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This article is about the pre-expansion scenario triggered by the quest Hiding in the Stacks. For the Icon Legion 18x18 Patch 7.1 Icon-heroic-22x22 dungeon, see Return to Karazhan. For the Legion-Logo-Small Legion content patch called "Return to Karazhan", see Patch 7.1.
Legion-Logo-Small This article concerns content exclusive to Legion.

Return to Karazhan is a scenario for Both 15 Alliance and Horde players level 98 and above who have completed the Broken Shore and Finding Magni scenarios. It is part of the pre-expansion event leading into World of Warcraft: Legion.

Stages Edit

Stage 1 Edit

The Archmage - Meet with Archmage Khadgar inside Karazhan.
Notes
  • After passing through the gate, Khadgar can be found to the right, up the short flight of stairs.
  • Talk with Khadgar to start everything.
Progress

The Burning Legion's power grows. We haven't time to spare.

Gossipgossipicon Let us begin.

Dialogue
Archmage Khadgar says: I have an idea where to find the tome discussing the Pillars of Creation, but getting there may present some... challenges.
Archmage Khadgar says: We have much to do and little time to do it. When you are ready, we'll begin.

Stage 2 Edit

Visions of the Past - Learn the secrets of Karazhan's past.
Notes
  • Following Khadgar, players witness the memory of Khadgar's first trip to Karazhan as Medivh's apprentice.
Dialogue
Archmage Khadgar says: I've been away too long. I fear the tower has fallen into disrepair. Please, pardon the mess.
Archmage Khadgar says: Heh, I remember the day I arrived. So young and nervous... sent by the Kirin Tor to study under the famed mage Medivh.
Vision of Moroes says: Care to borrow some blinders? Other students have found them quite helpful for ignoring those distracting visions.
Vision of Khadgar says: Uh... no, thank you. If I may ask, what became of the other students?
Archmage Khadgar says: I was not the first to study under Medivh. I was, however, the only one he accepted as his apprentice.
Vision of Medivh says: So... It seems our young spy has arrived at last.
Archmage Khadgar says: Earning his trust took time. Cleaning the library wasn't a glamorous start to my career, but it taught me that, to Medivh, everything was a test. Preparation for... a greater destiny.

He comes upon a doorway barred with arcane energy.

Archmage Khadgar says: The last time I was here, I left behind a few... safety measures. There are countless secrets within these walls and many who would stop at nothing to learn them.
Archmage Khadgar says: Hmmm, it appears my safeguards may have been altered. Keep an eye out while I open the way.
Echo of Medivh yells: That which was foreseen has come to pass. The circle nears completion. Sentries, attend to our "guests"!
Media

Stage 3 Edit

Medivh's Defenses - Disable the Arcane Protector activated by Medivh.
Notes
  • An Arcane golem is activated far to the left of the magical barrier and instantly focuses on the player.
Dialogue
Archmage Khadgar says: The sentry! Look out!

Stage 4 Edit

We Are Not Alone - Stay with Khadgar.
Notes
  • As soon as the player dispatches the golem, a loud explosion is heard. Running to the stairwell at the entrance of the room, a number of demons swarm up the stairs. Khadgar erects a barrier to keep them at bay.
Dialogue
Archmage Khadgar says: The tower's defenses have been compromised! I sense the tendrils of Medivh's magic thwarting my safeguards.
Thar'zul yells: The way is clear, just like the Great One promised! This tower is ours for the taking!

Khadgar erects the arcane barrier

Archmage Khadgar says: That won't hold them for long. We must get to the library!
Media

Stage 5 Edit

Breaking In - Assist Khadgar by deactivating the protective rune.
Notes
  • Players follow Khadgar back to the blocked door and assist him in removing the runic magic in place on it.
Dialogue
Archmage Khadgar says: Sargeras knows we are after the location of the Pillars! I'll need your help to bring down the barrier.
Archmage Khadgar says: Let's give these runes a try. A hand, if you would?
Media

Stage 6 Edit

Wisped Away - Read from the Guardian's Arcanum to escape to the library.
Notes
  • Follow Khadgar up the stairwell after the barrier falls.
  • While he is engaged with the next arcane golem, read from the book on the table to be whisked to the top of the tower.
Dialogue
Archmage Khadgar yells: The wards! More sentires are coming after us. Fortunately, I always keep a few tricks up my sleeve.
Archmage Khadgar yells: This book holds a spell that will take you to the library. Get going! And be ready for anything!
Arcane Protector yells: Intruder alert!
Media

Stage 7 Edit

Bookkeeping - Destroy the Agitated Tomes.
Notes
  • Upon entering the library, players find they are alone, with the exception of six Agitated Tomes flying around at the opposite end of the room.

Stage 8 Edit

Not the Intruders You're Looking For - Assist Khadgar by weakening the guardians.
Notes
  • After taking care of the Tomes, Khadgar teleports into the room, sealing the portal behind him.
  • Players must face off against three arcane golems as Khadgar channels his spell. The golems appear and attack one at a time.
Dialogue
Archmage Khadgar says: If we're to have any hope of holding back the Legion, I need to get the sentries back on our side.
Archmage Khadgar says: You'll have to subdue the guardians before my calibration can take effect. No need to be gentle!
Ancient Curator says: Activating defense mode EL-2S.
Media

Stage 9 Edit

Defenders of Karazhan - Assist Khadgar by attuning the protectors to defend Karazhan.
Notes
  • Simply click on each of the three golems in order to reactivate them. Each will move forward and pass through the arcane barrier to attack the demons.
Dialogue
Archmage Khadgar says: Reactivate the sentries once I finish their adjustments. I'll reinforce the door and send the guardians against the Legion. That will buy us time to find what we're after.
Ancient Curator says: Defensive calibration complete. Acquiring targets.
Ancient Keeper says: Protection mode enabled. Targets identified.
Ancient Curator says: Threat detected. Pursuing.
Thar'zul yells: You can't stop us, mage! Your former master opened the way to our victory! Karazhan will be ours!
Archmage Khadgar says: I've really, REALLY had enough of that demon!

Stage 10 Edit

Knowledge is Key - Find the tome containing information about the Pillars of Creation.
Notes
  • Players simply need to wait for Khadgar's "wisp" to locate the proper book. Follow it to the table to pick up the tome.
Dialogue
Archmage Khadgar says: The knowledge of the Pillars is here! We must find that tome!
Archmage Khadgar says: There? No... There! No...
Archmage Khadgar says: Ah, could that be? YES! That's it!
Media

Final Stage Edit

Words of the Wise - Listen to Khadgar's instructions regarding the tome.
Dialogue
Archmage Khadgar says: Take the tome, <name>. The information it holds is vital!
Thar'zul yells: This changes nothing, mage! Your defenses will crumble and your world will burn!
Archmage Khadgar says: We have what we came for, but I'd be remiss if I didn't try to bolster Karazhan's defenses before I leave. I owe that much to Medivh... the good man he once was, not the pawn of Sargeras he became.

Khadgar opens a portal to Dalaran

Archmage Khadgar says: Get that book into Modera's hands in Dalaran. I'll join you soon. And... thank you.

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