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Ravenholdt Manor

Ravenholdt is a guild of thieves and assassins which welcomes only those of extraordinary prowess into its fold. They are diametrically opposed to the Syndicate and are a rogue-orientated faction as the main questline they offer is rogue-only. During Cataclysm, they briefly worked with the black dragon prince, Wrathion, to assassinate the remains of the Black dragonflight.

Their headquarters, Ravenholdt Manor, is located in Alterac Mountains, but to get there you have to come from the northeast corner of Hillsbrad Foothills. To find Ravenholdt Manor, first start at Durnholde Keep and go directly north. Then wander to the left until you find a grave.[77.5, 29.0] Continue going forward through the small 'V' in the rocks and the path will be on the right, just before the rise slopes back down. (The coordinates are [75.6, 23.7] in Hillsbrad Foothills.)

Ravenholdt is relatively unused, and primarily serves as an important part of the Rogue-only Fangs of the Father questline, which rewards a legendary set of daggers. Prior to Cataclysm, the Manor mostly served as a low-level introduction to the rogue [Detect Traps] ability.

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Reputation

Ravenholdt is arguably one of the most difficult reputation grinds in the game, and reaching exalted was part of the criteria for the [Insane in the Membrane] feat of strength. Reputation can be gained via repeatable quests, the Fangs of the Father questline (rogue-only), and by killing members of the Syndicate. You can get up to 11999/12000 Honored by killing the NPCs. To get to revered and exalted, you need to complete Junkboxes Needed.

Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Notes
Quests
~3,225 9 Quests
Repeatable Quest 75 Heavy Junkboxes x5
Mobs
Members of the Syndicate
5 Caps at 11999/12000

Anyone can do Junkboxes Needed, but a rogue will be required to pickpocket the Heavy Junkboxes. Heavy Junkboxes can be found on level 51-60 NPCs. Good locations for pickpocketing them are Blackrock Spire and Burning Steppes. See Farming Heavy Junkboxes for a more in-depth guide.

Members of the Syndicate can be found in the following locations:

There are no faction rewards, but the guards will speak more nicely to those with higher reputations.

The maximum number of items that would be needed for the repeatable quests (without any reputation-gaining enhancements) would be:

Component Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Totals
Junkboxes Needed 200 400 800 1,400 2,800

Quests

Recognition

Grand Master Rogue Fahrad

There is no physical reward for improving Ravenholdt reputation, such as gear or access to new quests. However, after improving a character's standing within the faction, the guards and assassins around Ravenholdt Manor will behave differently towards the player, from hinting they wish to stab the player with a knife to eventually rejoicing at the player's presence.

Rep neutral icon 18x18.png Neutral

Ravenholdt Guards

  • Ravenholdt Manor does not recognize you, <class>.
  • Brash. Master Ravenholdt does not like brash.
  • Watch your back, stranger.

Ravenholdt Assassins

  • Making it out of here without a blade in your back or poison in your veins would be an accomplishment.
  • You dare set foot inside Ravenholdt Manor, worm? <Rude Emote Towards Player>

Rep friendly icon 18x18.png Friendly

Ravenholdt Guards

  • Greetings, <class>. Have you spoken with Fahrad yet?
  • Its is good to see you again, <name>.
  • The Syndicate is made up of a bunch of hacks – disorganized, unskilled, and lazy…

Ravenholdt Assassins

  • You should talk to Winstone. I hear he’s looking for thieves with your skill.
  • You’re shaping up nicely, <name>. I’ve heard good things…

Rep honored icon 18x18.png Honored

Ravenholdt Guards

  • An honor to see you again, <name>.
  • I believe Simone was looking for you earlier, <name>. Have you spoken with her yet?
  • You have truly grown more cunning, <name>.

Ravenholdt Assassins

  • I really envy you, <name>. You do amazing work.
  • Marvelous. Simply marvelous. You are an inspiration to us all, <name>.

Rep revered icon 18x18.png Revered

Ravenholdt Guards

  • Tales of your heroics are heard throughout Ravenholdt Manor, Master <name>.
  • Your presence steels our nerves, Master <name>.
  • Master <name>! Master Kang has been asking about you! Perhaps it is your time!

Ravenholdt Assassin

  • Your time has come, <name>. Master Kang awaits...
  • And to think, one day you might be the one that stories of legend are about!

Rep exalted icon 18x18.png Exalted

NPCs

In Ravenholdt Manor:

On the grounds:

Other:

Removed in Cataclysm:

  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Neutral Milton Beats <Giver of the Beatings> (he attacked rogues taking the wrong approach to the Rite of Cunning)

Assassin's League

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This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

A straightforward reading of the quest text for The Manor, Ravenholdt would imply that the name of the organization headquartered at Ravenholdt Manor is "The Assassin's League". The faction reputation is referred to as "Ravenholdt" reputation much as reputation for many factions refers to the geographic or political center of the faction rather than the proper name of the faction (e.g. "Orgrimmar" or "Darnassus" rep), or for that matter, common figures of speech (e.g. "What Washington knows" vs. "What officials working for the US government know").

Despite this, it has been speculated that The Assassin's League may be the name of a suborganization within Ravenholdt rather than the proper name of the organization. However, no citation for such speculation is known to exist.

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