It’s no surprise that I love my weekly visits to the Troves of the Thunder King scenario. I get more excited when I see multiple keys on Cymre so I can get more chances at collecting Elder Charms for my attempts.

Earlier today I took part in killing the Haywire Sunreaver Construct, one of the new rare elites on the Isle of Thunder. I was able to loot a Key to the Palace of Lei Shen which allows entry to the solo scenario.


To start, head over to the Bleak Hollow cave (51.4, 46.2) and talk to Taoshi. Once you’ve accepted her quest, you’ll be able to enter the scenario then speak to Taoshi again to open the door and start the timer.

As you progress through each room, you’ll have access to various chests like the Mogu and Golden Treasure Chests while trying to avoid obstacles along the way. A few items can be purchased from the entrance NPC once you’ve teleported inside or off your faction vendor to increase your chances of success. There are also green runes to give yourself a speed boost once the 5-minute timer has begun.

Don’t waste too much time accessing the more difficult chest placements, especially if it’s your first time in there. The first room will have a series of small spiders, lightning AoE and mogu statues which come to life as soon as you pass them. Once you reach the second room, you’ll have to watch elemental tiles, glowing circles and roaming eyes.

Troves of the Thunder King

By then end, you have a chance to loot the following:

  • Tattered Historical Parchments – used to purchase reputation insignias such as a Sunreaver Onslaught Insignia, Greater Sunreaver Onslaught Insignia or Kirin Tor equivalent.
  • Elder Charms of Good Fortune
  • Shan’ze Ritual Stones used to summon an elite.
  • Spirits of Harmony
  • Gold

Once the timer is up, you’ll be teleported out of the dungeon to Taoshi’s location. She offers you a Burial Trove Key which allows you to unlock one of Lei Shen’s Burial Troves in addition to any other keys you looted during your run.

Trove room

This is from one of my best runs:

  • 388 Gold
  • 48x Tattered Historical Parchments
  • 2x Shan’ze Ritual Stone
  • 15x Elder Charm of Good Fortune
  • 4x Burial Trove Key
  • x Mote of Harmony


You can run the scenario as often as you like if you’re lucky enough to loot multiple keys per week. I was able to run it twice in two days after receiving another key in my daily Sunreaver cache but the quest to receive a Burial Trove Key is a one time only thing. Any others will have to be looted from chests inside the scenario or talking to Tenwu in the last room before your time expires. There is a very small chance to loot a Mogu Rune of Fate from Lei Shen’s Burial Trove as well.

By the way, if you have a few alts, this macro comes in handy if you want to make sure you’ve done your Troves of the Thunder King scenario every week. It will tell you if you’ve looted a rare, Treasure Trove on the Isle (like the one pictured above) and run the scenario itself.

Isle of the Thunder Macro

/run for k, v in pairs({  Trove = 32609, LeiShenKey = 32626, RareMobLooted = 32610, }) do print(format(“%s: %s”, k, IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(v) and “\124cff00ff00Done\124r” or “\124cffff0000Not Done\124r”)) end.

Troves of the Thunder King Guides

Once you become familiar with the scenario and chests, you can have a go at completing the achievement – In the Hall of the Thunder King.