NeutralHeart of the Mantid Swarm
Start  [Heart of the Mantid Swarm]
End Lorewalker Cho [83.3, 29.7]
Level 30-35
Category Vale of Eternal Blossoms
Experience 236000
Reputation +2850 The Lorewalkers
Rewards 19g 84s 50c


Bring Heart of the Mantid Swarm to Lorewalker Cho at the Seat of Knowledge.

Provided item:  [Heart of the Mantid Swarm]


Dear <name>,

While we appreciate your efforts to investigate the lore of Pandaria, the documents you sent us on the mantid managed to rob me of several nights sleep. Terrifying stuff.

If you visit us at the Seat of Knowledge in Vale of Eternal Blossoms we can add this contribution to your personal collection.

Thank you for your diligence!


Lorewalker Cho


You will receive: 19g 84s 50c


When we began this research project I never thought I would learn so much about such a terrifying people.

We will add this knowledge to your collection. If you wish me to narrate this for you, simply point at the correct volume in your Private Collection.



Upon completion of the  [Heart of the Mantid Swarm] Pandaria exploration achievement, Lorewalker Cho sends a letter via the in-game mail system. The letter has an item attached that starts this quest. See the achievement for more details.

Lorewalker Cho says: Oh, my student - you wish to study the mantid? Be warned: the pandaren frontier is littered with the graves of former pupils.
Lorewalker Cho says: The mantid are harsh teachers.
Lorewalker Cho says: Every generation, the mantid swarm the Serpent's Spine wall in great numbers. They murder many pandaren, so we kill many times their number in return. Yet each generation, they attack once more. Why do they do this?
Lorewalker Cho says: We pandaren do not know.
Lorewalker Cho says: Our ancient writings indicate that the mantid have always been here. They predate even the mogu. Where did they come from?
Lorewalker Cho says: We pandaren do not know.
Lorewalker Cho says: Perhaps, if you were to befriend the mantid, and earn a reputation among them, they would teach you their secrets. But I warn you:
Lorewalker Cho says: Nobody has ever befriended the mantid.
Lorewalker Cho says: Here is what the pandaren do know: By massacring our people, by slaughtering tens of thousands of pandaren, generation after generation, they have taught us the value of life. A precious but fleeting gift. Easily snuffed out... in an instant.
Lorewalker Cho says: This is what the mantid have taught us.


Optional breadcrumb: B [30-35] The Lorewalkers

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