NeutralGao-Ran Battlefront

Taran Zhu and Gao-Ran
Start Ban Bearheart [82.7, 73.0]
End Taran Zhu [76.4, 82.4]
Level 25-35
Category Townlong Steppes
Experience 98000
Reputation +25 Shado-Pan
Rewards 5g 50s
Previous N [25-35] The Point of No Return
Next N [25-35] Behind the Battlefront, N [25-35] Treatment for the Troops


Speak to Lord Taran Zhu at the Gao-Ran Battlefront in the Townlong Steppes.


With your help, we have quelled the spirits of this place.

At last, they may rest in peace.

Our journey into this cursed land, I am afraid, has only begun.

I have some important matters to finish up here, but we will be moving out soon.

I need someone to go ahead and tell Lord Taran Zhu that we are joining him.

Find him at the Gao-Ran Battlefront. Tell him what has transpired here.


You will receive: 5g 50s


Did the northern expedition go well, then?

What news do you have to report?



Head southwest out of Hatred's Vice and follow the path through the Shallowstep Pass. Look for some pandaren guards to find the entrance of the Gao-Ran Battlefront. There, Taran Zhu is having a conversation with Gao-Ran the Tempered:

Taran Zhu says: Where are the northern sentries? I didn't spot a single one of your men before reaching the camp. You grow lax, Gao-Ran.
Gao-Ran the Tempered says: With all due respect, Lord, we have not grown lax. We are stretched thin. We are beset on all fronts, my men are worked to the bone, and I have not a single warrior to spare.
Gao-Ran the Tempered says: Lord Zhu, the mantid here have not been seen in these numbers since the swarm more than 90 years ago. My men are going days without sleep just to hold this line.
Gao-Ran the Tempered says: Perhaps we should pull back to the wall? If the full force of the mantid come, we can confidently hold them there.
Taran Zhu says: No, we will not be pulling back. It's 10 years yet before the mantid birth their next swarm. I will not see the Townlong Steppes given to them freely.
Taran Zhu says: I had come to seek strong pandaren to hunt the Sha of Hatred, but we will step in here and help you fortify the barricade first.
Taran Zhu says: Taoshi, go north and make sure there are no mantid on our flank. I will see to the defenses.
Taoshi says: At once, Lord Zhu.
Gao-Ran the Tempered says: The men will be glad to have you with us, Lord Zhu.
Taran Zhu says: I've gone too long without visiting the front, Gao-Ran. Your long efforts are appreciated.


Optional breadcrumb: N [25-35] Gao-Ran Battlefront

  1. N [25-35] Behind the Battlefront
  2. N [25-35] Treatment for the Troops
  3. N [25-35] Unwelcome Intruders
  4. N [25-35] Breach in the Defenses & N [25-35] The Restless Watch
  5. N [25-35] Returning from the Pass
  6. N [25-35] The Endless Swarm & N [25-35] Back on Their Feet & N [25-35] Rummaging Through the Remains
  7. N [25-35] Improvised Ammunition
  8. N [25-35] Cutting the Swarm
  9. N [25-35] Terror of the Dread Wastes

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