For the quest that follows the Exile's Reach starting experience, see A [7-10] Battle for Azeroth: Tides of War.
AllianceTides of War

The War Council
Start Hero's Herald or
Halford Wyrmbane
End Anduin Wrynn
Level 10-50 (Requires 10)
Category War Campaign
Rewards Money, XP
Next A [10-50] The Nation of Kul Tiras

Tides of War begins the Kul Tiras storyline for the Alliance. It can be picked up at any time from the Hero's Herald next to


King Anduin Wrynn

Attend the War Council in Stormwind Keep.

  • Attend the War Council in Stormwind Keep
  • Vision of Sailor's Memory



An urgent War Council is underway. Your presence is requested in Stormwind Keep.

Anduin Wrynn


You will receive:


Thank you for coming.


The Horde have forced our hand yet again.

This cannot stand.


The war council previously took place in the throne room

On accept:

Anduin Wrynn says: Champion! An urgent War Council is under way. Your presence is requested in Stormwind Keep.

The war council happens in the Petitioner's Chamber within Stormwind Keep. King Anduin, Genn Greymane, Master Mathias Shaw, Lady Jaina Proudmoore, and a 7th Legion Sailor surround the war table. Commander Lorna Crowley and a group of Greyguards are also present, standing behind Genn; and two Lion's Guards are posted at the doorway.

As you enter the room, the council begins:

Anduin Wrynn says: Everyone is here. What news do you bring, Spymaster?
Master Mathias Shaw says: Recently, Horde agents broke into the Stockades and freed two Zandalari prisoners.
Master Mathias Shaw says: A princess. And a prophet.
Anduin Wrynn says: I'm aware. What of the eight warships we sent in pursuit?
Master Mathias Shaw says: Only one returned.
Master Mathias Shaw says: Survivors say they encountered strange and terrifying magics.
Master Mathias Shaw says: And a massive Zandalari fleet.
Genn Greymane says: Impossible! It's one of Sylvanas's tricks. It has to be...
Master Mathias Shaw says: Jaina, perhaps you could help us see what this survivor has witnessed.
Jaina walks around the table toward the sailor.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: It's an easy enough spell, provided the subject is cooperative.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Show us... Show us what happened...

Jaina casts a spell on the sailor, and a Vision of Sailor's Memory appears. Interact with it to play a brief cinematic:

The cinematic shows a massive Zandalari fleet launching a volley against the eight Alliance ships. All but one are immediately sunk.

After the cinematic:

Anduin Wrynn says: If the Horde makes allies of the Zandalari, we won't have the power to stop them.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Then we must make allies of our own.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: My people command the most powerful navy in all of Azeroth.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: If I could bring Kul Tiras back into the Alliance...
Genn Greymane says: Jaina, you're the reason they left the Alliance.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: And dealing with that is the only hope we have of bringing them back.
Anduin Wrynn says: I believe it is... and I believe you can.
Anduin Wrynn says: It will be difficult... and dangerous.
Jaina curtsies as she speaks.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: I will return with the fleet... or not at all.
Anduin Wrynn says: Be careful, Jaina. Light be with you.


  1. A [10-50] Tides of War
  2. A [10-50] The Nation of Kul Tiras
  3. A [10-50] Daughter of the Sea
  4. A [10-50] Out Like Flynn
  5. A [10-50] Get Your Bearings
  6. A [10-50] The Old Knight
  7. A [10-50] Sanctum of the Sages & A [10-50] Ferry Pass
  8. A [10-50] A Nation Divided

Previous versions

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.
Earlier beta version

Take the flyer from the Hero's Call Board.

On accept
Anduin Wrynn says: Our enemies remain one step ahead of us. We must close that gap.
Anduin Wrynn says: The time has come to call upon old allies in distant lands, and to see the true might of the Alliance made whole again.
Anduin Wrynn says: Pack your bags and report to Swormwind Keep immediately. You're heading for Kul Tiras.

Proceed to Stormwind Keep to Anduin Wrynn who is speaking to Jaina Proudmoore.

Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: The Horde has just run wild through Stormwind and you want to send me home?!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: We should head for Zandalar immediately and deliver those animals to justice!
Anduin Wrynn says: Underestimating our enemy has already cost us enough lives.
Anduin Wrynn says: There is now a more important task at hand, Jaina. Something only you can do.
Original alpha version


Our enemies remain one step ahead of us. We must close that gap.

The time has come to call upon old allies in distant lands, and to see the true might of the Alliance made whole again.

Pack your bags and report to Stormwind Keep immediately.

You're headed to Kul Tiras.


Thank you for coming, hero. We have much to discuss.

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