Shen'dralar Reputation Farming Guide

Last updated on Dec 10, 2019 at 07:39 by Aernath 3 comments

The Shen'dralar, meaning "Those Who Remain Hidden" in Darnassian is the name of a faction of Highborne Night Elves who reside in Eldre'Thalas, today most commonly known as the Dire Maul.

The importance of Shen'dralar in WoW Classic comes from the Fire Resistance trinkets that they offer (one trinket per class). They also reward 3 leg/head enchants: Arcanum of Focus Icon Arcanum of Focus, Arcanum of Protection Icon Arcanum of Protection, Arcanum of Rapidity Icon Arcanum of Rapidity.

In this guide, we will learn about the story of the Shen'dralar, how to earn reputation with them, and how to get the aforementioned rewards.

1.

Lore of the Shen'dralar

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The Shen'dralar were Queen Azshara's most revered arcanists, charged with the storage and safekeeping of her most precious tomes. Within the walls of Eldre'Thalas the Queen's most important demands were processed — often in secret. Led by Prince Tortheldrin, the Shen'dralar dutifully obeyed their queen. They journeyed into the misty heart of Kalimdor's southern jungles and established a grand city called Eldre'Thalas.

The Shen'dralar defended their city as best they could during the War of the Ancients. As legend has it, it is said that the Ancient Goldrinn came to their aid to help them defend their city against the Burning Legion.

When the Great Sundering later decimated the world, Eldre'Thalas narrowly escaped destruction. Only the efforts of Tortheldrin and his followers spared the city. Together, they wove a great spell to shield Eldre'Thalas from the destructive forces of the Sundering. Although they had saved their city, then Shen'dralar soon discovered that the Well of Eternity had been consumed in the Sundering. Without the fount of power to draw on, Tortheldrin and his followers saw their immortality greatly diminished. The Shen'dralar soon fell into a deep lethargy and languished in their isolated sanctuary.

Tortheldrin eventually formulated a plan to revitalize the Shen'dralar. He forged pylons in the halls of the west wing of Eldre'Thalas, constructing a prison to house a new source of power behind a grand force field: A demon named Immol'thar. To the shock of the other Shen'dralar, Tortheldrin had covertly summoned and bound the terrifying creature to siphon the demon's power and give it to his followers. Any objections were quickly settled once the other Shen'dralar experienced the demon's energy for themselves. Though dark and volatile, Immol'thar's power was invigorating and addictive, more so than the Well of Eternity had been. The siphoned energies would sustain the Highborne's magic, allowing those within the walls of Eldre'Thalas to feed their endless and growing magical pangs. Had the demon broken free of its bonds, it would have destroyed what little was left of Eldre'Thalas.

In the ensuing years, the Shen'dralar continued to be isolated from the rest of Night Elf society, and so their subsequent dangerous actions went unnoticed by their distant kindred. They were never exiled from Kalimdor, nor have any Shen'dralar become High Elves or Blood Elves.

Thousands of years passed and the power required to keep Immol'thar imprisoned while sustaining life within Eldre'Thalas began to shift. The cost to keep Immol'thar bound grew to overshadow the rate at which energy could be siphoned and distributed. The once net gain turned to loss. Almost overnight, Tortheldrin's seemingly ingenious plan unraveled, and his access to the demon's magic was gone. Not only had the Shen'dralar lost their immortality once again, but they had also grown hopelessly addicted to Immol'thar's potent energies. Desperate to regain his power, Tortheldrin and his Shen'dralar loyalists began murdering their fellow Highborne. At least one Highborne, named Azj'Tordin, has escaped death at the hands of Prince Tortheldrin, but most have not been so lucky. Their spirits now wander the corridors and courtyards of Dire Maul.

Tortheldrin's treacherous plan worked. Having thinned the population, the remaining elves could draw on Immol'thar's power indefinitely. With the Shen'dralar's numbers diminished, Tortheldrin and his followers abandoned much of their once-glorious city. The greater part of Eldre'Thalas fell into darkness and despair. Soon, other creatures from the surrounding jungles moved in to stake their claim to the crumbling elven refuge.

2.

Gaining Reputation

Your Shen'dralar reputation will start from "Neutral" after first you interact with them. Beyond that, you will be able to increase your reputation by turning in Librams and Class Books.

Each Libram or Class Book will award you 500 reputation and turning in more Librams will keep awarding you reputation. There is also one dungeon quest with extra reputation.

3.

Rewards

Shen'dralar faction rewards mainly consists of quest rewards, as previously mentioned.

Class Books can be turned in once and award you a class trinket. Librams can be turned in repeatedly for obtaining Arcanums to enchant Head or Leg items and for gaining more reputation. All are listed below in detail.

3.1.

Class Books

Details Rewards
  • Quest Item: The Emerald Dream Icon The Emerald Dream (Druid)
  • Source: Dire Maul bosses
  • Quest: The Emerald Dream...
  • Reputation
    • +500 with Shen'dralar
  • Trinket
    • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Quest Item: The Greatest Race of Hunters Icon The Greatest Race of Hunters (Hunter)
  • Source: Dire Maul bosses
  • Quest: The Greatest Race of Hunters
  • Reputation
    • +500 with Shen'dralar
  • Trinket
    • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Quest Item: The Arcanist's Cookbook Icon The Arcanist's Cookbook (Mage)
  • Source: Dire Maul bosses
  • Quest: The Arcanist's Cookbook
  • Reputation
    • +500 with Shen'dralar
  • Trinket
    • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Quest Item: The Light and How to Swing It Icon The Light and How to Swing It (Paladin)
  • Source: Dire Maul bosses
  • Quest: The Light and How To Swing It
  • Reputation
    • +500 with Shen'dralar
  • Trinket
    • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Quest Item: Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You Icon Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You (Priest)
  • Source: Dire Maul bosses
  • Quest: Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You
  • Reputation
    • +500 with Shen'dralar
  • Trinket
    • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Quest Item: Codex of Defense Icon Codex of Defense (Warrior)
  • Source: Dire Maul bosses
  • Quest: Codex of Defense
  • Reputation
    • +500 with Shen'dralar
  • Trinket
    • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Quest Item: Garona: A Study on Stealth and Treachery Icon Garona: A Study on Stealth and Treachery (Rogue)
  • Source: Dire Maul bosses
  • Quest: Garona: A Study on Stealth and Treachery
  • Reputation
    • +500 with Shen'dralar
  • Trinket
    • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Quest Item: Frost Shock and You Icon Frost Shock and You (Shaman)
  • Source: Dire Maul bosses
  • Quest: Frost Shock and You
  • Reputation
    • +500 with Shen'dralar
  • Trinket
    • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Quest Item: Harnessing Shadows Icon Harnessing Shadows (Warlock)
  • Source: Dire Maul bosses
  • Quest: Harnessing Shadows
  • Reputation
    • +500 with Shen'dralar
  • Trinket
    • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Quest Item: Foror's Compendium of Dragon Slaying Icon Foror's Compendium of Dragon Slaying (Warrior & Paladin)
  • Source: Dire Maul bosses
  • Quests:
    1. Foror's Compendium
    2. The Forging of Quel'Serrar (Part One)
    3. The Forging of Quel'Serrar (Part Two)
  • Reputation
    • +1000 with Shen'dralar
  • Items
    • Quel'Serrar Icon Quel'Serrar
3.2.

Librams

All Librams drop from bosses mobs in Dire Maul. They can be turned in, along with extra mats, to Lorekeeper Lydros for Shen'dralar reputation and a leg/head enchant. Elven Legends (Alliance) or Elven Legends (Horde) needs to have been completed before you can turn in Librams.

Materials Rewards
  • 1x Libram of Focus Icon Libram of Focus
  • 1x Pristine Black Diamond Icon Pristine Black Diamond
  • 4x Large Brilliant Shard Icon Large Brilliant Shard
  • 2x Skin of Shadow Icon Skin of Shadow
  • Reputation
    • 500 reputation with Shen'dralar
  • Enchant
    • Arcanum of Focus Icon Arcanum of Focus (+8 to your Healing and Damage from spells)
  • 1x Libram of Protection Icon Libram of Protection
  • 1x Pristine Black Diamond Icon Pristine Black Diamond
  • 2x Large Brilliant Shard Icon Large Brilliant Shard
  • 1x Frayed Abomination Stitching Icon Frayed Abomination Stitching
  • Reputation
    • 500 reputation with Shen'dralar
  • Enchant
    • Arcanum of Protection Icon Arcanum of Protection (+1% dodge)
  • 1x Libram of Rapidity Icon Libram of Rapidity
  • 1x Pristine Black Diamond Icon Pristine Black Diamond
  • 2x Large Brilliant Shard Icon Large Brilliant Shard
  • 2x Blood of Heroes Icon Blood of Heroes
  • Reputation
    • 500 reputation with Shen'dralar
  • Enchant
    • Arcanum of Rapidity Icon Arcanum of Rapidity (+1% haste)
4.

Additional Quests

Finally, we have 5 additional quests that award Shen'dralar reputation.

  • Arcane Refreshment is a Mage quest that rewards Rank 7 Conjure Water Icon Conjure Water. It is given by Lorekeeper Lydros and requires you to kill Hydrospawn in Dire Maul East and loot a Hydrospawn Essence Icon Hydrospawn Essence from him. It rewards 200 reputation.
  • Enchanted Thorium Platemail quests — This set of 3 Blacksmithing quests can be completed in any order and rewards you with the following Blacksmithing plans: Plans: Enchanted Thorium Breastplate Icon Plans: Enchanted Thorium Breastplate, Plans: Enchanted Thorium Leggings Icon Plans: Enchanted Thorium Leggings, and Plans: Enchanted Thorium Helm Icon Plans: Enchanted Thorium Helm. Each of these quests rewards 500 reputation.
    • Enchanted Thorium Platemail: Volume I requires you to bring an Enchanted Thorium Platemail Icon Enchanted Thorium Platemail (Volume I) to Lorekeeper Lydros in Dire Maul West. This item is made by combining a Bottom Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume I Icon Bottom Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume I and a Top Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume I Icon Top Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume I, which drop from Goraluk Anvilcrack in Blackrock Spire and King Gordok in Dire Maul North respectively.
    • Enchanted Thorium Platemail: Volume II requires you to bring an Enchanted Thorium Platemail Icon Enchanted Thorium Platemail (Volume II) to Lorekeeper Lydros in Dire Maul West. This item is made by combining a Bottom Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume II Icon Bottom Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume II and a Top Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume II Icon Top Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume II, which drop from Crimson Hammersmith in Stratholme and Rattlegore in Scholomance respectively.
    • Enchanted Thorium Platemail: Volume III requires you to bring an Enchanted Thorium Platemail Icon Enchanted Thorium Platemail (Volume III) to Lorekeeper Lydros in Dire Maul West. This item is made by combining a Bottom Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume III Icon Bottom Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume III and a Top Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume III Icon Top Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume III, which drop from Black Guard Swordsmith in Stratholme and Urok Doomhowl in Lower Blackrock Spire respectively.
  • Pusillin and the Elder Azj'Tordin is given by Azj'Tordin in Feralas and requires you to bring him a Book of Incantations Icon Book of Incantations. This item drops from Pusillin in Dire Maul East.
5.

Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2019: Corrected location of Hydrospawn to Dire Maul East.
  • 11 Sep. 2019: Guide added.
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