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Druids can gain their '''epic flight form''' (as well as some useful trinkets) by completing the following quest chain. The chain starts with the druid trainer [[Loganaar]] in [[Moonglade]]. '''Note that you cannot start the quest unless you already have 300 riding skill.'''
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{{questchainbox
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|name=Swift Flight Form
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|level=70
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|zones= [[Zangarmarsh]], [[Nagrand]], [[Blade's Edge Mountains]]
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|reward=[[Swift Flight Form]] ability, {{item|Idol of the Raven Goddess}}
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}}
   
You can also view the chain quest-by-quest starting at [[Quest:Morthis Whisperwing]].
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The '''Swift Flight Form quest chain''' is one way that druids can gain their swift flight form (as well as some useful trinkets). Once you reach level 70 and have trained [[riding]] skill to 300, any of the druid trainers will offer the introduction quest. Most sources point to the trainer in [[Moonglade]], [[Loganaar]], as the [[Teleport: Moonglade]] spell makes access easy.
   
== [[Quest:Morthis Whisperwing|Morthis Whisperwing]] ==
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To complete this quest chain, you will need to enter the heroic [[Sethekk Halls]] instance, which requires you have at least {{reputation|honored}} reputation with the [[Lower City]] faction.
   
''Before all of the druidic orders coalesced into the Cenarion Circle, the Druids of the Talon were responsible for teaching promising young druids the mysteries of flight. With the dissolution of the order, former members teach the skill sparingly.''
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Completing {{Quest|Vanquish the Raven God}} grants the [[Feat of Strength]] [[achievement]] {{achievementlong|Swift Flight Form (achievement)|Swift Flight Form}}
   
''Even now, Morthis Whisperwing continues his search for a suitable apprentice. Few druids have truly mastered all the forms available to them, but you show the promise Morthis requires of his students. Seek him out at the Cenarion Refuge in Zangarmarsh''
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== Swift Flight Form quest chain ==
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=== Prerequisites ===
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This quest chain is restricted to [[druid]]s of level 70 or above, who have 300 [[riding]] skill or higher.
   
* '''Quest Objectives'''
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=== Introduction ===
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; {{questlong|Neutral|70|Morthis Whisperwing}}
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:''Any druid trainer will offer you this quest once you meet the prerequisites. [[Loganaar]], in [[Moonglade]] is the one most often referred to, though.
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:Your trainer informs you that [[Morthis Whisperwing]], a former member of the [[Druids of the Talon]], is seeking a suitable apprentice. This is a notable honor, as members of that order teach their skill only sparingly.
   
''Seek out Morthis Whisperwing at the Cenarion Refuge in Zangarmarsh.''
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=== Disturbing Dreams ===
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You seek out Morthis Whisperwing at [[Cenarion Refuge]], in eastern [[Zangarmarsh]]. He agrees to take you on as an apprentice, and demands in return that you be prepared to do all he asks.
   
* '''Strategy'''
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;{{questlong|Neutral|70|The Ward of Wakening}}
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: The relics used to teach the ways of the Stormcrow were entrusted to a [[Night Elf]] currently in the [[Stormrage Barrow Dens]]. As his spirit is currently roaming the [[Emerald Dream]], he will need to be woken up.
   
Not much to this. Just what the quest says.
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:Morthis asks you to fetch ingredients for a potion that will ease the waking process. You gather [[Ancient Lichen]] from the deep and hidden places of the marsh, [[Bogblossom]]s from the tops of the mushrooms of the marsh, and [[Dreaming Glory]] from the marsh floor itself.
   
* '''Completion'''
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; {{questlong|Neutral|70|Waking the Sleeper}}
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: Morthis instructs you to go to the Stormrage Barrow Dens, and find [[Clintar Dreamwalker]] within it. You are to wake him, and aid him in gathering the relics.
   
''<Morthis considers you somewhat skeptically.>''
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:You travel to Moonglade, and find that the southernmost barrow den is guarded by [[Cenarion Dreamwarden]]s. What Morthis did not tell you was that the dreamwardens are being kept occupied battling [[Phantasmal Lash]]s. No sooner is one defeated than another appears to take its place.
   
''I have long searched for an apprentice to pass my knowledge to. Though the Druids of the Talon are no longer a formal group, I shall remain one to the last of my days.''
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:You have to cut away some wandering plant life on your way, but you find Clintar's body and administer the potion. As expected, he wakes up disoriented ("Morthis?"), a bit hostile, and ... curiously relieved.
   
''I accept you as my apprentice from this moment forward. For my part, I will teach you the secrets of the stormcrow. For your part, you must be prepared to do all I ask. Do you understand?''
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; {{questlong|neutral|70|No Mere Dream}}
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: You introduce yourself, and pass on the instructions Morthis gave you. Clintar tells you, though, that he cannot pull completely free of the [[Emerald Dream]], and that what you see here is a mere echo of the Dream itself.
   
* '''Rewards'''
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:He can, though, split off a portion of his spirit to guide you to the relics. You will have to escort the fragment, though, as it is quite weak alone, and you have already seen the power that the Dream holds here.
   
{{cost||75}}
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:You follow the fragment of Clintar's spirit down through the barrow, and visit each of three relics, which Clintar frees, one by one. Near the final relic, you encounter an [[Aspect of the Raven]], which attempts (unsuccessfully) to stop you.
   
+10 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
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:Clintar's spirit fragment fades, its purpose done. You go to [[Dreamwarden Lurosa]] near the entrance of the den to report your success.
   
== [[Quest:The Ward of Wakening|The Ward of Wakening]] ==
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;{{questlong|neutral|70|Return to Morthis Whisperwing}}
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: Dreamwarden Lurosa directs you to return swiftly with the relics to Morthis Whisperwing. It may be that Morthis can help identify what has invaded the Emerald Dream.
   
''Long ago, the relics used to teach the ways of the stormcrow were entrusted to Clintar Dreamwalker for safekeeping.''
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=== The Book of the Raven ===
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;{{questlong|neutral|70|To the Evergrove}}
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:Returning to [[Cenarion Refuge]], Morthis doesn't have much to offer, to help Clintar directly. However, a researcher in [[Evergrove]] might hold a piece of the puzzle. She's been researching an ancient [[Arakkoa]] cult in [[Blade's Edge Mountains]] that venerates a raven god. If there's a connection between this cult and the troubles in the Emerald Dream, perhaps [[Arthorn Windsong]] can find it.
   
''Clintar's body rests in the barrow dens of Moonglade while his spirit roams the Emerald Dream.''
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:You travel to Evergrove to ask her.
   
''I will prepare a potion you can use to ease the waking process. The mixture will require common herbs, as well as bogblossom, which grows on top of the mushrooms in the marsh. Take care in harvesting the blossoms, <Name>, they're quite fragile and may explode violently if mishandled.''
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;{{questlong|Neutral|70|The Book of the Raven}}
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:Arthorn think Morthis' could be right. However, more details are needed. She's been helping a fellow researcher, [[Timeon]], who has uncovered something called "The book of the raven". References to this scripture seem to indicate that some being "Sai'kkal the Elder" resided near the [[Vortex Pinnacle (subzone)|Vortex Pinnacle]] crystals.
   
* '''Quest Objectives'''
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:You are obviously not an Arakkoa, so the spirits won't reveal themselves to you. Without aid, that is. Arthorn has a 'Seer's stone' that, combined with an eye from an [[Aether Ray]], should let you see the spirits.
   
''Bring 10 Bogblossoms, 10 Ancient Lichen, and 10 Dreaming Glory to Morthis Whisperwing at the Cenarion Refuge.''
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:You make use of the Seer's stone, and find that you have adopted the guise of an Arakkoa, to an extent, as well as being able to see their spirits. While the first spirit you question isn't Sai'kkal, it tells you where to find him. And once you find him, you are fortunate that even spirits can occasionally be a bit senile... he takes you for another follower.
   
* '''Strategy'''
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:Sai'kkal tells you of how the Book of the Raven was stolen, split into pieces, and buried in [[Skettis]]. It seems that the raven cult was too much even for those extremists.
   
The [http://wow.allakhazam.com/db/object.html?wobject=3004 Ancient Lichen] and [http://wow.allakhazam.com/db/object.html?wobject=2996 Dreaming Glory] can be bought off the auction house, or harvested by a herbalist. The Bogblossoms don't require herbalism to harvest, though they will show up on track if you're a herbalist. They can be found throughout the zone on top of the large mushrooms.
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:You return to Arthorn with the news. (You also find that Arthorn *really* wants Morthis to take her on as a student.)
   
The trick with the Bogblossoms is that they'll occassionally explode, knocking you off of the mushroom, so have flight form ready so you don't end up taking a nasty fall. The Bogblossoms seem to explode about 20-25% of the time.
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; {{questlong|Neutral|70|Eyes in the Sky}}
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:The parts of the Book of the Raven have been buried, and normal eyes are not up to the task of finding the fragments. Other eyes, though, might be. Arthorn suggests you go visit [[Watcher Elaira]] up at [[Twilight Ridge]] in [[Nagrand]]. Elaira may well be able to suggest a way to get help from the keen eyed birds of Nagrand.
   
* '''Completion'''
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; {{questlong|Neutral|70|To Catch a Sparrowhawk}}
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:On a lonely ridge in the furthest west of nagrand, you find Watcher Elaira studying the birds.
   
''Have you brought the Ingredients for the draught? Take care not to get pollen on me, please. I sneeze uncontrollably in its presence.''
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:The Sparrowhawks of Nagrand are the predatory bird with the keenest eyesight. Elaira tells you she can train one, if only you can catch it.
   
''<Morthis sniffs at the indignity represented by a sneeze.>''
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:Twilight Ridge is one of the last areas they can be found, as they've been pushed out of most of Nagrand by the [[windroc]]s. This has made them skittish. On the suggestion of Elaira, you prowl close (in cat form), and toss a net on one directly. You bring the sparrowhawk back to Elaira, who sets about training it.
   
''<Morthis accepts the herbs from you, inspecting them. Producing a vial, he begins mixing the potion.>''
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: One quick training montage later...
   
''This will only take a moment, <Name>. Then, you must travel to Moonglade.''
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; {{questlong|Neutral|70|The Raven Stones}}
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:Elaira has trained your sparrowhawk to respond to a whistle she hands you. She tells you that the bird will await you in Skettis. When you are done, you are to return the whistle to Arthorn; she will see to it's care and release.
   
* '''Rewards'''
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:Thus prepared, you venture to [[Skettis]], and begin your search. A few times, you call the Sparrowhawk, but it is unable to find any pieces nearby. A few other times, you have to combat the inhabitants to get peace enough to unearth the fragments. But mostly, the pieces of the tablet seem to have been buried and forgotten, in places that the Arakkoa no longer carefully watch. (Hey, "scattered and buried" seemed safe enough at the time! Especially since nobody knows about it...)
{{cost|11|99}}
 
   
+250 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
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:It is not much later that you find yourself flying back to [[Evergrove]] to see if Arthorn can reconstruct the scripture from these parts.
   
== [[Quest:Waking the Sleeper|Waking the Sleeper]] ==
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; {{questlong|Neutral|70|The Eagle's Essence}}
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: You have recovered most of the tablet, Arthorn tells you, and she is able to interpolate most of what is missing. It seems that the raven's followers captured the raven's 3 most potent rivals, and bound their spirits to stone shrines. You will need to free them, to enable you to bring the Raven into, as it were, "talon's reach".
   
''Take the ward with you and travel to Moonglade, to the Stormrage Barrow Dens. Within the southernmost barrow, watched over by the dreamwardens, you will find [[Clintar Dreamwalker]].''
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: The first of the rivals, Eagle, is bound to a shrine south of [[Lake Jorune]] and west of [[Stonebreaker Hold]] in [[Terokkar Forest]]. The tablet reveals that Eagle was overcome by a swarm of foes. Arthorn recommends you use the armor and endurance of [[Bear form]]. She sends you off with a whistle to use. The Sparrowhawk has been trained to serve as ears as well as eyes, it would seem, and even to carry messages.
   
''Administer the potion and watch over him while he wakes. He'll be extremely vulnerable as his spirit reunites with his body and he certainly won't recognize you. Declare yourself to him as soon as he comes around, <Name>. He will need your help to gather the relics for the ceremony.''
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: In a pocket among the peaks, you find the shrine. The Guardian appears, and the two of you ''[[Quest:The Eagle's Essence#Notes|do battle]]''. As Arthorn forsaw, he does indeed summon a flock of ravens to his defense while he brings the power of the stars down upon you. In the end, though, he is no match for you.
   
* '''Quest Objectives'''
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; {{questlong|Neutral|70|The Falcon's Essence}}
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:Arthorn, through the sparrowhawk, tells you that the Eagle's essence is still strong, even after all this time locked away. Next, though, you are to free the essence of Falcon.
   
''Use the Ward of Waking to help Clintar Dreamwalker emerge from the Emerald Dream. When he is conscious, speak to him.''
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:You are directed to [[Lake Ere'Noru]], on the shore of which you find the shrine. You [[Quest:The Falcon's Essence#Notes|fight the guardian]], noting that as time goes on, his attacks become more potent. Fortunately, you are able to defeat him before he overwhelms you.
   
* '''Strategy'''
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:Taking the Essence from the shrine, you again whistle up Arthorn's Sparrowhawk.
   
Just teleport to Moonglade, enter the barrows, and use the ward on him (near 75,66). He'll start an escort quest in the rest of the barrows, but the respawn rate is high enough that there isn't really much point in trying to clear the area first.
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; {{questlong|Neutral|70|The Hawk's Essence}}
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: Through the Sparrowhawk, Arthorn tells you of the [[Shrine of the Hawk]]. On a remote (floating) island southeast of [[Auchindoun]] (also, roughly due south of Lake Ere'noru) is the last of the shrines. Arthorn tells you that this last guardian was said to be nigh invulnerable to the bird's claws. She advises you to use magic (and avoid physical combat) against the guardian, lest you suffer the fate that Hawk did.
   
* '''Completion'''
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: You journey across the face of Terokkar Forest, skirting the blight that is the Auchindon plain, and find the shrine as predicted. By '''[[Quest:The Hawk's Essence|cleverly calling upon the island's roots]]''', and calling upon the powers of the moon and stars you grind away at the physical might of the guardian, at last bringing him low.
   
''<You prepare to administer the potion to the sleeping druid.>''
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: You collect the Falcon's essence from the shrine, and begin the long journey back to [[Evergrove]]. [[Arthorn Windsong|Arthorn]] works for a moment, and presents you with an amulet, blessed by each of the spirits you have recently released. This [[Charm of Swift Flight|amulet]], when worn, will make it easier for you to assume bird form.
   
''<The druid emerges from his sleep, groggy and haggard looking. His gaze darts around the room in search of unseen pursuers.>''
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:: ''The observant may note that you have effectively been tested on three of your aspects: Bear, Cat, Caster.''
   
''Morthis?''
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: The hardest task is yet to come, of course. [[Morthis Whisperwing]] will need to find a way to combine them into an amulet, to let you draw the Raven out of the [[Emerald Dream]] and defeat him.
   
''No, you're not Morthis... Who are you, <Race>, and why have you disturbed my rest?''
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=== Defeating Anzu ===
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; {{questlong|Neutral|70|Return to Cenarion Refuge}}
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: [[Arthorn Windsong]] prepares her notes, and asks you to take them, and the avian essences, to [[Morthis Whisperwing]] at [[Cenarion Refuge]]. Before you leave, Arthorn pleads that you tell Morthis of her part in the discoveries, hoping for some recognition from him.
   
''<Despite the hostility of the question, the druid looks almost relieved to have been awakened.>''
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: Morthis accepts the package, and reads Arthorn's notes. (Sadly for Arthorn, he doesn't comment on her work.) At least now, he tells you, we know who your adversary is.
   
* '''Rewards'''
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; {{questlong|Neutral|70|Chasing the Moonstone}}
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:Morthis tells you of a rare gemstone from [[Azshara]], the [[Southfury Moonstone]], which would be able to hold the several essences that you've recovered. However, the party that had set out to find one for him has disappeared, leaving just their boat.
   
+10 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
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:Morthis asks you to go to their site along the [[Southfury River]] and look for one of these moonstones.
   
== [[Quest:No Mere Dream|No Mere Dream]] ==
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:It is a long distance from [[Cenarion Refuge]] (a whole world away, in fact). When you arrive there, though, you find that a goblin called [[Rizzle Sprysprocket]] has gotten there first. She steals the gem and takes off down river. You pursue her, and when you finally win the race (catching up with her), she surrenders the gem.
   
''<Clintar listens as you relay Morthis' instructions, nodding, but clearly fearful.>''
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;{{questlong|Neutral|70|Vanquish the Raven God}}
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:Morthis prepares an [[Essence-Infused Moonstone]] for you, and provides you his notes on how the spirits of Hawk, Falcon, and Eagle can help you against [[Anzu]].
   
''I cannot extricate myself fully from the Emerald Dream to help you, but a fragment of my spirit will guide you in your search for the relics. Guard it well, <Race>, for it is a fragile thing.''
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:You are sent to the [[Sethekk Halls]], where you find the raven's claw that Morthis told you of. You mount the moonstone in the claw, and Anzu himself appears out of the [[Emerald Dream]] to face your challenge.
   
''The Emerald Dream itself has become an alien, dangerous place. Its grasp on me is strong, and I will not be whole until the Emerald Dream returns to normalcy. What you see around you is but an echo of the reality inside the dream!''
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:The fight is epic. Repeatedly, you infuse your powers into the Hawk, Eagle, and Falcon spirits while your friends assault Anzu. Powerful though he is, Anzu is eventually defeated. ... For now.
   
* '''Quest Objectives'''
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::''See [[Anzu]] for strategies for this fight.
   
''Protect Clintar Dreamwalker's Spirit while it gathers the relics of Aviana, then speak to Dreamwarden Lurosa.''
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: You return to Cenarion Refuge and to [[Morthis Whisperwing]] with news of your triumph. Morthis congratulates you on your victory, saying that defeating Anzu was a greater feat than any trial he would have set to you otherwise. He declares you worthy of the knowledge guarded by the [[Druids of the Talon]], and provides you with an [[Idol of the Raven Goddess]].
   
* '''Strategy'''
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;{{questlong|Neutral|70|Eternal Vigilance}}
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: Morthis echos your fears. Anzu may well try again. Morthis asks you to keep the [[Essence-Infused Moonstone]] and wield it once again, should Anzu make another attempt.
   
Basic escort quest, which is pretty easy as you travel to each of the three relics. However, the respawn rate is high enough that you may get swarmed on your way out back to Lurosa. To help, you might run ahead and try to pull smaller groups back toward you and Clintar, to keep the numbers more manageable. The catch is once Clintar is in range of the mobs, they will always attack him which can cause him to die rather quickly if there are too many.
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== Rewards ==
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* {{cost|96|90}} in cash at max level
You can use the fact that you can't aggro anything that is fighting Clintar to your advantage by popping out of forms to heal Clintar. You should also buff him, to give him that extra edge. When Clintar is not in combat he heals very quickly, so you shouldn't have to heal him between fights, but keep an eye on his health if you pull three or more at a time.
 
 
Between the second and third relics, you'll fight the Aspect of the Raven. It's not any harder than anything else you've fought, but the fact the aspect was there leads on to the rest of the epic flight form quest.
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''You are fortunate that Clintar was strong enough to maintain the split in his essence for so long, <Name>. Few druids can manage that kind of feat while under attack in Emerald Dream. Guard the relics well!''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost|11|99}}
 
 
+250 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:Return to Morthis Whisperwing|Return to Morthis Whisperwing]] ==
 
 
''Now that the relics have been recovered, you must leave this place with all haste. Clintar risked his safety and that of the dreamwardens to help you, <Name>, but now he must fully devote his attention to fighting the force that has invaded the Emerald Dream.''
 
 
''Take the relics back to Morthis Whisperwing, along with word of what you've seen here. He may be able to help us identify just what Clintar is struggling against.''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Bring the Relics of Aviana to Morthis Whisperwing at Cenarion Refuge in Zangarmarsh.''
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
Just travel back to Zangarmarsh.
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''Did Clintar help you recover the relics?''
 
 
''<Morthis accepts the relics from you as you describe your experiences in the barrow dens.>''
 
 
''This is most troubling news, <Name>. There have been any number of strange disturbances in the Emerald Dream, but I can't remember any mention of outside forces tampering with it. Are you certain that's what Clintar believes?''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost|1|19}}
 
 
+10 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:To the Evergrove|To the Evergrove]] ==
 
 
''Are you certain you saw a raven in the barrow den?''
 
 
''This is a troubling development. There's little we can do to help Clintar and the dreamwardens directly, but if we can learn more about what's threatening the Emerald Dream, we may be able to stop it.''
 
 
''We've been learning about the resurgence in an ancient arakkoa cult in Blade's Edge -- one that venerates a raven god. Go to the Evergrove and find Arthorn Wildsong. There may be a connection between what's happening there and in the Emerald Dream!''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Speak with Arthorn Windsong at the Evergrove in Blade's Edge Mountains.''
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
Just fly to Evergrove and talk to Arthorn.
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''<Arthorn listens as you explain that Morthis Whisperwing sent you to investigate a connection between the cult of the raven god and strange happenings in Moonglade. Though shocked at the news, she seems more disappointed at the message's nature.>''
 
 
''Oh my...''
 
 
''I've been helping Timeon with his research on the raven cult, but we never imagined its patron had any reach beyond Blade's Edge!''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost|1|19}}
 
 
+10 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:The Book of the Raven|The Book of the Raven]] ==
 
 
''From what you've told me, Morthis's suspicions seem plausible, but we need confirmation.''
 
 
''In his research, Timeon has uncovered clues that a "book of the raven" served as an ancient scripture to the cult. It is always mentioned in connection with the name "Sai'kkal the Elder" among "the high sacred crystals."''
 
 
''The arakkoa spirits will not reveal themselves to your eyes. Take this stone with you to the Vortex Pinnacle near Ogri'la, obtain an aether ray eye, and combine them to augment your sight.''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Use an Aether Ray Eye with your Seer's Stone to reveal the raven cult ghosts. Search the Vortex Pinnacle for the spirit of Sai'kkal the Elder and question him about the book of the raven, then return to Arthorn Windsong.
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
Fly to the Vortex Pinnacle and kill an Aethor Ray (near 32,51). Drop rate on the eye seems to be 100%. The only difficulty might be finding a clear spot to fight one in, so you may need to clear a spot in which to fight. The boars that wander around are KoS, but the rays are not.
 
 
Once you have an eye, use the stone. You'll get a five minute buff that will allow you to see the arakkoa spirits wandering the pinnacle. If you talk to one of the spirits, they'll tell you to look near the ogre village. On a side note, the ogres are relatively friendly, and offer some quests of their own.
 
 
I found Sai'kkal wandering outside the ogre village, near 31,56. Once you find him, talk to him and listen to everything he has to say (you'll automatically get a buff that disguises you as his son):
 
 
''Rokkaram, is that you?''
 
 
''Forgive me for questioning you, my son. My sight isn't what it once was, but the raven has blessed me with a long life.''
 
 
'' Soon it will be time for you to take my place. I have taught you all I know. My only regret is that I didn't prove worthy enough to recover our sacred Book of the Raven.''
 
 
''The true believers have lived in shame since the day our treacherous cousins in Skettis stole the book from us, shattered its tablet, and buried the fragments in their wretched city!''
 
 
''Pray that the raven will choose you to restore it, my son. Be faithful and remember always the prophecy, "From the dreams of his enemies shall the raven spring forth into the world."''
 
 
Once you've listened to everything, fly back to Evergrove.
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''<Arthorn looks at you hopefully.>''
 
 
''Were you able to track down any information about the book?''
 
 
''Isn't it amazing that even among arakkoa, the cultists were considered heretics? That the traditional priests hated them enough to destroy their holy text is incredible! We must get our hands on that book, <Name>.''
 
 
''It's the key to unraveling the mystery of the raven god and preventing him from taking over the Emerald Dream.''
 
 
''Perhaps Morthis will finally agree to take me as a student if we succeed!''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost|11|99}}
 
 
+150 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:Eyes in the Sky|Eyes in the Sky]] ==
 
 
''Locating the pieces of the Book of the Raven, if they survive at all, is going to be difficult. Our best hope is to use a keener pair of eyes than your own.''
 
 
''Down in Nagrand, on the eastern edge of the Twilight Ridge, Watcher Elaira studies the various bird species that make their home there. Visit her and see if she can help you harness avian sight to gather the pieces of the Book of the Raven.''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Speak with Watcher Elaira at the Twilight Ridge in Nagrand.''
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
Just fly to Nagrand and speak to Watcher Elaira (20.6,35.7).
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''<Elaira listens as you describe your search for the Book of the Raven and Arthorn's suggestion to use birds to locate the missing pieces of the tablet.>''
 
 
''It's an excellent idea and Nagrand is teeming with candidates, but which one to use?''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost||75}}
 
 
+10 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:To Catch a Sparrowhawk|To Catch a Sparrowhawk]] ==
 
 
''The wild sparrowhawks of Nagrand have the keenest sight of all the predatory birds here. But, because of their size, they've been pushed out of most areas by the larger windrocs.''
 
 
''Most of the sparrowhawks nest here, on the Twilight Ridge. If you can catch one, I'll train it to spot the pieces of your buried tables.''
 
 
''It's going to be difficult, though. The sparrowhawks are very skittish and will flee at your approach. I'd suggest cornering one or prowling to get close enough to cast your net.''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Use the Sparrowhawk Net to capture a Wild Sparrowhawk and bring it to a Watcher Elaira on the Twilight Ridge.''
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
The sparrowhawks are pretty much right there, so no need to travel and hunt for one. Sneak up on one, put it to sleep with hibernate (they tend to resist a lot; keep trying), and use the net on it. Once you've caught it, go back to Elaira.
 
 
Note: Pounce may fail quite often so you just damage the sparrowhawk and it runs away, just keep at you'll stun it eventually.
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''Did you catch one of the sparrowhawks?''
 
 
''Well done! I'm still in the process of getting these hawks to trust me, but I know enough about them to train this one for your needs.''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
+150 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:The Raven Stones|The Raven Stones]] ==
 
 
''I've trained your sparrowhawk to respond to a specific whistle. When it hears the sound, the bird will fly to you and guide you to the location of the nearest tablet fragment. Arthorn sent word that the fragments you're looking for are buried in the Skettis area of southeastern Terokkar Forest, so that's where the bird will wait for you.''
 
 
''When you've gathered all the stones, return the whistle to Arthorn and she will see to the animal's care and release.''
 
 
''Convey my greetings to Arthorn when you see her.''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Gather 8 Raven Stones from Skettis and bring them to Arthorn Windsong at Evergrove in Blade's Edge Mountains.''
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
This quest started out to be a pain, but in the end wasn't too bad. Don't waste your time in the valley and near the lake, as the tooltip on the whistle suggests - all the stones that I found were in Skettis itself. If you summon the sparrowhawk near the edge of Skettis, you can avoid most combat with the arakkoa.
 
 
The hidden stones are scattered randomly; it is possible to complete the quest with no combat at all. Try the whistle, move 20 yards, try the whistle again.
 
 
Note: The Skyguard base has a flyer which is a quick and easy way to get to the hand-in, if your faction with them is high enough. If you are alliance however, it is faster to go to Allerian Post and fly directly to Evergrove
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''Did you recover enough of the Book of the Raven for me to reconstruct it?''
 
 
''<Arthorn accepts the fragments of the Book of the Raven from you and begins piecing them together.>''
 
 
''Some of the characters have been worn away, but I should be able to make out most of this...''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost|11|99}}
 
 
+250 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:The Eagle's Essence|The Eagle's Essence]] ==
 
 
''The Book of the Raven tells us the raven's followers captured and bound the spirits of his rivals within stone shrines. A guardian was set to watch over each, lest the raven's enemies attempt to free them.''
 
 
''The first of the shrines is the eagle's, found in the hills to the south of Lake Jorune and west of Stonebreaker Hold in Terrokkar Forest.''
 
 
''The tablet says that the eagle fought valiantly, but was overcome by a swarm of enemies. The armor and endurance of your bear form is well-suited to this fight.''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Defeat the Guardian of the Eagle and obtain the Essence of the Eagle. Use Arthorn's Sparrowhawk Whistle to call Arthorn's Sparrowhawk to relay news of your success.''
 
 
''If you lose Arthorn's Sparrowhawk Whistle, return to Arthorn Windsong at the Evergrove for a replacement.''
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
This fight is tough, but can definitely be soloed. Fly to the Shrine of the Eagle in Terokkar Forest (46,45) and click on the shrine to summon its guardian. The guardian will summon a large number of ravens to protect him. Just stay in bear form and use your bear abilities to take him down. [[Demoralizing Roar]] seemed to be particularly effective in reducing the amount of damage you take. (Note: Demo roar is a must. Each of the birds hit for around 100-150 regularly, but their damage will be reduced to 1 if demo roar is spammed. Due to the pace at which the hawks spawn, demo roar should be used every GCD to apply demo roar to all the birds.)
 
 
How to solo as resto druid: Put up MOTW and Thorns. Before the fight starts stack a max rank regrowth and a rejuv. If you get low just barkskin and immediately toss a rejuv and lifebloom, with barkskin + demo shout, the birds will be hitting you for 1 even in caster form. If you get extremely low you can also natures swiftness+healing touch and immediately switch back to bear form (2.3 makes this much easier)
 
 
When you've won, use the whistle to summon the sparrowhawk and proceed to the next part.
 
 
'''PTR:''' When I did the quest on PTR, the shrine was bugged so that it would almost always say that you were out of range, even if you were standing right on top of the shrine. Also, when you die, there's no way to get back to your corpse, so you have to eat the rez sickness and extra durability loss. Hopefully these will be fixed before the quest gets moved to production (edit: not fixed as of 10/21/07).
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''<The sparrowhawk seems to speak with Arthorn's voice.>''
 
 
''Did you succeed in freeing the essence of the eagle spirit?''
 
 
''<Arthorn seems to feel the power in the recovered essence through the sparrowhawk's senses.>''
 
 
''Even after thousands of years of captivity, the eagle's power remains strong. If the other essences are as strong as the eagle's, the raven god will be right to fear you.''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost|11|99}}
 
 
+150 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:The Falcon's Essence|The Falcon's Essence]] ==
 
 
''<The bird speaks with Arthorn's voice.>''
 
 
''The second spirit bound by the raven's followers was the falcon.''
 
 
''It was subdued and imprisoned close to Skettis as a reminder to the raven-priests when they held power.''
 
 
''On the shores of Lake Ere'Noru, to the northwest of Skettis, you'll find the falcon's shrine.''
 
 
''To overcome the falcon's guardian, you'll need to use the falcon's strengths to your advantage. Use the speed and grace of your cat form to defeat the guardian before it reaches full strength!''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Defeat the Guardian of the Falcon, obtain the Essence of the Falcon. Use Arthorn's Sparrowhawk Whistle to call Arthorn's Sparrowhawk to relay news of your success.''
 
 
''If you lose Arthorn's Sparrowhawk Whistle, return to Arthorn Windsong at the Evergrove for a replacement.''
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
Fly to the Shrine of the Falcon in Terokkar Forest (60,60) and summon the guardian. This one is pretty much a DPS race, so cat form is the way to go. The guardian casts a debuff on you every so often that increases your magic damage taken by 10% each time it stacks, so kill him fast or his dmg will destroy you. Just lay into him with everything you've got. He'll occassionally use a knockback spell called Twisting Blast that will throw you back quite a distance. Position yourself so that he knocks you into a wall, not into the water. Use [[Dash]] to run back to him before he does too much damage with his ranged spells (which can do 2000 to 2500 shadow damage in rapid succession). You can also use [[Maim]] to stun him for a few seconds in order to get a heal or two off during the fight. If you are in humanoid form and he Hexes you into a frog, don't forget shapeshifting breaks polymorph effects.
 
 
Note: Balance druids are better off doing this fight in Moonkin form. The fight is not a matter of using any special abilities, but rather of killing the boss as fast as possible. In Moonkin form, you will still be immune to his hex, and should be able to do more dps than you would as a cat.
 
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''<Once again, Arthorn's voice issues from the sparrowhawk.>''
 
 
''Do you have the falcon's essence?''
 
 
''<The sparrowhawk dutifully conveys Arthorn's words.>''
 
 
''Well done, <Name>. I'd feared that the falcon's prison had been destroyed in the explosion of Auchindoun. We're almost prepared to confront Anzu, <Name>. I'd love to go with you, to be there when this self-styled "god" is cast back into the pit that spawned him!''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost|11|99}}
 
 
+150 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:The Hawk's Essence|The Hawk's Essence]] ==
 
 
''<Arthorn's voice addresses you.>''
 
 
''The last, and strongest, of the spirits is that of the hawk. It was imprisoned far from Skettis, in a shrine on a remote island southest of Auchindoun.''
 
 
''I believe this description best matches the island we know as Sorrow Wing Point.''
 
 
''The tablet described the hawk's guardian as nearly invulnerable to the bird's claws. Forsake physical attacks and call down the fury of the stars to defeat this foe. Do not repeat the hawk's mistake.''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Defeat the Guardian of the Hawk and bring the Essence of the Hawk to Arthorn Windsong at the Evergrove.''
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
Fly to the Shrine of the Hawk (45,92). Should be a straight forward root and nuke. However, my caster gear really sucks, so I was not able to solo this as a feral druid. Tried respeccing to balance, which would have probably done the trick, but there happened to be another druid there doing the quest, so he helped me out. He said he was a feral druid, and didn't seem to have any problem soloing the guardian, so it was probably just me.
 
 
Note: To kill the guardian, you must use entangling roots. He hits for around 1000 damage on average, so taking hits is out of the question. While rooted, he will use Viper sting (Drains mana) and Curse of blood (increases damage done to you by 100%), so keep Abolish poison and Remove Curse to easy to use hotkeys. Other than that, nuke him down and he shouldn't be a problem.
 
 
Note: He takes 500% damage from magical spells. Meaning Roots do 300 damage every 3 seconds, wrath does 2650, moonfire 1850 w/ 540 dot, starfire 4200.
 
 
When you're done, you'll need to fly back to Evergrove to turn in the quest.
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''Did you overcome the hawk's guardian and win its essence?''
 
 
''Now that we have all the essences, Morthis Whisperwing must find a way to combine them into an amulet that you'll be able to use to challenge the raven god, draw him out of the Emerald Dream and defeat him. I'll be sending him my notes on the spirits with the hope that he'll realize the value of my insight.''
 
 
''Each of the spirits has blessed a charm I've prepared for you.''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost|11|99}}
 
{|| style="background:transparent"
 
|{{:Charm of Swift Flight}}
 
|}
 
+150 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:Return to Cenarion Refuge|Return to Cenarion Refuge]] ==
 
 
''Bring the essences to Morthis Whisperwing, along with word of our findings about the raven god.''
 
 
''Morthis will know best how to use the essences and information in drawing Anzu out into the open. Make your way to him quickly, for there's no telling how long Clintar and the dreamwardens can withstand the raven's assault!''
 
 
''<Arthorn grabs your arm before you turn to leave.>''
 
 
''Please, <Name>, tell Morthis how much of a help I've been to you. I fear he will not see my hand in this work!''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Bring Arthorn's package to Morthis Whisperwing in Cenarion Refuge.
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
Just fly back to Zangarmarsh.
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''I've been waiting for word from Arthorn. What have you discovered?''
 
 
''<Morthis accepts the package, opens it to discover Arthorn's notes, and reads over them without commenting on the author.>''
 
 
''On one level, I'm relieved to finally know the identity of our enemy, but this Anzu is a being of considerable power. Knowing the nature and the name of your adversary is vital, but we are not yet ready to face him.''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost||75}}
 
 
+10 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:Chasing the Moonstone|Chasing the Moonstone]] ==
 
 
''If the essences are combined within a rare gemstone such as a Southfury moonstone, you'll be able to release them when you're prepared to challenge Anzu.''
 
 
''The only problem is that Southfury moonstones are exceedingly rare and known only to occur on the cliffs in northwestern Azshara, near the waterfall at the river's source.''
 
 
''Tragedy befell the last night elf party that set out in search of one. Their boat is still anchored in the river near where they sighted the moonstone.''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Bring a Southfury Moonstone to Morthis Whisperwing at the Cenarion Refuge.''
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
This quest isn't too difficult, especially if you know what to expect. First travel to the moonstone altar in Azshara (near 14,47). When you activate the altar, you'll be sapped by [[Rizzle Sprysprocket]], a goblin rogue, who will steal the moonstone from you and jump into the river. When the sap wears off, jump in the river after her and switch to aquatic form.
 
 
She'll do two things to slow your pursuit. First, she'll leave depth charges behind her, which if you hit them will knock you out of the water and shift you back into caster form. These are pretty easy to avoid, and by sticking to the right side of the river I pretty much avoided all of them without having to worry about them too much.
 
 
Her second trick is she'll occassionally root you with ice. Simply shift out of form to break the root, then shift back into aquatic form.
 
 
If you let her get too far ahead like I did, you'll eventually go past some speed boots that you can grab that will accellerate you for a short time. Even if she gets pretty far ahead, though, you still shouldn't have any problem catching up with her.
 
 
* '''Completion'''
 
 
''You look like you've been through quite an ordeal. Was the moonstone really that hard to find?''
 
 
''<Morthis seems torn, at once desiring to laugh at your story, and mindful of how close you came to losing the moonstone. He settles for staring at the glowing stone.>''
 
 
''I'll get to work on infusing it with the bird spirit essences. Soon, you'll be prepared to challenge our enemy.''
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
{{cost|7|59}}
 
 
{{:Essence-Infused Moonstone}}
 
{{clr}}
 
+150 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
== [[Quest:Vanquish the Raven God|Vanquish the Raven God]] ==
 
 
''We must waste no time in dealing with the raven god. You must take the essence-infused moonstone to a place of great power in order to lure the god from the relative safety of the Emerald Dream.''
 
 
''Descend into the Sethekk Halls and set the moonstone in the clutches of the raven's claw. You'll find it in the chamber before the talon king's hall.''
 
 
''Anzu must be made believe that his followers have gathered to welcome him back into the world. Once he has manifested, show him no mercy!''
 
 
* '''Quest Objectives'''
 
 
''Slay the Raven God and return to Morthis Whisperwing at Cenarion Expedition.''
 
 
''The quest must be completed in Heroic dungeon difficulty.''
 
 
* '''Strategy'''
 
 
You must be honored with [[Lower City]]. In the final room before the last boss in heroic [[Sethekk Halls]] is a claw which can be used to summon [[Anzu]]. Clear this room and place your stone. Once spawned, there will be three banished birds in a triangle around him. These birds can be brought to life with a HoT spell to gain a benefit of some sort for the duration of the HoT. This is easy enough to accomplish with one druid in tree form also healing the party, maintaining a lifebloom or a rejuvenation on each bird. Note that only Druid HoT spells will bring the birds to life; Renew simply does not work.
 
 
See the [[Anzu]] for a detailed strategy guide for defeating this boss.
 
 
* '''Rewards'''
 
[[Swift Flight Form]]
 
 
{|| style="background:transparent"
 
|{{:Idol of the Raven Goddess}}
 
|}
 
+500 [[Cenarion Expedition]]
 
 
You will also receive another, permanent [[Essence-Infused Moonstone|moonstone]] to allow you to resummon Anzu in future runs through heroic Sethekk Halls.
 
 
== Questline rewards ==
 
* About 100g in cash
 
* [[Charm of Swift Flight]], [[Idol of the Raven Goddess]]
 
 
* [[Swift Flight Form]] - 280% flight form spell
 
* [[Swift Flight Form]] - 280% flight form spell
 
* ~1800 [[Cenarion Expedition]] reputation
 
* ~1800 [[Cenarion Expedition]] reputation
* [[Essence-Infused Moonstone]]
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* the feat of strength achievement {{achievement|Swift Flight Form (achievement)|Swift Flight Form}}
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* {{loot|Common|Essence-Infused Moonstone}} (in your key ring, not consumed upon use)
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{{lootbox|And both of...|Charm of Swift Flight|Idol of the Raven Goddess}}
   
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== Summary ==
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{{Swift Flight Form chain}}
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{{Druid form quest chains}}
 
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The Swift Flight Form quest chain is one way that druids can gain their swift flight form (as well as some useful trinkets). Once you reach level 70 and have trained riding skill to 300, any of the druid trainers will offer the introduction quest. Most sources point to the trainer in Moonglade, Loganaar, as the Teleport: Moonglade spell makes access easy.

To complete this quest chain, you will need to enter the heroic Sethekk Halls instance, which requires you have at least honored reputation with the Lower City faction.

Completing Vanquish the Raven God grants the Feat of Strength achievement Ability druid flightform [Swift Flight Form]

Swift Flight Form quest chain Edit

Prerequisites Edit

This quest chain is restricted to druids of level 70 or above, who have 300 riding skill or higher.

Introduction Edit

Neutral 15 [70] Morthis Whisperwing
Any druid trainer will offer you this quest once you meet the prerequisites. Loganaar, in Moonglade is the one most often referred to, though.
Your trainer informs you that Morthis Whisperwing, a former member of the Druids of the Talon, is seeking a suitable apprentice. This is a notable honor, as members of that order teach their skill only sparingly.

Disturbing Dreams Edit

You seek out Morthis Whisperwing at Cenarion Refuge, in eastern Zangarmarsh. He agrees to take you on as an apprentice, and demands in return that you be prepared to do all he asks.

Neutral 15 [70] The Ward of Wakening
The relics used to teach the ways of the Stormcrow were entrusted to a Night Elf currently in the Stormrage Barrow Dens. As his spirit is currently roaming the Emerald Dream, he will need to be woken up.
Morthis asks you to fetch ingredients for a potion that will ease the waking process. You gather Ancient Lichen from the deep and hidden places of the marsh, Bogblossoms from the tops of the mushrooms of the marsh, and Dreaming Glory from the marsh floor itself.
Neutral 15 [70] Waking the Sleeper
Morthis instructs you to go to the Stormrage Barrow Dens, and find Clintar Dreamwalker within it. You are to wake him, and aid him in gathering the relics.
You travel to Moonglade, and find that the southernmost barrow den is guarded by Cenarion Dreamwardens. What Morthis did not tell you was that the dreamwardens are being kept occupied battling Phantasmal Lashs. No sooner is one defeated than another appears to take its place.
You have to cut away some wandering plant life on your way, but you find Clintar's body and administer the potion. As expected, he wakes up disoriented ("Morthis?"), a bit hostile, and ... curiously relieved.
Neutral 15 [70] No Mere Dream
You introduce yourself, and pass on the instructions Morthis gave you. Clintar tells you, though, that he cannot pull completely free of the Emerald Dream, and that what you see here is a mere echo of the Dream itself.
He can, though, split off a portion of his spirit to guide you to the relics. You will have to escort the fragment, though, as it is quite weak alone, and you have already seen the power that the Dream holds here.
You follow the fragment of Clintar's spirit down through the barrow, and visit each of three relics, which Clintar frees, one by one. Near the final relic, you encounter an Aspect of the Raven, which attempts (unsuccessfully) to stop you.
Clintar's spirit fragment fades, its purpose done. You go to Dreamwarden Lurosa near the entrance of the den to report your success.
Neutral 15 [70] Return to Morthis Whisperwing
Dreamwarden Lurosa directs you to return swiftly with the relics to Morthis Whisperwing. It may be that Morthis can help identify what has invaded the Emerald Dream.

The Book of the Raven Edit

Neutral 15 [70] To the Evergrove
Returning to Cenarion Refuge, Morthis doesn't have much to offer, to help Clintar directly. However, a researcher in Evergrove might hold a piece of the puzzle. She's been researching an ancient Arakkoa cult in Blade's Edge Mountains that venerates a raven god. If there's a connection between this cult and the troubles in the Emerald Dream, perhaps Arthorn Windsong can find it.
You travel to Evergrove to ask her.
Neutral 15 [70] The Book of the Raven
Arthorn think Morthis' could be right. However, more details are needed. She's been helping a fellow researcher, Timeon, who has uncovered something called "The book of the raven". References to this scripture seem to indicate that some being "Sai'kkal the Elder" resided near the Vortex Pinnacle crystals.
You are obviously not an Arakkoa, so the spirits won't reveal themselves to you. Without aid, that is. Arthorn has a 'Seer's stone' that, combined with an eye from an Aether Ray, should let you see the spirits.
You make use of the Seer's stone, and find that you have adopted the guise of an Arakkoa, to an extent, as well as being able to see their spirits. While the first spirit you question isn't Sai'kkal, it tells you where to find him. And once you find him, you are fortunate that even spirits can occasionally be a bit senile... he takes you for another follower.
Sai'kkal tells you of how the Book of the Raven was stolen, split into pieces, and buried in Skettis. It seems that the raven cult was too much even for those extremists.
You return to Arthorn with the news. (You also find that Arthorn *really* wants Morthis to take her on as a student.)
Neutral 15 [70] Eyes in the Sky
The parts of the Book of the Raven have been buried, and normal eyes are not up to the task of finding the fragments. Other eyes, though, might be. Arthorn suggests you go visit Watcher Elaira up at Twilight Ridge in Nagrand. Elaira may well be able to suggest a way to get help from the keen eyed birds of Nagrand.
Neutral 15 [70] To Catch a Sparrowhawk
On a lonely ridge in the furthest west of nagrand, you find Watcher Elaira studying the birds.
The Sparrowhawks of Nagrand are the predatory bird with the keenest eyesight. Elaira tells you she can train one, if only you can catch it.
Twilight Ridge is one of the last areas they can be found, as they've been pushed out of most of Nagrand by the windrocs. This has made them skittish. On the suggestion of Elaira, you prowl close (in cat form), and toss a net on one directly. You bring the sparrowhawk back to Elaira, who sets about training it.
One quick training montage later...
Neutral 15 [70] The Raven Stones
Elaira has trained your sparrowhawk to respond to a whistle she hands you. She tells you that the bird will await you in Skettis. When you are done, you are to return the whistle to Arthorn; she will see to it's care and release.
Thus prepared, you venture to Skettis, and begin your search. A few times, you call the Sparrowhawk, but it is unable to find any pieces nearby. A few other times, you have to combat the inhabitants to get peace enough to unearth the fragments. But mostly, the pieces of the tablet seem to have been buried and forgotten, in places that the Arakkoa no longer carefully watch. (Hey, "scattered and buried" seemed safe enough at the time! Especially since nobody knows about it...)
It is not much later that you find yourself flying back to Evergrove to see if Arthorn can reconstruct the scripture from these parts.
Neutral 15 [70] The Eagle's Essence
You have recovered most of the tablet, Arthorn tells you, and she is able to interpolate most of what is missing. It seems that the raven's followers captured the raven's 3 most potent rivals, and bound their spirits to stone shrines. You will need to free them, to enable you to bring the Raven into, as it were, "talon's reach".
The first of the rivals, Eagle, is bound to a shrine south of Lake Jorune and west of Stonebreaker Hold in Terokkar Forest. The tablet reveals that Eagle was overcome by a swarm of foes. Arthorn recommends you use the armor and endurance of Bear form. She sends you off with a whistle to use. The Sparrowhawk has been trained to serve as ears as well as eyes, it would seem, and even to carry messages.
In a pocket among the peaks, you find the shrine. The Guardian appears, and the two of you do battle. As Arthorn forsaw, he does indeed summon a flock of ravens to his defense while he brings the power of the stars down upon you. In the end, though, he is no match for you.
Neutral 15 [70] The Falcon's Essence
Arthorn, through the sparrowhawk, tells you that the Eagle's essence is still strong, even after all this time locked away. Next, though, you are to free the essence of Falcon.
You are directed to Lake Ere'Noru, on the shore of which you find the shrine. You fight the guardian, noting that as time goes on, his attacks become more potent. Fortunately, you are able to defeat him before he overwhelms you.
Taking the Essence from the shrine, you again whistle up Arthorn's Sparrowhawk.
Neutral 15 [70] The Hawk's Essence
Through the Sparrowhawk, Arthorn tells you of the Shrine of the Hawk. On a remote (floating) island southeast of Auchindoun (also, roughly due south of Lake Ere'noru) is the last of the shrines. Arthorn tells you that this last guardian was said to be nigh invulnerable to the bird's claws. She advises you to use magic (and avoid physical combat) against the guardian, lest you suffer the fate that Hawk did.
You journey across the face of Terokkar Forest, skirting the blight that is the Auchindon plain, and find the shrine as predicted. By cleverly calling upon the island's roots, and calling upon the powers of the moon and stars you grind away at the physical might of the guardian, at last bringing him low.
You collect the Falcon's essence from the shrine, and begin the long journey back to Evergrove. Arthorn works for a moment, and presents you with an amulet, blessed by each of the spirits you have recently released. This amulet, when worn, will make it easier for you to assume bird form.
The observant may note that you have effectively been tested on three of your aspects: Bear, Cat, Caster.
The hardest task is yet to come, of course. Morthis Whisperwing will need to find a way to combine them into an amulet, to let you draw the Raven out of the Emerald Dream and defeat him.

Defeating Anzu Edit

Neutral 15 [70] Return to Cenarion Refuge
Arthorn Windsong prepares her notes, and asks you to take them, and the avian essences, to Morthis Whisperwing at Cenarion Refuge. Before you leave, Arthorn pleads that you tell Morthis of her part in the discoveries, hoping for some recognition from him.
Morthis accepts the package, and reads Arthorn's notes. (Sadly for Arthorn, he doesn't comment on her work.) At least now, he tells you, we know who your adversary is.
Neutral 15 [70] Chasing the Moonstone
Morthis tells you of a rare gemstone from Azshara, the Southfury Moonstone, which would be able to hold the several essences that you've recovered. However, the party that had set out to find one for him has disappeared, leaving just their boat.
Morthis asks you to go to their site along the Southfury River and look for one of these moonstones.
It is a long distance from Cenarion Refuge (a whole world away, in fact). When you arrive there, though, you find that a goblin called Rizzle Sprysprocket has gotten there first. She steals the gem and takes off down river. You pursue her, and when you finally win the race (catching up with her), she surrenders the gem.
Neutral 15 [70] Vanquish the Raven God
Morthis prepares an Essence-Infused Moonstone for you, and provides you his notes on how the spirits of Hawk, Falcon, and Eagle can help you against Anzu.
You are sent to the Sethekk Halls, where you find the raven's claw that Morthis told you of. You mount the moonstone in the claw, and Anzu himself appears out of the Emerald Dream to face your challenge.
The fight is epic. Repeatedly, you infuse your powers into the Hawk, Eagle, and Falcon spirits while your friends assault Anzu. Powerful though he is, Anzu is eventually defeated. ... For now.
See Anzu for strategies for this fight.
You return to Cenarion Refuge and to Morthis Whisperwing with news of your triumph. Morthis congratulates you on your victory, saying that defeating Anzu was a greater feat than any trial he would have set to you otherwise. He declares you worthy of the knowledge guarded by the Druids of the Talon, and provides you with an Idol of the Raven Goddess.
Neutral 15 [70] Eternal Vigilance
Morthis echos your fears. Anzu may well try again. Morthis asks you to keep the Essence-Infused Moonstone and wield it once again, should Anzu make another attempt.

Rewards Edit


And both of...
Spell nature giftofthewaterspirit
Inv-mount raven 54


Summary Edit

This is the full quest line for the Druid Swift Flight Form.

  1. Neutral 15 [70] Morthis Whisperwing
  2. Neutral 15 [70] The Ward of Wakening
  3. Neutral 15 [70] Waking the Sleeper
  4. Neutral 15 [70] No Mere Dream
  5. Neutral 15 [70] Return to Morthis Whisperwing
  6. Neutral 15 [70] To the Evergrove
  7. Neutral 15 [70] The Book of the Raven
  8. Neutral 15 [70] Eyes in the Sky
  9. Neutral 15 [70] To Catch A Sparrowhawk
  10. Neutral 15 [70] The Raven Stones
  11. Neutral 15 [70] The Eagle's Essence
  12. Neutral 15 [70] The Falcon's Essence
  13. Neutral 15 [70] The Hawk's Essence
  14. Neutral 15 [70] Return to Cenarion Refuge
  15. Neutral 15 [70] Chasing the Moonstone
  16. Neutral 15 [70D] Vanquish the Raven God
  17. Neutral 15 [70] Eternal Vigilance
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