Silithus is still one of my favourite zones, similar to why I like Uldum – sand, colossal structures and the epic world event when the gates of AQ first opened. I still have fond memories of the ongoing raid to take down the Emissary outside Cenarian Hold.
One of my all-time game highlights would have to be when I first joined the raid to go into AQ20 (seems at the time they had only done a couple of pulls at that stage) and was asked to do the remaining pulls on my Hunter. It helps when you know the raid leader :P
The zone used to be a major quest/reputation hub in vanilla. There were numerous quests to increase your Cenarian reputation with three versions of summonable mini-bosses, hand-ins and numerous rewards.
It was also one of the locations needed to complete all the steps needed for The Scepter of the Shifting Sands. Something I was proud to finally complete.
Players travel to The Crystal Vale in northern Silithus to complete the final quest for Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker.
This rare has a new copper skin for Cata
This rare has a new lovely skin for Cata
The Dalaran Spellscribe from Ambermill in Silverpine Forest was an old rare who could spawn as a fe/male in one of three spots – inside the town hall, the small shack to the left and inside the house to the right of the town hall’s entrance.
They had three mage abilities –
- Frost Armor
They were a popular rare due to the 20% chance to drop the [Cat Carrier (Black Tabby)]. I managed to farm a few of the tabby cats for my toons before they removed the rare.
However, since s/he was friendly to Alliance players, the only way they could acquire the pet was through the neutral Auction House.
The pet will periodically yawn, sit, and lie down. I’ve read that after Patch 4.0.3, the Black Tabby was relocated to Hillsbrad Foothills as a zone drop, making it more accessible for Alliance.
It’s also interesting to note that if Stinker the skunk is nearby, he will fall in love with the Black Tabby and chase it around. This will work with any black cat however. :)
If you venture inside Cliffspring Falls in Darkshore, you’ll find Apothecary Furrows who is friendly to Horde. To Alliance, he’s an NPC which may be killed for a quest item. Horde players can simply buy the pet off the Apothecary vendor.
Alliance will need to complete a quest chain which involves killing Jor’kil the Soulripper for a loot item. This item will start another quest which unlocks Remembrance of Auberdine.
You’ll notice that whenever his minion gets too close he punts him away with a swift kick… reminds me of a rogue I used to know who would never fail to punt that NPC in UBRS.
Upon summoning this companion, it is surprisingly large for a non-combat pet, but over time it will shrink to the size of the Teldrassil Sproutling. If it’s near a body of water while in its smaller state, it will emote “Withers absorbs the water, growing back to full size” and grow back to its original size.
Darkshore has undergone a lot of changes since I first levelled in the zone with my NE priest. Since the Shattering, the area has been invaded by trolls, Twilight Cultist infiltrations in the south, and the destruction of Auberdine. I’m told that Alliance players can help rescue and comfort dying NPCs, aid the refugees of Auberdine, and assist Malfurion Stormrage in driving back the threat of the cultists.
One of the most interesting things I found when revisiting the area was the huge whirlpool in the centre of Darkshore. I found it on the way to buy Withers off Apothecary Furrows who’s located in a cave southeast of the Darkshore Alliance quest-hub Lor’Danel.