Loremaster Junahu

Bearer of Quel’Delar

Sunday I was working on Loremaster on Juna. I finished up Zul’Drak and moved to the final zone .. 17 quests left in Icecrown. I worked on those some and had a heck of a time. I won’t say how many times I died…I’ll just say that soloing 5-man group quests in Naxx gear with a level 78 pet is not advisable. Doable, but it took some strategy and learning.  Definitely more tiring than the putzing around I did in every other zone.

So before I called it for the evening, I went to Orgrimmar to turn in my mysterious object from one of the Rifts and pick up the new elemental invasion quests. While I was there, I hit up the AH to sell some leather and browse. I had made quite a sum from questing, and it was burning a hole in my pocket.

‘Ooh, what do we have here? 5500 for a Battered Hilt?! I wonder if any of those quests count towards Loremaster in Icecrown. Hm, but I only have 5200 … but look! The bid price is only 4k.’ (slap down the cash and cross the fingers)

Log in Monday after work expecting to have 4k gold in the mail. I was actually quite surprised to have this instead …

Score. I wasted no time getting started on the questline. The first parts were very easy, and quite fun. Yeah, the laundry was just a rehash of the Kungaloosh brewing, but it was still cute. And the best part is the dressing up afterwards.

That’s Bear resting on the left there. The bear family special ability, Rest, is the best thing evar. Unfortunately for poor Bear, I was able to run right into the Alliance portal area in my disguise … but the guards wouldn’t let him come in with me. So he kept getting ported out repeatedly. It was pretty funny.

Once I retrieved the book and went back to Quel’Delar’s Rest with it, Blood Queen Lanathel showed up to give us a lore lesson on the history of the blade.

Following that were trips to Pit of Saron, Forge of Souls, and Halls of Reflection, to reforge, temper, and subdue the sword. Naturally I screenshotted all of the dialogue, but this post will be screenshot-heavy as it is, so I chose only the most interesting ones to include.

I had already done FoS on regular, so I was able to go straight to PoS … although I did secure the awesome DPS of my friend Skeetter to carry my fail huntering abilities through heroic PoS. (Thanks Hono, you rock!) I hit up heroic FoS on my own through LFD since the only thing required there was to temper the blade after the instance is complete. (Not ONE single piece of hunter loot dropped in either instance. What are the odds?) And that was the end of Monday night because it was after 1am.

Last night after finishing off our short-manned Naxx-25 achievement run, I hopped back on Juna. I knew I didn’t want to queue for HoR if I could help it … I was afraid of what might happen if I got in there to do the quest with random strangers. So I went and tried to solo it. I’d get the thing half down before the MS debuff on my pet became too much to handle.  I might have figured out a way to do it if I had to, but after two attempts, a warlock acquaintance logged on, so I whispered him to see if he would mind helping for a couple of minutes. Fortunately, he was willing to fly out and do it, and we made quick work of it and then wasted twice as much time afterwards just standing there chatting. haha. (Thanks again, Wredwins, you rule!)

Instances out of the way, the next step was to purify the subdued sword in the Sunwell. Yes, that Sunwell, the one on the Isle of Quel’Danas. Before they would let me in, though, the elves required me to obtain the blessing of the sword’s last bearer, Thalorian Dawnseeker.  So I had to ride out to the end of the Dead Scar and seek out his shade. After helping fight off some Scourge, I was rewarded with his blessing.

Blessing secured, the elves were … well, maybe not happy to, but at least willing to, escort me to the Sunwell.

I cleansed the blade in the Sunwell, and of course once the elven leaders that were gathered there realized what it was … well, it’s probably no surprise that Lor’themar Theron tried to claim it for himself.

Reforged, tempered, subdued, and cleansed … the mighty blade was taken once more to Quel’Delar’s Rest, where I was instructed to take it to the Violet Citadel to receive at long last my very own runeblade.

Huzzah! That’s one achievement I had been hoping to get for a long time. The quest line was totally worth the 4k gold.

Armed with my new weapon, and minus 350 more gold for a Massacre enchant, I headed back to Icecrown to finish off four more quests and get Loremaster. The added boost to my dps was enough to make a group quest I had struggled to finish just two days before, much easier to actually succeed at. And so, months after I started (I took lots of breaks what can I say) … ta da …

Now, to find the 8 quests I need to get Seeker.

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8 Responses to “Loremaster Junahu”

  1. DarthRegis Says:

    Your quest: To find the Holy Grail!

    (And congrats!)

  2. gromitdaddy Says:

    And a hearty, heartfelt !!!CONGRATS!!! on both the sword and the title!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now you can go for “The Insane” 😀 😀

  3. Troutwort Says:

    Congratulations! That is awesome on both accounts! Well deserved!

  4. koalabear21 Says:

    Grats hun!!!! 😀

  5. slice213 Says:

    Grats on LM!

  6. samueltempus Says:

    From one Loremaster to another, Grats!

    I got Seeker with about 200 quests to go. I’m shocked that you still need 8!

    – Sam

  7. repgrind Says:

    Horde needs fewer quests to complete Loremaster than Alliance does. Quite a lot less actually. Like 550 and 685 on EK and Kalimdor as compared to 700 on each for Alliance.

  8. Titles | Reputation Grind Says:

    […] the first character I ever rolled. Who knew she would lead to this? She wears Loremaster because she was the toon who achieved it, BEFORE Cataclysm changed the zones and you had to guess […]

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