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NeutralA Special Surprise
Start Knight Commander Plaguefist
End Knight Commander Plaguefist
Level 55 (Requires 55)
Category Death Knight
Experience 12250
Rewards 1 Bonus talent
85s
Previous A Cry For Vengeance!
Next A Sort Of Homecoming

Contents

Objectives

Knight Commander Plaguefist at the Chapel of the Crimson Flame has ordered you to execute <NPC>, an Argent Dawn prisoner inside the nearby prison house.

  • <NPC> slain

Description

We got here, tore the place apart, and headed toward the prison house. We weren't expecting what we found in there, <name>. Seems the Crusade's been real busy. That whole thing is full of Argent Dawn prisoners. Most of them were already dead by the time we arrived, but a few were still breathing.

I was about to go in there and execute the rest of them, but I think you should have the honors. In particular, there's a real feisty <race> in there that I think you'll take great pleasure in executing.

Rewards

You will receive: 85s and 1 Bonus talent

Progress

How does it feel?

Completion

Felt good, didn't it? You're not one of them anymore, <name>. You're Scourge. You're one of us. Forever...

Notes

If you have a pet ghoul, put him on passive. Otherwise he attacks and kills the target before you can draw blood, depriving you of credit for the kill. Also, if you don't kill him/her fast enough, another Death Knight can. However, if you don't kill him, no one gets the credit, as the prisoner will die from their injuries. It's possible that this was maybe as an oversight or to stop others from kill stealing.

Players get a slightly different version of this quest based on their race.

The blood elf version targets Lady Eonys:

Lady Eonys says: Come to finish the job, have you?
Lady Eonys says: You'll look me in the eyes when...
Lady Eonys says: <Name>?
Lady Eonys says: <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
Lady Eonys says: Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember the majestic halls of Silvermoon City, where you were born. Remember the splendor of life, <brother/sister>. You were a champion of the sin'dorei once! This isn't you.
Lady Eonys says: Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Lady Eonys says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Silvermoon. This world is worth saving!
Lady Eonys says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

The draenei version targets Valok the Righteous:

Valok the Righteous says: Come to finish the job, have you?
Valok the Righteous says: You'll look me in the eyes when...
Valok the Righteous says: <Name>?
Valok the Righteous says: <Name>, I'd recognize those face tentacles anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
Valok the Righteous says: You don't remember me, do you? Blasted Scourge... They've tried to drain you of everything that made you a righteous force of reckoning. Every last ounce of good... Everything that made you a draenei!
Valok the Righteous says: Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember the proud mountains of Argus, where you were born. Remember the splendor of life, <brother/sister>. You were a champion of the draenei once! This isn't you.
Valok the Righteous says: Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Valok the Righteous says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Argus. Don't let that happen to this world.
Valok the Righteous says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

The dwarf version targets Donovan Pulfrost:

Donovan Pulfrost says: Come to finish the job, have ye?
Donovan Pulfrost says: Well this son o' Ironforge would like...
Donovan Pulfrost says: <Name>?
Donovan Pulfrost says: <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to ye, <lad/lass>?
Donovan Pulfrost says: Ye don't remember me, do ye? Blasted Scourge... They've tried to drain ye o' everything that made ye a righteous force o' reckoning. Every last ounce o' good... Everything that made you a <son/daughter> of Ironforge!
Donovan Pulfrost says: Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember the snow capped mountains o' Dun Morogh! Ye were born there, <lad/lass>. Remember the splendor o' life, <name>! Ye were a champion o' the dwarves once! This isn't ye!
Donovan Pulfrost says: Listen to me, <name>. Ye must fight against the Lich King's control. He's a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use ye to accomplish his goals. Ye were once a hero and ye can be again. Fight, damn ye! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Donovan Pulfrost says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both <name>... For KHAAAAAAAAZZZ MODAAAAAANNNNNN!!!
Donovan Pulfrost says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

The Forsaken version targets Antoine Brack:

Antoine Brack says: Come to finish the job, have you?
Antoine Brack says: Ironic, isn't it? To be killed...
Antoine Brack says: <Name>?
Antoine Brack says: <Name>, I'd recognize that decay anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
Antoine Brack says: You don't remember me, do you? We were humans once - long, long ago - until Lordaeron fell to the Scourge. Your transformation to a Scourge zombie came shortly after my own. Not long after that, our minds were freed by the Dark Lady.
Antoine Brack says: A pact was made, <brother/sister>! We vowed vengeance against the Lich King! For what he had done to us! We battled the Scourge as Forsaken, pushing them back into the plaguelands and freeing Tirisfal! You and I were champions of the Forsaken!
Antoine Brack says: Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals AGAIN. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Antoine Brack says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Tirisfal! This world is worth saving!
Antoine Brack says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

CataclysmThe goblin version targets Gally Lumpstain:

Gally Lumpstain says: C... can't we work this out somehow?
Gally Lumpstain says: Alright, j... just let me... let me st... stand up.
Gally Lumpstain says: <Name>?
Gally Lumpstain says: <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
Gally Lumpstain says: You don't remember me, <name>? I lost count of the number of jobs you and I ran back in the day on Kezan. Then I picked up a real bad  [Kaja'Cola] habit and you saved me! It was you who took me to Kalimdor to join the Steamwheedle Cartel. You were the only good goblin I knew. That's how I ended up in the Argent Dawn, because I knew it's what you woulda done. How could this have happened to you?
Gally Lumpstain says: Remember the goblin you once were, <brother/sister>! You were my best friend! Fight this!
Gally Lumpstain says: Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster who wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Gally Lumpstain says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Kezan, our beloved home. This world is worth saving.
Gally Lumpstain says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

The gnome version targets Goby Blastenheimer:

Goby Blastenheimer says: Come to finish the job, have you?
Goby Blastenheimer says: If you'd allow me just one...
Goby Blastenheimer says: <Name>?
Goby Blastenheimer says: <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
Goby Blastenheimer says: You don't remember me, do you? Blasted Scourge... They've tried to drain you of everything that made you a pint-sized force of reckoning. Every last ounce of good... Everything that made you a gnome!
Goby Blastenheimer says: Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember Gnomeregan before those damned troggs! Remember the feel of an [arclight spanner] <brother/sister>. You were a champion of gnome-kind once! This isn't you.
Goby Blastenheimer says: Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Goby Blastenheimer says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Gnomeregan! This world is worth saving.
Goby Blastenheimer says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

The human version targets Ellen Stanbridge:

Ellen Stanbridge says: Come to finish the job, have you?
Ellen Stanbridge says: I'd like to stand for...
Ellen Stanbridge says: <Name>?
Ellen Stanbridge says: <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
Ellen Stanbridge says: You don't remember me, do you? Blasted Scourge...They've tried to drain of everything that made you a righteous force of reckoning. Every last ounce of good... Everything that made you a human!
Ellen Stanbridge says: Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember the hills and valleys of Elwynn, where you were born. Remember the splendor of life, <brother/sister>. You were a champion of the Alliance once! This isn't you.
Ellen Stanbridge says: Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Ellen Stanbridge says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Elwynn. This world is worth saving.
Ellen Stanbridge says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

The night elf version targets Yazmina Oakenthorn:

Yazmina Oakenthorn says: Come to finish the job, have you?
Yazmina Oakenthorn says: I'd like to stand for...
Yazmina Oakenthorn says: <Name>?
Yazmina Oakenthorn says: <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you <name>?
Yazmina Oakenthorn says: You don't remember me? When you were a child your mother would leave you in my care while she served at the Temple of the Moon. I held you in my arms and fed you with honey and sheep's milk to calm you until she would return. You were my little angel. Blasted Scourge... What have they done to you, <name>?
Yazmina Oakenthorn says: You must remember the splendor of life, <brother/sister>. You were a champion of the Kaldorei once! This isn't you!
Yazmina Oakenthorn says: Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Yazmina Oakenthorn says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Teldrassil, our beloved home. This world is worth saving.
Yazmina Oakenthorn says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

The orc version targets Kug Ironjaw:

Kug Ironjaw says: Come to finish the job, have you?
Kug Ironjaw says: I want to die like an orc...
Kug Ironjaw says: <Name>?
Kug Ironjaw says: <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
Kug Ironjaw says: You don't recognize me, do you? Blasted Scourge... They've tried to drain you of everything that made you a righteous force of reckoning. Every last ounce of good... Everything that made you an orc!
Kug Ironjaw says: Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember Durotar, <brother/sister>! Remember the sacrifices our heroes made so that we could be free of the blood curse. Harken back to the Valley of Trials, where we were reborn into a world without demonic influence. We found the splendor of life, <name>. Together! This isn't you. You were a champion of the Horde once!
Kug Ironjaw says: Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Kug Ironjaw says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... For the Horde! This world is worth saving.
Kug Ironjaw says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

The tauren version targets Malar Bravehorn:

Malar Bravehorn says: Come to finish the job, have you?
Malar Bravehorn says: You'll look me in the eyes when...
Malar Bravehorn says: <Name>?
Malar Bravehorn says: <Name>, I'd recognize those horns anywhere... What have they done to you, <name>?
Malar Bravehorn says: You don't remember me, do you? Blasted Scourge... They've tried to drain you of everything that made you a righteous force of reckoning. Every last ounce of good... Everything that made you a tauren!
Malar Bravehorn says: Think, <name>. Think back. Try and remember the rolling plains of Mulgore, where you were born. Remember the splendor of life, <brother/sister>. You were a champion of the tauren once! This isn't you.
Malar Bravehorn says: Listen to me <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Malar Bravehorn says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Mulgore. This world is worth saving.
Malar Bravehorn says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

The troll version targets Iggy Darktusk:

Iggy Darktusk says: Come ta finish da job, mon?
Iggy Darktusk says: Dis troll gonna stand for da...
Iggy Darktusk says: <Name>? Mon?
Iggy Darktusk says: <Name>, I'd recognize dem tusks anywhere... What... What have dey done ta you, mon?
Iggy Darktusk says: You don't remember me, mon? Damn da Scourge! Dey gone ta drain you of everytin dat made ya a mojo masta. Every last ounce of good... Everytin' dat made ya a troll hero, mon!
Iggy Darktusk says: TINK <name>. Tink back, mon! We be Darkspear, mon! Bruddas and sistas! Remember when we fought the Zalazane and done took he head and freed da Echo Isles? MON! TINK! You was a champion of da Darkspear trolls!
Iggy Darktusk says: Listen ta me, <brudda/sista>. You must fight against da Lich King's control. He be a monstar dat want ta see dis world - our world - be ruined. Don't let he use you ta accomplish he goals. You be a hero once and you be a hero again! Fight it, mon! Fight he control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Iggy Darktusk says: Der... Der's no more time for me. I be done for. Finish me off <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Sen'jin Village, mon! Dis world be worth saving!

CataclysmThe worgen version targets Lord Harford:

Lord Harford says: Come to finish the job, have you?
Lord Harford says: You'll look me in the eyes when...
Lord Harford says: <Name>?
Lord Harford says: <Name>, I'd recognize that face anywhere... What... What have they done to you, <name>?
Lord Harford says: You don't remember me? We were both servants of Arugal back in Silverpine Forest. We put up with his merciless torture for ages. It was you who saved me on that fateful night when we escaped Shadowfang Keep.
Lord Harford says: Without you I would have died. YOU! The most noble worgen I ever knew.
Lord Harford says: What have they done to you, <name>? How could this have happened?
Lord Harford says: Remember the worgen you once were, <brother/sister>! You were our savior! Fight this!
Lord Harford says: Listen to me, <name>. You must fight against the Lich King's control. He is a monster that wants to see this world - our world - in ruin. Don't let him use you to accomplish his goals. You were once a hero and you can be again. Fight, damn you! Fight his control!
Knight Commander Plaguefist yells: What's going on in there? What's taking so long, <name>?
Lord Harford says: There... There's no more time for me. I'm done for. Finish me off, <name>. Do it or they'll kill us both. <Name>... Remember Gilneas, our beloved home. This world is worth saving.
Lord Harford says: Do it, <name>! Put me out of my misery!

From the various quotes, Several interesting facts can be made about the player's character as well as odd inconsistencies.

  • Worgen death knights are from Pyrewood, not Gilneas. Pyrewood was a Gilnean town that was not protected by the Greymane Wall, and as such eventually was annexed into the whole of Silverpine Forest. (Pyrewood retained its Gilnean roots however.)
  • Oddly, tauren death knights are told they were born in Mulgore. The tauren did not create Thunder Bluff until after joining the Horde; which would mean the player's tribe had to have been wandering through the land of Mulgore when they were born. (This is odd due to Mulgore having been inhabited heavily by enemies of the tauren prior to their joining the Horde.)
  • From the description given, the goblin death knight may have been a member of the Steamwheedle Cartel, rivals of the Bilgewater Cartel that makes up most of the Horde's goblins.
  • Draenei death knights (and presumably a number of other draenei heroes) were born on Argus around 25,000 years ago.
  • Troll death knights are told of how they defeated the Darkspear traitor Zalazane on the Echo Isles. Players may confuse this event with Zalazane's Fall, which happens after the fall of the Lich King, and would therefore be chronologically impossible with the events of the Death Knight starting zone. Iggy is likely referring to the old quest H [10] Zalazane, in which low level players "defeat" Zalazane - the events of Zalazane's Fall later reveal that those adventurers were deceived by an illusion.

Quest progression

  1. N Death Knight [55] In Service of The Lich King
  2. N Death Knight [55] The Emblazoned Runeblade
  3. N Death Knight [55] Runeforging: Preparation For Battle
  4. N Death Knight [55] The Endless Hunger
  5. N Death Knight [55] The Eye of Acherus
  6. N Death Knight [55] Death Comes From On High
  7. N Death Knight [55] The Might of The Scourge
  8. N Death Knight [55] Report to Scourge Commander Thalanor
  9. N Death Knight [55] The Scarlet Harvest
  10. N Death Knight [55] If Chaos Drives, Let Suffering Hold The Reins
  11. N Death Knight [55] Gothik the Harvester
  12. N Death Knight [55] The Gift That Keeps On Giving
  13. N Death Knight [55] An Attack Of Opportunity
  14. N Death Knight [55] Massacre At Light's Point
  15. N Death Knight [55] Victory At Death's Breach!
  16. N Death Knight [55] The Will Of The Lich King
  17. N Death Knight [55] The Crypt of Remembrance
    Side quest: N Death Knight [55] The Plaguebringer's Request & N Death Knight [55] Noth's Special Brew & N Death Knight [55] More Skulls For Brew
  18. N Death Knight [55] Nowhere To Run and Nowhere To Hide & N Death Knight [55] Lambs To The Slaughter
  19. N Death Knight [55] How To Win Friends And Influence Enemies
  20. N Death Knight [55] Behind Scarlet Lines
  21. N Death Knight [55] The Path Of The Righetous Crusader, N Death Knight [55] Brothers In Death
  22. N Death Knight [55] Bloody Breakout
  23. N Death Knight [55] A Cry For Vengeance!
  24. N Death Knight [55] A Special Surprise
  25. N Death Knight [55] A Sort Of Homecoming
  26. N Death Knight [55] Ambush At The Overlook
  27. N Death Knight [55] A Meeting With Fate
  28. N Death Knight [55] The Scarlet Onslaught Emerges
  29. N Death Knight [55] Scarlet Armies Approach...
  30. N Death Knight [55] The Scarlet Apocalypse
  31. N Death Knight [55] An End To All Things...
  32. N Death Knight [55] The Lich King's Command
  33. N Death Knight [55] The Light of Dawn
  34. N Death Knight [55] Taking Back Acherus
  35. N Death Knight [55] The Battle For The Ebon Hold
  36. A Death Knight [55] Where Kings Walk or H Death knight [55] Warchief's Blessing

Patch changes

WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added

External links

A Special Surprise
Blood elf Draenei Dwarf Forsaken Gnome Goblin
Human Night Elf Orc Tauren Troll Worgen