Patch 4.2 brought with it a long questchain requiring you to rescue the former Horde warchief Thrall from the clutches of Majordomo Staghelm. At the end of that questline, Thrall declares his love for his mate Aggra, and officially dedicates his life to her in a commitment ceremony – effectively marrying her.
It’s an important moment in WoW lore, and you can witness it for yourself by completing the questchain Call of the World Shaman. The quest begins in Mount Hyjal (see our quick guide if you’re not sure How to get to Mount Hyjal). Once you’ve picked up the initial quest (from the Earthspeaker, next to the portals in Orgrimmar or Stormwind), you’ll need to find Thrall, just south of the World Tree. If you’re having trouble picking up this questchain, you might need to speak to Aggra first of all – you can find her in Mount Hyjal.
Call of the World Shaman leads on to Elemental Bonds, which ends in Thrall’s marriage to Aggra. It’s easy to follow the questchain – just talk to Aggra after each stage to see what needs to be done next. You’ll need to free Thrall from each of the four elements in turn. You’ll need to attack the mobs that are surrounding him. Only when a certain number of mobs have been killed will the next stage of the questchain be triggered. The mobs that surround Thrall are non-aggressive, so they won’t attack until you attack them.
For each element, you’ll have a new meter on your user interface. When the bar reaches 100, Thrall will be freed from that element’s control and you’ll be able to move on to the next element. Killing one of the smaller mobs will increase the bar by 5 points. Killing one of the larger mobs will increase the bar by 15 points. If you die, the bar will reset, so be careful! If you can find somebody else to do this quest with you, it’ll go a lot faster (and will be a lot less tedious).
The confirmation of Thrall and Aggra’s relationship officially ends any speculation as to Thrall’s relationship with the Alliance mage Jaina Proudmore. Much as fans may have wished to see that relationship pan out, Thrall and Aggra are now married (or the Orcish shaman equivalent). Judging by Aggra’s determination to save her mate during the Elemental Bonds questline, it’s pretty serious.
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