NeutralSlash and Burn
Start Commander Jarod Shadowsong [72.7, 74.7]
End Commander Jarod Shadowsong [72.1, 74.0]
Level 30-35
Category Mount Hyjal
Experience 34650
Reputation +350 Guardians of Hyjal
Rewards 15g 60s
Previous N [30-35] Twilight Riot
Next N [30-35] Might of the Firelord, N [30-35] Secrets of the Flame, N [30-35] The Twilight Egg


Ride an Emerald Drake and slay 40 Twilight's Hammer units and 5 Twilight Drakes.


Victory is possible, <name>.

This portal is not just a means of bringing back Cenarius through the dream. Think about it, <name>. Once a gateway through the Emerald Dream is open, our forces can use them to move freely from Moonglade, Nordrassil, and even Wyrmrest to this strategic location.

All Ysera needs is time. It'll be up to you to keep the Twilight's Hammer forces in Darkwhisper Gorge from pulling together and attacking us from the east.

Take one of the emerald drakes and hit them hard, <name>.


You will receive: 15g 60s


You've returned, <name>.


Excellent work, <name>. We might win this one yet.


Hop on a drake. It has three abilities:

1) Spell nature elementalshields.png  Acid Blast (100 mana) unlimited yd range — Fires an acid blast at enemy targets on the ground, inflicting 13125 to 16875 damage. Instant
2) Inv misc monsterfang 01.png  Aerial Swipe 30 yd range — Close in on a Twilight Stormwaker and go for the throat! Instant (5 sec cooldown)
4) Spell fire burningspeed.png  Speed Burst — Gain a boost to flight speed for 5 seconds. Instant (30 sec cooldown)

Either one of the following counts towards the 40 unites:

On complete, a cutscene:

Jarod says: Just a few more minutes... Cenarius is almost here!
The Ancients walk in to frame.
Goldrinn says: You might not have that long. Enemy reinforcements are already underway.
Jarod says: Goldrinn! It's true then... the Ancients walk among us again!
Aviana says: There will be time to celebrate later, commander. Twilight dragons approach!
Jarod says: Quick! Do not let them disrupt Ysera's magic!
Jarod says: Hold them back as long as you can!
Cenarius says: That... will not be necessary.
Cenarius walks in to frame and calmly knocks the twilight drakes out of the sky.
Jarod says: Cenarius! Excellent! With the portal active, we can move our forces to the frontlines unfettered.
Jarod says: You are a most welcome sight, son of Malorne! We must preserve your power so you can spearhead the attack against the Firelord.
Cenarius says: What about the Twilight dragons? There will be more where those came from.
Ysera walks in to frame.
Ysera says: Leave that to me.
Ysera shifts to her dragon form and takes to the air.


  1. N [30-35] Commander Jarod Shadowsong
  2. N [30-35] Signed in Blood
  3. N [30-35] Your New Identity
  4. N [30-35] Trial By Fire / N [30-35] In Bloom / N [30-35] Waste of Flesh
  5. N [30-35] Twilight Training
  6. Complete all of:
    • Mylva's quests:
    1. N [30-35] Physical Training: Forced Labor
    2. N [30-35] Agility Training: Run Like Hell!
    3. N [30-35] Mental Training: Speaking the Truth to Power
    4. N [30-35] Spiritual Training: Mercy is for the Weak
    • Devoran's quests:
    1. N [30-35] Walking the Dog
    2. N [30-35] A Champion's Collar
    3. N [30-35] Grudge Match
    • Ortell's quests:
    1. N [30-35] Gather the Intelligence
    2. N [30-35] Seeds of Discord
  7. N [30-35] The Greater of Two Evils / N [30-35] Twilight Territory
  8. N [30-35] Speech Writing for Dummies
  9. N [30-35] Head of the Class
  10. N [30-35] Graduation Speech
  11. N [30-35] Twilight Riot
  12. N [30-35] Slash and Burn
  13. Complete all of:
    • Jarod's quests
    1. N [30-35] Might of the Firelord
    2. N [30-35] The Sanctum of the Prophets
    3. N [30-35] Magma Monarch
    • Aronus' quests
    1. N [30-35] The Twilight Egg
    2. N [30-35] Brood of Evil
    3. N [30-35] Death to the Broodmother
    • Cenarius' quests
    1. N [30-35] Secrets of the Flame
    2. N [30-35] The Gatekeeper
  14. N [30-35] The Firelord
  15. B [30-35] The Battle Is Won, The War Goes On

Patches and hotfixes

  • PTR client.png Hotfix (2003-06-25): Players should now be placed into the correct phase after the cutscene, allowing the quest to be completed.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2010-12-08): Twilight Stormwakers now respawn more quickly for the quest "Slash and Burn".
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.

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