I had no idea how to get to the Vale of the Eternal Blossoms but was excited to explore as it was the last zone I had yet to see. After riding around looking for possible entrances on the continent map, I found they were all blocked.

When you’re 87, you can head to the top of the Temple of the White Tiger in Kun-Lai Summit and speak to Sunwalker Dezco inside the temple.

Speak to Dezco

Speak to Dezco for the quest: Temple of the White Tiger

Nobody is allowed into the Vale without the approval of the August Celestials. Xuen, The White Tiger, appears ready to listen to me.

But Taran Zhu of the Shado-Pan is reluctant to let the Alliance or Horde anywhere NEAR the valley after what happened in the Jade Forest.

Maybe you can help me make my case. Speak to the White Tiger on our behalf. Be careful! He may set a number of challenges before you…


Xuen the White Tiger

Zhi the Harmonious says: …I’ve seen them with my own eyes: Mogu legions, storming the Vale in force. We are not trained for mass combat!

Anduin Wrynn says: We’re here to lend our aid. We can help protect the Vale.

Xuen states that you’ll have to prove yourself with a series of three trials.


The Sha takes three forms

Spirit of Violence

Spirit of Violence – defeat the copy of your character which spawns in the challenging ring

Taran Zhu says: Violence. See? They are filled with it.

Anduin Wrynn says: Yes… we are fighters. But we come from a violent land. We fought off demons, we fought off death, we even fought against the very end of the world!

Zhi the Harmonious says: It is true. They are strong. There is much they can teach us.

Spirit of Anger

Spirit of Anger – defeat the black and white copy of your character

Xuen says: We can agree it is noble to fight for a righteous cause: to defend our home or family. But what of vengeance? What of anger? I sense these emotions run deep in this one.

Anduin Wrynn says: Anger is a part of us all, yes. But we value control. The orcs were once driven solely by anger – they lived in a state of bloodlust – but they conquered it.

Taran Zhu says: All you seek to conquer is each other!

Zhi the Harmonious says: To live without anger is not to live at all. It is ours to overcome. In defeating our anger, we draw great strength.

Xuen says: Well spoken, Zhi. The strangers from beyond the mists have no shortage of passions, but let us see if they indeed control them. Beyond anger lies hatred, the wellspring of all misery. What is this? Your hatred has a face!

Spirit of Hatred

Spirit of Hatred – defeat the form of either King Varian (for Horde) or Garrosh Hellscream (for Alliance)

Taren Zhu says: See? See how these outsiders hate one another! They wear their hatred to battle and carry it to their graves!

Anduin Wrynn says: No, that’s not true – there is so much more to us than this!

Zhi the Harmonious says: How interesting. They bring much to our land, but they also bring the shadow of war.

Anduin Wrynn says: Peace will come. I swear it. And old hatreds will go away. You have to believe me.

Xuen says: Well, this one has indeed proven mastery over anger. Between the young cub’s words and the actions of this hero, I think I understand. Those from beyond the mists are hardened by battle. They are scarred, yes, but they have learned much. I trust them.

Taren Zhu says: You are making a terrible mistake!

Xuen says: It is decided. I will open the gates. The Vale of Eternal Blossoms will be open for all.

Anduin Wrynn says: Thank you, Master White Tiger. You will see. I believe that my people – and the Horde are essentially good.

Xuen says: I will consult the others. Meet me at the gates.

You may see multiple copies of Varian and Garrosh for the Third Trial if multiple players attempt it. Others may even tag your copies but just be patient and you’ll get it done. After completing your trials, Dezco tells you to meet him at the Gates leading to the Vale.

Gate leading to the Vale

Gate leading to the Vale

Gate opens