Leader of the Lorewalkers
"Every good story needs a hero!"
Lorewalker Cho is the leader of the pandaren Lorewalkers. His kindly demeanor, boundless curiosity and saint-like patience has made him something of an informal ambassador of Pandaren culture to the Horde and Alliance. While not a fighter, Cho accompanies the players on numerous adventures throughout Pandaria, usually providing lore and background to current situations. He can be found at various locations in Jade Forest and Kun-Lai Summit, as well as Mogu'shan Vaults. Cho can also be seen during The Wanderer's Festival at Turtle Beach of Krasarang Wilds. His ever-trusting personality serves as a foil to the wary Taran Zhu.
This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.
Mists of Pandaria
As Alliance, you arrive at a pandaren hut and you see an alcohol beverage and you drink to see visions of Varian/Goldrinn a.k.a Lo'Gosh, Anduin and surprisingly Garrosh. Mere moments later, Cho walks up and endorses you with water to wake up from his dream brew. He wanted to know why that particular person is here. So, the Alliance adventurer shows him a option of pictures you can draw with the palm of you're hand. The adventurer can show him Prince Anduin Wrynn, something abstract or something heroic. He'll follow what your people are in due time, though they had much in common according to Cho. Lastly, the adventurer feeds his birds and he'll welcome you in open arms of any service possible. Letting him know of Anduin Wrynn, the adventurer must meditate to find where he is. After a successful meditation, it shows the White Pawn being chased by Hozen. Then, you depart to go help Anduin Wrynn and will see Lorewalker Cho later.
As Horde, you arrive at the Hozen villages and take out Dook Ookem. Shortly afterward, the Hozen fear the Horde adventurer and Cho jumps down and greets them. He said that he saw them in a Skyship and has many question for them. Meeting him at the Cave of Words to know what he has to say. First, he tells the Horde adventurers about the Mogu, then you ride with him to talk about who a Lorewalker is. It's like a historian he says. Him and other Lorewalkers will put together their lore piece by piece. In order to do so, he needs information from tablets and scrolls from the place called Circle of Bone to collect lore for him. One tablet explains of a Hozen warlord many years ago. Second tablet gets researched until a bloodthirsty monster called a Saurok appears. Pandaren have been trying to communicate with these beasts and won't stop trying. At last, he wants to know about your people. Heading towards the Circle of Stone of where his Great Grandfather showed Cho of his ancestors. Now, it's the Horde adventurers to tell the tale and the Lorewalker was pleased. After all that information is digested, he sends you back with the local hozen at a Hozen Camp for welcoming them to the Horde and will see him later.
When both the Alliance and Horde adventurers reach Dawn's Blossom, you find him with Pandaren children and explains of this is the heart of the Jade Forest. If the adventurers can make an impression, Cho asks that the adventurers are to help the people here to earn a reputation and become well known to Pandaria.
Later near Emperor's Omen, you find him with Foreman Mann and she is worried about her husband. Lorewalker Cho wants us to be introduce ourselves to her but is worried about many things. Rescue him and she will be most please to help of what's about to come.
Before preparations for both the Alliance and Horde about to commence, Cho has found something and wants you to go with him as soon as possible. Leaving your faction behind would cost a lot but still have no choice but to go anyway. The wants to be used to see the last piece of the puzzle. During the Battle for Serpent's Heart, it shown that Emperor Shaohao the last Pandaren Emperor that he hid a negative emotion known as Doubt. The Sha of Doubt came before Cho and he is horrified of this creature. He said it was just a myth but it really happened before his eyes. Now, the adventurers need to clear the manifestation by using Mishi and close the Sha spikes so it can stop creating more Sha. Then land near Serpent's Heart and rescue your faction companions. Shortly afterward, Cho and Fei (Yu'lon the Jade Serpent), stand aside from each other shunned. Talk to the Jade Serpent for going to the Valley of the Four Winds to find what the adventurers quest holds.
In Kun-Lai Summit, you get a note from Mishka/Shademaster Kiryn that Cho had seen something in the mountains. You see him at a Grummle camp called: One Keg. He travels to Seeker's Point to obtain , then you stay connected with him with a device and go into every tomb with Kun-Lai and look for clues of where the Thunder King slept. During hours of looking into all the tombs, had to battle Zandalar Trolls and Mogu after another. Later, you finally discover the rest of the Thunder King. The tablet reads thus read by Lorewalker Cho:
- Lorewalker Cho says: Under Kun-Lai Thunder sleeps...
- Lorewalker Cho says: The storm long spent there rests...
- Lorewalker Cho says: But blood of brother kingdom keeps...
- Lorewalker Cho says: Alive the dispossessed...
- Lorewalker Cho says: By Zandalari blood he will be taken...
- Lorewalker Cho says: To Zandalari Voice he will awaken...
Cho surprised of what happens next. A troll named Prophet Khar'zul leads a team of Zandalar Trolls to take the corpse of Lei Shen out of the tomb and is planning to resurrect him from the Isle of Reckoning. Sadly, it was too late to take before hand. Cho sends word to Lin Whispercloud and Shin Whispercloud of what's happening near the seas of Kun-Lai and must be prepared for massive waves of Mogu and Trolls. It was too late when the adventurers arrive that Zouchin Province was in smoke and ash. The assault had begun. The adventurers and Lorewalker Cho were aware of the situation at hand, not Lin Whispercloud, Shin Whispercloud and others in the town. Continuous waves of Trolls came one by one for us being distracted while the ritual or resurrecting Lei Shen was in progress. Hours gone by and the townsfolk had captured a Zandalari Prisoner. They persuade him for hours until Lorewalker Cho told the adventurers of the situation. They gone upstairs and persuade the prisoner together. It was too late, that the prisoner told them that the Thunder King was successfully resurrected by the troll Prophets. You had no choice by to engage the Isle of Reckoning regardless, and killing them so nothing more is brought back into the world. The aftermath of Lei Shen was another problem to be dealt with for another time.
At last, his home or his library nonetheless, is where he's permanently at in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms known as the Seat of Knowledge. Speak with him of anything particular like knowing more of Pandaria. Though yet he wonders why Brann Bronzebeard is there.
The Thunder King
The lorewalker wants to know what's happening and understand what's going on. He invites the adventurer to look into a recent activity in Dun Morogh, what's happening in the Vale and what's to come. He wishes he could see everything to the end, but said he's a "storyteller".
Siege of Orgrimmar
Cho traveled to the Timeless Isle meeting with Anduin Wrynn, Wrathion and Kairoz. After Wrathion is ready to grant the adventurer his final reward, Cho and Wrathion travelled back to the Seat where they narrated the final story about the adventurer. Cho was uneasy about what way Wrathion's part of the story is was heading. Cho is also part of the Celestial Tournament with his companions - Knowledge, Patience and Wisdom.
Cho is also present in the Vale of Eternal Sorrow's part of the Siege of Orgrimmar, commenting on Immerseus, The Fallen Protectors and Norushen. He then found wounded Taran Zhu and brought him to safety for recuperate. After the fall of Sha of Pride, Cho returned with Lor'themar Theron and Jaina Proudmoore. He ultimately witnessed the aftermath of the Siege, where Taran Zhu takes Garrosh to Pandaria for a trial. Cho commented that the adventurers freed Pandaria from the grasp of Sha, something that even titans and mogu could not do.
Lorewalker Cho within the Inner Sanctum.
After this, he witnessed the ghost of Emperor Shaohao planted a new tree beginning with the healing of the Vale.
- What you have achieved today will shape the face of Pandaria for thousands of years to come.
- Thank you, hero. The Lorewalkers shall pass your story down from generation to generation.
At Dawn's Blossom:
At Emperor's Omen:
At Serpent's Heart:
Vale of Eternal Blossoms
- Pre Patch 5.4
- Upon completing exploration achievements
Siege of Orgrimmar
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Cho sends a letter entitled A Well-Deserved Accomplishment to all players who reach level 90. Attached is a single .
With the war in Pandaria coming to a head, he will also send a letter calling for adventurers' help, starting the breadcrumb quest :
My humble land has become the center of a worldwide storm. Events are moving very quickly between the Alliance and the Horde. Can you help me make sense of it all? Please visit me at the Seat of Knowledge in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, above the entrance to Mogushan Palace. We must speak!
Your friend, Lorewalker Cho
The Thunder King trailer
His speech is transcribed below:
Pandaria, her hills of gold
In dark and mournful times of old
Did once a hopeless horror hold
When from her sacred veil did spring
With storm and flash, a monstrous thing
His name Lei Shen, the Thunder King
His thunder boomed across the land
And none who dared and fought could stand
Against the iron tyrant’s hand
Gather heroes, sound the drums
The Thunder King comes
The Thunder King comes
<name>! I am delighted to see that you are celebrating the Wanderer's Festival with us!
It is often said that pandaren are not the adventurous sort. But look around at these faces - ah, you see? The starry eyes of dreamers!
I should think that someday soon, there will be many more pandaren adventurers to speak of, making a difference all over the world. Don't you think?
- Pandaria welcomes you.
- How does today find you?
- Now cut that out!
- Stop now! Don't poke the bear!
- History will make note of your deeds.
- Eyes open, always be learning.
- Tread lightly.
- Jade Serpent guide you.
- Every good story needs a hero.
- It is speculated that Lorewalker Cho's ancestors were agents of Nozdormu due to Cho's ancestor Lorewalker Chang wearing a Keepers of Time tabard.
- Notes from a developer meeting, it was asked if Lorewalker Cho's ancestors were agents of Nozdormu, of which Blizzard replied: "A: only time will tell ;-)"
- It has also been speculated that Lorewalker Cho himself may be a Watcher of the Bronze Dragonflight as well in order to keep an accurate history of Pandaria.
- Cho is voiced by Jim Cummings.
- Battle of Serpent's Heart
- Hellscream's Downfall (Alliance)
- Hellscream's Downfall (Horde)
- Why do we fight?
- The Ballad of Liu Lang
- Between a Saurok and a Hard Place
- The Dark Heart of the Mogu
- Fish Tails
- Heart of the Mantid Swarm
- Hozen in the Mist
- The Seven Burdens of Shaohao
- The Song of the Yaungol
- What is Worth Fighting For
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.