One of my favorite low-level questlines in pre-Shattering Kalimdor was in Stonetalon Mountains, where Tammra Windfield asked adventurers passing through Sun Rock Retreat to help her revitalize the Charred Vale.
First, we collected Gaea seeds from around Mirkfallon Lake.
Then, after Tammra enchanted the seeds with druidic magic, we planted them around the Charred Vale.
I always wished that the little trees would persist longer and hoped that someday we would see Tammra’s efforts fully succeed.
I was very happy, then, to see that after the Shattering, the Charred Vale was indeed full of green, living trees, with grass on the ground.
Of the Bloodfury harpies, once so numerous, only the rare spawn Sister Riven remains.
But Tammra’s triumph could not be allowed to be total, oh no… in the Shattering, a volcano rumbled to life, causing half of the Charred Vale to become even more thoroughly charred than it had been previously.
Tammra is no longer at Sun Rock Retreat, nor anywhere to be found. I wish that she were still around, perhaps down in the Charred Vale, continuing to care for her new trees… or maybe being the one to give this very similar quest at Karnum’s Glade in Desolace.