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Last time on WoW Archivist, we reviewed the first half of the Tier 0.5 quest line, including the controversial 45-minute Baron run in Stratholme. As we left off, the ghost of Anthion Harmon had asked us to assemble the pieces of Valthalak's medallion. He sent you into Blackrock Depths with an enchanted banner to challenge the gladiator Theldren.
Laying down the law
The next step required a 5-player group to enter the Ring of Law inside Blackrock Depths. As you are being sentenced, you summon the Banner of Provocation. Theldren and his team step in instead of the usual BRD bosses. Now you were in for a scrap, and it was a wildly different fight that any other in classic WoW.
Theldren spawned with a mix of four teammates chosen from a pool of eight:
- Korv, a tauren shaman
- Va'jashni, a troll priest
- Rotfang, a gnoll rogue
- Snokh Blackspine, a quillboar fire mage
- Volida, an undead frost mage
- Malgen Longspear, a centaur hunter
- Rezznik, a goblin engineer
- Lefty, a gnome monk
What made this fight so unique -- and so infuriating for many -- was that the NPCs had no traditional aggro table.
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