Image of Ortell
Title Elementalist,
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 30-35 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Independent
Former affiliation(s) Twilight's Hammer
Occupation Elementalist
Location Silithus; [68.6, 63] Mount Hyjal
Status Alive

Hermit Ortell is a human quest giver located at Ortell's Hideout in Silithus. He later appears as Elementalist Ortell in Mount Hyjal.


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Hermit Ortell in Silithus

He was once a member of the Twilight's Hammer cult, but has recently deserted the sect. However, the Twilight's Hammer are not kind to those that leave their ranks, and since Ortell's retirement, they have attempted to hunt him down, but he fooled them so they believe he's in a cave system in Westfall. Needless to say, an enemy of theirs is a friend of his.

Having completed all of his quests, adventurers may choose to hand in  [Encrypted Twilight Text] to him, instead of giving them to Bor Wildmane in Cenarion Hold. If you hand in a stack of 10 Encrypted Twilight Texts to Hermit Ortell, he will try to decrypt them and send them to you. This will not raise your reputation with Cenarion Circle!

A few hours after the turn-in, Ortell will send you a  [Decoded True Believer Clippings] containing the following items:

Mount Hyjal

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Hermit Ortell, now wearing proper clothes, appears in Mount Hyjal as Elementalist Ortell, having joined forces with the Guardians of Hyjal, harnessing his knowledge and experience of the inner workings of the Twilight's Hammer. He stands next to the air elemental Aeolos near Darkwhisper Pass. On his orders, players infiltrate the Twilight's Hammer forces at Darkwhisper Gorge and incite conflicts between ogre and non-ogre members - while his primary goal is sneaking out Jarod Shadowsong out of Twilight's Hammer's custody.

Later, Ortell is found in an Outhouse Hideout, directing adventurers to the Forge of Supplication.


Mount Hyjal


Leave at once, stranger! I have no business with you.

Post-The Deserter

You're back already! What can I do for you now?

Mount Hyjal

Picking up N [30-35] Your New Identity

Not my finest work, but it should fool them...

During the N [81] Twilight Riot
Yes, my brethren! We are claiming this prisoner for the True Sons of the Twilight! These ogre scum are not fit to offer him as sacrifice! They are not worthy of the Old Gods' grace!
Come on now commander. Let's get you out of here. <Name>, meet us at the Gates of Sothann -- Ysera awaits!


  • An exact copy of his cave in Silithus exists at the coordinates [87, 43] in Dun Morogh. When you enter, you join Silithus general chat.

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