Ashenvale is a vast wilderness found north of the Stonetalon Mountains
and the Barrens in Kalimdor. Being the ancestral homeland of the Night
Elves, these fair folk are rather protective of the zone and up until
the recent Cataclysm following Deathwing’s return remained
largely in control.
Since the Cataclysm and Garrosh’s takeover and his push for
conquest, the Horde has begun a series of attacks on Ashenvale and the
various Night Elf encampments in the zone. Many sections of the once
beautiful woods have been deforested however, the Night Elves will not
go down without a fight. Splintertree Post is under constant siege and
half of the Warsong Lumber Camp has been lost. But despite the efforts
of the Night Elves, the Horde has continuously managed to expand in
Ashenvale and will not be easily removed.
If you have been following along so far, we have completed Azshara in
it’s entirety and have successfully reached level 20 (or
perhaps higher). The quest “Probing Into Azshara”
obtained from Kroum in Valormok will lead you to the Mor’shan
Ramparts on the border between the Northern Barrens and Ashenvale. Here
you will be investigating a potential assault on the Barrens by the
Night Elves. For those who did not complete the quests in Azshara but
who are still looking for a breadcrumb quest leading into Ashenvale,
don’t fret! Simply visit your local Warchief’s
Command Board where the quest “Warcheif’s Command:
Ashenvale!” can be picked up.
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- Tips: If you haven’t
already done so, be sure to grab the flight path available at this
After taking out some pesky Night Elves and avenging some fallen Orcs
it will be time for you to move on. The quest “Got
Wood” opens after you have completed the chain of quests
starting with “Find
offer you a
free ride on a spunky Kodo named Brutusk who will take you to the next
quest hub on your journey; Warsong Labor Camp.
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- Tips: Be sure to kill all mobs
around the peons chopping wood in the quest “Management
Material”. These peons are very squishy and can only take
about 2 hits before they die.
After doing your small part at the Warsong Labor Camp you are once
again sent on your way as a bit of dire news pours in with the quest
“Crisis at Splintertree“
Time to load up your
trusty Kodo with Gorka at your side and seek what help you can round up
back at the Mor’shan Ramparts.
The loss of Gorka is a great one, but you have managed to obtain help
for Splintertree, and just in time. It’s finally time to see
what this Kodo can really do. Accept the quest “To The
accompany Kadrak on the back of Brutusk to break
the siege on Splintertree Post.
- Tips: The quest Diabolical
Plans” comes from a quest item of the same name that drops
from the demons found on Felfire Hill.
As you complete quests in Splitertree Post you will gain the quest
and “Bad News
you to a mini quest hub located at the Warsong Lumber Camp and should
be completed first. At the Lumber Camp you will seek out Krokk and
assist him in taking care of the Night Elves who are launching an
assault against the Camp and have taken over a good portion of the area.
- Tips: The Assassin needed for
the quest “Security” can be found by simply
wandering around the front of the compound. If you end up outside the
wooden fencing you have gone too far.
Quell the efforts of the Night Elves, avenge a fallen diplomat, and
finally get the quest “Gurtar’s
which will send you back to Splintertree Post in the name of love.
Turn in this quest and you should find that at this point all that
remains in your quest log is the quest “Bad News
. This is
the breadcrumb quest that will lead you
onward in the zone to the next quest hub Zoram’gar Outpost
along the Zoram Strand. Simply speak
to the Wind Rider Master to receive a
free flight directly to where you need to be.
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Quests: Vorsha the Lasher
- Tips: You will be able to pick
up the breadcrumb quest leading to the next quest hub rather early
here. It is suggested that you first complete all the quests in the
Zoram’gar Outpost before moving on.
After delivering the news of Splintertree’s besiegement and
dealing with the pesky Naga problem at the Zoram’gar Outpost
it’s time once again to move on with the quest “To
is one of the most contentious fronts for the Horde in Ashenvale so be
prepared to find yourself thrown directly into battle once you arrive.
Speak to the Wind Rider Master for a free ride to this
- Tips: While completing the
quest “Troll Charm” inside Thistlefur Hold be sure
to visit the watery back part of the cave where you will find a trapped
Druid named Ruul Snowhoof who will offer the quest “Freedom
to Ruul” which will allow you to escort him to safety.
As you complete the quests in Hellscream’s Watch and complete
your victorious assault on Astranaar, you will find that three quests
will be in your log all of them asking you to leave
Hellscream‘s Watch. “Condition
will ask you to visit Raynewood Retreat, while “Thunder
will lead you
to Thunder Peak both mini quest hubs in
this zone. Complete these before doing “Tweedle’s
will send you to the next (and final)
major quest hub in the zone; Silverwind Refuge.
At Raynewood Retreat you will use your prowess to further the aims of
the Horde in Ashenvale by taking out more pesky Night Elves.
- Tips: The quest
Shadumbra’s Head comes from a quest item of the same name
that can be picked up after killing Shadumbra, a panther normally
walking around the tree at Raynewood Retreat. This quest turns in at
At Thunder Peak players will do the bidding of the friendly Elementals
there to put a stop to the antics of Lord Magmathar and his rather
After completing these two mini hubs it’s finally time to
move on to Silverwind Refuge in the southern portion of the zone. Here
you will assist the Horde one last time in squashing all those who
oppose the Horde in Ashenvale.
- Tips: The quest “The
Befouled Element” comes from a quest item dropped from the
Befouled Water Elementals directly behind the post. Once completed, the
quest will be turned in at Splintertree Post then you will be asked to
take the orb to one Je’neu of the Earthen Ring.
Je’neu is supposed to be in the Zoram’gar Outpost
but in a recent patch he has since been moved just inside the instance
of Blackfathom Deeps
Once you have struck one final blow in Ashenvale in the name of the
Horde it’s time to move on. At this point if you have
completed all the quests thus far you will have two very clear options.
Come to the Jungle”
lead you across the
sea to Stranglethorn Vale, while “We’re
Here to Do
One Thing, Maybe Two…”
on the other hand will take
you south into the Stonetalon Mountains.
Since this is a Kalimdor quest guide, we of course will be taking the
path into the beautiful, and often dangerous Stonetalon Mountains as a
part of Hellscream’s great army.