Saving Yenniku

Horde 32.png Saving Yenniku
Start Kin'weelay
End Nimboya
Level 10-30
Category Northern Stranglethorn
Experience 2950 XP
Reputation Darkspear Trolls +350
Rewards Inv pants mail 09.png  [Nimboya's Legguards] or Inv gauntlets 16.png  [Weavers of the Unending Tale] or Inv wand 16.png  [Stone Etcher]
50 Silver.png
Previous The Mind's Eye

In Saving Yenniku, you must use the Inv misc orb 04.png  [Soul Gem] to capture Yenniku's soul and return it to his people. This is the final quest in a long chain, available in Grom'gol and Bambala, the first being Horde 15.png  [10-30] Hunt for Yenniku which can be obtained from Nimboya at the north exit to the camp.


Bring the Inv misc orb 03.png  [Filled Soul Gem] to Nimboya.


I have reshaped the Mind's Eye into a Soul Gem. Its purpose is twofold: you must use it to stun Yenniku, and once stunned place it upon his head to entrap his soul.

My suspicions that I spoke of earlier were correct: the spirits tell me that Yenniku dwells not with Zanzil the Outcast, but within the Ruins of Zul'Mamwe, to the southwest. Once you have freed Yenniku's spirit, return to Nimboya at Grom'gol.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv pants mail 09.png [Nimboya's Legguards] Inv gauntlets 16.png [Weavers of the Unending Tale]
Inv wand 16.png [Stone Etcher]

You will also receive:


<Name>. Kin'weelay told me you set out to capture Yenniku.

Is it true? Do you have him?


You've done it! You freed Yenniku from the will of Zanzil and the tyranny of the Skullsplitter, and completed the mission I had thought was so hopeless. Zanzil still looms a threat in the Cape of Stranglethorn, but for now, I at least know that the soul of my chief's son is free.

Our tribe will remember your name in songs, <name>, and we will etch your tale in stone so that it will live forever.

Notes and trivia

  • Take the Inv misc orb 04.png  [Soul Gem] you get when you accept the quest and head to the Ruins of Zul'Mamwe. Yenniku[57.4, 75.2]
    is in the southern corner of the ruins, almost completely alone. Simply use the Soul Gem while targeting him (you don't have to weaken him first or anything), and he will become friendly. Right click him to capture his soul in the gem and create the Inv misc orb 03.png  [Filled Soul Gem].
  • Nimboya once referred to Yenniku as his own son in the completion text of this quest, saying "...I at least know that my son's soul is free." His words were changed at some unknown point after the Cataclysm quest overhaul to "...I at least know that the soul of my chief's son is free."[1]


  1. Horde 15.png  [10-30] Population Con-Troll
  2. Horde 15.png  [10-30] Bloodscalp Insight
  3. Horde 15.png  [10-30] An Unusual Patron


  1. Horde 15.png  [10-30] Hunt for Yenniku
  2. Horde 15.png  [10-30] Headhunting
  3. Horde 15.png  [10-30] Nezzliok Will Know
  4. Horde 15.png  [10-30] Speaking with Nezzliok
  5. Horde 15.png  [10-30] Chasing Yenniku's Fate
  6. Horde 15.png  [10-30] The Mind's Eye
  7. Horde 15.png  [10-30] Saving Yenniku

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