NeutralThe Call of Icecrown
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End Highlord Darion Mograine
Level 10-45
Type Artifact
Category Artifact
Experience 22,600
Rewards  [Icebringer]
46g 20s
Previous N Death knight [10-45] A Pact of Necessity
Next N Death knight [98-110] Keeping Your Edge


The Lich King

Use your Death Gate ability to travel to Icecrown and obtain the Blades of the Fallen Prince.

  • Use Death Gate
  • Obtain the Blades of the Fallen Prince
  • Obtain the Mark of the Lich King
  • Take the Acherus Waygate


<A powerful presence again touches your thoughts.>

I have ordered your brethren to Icecrown to prepare for the coming conflict, but I have a more important fate in mind for you. You, <name>, will be the hand of our vengeance!

Use the Death Gate to return to Acherus and I shall reveal your role in this.


You will receive: 46g 20s
Inv sword 1h artifactruneblade d 01.png [Icebringer] Inv sword 1h artifactruneblade d 01.png [Frostreaper]


The Lich King made a wise choice in giving you those blades, <name>. You've more then proven yourself worthy of them.

I have to admit though, I'm glad it wasn't me, I'm through with having magical weapons dictate my fate.


Upon entering the Death Gate, a short cutscene plays, showing Acherus floating next to Icecrown Citadel. You are then automatically placed in a single-player scenario. While you are on this quest, you won't be able to conduct normal business in Acherus.

Stage 1: The Call of the North

The Lich King awaits your return to the citadel.
  • Open the Gate to Icecrown
Highlord Darion Mograine says: Ah, <name>. So the Lich King chose you to be his hand? I'm not surprised. We have all heard of your exploits.
Darion makes his way up the ramp to the exit.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: Our forces have gathered from all across Northrend. When the call to action comes... and it will come soon... the Knights of the Ebon Blade will be ready.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: Make no mistake, we are not bound to this new Lich King. However, he may prove a valuable ally against the Legion.
He stops up to the side of the ramp, turning back to you.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: For now, our goals align with his. And in the meantime, it is in our best interests that the Scourge stay... contained.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: The gates of Icecrown lie to the north. Do not keep our ally waiting!

Head directly north past the balcony and over the bone bridge connecting the Ebon Hold to Icecrown. Lady Alistra and Lord Thorval are standing on the east side of the balcony.

Lady Alistra says: Look, it's <name>! I told you he was going to be the one chosen. Now, pay up!
Lord Thorval says: One of Amal'thazad's students? Bah! Fine, take your gold.

Once you pass over to Icecrown, Dagnar Stonebrow and Minerva Ravensorrow will walk in the opposite direction to you to take their place on the balcony of Acherus.

Dagnar Stonebrow says: Hurry up, Minerva! We're about to pull out of here. Mograine will kill us if we hold things up!
Minerva Ravensorrow says: We're already dead, idiot!

Interact with the Scourge Transporter to begin the next stage.

The transporter glimmers with a crystalline light.

Stage 2: The Gates Are Open

Enter Icecrown Citadel.
  • Enter Icecrown Citadel
The Lich King says: Enter, <name>, there is much to be done.

Stage 3: Seek the Fragments


Collect Fragments within Icecrown Citadel.
  • Collect Fragments within Icecrown Citadel (4)
The Lich King says: Many of the souls freed by Frostmourne's destruction now wander the halls of Icecrown, lashing out in eternal torment.
The Lich King says: Destroy them, and gather the fragments of the blade, for they will be the heart of your new weapon.

Fight your way through Phantom Mages and Phantom Swordsmen in the hallways. Near the first gate are two Stoneskin Gatekeepers. One, during its Hardened state, needs to be pulled to a highlighted stone with Death Grip. When you reach the Spire, kill Baelgun Flamebeard and then retrieve the first fragment.

The Lich King says: Baelgun's soul was cursed to relive the moment of his death for eternity and will see you as his enemy. Destroy him.

Proceed northeast and kill two Spectral Knights, then proceed to Halahk the Deathbringer.

The Lich King says: The soul of Halahk was tortured within Frostmourne till he cursed the Light. Now that he has forsaken it, slay him.

Head northwest and kill three Anguished Souls, then proceed to Magroth the Defender.

The Lich King says: Even when consumed by Frostmourne, the soul of Magroth refused to give up the Light. Show him the error of his ways.

Finally, fight your way south to the central Spire to face Gavinrad the Cruel and loot the final fragment.

The Lich King says: Once hailed by Arthas as a brother, Gavinrad too was ultimately fed to Frostmourne. Grant him a final death.

Stage 4: Travel to the Frozen Throne

Use the Scourge Teleporter within the Spire.
  • Use the Scourge Teleporter within the Spire

Stage 5: Power Overwhelming


Reforge the fragments and form your weapon.
  • Reforge the fragments and form your weapon

The Hilt of Frostmourne is found at the center of the Frozen Throne, encased in ice.

The Lich King says: Behold, the hilt of Frostmourne. From its broken form you will create a blade without equal! Approach and channel your power into it to create your weapon.

Upon interacting with the hilt, the blade is lifted into the air, shatters into fragments and then reforms into the Blades of the Fallen Prince.

The Lich King says: It is done. From the shards of Frostmourne the twin blades are born! Soon, they shall feed upon the souls of my enemies!
The Lich King says: I sense powerful spirits remain within the blades. Enter into the spiritual realm within and purge them of all resist your domination!

Stage 6: The Purge

Purge the blades of the malevolent souls within.
  • Purge the blades of the malevolent souls within

Upon interacting with the blades, you are transported to an area similar to the Frostmourne subzone seen during the Lich King boss fight. Spectral echoes of Ner'zhul and Arthas Menethil are standing in front of a vision of Frostmourne.

Echo of Ner'zhul says: Take up the blade, Arthas Menethil. Embrace your destiny!
Echo of Arthas Menethil says: Yes... you are right... I will bear any curse to have my revenge...
Arthas turns to face the direction the player came from.
Echo of Arthas Menethil says: What? An intruder! You won't stop me! Frostmourne will be mine!

The Echo of Arthas then becomes hostile and attacks the player while Ner'zhul teleports to the other side of the room.

Echo of Arthas Menethil says: Nothing will stand in the way of my vengeance!
Echo of Ner'zhul says: How dare you interfere! His soul belongs to ME!

Arthas will periodically cast Shadow Strike, which causes him to deal damage in a cone in front of him for several seconds, while Ner'zhul teleports to different corners of the room and continuously sends out waves of Void bolts which deal damage and knock back the player on contact. Arthas will also periodically cause Mob Razor Ice to sprout in an area around him.

Echo of Arthas Menethil says: Feel the icy chill of death around you!

Once Arthas reaches roughly 25% health, he will run over to Frostmourne, gain [Divine Shield] and become invulnerable to all damage, while Ner'zhul begins summoning waves of undead. Arthas also begins casting Dark Pact, which sacrifices all undead who reach him to regain his health.

Echo of Arthas Menethil says: Argh! The darkness... I can't... I...
Echo of Arthas Menethil says: ARRGHHHHHH!!!
Echo of Ner'zhul says: Let the darkness consume you! Feast upon the souls of the damned!
Spell shadow animatedead.png Cull the scourge before they are sacrificed!

Mob Icefallen Geists spawn in waves of six and move quickly, Mob Mindless Ghouls spawn one at a time and move moderately fast, while Mob Enraged Zombies spawn one at a time and move slowly. Make use of [Howling Blast] and [Remorseless Winter] to defeat the geists and [Chains of Ice] and [Death Grip] to slow down the ghouls and zombies to prevent as many undead as possible from reaching Arthas.

After finishing the cast of Dark Pact, Arthas picks up Frostmourne and resumes the fight with the player, using the same abilities as before while Ner'zhul resumes casting waves of Void bolts.

Upon defeating Arthas, he says the following:

Echo of Arthas Menethil says: I see... only darkness... before me.
Echo of Ner'zhul says: Curse you, interloper! All my plans... ruined!

You are then automatically transported back to the Frozen Throne.

Stage 7: The Hungering Cold

The Blades are purged of the corruption. Claim them as your own.
  • Take the Blades of the Fallen Prince.

Upon interacting with and looting the Blades, you automatically equip them.

Stage 8: Death's March


Obtain the Lich King's Blessing.
  • Obtain the Lich King's blessing
The Lich King says: You have done well. Ascend to my throne and receive your charge.

Climb the throne to stand before the Lich King.

The Lich King says: Where the weak showed mercy, you did not hesitate to strike. Where the unworthy were vanquished, you have conquered.
The Lich King says: I now mark you with my sigil, let all recognize you as the enforcer of my will.

You receive the Mark of the Lich King buff, increasing all of your stats by 5% for 60 minutes.

If the Blades of the Fallen Prince is the first artifact the player has obtained, the Lich King wil also say the following:

The Lich King says: As we speak the Ebon Blade is en route to the Broken Isles to hunt for the Dreadlords.
The Lich King says: Go, ensure that not a single demon escapes my wrath! Crush all who stand in your way!

Final Stage: You Have Your Orders

Depart the Frozen Throne by taking the Acherus Waygate.
  • Acherus Waygate taken

A waygate opens to the immediate right of the Lich King. Use it to return to Acherus and speak with Darion in the center of the Ebon Hold to complete the quest.

Amal'thazad says: Ah, the disciple returns triumphant! You've done well to remember the lessons I've taught you.
Upon completion
Highlord Darion Mograine says: It is time you be given a position that befits your accomplishments, <name>.
Highlord Darion Mograine yells: Knights of the Ebon Blade! Assemble as we honor one of our own!
Highlord Darion Mograine says: Before us this day stands our comrade in arms, <name>.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: You have all heard the legends of countless battles fought... of trials overcome at great cost.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: His exemplary deeds in the name of the Ebon Blade have shown him to be one of the best of us, worthy of our highest honor.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: By the will of the Lich King and upon my authority as Highlord, I declare that <name>, wielder of the Blades of the Fallen Prince, will henceforth be known as Deathlord of the Ebon Blade.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: You will all bow to him as you once did to me, and carry out his will against the Legion!
Illanna Dreadmoore says: Deathlord, I must speak with you.


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