The Valley of the Four Winds is really beautiful. We couldn’t resist snapping this picture of Mooglegem as we began to quest in the Valley. Because the stories flow together, I’m going to talk about the Valley of the Four Winds, Krasarang Wilds, and the Stormstout Brewery all in this post. Spoilers for all three could be in this post.
I found the Valley of the Four Winds really amusing. There were lots of puns throughout, and it was full of light-hearted humor. “They was WATERING them. They was trying to GROW WHEELBARROWS.” God, yes.
Excuse me, do you carry Bottletoads? You do? Fantastic!
Besides meeting Chen Stormstout and learning more about brewing, we also get to meet the Tillers and Farmer Yoon in this zone. I love that you have to point out to the quest giver who Yoon is. “You can literally see him from where you are standing.” I’m really looking forward to continuing the farm later when I’m 90.
There’s a small quest hub that tasks you with training with the Hidden Master. It was a ton of fun. In this picture, Devee has already mastered breaking bamboo and wood and just mastered breaking stone!
I was little confused when the cutscene played of the training until it hit me – a TRAINING MONTAGE! I’M IN A TRAINING MONTAGE. Yes, this expansion is definitely the best.
Even though I knew there was a dungeon called the Stormstout Brewery, it was really exciting when Chen Stormstout found out. I could feel his excitement as he realized that he had family in Pandaria and that they ran a brewery!
Keeping with the theme of humor, I also loved that Chen didn’t have us help him brew his beer. In WoW, we always had to prove ourselves to NPCs high in our faction. At some point, they stopped making us do that. We’re veterans now. This is similar but reversed. Chen knows his place and our place. He’s the best brewer. Why would he need our help?
When Chen found out that the Stormstout Brewery was infested, he set off to clean it. Inside he found the ghost of Auntie Stormstout who wanted to give him some cookies. He didn’t have time for cookies! Well, he had time for one.
While transformed into hozen, Mooglegem and I decided to stop for a ookin’ party with the other hozen.
Eventually we were able to cleanse the Stormstout Brewery and reunite Chen Stormstout with Uncle Gao.
After helping out in the Valley of the Four Winds, we headed to the Krasarang Wilds where we first killed the Mogu champion, Qu’nas.
One champion wasn’t enough for us, so we took out the jinyu champion, Cournith Waterstrider.
We met the Sunwalker Dezco who was involved with one of the most touching quest lines I’ve done in World of Warcraft. I think I’ll talk about his quests separately in a later post.
With the help of Anduin, we were able to defeat the Sha of Despair and release the sadness he was causing over the Krasarang Wilds.
We had to hurry back to the Valley of the Four Winds though, where the Mantid had broken through the wall to attack Stoneplow.
With the help of Miss Fanny, we launched ourselves into the largest Mantid and used our training with the Hidden Master to defeat it from the inside!
With the Valley of the Four Winds successfully defended against the mantid, the Stormstout Brewery cleansed, and the Sha of Despair defeated in the Krasarang Wilds, Mooglegem and I are ready to push forward into Kun-Lai Summit.