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For the pre-Mists of Pandaria instances, see Scarlet Monastery Graveyard, Scarlet Monastery Library, Scarlet Monastery Armory, and Scarlet Monastery Cathedral.

Scarlet Monastery
Scarlet Monastery loading screen
Scarlet Monastery loading graphic
Location Whispering Gardens, Tirisfal Glades
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
UndeadUndead Undead
Advised level 28-60
90 Heroic Difficulty
Player limit 5

NeutralScarlet Monastery
Scarlet Monastery 11
Leader(s) None
  Formerly IconSmall Human Male High Commander Goodchilde †
IconSmall Sally High Inquisitor Whitemane †
IconSmall Taelan Commander Taelan Fordring †[1]
IconSmall Renault Scarlet Commander Renault Mograine †
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
UndeadUndead Undead
  Formerly DwarfDwarf Dwarf
High elfHigh elf High elf
Faith(s) Holy Light
Affiliation(s) None (lore)
Scarlet Crusade (in-game)
  Formerly Knights of the Silver Hand, Church of the Holy Light
Location Whispering Gardens, Tirisfal Glades
Status Deserted

Scarlet Monastery
Scarlet Halls (5)

Houndmaster Braun
Armsmaster Harlan
Flameweaver Koegler

Scarlet Monastery (5)

Thalnos the Soulrender
Brother Korloff
High Inquisitor Whitemane

The Scarlet Monastery, once known as The Old Monastery, is a fortified monastery located in the northeast corner of the blighted Tirisfal Glades, it was once a cathedral of the Church of the Holy Light, which was taken over by the Scarlet Crusade after the end of the Third War.

Following the Cataclysm, the Scarlet Monastery was one of the last strongholds in the world that belonged to the fanatical Scarlet Crusade, as the Scarlet Bastion within the ruins of Stratholme, the town of Hearthglen, the town of Tyr's Hand and the Scarlet Enclave all fell under the control of the Argent Crusade. At the time of the third invasion of the Burning Legion, the remaining zealots of the Scarlet Crusade gathered at the monastery where they were massacred by the Knights of the Ebon Blade.

The Scarlet Monastery is a complex of two instanced dungeons, Scarlet Halls and Scarlet Monastery. Heroic mode is available for both wings at level 90.


Scarlet Monastery Halls

The Halls of the Monastery.

From the World Dungeons page on the official World of Warcraft Community Site:

The Monastery was once a proud bastion of Lordaeron's priesthood - a center for learning and enlightenment. With the rise of the undead Scourge during the Third War, the peaceful Monastery was converted into a stronghold of the fanatical Scarlet Crusade. The Crusaders are intolerant of all non-human races, regardless of alliance or affiliation. They believe that any and all outsiders are potential carriers of the undead plague - and must be destroyed. Reports indicate that adventurers who enter the monastery are forced to contend with Scarlet Commander Mograine - who commands a large garrison of fanatically devoted warriors. However, the monastery's true master is High Inquisitor Whitemane - a fearsome priestess who possesses the ability to resurrect fallen warriors to do battle in her name.

Before the Third War, the Monastery served as a seminary for paladins-in-training.[2][3] In his youth, Alexandros Mograine spent months training and praying here.[4]


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Scarlet Monastery - Ashbringer

The Scarlet Monastery in the Ashbringer comic.

Following the Third War, the remaining Knights of the Silver Hand in Lordaeron, led by Highlord Alexandros Mograine, decided to use the Old Monastery as a defensible forward base Tirisfal Glades, with the goal of regaining control of Capital City from the Forsaken. When they arrived they found a jungle troll named Zabra Hexx who made the monastery his home, and learned the ways of the Light from its books. While Brigitte Abbendis and Lord Maxwell Tyrosus argued over the troll's fate, Alexandros decided to spare him after discovering his connection to the Light. Later, the Silver Hand splintered into the Scarlet Crusade and the Argent Dawn,[4] with the Crusade keeping the Monastery and renaming the place to Scarlet Monastery.[5]

Later, Inquisitor Whitemane and Renault Mograine relocated here. Not only did it become a home of the Crusade, but it also was a military area as well as a place for their prisoners. When the Crusade learned about a Scourge attack on Hearthglen, Renault commanded Whitemane to gather a squad of soldiers and head to Hearthglen. As Whitemane left, Darion Mograine, guided by the voice of the Ashbringer, arrived to the Monastery, where the voice manifested into the spirit of Alexandros who killed Renault for his betrayal in the Monastery's chapel.[6]

After the battle at the Light's Hope Chapel, there was a meeting between Castillian, Balnazzar, and Varimathras taking place north of the Scarlet Monastery.[7]

Compendium of Fallen Heroes[]

At some point after the formation of the Scarlet Crusade, the Monastery was attacked by the Scourge three times in the Summertide Assaults.[8]

Several Forsaken were captured and brought to the monastery, being interrogated by Halbin. During one night of torture, anger overwhelmed him, and for only a brief instant, his hold over Light's Wrath slipped. An explosion rocked the torture chamber and engulfed Halbin in holy fire. It is said he died a slow death, his howls of agony ringing through the Scarlet Monastery for days on end.[9]


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During the Hallow's End in Year 24, the Headless Horseman was created in the Monastery by Balnazzar using fel energies over the dead body of Thomas Thomson.[10]

World of Warcraft[]

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Raleigh the Devout believed in the cause of the Scarlet Crusade to rid Azeroth of the undead. As he spent time at the Monastery, he realized that the Crusade's grasp on reality was slipping because they thought everyone was plagued who didn't wear the tabard of the Crusade. Innocent men and women were tortured because they were supposedly plagued.[11]

Meven Korgal was sent from the Monastery to spy on Deathknell.[12]


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The Alliance helped the Scarlet renegades, a small faction of rebel Crusaders who aimed to take over the monastery. They were led by their increasingly unhinged champion, Joseph the Insane. The Horde assisted a contingent of Forsaken troops and abominations, led by Dark Ranger Velonara in annexing the Monastery for good. Neither side was ultimately successful, and the Monastery remained firmly under the control of the Scarlet Crusade.

Mists of Pandaria[]

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Despite heavy losses across all fronts, the Scarlet Crusade has survived within the Scarlet Monastery. Here, the remaining crusaders prepare to continue their battle against the undead and those they judge guilty of carrying the taint of undeath. However, a mysterious Hooded Crusader seems intent on taking them down from the inside.


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During the Burning Legion's third invasion, the remnants of the Scarlet Crusade regrouped at the Monastery under the command of High Commander Goodchilde.

At one point, the champions of the Knights of the Ebon Blade entered the Monastery in order to retrieve the saddle of Thomas Thomson's steed, killing Faralis the Fanatic in the process.[13] Later they were assaulted a second time by the Ebon Blade and the Deathlord who crushed the remains of the fanatical organization to raise Sally Whitemane as one of their own.[14]

Exploring Azeroth[]

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Following the third invasion and the Fourth War, Mathias Shaw mentioned in his reports that the Scarlet Crusade was totally wiped out by the Ebon Blade when they went to the Monastery to destroy them and resurrect Sally Whitemane.[15]


Scarlet Monastery Location

Scarlet Monastery location on the map of Tirisfal Glades.


Old instance maps



Main article: Scarlet Monastery loot
Main article: Scarlet Halls loot

In the RPG[]

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Instead of being situated in the Tirisfal Glades, the Scarlet Monastery was said to actually be a newly-erected building in the center of Tyr's Hand.[16]


  • In the game, north of the monastery there are inaccessible mountains. In the Ashbringer comic, the area was portrayed as a forested area.


Patch changes[]

  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous instance level: 28 - 33.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): The four Scarlet Monastery instances have been revamped and combined into two new ones: The Scarlet Halls and Scarlet Monastery.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): NPCs no longer bow to a player with Inv sword 2h ashbringercorrupt [Corrupted Ashbringer].
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Loot from all bosses greatly improved.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07):
    • Capped at ten players.
    • Doors requiring the Scarlet Key can now also be opened with a Large Seaforium Charge in addition to the lockpick ability.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13): The Scarlet Monastery is now opened and itemized.


External links[]

Scarlet Monastery Entrance Death knight scenario