HordeReturn of the Black Prince
Start Automatic
End Valeera Sanguinar
Level 50 (Requires 50)
Category Black Empire Campaign
Experience 1,800
Rewards 2g 34s
Next H [50] Where the Heart Is
For the Alliance version of this quest, see A [50] An Unwelcome Advisor.

Return of the Black Prince begins the patch 8.3 questline, the Black Empire Campaign. Level 120 Horde players will be automatically pushed the quest upon entering Dazar'alor so long as they have unlocked Nazjatar and the Essense system.


Speak with Valeera Sanguinar at the Great Seal in Dazar'alor.


I have just returned from a meeting with King Wrynn in Stormwind.

We have much to discuss.

Meet me at the Port of Zandalar with haste.


You will receive:

  • 2g 34s
  • 1,800 XP




I hope that Wrathion's expertise can lead us to the Old God.

We have precious little else to go on otherwise.


Upon accept
Valeera Sanguinar says: <Name>, I must speak with you at once. It seems we have a new ally in the fight against N'Zoth.

Speak with Valeera:

I've come bearing word from Stormwind Keep.
The Black Prince has returned, and together with the Speaker they hope to root out N'Zoth where he hides.

Gossip Tell me what you saw.

A cinematic plays:

Visions of N'Zoth - Intro Cinematic

Outside Stormwind Keep, two figures, one of which is Magni Bronzebeard, are seen approaching.
Anduin Wrynn says: You mean to tell me none of your spies have returned?
Anduin Wrynn says: N'Zoth is out there and we need answers, now!
Matthias Shaw says: We are doing all we can.
Matthias Shaw says: Sir Magni is coming, along with a new... advisor. He claims to have information for us.
Anduin Wrynn says: Oh, by the Light... a new advisor.
A throat is heard clearing. Anduin looks up to see Magni Bronzebeard enter, with Wrathion behind him.
Anduin Wrynn says: Wrathion...
Anduin rises from the throne and walks towards Wrathion.
Wrathion says: Anduin! It's been so long!
Anduin punches Wrathion in the face, making him stagger back. Magni looks between the two of them.
Magni Bronzebeard says: Oh, dragons...
Wrathion says: I suppose I deserved that.
Anduin Wrynn yells: Oh, you deserve more than that! My father is dead because of you!
Wrathion says: And my father is dead because of the Old Gods.
Magni Bronzebeard says: Lad, he's come to help us.
Anduin glares at Wrathion, who just smiles. Later, outside in the garden, Anduin and Wrathion are walking together, with Magni and Baine Bloodhoof behind them.
Wrathion says: Neltharion the Earth-Warder was once the protector of Azeroth. But N'Zoth turned a noble mind into madness and now, my father is only remembered as Deathwing.
Wrathion says: And as I haven't the least desire to share that fate, I've been studying how to avoid it.
Anduin Wrynn says: Just tell me how to prepare for this attack. Our armies--
Wrathion says: Will be useless. N'Zoth will strike here.
Wrathion points at Anduin's head, indicating his mind.
Wrathion says: He'll manipulate emotions. Get people to act in ways contrary to their nature.
Anduin looks down at his fist, which he lets relax. He turns around, looking out over Stormwind.
Wrathion says: You won't be able to trust your senses. Your memories. Your friends.
Anduin clutches his eyes shut as everything begins to darken around him.
Wrathion says: After all, what is real if our perceptions can't be trusted?
Anduin sees N'Zoth rising up. It beings to wrap its tentacles around the Chapel of Light, destroying it.
Wrathion says: Anduin? Anduin?
Wrathion yells: Anduin!
Anduin snaps out of the illusion. He turns around to face Wrathion again.
Wrathion says: Don't you see, old friend? It's already begun.
Anduin Wrynn says: Very well, advisor. Tell us how to stop him.


  1. Faction intro:
  2. B [50] Where the Heart Is
  3. N [50] Network Diagnostics
  4. N [50] A Titanic Problem
  5. N [50] The Halls of Origination
  6. N [50] To Ramkahen
  7. N [50] The Uldum Accord
  8. N [50] Surfacing Threats
  9. N [50] Forging Onward
  10. N [50] It's Never Easy
  11. N [50] The Mysterious Sigil
  12. N [50] Clans of the Mogu
  13. N [50] Finding the Rajani
  14. N [50] Time-Lost Warriors
  15. N [50] Proof of Tenacity
  16. N [50] The Engine of Nalak'sha
  17. N [50] Restored Hope
  18. N [50] Magni's Findings
  19. N [50] Power Protocol Initiation
  20. N [50] Re-Origination
  21. N [50] Investigating the Halls
  22. N [50] Beginning the Descent
  23. N [50] Deeper Into the Darkness
  24. N [50] Descending Into Madness
  25. N [50] Opening the Gateway
  26. N [50] Into the Darkest Depths
  27. N [50] Whispers in the Dark
  28. N [50] Into Dreams
  29. N [50R] Ny'alotha, the Waking City: The Corruptor's End

PTR version

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the PTR stages.

During the PTR she was located at the Port of Zandalar.

PTR dialogue
Valeera Sanguinar says: <Name>, I must speak with you at once. It seems we have a new ally in the fight against N'Zoth.
Valeera Sanguinar says: Meet me in the Port of Zandalar and I will share what I've learned with you.
When interacting with Valeera

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