|The subject of this article was removed in patch 4.0.1 but remains in World of Warcraft: Classic.
The Scepter of the Shifting Sands is an item created from an extremely long quest chain. The beginning of this quest chain began in Cenarion Hold. This scepter was required to ring the gong that opened the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, thus allowing the entire server access to both the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj and the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj. It is no longer possible to start the quest chain.