NeutralThe Portal's Power

Entrance to the Soul Engine
Start Archmage Khadgar [54.7, 48.3]
End Archmage Khadgar [54.7, 48.3]
Level 10-40
Category Assault on the Dark Portal
Experience 13700
Rewards Item level 505 weapons
11g 40s
Previous N [10-40] Onslaught's End
Next N [10-40] The Cost of War



Mark of the Burning Blade

Mark of the Shattered Hand

Mark of the Blackrock

Stasis Rune

Enter the Soul Engine beneath the Dark Portal, then shut the Dark Portal down.


This portal is fueled by powers neither mechanical nor arcane.

Look to either side of us, <name>. The screaming souls of slain prisoners are being channeled into the heart of the portal itself.

And they are channeling these souls through the body of Gul'dan.

Find a way into the chamber beneath us, and do whatever it takes to get Gul'dan to stop his channeling. Our last hope rests on you, <name>.


You will receive one of:

Item level 505 weapons
Inv bow 2h crossbow draenorquest b 01.png [Iron Horde Bolt-Thrower] Inv axe 1h draenorquest b 01.png [Iron Horde Tomahawk]
Inv mace 1h draenorquest95 b 02.png [Iron Horde Warcudgel] Inv axe 1h draenorquest95 b 01.png [Iron Horde Hatchet]
Inv staff 2h draenorquest b 01.png [Iron Horde Ritual Staff] Inv axe 2h draenorquest b 01.png [Iron Horde Waraxe]
Inv staff 2h draenorquest95 b 03.png [Iron Horde Bramblestaff] Inv knife 1h draenorquest b 01.png [Iron Horde Carving Knife]

You will also receive:

  • 11g 40s
  • 13700 XP


Go now, hero! Lives hang in the balance!


Gul'dan... free. This was not the victory I'd planned for.

Gul'dan may be loose due to our actions, but I gladly bargain his freedom against the lives of the innocents on the other side of this portal You made a wise decision, <name>.


On accept:

Archmage Khadgar says: Use whatever means are necessary, champion. Azeroth's final hope lies with you.

There are two holes that drop down to the lower level between the Fel Spires and Khadgar's position. Immediately closer to the center of the structure are passages to the interior - step inside for a short cutscene revealing Gul'dan, imprisoned as well:

Gul'dan says: Sever my bonds... and the portal falls...

There are three marks in the alcoves surrounding Gul'dan. Destroy each one:

  • Mark of the Burning Blade: Gul'dan says: Yes... Yes!
  • Mark of the Shattered Hand: Gul'dan says: Grommash will pay for his arrogance.
  • Mark of the Blackrock: Gul'dan says: The bonds weaken. Freedom will be mine!

Destroy the Stasis Rune beneath Gul'dan for a short cutscene:

Gul'dan says: Do not delay, mortal. I can feel the life-essence of your armies fading. There will be time for regret later...
The camera moves upward and turns around to show the Dark Portal as it shuts down!
Gul'dan says: We will meet again... <name>.

Exit and head back upstairs to turn in. The upper platform has been cleared and only several of the named characters are all in a group behind Khadgar: Thrall, Vindicator Maraad, Cordana Felsong, Lady Liadrin, Thaelin Darkanvil, Qiana Moonshadow, Ariok, Olin Umberhide and Hansel Heavyhands. Turn in to him.


  1. N [10-40] Warlords of Draenor: The Dark Portal (alternate)
  2. N [10-40] Azeroth's Last Stand
  3. N [10-40] Onslaught's End
  4. N [10-40] The Portal's Power
  5. N [10-40] The Cost of War
  6. Complete all of:
  7. N [10-40] Altar Altercation
  8. N [10-40] The Kargathar Proving Grounds
  9. B [10-40] A Potential Ally
  10. N [10-40] Kill Your Hundred
  11. Complete all of:
  12. B [10-40] Keli'dan the Breaker
  13. B [10-40] Prepare for Battle
  14. N [10-40] The Battle of the Forge
  15. Complete all of:
  16. N [10-40] Taking a Trip to the Top of the Tank
  17. N [10-40] A Taste of Iron
  18. B [10-40] The Home Stretch

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Beta appearance.


Gul'dan's Prison


Speak with Gul'dan underneath the Dark Portal.


The mana bombs were not enough. This was always a risk.

This is unfortunate.

Gul'dan, the orc beneath these grates, says he can shut down this portal. Find a way in there, and do whatever it takes to slow this portal down.

<The archmage's eyes lock with yours.>


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