The Monkey King
The Monkey King
|Location||Tomb of Conquerors, Kun-Lai Summit; Lion's Landing, Krasarang Wilds|
While on his quest to save Pandaria from the impending Great Sundering, Emperor Shaohao consulted his companion, the Monkey King, on how to divest himself of his burdens, to purify his spirit, and to become one with the land.
Weary of waiting, while Shaohao meditated for days, the Monkey King whittled a strange grimacing visage out of bamboo, he urged the Emperor to place the mask of doubt on his face. While mischief was the Monkey King's motivation, the mask worked, as Shaohao pulled the mask away, his doubts took on a physical form. The two companions then traveled to each temple of the August Celestials, purging the Emperor with the help of the Monkey King's masks.
Mists of Pandaria
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After hearing about the Horde's acquisition of the Divine Bell, Prince Anduin Wrynn began searching for a means to counter its power. His research has led him to an item known as the Harmonic Mallet. The Harmonic Mallet was last seen in the hands of the Monkey King. The tomb of the Monkey King is located in Tomb of Conquerors, where he and his mogu adversary are frozen in jade. Anduin discovered an incantation to release him from the jade imprisonment but it would release the Jade Warlord as well. After the Alliance champion defeats the Jade Warlord, the Monkey King asks the champion to solve his three riddles in exchange for the whereabouts of the Harmonic Mallet: an instrument used by the Pandaren rebels in ancient times to counter the mogu's Divine Bell by turning its power into pure harmony. After solving his riddles, the Monkey King revealed that he had to to break the mallet and sent his minions to hide it's pieces in the far away corners of Pandaria in order to prevent it from falling into mogu hands.
- He owns the Staff of the Monkey King, a simple looking staff with such vast power, that it would not let anyone wield it.
- He is likely inspired by Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, from the Chinese tale "Journey to the West".
- Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Added