Zone map

Kelp'thar Forest is the first zone of Vashj'ir, which is one of the two 80-82 level-up zones in Cataclysm. Breadcrumbs to Vashj'ir come from Stormwind and Orgrimmar in an auto-quest which starts as soon as players step in to their respective faction's city. After a few introductory quests, players can choose to head to Vashj'ir or Hyjal. On the Call of Duty, players will find themselves shipwrecked in Seafarer's Tomb or Legion's Fate in the northern portion of Kelp'thar Forest.

Kelp'thar Forest is very heavily phased and is a directed-questing experience. Following the breadcrumbs throughout the three zones of Vashj'ir is straightforward, leading to a natural storyline progression.

The other 80-82 level-up zone is Mount Hyjal. The quest chain of Mount Hyjal also starts from the Cataclysm auto-quests in Stormwind and Orgrimmar and drops players off underneath Nordrassil, the world tree.

After completing the Shimmering Expanse and Abyssal Depths portions of Vashj'ir, the next zone is Deepholm, which is started yet again at the Earthen Ring earthshrines outside of Stormwind City and Orgrimmar.

Seafarer's Tomb/Legion's End

From Stormwind/Orgrimmar:

  1. Neutral 15 [80] A Personal Summons (Alliance) / (Horde)
  2. Neutral 15 [80] Eye of the Storm (Alliance) / (Horde)
  3. Neutral 15 [80] To the Depths (Alliance) / (Horde)
  4. Neutral 15 [81] Call of Duty (Alliance) / (Horde)
  5. Neutral 15 [81] Sea Legs
  6. Neutral 15 [81] Pay It Forward
  7. Neutral 15 [81] Rest For the Weary
  8. Neutral 15 [81] Buy Us Some Time / Neutral 15 [81] Traveling on Our Stomachs
  9. Alliance 15 [81] On Our Own Terms / Horde 15 [81] Bring It On!
  10. Alliance 15 [81] All or Nothing / Horde 15 [81] Blood and Thunder!

To Shallow's End.

Shallow's End and Smuggler's Scar

  1. Neutral 15 [81] Better Late Than Dead
  2. Neutral 15 [81] The Abyssal Ride
  3. Neutral 15 [81] Good Deed Left Undone
  4. Neutral 15 [81] Gimme Shelter!
  5. Neutral 15 [81] Ain't Too Proud to Beg
  6. Neutral 15 [81] Can't Start a Fire Without a Spark
  7. Neutral 15 [81] Ophidophobia

To "A Desperate Plea" in The Clutch.

These quests contain subtle references to Rick Astley's song "Never Gonna Give You Up". Specifically, in A Girl's Best friend, the quest giver mentions that she is no stranger to love, and Mack remarks in Nerve Tonic that you would not get this (his alcohol) from any other guy.

Budd's Dig

After stealing the keg of explosives on "Can't Start a Fire Without a Spark", an optional side-chain opens up with Budd Nedreck <Budd> at Budd's Dig.

  1. Neutral 15 [80] Oh, the Insanity!
  2. Neutral 15 [80] Dah, Nunt... Dah, Nunt...
  3. Neutral 15 [80] Shark Weak
  4. Neutral 15 [80] DUN-dun-DUN-dun-DUN-dun
  5. Neutral 15 [80] A Bone to Pick
  6. Neutral 15 [80] Decisions, Decisions

The Clutch

After Ophidophobia in the Smuggler's Scar:

  1. Neutral 15 [81] A Desperate Plea
  2. Neutral 15 [81] Undersea Sanctuary
  3. Neutral 15 [81] Spelunking
  4. Neutral 15 [81] Debriefing
  5. Neutral 15 [81] Wake of Destruction
  6. Neutral 15 [81] Come Hell or High Water
  7. Neutral 15 [81] The Warden's Time

To the Shimmering Expanse in Across the Great Divide.

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