AllianceThe Fragments Within
Start Mysterious Red Crystal
End Sentinel Glynda Nal'Shea
Level 14 (Requires 12)
Category Darkshore
Experience 975 EXP (or 6s at level 70)

 [Briarsteel Shortsword]  [Curvewood Dagger]

 [Oakthrush Staff]
Previous A [14] As Water Cascades


Report back what you have found to Sentinel Glynda Nal'Shea in Auberdine.


The moonwell water has revealed that embedded inside the crystal are a few small fragments of bone, as well as half of a jawbone. The jawbone appears to be from a humanoid, but it is unclear without breaking open the crystal - a feat that even the strongest of magic would find near impossible.

With the task at hand complete, all that remains is to report back to Sentinel Glynda Nal'Shea in Auberdine.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards
Inv sword 20.png [Briarsteel Shortsword] Inv weapon shortblade 05.png [Curvewood Dagger]
Inv staff 08.png [Oakthrush Staff]


Well, it would seem that even though we know more about this crystal, more unanswered questions are the result!

I'll take the information you've uncovered to the council here in Auberdine.  Perhaps they'll know a course of action to follow on this crystal.  Well, that is if there is one to be taken; for now, the threat remains far enough to our east to be out of harm's way.

As for you, please have this.  Consider it a reward for a job well done, <name>.


Upon completion of this quest you will gain:


  1. A [14] The Red Crystal
  2. A [14] As Water Cascades
  3. A [14] The Fragments Within


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

It is possible that the "few small fragments of bone" and "half of a jawbone ... from a humanoid" seen within the red crystal are pieces of the Skull of Gul'dan, which the Burning Legion used to corrupt Felwood. Although Illidan recaptured the Skull and took it with him, it may have been damaged in the struggle, and some fragments of it may have fallen over the cliffs into Darkshore. This does not explain how they came to be encased inside a red crystal—perhaps the local moonkin or furbolgs attempted to seal away the fragments' evil before the region's corruption drove them all into feral insanity.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Removed.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): The completion point for the The Fragments Within quest should now appear in the mini-map.

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