MOP: Valley of the Four Winds Quests - Part 4

We complete the Valley of the Four Winds quest chains by finding the Hidden Master and fighting off the Mantid in this portion of the quest walkthrough guide.

Mists of Pandaria Beta Pandaren Valley of the Four Winds Zone Walkthrough - Part 4

Now that you have found all of the clues in regards to the hidden master, it is time to track him down. First however as you pass through from the Krasarang Wilds to the south we will stop to defend Stoneplow.

Important: If you have not completed the first two parts of the walkthrough guide for the Krasarang Wilds you should do that before doing this section of the Valley of the Four Winds walkthrough guide.

Quest Hub - Stoneplow

We now return to the western portion of the Valley of the Four Winds to help protect Stoneplow from the Mantid invasion. While we could have done this portion right after defending the Stormstout Brewery the story flows much better having headed into the Krasarang Wilds first and having found all the clues about the hidden master and meeting the Mantid via your faction quests there.

Evacuation Orders Stemming the Swarm
Loon Mai
Stoneplow
Loon Mai
Stoneplow

Loon Mai needs your help getting the people of Stoneplow to evacuate the area since the Mantid have started invading. He is too busy defending the town so he would like you to pass the message on to some of the people that live out side of the town proper.

You will find the Pandaren that need to be evacuated to the west of town as you are killing Mantid for the Stemming the Swarm quest.

Loon Mai also needs you to lend a hand and get rid of some of the Mantid in the area for him. Hunt down and kill 14 mantid warriors around town as you are passing on the evacuation orders.

The Hidden Master
Loon Mai
Stoneplow

After helping Loon Mai at Stoneplow and giving them a chance at defending the town he has some information for you. At last, we have a clue as to the location of the Hidden Master.

Head north to find Master Bruised Paw.

Quest Hub - Paoquan Hollow

This area is where you finally find the Hidden Master and get some Kung-Fu Fighting training.

Unyielding Fists: Trial of Bamboo They Will Be Mist
Master Bruised Paw
Paoquan Hollow
Master Bruised Paw
Paoquan Hollow

Master Bruised Paw will only train you in the Way if you can pass a test, the trial of Bamboo. He leads you over to a stack of bamboo and explains that you must break it with your fists.

The quest is simply a matter of timing using a new fist attack ability to correspond with a focus meter that shows up. Time it right 3 times and you will pass the test and Master Bruised Paw will teach you the Way.

You are then shown a brief montage training video as he teaches you the Way.

As part of your training Master Bruised Paw wants you to seek out and slay 12 mist incarnations in the valley.

These can be found all around the area and are a very cool looking new cyclops model.

Fog Wards Tenderpaw by Name, Tender Paw by Reputation
Master Bruised Paw
Paoquan Hollow
Lin Tenderpaw
Paoquan Hollow

While out slaying the mist incarnations Master Bruised Paw also wants you to light several fog wards in the area. You will find them as you are completing the previous quest.

Lin is also visting the Master for training however she has not been able to pass the first test as her paws are too tender.

She asks that you find her 18 jademoon leafs while you are out completing the masters tasks. You will find these leaves as you complete the previous two quests.

Unyielding Fists: Trial of Wood A Taste for Eggs
Master Bruised Paw
Paoquan Hollow
Master Bruised Paw
Paoquan Hollow

This is the second test that Master Bruised Paw challenges you with. It is the same as the first except you need to strike wooden beams 4 times to break them.

Again you are rewarded by a cheesey montage training video before you are granted more quests.

Before Master Bruised Paw will teach you your final lessons and let you attempt the final test he wants you to perform another task for him.

Travel west up the hills to a marshland and gather eggs for him. The Hornbill Strider egg is the only difficult one as when you pick it up an very large angry bird spawns. Once you have gathered the eggs return to Master Bruised Paw and suffer through another montage.

Unyielding Fists: Trial of Stone Training and Discipline
Master Bruised Paw
Paoquan Hollow
Lin Tenderpaw
Paoquan Hollow

You have reached the last of the tests. Again this one is much the same, time your strikes to match having full focus until you break the stone.

Once you have done this Master Bruised Paw proclaims that you are done, there is nothing left for him to teach you.

Before you leave the area Lin talks to you once more. She is not ready to leave the hidden master just yet but asks you to report back to Sroneplow to check in on them and to let the Watch Commander know that she is still here.

When you let the commander know he is thankful and says that everything is under control. However right after a pop-up appears (at least so far in the beta) that says something is supposed to happen and then additional quests appear. Obviously, all heck breaks loose and the Mantid come flooding in.

Quest Hub - Stoneplow (Part 2)

Things have not gone well in Stoneplow while you were away training. The Mantid have attacked in greater numbers and even brought in some huge reenforcements. It it up to you to save the town.

The Road to Kun-Lai The Mantidote
Messenger Grummle
Stoneplow
Mei Barrelbottom
Stoneplow

This quest leads to another quest hub so we will just leave it for now, and deal with it later on.

Mei Barrelbottom is here to help from Zhu's Watch. He notices something similar with the mantid as what you saw back there. He wants you to use the mask that Ken-Ken created to scare the manifestations of fear out of 5 Ik'thik Wing Commanders.

The Commanders are the big elite mantid in the area, simply get close and use the mask. A manifestation of fear will apprear, kill 5 of them before returning to Mei.

It Does You No Good in the Keg The Swarm Begins
Mudmug
Stoneplow
Loon Mai
Stoneplow

Your old friend Mudmug has shown up and is willing to help out. Any good Pandaren who is willing to risk thier lives deserves a mug of beer, at least acording to Mudmug.

Escort him through the battle to the various groups that are fighting off the Mantid and he will serve them some beer. As a bonus there are some really good comments from the people you serve, and I am sure you earn some kaarma points, after all who doesn't like a good mug of beer!

Loon Mai needs help protecting the town but also needs to know the plan. He wants you to kill mantid warriors on your way to Captain Oakenshield to the west and find out what the plan is.

Kill 15 mantid on your way to the captain, who can be found on top of the hills by the wall to the west.

NOTE: At least in beta the location of the captian is mismarked as being in stoneplow, he isn't, he is found as per above.

Students No More Retreat!
Captain Oakenshield
West of Stoneplow
Captain Oakenshield
West of Stoneplow

The Captain wants you to locate the other students of the Hidden Master and help them defeat 4 of the biggest baddest Mantid on the battle field.

You can find the other students to the south in the middle of the battle. Once with them it is a scripted event to fight 4 elites, just tag along and help them kill them off.

Despite defeating four of the key mantid warriors you are still losing the battle due to a huge Mantid coming over the wall. The captain orders you to retreat to town and talk to Loon Mai there.

The Savior of Stoneplow The Gratitude of Stoneplow
Master Bruised Paw
Stoneplow
Loon Mai
Stoneplow

The Hidden Master makes an appearance! He says that all it not lost and that you have not used the greatest weapon on the battlefield, YOU.

Head over to miss Fanny and ask for her help defeating the Mantid Colossus. She will take you up closer to the colossus and then bat you into his mouth.

Now it is time to use everything that Master Bruised Paw taught you. You will be trapped in pitch black in the beasts gullet. Use your fist attack when the focus is maxed. You get to see a cut-scene in between every 3 successful attacks. You need to make 9 in total to beat the colossus.

Loon Mai is thrilled that you have saved his town and asks that you take a reward for your service. Simply head over to the inn and go up to the second floor to find a chest and your reward.

From here we will head to the Nesingwary Safari that we were invited to previously. The quest flow gets a little more free form from this point between the two zones we have been dealing with (Valley of the Four Winds and Krasarang Wilds) so it is mainly about finishing up the quests you would like to. The major quest chains have now been explored.

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