NeutralThe Protectors of Hyjal
Start Captain Soren Moonfall [27.2, 61.7]
End General Taldris Moonfall [45.6, 85.8]
Level 35
Type Daily
Category Firelands Invasion
Experience 86750
Reputation +350 Guardians of Hyjal
Rewards [Mark of the World Tree] x2
18g 80s
Repeatable Yes
Previous N [35] Through the Gates of Hell


Slay 6 Fiery Behemoths or Seething Pyrelords.


We need to place pressure on the assault camp at Sethria's Roost. Ragnaros' minions are using this area as a point to push their battlefront beyond the bounds of Hyjal. I'm putting you in charge of a small squad to deal with them.

I have selected an elite group of fighters to assist you. Travel to Sethria's Roost. Your compatriots have been instructed to meet you once you arrive. Then put an end to the elementals' assault.


You will receive: [Mark of the World Tree] x2 and 18g 80s


I believe your assignment requires you to be in Hyjal, <race>.


A job well done, soldier. While our mission in the Firelands is critical, we must not forget about the well-being of Hyjal.

Speak with my brother again tomorrow, and he will have another squad prepared for you.


You will receive:


Head back to the Sanctuary of Malorne to pick up this quest. Return to Malfurion's Breach on the Molten Front to turn in.

Sethria's Roost has been taken over by level 85 elite Fiery Behemoths and Seething Pyrelords with 774k health.

The Fiery Behemoths have the following abilities:

  • Fire Nova — Inflicts Fire damage to nearby enemies. 1.5 sec cast. Interruptible. Knockback. Hits for 8300-9500 Fire in a roughly 10-yard radius around the caster.
  • Fiery Boulder 150 yd range — Throws a massive boulder, dealing 40500 to 49500 damage and knocking back nearby enemies. 1 sec cast. Thrown at the player. It has a few seconds of travel time, so get out of the shadow on the ground before it lands.

The Seething Pyrelords have the following abilities:

  • Chain Fireball 40 yd range — Hurls a fireball at the enemy, dealing 1429 to 1661 Fire damage and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Affects 5 total targets. Instant.
  • Flame Shock — Instantly burns an enemy, then inflicts additional Fire damage every 3 sec. for 12 sec. Instant. ~8500 Fire initial hit, then ticks for ~1495 Fire every 3 sec after that.
  • Reflective Shield — Wraps the caster in a shield that lasts up to 8 sec, reflecting any absorbed damage back onto the attacker. 2 sec cast. Interruptible. A protector will yell the following when this is cast:
    • Don't attack it while the shield is up!

The Hyjal Protector party

Players will not have to solo these elites. Upon landing in Sethria's Roost, players will receive a group of 4 NPCs including 3 Hyjal Protectors, taking the role of bear, cat and caster, and a random one from the following 40:

Name Attacks Mount(s) Quotes
Another Hyjal Protector
Alliance Gwen Armstead [Rend]
Inv sword 20.png  Focused Strike — Slices rapidly at the enemy for 5 sec.
Ability piercedamage.png  Rapier Pierce — Inflicts 100% of weapon damage to an enemy.
Land mount:  [Swift Gray Steed]
Flying mount:  [Armored Snowy Gryphon]
"You need help with some fires? Very well, let's get down to business."
"What's a little fire in the face of five heroes of the Alliance?"
"For Gilneas!"
"We of Gilneas show little patience for outsiders."
"I wouldn't mind fighting with you again sometime. Farewell!"
Horde Johnny Awesome [Immolation Trap]
[Serpent Sting]
 [Celestial Steed] "Fear not. Johnny Awesome fights by your side."
"You never stood a chance!"
"Johnny! Awesome!"
"While you may be sad to see me go, I'm sure you will enjoy watching me leave."
Alliance Broll Bearmantle [Bear Form]
[Thorns] (on player)
[Feral Charge]
Land mount: [Travel Form]
Flying mount: [Swift Flight Form]
"Today, I fight by your side."
"Azeroth has no place for the likes of you"
"Put your weapons down, everyone. Wait out the shield!"
"You are nothing!"
"Your presence here is unwelcome, elemental!"
"Our work is far from done. Fandral will pay for his deceit!"
Alliance Russell Brower [Frostbolt]
Spell shadow demonicempathy.png  Dark Song — Launches magical missiles at an enemy, inflicting Shadow damage each second for 10 sec.
Spell frost chillingblast.png  Chilling Song — Launches magical missiles at an enemy, inflicting Frost damage each second for 10 sec.
Spell arcane starfire.png  Peaceful Song — Launches magical missiles at an enemy, inflicting Spellstorm damage each second for 10 sec.
Land mount:  [Swift Gray Ram]
Flying mount:  [Reins of the Volcanic Stone Drake]
"Let me at 'em! I'll bash 'em ta bits with my lute!"
"Traa la laaa..."
"I'll sing 'em ta death, I will I will."
Neutral Budd [Throw] Flying mount:  [Flying Carpet] "Ahoy!"
"I'm Fiiiiighting!"
"Bonk? Yes Sir!"
Neutral Choluna [Moonfire]
Land mount:  [Reins of the Raven Lord]
Flying mount: [Swift Flight Form]
"Reporting for duty, Commander."
"Hyjal shall not fall!"
"Ancients be praised!"
"Nature's fury overwhelms you!"
"I will never stop fighting to protect Hyjal. Not after all we've done to heal her."
Alliance "Doc" Cogspin [Holy Fire]
[Holy Nova]
[Power Word: Fortitude]
Land mount: [Unpainted Mechanostrider]
Flying mount: [Flying Machine]
"The Doctor is...IN!"
"Behold, the potent power of Cogspin!"
"As resident doctor, I am compelled to warn the rest of you that fire can be hazardous to your health."
"Stay healthy!"
Horde High Warlord Cromush [Charge]
Commanding Shout
[Sunder Armor]
[Thunder Clap]
Land Mount:  [Horn of the Vicious War Wolf]
Flying Mount:  [Swift Red Wind Rider]
"Lok'tar, hero. Today I fight with you."
"For the Horde!"
"Hold your weapons!"
"Blood and thunder!"
"You fight well, hero. I look forward to fighting by your side again."
Horde Deathguard Darnell Commanding Shout
[Shield Bash]
[Sunder Armor]
Land mount:  [Ochre Skeletal Warhorse]
Flying mount:  [Swift Purple Wind Rider]
"For the Forsaken! For Lordaeron!"
"Hold you attacks while the shield is up!"
"You'll get no mercy from me."
"Dark Lady watch over you."
Alliance Fargo Flintlocke Shoot
[Serpent Sting]
[Immolation Trap]
 [Turbo-Charged Flying Machine] "I'd 'ave a cleaner shot 'round 'ere if someone hadn't all gone and done regrown up all them trees."
"Iffin' yeh don't sumtimes shoot a small furry animal out yet gun, 'ow would yeh keep it clean? The druids don't 'ave an answer to THAT one!"
"Oh aye, this'll teach yeh to stop doin' whatever yeh done did."
"Aim fer tha jimmies!"
"Right, I'm off. Time ta get blootered."
Neutral Gidwin Goldbraids [Devotion Aura]
[Avenger's Shield]
[Holy Light]
[Blessing of Kings]
Land mount: [Summon Charger]
Flying mount:  [Argent Hippogryph]
"Did somebody call for a paladin?"
"Take that, ye stinkin' fire-donkey!"
"Nobody told me how big these guys were going to be."
"For the Crusade! Hyaaah!"
"Fall back!"
"The Crusade appreciates the work you're doing out here, <Name>."
Neutral Initiate Goldmine Spell shaman feralspirit.png  Feral Spirit — Summons two Spirit Wolves under the command of the Shaman, lasting 45 sec.
Spell fire flameshock.png  Flame Shock — Instantly burns an enemy, then inflicts additional Fire damage every 3 sec. for 12 sec.
Ability shaman lavalash.png  Lava Lash — You charge your off-hand weapon with lava, instantly dealing 100% off-hand Weapon damage. Damage is increased by 25% if your off-hand weapon is enchanted with Flametongue.
Spell nature lightningshield.png  Lightning Shield — Surrounds the caster with 3 balls of lightning that have a 50% chance of striking melee or ranged attackers for Nature damage. Each time the lightning shield strikes, a ball of lightning dissipates. The shield expires after 10 min. or after it has struck 3 times.
Horde Calder Gray Inv misc potionsete.png  Poison Puddle — Deals Nature damage to all enemies within the puddle. Lasts 6 sec.
[Demon Armor]
[Shadow Bolt]
[Drain Life]
Land mount:  [Green Skeletal Warhorse]
Flying mount:  [Swift Purple Wind Rider]
"Calder Gray, reporting for mayhem... er, duty."
"Fire and rocks don't really do anything for me. I'm really more of a flesh man."
"You know the worst thing about fire creatures? No harvestable organs."
"I really should be going. All this killing reminded me I still have some fresh corpses that aren't sewn to one another."
Neutral Chromie [Arcane Barrage]
[Arcane Missiles]
Spell arcane starfire.png  Arcane Bolt — Hurls a magical bolt at an enemy, inflicting Arcane damage.
[Time Warp]
Whelpling Form "Wait a minute... where am I? WHEN am I? Are we in Hyjal?"
"You just got Chromie'd!"
"I can't believe you guys are still fighting here in Hyjal. You should see what happens after this."
"You know what time it is? That's right, it's time to DIE!"
"See you next time!"
Neutral Gurgthock [Deadly Poison]
[Sinister Strike]
[Sprint] (on self)
Land mount:  [Reins of the Wooly Mammoth]
Flying mount:  [Tawny Wind Rider]
"This is gonna be a bloodbath. A bloodbath... of flames!", "You're about to enter your own personal arena of pain, jackass!", "Oh, don't MAKE me summon my troll-servant", "Back to work for me. I'm a busy goblin!"
Neutral Hemet Nesingwary [Immolation Trap]
[Serpent Sting]
Land mount:  [Reins of the Wooly Mammoth]
Flying mount:  [Reins of the Red Proto-Drake]
"Let me at 'em! I'll blast 'em off the side o' the mountain!"
"The thrill of the hunt, right lads?"
"I've got a present for ya! Here, let me just get it out of my gun?"
"Blam! Right between the eyes!"
"I hope ye had as much fun as I did."
Horde Hobart Grapplehammer Inv misc bomb 02.png  Shrapnel Bomb — Throws an shrapnel bomb at the target, inflicting Physical damage and increasing Physical damage the target takes by 150 for 10 sec.
[Smoke Bomb]
Spell fire selfdestruct.png  Throw Dynamite — Inflicts Fire damage to all enemies in a selected area.
Land mount: [Mechano-Hog]
Flying mount: [X-51 Nether-Rocket]
"Did somebody say Grapplehammer? No? Oh well, here I am."
"You know what? You remind me of the Ambulatory Campfire prototype that I've been working on."
"If you can dodge a double-binary fluxcillometric auto-wrench, you can dodge a ball!"
"I'm a genius!"
"There we have it! Back to the labs!"
Alliance John J. Keeshan [Bloodthirst]
Commanding Shout
Ability searingarrow.png  Immolation Arrow — Shoots a flaming arrow at an enemy, inflicting weapon damage plus 300. All damage inflicted is based upon Fire magic.
[Shattering Throw]
Land Mount:  [Reins of the Vicious War Steed]
Flying mount:  [Reins of the Red Drake]
"Let's do this."
"I'll tear you to pieces! AAAAAHHHHHHHH!"
"Eat dirt and die, you spineless cowards!"
"Cease fire, men! Wait out the shield."
"Never stop fighting."
Neutral Archmage Lan'dalock [Frost Armor] (on self)
[Frostfire Bolt]
[Frost Nova]
[Ice Lance]
Land mount:  [Amani War Bear]
Flying mount:  [Swift Flying Broom]
"I came all the way from Dalaran, and this is the welcoming I get?"
"I think I knocked this one into next week."
"Fire elementals must die!"
"The ruling council has ordered you banished. I plan to see those orders out."
"Until we meet again... You know where to find me."
Neutral Linken [Mortal Strike]
[Heroic Strike]
[Demoralizing Shout]
Land mount: Brown Horse
Flying mount: [Swift Green Gryphon]
"You have my sword."
"I'm not used to fighting with other people."
"Oh, boy! I'm so hungry, I could eat a fire elemental!"
"Everybody! Stop your attacks!"
"Excuuuuse me, princess!"
"Well fought. Farewell, hero."
Neutral The Leaper [Claw] Land mount: Himself (Leaping).
Flying mount: Gargoyle Form.
"Mrfmmmm... mrrr."
"MRRRFRRRR! "Mrmrffmm. Ffm."
Neutral Lunk Inv misc food meat raw 04.png  Delicious Meat — Heals 13 to 16 damage. Flying mount: [Cenarion War Hippogryph] "Lunk here to help!"
"You go away now!"
"Lunk warn you one last time!"
"Lunk no kill!"
"Lunk think you killed too much bad guy. But Lunk still think you OK guy/lady."
Horde Mankrik [Bloodthirst]
[Battle Shout]
[Shattering Throw]
Land mount:  [Horn of the Brown Wolf]
Flying mount:  [Tawny Wind Rider]
"Let the slaughter begin."
"Stop your attacks! It's shield will overwhelm you!"
"My rage is not silenced... but it is quieter. For now."
Neutral Maximillian of Northshire [Blessing of Kings]
[Holy Light]
[Sunder Armor]
Land Mount: Pimento
Flying Mount:  [X-45 Heartbreaker]
"What ho, fellow knights! Are we fully barded and armored? Then let us thrust ourselves deeply into that which they call adventure!"
"Be slain by me, villainous cretin!"
"Stay your blades, heroes. This dragon's scales glow red with flame."
"For Doloria!"
" Be proud, dragon. Today you fall to the blade of Azeroth's greatest hero. And also to my blade."
Performs /salute
Neutral Mog'dorg the Wizened [Holy Fire]
[Holy Nova]
[Power Word: Fortitude]
 [Purple Riding Nether Ray] " I heard Azeroth needed saving. May I lend a hand?"
"We are friends of the world that you call Azeroth. I am happy to provide any assistance that I can."
"We ogres are not all bad."
" It is time that I returned to Ogri'la. I hope you do not forget about us, as we have not forgotten you."
Neutral King Mrgl-Mrgl [Entangling Roots]
[Mark of the Wild]
Flying Mount: [Swift Flight Form] "No surrender! No Mercy! For AZEROTH!"
"The Druids of D.E.H.T.A. support Your efforts here on Hyjal"
"MRGLLLL GLRRM GL! Translation: I will kill you!"
"These abominations are responsible for the death of dozens of squirrels! They deserve no mercy!"
"And with this, I return to my research."
Neutral Nat Pagle Inv misc fish 04.png  Delicious Fish — Heals 13 to 16 damage. Land mount:  [Riding Turtle]
Flying mount:  [Reins of the Violet Netherwing Drake].
"I prefer my fish boiled AFTER they've been caught. Let's put out these fires."
"You know, this isn't really my scene. I'm glad to help, though."
"I could use a nap right about now."
"Hook, line, and slaughter!"
"So long, and thanks for all the fights!"
Neutral Earthmender Norsala [Earth Shield]
[Earthbind Totem]
[Frost Shock]
[Healing Wave]
Land mount:  [Great White Kodo]
Flying mount:  [Green Wind Rider]
"The Earthen Ring stands behind you."
"Be gone!"
"Azeroth has no place for you!"
"Always know that you have allies in Deepholm, if you be needin' us."
Neutral Argent Confessor Paletress [Holy Fire]
[Holy Nova]
[Power Word: Fortitude]
Land mount:  [Argent Warhorse]
Flying Mount:  [Argent Hippogryph]
"Light be with you."
"Confess your sins, and be forgiven!"
"Go with the light."
"None escape the judgment of the Light."
"Stand strong, combatants."
Neutral Fleet Master Seahorn [Charge]
Inv gauntlets 05.png  Uppercut — Inflicts 110% weapon damage to an enemy, knocking it back.
Commanding Shout
Land mount:  [Great Brown Kodo].
Flying Mount:  [Swift Red Wind Rider]
"Ahoy there, captain."
"Belay your attack orders, men!"
"Come and get your pain!"
"I am... a tauren... of the SEA!"
"Thanks for the opportunity to take it to Ragnaros."
Horde Slinky Sharpshiv Land mount: [Goblin Trike Key]
Flying mount: [Swift Green Wind Rider]
"Two knives and a goblin. What more could you ask for?"
"Hey, good show out there. You let me know if you need anything else stabbed."
Neutral Tarenar Sunstrike [Hammer of Wrath]
[Seal of Truth]
[Divine Storm]
[Retribution Aura]
[Blessing of Might]
Land mount: [Summon Charger]
Flying mount:  [Argent Hippogryph]
"The Argent Crusade stands behind you."
"Hah! I was expecting a challenge."
"If only Gidwin was here... he'd love to see this." (If Gidwin is nearby when Tarenar says this, he'll /yell "I AM here!")
"By Light be purged!"
"What, are we done already?"
Alliance Thassarian [Chains of Ice]
[Death Grip]
[Frost Strike]
[Icy Touch]
[Howling Blast]
Land mount: [Acherus Deathcharger]
Flying mount:  [Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade]
"So you are to be my commander today. Very well."
"Be gone, you soulless wretch!"
"Stop! Stop Attacking!"
"Taste my steel!"
"I will show you no mercy."
"I admire your strength."
Neutral Tarindrella Flying mount: [Swift Flight Form] "Nature's blessings upon you."
Never return to this place, elemental. This is a place of nature!"
"May you frolic through meadows of pain."
By Elune, I shall show you a quick death."
Neutral Theldurin the Lost Inv gauntlets 05.png  Uppercut — Inflicts 110% weapon damage to an enemy, knocking it back. Land mount:  [Black Ram]
Flying mount:  [Ebon Gryphon]
"Heeeeere's... Theldurin!"
"Look out Ragnaros! You're next!"
"Too bad for you... I brought my fists with me!"
"Wait'll the boys hear about this!
Neutral Tony Two-Tusk [Evasion]
[Expose Armor]
[Fan of Knives]
[Sinister Strike]
Land mount: [Whistle of the Emerald Raptor]
Flying mount: [Swift Purple Wind Rider]
"Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into today."
"I've got a proposition for you: You die now."
"They used to call me Tony THREE-Tusk."
"I'm going to take you down to pain town."
"Hold your fire!"
"Until next time! Try to stay alive!"
Horde Vanira [Earth Shield]
[Earthbind Totem]
[Frost Shock]
[Healing Wave]
Land mount: [Swift Orange Raptor]
Flying mount:  [Swift Yellow Wind Rider]
"Da Darkspear fight alongside ya."
"For de Darkspear!"
"De elements walk wit' us!"
"Dese spirits don't belong!"
"Thank you for the opportunity. I shall report to Vol'jin with your regards."
Neutral Image of Archmage Vargoth [Arcane Blast]
[Arcane Explosion]
[Arcane Missiles]
Vargoth hovers instead of using a mount
Neutral Archmage Xylem [Arcane Missiles]
Spell fire rune.png  Xylem's Fire Rune — Place a fire rune on the ground, dealing Fire damage and knocking enemies away.
Spell ice rune.png  Xylem's Frost Rune — Place a frost rune on the ground, dealing Frost damage and slowing them.
Spell shadow rune.png  Xylem's Shadow Rune — Place a shadow rune on the ground, dealing Shadow damage and briefly disorienting them.
 [Frosty Flying Carpet] "Congratulations. Today you will have the honor of fighting alongside me."
"You have been tested... and you have failed."
"You've fallen right into my trap!"
"Time to fight fire with fire! And frost! And shadow!"
Neutral Zen'Kiki [Entangling Roots]
[Mark of the Wild]
Land mount: [Travel Form]
Flying mount: [Swift Flight Form]
Here come Zen'Kiki!
"Zen'Kiki really tempted to shapeshift right now..."
"De Cenarion Circle gonna getcha, mon!"
"Back to de plaguelands!"

/wave at Chromie, Linken, Mankrik, Hemet Nesingwary, Nat Pagle and Thassarian to earn the achievement  [Have... Have We Met?].

Winning a duel in Sethria's Roost while on this quest rewards the achievement  [Gang War].


  1. N [35] Leyara
  2. N [35] Through the Gates of Hell and N [35] The Fate of Runetotem
  3. Malfurion offers the opportunity to recruit other factions after Through the Gates of Hell:

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