- For the pre-Mists of Pandaria instances, see Scarlet Monastery Graveyard, Scarlet Monastery Library, Scarlet Monastery Armory, and Scarlet Monastery Cathedral.
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|Location||Whispering Gardens, Tirisfal Glades|
High Commander Goodchilde †|
High Inquisitor Whitemane †
Commander Taelan Fordring †
Scarlet Commander Renault Mograine †
Scarlet Crusade (in-game)
|Formerly||Knights of the Silver Hand, Church of the Holy Light|
|Location||Whispering Gardens, Tirisfal Glades|
|Scarlet Halls (5)|
|Scarlet Monastery (5)|
The Scarlet Monastery is one of the last strongholds in the world that belonged to the fanatical Scarlet Crusade. The Scarlet Bastion within the ruins of Stratholme, the town of Hearthglen, the town of Tyr's Hand and the Scarlet Enclave all fell during the last years. Located in the northeast corner of the blighted Tirisfal Glades, the Scarlet Monastery was once a cathedral to the Light, taken over by zealots.
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 Knights of the Silver Hand that would later form the Scarlet Crusade inhabited this abandoned monastery, a jungle troll named Zabra Hexx made it his home. From its many books, he learned the ways of the Light. Alexandros Mograine, Brigitte Abbendis, and Lord Maxwell Tyrosus found the troll and claimed the monastery for the Silver Hand as a defensible forward base. Later, the Silver Hand splintered into the Scarlet Crusade and Argent Dawn, with the Crusade keeping the Monastery and renaming the place to Scarlet Monastery.
Inquisitor Whitemane and Renault Mograine then 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.
Compendium of Fallen Heroes
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.
World of Warcraft
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.
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
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.
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. 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.
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.
- Old instance maps
In the RPG
- In the game, north of the monastery there are inaccessible mountains. In the Ashbringer comic, the area was portrayed as a forested area.
- Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous instance level: 28 - 33.
- 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.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): NPCs no longer bow to a player with .
- Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Loot from all bosses greatly improved.
- 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.
- Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13): The Scarlet Monastery is now opened and itemized.
- ^ Dust to Dust
- ^ a b Ashes to Ashes
- ^ World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms, pg. 106
- ^ Naxxramas
- ^ Ashbringer, epilogue
- ^ Compendium of Fallen Heroes
- ^ Word of the Conclave
- ^ A Cleansing Fire
- ^ World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms, pg. 109
- ^ Lands of Conflict, pg. 95