Since everyone seems to be writing about the Wrathgate quest line, which I have yet to finish still… I’ve decided to post instead my thoughts on another interesting quest line in Northrend, the D.E.H.T.A.
For those who haven’t gotten through Borean Tundra, and who don’t mind some spoilers, the D.E.H.T.A. stands for “Druids for the Ethical and Humane Treatment of Animals”. Essentially, it’s an anti-Nesingwary quest line.
I’ve always loved the Nesingwary quests. I know that a lot of people hate that it’s just a grind, but as a skinner, I approached it with aplomb: There’s nothing like getting paid to grind for leather! Wee!
But in the Borean Tundra, there is a caravan of hippies druids who aim to put an end to this dreadful torture. Maybe you’ve been like me, been able to turn a blind eye to the mass killings caused by Nessingwary, but these druids will make you see differently.
If you’ve noticed a debuff called “Animal Blood”, this causes the D.E.H.T.A. activists to be hostile towards you if you approach them within 2 minutes of killing any beasts in the zone.
The quest line takes you through trapping Nesingwary’s trappers, freeing the most adorable and helpless baby elephants, and killing Nesingwary’s lackeys. While maybe violence to combat violence isn’t the most ethical answer, after seeing those poor elephants, I know I’m ready to head out to Sholazar Basin and give Nessingwary a piece of my mind (shortly before I run around gleefully skinning everything!)
There is also another D.E.H.T.A. quest line led by their representative King Mrgl-Mrgl in the northern part of the Tundra who has discovered a tribe of intelligent Murlocs who you get to befriend. The murloc tadpoles are the cutest little things you’ll ever see, and you even get to dress up in the murloc costume. Be sure you /dance when you’re in it!
While I wasn’t a big fan of Borean Tundra in general, these quests were pretty fun and had a neat little story with them.
At least they are enough to hold me over ’til I get to do that Wrathgate line everyone’s so crazy about!
Oh! And if you haven’t seen it, they’ve redone the Armoury! The look has changed, and they’ve added achievements. I was wondering when they were going to get around to that.
Brajana – Level 75 Troll Hunter
- Skinning: 450
- Leatherworking: 412
- First Aid: 400
- Fishing: 381
- Cooking: 392
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