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


Speak with Turalyon.


No doubt your High Exarch will fret at the news that we lack the resources to assault Antorus. He is not used to believing his vaunted Army of the Light to be inadequate.

His pride is no concern of mine. While he plots a new strategy, I will bathe the ground in demon blood.

Go. There is much to be done before we can achieve our final victory.


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.
Randomly on another arrival to the Vindicaar
Alleria and Vereesa are seen walking together down starboard ramp to the Navigation Console. 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 is this is even the time or place to--
Alleria Windrunner says: I must know, Vereesa. What fate befell our sister?
They scale the stairs.
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 turn away from facing each other to return to their regular places.

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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