Maintaining the Sunwell Portal is part of the Shattered Sun Offensive storyline. A flying mount is required to complete this quest. Once players have activated the Sunwell portal, this quest replaced  .
We must maintain the energy to our portal or it will collapse. The mana cells that the ethereal at Bash'ir Landing have hidden will continue to serve our purposes. The landing sits atop the northwestern corner of the Blade's Edge Mountains, far to the north.
Remember, acquire a phase device from one of the ethereal and then use it to locate the smuggled goods.
As the quest text hints at, the mana cells are hidden. All ethereals in the area may drop the which will put the caster, party members and pets in a phased state that allows them to see the mana cells (which look like pale glowing purple boxes) and hide from the ethereals and other wildlife in the area, but allows nearby phase wyrms to attack the players and vice versa. Players can mount up and fly around or do any of the rest of their abilities while phased, but once players leave Bash'ir Landing, the buff will fade.
<name>, how fare your efforts to obtain mana cells for us this day?
These mana cells will continue to power the portal.
Return tomorrow and I will send you out to obtain more.
Patches and hotfixesEdit
Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Added