Quest:Cataclysm in the Catacombs

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Alliance 32 Cataclysm in the Catacombs
StartJack Bauden
EndPile of Explosives
Requires Level 84
Experience69,000 XP
or 4Gold13Silver99Copper at Level 100
Reputation+350 Stormwind
PreviousThe Old Barracks
NextA Villain Unmasked

Objectives Edit

Enter the Cathedral of Light[49, 44] and descend into the catacombs below. Slay the Black Bishop and disarm the Pile of Explosives nearby.

Description Edit

Don't worry about me, <class>. I've uncovered the Twilight's Hammer plot. They've been stealing and stockpiling explosives coming into Stormwind harbor. Somehow, they've gotten access to the catacombs underneath the Cathedral of Light. I've heard talk of someone called "The Black Bishop."

There's no time to warn the guard, <name>! You've got just minutes to get into the catacombs and disarm that bomb. Go! Now! Or THOUSANDS of PEOPLE will DIE!


<3 ... 2 ... 1 ...>

<You wet your fingers and snuff out the fuse. The cathedral is saved!>

Underneath the powder kegs you find a heap of notes and papers. Apparently the cultists were trying to destroy the evidence behind them.>

Rewards Edit

You will receive:


  • The Cathedral is phased during this quest, so there are none of the usual NPCs within.
  • To access the catacombs, enter the Cathedral and then go diagonally right from within the main room. The winding path will bring you down to where Brother Crowley normally stands. In the back corner of this room is the short flight of stairs that leads into the catacombs.
  • Once you descend, head to the right and follow it all the way down.
  • Classes with AoE abilities should avoid using them on the way to the Bishop; there are a number of neutral mobs (Babbling Cultists) that will attack in amongst the regular mobs (Warped Cultists).
  • Once you get to the Bishop and kill him, be sure to turn in the quest and accept the next one quickly: the Black Bishop has a quick respawn timer, and the worst that will happen is you are trapped behind his new magical barrier along with the pile of explosives.


  • This quest, just like Jack Bauden who gives it, is a reference to the television series 24. Jack routinely has to save the day in a very limited amount of time, and thus has to circumvent normal procedures in order to accomplish this.

Quest progressionEdit

  1. Official alliance mini-icon [84] Hero's Call: Twilight Highlands!
  2. Official alliance mini-icon [84] My Son, the Prince
  3. Official alliance mini-icon [84] Rallying the Fleet / Official alliance mini-icon [84] Twilight Investigation
  4. Official alliance mini-icon [84] Missing Parts / Official alliance mini-icon [84] The Usual Suspects
  5. Official alliance mini-icon [84] He's Holding Out on Us
  6. Official alliance mini-icon [84] Peasant Problems
  7. Official alliance mini-icon [84] Unholy Cow
  8. Official alliance mini-icon [84] Expert Opinion
  9. Official alliance mini-icon [84] The Old Barracks
  10. Official alliance mini-icon [84] Cataclysm in the Catacombs
  11. Official alliance mini-icon [84] A Villain Unmasked
  12. Official alliance mini-icon [84] Twilight Shores
  13. Official alliance mini-icon [84] Twilight Shores

Patch changes Edit

Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.

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