Zone map

The Jade Forest storyline covers all of the quests leading to and in the Jade Forest. Both factions start out in their capital cities of Stormwind and Orgrimmar before shipping out to Pandaria. An encounter with the opposite faction takes place and both factions crash land at opposite ends of the zone. After getting settled, adventurers push forward to Dawn's Blossom and start uncovering the mysteries of Pandaria.

After discovering the secrets of the Temple of the Jade Serpent and the Serpent's Heart, players are sent to the Valley of the Four Winds. Very early in the valley storyline (the third quest in!), players are given the opportunity to travel to Krasarang Wilds and complete the parallel wilds storyline instead of questing through the valley.


Paw'don Village

Paw'don Village

  1. A [10-35] The King's Command or A [10-35] Hero's Call: Jade Forest! or A [10-35] Mists of Pandaria: To Pandaria!
  2. A [10-35] The Mission
  3. A [10-35] Unleash Hell
  4. A [10-35] Touching Ground
  5. A [10-35] No Plan Survives Contact with the Enemy & A [10-35] Welcome Wagons
  6. A [10-35] The Right Tool For The Job
  7. A [10-35] Envoy of the Alliance & A [10-35] The Cost of War
  8. Complete all of:
    1. A [10-35] Priorities!
    2. A [10-35] Koukou's Rampage
  9. A [10-35] Fractured Forces & A [10-35] Smoke Before Fire & A [10-35] Twinspire Keep & A [10-35] Unfair Trade
  10. A [10-35] The Fall of Ga'trul
  11. A [10-35] Onward and Inward
  12. A [10-35] The White Pawn & A [10-35] Hozen Aren't Your Friends, Hozen Are Your Enemies

Spirits of the Water

Slingtail Pits

On the hunt for Admiral Taylor, adventurers find him and Bold Karasshi imprisoned in the Slingtail Pits. After escaping the pits and making it to Pearlfin Village, the Pearlfin Jinyu must make a decision on whether or not to join the the Alliance.

  1. A [10-35] The Missing Admiral
  2. A [10-35] The Path of War & A [10-35] Freeing Our Brothers & A [10-35] Ancient Power
  3. A [10-35] Kung Din
  4. A [10-35] Jailbreak
  5. A [10-35] The Pearlfin Situation & A [10-35] Road Rations
  6. A [10-35] Family Heirlooms & A [10-35] The Elder's Instruments
  7. A [10-35] Spirits of the Water

Pearlfin Village

Pearlfin Village

Drama comes to a head as Rell Nightwind and his SI:7 team recount their harrowing tale through the Jade Forest, realizing that the Horde are arming the Forest Hozen! Not willing to let themselves be overrun, Taylor's team arms the jinyu and trains them to take the hozen down and claim the Slingtail Pits for themselves.

  1. A [10-35] SI:7 Report: Lost in the Woods
  2. A [10-35] SI:7 Report: Fire From the Sky
  3. A [10-35] SI:7 Report: Hostile Natives
  4. A [10-35] SI:7 Report: Take No Prisoners
  5. A [10-35] A Perfect Match
  6. A [10-35] Bigger Fish to Fry
  7. A [10-35] Let Them Burn & A [10-35] Carp Diem

White Pawn

Dreamer's Pavilion

After Amber Kearnen finishes her report, Bold Karasshi mentions a mysterious Lorewalker who may be able to help find the White Pawn. Lorewalker Cho is intensely curious of his new visitor and is quickly willing to help find Prince Anduin.

After A [10-35] SI:7 Report: Take No Prisoners:

  1. A [10-35] Seek Out the Lorewalker
  2. A [10-35] Borrowed Brew
  3. A [10-35] A Visit with Lorewalker Cho
  4. A [10-35] Potency & A [10-35] Body & A [10-35] Hue
  5. A [10-35] Finding Your Center
  6. A [10-35] Sacred Waters & A [10-35] Rest in Peace & A [10-35] An Ancient Legend
  7. A [10-35] Anduin's Decision

After finding (though failing to acquire) the White Pawn and proving victorious over the Forest Hozen at the Slingtail Pits, Elder Lusshan passes along a note from Lorewalker Cho in A [10-35] In Search of Wisdom, which sends adventurers onward to Dawn's Blossom.


  1. H [10-35] The Art of War or H [10-35] Warchief's Command: Jade Forest! or H [10-35] Mists of Pandaria: To Pandaria!
  2. H [10-35] All Aboard!
  3. H [10-35] Into the Mists
  4. H [10-35] Paint it Red!
  5. H [10-35] Touching Ground
  6. Complete both of:
  7. H [10-35] The Final Blow!
  8. Complete all of:
  9. H [10-35] Seeking Zin'jun
  10. H [10-35] Cryin' My Eyes Out
  11. H [10-35] Seein' Red
  12. Complete all of of:
  13. H [10-35] The Darkness Within
  14. H [10-35] Nazgrim's Command
  15. Complete both of:
    • Shademaster Kiryn's quests
    1. H [10-35] Forensic Science
    2. H [10-35] Acid Rain
    • Rivett Clutchpop's quests
    1. H [10-35] Missed Me By... That Much!
    2. H [10-35] They're So Thorny!
  16. H [10-35] Lay of the Land
  17. H [10-35] Stay a While, and Listen
  18. H [10-35] A Mile in My Shoes
  19. H [10-35] If These Stones Could Speak
  20. H [10-35] Peering Into the Past
  21. H [10-35] Family Tree
  22. H [10-35] Swallowed Whole
  23. H [10-35] Orders are Orders
  24. H [10-35] Instant Messaging
  25. H [10-35] Beyond the Horizon
  26. H [10-35] Furious Fowl
  27. H [10-35] Boom Bait
  28. H [10-35] The Scouts Return
  29. H [10-35] Scouting Report: Hostile Natives
  30. H [10-35] Scouting Report: On the Right Track
  31. H [10-35] Scouting Report: The Friend of My Enemy
  32. H [10-35] Scouting Report: Like Jinyu in a Barrel
  33. H [10-35] Guerrillas in our Midst
  34. H [10-35] Burning Down the House
  35. H [10-35] Dawn's Blossom

Uncovering Jade Secrets

Dawn's Blossom

Lair of the Jade Witch

Emperor's Omen

Temple of the Jade Serpent

Eventually, both factions make it to Dawn's Blossom. There, Lorewalker Cho has already taken off, so first help out the local pandaren with some of their problems before making it to the Emperor's Omen, which Cho is trying to restore. After gathering enough jade to finish the Serpent's Heart, adventurers enter the Temple of the Jade Serpent.

Optional breadcrumb: A [10-35] In Search of Wisdom / H [10-35] Dawn's Blossom

  1. N [10-35] Welcome to Dawn's Blossom
  2. N [10-35] The Double Hozen Dare & N [10-35] Down Kitty!
  3. N [10-35] The Jade Witch
  4. N [10-35] All We Can Spare
  5. N [10-35] I Have No Jade And I Must Scream
  6. N [10-35] Mann's Man
  7. N [10-35] Trapped!
  8. N [10-35] What's Mined Is Yours
  9. N [10-35] The Serpent's Heart
  10. N [10-35] Love's Labor
  11. N [10-35] The Temple of the Jade Serpent
  12. Complete all of:
    1. N [10-35] The Librarian's Quandary
    2. N [10-35] Moth-Ridden & N [10-35] Pages of History
    3. N [10-35] Everything In Its Place
  13. N [10-35] The Jade Serpent

After the Jade Serpent, both factions head back to their new forward base in B [10-35] Get Back Here!.

Fighting onward

Serpent's Heart

After The Jade Serpent, adventurers are delivered a message from their faction command, ordering them back to their forward base to wrap up the natives' fights. Battles won for the time being, Cho appears and urgently requests the adventurer's assistance at Cho's family's shrine. The Serpent's Heart is under attack by the sha!

Optional breadcrumb: B [10-35] Get Back Here!

  1. Faction quests:
  2. B [10-35] Last Piece of the Puzzle
  3. N [10-35] The Seal is Broken
  4. N [10-35] Residual Fallout & N [10-35] Jaded Heart & B [10-35] Emergency Response
  5. N [15-35] Moving On

Up next, the Valley of the Four Winds and Krasarang Wilds!

Side quests

There are several side quests in Jade Forest that either have no prerequistes or can be skipped without affecting the greater storyline.

Nectarbreeze Orchard

Nectarbreeze Orchard

In the southwest, roughly halfway between the Serpent's Heart and Paw'don Village, is the Nectarbreeze Orchard. The farmers have been surprised by mogu raiders kidnapping pandaren to enslave them!

Optional breadcrumb: N [10-35] An Air of Worry

  1. N [10-35] Defiance, N [10-35] Rally the Survivors, N [10-35] Spitfire, N [10-35] Orchard-Supplied Hardware
  2. N [10-35] The Splintered Path
  3. N [10-35] Unbound & N [10-35] Maul Gormal

Goldendraft and Wanderbrew

Dawn's Blossom

Lovers from two opposing families wish to ignore the years of hatred between their families and start a new life together.

After N [10-35] Welcome to Dawn's Blossom:

  1. N [10-35] The Threads that Stick
  2. N [10-35] Find the Boy
  3. N [10-35] Shrine of the Dawn
  4. N [10-35] Getting Permission

Tian Monastery

Tian Monastery

North of the great bridge across from Dawn's Blossom over the Forest Heart is the Tian Monastery.

Optional breadcrumb: N [10-35] Tian Monastery

  1. N [10-35] The High Elder
  2. N [10-35] A Courteous Guest
  3. N [10-35] The Great Banquet
  4. Complete all of:
    • Making a weapon
    1. N [10-35] Groundskeeper Wu
    2. N [10-35] A Proper Weapon
    3. N [10-35] A Strong Back, N [10-35] A Steady Hand, N [10-35] And a Heavy Fist
    • Perfecting the form
    1. N [10-35] Your Training Starts Now
    2. N [10-35] Perfection
    3. N [10-35] Attention
    • Single-target and group combat
    1. N [10-35] Becoming Battle-Ready
    2. N [10-35] Zhi-Zhi, the Dextrous & N [10-35] Husshun, the Wizened
    3. N [10-35] Xiao, the Eater
    4. N [10-35] A Test of Endurance
    5. N [10-35] The Rumpus
  5. N [10-35] Flying Colors

The Sprites' Plight

Terrace of Ten Thunders

Up at Emperor's Omen, players may run across a corpse of an Outcast Sprite. It offers N [10-35] The Sprites' Plight, a side-chain dealing with the mogu.

  1. N [10-35] The Sprites' Plight
  2. N [10-35] Break the Cycle & N [10-35] Simulacrumble
  3. N [10-35] An Urgent Plea
  4. N [10-35] Ritual Artifacts & N [10-35] Vessels of the Spirit & N [10-35] The Wayward Dead
  5. N [10-35] Back to Nature & N [10-35] A Humble Offering
  6. N [10-35] To Bridge Earth and Sky
  7. N [10-35] Pei-Back


There are two sets of level-90 daily quests in Jade Forest. One set, dealing with the Order of the Cloud Serpent at the Arboretum, is available every day of the week. The other set, involving the Jade Temple Grounds, is not offered every day--only one of the four August Celestials temples will be questable each day.

Order of the Cloud Serpent


Optional breadcrumb: B [10-35] The Order of the Cloud Serpent

  1. N [10-35] Wild Things
  2. N [10-35] Beating the Odds & N [10-35] Empty Nests & N [10-35] Egg Collection
  3. N [10-35] Choosing the One
  4. N [10-35] The Rider's Journey
  5. N [10-35] It's A...
  6. Get to revered with daily quests and N [10-35] Onyx To Goodness (repeatable)
  7. N [10-35] They Grow Like Weeds (at revered
  8. N [10-35] Flight Training: Ring Round-Up
  9. N [10-35] Flight Training: Full Speed Ahead
  10. N [10-35] Flight Training: In Due Course
  11. Get to exalted with daily quests and N [10-35] Onyx To Goodness (repeatable)
  12. N [10-35] Riding the Skies

Jade Temple Grounds

Jade Temple Grounds