Place the Twilight Drake Skull at the feeding grounds south of the Ascendant's Circle and slay Desperiona.

Provided item: Inv misc bone taurenskull 01 [Young Twilight Drake Skull]


We've located the matriarch's feeding grounds south of the Ascendant's Circle.

She will be extremely angry to have lost one of her drakes. Place the skull there near the carcasses she devours. If she's anywhere in the vicinity, she will come out and attempt to exact revenge.

We will have a surprise waiting for her.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv gauntlets cloth cataclysm b 01
[Maggotproof Gloves]
Inv bracer 10
[Matriarch-Hide Wristguards]
Inv pants plate 26
[Greaves of Violent Revenge]

You will also receive: 16Gold 40Silver


It's good to see you, <name>.


That went... better than expected.


Head southwest past the Ascendant's Circle. At [54.7, 85.6]
near the lava lake are a few carcasses. Use the skull to both drop it on the ground and summon in Aronus, Desperiona and Aviana!
Aronus yells: Show yourself, beast! We will destroy you and your corrupt spawn no matter where you hide!
Desperiona yells: What coward dares attack my young while I'm away? I will feed your entrails to my brood!
Aviana appears and casts some magic on Desperiona, keeping her from taking any actions for 60 seconds or so.
Aronus yells: Slay her now, before Aviana's magic wears off!
Aviana yells: You will not defile the winds of Hyjal for much longer, monster!

Where Aronus is tanking Desperiona, it is possible to melee her. Stand on the cliff above the lava immediately beneath Aronus. Desperiona has 130,000 health and Aviana's freeze lasts for 60 seconds. Thus, ~2000 dps is required to kill her before the freeze wears off. Move quick! Aronus helps, as his melee swings hit for around 900-1300 every 2.5 seconds or so, but that is not enough to kill her before she starts her counterattack.

This ends Aronus's quests. Pick up Cenarius' and Shadowsong's quests to keep the storyline progressing.

Quest progression

  1. Neutral 15 [81] Commander Jarod Shadowsong
  2. Neutral 15 [81] Signed in Blood
  3. Neutral 15 [81] Your New Identity
  4. Neutral 15 [81] Trial By Fire / Neutral 15 [81] In Bloom / Neutral 15 [81] Waste of Flesh
  5. Neutral 15 [81] Twilight Training
  6. Complete all of:
    • Mylva's quests:
    1. Neutral 15 [81] Physical Training: Forced Labor
    2. Neutral 15 [81] Agility Training: Run Like Hell!
    3. Neutral 15 [81] Mental Training: Speaking the Truth to Power
    4. Neutral 15 [81] Spiritual Training: Mercy is for the Weak
    5. Neutral 15 [81] The Greater of Two Evils / Neutral 15 [81] Twilight Territory
    • Devoran's quests:
    1. Neutral 15 [81] Walking the Dog
    2. Neutral 15 [81] A Champion's Collar
    3. Neutral 15 [81] Grudge Match
    • Ortell's quests:
    1. Neutral 15 [81] Gather the Intelligence
    2. Neutral 15 [81] Seeds of Discord
  7. Neutral 15 [81] Speech Writing for Dummies
  8. Neutral 15 [81] Head of the Class
  9. Neutral 15 [81] Graduation Speech
  10. Neutral 15 [81] Twilight Riot
  11. Neutral 15 [81] Slash and Burn
  12. Three-way fork:
    • Jarod's quests
    1. Neutral 15 [81] Might of the Firelord
    2. Neutral 15 [82] The Sanctum of the Prophets
    3. Neutral 15 [82] Magma Monarch
    • Aronus' quests
    1. Neutral 15 [82] The Twilight Egg
    2. Neutral 15 [82] Brood of Evil
    3. Neutral 15 [82] Death to the Broodmother
    • Cenarius' quests
    1. Neutral 15 [81] Secrets of the Flame
    2. Neutral 15 [82] The Gatekeeper
    3. Neutral 15 [82] The Firelord
    4. Neutral 15 [82] The Battle Is Won, The War Goes On (Alliance) / (Horde)

Patch history

Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Added

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