- Titan Runestone
- Binds when picked up
- "Faintly glowing symbols move quietly over the surface of this perfectly smooth stone. You can't read the language, but Wrathion can interpret it."
Titan Runestones are a semi-rare drop from bosses in the third and fourth wings of the Throne of Thunder or in the eight first bosses in Siege of Orgrimmar in all difficulty levels. Additionally, Ra-den will drop runestones as well. After a hotfix that took place on June 11th (or the 12th in Europe), Lei Shen will always drop a runestone for players on the quest.
Titan Runestones are personal loot. Players only have a single chance each week to loot a runestone from each boss, no matter the difficulty level, and the chance of winning a runestone is the same on all difficulty levels. Should players run LFR first each lockout, they will not be eligible to loot a runestone if they later kill the same boss in normal or Heroic mode.
As a quest objective
When getting a Titan Runestone from a boss, an Image of Wrathion will provide some lore behind it:
- Image of Wrathion whispers: According to this runestone, the mogu were Titan constructs, soulless creatures built of stone. We suspected as much.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: You've found another stone. What have we learned? The 'curse of flesh' made the mogu mortal. Ah - but later, they found a way to reverse the process. A clever race.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: The mogu served a Titan keeper. His name was "Ra." In the mogu tongue, "Ra-den" means "Master Ra." Fascinating! I must know more!
- Image of Wrathion whispers: According to this, the mogu and their master were sent to Pandaria. They were pursuing a great darkness - ah, the fragment is incomplete. We must find others.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: Here, there is mention of an Old God. "Y'Shaarj." A beast with seven heads, who breathed darkness. I suspect that thing was the source of the sha that haunts Pandaria to this day.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: This runestone speaks of a "Cradle of Life." A place where the Titans could create new creatures. Oh - of course - the Vale of Eternal Blossoms! It was a living laboratory, much like Un'goro Crater or Sholazar Basin.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: We're beginning to put the pieces together, champion. The mogu were created and sent here to guard the Vale for their Titan masters. Guard it from what? Were the Old Gods still a threat?
- Image of Wrathion whispers: Here, this fragment speaks of "The Winged Legions of Y'Shaarj." Servants of an Old God? Could this mean the mantid?
- Image of Wrathion whispers: This runestone is more recent than the others. Something about "the sleeping keeper." I think it's referring to Ra-den. But why was he asleep?
- Image of Wrathion whispers: You've found another piece of the puzzle! This was carved by the mogu. They were frustrated - a thousand years with no orders from their master, and their bodies had turned to flesh. The mogu began to argue among themselves.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: Hmm, this runestone speaks of Mogu savagery. They fell apart into warrior clans. But one king was more ambitious than the others. Lei Shen, the Thunder King. When the Titan Keeper fell silent, Lei Shen decided to speak for him.
- Image of Wrathion whispers: Ah, the final piece of the puzzle. The Thunder King took on the powers of Ra-den, the very essence of a Titan. He united the Mogu into an empire, and tried to continue the Titans' work. Of course he saw himself as a god. Quickly, return to me at the Veiled Stair. We should talk face to face.
Patches and hotfixes
- Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): The first eight bosses in Siege of Orgrimmar have a chance to drop a Sigil of Power, Sigil of Wisdom, Secrets of the Empire, or Titan Runestone.
- Hotfix (2013-06-10): "Lei Shen will now always drop a Titan Runestone or Secrets of the Empire for players that are on the legendary quest line."
- Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Added.