For the Veiled Den version of the quest, see N [45] Sizing Up The Opposition.
NeutralSizing Up The Opposition
Start Alleria Windrunner
End High Exarch Turalyon
Level 45 (Requires 45)
Category Antoran Wastes
Rewards 4g 85s
Previous N [45] Reinforce Light's Purchase
Next N [45] The Speaker Calls
N [45W] Fuel of a Doomed World


Speak with Turalyon.


Turalyon was no doubt hoping for better news, but I fear I cannot provide it. Attempting to drive into the heart of the Legion now would cost us everything.

There must be another way. I do not know what it is, but I trust that we will find it.

Best not keep Turalyon waiting. We must move forward.


You will receive: 4g 85s


<Turalyon listens in grim silence.>




Use the nearby Lightforged beacon to return to the Vindicaar.

Quest completion
High Exarch Turalyon says: This is the Legion's heart, and is fortified as such. An assault now would be madness. We will need additional preparation to tip the balance.
Speak to Turalyon again
I am glad that Khadgar chose to accompany you. His is the only face among your cohort that I recognize. Has it truly been so long?
<Turalyon's gaze shifts away from you.>
Hah! I can see he still hasn't changed. Speak his name and...

Gossip <Stay awhile and listen.>

Khadgar walks up the stairs starboard side.
Archmage Khadgar says: It is good to see you again, my friends. When I couldn't find you after the devastation of Draenor, I wasn't sure what to think.
High Exarch Turalyon says: We feared for you as well, Khadgar. But I think part of me knew it would take more than the explosion of a planet to slow you down.
Alleria Windrunner says: Kurdran and Danath are safe as well?
Khadgar reaches the top level.
Archmage Khadgar says: Indeed, though I don't get to see them as often as I'd like. When this is all behind us, perhaps the Sons of Lothar should share a reunion feast!
High Exarch Turalyon says: I agree. It's been a long time, but as I recall it was your turn to buy the drinks, Khadgar.
You can hear the smile in Khadgar's voice.
Archmage Khadgar says: Well, I don't know about that...
Alleria Windrunner says: Definitely your turn. Never question an elf's memory... even after a thousand years.
Khadgar walks back downstairs.
Upon next arrival at the Vindicaar
Alleria and Vereesa are seen walking down the starboard side to the front of the Vindicaar. Alleria speaks with angered denial, then with bitterness about the past.
Alleria Windrunner says: Impossible! I refuse to believe she now leads the Horde, not after all they did to our people during the war.
Vereesa's voice is soft and saddened.
Vereesa Windrunner says: There is more. I'm... I am not sure how to explain the rest. Or if this is even the time or place to--
Alleria Windrunner says: I must know, Vereesa. What fate befell our sister?
Vereesa Windrunner says: Give me a moment. I will do my best to explain...
Vereesa Windrunner says: Perhaps we had best discuss the matter in private.
They separate from the navigation console to their usual spots.

Criteria of


  1. N [45] The Burning Heart
  2. N [45] Securing a Foothold
  3. Depending on which quest hub is available this week:
    • either
    1. N [45] Reinforce Light's Purchase
    2. N [45] Sizing Up The Opposition
    • or
    1. N [45] Reinforce the Veiled Den
    2. N [45] Sizing Up The Opposition

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