it on the ground and summon in Aronus, Desperiona and Aviana!

Aronus yells: Show yourself, beast! We will destroy you and your corrupt spawn no matter where you hide!
Desperiona yells: What coward dares attack my young while I'm away? I will feed your entrails to my brood!
Aviana appears and casts some magic on Desperiona, keeping her from taking any actions for 60 seconds or so.
Aronus yells: Slay her now, before Aviana's magic wears off!
Aviana yells: You will not defile the winds of Hyjal for much longer, monster!

Where Aronus is tanking Desperiona, it is possible to melee her. Stand on the cliff above the lava immediately beneath Aronus. Desperiona has 130,000 health and Aviana's freeze lasts for 60 seconds. Thus, ~2000 dps is required to kill her before the freeze wears off. Move quick! Aronus helps, as his melee swings hit for around 900-1300 every 2.5 seconds or so, but that is not enough to kill her before she starts her counterattack.

This ends Aronus's quests. Pick up Cenarius' and Shadowsong's quests to keep the storyline progressing.


  1. N [30-35] Commander Jarod Shadowsong
  2. N [30-35] Signed in Blood
  3. N [30-35] Your New Identity
  4. N [30-35] Trial By Fire / N [30-35] In Bloom / N [30-35] Waste of Flesh
  5. N [30-35] Twilight Training
  6. Complete all of:
    • Mylva's quests:
    1. N [30-35] Physical Training: Forced Labor
    2. N [30-35] Agility Training: Run Like Hell!
    3. N [30-35] Mental Training: Speaking the Truth to Power
    4. N [30-35] Spiritual Training: Mercy is for the Weak
    • Devoran's quests:
    1. N [30-35] Walking the Dog
    2. N [30-35] A Champion's Collar
    3. N [30-35] Grudge Match
    • Ortell's quests:
    1. N [30-35] Gather the Intelligence
    2. N [30-35] Seeds of Discord
  7. N [30-35] The Greater of Two Evils / N [30-35] Twilight Territory
  8. N [30-35] Speech Writing for Dummies
  9. N [30-35] Head of the Class
  10. N [30-35] Graduation Speech
  11. N [30-35] Twilight Riot
  12. N [30-35] Slash and Burn
  13. Complete all of:
    • Jarod's quests
    1. N [30-35] Might of the Firelord
    2. N [30-35] The Sanctum of the Prophets
    3. N [30-35] Magma Monarch
    • Aronus' quests
    1. N [30-35] The Twilight Egg
    2. N [30-35] Brood of Evil
    3. N [30-35] Death to the Broodmother
    • Cenarius' quests
    1. N [30-35] Secrets of the Flame
    2. N [30-35] The Gatekeeper
  14. N [30-35] The Firelord
  15. B [30-35] The Battle Is Won, The War Goes On

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-08-26): Desperiona should no longer get stuck while approaching the player, allowing the quest to be completed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.

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