The other type of quests are simpler, one-shot quests that can occasionally be organized into even smaller hubs. The kill-and-collect daily quest that sends you into Sethria's Roost, which we'll be talking about today, is quite nice when it shows up, because it can be completed alongside The Protectors of Hyjal which you'll be doing regularly. The quests we will be looking at today are:
The Protectors of Hyjal
This first quest in Sethria's Roost is simple: Slay six Fiery Behemoths or Seething Pyrelords. But wait, there's a catch! These mobs are all badass elites. How can you take them on alone?
You don't. You are given an assault squad of druid NPCs: a feral bear, a feral cat, a restoration druid, and ... Russell Brower? What the heck are you doing here?
Between the Fiery Behemoths and the Seething Pyrelords, the Pyrelords are the ones you should fear. I found it very hard to die to the Behemoths, but a careless player could die to the Pyrelords very easily. The Behemoths have an AOE Fire Nova you should interrupt, and that's about the only thing they do. The Pyrelords deal AOE damage; summon low-health, non-elite adds; and occasionally put up a damage shield that will reflect damage back onto you. Depending on which NPCs you have along to help you, you'll get a different line of dialogue from them telling you to stop attacking the shield. Thassarian is particularly to-the-point with that piece of advice.
It's rather curious that the Seething Pyrelords are the more difficult mobs, because Treating the Wounds, the quest that accompanies The Protectors of Hyjal, uses only the Behemoths, the easier of the two.
Completing this quest will net you 20 gold, 67 silver, and two Marks of the World Tree. If you're not exalted with the Guardians of Hyjal, you will also receive 350 reputation with that faction.
Treating the Wounds
This quest can be completed entirely while doing The Protectors of Hyjal. You are tasked with collecting four Sulfur-Laced Wrappings for Hamuul Runetotem, and these wrappings are dropped only by Fiery Behemoths. While killing your six mobs for the previous quest, just make sure four of them are Behemoths.
Completing this quest will net you 12 gold, 40 silver, 50 copper and one Mark of the World Tree.
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