For the Classic version, see A [24D] Researching the Corruption.
AllianceResearching the Corruption
Start Relwyn Shadestar
End Relwyn Shadestar
Level 26 (Requires 20)
Type Dungeon
Category Blackfathom Deeps
Experience 1600 XP
Reputation +500 Darnassus
Rewards  [Dissector]
or  [Shadestar Mace]
or  [Searching Wand]
or  [Band of the Skull Crusher]


Gather 8 Corrupt Brain Stems.


Foolish blood elves toil with demonic magic. Have they not witnessed what happened with the naga and with the satyrs of Kalimdor?

I fear that the blood elves will meet a similar deformation. Azeroth cannot afford to give birth to another vile race of monsters.

I wish to study the brain stems of the satyr and naga so that I might deduce what fate the sin'dorei are headed toward. Try to avoid harming the stems while you kill them, I won't take anything but perfect specimens.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv weapon shortblade 113.png [Dissector] Inv mace 06.png [Shadestar Mace]
Inv misc orb 01.png [Searching Wand] Inv jewelry ring 38.png [Band of the Skull Crusher]

You will also receive:


Once I have enough samples to study, my true work can begin. With the corrupted brain stems of both the satyr and naga of Blackfathom Deeps I can try to draw a correlation between the mutations.

Perhaps with that gained knowledge we can prevent the blood elves from delving deeper into deformity and evil.


You have undoubtedly faced great peril to obtain these.

Your actions have been selfless. It is for the good of all Azeroth that you help me with my research. I thank you, <name>, for all that you have done.

Now if you'll excuse me I have much work to do.

Beta version

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Relwyn Shadestar at the Blackfathom Camp wants 8 Corrupt Brain stems.

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