AllianceLast Rites
Start Thassarian
End Thassarian
Level 10-30
Category Borean Tundra
Experience 30450
Reputation +500 Valiance Expedition
Rewards  [Borean Smasher],  [Axe of Frozen Death],  [Staff of the Purposeful Mendicant],  [Fury of the Raging Dragon],  [Fang of the Desolate Soul] or  [Tower of the Infinite Mind]
Previous Words of Power


Go to the Temple City of En'kilah and find the teleportation orb beneath the Scourge citadel of Naxxanar. Use it to reach the top and help Thassarian there.

  • Last Rites


I served Arthas in death, because I had no choice. He had control over my will and my body. The Cult of the Damned serves Arthas in life... willingly.

Now that we know the words of power to enter Naxxanar we can put an end to the cultist blight. Go to En'kilah and look for the teleportation orb beneath the floating citadel.

Work your way up and meet me at the top. Arm yourself with what courage you can, we might not make it out of this alive.


You will be allowed to choose one of these rewards:
Inv weapon hand 18.png [Borean Smasher] Inv axe 83.png [Axe of Frozen Death]
Inv staff 50.png [Staff of the Purposeful Mendicant] Inv weapon rifle 27.png [Fury of the Raging Dragon]
Inv weapon shortblade 67.png [Fang of the Desolate Soul] Inv staff 50.png [Tower of the Infinite Mind]

You will also receive:

  • 15g


Hail, <name>.


You did well, <name>. I was hoping to leave my sister out of all of this. Thanks to you she is alive and well.

My obligations to my king and my army have been fulfilled. It is clear I'm not welcome among my comrades anymore. I will have to find my own way, fighting no wars but my own and following no orders but my heart's.

Perhaps we shall meet again, <class>. Until then, take this as a token of my gratitude.



Get to the top of Naxxanar by porting up to the lower level, then going upstairs and taking the orb to the top, where Thassarian awaits.

(One should open their quest log and decide with reward they want: Thassarian will soon despawn after completing the quest, and the only way to pick your weapon is to trigger the quest and win again. If you want to see what he says after in the quest text, quickly screenshot it and read it later, or look up this quest on Wowhead using the link below.)

This is where the cultists' orders are coming from. Their leader is bound to show up soon.
Let's not miss this opportunity.

Gossip Let's do this, Thassarian. It's now or never.

The Image of the Lich King and Counselor Talbot walk up. Talbot removes his disguise and reveals himself as Prince Valanar.
Prince Valanar says: My liege, the infiltration and control of the Alliance power structure by our cultists is well underway.
Image of the Lich King says: Your progress in this region has been impressive, Blood Prince. I am pleased...
Prince Valanar says: The power you've bestowed upon me has allowed me great mental influence over human minds. I bear these offerings as proof of my progress.
Leryssa and General Arlos appear and walk toward Valanar and the Lich King. Thassarian runs forward.
Thassarian yells: Leryssa!
Thassarian yells: What have you done to my sister, you motherless elf scum!?
Image of the Lich King says: Now this is a surprise, Thassarian. I hadn't heard from Mograine or the other death knights for months. You've come to rejoin the Scourge, I take it?
Thassarian says: I would sooner slit my own throat. You will pay for what you did to your own men, Arthas... for what you did to me! I swear it.
Prince Valanar says: Allow me to take care of the intruders, lord. I will feed their entrails to the maggots.
Image of the Lich King says: Do not fail me, San'layn. Return to Icecrown with this fool's head or do not bother to return.
Prince Valanar says: Yes, my lord!
The battle is joined.

If Thassarian dies:

Prince Valanar says: Pitiful... just pitiful.
Valanar and the others all despawn.


General Arlos says: What... what happened to me?
Leryssa yells: Thassarian, you're alive!
General Arlos says: Ugh! My head won't stop spinning...
Arlos keels over.
Thassarian says: Leryssa... you... you're all right!
Thassarian returns to the point where he had run to and kneels, and Leryssa joins him.
Leryssa says: I thought... I thought you were... dead.
Thassarian says: I cannot return home with you just yet, Leryssa. I am not quite done with the Scourge.
Leryssa says: Don't leave me again! You want to fight for your country, but they don't even want you! They sent you here to die!
Thassarian says: You might be right, sister. My obligations to my land and King have been fulfilled. But there is still something that I owe to myself.
Leryssa says: I know that look in your eye... I'm not going to be able to talk you out of this. If you die on me again...
Thassarian says: Do not worry, Leryssa. I will come back to you when I'm done. Nothing in the world will stop me from coming home to the only family that I have left.

Players near Thassarian gain the following buff:

Spell deathknight bloodpresence.png
  • Empowered Blood Presence
  • Increases damage and healing of party members within 30 yards by 15%.

Prince Valanar's abilities:

  • Spell shadow fingerofdeath.png  Soul Deflection 60 yd range — Immense power draws at your soul, reflecting 100% of the damage you deal to yourself for 6 sec. 
  • Spell shadow shadowfury.png  Soul Blast 45 yd range — Blasts an enemy target, dealing Shadow damage equal to 20% of their total health. 
  • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Shadow Bolt 40 yd range — Hurls a bolt of dark magic at an enemy, inflicting Shadow damage. 

Note that this event, like many involving the Lich King, has voice accompanying the text.




  1. A [10-30] Word on the Street
  2. A [10-30] Thassarian, My Brother
  3. A [10-30] The Late William Allerton
  4. A [10-30] Lost and Found
  5. A [10-30] In Wine, Truth
  6. A [10-30] A Deserter
  7. A [10-30] Cowards and Fools
  8. A [10-30] The Son of Karkut
  9. A [10-30] Surrounded!
  10. A [10-30] Thassarian, the Death Knight

Last Rites

  1. A [10-30] Finding the Phylactery
  2. A [10-30] Buying Some Time
  3. A [10-30] Words of Power
  4. A [10-30] Last Rites

Patches and hotfixes

  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-08-26): The quest event should now work properly, allowing players to complete the quest.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-07-09): Thassarian should now allow players to speak with them, allowing the quest to be completed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Quest changed from Group to Solo.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Added.

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