This is definitely my favourite 5 man and I usually make a special trip down there fairly regularly to have a look around and remember how great this place is. You find the entrance in the Caverns of Time in Tanaris, there is a portal from Dalaran to make it easier to get over there at higher levels. I remember finding the Caverns of Time on my mage as a brand new toon, when I was first questing through Tanaris before I had any idea of what the place actually was. I loved just looking around, it’s so spectacular looking with the space scenes outside the tunnel.
The new map has the names of all the different instances marked on it which makes it a lot easier to find the right dungeon entrance now.
What I love about this place is not the actual main story, which is also pretty great. The main story revolves around when Thrall was imprisoned in the orc concentration camp and you have to rescue him and work your way through the instance with him. As part of the dungeon you get turned into a human.
But that’s not why I come here, I come here to go down and see the characters at Southshore.
Down here you’ll find Kel’Thuzad back when he was still part of the Kirin Tor and hasn’t yet been turned into a Lich. You can find him now as the final boss in Naxraamas. He’s here talking to his apprentice Helcular about his attempts at necromancy.
Venture into the inn and you’ll find the really big names of WoW lore.
They are working on a crystal that eventually gets crafted into The Ashbringer.
There’s even a rare spawn; Don Carlos who spawns and patrols up and down the main road. He has the chance to drop his Famous Hat which summons a ghost coyote to you for as long as you wear the hat.
This is definitely one of my favourite places in Azeroth and I really wish more of the dungeons had side lore and stories in it like this one. It’s an amazing place to come and celebrity watch, there are so many more npcs from WoW’s history that are in this instance.
What’s your favourite 5man? Leave me a comment or a link to your post, I’d love to read about it.