The Rites of the Earthmother are the steps a young tauren needs to take to gain respect in Thunder Bluff.
First you must pass the Rite of Strength. In this test you must prove your bravery by slaying enemies of the tribe.
Bristlebacks of Brambleblade Ravine to the east are encroaching on our tribal lands. They ambush our hunting parties and steal from the village by dark.
Show your valor by slaying these villains and return to the Chief in Camp Narache with their belts as proof of your deeds.
Have you completed the Rite of Strength, <name>? I require proof of your valor against the enemy of our tribe, the Bristlebacks.
You have passed the first test of the Rites of the Earthmother. The tribe will be proud.
- Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): The level 5 quests had the ranged weapon removed from their reward options. This was done to make sure hunters upgrade their melee damage in the levels before obtaining a pet.