Warlords of Draenor: The Dark Portal (Blasted Lands)

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For the quest accepted in Orgrimmar and Stormwind, see N [10] Warlords of Draenor: The Dark Portal.
NeutralWarlords of Draenor: The Dark Portal
Start Archmage Khadgar
End Archmage Khadgar[54.7, 48.3]
Level 10 (Requires 10)
Category Assault on the Dark Portal
Experience 6850
Rewards 5g 70s
Next N [90] Azeroth's Last Stand

The Dark Portal is an alternate quest that begins the post-Warlords expansion launch quest chain in an instanced version of Tanaan Jungle, the Assault on the Dark Portal, itself the second half of the Warlords of Draenor intro experience.

Initially, more copies of Khadgar were found in Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and the Vale of Eternal Blossoms' shrines. As of Shadowlands, the quest can only be accepted from Khadgar in the WoD version of the Blasted Lands, however, the main version, N [10] Warlords of Draenor: The Dark Portal, must be abandoned to make this version available.

Objectives

Speak with Archmage Khadgar at the foot of the Dark Portal in Blasted Lands.

Description

<Name>, is it? I'm glad you're here. We can use every able-bodied <class> that we can get.

I am assembling a coalition of Azeroth's strongest to step through this Dark Portal and stop the Iron Horde invasion. This may be the only way to save Azeroth.

Will you join us?

Rewards

You will receive:

  • 5g 70s
  • 6850 XP

Completion

Looks to me like we ended up in the right place.

Notes

Take the standing port to the Shattershore next to the Warchief's Command Board outside in the Valley of Strength, or get there manually. From Shattershore, fly south to the Dark Portal and speak with Khadgar:

<The archmage focuses intently on the portal.>
Look. Their numbers are abating, however briefly. This may be our chance.
Are you prepared to face whatever's on the other side of that portal?

Gossip FOR AZEROTH!

A second check appears:

You are about to embark on a dangerous mission, and you may not be able to return immediately. Are you sure?

After hitting accept, cinematic plays:

Archmage Khadgar This is our chance. Storm the portal!

Possessing this quest will block access to the Blasted Lands quests that follow the breadcrumb quest "Iron Horde Invasion!". You can either drop this quest to finish the Blasted Lands quests, or complete the quest chain through the Tanaan Jungle and then return to the Blasted Lands to complete the quest chain there.

Progression

  1. N [10] Warlords of Draenor: The Dark Portal (alternate)
  2. N [90] Azeroth's Last Stand
  3. N [90] Onslaught's End
  4. N [90] The Portal's Power
  5. N [90] The Cost of War
  6. Complete all of:
  7. N [90] Altar Altercation
  8. N [90] The Kargathar Proving Grounds
  9. B [90] A Potential Ally
  10. N [90] Kill Your Hundred
  11. Complete all of:
  12. B [90] Keli'dan the Breaker
  13. B [90] Prepare for Battle
  14. N [90] The Battle of the Forge
  15. Complete all of:
  16. N [90] Taking a Trip to the Top of the Tank
  17. N [90] A Taste of Iron
  18. B [90] The Home Stretch

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