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Legend of the Brewfathers the way it's meant to be seen

Legend of the Brewfather
On looking through the Pandaria exploration achievements, I noticed something that I thought might well have been Brewfest-related. An achievement called Legend of the Brewfather. Odd, then, that it appears in the exploration section!

A little further digging revealed that it was, in fact, an achievement that asked you to seek out all the Brewfather Shrines in Pandaria. Now, with level 90 flying, this would be a relatively easy task if you knew where to look, and, of course, Wowhead's commenters know where to look already. But that wasn't any fun at all, these guys had to be discoverable without flying. So off we went, my yak and I, to seek out some Brewfathers.

SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know the approximate locations of the three Brewfathers, don't hit the break!


The first Brewfather, perched on a hill in the Jade Forest, not too far from Tian Monastery, was Xin Wu Yin the Broken Hearted. His home was by far the easiest to find, with a flight of steps, a helpful handrail, and a pleasant plateau visible from nearby. Very straightforward for the yak-rider indeed!

The second Brewfather, again up a steep hill in the easternmost corner of Krarasang Wilds, was Quan Tou Kuo the Two Fisted, clutching two mugs in his hands. He was somewhat trickier to locate, the hills are very similar around this area, and from the ground it takes an eagle eye to spot the narrow path snaking up one hill to Quan Tou Ko's resting place. Keep an eye out for goats!

The third Brewfather was by far my favorite. Ren Yun the Blind, ironically, is in the one location that has blown me away so far in Pandaria. The irony appears because he is, sadly, unable to enjoy the view! We'll choose, for now, to ignore the fact that brass statues can't usually see, sighted or otherwise. Ren Yun rests on the summit of mount Neverest, in Kun Lai. Those of you who have quested with Lorewalker Cho in the area have already made it part of the way to his final home, when you ascended past the various shrines to meet Cho on the mountain.

But you were only really half-way there. There is a path up the hill, which you may not have noticed, receding as it does into the distance. You'll ascend into clouded, windswept, snowy hills, and bravely walk out on a precarious ridge, where any false step could lead you to a fall to your untimely demise, and find Ren Yun, perched on top of the world.

This is a lovely, simple achievement, that's improved so much by riding. Leave your cloud serpent at home, and bring a yak!

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