AllianceThe Shining Light
Start Ares the Oathbound
End Ares the Oathbound
Level 10-30
Category Howling Fjord
Experience 20100
Reputation +250 Valiance Expedition
Rewards  [Coldspike Longbow] or  [Ice-Rimed Dagger] or  [Regal Sceptre] or  [Stoneblade Slicer] or  [Whelpling-Skull Zapper] or  [Worn Vrykul Smasher]
Previous A [10-30] Rescuing the Rescuers
Next A [10-30] Guided by Honor


Ares the Oathbound in the Utgarde Catacombs wants you to recover the Sacred Artifact.

This is a timed quest.


<Ares is dying. He gasps for air as he tries to speak.>

I am an envoy of the Silver Hand, charged with a sacred duty.

Our forces were decimated in the Plaguelands. By the light of dawn, the artifact was cleansed and made pure once more. So many perished in the wake of its redemption.

There is still a chance... still time.

The artifact was hurled into the den of the fallen, far below us. Guarded by the unmerciful dead.

<Ares' body glows with blinding light.>

Light. Will. Protect. You.


The sacred artifact

<Ares is unconscious.>


You feel compelled to place the sacred blade next to the body of Ares.

Upon doing this you are once again blinded by light.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:

You will also gain:


You have 10 minutes to run to the bottom of the catacombs, run all the way through the undead, (take a left at the bottom of the stairs, then go straight), bouncing them off your super shield, get the Sacred Artifact, run back up to Ares and turn in.

The quest is currently bugged, and this bug has been confirmed as still extant in 4.0.3a. Ares casts the Shining Light buff on himself, rather than on the player. It is still possible to complete this quest, but it is much more difficult and may likely result in the player dying at least once.


  1. A [10-30] The Shining Light
  2. A [10-30] Guided by Honor

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