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NeutralThe Earthen Ring
The-Maelstrom.jpg
Main leader IconSmall ThrallShaman.gif Thrall
Secondary leaders IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Muln Earthfury
IconSmall Nobundo.gif Nobundo
Race(s) OrcOrc Orc

Mag'harMag'har Mag'har orc
TaurenTauren Tauren
TaunkaTaunka Taunka
TrollTroll Troll
DraeneiDraenei Draenei
DwarfDwarf Dwarf
GoblinGoblin Goblin

Broken Broken
Base of operations Temple of Earth (Deepholm)

Eastern Earthshrine (Eastern Kingdoms)

Western Earthshrine (Kalimdor)
  Formerly Twilight Citadel (former, Twilight Highlands)[1]
Theater of operations Azeroth, Elemental Plane, Outland
Affiliation Cenarion Circle
Reputation
Quartermaster IconSmall Broken Male.gif Provisioner Arok
Tabard Tabard of the Earthen Ring.jpg

The Earthen Ring is the most influential shamanistic organization on Azeroth. The Earthen Ring is a shamanistic group dedicated to studying and preserving the elements. They have forgotten more about crazy old gods, ancient legends and lore than most scholars will ever know.[2] It is led by a group known as the Elder Council, and members of the Earthen Ring believe that the Forsaken can be cured of the plague of undeath.[3] Although Horde-based, some of the Earthen Ring are diplomatic towards the Alliance and a select few are closely associated with it.

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Description

This gathering of the most powerful shaman of Azeroth seeks to maintain the balance between the world's elemental forces. Their main focus during the cataclysm has been to repair and stabilize the damage caused by Deathwing's arrival.

The organization known as the Earthen Ring is a collection of mighty shaman and other followers of the elements. Unlike its sinister adversary, the Twilight's Hammer cult, the Ring sees balance and harmony in the elements - not simply chaos and destruction.

The destructive properties of the elements are in full display following the events of the Cataclysm, and so the Earthen Ring has traveled to places as distant as the waters of Vashj'ir and the domain of Deepholm in the hopes of preventing or repairing the worst damages of Deathwing and his followers. The Ring's present goal - preventing the total destruction of Azeroth - seems impossibly broad, but it attracts followers from nearly every walk of life.

Those who would assist the Earthen Ring will find themselves rewarded with items that reflect the wisdom and primal power of the elements.[4]

History

Contrary to what many have come to believe, the Earthen Ring was not established to counter the actions of the Twilight's Hammer; that particular conflict arose later. The group was originally founded to maintain the harmony between the elemental spirits. The spirits of the elements are by nature chaotic and prone to destructive outbursts, but equally are capable of forming symbiotic relationships with all other things. These intricate interrelationships constitute the very fabric of Azeroth, and are what makes life on it possible. The shaman who founded the Earthen Ring acted on a growing premonition that they had to begin to directly prevent the elements from entering states of great imbalance, or all life would soon face a mortal threat. After several meetings and pacts, these elder shaman founded what is now known as the Earthen Ring.[citation needed] While members of the organization have never been overly visible in the past, the Shattering caused by the corrupted Dragon Aspect Deathwing severely weakened the barriers between the elemental planes, and destructive elemental activity is rapidly increasing across the face of Azeroth. Today, the Earthen Ring has never been more vital to the world's survival, and its necessity stands as a testament to the foresight of its founders. Shaman connected to the Earthen Ring work tirelessly to keep the elementals pacified, attempting to ensure their feuds cannot destabilize the world beyond a critical threshold.

Background

Shaman

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World of Warcraft

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The Burning Crusade

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As the Horde reached Outland, their homeworld (formerly "Draenor"), they were able to bolster their ranks within the Earthen Ring in Nagrand in the shadow of Oshu'gun, the Spirit Mountain where orcs traveled for generations in search of shamanistic wisdom in connection with the Ancestors and the Elements. As draenei are also now embracing shamanism, there are even broken and Draenei shamans within the Earthen Ring. They originally started out as a group of Horde sages, but when some of them moved to Outland they incorporated broken into their ranks. Their main goal is to heal Outland.

Elemental Unrest

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Cataclysm

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The Earthen Ring is responsible for preserving the world after the disaster caused by Deathwing's exit from Deepholm. His breakout from the Elemental Plane has shattered the World Pillar that bore the weight of all magnetic and elemental forces there, and all of Deepholm would collapse into Azeroth if left unchecked. Several members of the organization are also involved in the unfolding events in Vashj'ir. Their task is to protect the Abyssal Maw and aid the servants of Neptulon in their war against the Naga. The organization's ranks were added to with the inclusion of Wildhammer dwarves and goblins.

Its members are also present in the Twilight Highlands.

During the Old Gods' assault on Wyrmrest Temple, several members of the Earthen Ring that had interacted with players in previous zones may have died protecting Thrall as he transported the Dragon Soul to the Aspects in a scene that parallelled the Argent Crusade captains' encounter with Sister Svalna.

Tides of War

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After the death of Deathwing, Muln stepped down from his position as the leader of the Ring and Thrall became the main leader. Its members continued to heal the world from Maelstrom. Some time after the discovery of Pandaria the task was finished.

RPG information

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The Earthen Ring is the shaman organization of Azeroth. Its main goal is to maintain the balance between the world and the elementals that dwell upon it. Talking to and dealing with the spirits of the elements, members of the Earthen Ring try to keep the spirits pacified as well as prevent them from raising havoc on Azeroth. Relatively little of the Earthen Ring's time is spent on hunting down rogue elementals and cultists. However, elemental activity is on the rise on Azeroth, so the Earthen Ring is getting busier. Some believe that the role of the organization in the preservation of the world has become essential.[5]

History in the RPG

Contrary to what some believe, the Earthen Ring was not created in order to fight the Twilight's Hammer; that particular conflict arose later. The group was actually formed to keep in check the elemental spirits. These spirits are by nature chaotic and destructive, but also capable of reasoning and clever actions.

The tauren have had shaman for quite a while now, but the Earthen Ring group itself is of more recent origin. People outside the group only noticed its existence about 150 years ago. The founding shaman believed that someone had to prevent the elemental forces from wreaking havoc; otherwise, the world would be in danger Thus, after several meetings and pacts, they founded what is now known as the Earthen Ring. With the passing years, the group, which was at first made exclusively of tauren, began to include a growing number of orcs. Each race now makes up about half the group.

While members of the Earthen Ring have not been overly active in the past, the events of the Third War weakened the dimensional barriers all around Azeroth and elemental activity is now on the rise. Indeed, the Earthen Ring has never been more necessary. Agents of the group work hard to pacify the elementals, thus ensuring they do not cause trouble in the world.[5]

Forsaken and the Horde

When the Forsaken first asked to join the Horde, Thrall would have refused if it were not for the Earthen Ring's urgings. According to Thrall, a council of sages, known as the Earthen Ring, asked him to allow the Forsaken into the Horde. They claimed that the Forsaken battle demons that Thrall’s own race is still fighting to this day. To turn his back on the Forsaken was to forget the horrors the orc race fought for generations.[6]

Reputation rewards

Provisioner Arok
<Earthen Ring Quartermaster>
Item Cost Type
Friendly  [Tabard of the Earthen Ring] 1g Tabard
Honored  [Helm of Temperance] 35g 10s 20c Cloth Head (caster)
 [Mantle of Moss] 52g 28s 61c Mail Shoulder (physical)
 [Pendant of Elemental Balance] 21g 37s 37c Neck (spirit)
 [Stone-Wrapped Greaves] 81g 59s 45c Plate Legs (tank)
Revered  [Cloak of Ancient Wisdom] 36g 56s 6c Cloak (caster)
 [Leggings of Clutching Roots] 61g 16s 42c Leather Legs (spirit)
 [Peacemaker's Breastplate] 85g 95s 18c Plate Chest (caster)
 [Softwind Cape] 37g 10s 87c Cloak (agility)
Exalted  [Earthmender's Boots] 79g 88s 90c Mail Feet (spirit)
 [Flamebloom Gloves] 35g 47s 62c Cloth Hands (caster)
 [Signet of the Elder Council] 21g 37s 37c Ring (agility)
 [World Keeper's Gauntlets] 62g 65s 57c Plate Hands (spirit)

 

shortcut iconSee also: Cataclysm reputation rewards

Gaining Reputation

Reputation can be gained by completing non-repeatable quests and by championing. There are no repeatable quests available for earning reputation with the Earthen Ring. The non-repeatable quests are located in Vashj'ir, Deepholm, and Twilight Highlands, and in some of the dungeon instances in those zones (see Earthen Ring quests). The Thrall quests added in 4.2 also give some reputation points.

Known members

Name Location
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Neutral Muln Earthfury The Rift The Maelstrom
IconSmall ThrallShaman.gif Horde Thrall The Rift The Maelstrom
IconSmall Nobundo.gif Alliance Farseer Nobundo The Rift The Maelstrom
IconSmall Mag'har Female.gif Neutral Aggra The Rift The Maelstrom
IconSmall Wildhammer Male.gif Neutral Gavan Grayfeather Unknown
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Earthmender Gorboto The Deathforge Shadowmoon Valley
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Earthmender Sophurus Wildhammer Stronghold Shadowmoon Valley
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Neutral Earthmender Splinthoof Shadowmoon Village Shadowmoon Valley
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Neutral Earthmender Torlok Altar of Damnation Shadowmoon Valley
IconSmall Orc Female.gif Neutral Earthmender Wilda Coilskar Cistern Shadowmoon Valley
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Elementalist Ioki Telaar Nagrand
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Elementalist Lo'ap Throne of the Elements Nagrand
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Elementalist Morgh Throne of the Elements Nagrand
IconSmall Mag'har Female.gif Neutral Elementalist Sharvak Throne of the Elements Nagrand
IconSmall Mag'har Male.gif Neutral Elementalist Untrag Throne of the Elements Nagrand
IconSmall Mag'har Male.gif Neutral Elementalist Yal'hah Garadar Nagrand
IconSmall Orc Female.gif Kettara Bloodthirst Killed in Feralas
IconSmall Draenei Female.gif Krelna Mulgore
IconSmall Tauren Female.gif Lenka Mulgore
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Oreg Earthfury Mulgore
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Shotoa Deceased
IconSmall Troll Male.gif Zur'ak Firefist Mulgore
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Erunak Stonespeaker Vash'jir Kelp'thar Forest, Shimmering Expanse, Abyssal Depths
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Neutral Earthmender Duarn Shimmering Expanse Vashj'ir
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Alliance Farseer Eannu The Great Forge Ironforge
IconSmall Troll Male.gif Horde Je'neu Sancrea Zoram'gar Outpost Ashenvale
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Neutral Rimblat Earthshatter Light's Hope Chapel Eastern Plaguelands
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Horde Gotura Fourwinds Grommash Hold Orgrimmar
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Horde Durak Flamespeaker Unknown
IconSmall Troll Female.gif Neutral Earthmender Norsala Various Locations Orgrimmar, later Deepholm & Twilight Highlands
IconSmall Wildhammer Female.gif Neutral Stormcaller Mylra Various Locations Ironforge, later Deepholm & Twilight Highlands
IconSmall Draenei Female.gif Alliance Nambria Stormwind Harbor Stormwind
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Provisioner Arok Silver Tide Hollow Shimmering Expanse
IconSmall Draenei Female.gif Neutral Wavespeaker Valoren Abyssal Maw Shimmering Expanse
IconSmall Tauren Female.gif Neutral Wavespeaker Tulra Vash'jir Shimmering Expanse, Abyssal Depths
IconSmall Wildhammer Male.gif Neutral Rendel Firetongue Kelp'thar Forest Shimmering Expanse
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Neutral Initiate Goldmine Various locations Deepholm, Twilight Highlands
IconSmall Draenei Female.gif Neutral Earthcaller Yevaa Various locations Deepholm, Twilight Highlands
IconSmall Draenei Male.gif Neutral Yuldris Smolderfury Temple of Earth Deepholm
IconSmall Draenei Female.gif Neutral Stormcaller Jalara Various Locations Deepholm, Twilight Highlands
IconSmall Draenei Male.gif Neutral Windspeaker Lorvarius Temple of Earth Deepholm
IconSmall Wildhammer Male.gif Neutral Hargoth Dimblaze Temple of Earth Deepholm
IconSmall Orc Female.gif Neutral Earthmender Narvra Temple of Earth Deepholm
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Seer Kormo Temple of Earth Deepholm
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Neutral Maruut Stonebinder Various Locations Thunder Bluff, Deepholm
IconSmall Wildhammer Male.gif Neutral Earthmender Govrum Temple of Earth Deepholm
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Caretaker Nuunwa Temple of Earth Deepholm
IconSmall Draenei Female.gif Neutral Mariahn the Soulcleanser Temple of Earth Deepholm
IconSmall Troll Male.gif Neutral Earthcaller Torunscar Various Locations Deepholm, Twilight Highlands
IconSmall Tauren Female.gif Neutral Tawn Winterbluff Various Locations Deepholm, Twilight Highlands
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Neutral Tharm Wildfire Various Locations Deepholm, Twilight Highlands
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Neutral Seer Galekk Temple of Earth Deepholm
IconSmall Taunka Male.gif Neutral Toshe Chaosrender Various Locations Vash'jir, Twilight Highlands
IconSmall Troll Male.gif Neutral Farseer Gadra Shimmering Expanse Vash'jir
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Neutral Derth Firesinger Shimmering Expanse Vash'jir
IconSmall Tauren Female.gif Neutral Moanah Stormhoof Kelp'thar Forest Vash'jir
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Neutral Earthwatcher Komo Shimmering Expanse Vash'jir
IconSmall Wildhammer Male.gif Neutral Earthwatcher Faldor Shimmering Expanse Vash'jir
IconSmall Orc Female.gif Neutral Felora Firewreath Shimmering Expanse Vash'jir
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Caretaker Movra Shimmering Expanse Vash'jir
IconSmall Tauren Female.gif Neutral Tender Aru Shimmering Expanse Vash'jir
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Neutral The Great Sambino Shimmering Expanse Vash'jir
IconSmall Goblin Female.gif Neutral Felice Shimmering Expanse Vash'jir
IconSmall Wildhammer Female.gif Neutral Earthwarden Yrsa Stonecore Deepholm
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Neutral Rehgar Earthfury Maelstrom
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Neutral Farseer Tooranu Grim Batol Twilight Highlands

Sub-forces

  • Earthwatchers[7]

Trivia

  • Mob and NPC members of the Earthen Ring usually have the title <The Earthen Ring>.

References

  1. ^ N [85] Portal Overload
  2. ^ H [27D] Je'neu of the Earthen Ring
  3. ^ H [38D] Compendium of the Fallen
  4. ^ The Earthen Ring - Game - World of Warcraft
  5. ^ a b Dark Factions, pg 148-149
  6. ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg 151
  7. ^ Earthwatcher Komo "The Earthwatchers won't allow faction squabbling to jeopardize the Earthen Ring's work here."

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