Follower Leads

Follower Leads

Designed to be a small supplement to my Garrison Guide, here are some of the followers which require more than one source of interaction.

Dagg

Located outside your main Garrison gate in Frostfire Ridge once both locations below have been flagged.

  • Grom’Gar – outside in a cage
  • Daggerfall Ravine – western side in a cage

 

Abu’gar

Return all three items to him at his current location in Stonecrag Gorge, Nagrand

  • The lure – under a small bridge over the river that passes to the north of Ancestral Grounds.
  • The rod – on a ledge below Telaar along with some other fishing supplies.
  • The reel – to the left of a warterfall on the road leading out of Wor’gar.

Abu

Archmage Vargoth

Scattered around Draenor are four items belonging to the mage. However, they are in high level areas:

  • Ring – northwest of Gronn Canyon in the southwestern end of Rooter’s Pass, Gorgrond
  • Boots – north of Magnarok, in the northeastern part of Frostfire Ridge
  • Staff – on the western edge of Cerulean Lagoon, Nagrand
  • Hat – Sha’tari Market District of Shattrath City, Talador

Turn in all four items to the gnome at Khadgar’s Tower, Talador.

Archmage boots

Archaeology in Draenor

Archaeology in Draenor

There are three new branches to uncover in Draenor but since levelling the profession is still a mystery, I’m in no rush to use my fragments. Hopefully we’ll find out soon but in the meantime, here’s what we know.

Arakkoa

Keystone: Arakkoa Cipher

Rare solve: Beakbreaker of Terokk

A number of jumping puzzles in the Spires of Arak can serve as an extra source of fragments and ciphers. Just keep an eye on your minimap for any yellow dots. As a bonus, you can loot them from level 1 and will provide 1 skill point.

Locations

Misplaced Scrolls – Skettis, Terrace of Dawn
Relic of the Outcasts – Skettis, Veil Zekk, Veil Terrok, Shadowglade, Nest of the Ravenspeaker, Sethekk Hollow
Smuggled Apexis Artifactstop of a tree, Murkbog
Sun-Touched Cache – two may be found in the Apexis Excavation site but only one is marked for Archaeology. The other contained garrison resources. I’ve included videos to the tricker locations.

Arakkoa Archaeology Fragment: Dreamcatcher, Burial Urn, Decree Scrolls, Solar Orb, Sundial, Talonpriest Mask, Outcast Dreamcatcher, Apexis Crystal, Apexis Hieroglyph, Apexis Scroll

Draenor Clan

Keystone: Draenor Clan Orator Cane

Rare Solve: Frostwolf Ghostpup

Draenor Clans Archaeology Fragment: Fang-Scarred Frostwolf Axe, Frostwolf Ancestry Scrimshaw, Wolfskin Snowshoes, Warsinger’s Drums, Screaming Bullroarer, Warsong Ceremonial Pike, Metalworker’s Hammer, Elemental Bellows, Blackrock Razor, Weighted Chopping Axe, Hooked Dagger, Barbed Fishing Hook, Calcified Eye In a Jar, Ceremonial Tattoo Needles, Cracked Ivory Idol

Ogre

Keystone: Ogre Missive

Rare Solves:  Sorcerer-King Toe Ring,  Warmaul of the Warmaul Chieftain

Ogre Archaeology Fragment: Ancestral Talisman, Flask of Blazegrease, Gronn-Tooth Necklace, Doomsday Prophecy, Stonemaul Succession Stone, Stone Manacles, Ogre Figurine, Pictogram Carving, Gladiator’s Shield, Mortar and Pestle, Eye of Har’gunn the Blind, Stone Dentures, Chimera Riding Harness, Imperial Decree Stele

Fragments still have an individual limit of 200. All rare solves will be displayed in your Town Hall, much like in the Seat of Knowledge for your Lorewalker rep grind.

Mine-Carts

In addition to dig sites and jumping puzzles, fragments can also be looted from your garrison mining carts. Carts will be available once you upgrade your mine to level 2.

Achievements

Factions

Two new factions are tied to archaeology:

Arakkoa Outcasts

Reputation will come from quests in the Arakkoa quest hub of Talador and the Spires of Arak.
Items of note include:

The Archaeology Fragment vendor and Quartermaster for the Arakkoa Outcasts are both located in Warspear – our Horde outpost in Ashran.

Steamwhedle Preservation Society

The archaeology branch of the Steamwheedle Cartel offers two pets at revered:

Stay tuned for any changes
Pet Tamers – Draenor

Pet Tamers – Draenor

Before you can battle these six trainers of Draenor, make sure you have the experience of beating all the previous trainers under your belt. In addition to the challenges from the Pet Menagerie, these seasoned trainers offer an alternate route to level some pets.

Gargra

Gargra

East of Grom’gar, Frostfire Ridge

Wolfus (Beast) Bite, Call the Pack, Prowl

Fangra (Beast) Flurry, Dodge, Dazzling Dance

Wolfgar (Beast) Rip, Howl, Maul

Ashlei

Ashlei

overlooking Embari Village, Shadowmoon Valley

Pixiebell (Magic) Arcane Blast, Moonfire, Life Exchange

Doodle (Plushie) Rawr!, Who’s The Best…, Nap Time

Tally (Dragonkin) Hore Gore, Stampede, Headbutt

Taralune

Taralune

South side of Auchindoun, Taladar

Serendipity (Flying) Feedback, Cocoon Strike, Counterspell

Grace (Flying) Slicing Wind, Call Lightning, Moth Dust

Atonement (Flying) Alpha Strike, Nimbus, Moth Balls

Veshaar

Veshaar

Veil Terokk, Spires of Arak

Darkwing (Flying) Shadow Talon, Consume Corpse, Anzu’s Blessing

Great Kaliri (Flying) Quills, Caw, Slicing Winds

Apexian Construct (Mechanical) Batter, Entangling Roots, Feathered Frenzy

Tarr

Tarr the Terrible

right next to the Ring of Trials pit, Nagrand

Gladiator Deathy (Humanoid) Deep Breath, Clobber, Scorched Earth

Gladiator Murkalot (Humanoid) Punish, Falling Murloc, Shieldstorm

Gladiator Murkimus (Humanoid) Punch, Counterstrike, Heroic Leap

Cymre Jones trainer

Cymre Brightblade

Overlook Ruins, Gorgrond

Idol of Decay Dark Rebirth, Swarm of Flies, Rot

Wishbright Lantern Arcane Blast, Illuminate, Wish

Gyrexle, the Eternal Mechanic Launch Rocket, Railgun, Repair

Each daily will reward 4x Pet Charms and some gold. I especially liked the priest-themed trainer in Talador and the adorable fey dragon in Shadowmoon Valley. The Elekk will also help ease the levelling process each day.

It’s exciting to reveal my NPC is just one of the Grand Master Pet Tamers for Draenor. She may have changed since she first appeared in-game but her team proved quite challenging.

Steamwheedle Preservation Society

Steamwheedle Preservation Society

Gazmolf Futzwangler is in Nagrand recruiting members for the Steamwheedle Preservation Society , the archaeological branch of the Steamwheedle Cartel. As he explains:

We’re here to collect all of the artifacts, relics, antiquities and oddities that Nagrand has to offer! Currently, we’re hiring surveyors, excavators, adventurers… you name it! If you’re interested in getting your hands dirty, talk to Gazmolf Futzwangler over at Stonecrag Gorge. He’s the goblin in charge of this expedition!

Gaining Reputation

After completing a couple of simple quests in Stonecrag Gorge, head to Broken Precipice in the north of the zone. Besides finding Grebin Fastfizzle in a bit of a predicament and one of the most amusing things I’ve seen on the beta so far (thanks Cool), be sure to loot any chests in the area. Each will contain a Highmaul Relic and a variable number of Gorian Artifact Fragments. A number of mobs may also be farmed for Highmaul Relics on the northern side of the river.

Steamwheedle-chest

Both may be handed into Sallee Silvercamp in the Ruins of Na’gwa for some Steamwheedle Preservation Society rep.

Sallee

Each item rewards a variable amount of reputation:

Seek out the following rare elites for an additional 500 rep after handing in their prized drops to Gazmolf Futzwangler at the Ruins of Na’gwa.

These drops are BoA but due to the way rare elites are set up in WoD, you’ll only be able to loot the item once per toon. A rare Garrison mission also rewards a Highmaul Relic.

Reputation Rewards

There are two quartermasters located in the Ashran outpost as well as Kwilax Fuseshiv in Nagrand.

Honored

Revered

Exalted

Unfortunately, hand-ins were a little buggy since my 7x Highmaul Relics and 58x Gorian Artifact Fragments both counted as one hand-in each.

For those wondering if their Bloodsail Admiral status will affect this rep grind, Jonathan LeCraft confirmed it won’t be an issue.

On a side note, I happened to find another member of the archaeology crew who’d crash landed inside Castaway Cave. I have no idea how long he’s been hidden behind a waterfall, but it must have been a while as he kept calling for his companion Wibson. In the end, it wasn’t enough to save him.

Explorer-Nozzand I just love how much of a role archaeology is playing in this expansion from jumping puzzles (as a supplement to dig sites) to a certain pet trainer I’ll be able to battle. Hopefully, I can start levelling up the profession very soon.

See You in Gorgrond

See You in Gorgrond

After a certain tweet about a name change to my NPC yesterday, I was looking to see if my character’s name had changed on WoWHead and was so excited to see a pinned location in Gorgrond. OMG! I had to log in and see her for myself. The good news is, she’s pretty close to Beastwatch – your outpost location for the zone. From there, all you have to do is head southeast to the Overlook Ruins.

Cymre Brightblade feature

When you talk to her, she says:

This land is rich with treasure and adventure, and I’m not going to miss any of it.

However, I could spare some time to show you a few of my artifacts in action, if you prove yourself. Come back when you’ve mastered the pets of Draenor.

<This battle pet trainer requires a level three Pet Menagerie in your garrison>

Whoa, a level three menagerie requires the following:

  • Town Hall (Level 3) – which is only available at max level
  • Draenic Pet Battler – Win 1000 pet battles in Draenor to obtain the Level 3 menagerie blueprint

Edit: It seems this will change in the next build:

I love the fact that her pets are just pottering around and she even has a tent, some archaeology tools and artifacts lying around. It makes me wonder what her speech options will be though.

Her team consists of a mechanical, undead and magic pet, just like the archaeology and enchanting lookalikes but even though the lantern threw me at first, it seems to be a unique archaeological find of mine, err hers.

Gyrexle, the Eternal MechanicLaunch Rocket, Railgun, Repair
Idol of DecayDark Rebirth, Swarm of Flies, Rot
Wishbright LanternArcane Blast, Illuminate, Wish

Looks like a pretty nasty team but I’m up for the challenge. How about you?

Any of this could change before the release but in the meantime, check out the video.

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