For the sword, see  [Ravencrest's Legacy].
NeutralRavencrest's Legacy
Start  [Light's Heart]
End  [Light's Heart]
Level 45 (Requires 45)
Type Scenario
Category Order Hall
Experience 24,680

 [Felblaze Handwraps]
or  [Skyguard Grips]
or  [Siegebreaker's Gauntlets]
or  [Felspawn Gloves]
or  [Robes of Elune]
or  [Moon Guard Robes]
or  [Ravencrest Chainmail]

or  [Breastplate of the Guard]
174g 60s
Previous N [45] An Unclear Path
Next N [45] In My Father's House


Experience Ravencrest's Legacy at Black Rook Hold in Val'sharah.

  • Experience Ravencrest's Legacy


Years later, as the War of the Ancients raged on and the Burning Legion's grip upon this world took hold, Illidan would meet a military leader known as Kur'talos Ravencrest. He too would see the potential within Illidan, eventually promoting him to captain of the Moon Guard: a powerful group of night elf sorcerers.

We must experience this memory in Black Rook Hold, located on the western shores of Val'sharah.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv glove cloth legionendgame c 01.png [Felblaze Handwraps] Inv gauntlets mail legionendgame c 01.png [Skyguard Grips]
Inv glove plate legionendgame c 01.png [Siegebreaker's Gauntlets] Inv glove leather legionendgame c 01.png [Felspawn Gloves]
Inv robe cloth legionendgame c 01.png [Robes of Elune] Inv robe leather legionendgame c 01.png [Moon Guard Robes]
Inv chest mail legionendgame c 01.png [Ravencrest Chainmail] Inv chest plate legionendgame c 01.png [Breastplate of the Guard]

You will also receive: 174g 60s


Without Light, the darkness cannot exist.


The line between good and evil is thin, and resides in a place where intention means little.

Illidan wondered how those around him could be so blind to the threat of the Burning Legion. Fate is not without a sense of irony.



World map.

Black Rook Hold is at the west of Val'sharah. Do not go to the entrance but to the prison entrance but don't go in it.

Near the prison entrance, Xe'ra prompts you.

Xe'ra says: An ancient memory stirs. When you are prepared, call to me and together we will uncover a piece of Illidan's past.

Press the extra action button to do the scenario.

Surrounded By Darkness

Kur'talos Ravencrest yells: Rooksguard, send these devils back to their dark masters! For Azshara! For Kalimdor!
Illidan Stormrage says: Sire, the Legion's disruption of our long-range teleportation network has made travel... challenging.
Kur'talos Ravencrest says: Better late than never, eh lad? Those of us that still draw breath fight on! Are you pre-
Illidan Stormrage says: Sire, behind you! Another felmaw has opened!
Illidan Stormrage says: Moon Guard, focus your energies into me! We shall show these monsters the power of the arcane!
Kur'talos Ravencrest says: What manner of felspawn have these devils set upon us!? Mother Moon help us all!
Illidan blasts the Fel Bats with powers of the arcane.
Moon Guard Acolyte says: We require rest, master.
Kur'talos Ravencrest says: Well done, Illidan, but the battle has only begun.
Kur'talos Ravencrest says: The Legion has slain half of our forces and scattered the rest across the grounds. What you see here is all that remains of the Rooksguard protecting the hold.
Kur'talos Ravencrest says: To make matters worse, that monstrosity in the arena will burn the hold from the inside out if it is not stopped! Take your Moon Guard and rid Black Rook Hold of this demonic invasion!
Kur'talos Ravencrest says: You are our last hope, Illidan!
Kur'talos Ravencrest says: Do what you must! Should Black Rook Hold fall, all of Suramar will fall with it!
Illidan Stormrage says: I will not fail you, my lord!
Illidan thinks to himself.
Illidan Stormrage says: It took nearly all of our energy to conjure that protective barrier. If I push these Moon Guard any harder they will die.
Illidan Stormrage says: If I can repair that deactivated portal I will have the reinforcements I require and a font of power to refresh my energy.

Preparing For The Apocalypse

Illidan Stormrage says: Excellent! The power radiating from the portal will energize me so long as I remain nearby. I must remember to return to these portals whenever I am fatigued.
Moon Guard Acolyte says: At your command, captain!
Illidan Stormrage yells: I am ready, Lord Ravencrest! Lower the portcullis!
Kur'talos Ravencrest yells: Lower the gate and brace yourselves! Glaive throwers at the ready!

The Road To Fel

Xalian Felblaze yells: Run, little Ravencrest. Run! There may still be time for you to flee and live out your final miserable days cowering in a tree somewhere!
Xalian Felblaze yells: What's this?? Ravencrest has sent a pup to face me? I will teach you to respect your betters, child!
Xalian Felblaze yells: You dare to defy the Burning Legion? Kneel before the unmatched power of fel!
Illidan Stormrage says: Her fel magic is too strong. I could try and siphon energy from my Moon Guard and use it to unleash devastation upon this demon, but my mages will die too.
Illidan Stormrage says: Alas, what choice exists? If I fall, Suramar falls tomorrow, and with it my beloved Tyrande. I must act now!
Arcane Siphoning
  • Illidan Stormrage says: It is not my time, but, sadly, it is yours.
  • Illidan Stormrage says: Forgive me for what I do.
  • Illidan Stormrage says: I must have more power if we are to win this battle...
  • Illidan Stormrage says: I require your life energies, my dutiful Moon Guard.
  • Illidan Stormrage says: I did not ask for this burden, but it is what fate has deemed...
  • Illidan Stormrage says: Your life energies will give our world a fighting chance, acolyte.
  • Illidan Stormrage says: If only there were another way, but I must have power if we are to survive.
  • Illidan Stormrage says: Thank you for this sacrifice. Your death will not be in vain.
Arcane Siphoned
  • Moon Guard Acolyte says: M... Master, I am dying...
  • Moon Guard Acolyte says: Power wanes...
  • Moon Guard Acolyte says: Can't move... powerless...
  • Moon Guard Acolyte says: You can't do this, Illidan.
  • Moon Guard Acolyte says: Stop! You're killing us!
  • Moon Guard Acolyte says: Illidan... why?
  • Moon Guard Acolyte says: Mother Moon take me!
  • Moon Guard Acolyte says: You walk down a dark path, Illidan. There's no turning back from this...
Stormrage Obtained
Xalian Felblaze yells: You... You killed your own soldiers?! You crazed fool! You've sealed your own fate!
Illidan Stormrage says: You were right, demon. Fel is more powerful than the arcane, but you wield it clumsily! Let me show you what destruction a master's touch can bring!
Xalian Felblaze yells: The pup... has fangs...
Kur'talos Ravencrest yells: Captain Stormrage has given us a fighting chance! Secure the rampart, Rooksguard! Advance!!

No Man An Island

Illidan Stormrage says: Thousands more! It appears as if the demon armies are coming from the portal in the courtyard below. I'll need to destroy it if we're to survive, but I'll need help from my Moon Guard.
  • Illidan Stormrage says: There is no end to them!
  • Illidan Stormrage says: I must find a way to close that gateway!
  • Illidan Stormrage says: For each demon I kill two more take its place!
  • Illidan Stormrage says: How could anything stand against such a force?
  • Illidan Stormrage says: I will end this... I must!
  • Illidan Stormrage says: I am Illidan, demon! Know my name for it spells your doom!
Low on Health
Illidan Stormrage says: I am nearly out of energy. I need to find a portal to rest at or siphon the essence of my Moon Guard.
Illidan Stormrage says: My carelessness forces me to fall back. I will learn from this defeat and strike back with a vengeance.
Moon Guard Acolyte says: Let's not do that again!
Second portal activated
Illidan Stormrage says: There are too many demons. I... I'll need more of my Moon Guard's power. Do I go too far? No, I must remain focused! The future of my people lies in my hands!
Nihilam portal
Balaadur says: Boldly you stand in defiance of the Great Burning Shadow! Minions, kill the "hero"!

True Sacrifice

Illidan Stormrage says: The Nihilam portal is being protected by an eredar known as Balaadur. Conventional spells are useless against it. I'll have to call down the fury of the cosmos to destroy the portal. Then it will be just me and the demon.
Balaadur yells: I am the mightiest mage-hunter in all of the cosmos! You stand no chance, little elf!
Illidan Stormrage yells: Hunt this...
Balaadur yells: Never have I felt such power... such agony...
Kur'talos Ravencrest yells: Illidan has taken the courtyard! Rooksguard, advance!

When Good Men Do Nothing

Kur'talos Ravencrest yells: We will join the battle in the arena! Captain Stormrage, lead the charge!
Illidan Stormrage says: I have to jump into the arena to destroy that monstrosity. Mother Moon give me strength.
During the Battle
Kur'talos Ravencrest yells: Do something, Illidan! It's tearing us apart! The hold cannot take much more!
Illidan Stormrage says: I've thrown everything I have at this creature to no avail. I must ask for the aid of my Moon Guard one final time.
Arcane Siphon one final time
Kur'talos Ravencrest says: Illidan, no!

If you've done the side quests during the scenario, you get the following:

Rhonin says: This cannot be!
Broxigar the Red says: Such savagery...
Captain Jarod Shadowsong says: Are we no better than the monsters we fight?


Illidan Stormrage says: What would you have me do, Kur'talos? Simper and nod to our new Legion overlords as they turn our world to ash?
Kur'talos Ravencrest says: There is always a choice! We could have...
Illidan Stormrage says: We could have what? You are blind, Ravencrest! You are all blind!
Illidan Stormrage says: This was one invasion. They nearly killed everyone here and took Suramar.
Illidan Stormrage says: The best any of you can do is criticize my methods? My mages died saving our world. What have you given? What have you sacrificed?
Illidan Stormrage says: You're a damned fool, Ravencrest! No matter. I've learned all I can from you.
Illidan Stormrage says: We will never defeat the Legion so long as cowards hold the reins.
Illidan Stormrage says: Farewell... and good luck. Perhaps you may fare better begging them for your lives next time.

After the scenario ends:

Xe'ra says: Difficult decisions had to be made, but to understand Illidan's perspective is essential if we are to succeed in our mission. What would you have done differently?


After unlocking the first two Class Hall champions:

  1. N Paladin [10-45] A Sign From The Sky (paladin only)
  2. N [10-45] A Falling Star
  3. N [10-45] Bringer of the Light
  4. N [10-45] Light's Charge
  5. N [45] Goddess Watch Over You
  6. N [45] In the House of Light and Shadow
  7. N [45] Awakenings
  8. N [45] An Unclear Path
  9. N [45] Ravencrest's Legacy
  10. N [45] In My Father's House
  11. N [45] Destiny Unfulfilled
  12. N [45] The Hunt for Illidan Stormrage
  13. N [45D] Soul Prism of the Illidari
  14. N [45R] Trial of Valor: The Once and Future Lord of Shadows
  15. N [45] The Nighthold

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