NeutralThe Court of Winter
Start Winter Queen [45.3, 63.0]
End Winter Queen [49.2, 34.0]
Level 58 (Requires 58)
Category Ardenweald
Experience 3,400
Rewards  [Night Courtier's Ring]
12g 63s 60c
Previous N [58] Awaken the Dreamer
Next N [58] The Queen's Request


Give the Primus's message to the Winter Queen.


My Court informs me that you bear an important message.

You may now deliver it.


You will receive:


The ancient enemy has not been idle...


The Banished One stirs and Ardenweald's power withers in drought.


Speak with the Winter Queen:

<The Queen regards you steadily.>
Gossip <Deliver the Primus's Message.>
The Winter Queen observes the message from the Primus.
Winter Queen says: My old friend. After countless ages, our worst fears have come to pass.
Winter Queen says: If the Banished One stirs, then we face a danger even more grave than this crippling drought.
Winter Queen says: Come, <name>. Join me at my court and stand before the Heart of the Forest. There we shall speak further.

Return to the Heart of the Forest and speak with the Winter Queen again:

<The Queen regards you steadily.>
Gossip Yes, your majesty?
Winter Queen says: The Heart of the Forest is vital to Ardenweald... and to the protection of the realms beyond.
Winter Queen says: Long ago, we drew upon its magic to ensure the Maw would be inescapable. That the Banished One would remain forever bound.
Winter Queen says: The drought has caused the Heart to wither. Its strength must be bolstered... though we have precious little anima to save our waning groves.
Winter Queen says: An impossible choice. Yet, one that must be made for the good of the cycle.


Many of the NPCs have special gossip text regarding Ysera:

This place is new and yet I feel almost as if I have been here before.
  • Gossip What will you do now?
I feel that so much has happened in my absence.
It will take time for me to be myself again, if that is even possible.
Thank you, <name>, for saving me.
  • Gossip <Stay awhile and listen.>
Ysera says: I feel a profound connection to this realm. And yet, in my dreams I still soar above Azeroth.
Droman Aliothe says: You are bound to the Queen, and to Ardenweald, just as I am. Yet I envy your dreams of home.
Ysera says: The longing in your voice speaks of loss.
Droman Aliothe says: My world was shattered beneath the hammer of the Burning Legion. There is nothing left but ashes.
Droman Aliothe says: Now this forest is my home. As it is meant to be. We serve the cycle, and the Queen guides us.
Ysera says: But Ardenweald, too, is under threat. I see many shadows tearing at its fringes. Clawing their way in.
Droman Aliothe says: Aye. Though with your help, we will drive them back. Of this, I am certain.
Ysera says: Thank you, Aliothe. I welcome your counsel, and your friendship.
Lady Moonberry
I hope the Queen will spare this one. I think having her around will make this place interesting.
So many have been lost. So many have died...
<Ara'lon trails off into silent contemplation.>
Hunt-Captain Korayn
The Drust grow boldder with every attack. How many more friends must we strike down before this is done?
Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.
This Ysera fought and died for your world. I can respect that. I hope the Queen will spare her, but the Queen has many hard choices to make.


  1. N [58] The Forest Has Eyes and N [58] The Droman's Call
  2. N [58] Missing!
  3. N [58] Enemies at the Gates
  4. N [58] Battle for Hibernal Hollow
  5. N [58] Dying Dreams
  6. N [58] Awaken the Dreamer
  7. N [58] The Court of Winter
  8. N [58] The Queen's Request

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