Arixan’s Alliance Leveling Guide – Human Starting Zone (1-5) [BETA]


This covers the updated human starting zone.

This guide is based on a play through of the Human starting zone in the Cataclysm Beta. There may be minor differences by the time Cataclysm goes live. I will correct these as soon as possible.

Please post and feedback, errors, or suggestions as comments.

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  • Quests
  • Items
  • Locations
  • Quest objectives to kill
  • NPCs


Level 1


1. Get the quest [1] A Threat Within from Deputy Willem

2. Speak to Marshal McBride on the steps of the Abbey to turn in. Get the follow up quest [2] Kobold Camp Cleanup

3. Go back to Deputy Willem and get the quest [2] Eagan Peltskinner

4. Eagan Pelskinner is located on the west side of the Abbey. Turn in your quest and accept [2] Wolves Across the Border

5. Kill 8 Diseased Young Wolves in the surrounding area, making sure to loot the Diseased Wolf Pelts, until you complete the quest

Level 2


6. Kill 8 Kobold Vermin in the area just north of the wolves.

7. Turn in [2] Wolves Across the Border at Eagan Peltskinner

8. Turn in [2] Kobold Camp Cleanup at Marshal McBride. Accept the follow up quest [3] Investigate Echo Ridge

9. Get the quest [4] Blackrock Invasion from Deputy Willem.

10. Get the quest [4] Extinguishing Hope from Milly Osworth, right next to Deputy Willem.

11. Head across the river to the burning vineyard. Kill any orcs you see for [4] Blackrock Invasion until you get 8 Blackrock Orc Weapons. While doing this, use Milly’s Fire Extinguisher on 8 fires in the burning vineyard.

Level 3


12. Head back across the river, and north to the kobold area.

13. Kill 8 Kobald Workers for [3] Investigate Echo Ridge. The workers are slightly larger than the kobolds you killed before, and are wearing a blue shirt.

14. Turn in [3] Investigate Echo Ridge at Marshal McBride. Accept the follow up [5] Skirmish at Echo Ridge.

15. Accept the other quest Marshal McBride offers for you. This is quest will direct you to your class trainer. I have listed the quests for each class below.

Hunter – Etched Letter
Paladin – Consecrated Letter
Priest – Hallowed Letter
Mage – Glyphic Letter
Rogue – Encrypted Letter
Warlock – Tainted Letter
Warrior – Simple Letter

16. Turn in [4] Blackrock Invasion at Deputy Willem. Accept the follow up [5] Ending the Invasion

17. Turn in [4] Extinguishing Hope at Milly Osworth.

18. Read the letter that you received from Marshal McBride. Head to your class trainer, which will be located in or around the Abbey. Turn in your class trainer quest and accept the follow up.

19. Complete your trainer quest and turn it in.

Level 4


20. Go across the river to the burning area. Kill Kurtok the Slayer in the northern part of the burned area to complete [5] Ending the Invasion.
21. Go northwest across the river toward the mine entrance north of the Abbey.

22. Kill 8 Kobold Laborers inside the mine for [5] Skirmish at Echo Ridge.

23. Return to Deputy Willem and turn in [5] Ending the Invasion. Accept [4] Voucher of Bravery

24. Return to Marshal McBride and turn in [5] Skirmish at Echo Ridge and [4] Voucher of Bravery. Accept [5] Report to Goldshire.

Level 5


25. Visit your class trainer for any new skills that are available, then follow the road from the abbey south until you reach the walled area.

26. Accept [5] Rest and Relaxation from Falkhaan Isenstrider.

27. Follow the road south until you reach Goldshire.

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    Oct 22, 2010 @ 15:36 pm

    I think Arixan abandonedI think Arixan abandoned this guide since another user made a more complete guide to the human starter zone, and Arixan is focusing on the higher level zone – he originally just made this one to practice.

    I’m moving this to work in progress mode since it’s now out of date. Arixan, feel free to re-publish if you plan to update it. 🙂

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    Sep 19, 2010 @ 16:14 pm

    i am sorry to say it buti am sorry to say it but this area has now been completely changed and your guide is now outdated, i have made the new northshire valley into addon code so feel free to make a new guide after that code. pm if you want it

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    Aug 21, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    TypoStep 13, Kobald Workers should be Kobold Workers.

    Other than that… smoooooooth sailing.

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    Jul 19, 2010 @ 0:35 am

    Thanks!These should be fixed now.

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    Jul 18, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    Addon FormatI have finished recreating this for the addon and have sent it to Jiyambi, just so you guys know 🙂


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    Jul 18, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    Hi, just doing a few minorHi, just doing a few minor spell checks 😛

    Wow, what a boring zone, where’s my go-kart?

    An [color=#ff0000]*[/color] just means add a space. Blue writing is missing words or punctuation or capitalisation (basically corrections)and removed words are an [color=#26c426]*[/color]


    [*]on the steps of the [color=#33ccff]abbey[/color]

    [*] Eagan Pelskinner is located on the west side of the [color=#33ccff]abbey[/color]

    [*]Get the quest [4] [color=#33ccff]Blackrock Invasion[/color]

    Loose square bracket.

    [*] Kill any orcs you see for [4] [color=#33ccff]Blackrock Invasion[/color]

    Same issue

    [*]Turn in [4] [color=#33ccff]Blackrock Invasion[/color] at Deputy Willem.

    And again

    [*] Head to [color=#33ccff]your[/color] class trainer, which will be located in or around the

    [*]then follow the road from the [color=#33ccff]abbey[/color]


    Not too bad 😛

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    Jul 18, 2010 @ 5:39 am

    Thanks!Yeah, I had thought they would have changed it around more too. Still, even though the quest flow is basically the same, there are a lot of little flavor things in the quest texts and the random NPC dialog that add to an overall different feel. It is just kinda hard to illustrate that in a guide.

    For example, when you first load in, right before you accept the first quest from Marshal McBride, there is a mini RP-like event where you are basically “voluteered” to help out by Varian Wrynn.

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    Jul 18, 2010 @ 5:21 am

    The guide looks really niceThe guide looks really nice so far 🙂

    I am kinda disappointed that they didn’t change the human starting quests more. They basically just altered the defias quests into orc-killing, but you are essentially doing the same thing 🙁

    Oh well.

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