For other quests with the same name, see The Binding (disambiguation).
NeutralThe Binding
Start Automatic
End Earthcaller Torunscar
Level 30-35
Category Deepholm
Experience 65850
Reputation +500 Earthen Ring
+500 Therazane
Rewards  [Dimension Spike] or  [Blacksoul Polearm] or  [Spire of Defiance] or  [Riftrent Waraxe]
25g 80s
Previous N [30-35] Undying Twilight
Next N [30-35] The Stone Throne / B [30-35] The Twilight Plot & B [30-35] Fly Over


Kill High Priestess Lorthuna.


A noise in the main chamber of the temple draws your attention. You hear a familiar laugh... Lorthuna. She's returned to interrupt the ritual - you must stop her!


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv knife 1h cataclysm b 02.png [Dimension Spike] Inv polearm 2h cataclysm b 02.png [Blacksoul Polearm]
Inv staff 116.png [Spire of Defiance] Inv axe 1h cataclysm b 02.png [Riftrent Waraxe]

You will also receive: 25g 80s


Stop Lorthuna! Don't let her interrupt the ritual!


Maruut said when this all started that he would gladly give his life to see our task done. He would be proud of this success... of this death.

The rift is now closed on this side. Deepholm should stabilize. It will take time for Thrall to mend the wound in Azeroth, and we'll likely need to remain until he finishes doing so.

Thank you for all you've done. I doubt we could have accomplished this so soon without you.


All hell has broken loose in the center room. Get close to Maruut so as to stay in range of Stormcaller Jalara. Jalara will chain heal as necessary. Focus on Lorthuna, who retains her abilities from earlier and gains Shadow Bolt and Shadow Bolt Volley. At 66% health, she will ascend! Keep focusing on her and eventually the cavalry will arrive in the form of Therazane's forces! Kill Lorthuna to end the siege, saving the World Pillar!

This concludes the Deepholm storyline. Therazane offers N [30-35] The Stone Throne, which unlocks her faction's daily quests.

High Priestess Lorthuna says: Your tale ends here, shaman.
Earthcaller Torunscar yells: Stop her! We can still complete da binding!

At 50%:

High Priestess Lorthuna says: Deathwing shall bring destruction upon your entire order. And this day, I will be his blade!
Lorthuna ascends!
Therazane yells: Ma'haat, slaughter these rabble. I will deal with the fool priestess.
Therazane yells: You should have taken the hint when we destroyed your precipice, cultist.


High Priestess Lorthuna says: Hah...
Earthcaller Torunscar yells: Thank da elements...
Earthcaller Torunscar yells: It is done! We are finished.
Earthcaller Torunscar yells: With the pillar restored, this realm is safe. We must attend to the wound on the surface.

On complete:

Earthmender Norsala says: Thank you, Stonemother. It was an honor to have...
Therazane says: You've proven true to your word, Earthmender. For that, we will spare you our wrath.
Therazane says: Once your wounded are gathered, you can thank me by leaving.


  1. N [30-35] The Very Earth Beneath Our Feet
  2. N [30-35] Crumbling Defenses / N [30-35] On Even Ground / N [30-35] Core of Our Troubles
  3. N [30-35] Imposing Confrontation
  4. N [30-35] Rocky Relations
  5. N [30-35] Hatred Runs Deep / N [30-35] Unsolid Ground / N [30-35] Loose Stones
  6. N [30-35] Violent Gale
  7. N [30-35] Depth of the Depths
  8. N [30-35] A Rock Amongst Many
  9. N [30-35] Entrenched
  10. N [30-35] Intervention / N [30-35] Making Things Crystal Clear / N [30-35] Putting the Pieces Together
  11. N [30-35] Pebble (optional)
  12. N [30-35] Clingy
  13. N [30-35] So Big, So Round...
  14. N [30-35] Rock Bottom
  15. N [30-35] Steady Hand
  16. N [30-35] Don't. Stop. Moving.
  17. N [30-35] Hard Falls / N [30-35] Fragile Values
  18. N [30-35] Resonating Blow
  19. N [30-35] Rocky Upheaval
  20. Complete all of:
  21. N [30-35] Shaken and Stirred / N [30-35] Corruption Destruction / N [30-35] Wrath of the Fungalmancer
  22. N [30-35] At the Stonemother's Call
  23. N [30-35] Audience with the Stonemother
  24. N [30-35] Rallying the Earthen Ring
  25. N [30-35] Our Part of the Bargain
  26. N [30-35] The Stone March / N [30-35] Therazane's Mercy / N [30-35] The Twilight Flight
  27. N [30-35] Word In Stone
  28. N [30-35] Undying Twilight
  29. N [30-35] The Binding
  30. N [30-35] The Stone Throne

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