Heart Of The Alliance

Alliance 32.png Heart Of The Alliance
Sha-Touched Footman.jpg

Sha-Touched Footman
Start Anduin Wrynn [66.1, 33.1]
End King Varian Wrynn [67.5, 43.3]
Level 15-35
Category Pandaren Campaign
Experience 236000
Reputation +500 Operation: Shieldwall
+500 Alliance
Rewards 19 Gold.png 84 Silver.png 50 Copper.png
Previous Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Anduin's Plea
Next Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Kun-Lai Expedition


Confront 6 Sha-Touched Footmen.


I can't believe this has happened, <name>. After all we have been through here on Pandaria, will our people never learn from their past mistakes?

Brann's expedition returned recently from Mogujia, bearing a sample of sha for study.

I had my reservations about this endeavor in the first place, and my worst fears have been realized.

The sha has escaped containment. I do not need to explain the horror of bringing the sha into the heart of the Vale.

We must dispel any sha we can find, and quickly!


You will receive: 19 Gold.png 84 Silver.png 50 Copper.png


We must protect this land, and our people, from the sha's influence.


I see that you and my son have been hard at work. Thank you for taking the initiative to aid our cause here in the Vale.



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The leaders meet
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A sha appears
On accept:
Anduin Wrynn says: Be ready for anything, <name>. We may have to use force against our own men.

Look around for sha-touched footmen and interact with them. They will turn hostile. Watch out for their Devastation ability! Defeat six, then return to King Varian as Anduin teleports away:

Anduin Wrynn says: I knew you were the right one for this task, <class>. Meet me back upstairs when you are finished here.

On entering the Imperial Exchange:

Stormwind Royal Guard says: All hail the King of Gilneas, Genn Greymane!
Stormwind Royal Guard says: From the faraway boroughs of tranquil Darnassus, High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind arrives!
Stormwind Royal Guard says: Representing the draenei, the wise and noble Farseer Nobundo from the Exodar!
Stormwind Royal Guard says: From the flying city of Dalaran, the leader of the Kirin Tor, Lady Jaina Proudmoore!
The aforrementioned NPCs all enter from their respective portals as they're announced and approach Varian, Anduin, Brann, Rogers, and Overspark.

Speak with Varian to complete the quest and the "Heart of the Alliance" portion of Alliance 15.png   Achievement zone krasarangwilds.png  [Operation: Shieldwall Campaign]. A script event begins on completion:

King Varian Wrynn says: I see. So it was this... sha... that caused such violent behavior in our troops?
Anduin Wrynn says: Yes, father. I encountered sha energy in my travels. At its full power it is terrible to behold.
King Varian says: We Alliance have rallied to defeat many enemies, my son. The sha will fall to us, just like any other.
Anduin Wrynn says: This isn't the same, father. The sha cannot simply be defeated. It feeds on our inner-most weaknesses. It twists our thoughts. Don't underestimate it!
An Echo of Hatred forms from the Sha-touched Claw.
Brann Bronzebeard says: Yer Majesty! Look!
Jaina immediately casts Spell frost frostnova.png [Frost Nova] to freeze it in place.
Genn Greymane says: By the light, is that a sha?
Anduin Wrynn says: Yes. Don't go near it!
Tyrande Whisperwind says: I sense great darkness emanating from this... thing. Destroy it, now!
Farseer Nobundo says: I agree. Only suffering can come of such a creature.
Sky Admiral Rogers says: Your Highness, we should study it. Weaponize it! The Horde already outnumber us here on Pandaria. We need to gain every possible advantage.
Brann Bronzebeard says: It couldn't hurt to study it. 'Tho I don't much care for the way it's lookin' at me.
Tinkmaster Overspark says: Yes, yes! Very interesting! Perhaps I could distill it into a new power source?
Sky Admiral Rogers says: Garrosh is using every weapon he can lay his hands on. Shouldn't we level the playing field?
King Varian Wrynn says: What do you think, Anduin?
Anduin Wrynn says: Garrosh's example is not one that I care to follow. The Alliance should make its own decisions. The RIGHT decisions.
Anduin Wrynn says: It is true, it may be possible to someday harness the sha into a weapon. But we risk destroying our own people in the process. That is not a price I am willing to pay.
King Varian Wrynn says: Well said, my son.
King Varian Wrynn says: This power is too dangerous. I will have none of it!
Varian destroys it with a mighty strike from Shalamayne.
Anduin Wrynn says: <Name>, thank you for helping me today. I knew we could convince my father of the right course. Please, go back to your other duties for now.


  1. Neutral:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Meet the Scout
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] A King Among Men
    3. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Lion's Landing
    4. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] A Little Patience
  2. Friendly 950/6,000:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Best Around
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] To Catch A Spy
    3. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Stirred, Not Shaken
  3. Friendly 4,900/6,000:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] He's In Deep
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Bugging Out, Alliance 15.png  [15-35] He Won't Even Miss It
  4. Honored 2,850/12,000:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Kirin Tor
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Fate of Dalaran
  5. Honored 6,800/12,000:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] To Mogujia
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Source of Korune Power, Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Bad Blood
  6. Honored 10,750/12,000:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Anduin's Plea
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Heart Of The Alliance
  7. Revered 2,700/21,000:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Kun-Lai Expedition
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] A Kor'kron In Our Midst
    3. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Memory Wine
  8. Revered 6,650/21,000:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Ruins of Korune
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Divine Bell
  9. Revered 8,900/21,000:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Darnassus Attacked?
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Tracking the Thieves
    3. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Jaina's Resolution
    4. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Nowhere to Run, Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Nowhere to Hide, Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Sewer Cleaning, Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Unfair Trade, Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Cashing Out
    5. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] What Had To Be Done
  10. Revered 14,500/21,000:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Harmonic Mallet
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Monkey King
    3. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The First Riddle: Mercy, Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Second Riddle: Fellowship, Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Third Riddle: Strength
    4. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Greatest Prank
  11. Revered 18,500/21,000:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Handle, Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Head, Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Harmonic Ointment
  12. Exalted:
    1. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Bell Speaks
    2. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] Breath of Darkest Shadow
    3. Alliance 15.png  [15-35] The Silence

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