Back before I joined the ranks of Carpe Flux Capacitor to put an end to the Lich King’s wrath, I worked with a small group of people to infiltrate The Frozen Halls of Icecrown Citadel. We discovered a Battered Hilt with ornate markings. Mooglegem and I took it to the Sunreavers, who suggested we talk to Krasus (may he rest in peace). Krasus had a book he believed would help us to identify the blade, but he already gave it to a Silver Covenant member. He suggested we talk to a Sunreaver contact to negotiate with the Silver Covenant.
Rather than negotiate, our contact had us kill a Silver Covenant member that was snooping around the Underbelly of Dalaran. On his person we found orders to take the book to Icecrown after receiving it from someone in the Silver Enclave, which we did instead after borrowing Silver Covenant tabards.
We had to do a little laundry to get the tabards!
Mooglegem made a cute High Elf! My back just hurt the whole time. It’s weird to stand straight like that, mon!
After obtaining the book, we brought it to Quel’Delar’s Rest, where Blood-Queen Lana’Thel appeared, informed us that she brought the blade to Northrend and broke it.
She then shattered the blade before leaving. We reforged the blade with Saronite Bars and the Forgemaster’s Hammer in the Pit of Saron…
…and then tempered it in the Crucible of Souls in the Forge of Souls.
The tempered blade seemed to want to enter the Halls of Reflection. We were worried, but what choice did we have? When we entered, the spirit of Uther left Frostmourne and urged us to keep the cursed blade away. Perhaps we should have listened, but we approached regardless. The blade sprung to life when exposed to Frostmourne.
After we subdued it, Uther scolded us for reforging it with Saronite, the blood of an Old God. He taught us that we would need to expose the blade to the Sunwell to cleanse it.
After we proved our worth to the sin’dorei by meeting the spirit of Thalorien Dawnseeker, we were admitted to the Sunwell. They seemed hostile to me…
…but allowed me passage because I was with Mooglegem. After cleansing the blade in the waters of the Sunwell, it was fully restored. Mooglegem was treated as a hero, and we left to much fanfare.
She brought the blade to Aethas Sunreaver, who congratulated her and noted that the blade seemed to be adapting to her abilities. As thanks for my help as an outside to the sin’dorei, I was gifted the Hammer of Purified Flame by Justicar Mariel Trueheart of the Argent Crusade.
I’ll always treasure the hammer and wield it proudly.
This quest chain was probably by favorite chain in the game. I never hit the level cap during Vanilla or BC, and I reached 80 right when Icecrown Citadel was released. At the time, I was running heroics with a group of friends. We decided to run the ICC 5-mans as a group without reading anything about them. We wanted to truly experience them. On our first run of the Forge of Souls we found a Battered Hilt. Mooglegem received it, eventually getting Quel’Delar. I farmed it for a while but ended up purchasing the Battered Hilt on the Auction House so I could experience the quest chain myself. I was pretty surprised when I got different interactions at the Sunwell! I’m sad I didn’t get a weapon with story behind it but happy to experience the quest chain nevertheless.