The Druids Arise
Location Winterspring Valley

Sentinels victory


Burning Legion


Human Expedition

Commanders and leaders



Burning Legion

  • Unknown

Human Expedition

  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Unknown Human Paladin (level 4)
Casualties and losses


  • Moderate

Burning Legion

  • Heavy

Human Expedition

  • Heavy
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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Druids Arise is Chapter 4 of the Night Elf campaign, Eternity's End.

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Two days later, deep in the Winterspring Valley...



The Druids Arise Map.jpg

The battle

The battle began with Tyrande Whisperwind and Furion Stormrage finding a location for a base. Though they managed to find a base, they soon ran out of gold and needed to look for another source. They soon found themselves in the middle of a fierce air battle involving the Burning Legion and the Orcs. Tyrande and Furion found a tribe of furbolgs, who had gone insane after drinking from a corrupted well. Tyrande and the Night Elves put them out of their misery before finding a human base and razed it to take the gold mine, before entering the nearby forest.

The night elves discovered that the forest was corrupted and diseased, and was overrun by the undead, wolves, and the corrupted treants, and that a Revenant in the Cursed Glade was responsible for its corruption; they slew the Revenant, which restored the forest back to its natural state. Then they found out that a group of satyrs corrupted the night elf outpost made up of ancients and treants, on the orders of Tichondrius. The Night Elves then destroyed the Satyr base and put the ancients and treants out of their misery. Furion and Tyrande reached the barrows and Awakened the Druids of the Talon from their Slumber. Then Furion suggested that their next move be to Awaken the Druids of the Claw in the Barrow Deeps.


Main Quests

Availablequest BTNDruidOfTheTalon.png Awaken Druids

  • Reach the Barrow Dens
  • Destroy the corrupted Night Elf base
  • Bring Furion to the Barrow Dens

The Druids of the Talon, who sleep within the Barrow Dens, can only be awakened by the call of Cenarius' Horn. You must bring the Horn to the Dens' entrance and awaken the mighty Druids from their ancient slumber.

Optional Quests

Availablequest BTNFurbolg.png Crazed Furbolgs

  • Kill the Furbolg Warlord

A local Furbolg Warlord has gone quite mad and turned his otherwise peaceful brethren into brutal killers. You must hunt down the crazed Warlord and end his tribe's rampage before more innocents are harmed.

Availablequest BTNRevenant.png Cursed Glade

  • Kill the Death Revenant to restore the forest

An ancient elemental spirit has arisen in a nearby glade and placed the land under a dark pall. You must confront the wicked Death Revenant and banish it from the world. Only then will the dark spirits of this once-tranquil glade be laid to rest.



IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: It has been a thousand years since I last looked upon you, Tyrande. I thought of you every moment I roamed through the Emerald Dream.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: My heart rejoices to see you again, Furion. But I would not have awakened you unless the need was urgent.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: In the Dream, I felt our land being corrupted, just as if it were my own body. You were right to awaken me.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: The Burning Legion has returned, Furion. Cenarius is dead, and outlanders roam freely through our most sacred vales.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: As was foretold...
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: No doubt Archimonde will make his way to Hyjal Summit and attack the World Tree. If he succeeds in draining the tree's energies, this world will be doomed.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: My only thought was to awaken you and the rest of the druids. The druids of the talon reside within Barrow Dens at the end of this valley. If we can reach them, we may have a chance to stop Archimonde and his demons!
Suddenly, Tyrande and Furion hear the sounds of a nearby battle between a pack of humans and undead. The two elves rush over to observe from behind some trees.
IconSmall Human Male.gif Footman: That did it, boys! We've driven them off! Let's regroup back at the base and tend to our wounded.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: So, the outlanders battle against the undead as well? They could prove to be powerful allies against Archimonde and his ilk.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: They are mongrels and nothing more! They are responsible for Cenarius' death! I will be damned before I stand with them.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: Perhaps you are right, my love. We will establish our new settlement here. Keep your sentries alert. I doubt that we have seen the last of the outlanders or the undead.

During the Mission

IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Our resources are depleting fast! We must find another gold mine and muster our forces! Only then will we be able to reach the Barrow Dens.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Wait! I know those furbolgs! They escaped from Ashenvale when the corruption started to spread.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: Perhaps they did not escape the corruption after all.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: I've never seen the creatures so...aggressive before.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Then I will put an end to their curse! Andu-falah-dor!
IconSmall NightElf Female.gif Huntress: There is danger ahead, Priestess. Proceed with caution!
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: You've changed, Tyrande. There is little mercy left in you.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Long ago, I swore to protect this land, Furion. I never had the luxury of sleeping through times of great peril.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: If your endless vigil has hardened you, my love, it must be part of your goddess' plan.
IconSmall NightElf Female.gif Huntress: Be careful, Priestess! These woods are overrun by the undead!
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Hopefully, the land will heal itself of this cursed blight. We should get moving. The Barrow Dens lie within the valley just ahead of us.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: No! The outpost has been corrupted, and the treants have been driven mad! They do not deserve this cruel fate!
IconSmall Satyr.gif Satyr: Come no further, weakling! Lord Tichondrius commanded us to kill anyone attempting to enter this place, and we shall!
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: Pathetic wretches! It pains me that you once called yourselves night elves!


IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: Come forth, druids of the talon! Let the storm crows fly once again upon the winds of war!

Furion plays the horn and the druids awake, flying as birds. One of them reverts to humanoid form.

IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: Ishnu-alah, my brethren. Kalimdor has need of your powers once again, for the hour of doom is at hand.
IconSmall NightElf Male.gif Druid of the Talon: We are yours to command, Shan'do Stormrage.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Furion Stormrage: Now, we must delve into the earth and rouse the ferocious druids of the claw from their slumber.


Burning Legion
Human Expedition