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Travel to the Dire Maul dungeon in Feralas and slay Tendris Warpwood. Doing so will free the Ancient Equine Spirit. Feed it the special horse feed, thereby soothing the spirit. Finally, give it the Arcanite Barding so it may bless it.
Your barding needs a special form of blessing, one from an appropriate spirit. In Dire Maul is such a spirit, the Ancient Equine Spirit. It is currently held by a corrupt treant, Tendris Warpwood. Pass judgment upon this foul beast, <name>.
Know this - freedom alone is not enough. You must soothe the spirit before receiving its blessing. For that, special horse feed is needed. Travel to Southshore first and speak with Merideth Carlson on this... and prepare for more sacrifice.
The Ancient Equine Spirit looks at you expectantly, as though it wants something from you.
The Ancient Equine Spirit accepts the offering of the Manna-Enriched Horse Feed, nuzzling the container as it helps itself to the special oats and grains. After it has eaten a little, it looks at the barding you possess and positions itself as though it wants you to place it upon its back...
Upon completion of this quest you will gain:
- 14300 XP
Be prepared to shell out another 50 for the feed. And do it before you enter Dire Maul to talk to the spirit, or you will be very sad...
Patches and hotfixes
- Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Added.
The paladin must complete both the Censer series, and the Barding series, after which he is offered the Scryer quests. The two series are otherwise independent.
- The Censer
- The Barding
- The Scryer (after both Censer and Barding are complete)