Chi-Ji is a large white crane celestial with red accent feathers and ruler of the Temple of the Red Crane on the southern central coast of the Krasarang Wilds. Chi-Ji can sometimes be seen flying around the Cradle of Chi-Ji off the coast of the Krasarang Wilds to the southwest of the temple.
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Shortly before the emergence of sha, Anduin Wrynn trained with him for a short time. Thanks to the efforts of Anduin and the champions of the Horde and the Alliance, Chi-Ji and his Temple of the Red Crane were freed of the corruption of the Sha of Despair.
Chi-Ji and the other three August Celestials opened the gates to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
Chi-Ji helps the adventurer atop the Pedestal of Hope in defeating Ellia Ravenmane, who has forsaken Chi-Ji's hope and become possessed by a sha. After the fight Chi-Ji thanks the adventurer, telling them that they embodied the Way of the Crane.
Chi-Ji also granted his powers to an adventurer who was about to kill Zhao-Jin the Bloodletter.
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Chi-Ji and other Celestials chose to hold a trial involving the members of the Alliance and Horde rather than sentence Garrosh Hellscream among themselves. During the trial, Chi-Ji took the form of a blood elf as a show of respect to the gathered races.
Emperor Shaoha yells: "The Red Crane saw hope in me, and instructed me to look inward. Despite my visage of despair, I found this hope, and the despair was vanquished."
Chi-Ji yells: "When faced with challenges the like you have never seen, what do you hope for? What is the future you seek?"
Chi-Ji yells: "Then let us begin."
The following quotes are repeated throughout the battle :
Chi-Ji yells: "Do not give up on yourself!"
Chi-Ji yells: "Believe in one another, and let others carry hope for you!"
Chi-Ji yells: "Without hope, there is no brightness in the future!"
Once defeated, the Red Crane yells the departing line :
Chi-Ji yells: "Your hope shines brightly, and even more brightly when you work together to overcome. It will ever light your way in even the darkest of places."