HordeThe Storm Gathers
Start Scout Captain Elsia [50, 73]
End Lor'themar Theron [28, 52]
Level 35 (Requires 35)
Category Isle of Thunder
Experience 59000
Reputation +150 Sunreaver Onslaught
Rewards  [Sunreaver Beacon]
4g 96s
Previous H [35] Thunder Calls
Next H [35] Allies in the Shadows, H [35] The Assault on Zeb'tula
For the Alliance version of this quest, see A [35] The Storm Gathers.


Travel with Scout Captain Elsia to the Isle of Thunder.

  • Speak with Elsia
  • Isle of Thunder discovered


There is no time to waste, <name>. Every moment we delay here gives Jaina and the Kirin Tor more of a hold on the Isle.

Lor'themar awaits us. Speak to me when you are ready to depart. I will escort you there myself.


You will receive:  [Sunreaver Beacon] and 4g 96s


You have arrived just in time, <race>. It is crucial we gain control of these shores before the Kirin Tor.

There is much to explain.



Speak with her again:

There is no time to waste. The Alliance move on the Isle of Thunder as we speak!
Gossip I'm ready to go.
Elsia and the adventurer mount up on dragonhawks and start flying north.
Scout Captain Elsia says: Pandaren legends tell of Lei Shen, "The Thunder King." He was the brutal founder of the Mogu empire over 12,000 years ago.
Scout Captain Elsia says: He united the mogu, defeated the other pandaren races, and founded a glorious nation with the slave labor of those he conquered.
Scout Captain Elsia says: The Thunder King built a palatial fortress on the borders of his empire. We should see it soon.
A loading screen appears, and on the other side of it, Elsia and the adventurer have reached the southern side of the Isle of Thunder, south of Za'Tual.
Scout Captain Elsia says: There! Just ahead: the Isle of the Thunder King.
Scout Captain Elsia says: The pandaren are terrified that the former Emperor will try to reclaim his empire, and enslave them once again.
Scout Captain Elsia says: But we have our own reasons for assisting them. I will allow Lor'themar to explain.
A lightning bolt strikes the water yards away from Elsia.
Scout Captain Elsia says: Whoa! Careful - it is nearly impossible to fly anywhere near the island!
Elsia and the adventurer land on deck of The Crimson Treader, one of three Sunreaver Onslaught ships in Greymist Firth.

Speak with Lor'themar Theron to continue.

On completion:

Lor'themar Theron says: Aethas, leave us for a moment.
Aethas Sunreaver teleports away.
Lor'themar Theron says: Hero, you have served the Horde nobly across many campaigns. I feel I can take you into confidence.
Lor'themar steps over to the port side of the ship.
Lor'themar Theron says: Our Warchief's campaign across Kalimdor and Pandaria is pulling the Horde apart at the seams.
Lor'themar Theron says: We are here to fight the Thunder King. Justice demands it, and Hellscream is too preoccupied at Domination Point to pay attention here.
Lor'themar Theron says: But, in defeating him, we must seek out the source of his great power. We must claim it ourselves, as leverage against our "Warchief."
Lor'themar Theron says: In the event of an uprising, we must be prepared.
Lor'themar Theron says: Heads up!
Lor'themar Theron says: Ha-hah! It will feel good to bloody my blade again. Against Alliance or mogu, does not matter to me.
Lor'themar Theron says: Enough talk. You know how precarious our position is. Between the Alliance and the Thunder King, only with the help of heroes like you can we hope to succeed here.
Lor'themar Theron says: Anar'alah belore, hero. Good luck.

This completes the "First Landing" criterion of the  [Isle of Thunder] quest achievement.


  1. Stage 0:
    1. H [35] Thunder Calls
    2. H [35] The Storm Gathers
    3. H [35] Allies in the Shadows
  2. Stage 1: H [35] The Assault on Zeb'tula
  3. Stage 2: H [35] Tear Down This Wall!
  4. Stage 3: H [35] To the Skies!
  5. Stage 4: H [35] Decisive Action
  6. Stage 5: H [35] The Fall of Shan Bu
  7. At exalted: H [35R] Life Blood

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