Designed to be a small supplement to my Garrison Guide, here are some of the followers which require more than one source of interaction.
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
Shh, act natural
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.
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.
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.
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.
Misplaced Scrolls – Skettis, Terrace of Dawn
Relic of the Outcasts – Skettis, Veil Zekk, Veil Terrok, Shadowglade, Nest of the Ravenspeaker, Sethekk Hollow
Smuggled Apexis Artifacts – top 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
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
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.
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.
Two new factions are tied to archaeology:
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
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.
East of Grom’gar, Frostfire Ridge
Wolfus (Beast) Bite, Call the Pack, Prowl
Fangra (Beast) Flurry, Dodge, Dazzling Dance
Wolfgar (Beast) Rip, Howl, Maul
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
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
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 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
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.
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!
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.
Both may be handed into Sallee Silvercamp in the Ruins of Na’gwa for some Steamwheedle Preservation Society rep.
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.
There are two quartermasters located in the Ashran outpost as well as Kwilax Fuseshiv in Nagrand.
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.
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.
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.
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 Mechanic – Launch Rocket, Railgun, Repair
Idol of Decay – Dark Rebirth, Swarm of Flies, Rot
Wishbright Lantern – Arcane 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.