Pursuing the Black Harvest
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Location Black Temple, Shadowmoon Valley
End boss Kanrethad Ebonlocke
Instance info
Type Scenario
Advised level 90
Minimum level 90
Player limit 1

Pursuing the Black Harvest is a warlock-only scenario in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, released in patch 5.2.0.


Den of Mortal Delights  · Gorefiend's Vigil  · Halls of Anguish  · Illidari Training Grounds  · Sanctuary of Shadows  · Shrine of Lost Souls  · Temple Summit

Notable NPCs

Stage guide

Stage 1 – Enter the Black Temple

Avoid the guards and enter the Sanctuary of Shadows.

Stage 2 – Search for signs of the Council's Presence

Find the Council of the Black Harvest's trail.

Stage 3 – Follow Akama to the Shrine of Lost Souls

Walk with Akama to the Shrine of Lost Souls.

Stage 4 – Uncover the Council's Plan

Investigate the Reliquary of Souls.

Stage 5 – Defeat the Essence of Order

Claim the soul crystal left behind by the Council of the Black Harvest.

Stage 6 – Escape the Shrine of Lost Souls

Fight off the demons unleashed by the Reliquary and return to Akama in the Halls of Anguish.

Stage 7 – Plunder the Den of Mortal Delights

Grab as much treasure as you can before the time runs out.

Stage 8 – Head to the Temple Summit

Take the Empowered Soulcore to the Temple Summit.

Final Stage - Defeat Kanrethad

Place the Empowered Soulcore in the Demonic Soulwell, and defeat Kanrethad.


Sanctuary of Shadows
Akama says: Foolish warlocks. I knew you would try again to ransack our temple...!
Akama says: Wait... you're not one of the warlocks that snuck in here before. Why then are you here?
Hm... your name sounds familiar to me, <name>.
What do you want from the Black Temple? Stay a moment and speak with me, rather than skulk about like a rogue.

Gossip King Wrynn/Warchief Hellscream seeks the Black Harvest council members who trespassed here recently.

<Name>, you and your Alliance/Horde did much to aid my people in freeing the Black Temple of Illidan's grasp.
I will help you as a show of mutual trust and repayment of the debt I owe you.

Gossip Akama, lead the way!

Akama says: It has been many months since those two warlocks broke into the temple... but I'm still not sure what they were after.
Akama says: Follow me. They visited both the Shrine of Lost Souls and the Temple Summit.
Akama says: I have decided to trust this warlock for now. Let him move about the temple freely.
Akama says: It will take many years for us to undo the damage that Magtheridon, Illidan and the fel orcs did to this holy place.
Akama says: Within lies the Shrine of Lost Souls. The souls of thousands of my fallen brethren remain within this area.
Akama says: Use caution, there are many traps still active within. Perhaps one of your demon spells will grant you the ability to scout ahead before advancing forward.
Shrine of Lost Souls
Jubeka Shadowbreaker says: This... is amazing... an untapped store of raw arcane energy.
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: For years it has languished, slowly growing in strength...
Jubeka Shadowbreaker says: Imagine what we could summon with just a fraction of this power!
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: Summon... ha, imagine what we could become if fused with power of this magnitude...
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: The powers of this room are not unlike the original Well of Eternity on Azeroth.
Jubeka Shadowbreaker says: So this is how Illidan bound so many demons to his will...
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: Yes. The payment for the demons' service was to drink from the energy of this place.
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: By feeding upon this place's power, they were broken free from their addiction to the Legion's magic.
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: I believe this is the original power source he intended to offer the blood elves to free them from their addiction to the Sunwell... but for some reason he didn't let them near it...
Jubeka Shadowbreaker says: What?? you have no proof of such a claim.
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: Didn't you notice? The demons under Illidan's command were free of the entropic, fel-green corruption that pervades the Legion.
Jubeka Shadowbreaker says: ... why do you talk so much, Kanrethad?
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: I was there... at the end...
Jubeka Shadowbreaker says: ... oh dear, are you going to regale me with yet another of your horrible stories?
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: ... shut up.
Jubeka Shadowbreaker says: ...
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: I think I liked you better when your jaw was missing.
Jubeka Shadowbreaker says: Did you hear that?! Those Ashtongue dogs are coming. Let's hurry up and start the ritual!
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: Very well. We'll return later after the crystal is fully charged.
Halls of Anguish
Akama yells: <Name>! Some of my men are trapped in the basement - there is little time, help me save them!!
Fel Imp says: ... you, <name>! Remember me? Good, good... hey, listen... we don't have to help this guy...
Fel Imp says: There's gotta be some riches around this place... c'mon boss, you know you want to...
Temple Summit
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: BEHOLD! I have truly mastered the fel energies of this world! The demonic power I now command... It is indescribable, unlimited, OMNIPOTENT!
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: You think I've gone too far? There is no such thing. The Black Harvest will enslave the most powerful demons, draw on their power, and destroy all who oppose us, in this world, and on Azeroth! Do YOU mean to stop me, little one?
Kanrethad Ebonlocke says: I'd like to see you try.

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