Quest:Return to the High Commander

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Alliance 32 Return to the High Commander
StartGryphon Commander Urik
EndHigh Commander Halford Wyrmbane
Experience2,050 XP
or 12Silver30Copper at Level 100
Reputation+10 Valiance Expedition
Rewards[Frontrunner's Blessed Handwraps] or [Snowfall Reaver Boots] or [Westwind Waistband] or [Stonepath Gauntlets]
PreviousFlight of the Wintergarde Defender
NextRescue from Town Square, The Demo-gnome, The Fate of the Dead, Imprints on the Past

Objectives Edit

Speak with High Commander Halford Wyrmbane at Wintergarde Keep in Dragonblight.

Description Edit

Return to High Commander Halford Wyrmbane at once, <name>. Let him know that your mission was a success and that the few remaining villagers that were rescued are back to work.

Rewards Edit

You will be able to choose one of these rewards
Inv gauntlets 17
[Frontrunner's Blessed Handwraps]
Inv boots 08
[Snowfall Reaver Boots]
Inv belt 13
[Westwind Waistband]
Inv gauntlets 29
[Stonepath Gauntlets]

Completion Edit

<Halford salutes.>

The townsfolk are back to work? Already? Outstanding, soldier! We'll get this town built back up and fortified in now time. Before long, reinforcements will be ready to joining the fight with Lord Fordragon at the Wrathgate.

I'm getting ahead of myself, of course, as there is much left to do here before we can even think about sending you to the aid of Bolvar.


Wintergarde changes phase at the conclusion of this quest. Many more NPCs and quest givers will spawn in the keep and the inn.

The overarching storyline also forks at this point. In addition to the direct followup to this quest chain (Rescue from Town Square), a few other quest chains are available. The "The Demo-gnome" chain is required to be completed before players can start the Thel'zan the Duskbringer chain, which leads directly into the Angrathar the Wrathgate storyline.

Another chain, starting with Imprints on the Past, touches on the Arthas' history in the Dragonblight and reveals some of the backstory to players not well-versed in the Warcraft III expansion pack.

Finally, there are a few one-offs and Wanted quests made available at this point.

Quest progressionEdit

  1. Official alliance mini-icon [72] The Lost Courier (optional, starts in Borean Tundra, leads to Stars' Rest)
  2. Official alliance mini-icon [72] Of Traitors and Treason (Stars' Rest or Howling Fjord)
  3. Official alliance mini-icon [72] High Commander Halford Wyrmbane (Stars' Rest or Howling Fjord)
  4. Official alliance mini-icon [72] Naxxramas and the Fall of Wintergarde
  5. Official alliance mini-icon [72] Flight of the Wintergarde Defender
  6. Official alliance mini-icon [72] Return to the High Commander
  7. Official alliance mini-icon [72] Rescue from Town Square & Official alliance mini-icon [72] The Fate of the Dead
  8. Official alliance mini-icon [72] Find Durkon!
  9. Official alliance mini-icon [72] The Noble's Crypt
  10. Official alliance mini-icon [73] Secrets of the Scourge
  11. Official alliance mini-icon [73] Mystery of the Tome
  12. Official alliance mini-icon [73] Understanding the Language of Death
  13. Official alliance mini-icon [73] A Righteous Sermon

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