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Alliance 32 Prisoners of War
StartJohn J. Keeshan [53.0, 55.7]
EndAutomatic [69.3, 59.4]
Level18
CategoryRedridge Mountains
Experience1,700 XP
or 10Silver19Copper at Level 110
Reputation+350 Stormwind
PreviousUnspeakable Atrocities, Hunting the Hunters, Bravo Company Field Kit: Chloroform, Bravo Company Field Kit: Camouflage
NextTo Win a War, You Gotta Become War

Objectives Edit

Free the Prisoners of War locked up in the prison in Render's Valley.

  • Prisoners of War Freed

Provided item: Inv misc enggizmos 20 [Bravo Company Field Kit]

Description Edit

The Bravo Company field kit is ready. I'm gonna equip you with it and you're gonna enter Redner's Valley, southeast of here, and free our P.O.W's. I'm sending Jorgensen with you to watch your back.

Now the prisoners are being held on the northeast side of the valley in a large cage, but the key to the cage is in a cave on the south side of the valley. You'll have to steal the key, create a distraction, and free the citizens.

Good luck, <name>! I'll be in touch through the field kit.

Progress Edit

<Name>?

Completion Edit

<The radio on the Bravo Company field kit crackles.>

Looks like the P.O.W.s are free. Time to initiate Operation: End All.

("War is in my blood.")

Notes Edit

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Accepting the quest brings Jorgansen back as a guardian. Also, players now have the field kit with them. Toggle it to bring out its abilities and a quick explanation:

Bravo Company Field Kit ACTIVE. New abilities are now available on your action bar. Toggle Bravo Company Field Kit to DEACTIVATE.
  1. [Camouflage] 20 yd range—Covers the user in fox poop and leaves. Hides them from sight. Instant (5 sec cooldown)
  2. [Distraction] 30 yd range—Creates a distraction that any orc within 30 yards will investigate. Instant (5 sec cooldown)
  3. [Chloroform] 5 yd range—Knocks out a Blackrock orc. May only be used from behind the target. 2 sec cast

Players are also buffed with "Bravo Company Field Kit: Toggle to deactivate", which they can right-click off if necessary.

Leaving camp headed toward the valley

Activate your Bravo Company Field Kit now.
Stealth your party using Camouflage.

Closing in on Render's Valley:

We're nearing Render's Valley. These orcs are rough. Make sure you are camo'd!

The orcs are all elites, so fighting them is an ill-advised idea. However...

Create a distraction so that you and Jorgensen can slip by unnoticed.

Done properly, nothing untoward happens. However, Blackrock Guards can cast truesight, which sees through stealth, so be careful!

Blackrock Guard casts stealth detection. Keep your distance!

In the cave is a solitary guard.

Sometimes you just need to take out one target. Use chloroform while behind the enemy!

After looting the key, head northeast to the other end of the valley to find the Blackrock Holding Pens. Make a distraction to keep the orcs busy then free a pen.

Kidnapped Redridge Citizen yells: We're free! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

The citizens should have enough time to get away if the span between distracting and freeing was short.

Jorgansen has some useful advice:

  • Jorgensen says: Make sure we always have camouflage up. The orcs in Render's Valley will kill us both if we're spotted.
  • Jorgensen says: While camouflaged, we are harder to detect when we are BEHIND creatures.
  • Jorgensen says: Sometimes a distraction can backfire and cause the orcs to become suspicious. In those instances the orcs will actively search for us. It's best to keep a good distance from any orc detecting stealth.
  • Jorgensen says: Once in a while we'll come up against a lone orc that stands between us and victory. Chloroform is often best used in those situations. Just remember to apply chloroform we have to be behind the enemy.

And some standard paladin bitching:

  • Jorgensen says: Messner kills bad guys so fast. I wish I could kill as fast as him. WHY can't I shoot fireballs? What does the LIGHT have against fireballs?
  • Jorgensen says: One time, Keeshan told me that he could take on five of me at once. Why am I so weak?
  • Jorgensen says: I don't know, maybe the grass really is greener on the other side, you know? Krakaeur and Danforth really kick butt as warriors. Maybe I should drop this paladin thing and try out being a warrior.

Quest progressionEdit

Optional lead-in: Hero's Call: Redridge Mountains!

  1. Alliance 15 [15] Still Assessing the Threat
  2. Alliance 15 [16] Parker's Report
  3. Alliance 15 [16] We Must Prepare!
  4. Alliance 15 [16] Tuning the Gnomecorder
  5. Alliance 15 [16] Canyon Romp
  6. Alliance 15 [16] They've Wised Up...
  7. Alliance 15 [16] Yowler Must Die!
  8. Alliance 15 [17] John J. Keeshan
  9. Alliance 15 [17] This Ain't My War
  10. Alliance 15 [17] In Search of Bravo Company
  11. Alliance 15 [17] Breaking Out is Hard to Do
  12. Alliance 15 [17] Jorgensen
  13. Alliance 15 [17] Krakauer
  14. Alliance 15 [17] And Last But Not Least... Danforth
  15. Alliance 15 [17] Return of the Bravo Company
  16. Alliance 15 [18] They Drew First Blood
  17. Alliance 15 [18] It's Never Over
  18. Complete all of:
  19. Alliance 15 [18] Prisoners of War
  20. Alliance 15 [18] To Win a War, You Gotta Become War
  21. Alliance 15 [18] Detonation
  22. Alliance 15 [19] The Dark Tower
  23. Alliance 15 [19] The Grand Magus Doane
  24. Alliance 15 [20] AHHHHHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHH!!!
  25. Alliance 15 [20] Showdown at Stonewatch
  26. Alliance 15 [20] Darkblaze, Brood of the Worldbreaker
  27. Alliance 15 [20] Triumphant Return

Patch historyEdit

0400Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Added

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Patch date15 November 2010 +
Quest ID26646 +
Quest factionAlliance +
Quest level18 +
Quest namePrisoners of War +

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