Our tip line has just exploded with readers writing in with news that the next phase of the Cataclysm precursor events has just gone live this evening. The world isn't ending yet, but things are certainly heating up. This phase of the event introduces a few new quests for both the Horde and the Alliance.

The gates of Stormwind and Orgrimmar are being heavily regulated. The city guards (along with players) are searching every Alliance and Horde citizen coming and going through the gates for Cultist paraphernalia. Both factions are also dealing with some hefty infiltration -- there are (poorly) stealthed cultists all over both cities. Horde players will also notice that Thrall is missing from his throne room. He has officially left Garrosh Hellscream in charge and has departed for Nagrand.

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.