NeutralIn Defense of Dalaran
Start Emmarel Shadewarden
End Emmarel Shadewarden
Level 45 (Requires 45)
Category Hunter Campaign
Experience 24,680
Rewards Item level 825 Artifact relic
 [Hauberk of the Unseen Path]
 [Greater Glory of the Order]
5000 Order Resources
58g 20s
Previous N Hunter [45] Leading By Example
Next N Hunter [45] Champion: Halduron Brightwing


Enter the Violet Hold through Khadgar's portal, and defeat Hakkar the Houndmaster.


We have everything we need to set the trap for Hakkar.

Archmage Khadgar will summon a portal to the Violet Hold. Once inside, he will begin to channel his essence into the arcane vessel at your command.

Our allies will be armed with the weapons you brought them, ready to fight when Hakkar takes the bait.


Choose your reward:
Spell arcane arcaneresilience.png [Arcanum of the Order] Spell nature strengthofearthtotem02.png [Iron Will of the Order]
Ability hunter rapidkilling.png [Heartbeat of the Order] Inv elemental eternal life.png [Prosperity of the Order]
Inv elemental primal air.png [Gale Wind of the Order]

You shall be granted the title: Huntmaster <name>

You will also receive: 58g 20s
Inv mail hunterclass d 01chest.png [Hauberk of the Unseen Path] Achievement reputation 03.png [Greater Glory of the Order]
Inv misc questionmark.png 5000x Order Resources

You will also receive: 5000 Order Resources


We must defeat Hakkar!


You have no idea how relieved I am to see you!



When you are ready, I will create a portal that leads directly into the Violet Hold.

Gossip Create the portal.

Stage 1: Arcane Essence

Speak to Khadgar when you are ready for him to being channeling his essence into the arcance[sic] vessel.

Halduron Brightwing and Vereesa Windrunner will speak as you approach.

Halduron Brightwing says: My rangers are armed and ready to fight by your side!
Vereesa Windrunner says: My archers have their bows loaded, ready to shoot any demons that dare enter these walls.

Stage 2: Becoming the Bait

Watch over Archmage Khadgar as he channels his essence into the arcane vessel

  • Let Archmage Khadgar become the bait
Archmage Khadgar speaks as he walks over to the Arcane Vessel.
Archmage Khadgar says: I will begin to channel my essence into the arcane vessel.
Archmage Khadgar says: Once the process is complete, Hakkar should be drawn to the vessel's magic.
He begins channeling his magical essence into the vessel.
Archmage Khadgar says: While my essence is contained within the vessel, I will be in a weakened state, unable to assist.

Stage 3: Discovering Demons

Use your Flare to see if Hakkar has taken the bait.

Use your Flare ability. Be ready to fight once you do so.

Vereesa Windrunner says: Is it working?
Halduron Brightwing says: Has Hakkar taken the bait?
Shandris Feathermoon says: Send up a flare, and we shall see.

Stage 4: Defeat Kreenam and Czaadym

Defeat Hakkar's felhounds, Kreenam and Czaadym.

Hakkar's favored felhounds will immediately aggro to you once they enter the area. Despite their non-elite status, together they inflict heavy damage and so it's recommended that you use a Tenacity pet. Use [Mend Pet] immediately when it becomes available for use and interrupt their spell when possible.

Shandris Feathermoon yells: Demons are near! Sentinels, ready your blades!
Vereesa Windrunner yells: Archers, mark your targets!
Shandris runs down to engage the felhounds with her fellow Sentinels, while Halduron and Vereesa fight at range alongside their respective groups.
Hakkar appears from the main fel portal at the back of the Violet Hold as his felhounds engage you.
Hakkar the Houndmaster yells: So we meet again.
Hakkar the Houndmaster yells: Your presence was not accounted for, but I believe my hounds will enjoy making a meal of you nonetheless.
Hakkar the Houndmaster yells: When they are done tearing you apart limb from limb, they will begin their feast on the magical prisoners within these cells.
Hakkar the Houndmaster yells: Once sated, my hounds will charge the city, slaughtering everyone in their path.
Hakkar the Houndmaster yells: Dalaran will fall to the Burning Legion!
The hunter adventurer slays Kreenam and Czaadym.

Stage 5: Defeat Hakkar the Houndmaster

Defeat Hakkar the Houndmaster within the Violet Hold.

If you need more time to recuperate before engaging with Hakkar, use [Feign Death]. Hakkar will return to the center of the room and wait.

Hakkar the Houndmaster yells: My hounds!
Hakkar the Houndmaster yells: You will pay with your life for what you've done!
Hakkar travels down the staircase, ready to kill the hunter adventurer.

Final Stage: Speak to Archmage Khadgar

Let Archmage Khadgar know that Dalaran will be safe, thanks to your heroic actions.

  • Speak to Archmage Khadgar
Halduron Brightwing says: The portals are closing! Rangers, lets finish off the last of these felhounds.

Once Halduron is finished with speaking the above, you can complete N Hunter [45] Champion: Halduron Brightwing before leaving the scenario. If you choose not to, you can still talk to him outside the main building at Trueshot Lodge.

Archmage Khadgar says: You have done what the Kirin Tor could not do for ourselves. The Houndmaster's death will deliver a crushing blow to the Burning Legion's forces.
Archmage Khadgar says: Let us leave this place, and celebrate our victory among friends.
Archmage Khadgar creates a portal to Highmountain.

Trueshot Lodge (after the scenario)

The members of the Unseen Path, along with allied leaders, are gathered around in a loose circle at the front of Trueshot Lodge.
Hemet Nesingwary says: I hope ya shot that demon right between the eyes!
Quest completion
Emmarel begins walking down the path from the lodge to the Visage of Ohn'ahra.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: With Hakkar dead, the citizens of Dalaran will be safe. Most will never know the threat they faced, thanks to your heroic actions.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: You struck the fel lord down before he had a chance to terrorize the city. You upheld the oath we all took to watch and protect.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: It would be naive to assume this is the last threat Azeroth will face.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: The Burning Legion is at our doorstep, demanding to be reckoned with.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: In times like these, our oath is more important than ever.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: We do not fight for glory, for fame, or riches.
She pauses at the visage, then kneels in front of it.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: We exist to protect those who need it most, often without reward or recognition.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: We are the watchers in the wild.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: We are the eagle on the wind.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: We walk the lonely road.
Emmarel Shadewarden says: For ours is the Unseen Path.
Emmarel stands up and walks away.

Criteria of


  1. N Hunter [10-45] Needs of the Hunters
  2. N Hunter [10-45] The Hunter's Call
  3. N Hunter [10-45] Weapons of Legend
  4. Acquire the chosen artifact:
  5. N Hunter [10-45] On Eagle's Wings
  6. N Hunter [10-45] The Unseen Path
  7. N Hunter [10-45] Oath of Service
  8. N Hunter [10-45] Tactical Matters
  9. N Hunter [10-45] The Campaign Begins
  10. N Hunter [10-45] Pledge of Loyalty
  11. N Hunter [10-45] Rise, Champions
  12. N Hunter [10-45] Making Contact
  13. N Hunter [10-45] Recruiting The Troops
  14. N Hunter [10-45] Troops in the Field
  15. N Hunter [10-45] Tech It Up A Notch
  16. N Hunter [10-45] Scouting Reports
  17. N Hunter [10-45] Continuing the Legend
  18. N Hunter [10-45] Lending a Hand
  19. Complete both:
  20. N Hunter [10-45] Urgent Summons
  21. Complete all of:
  22. N Hunter [10-45] Homecoming
  23. N Hunter [10-45] Signaling Trouble
  24. Complete all:

Level 45

  1. N Hunter [45] Highmountain Hunters
  2. Complete both:
  3. N Hunter [45] Baron and the Huntsman
  4. N Hunter [45] Missing Mages
  5. N Hunter [45] The Scent of Magic
  6. N Hunter [45] Assisting the Archmage
  7. N Hunter [45] Knowing Our Enemy
  8. N Hunter [45] Leyworm Lure
  9. N Hunter [45] To Tame the Beast
  10. N Hunter [45] The Nature of the Beast
  11. N Hunter [45] Requesting Reinforcements
  12. Complete all of:
  13. N Hunter [45] Leading By Example
  14. N Hunter [45] In Defense of Dalaran
  15. N Hunter [45] Champion: Halduron Brightwing
  16. N Hunter [45] A Hero's Weapon

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