Ragefire Chasm, the low-level instance beneath the Horde capital of Orgrimmar, has undergone sweeping changes in the Mists of Pandaria beta. New quest NPCs, a new story, new enemies, and interesting clues to the grand finale of Mists of Pandaria's campaign are all buried beneath one faction's very own feet. It could be that these new objectives in Ragefire point to Garrosh's fall from ... I guess I'd use the word grace here, but ... you know ...

Four new bosses now reside in Ragefire Chasm, including:
  • Adarogg, a nasty flamehound that has eaten his captors
  • Dark Shaman Koranthal, who is performing a creepy ritual
  • Slagmaw, who is Magmaw, but not; name potentially not final
  • Lava Guard Gordoth, a caged experiment that breaks out just as you arrive


What secrets does this new Ragefire Chasm hold? Hopefully, the answer is just around the corner as we dig deeper into the Mists of Pandaria beta. Stay tuned, and check out the video of some of the new changes to the Ragefire Chasm instance above.

My personal pet theory is that the Dark Shaman (from the Twilight's Hammer cult) and Burning Blade cultists have been doing some Nefarian-esque experiments beneath Orgrimmar and found some sort of discovery to enhance the ability of orcish soldiers, resembling the Shadow Council's forced aging of children. After finding out about these experiments, Garrosh might be desperate enough to use it. Maybe he even created it. What about former Twilight's Hammer cultists?!

Whatever it is, it's under Orgrimmar -- and it's bad. Stay tuned.

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This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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