Here's the deal on how to get the title. You have to get attuned to both SSC and TK - even though you don't *need* to in order to access these raid instances. Still, it would be kind of cool to have the title, wouldn't it? Another upside is that a lot of the work involves things (heroics, Kara, Gruul, and Magtheridon) that we are doing as a guild anyway.

SSC attunement

Enter the Slave Pens in Heroic Mode.

Find Skar'this the Heretic. He's a captive in a cage between the first and second bosses.

Take his quest, The Cudgel of Kar'desh. This has two parts:
1) Retrieve the Earthen Signet from Gruul the Dragonkiller.
2) Retrieve the Blazing Signet from Nightbane in Karazhan.

Back to Heroic SP! Return to Skar'this with the signets and he will cast The Mark of Vashj on you which (in the old days anyways) granted you access to Serpentshrine Cavern.

Tempest Keep attunement

Now...... the old quest line to get attuned to Tempest Keep. This is a really long chain. Once you read it over, you'll see why Blizzard lifted the attunement requirement so that more people could raid TK. Imagine having to organize and run all these quests for an entire guild.

All the early quests can be soloed.

The Hand of Gul'dan (pick this up in Wildhammer Stronghold in Shadowmoon Valley)
Enraged Spirits of Fire and Earth
Enraged Spirits of Water
Enraged Spirits of Air
Oronok Torn-heart
I Was A Lot Of Things... (this quest is a bit of a pain, but stick with it)
A Lesson Learned
The Cipher of Damnation - Truth and History

Cipher Fragments

That wasn't too bad, was it? Let's go find those cipher fragments! This part of the chain is also soloable, but having a partner can speed it up a lot.

Part 1:

Grom'tor, Son of Oronok
The Cipher of Damnation - Grom'tor's Charge
The Cipher of Damnation - The First Fragment Recovered

Part 2:

Ar'tor, Son of Oronok
Demonic Crystal Prisons
Lohn'goron, Bow of the Torn-heart
The Cipher of Damnation - Ar'tor's Charge
The Cipher of Damnation - The Second Fragment Recovered

Part 3:

Borak, Son of Oronok
Of Thistleheads and Eggs...
The Bundle of Bloodthistle
To Catch A Thistlehead
The Shadowmoon Shuffle
What Illidan Wants, Illidan Gets...

Here's where things start to get tough. You're going to need a group (as in, at least a tank and healer) to finish these last two parts. We did it with 5 last night and both fights were a joke. I think it's certainly doable with 4 and maybe even 3, given our guild's overall skill and gear level.

The Cipher of Damnation - Borak's Charge
The Cipher of Damnation - The Third Fragment Recovered
The Cipher of Damnation (whoa, that's one BIG mob!)

Trials of the Naaru

Whew! That was a lot of work, but we're just getting warmed up. Once you finish up the Cipher quest, you'll get an in-game mail message from Khadgar, asking you to travel to Shattrath City. My advice: don't keep a powerful (and grouchy) mage waiting.

The Tempest Key
Khadgar tells to speak to A'dal, who has three quests for you. You can do these in any order.

Trial of the Naaru: Mercy
Run Heroic Shattered Halls to retrieve the Unused Axe of the Executioner. This is a timed run to save Kargath's prisoners from being executed.

Trial of the Naaru: Strength
This requires two instance runs, both on Heroic. Kill Warlord Kalithresh in the Steamvault to retrieve Kalithresh's Trident, then travel to the Shadow Labyrinth, kill Murmur, and take Murmur's Essence. Or the other way around.

Trial of the Naaru: Tenacity
Heroic Arcatraz - yay! You have to rescue Millhouse "I'm gonna light you up sweet cheeks!" Manastorm.

But wait! A'dal's not finished with you yet! One more small task to complete....

Trial of the Naaru: Magtheridon
Pretty simple: kill him. ;-)


Finally! You can now go back to A'dal, get your Tempest Key (which will rot in your bank now that you don't need it any more), and also have a spiffy new title to impress all the hot night elf chicks.