NeutralThe Lesson of the Burning Scroll

Shang Xi holding the Master's Flame
Start Master Shang Xi [59.7, 19.1]
End Master Shang Xi [59.7, 19.1]
Level 1-10
Category Wandering Isle
Experience 170
Reputation +250 Shang Xi's Academy
Rewards 35c
Previous N [1-10] The Lesson of Stifled Pride
Next N [1-10] The Disciple's Challenge


Edict of Temperance upstairs

Edict close-up

Snatch the flame from Master's Shang Xi's palm, then burn the Edict of Temperance.


Every wisdom has a time and place, and times are changing for those of us living here on Shen-zin Su. For this lesson, I would ask two things of you.

For the first, I hold a flame in my hand. Gather your wits, and when you think you are ready, attempt to snatch the flame.

Should you succeed, I want you to then climb to the top of this temple and burn the Edict of Temperance that you find there.


You will receive: 35c


There will come time when you must trust your instincts and simply act.


The fact that you were able to snatch the flame so easily is no small feat.

The Edict of Temperance is a scroll of wisdom passed down from my elder's elders. Wisdom from a more peaceful time.

Every lesson has it's time and place, and with darkness on the horizon, the time for this particular wisdom has passed.

The burning of the scroll is an acceptance of tidings to come and a promise to action. Your hand carried the flame, and I suspect that it will continue to do so in the future.


Without leaving the temple, head up two flights of stairs. The Edict of Temperance can be found on a ledge on the southern edge of the building. Interact with the scroll to burn it, then return to the first floor to continue.

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After accepting the quest, Shang Xi had a flame in his left hand. Clicking on it while the mouse cursor was a glowing open hand was necessary to acquire  [The Master's Flame]:

Master Shang Xi says: On your first try! Now, take the flame to the top of the temple and burn the scroll that you find there.


  1. N [1] Much to Learn
  2. N [1-10] The Lesson of the Iron Bough
  3. N [1-10] The Lesson of the Sandy Fist
  4. N [1-10] The Lesson of Stifled Pride
  5. N [1-10] The Lesson of the Burning Scroll
  6. N [1-10] The Disciple's Challenge
  7. N [1-10] Aysa of the Tushui
  8. N [1-10] Items of Utmost Importance & N [1-10] The Missing Driver
  9. N [1-10] The Way of the Tushui
  10. N [1-10] Ji of the Huojin
  11. N [1-10] The Way of the Huojin
  12. N [1-10] Kindling the Fire & N [1-10] Fanning the Flames
  13. N [1-10] The Spirit's Guardian
  14. N [1-10] The Challenger's Fires
  15. N [1-10] Only the Worthy Shall Pass
  16. N [1-10] Huo, the Spirit of Fire
  17. N [1-10] The Passion of Shen-zin Su

Patches and hotfixes

  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2014-04-07): Players now receive the Master's Flame automatically upon accepting the quest.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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