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Journey through the Valley of the Four Winds

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A tranquil plain of lush farmland, bordered by dense mysterious jungles along the south and impassable mountains to the north. The valley is considered the “breadbasket” of Pandaria, but the year’s harvest is in jeopardy and a terrible malaise has overcome the pandaren that live along the coast. The valley is also the home of the legendary Stormstout Brewery, where Chen Stormstout and his niece Li Li hope to journey to discover the whereabouts of their long-lost ancestors.

When you first enter the second area open to players from the Jade Forest, you are met with Chen and Li Li. From the initial dialogue, it appears she isn’t afraid to speak her mind.

The Valley itself is a lush area filled with an abundance of farmland and variety of crops which makes it the agricultural centre of Pandaria. It’s also home to the Stormstout Brewery where Chen will will ask you to help clear the Brewery as well as discovering what happened to his long lost ancestors.

One of the first things you’ll notice here are the extremely large vegetables said to be the result of the water flowing down from Vale of Eternal Blossoms for over a millennia. If you decide to explore the area as I did before questing, you’ll see part of the Great Wall showing it’s first cracks as the only thing dividing the violent Mantid race from the Pandaren.

Here you’ll also begin your reputation grind with the Tillers. Every day farmers will come to the farmer’s market, the social hub of the Valley, with different problems and providing daily quests:

  • You will help Farmer Yoon fix up his overgrown farm, which in turn will show your progress with the faction.
  • You can clear plots of land and plant things like cooking ingredients, herbalism nodes, gifts for the different NPCs to build your reputation. You then come back the next day to harvest what has grown.

You will be able to decorate the farm as you gain reputation. For example, you can add some pigs and slop, some other animals, and grow an apple orchard.

Other characters of note include Hemet Nesingwary and son. You know he was bound to make an appearance somewhere in Pandaria as he hasn’t failed to do so in past x-pacs. I love the name of the hot air balloon… The Killem’ Jaro

Oh, and one other thing… those turtles are really annoying…

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The Jade Serpent

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While questing in The Jade Forest, you’ll find the main chain leads you directly into the Temple of the Jade Serpent. Not only do you end up questing inside the temple but it’s also the location of the first dungeon you encounter, in an attempt to undo a lot of bad stuff that’s been happening as a result.

Before embarking on our journey, however, Coolidge stated that he would need some sustenance by stopping at his favourite noodle bar beforehand. Boys and their stomachs. /Sheesh!

Players begin by tracking down jade shipments for a sassy pandaren, Foreman Mann.

From there, you’re asked to make some jade deliveries…

Once enough Jade is collected, you’re tasked with sending word of the progress to Yu’Lon. Yu’Lon puts you through a series of tests to prove your honesty before talking directly to you. Here you’ll do quests in the Heart of Jade, Scrollkeeper’s Sanctum and Fountain of the Overseeing subsections of the Temple.

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Finally, Yu’Lon will fly you around the jade statue, still under construction, talking about her hopes to fuse her spirit with the finished product. However, there’s still a few unsolved mysteries to solve. Most importantly, the increased presence of the Sha, the physical manifestation of negative energy.

All-in-all this was a very enjoyable chain of events which does in fact lead you into the Dungeon. There also aren’t too many cut scenes which seemed to be overly done in Uldum, which I think is a good thing.

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Love Story – Lo and Syra

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Dawn’s Blossom is the venue where we aid two pandaren from rival brewmaster families, the Goldendrafts and the Wanderbrews who fall in love and end up winning the blessings of the pandriarchs ancestral spirits.

We first meet Lo when he asks us to gather some silk as he wants to impress Syra.

As he rushes off to show his beloved the silk we collected for him, Kai Wanderbrew appears looking for his son.

Have you seen my son, Lo? He was here a moment ago and I told him we were leaving today.

I’m sure he’s off trying to woo that young Syra Goldendraft. That is the very reason we need to leave!

No son of mine is going to run off with a Goldendraft!

Could you ask around and see if anyone knows where he went?

Peiji Goldendraft at the inn might know where his daughter is. You may also want to ask Lo’s friends Toya and Yufi. They may tell you more than they told me.

That Wanderbrew? Why would a Goldendraft ever know where a Wanderbrew is? Their family has always been a scar on our beautiful town’s reputation.

To make things worse, that filthy creation is probably making eyes at my daughter. That I will not have!

If you see either him or my daughter you tell them as much for me.

Lo? Sure. I’ve been sent to hunt him down lots of times. Well, him and Syra Goldendraft.

Best places to look for them are either the inn or the Arboretum.

It’s easy to locate people you need to talk to as the chat bubble is visible from the map.

I have not seen Lo since he made off with my student, Syra. They were heading east toward the Arboretum.

It will not go well if their parents learn of this. The Wanderbrews and the Goldendrafts have had a long standing feud.

Inkmaster Wei nearby states that Syra and Lo may be found at the Shrine of the Dawn, seeking an answer to their dilemma amongst the pandriarchs of old.

At the Shrine, Syra says to you:

My love, Lo, tried to get permission to marry me from the pandriarchs. Though they have passed beyond, their favor would carry a lot of weight.

Thing is, they are spirits, and none of the gifts or tributes we brought impress them. To win their favor they claimed that either Lo or a champion must defeat them in single combat.

Lo is a good man, but not a fighter.

Would you be our champion?

After defeating all three Pandariachs, the two are ecstatic. Syra tells you:

Fantastic! thank you so much! With their blessing we can be the happiest pandaren in all the land!

Toya, Peiji Goldendraft, and Kai Wanderbrew walk up.

Toya says: Here they are. See, told you I could find anyone or anything.
Lo Wanderbrew says:
Mister Goldendraft, I humbly ask permission to marry your daughter Syra.
Peiji Goldendraft says:
What?! This is preposterous.
Kai Wanderbrew says:
Son! What are you doing! She’s a Goldendraft.
Lo Wanderbrew says:
It is not her name I am interested in. It is her. She is the kindest, nicest, prettiest person I have ever met.
Peiji Goldendraft says: My Syra will NOT be seen with the likes of a Wanderbrew.
Syra Goldendraft says:
No, father, I will. Lo was willing to fight the Pandriarchs for me. It took Cymre to champion us but they consented.
Peiji Goldendraft yells:
They agreed?!
Kai Wanderbrew yells:
They agreed?!
Lo Wanderbrew says:
Yes. And now, with your permission, I would like to ask for your daughter’s hand.
Peiji Goldendraft says:
Well… um… I…
Kai Wanderberw says:
Come on Peiji. I don’t like it any better than you do but there is honor in the Pandriarchs’ blessings.
Peiji Goldendraft says:
Fine. What’s done is done. But don’t think I will ever like this. Or you, Kai.
Kai Wanderbrew says:
Same. Now lets get these kids back to Dawn’s Blossom.

Toya says: Wow! That was amazing. What’s next, Cymre? Think you can get the hozen and the jinyu to get along?

This was a lovely side chain that was quick to do. I look forward to doing this again on live since I’m a sucker for the romantic stuff :P

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