Though they are free from the Lich King's dominance, the death knights' battle has just begun...


Use your Death Gate spell to return to Acherus: The Ebon Hold. Report to Highlord Darion Mograine once you arrive.


The haze has been lifted. I can see as clearly now as the day that I plunged the Ashbringer into my own heart to free my father's cursed soul: my last memory as a free man.

We must take back Acherus from the Scourge if our order is to survive in this new world. I have taught you how to call forth a death gate. The death gate will return you to Acherus when you call upon it, <name>. The first battle of the Knights of the Ebon Blade is underway! Death to the Scourge!


The Lich King has returned to Northrend, wounded by the Ashbringer, but the second floor still holds the last of his armies.


Stepping through the Death Gate will take you out of the instance and into the main world. The lands below Acherus are now the Ruins of the Scarlet Enclave, and everything has been destroyed. The plague cauldron is still there but you can no longer get Noth's Special Brew from it, and the pumpkins have been transformed into indescribably hideous things that look like they are breathing. The ground soil is now puke green colored, the trees are now brown and decaying, and the skies are filled with the same noxious reddish-orange mist as in the rest of the Eastern Plaguelands.

If you manually walk back to Death's Breach, you will remain in the instanced version of the Plaguelands until you use a Death Gate, and Acherus is completely empty save for a few trainers. This is an expected issue given that the battle for Acherus takes place in the non-instanced Acherus, but it is somewhat funny.

Quest progressionEdit

  1. Neutral 15 [55] In Service Of The Lich King
  2. Neutral 15 [55] The Emblazoned Runeblade
  3. Neutral 15 [55] Runeforging: Preparation For Battle
  4. Neutral 15 [55] The Endless Hunger
  5. Neutral 15 [55] The Eye Of Acherus
  6. Neutral 15 [55] Death Comes From On High
  7. Neutral 15 [55] The Might Of The Scourge
  8. Neutral 15 [55] Report To Scourge Commander Thalanor
  9. Neutral 15 [55] The Scarlet Harvest
  10. Neutral 15 [55] If Chaos Drives, Let Suffering Hold The Reins
  11. Neutral 15 [55] Gothik the Harvester
  12. Neutral 15 [55] The Gift That Keeps On Giving
  13. Neutral 15 [55] An Attack Of Opportunity
  14. Neutral 15 [55] Massacre At Light's Point
  15. Neutral 15 [55] Victory At Death's Breach!
  16. Neutral 15 [55] The Will Of The Lich King
  17. Neutral 15 [55] The Crypt of Remembrance
    Side quest: Neutral 15 [55] The Plaguebringer's Request & Neutral 15 [55] Noth's Special Brew & Neutral 15 [55] More Skulls For Brew
  18. Neutral 15 [55] Nowhere To Run And Nowhere To Hide & Neutral 15 [55] Lambs To The Slaughter
  19. Neutral 15 [55] How To Win Friends And Influence Enemies
  20. Neutral 15 [55] Behind Scarlet Lines
  21. Neutral 15 [55] The Path Of The Righteous Crusader, Neutral 15 [55] Brothers In Death
  22. Neutral 15 [55] Bloody Breakout
  23. Neutral 15 [55] A Cry For Vengeance!
  24. Both 15 [55] A Special Surprise
  25. Neutral 15 [55] A Sort Of Homecoming
  26. Neutral 15 [55] Ambush At The Overlook
  27. Neutral 15 [55] A Meeting With Fate
  28. Neutral 15 [55] The Scarlet Onslaught Emerges
  29. Neutral 15 [55] Scarlet Armies Approach...
  30. Neutral 15 [55] The Scarlet Apocalypse
  31. Neutral 15 [55] An End To All Things...
  32. Neutral 15 [55] The Lich King's Command
  33. Neutral 15 [55] The Light of Dawn
  34. Neutral 15 [55] Taking Back Acherus
  35. Neutral 15 [55] The Battle For The Ebon Hold
  36. Alliance 15 [55] Where Kings Walk or Horde 15 [55] Saurfang's Blessing

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