The subject of this article or section was part of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, a world event that heralded the opening of Ahn'Qiraj. This is no longer available as event is permanently over as of patch 3.2.0.

This quest starts the conclusion of Inv hammer 25 [The Scepter of the Shifting Sands] quest chain to open the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj. Anachronos will only offer this quest after completing the Inv misc gem sapphire 03 [Blue Scepter Shard], Inv misc gem emerald 03 [Green Scepter Shard] and Inv misc gem ruby 03 [Red Scepter Shard] forks.


A thousand years has passed and just as it was fated, one stands before me. One who shall lead their people to a new age.

The Old God trembles, <name>. Oh yes, it fears your faith. Shatter the prophecy of C'Thun.

It knows you come, champion - and with you comes the might of Kalimdor. You have only to let me know when you are prepared and I shall grant you the Inv hammer 25 [Scepter of the Shifting Sands].

Gossip textEdit

The Scepter of the Shifting Sands is whole once more, <name>.

It must be you who uses the scepter. It must be you who heralds the next age of your people.

You must wait for the armies of the Horde and the Alliance to arrive in Silithus before you may ring the Scarab Gong.

Gossipgossipicon I am ready, Anachronos. Please grant me the Scepter of the Shifting Sands.


Back in 1.9, the entire realm needed to complete a fetch quest and then wait 7 full days before the scepter bearer could bang the gong to start the 10 Hour War.

Now that the gates are permanently open, there is no waiting period. Simply fly over to the gong to accept the final quest, Treasure of the Timeless One. It is no longer possible to bang the gong.


Quest progressionEdit

This is part of the conclusion to Inv hammer 25 [The Scepter of the Shifting Sands] quest chain:

  1. Neutral 15 [60] The Might of Kalimdor
  2. Neutral 15 [60] Bang a Gong! (gate opening +10 hours)
  3. Neutral 15 [60] Treasure of the Timeless One (after 10 hours)

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