|The subject of this article was either removed from World of Warcraft or is no longer available due to the devastating Cataclysm.
As I had feared, the cure does not work.
It saddens me greatly to order the death of any of nature's beasts, but the sick and tainted thistle bears must be put down.
Return to the forest and destroy 20 rabid thistle bears, <name>. It will most certainly not put a stop to the plague but it will slow down the damage the animals are doing to our forest and its inhabitants for a short time.
You have done Auberdine a great service, <name>, but your task is not yet complete.
Return to me once you have rested.
...and <name>, prepare your mind and soul for more bloodshed.
Upon completion of this quest you will gain: