For the beta version, see A [86] The King's Command.
AllianceThe King's Command
Start Automatic
End Rell Nightwind[78.9, 39.8]
Level 10-35
Category Stormwind City
Experience 11,100
Rewards 9g 80s
Next A [10-35] The Mission


Find Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth in the war room at Stormwind Keep in Stormwind City.

  • Stormwind Keep visited


Greetings, <class>.

I have been asked to assemble a team for a high priority mission.

Please come to Stormwind Keep immediately for a briefing with King Varian Wrynn. I will be waiting in the King's war room.

("Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth: This is a matter of utmost urgency...and secrecy.")


You will receive:

  • 9g 80s
  • 11,100 XP


Our role is of utmost importance. Admiral Taylor and his flagship have gone missing. More importantly, the young Prince was with him, and it is our primary objective to bring him back home safely.


This quest is offered automatically the instant players enter Stormwind City territory.

A cutscene is played upon entering the keep, showing Varian Wrynn, Rell Nightwind of SI: 7, and Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth around the map table in the Keep's War Room:

Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth: We've made a thorough inspection of the wreckage, Your Majesty.
Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth: There is no sign of Admiral Taylor or his ship.
King Varian Wrynn: Two hundred ships at my disposal, yet the one carrying my SON goes missing!
Frustrated, Varian slams his left fist on to the table, knocking over a formation of three Alliance ships. He addresses Nightwind, who does not wait for Varian to finish speaking and immediately walks over to a table with a low, wide bowl on a stand. It is filled with blue liquid, possibly moonwell water.
King Varian Wrynn: What of their last message? Show me whatever you have!
A blue light emanates from Nightwind's hand and activates a magical recording, a blue sphere of light, that if it were solid, the bowl would be holding. An image of Taylor from the waist up can be seen within the sphere. It becomes unfocused at times, breaking up his message.
Admiral Taylor: ...we have been drawn off course...Horde airfleet...many casualties...
Varian with Jes-Tereth behind his shoulder walk up to the table.
Admiral Taylor: shipwrecked...on an uncharted isle...but the White Pawn is accounted for.
Admiral Taylor: Repeat: The White Pawn is safe.
King Varian Wrynn: Anduin...
Varian looks downward as he softly says his son's name, but looks back up in alarm as Taylor's shouts his final words.
Admiral Taylor: ...surprise attack! Requesting immediate--If anyone's receiving--
Taylor's image vanishes as the recording ends.
Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth: Sir, the Seventh Fleet has already been dispatched, but it could take weeks before it--
King Varian Wrynn: There's no time to waste!
Varian turns away from the bowl and walks to the southern side of the map table, speaking as he does so.
King Varian Wrynn: We'll send a small, elite force to secure this new land
Varian turns to address the Grand Admiral's general direction.
King Varian Wrynn: and bring back my SON!

When the cutscene is complete, the adventurer will be standing in front of Rell Nightwind outside of Stormwind Keep.


  1. A [10-35] The King's Command or A [10-35] Hero's Call: Jade Forest! or A [10-35] Mists of Pandaria: To Pandaria!
  2. A [10-35] The Mission
  3. A [10-35] Unleash Hell
  4. A [10-35] Touching Ground
  5. A [10-35] No Plan Survives Contact with the Enemy & A [10-35] Welcome Wagons
  6. A [10-35] The Right Tool For The Job
  7. A [10-35] Envoy of the Alliance & A [10-35] The Cost of War
  8. Complete all of:
    1. A [10-35] Priorities!
    2. A [10-35] Koukou's Rampage
  9. A [10-35] Fractured Forces & A [10-35] Smoke Before Fire & A [10-35] Twinspire Keep & A [10-35] Unfair Trade
  10. A [10-35] The Fall of Ga'trul
  11. A [10-35] Onward and Inward
  12. A [10-35] The White Pawn & A [10-35] Hozen Aren't Your Friends, Hozen Are Your Enemies

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