Thursday, October 23, 2008

Achievement: Well Read

Over half of the books listed in the Well Read Achievement are found in three dungeons: Scholomance carries the greatest amount of books, followed by Live Stratholme and Scarlet Monastery: Library. Some are found in multiple places. I don't have ALL multiples listed, but I will list known multiples.

(The Horde do have their own list where books that seem Alliance exclusive are found in Horde controlled areas or cities. However, I cannot confirm those places... as I have no Hordelings. However, if you're trying to find those locations, wowhead is a great source for the locations. Yes, wowhead does have things in it other than cool gear links.)

Scholomance, Live Stratholme, Scarlet Monastery Library

Aegwynn and the Dragon Hunt (also found in SW Library)
Aftermath of the Second War (SW Library)
Arathor and the Troll Wars (Expedition Library in IF)
Archimonde's Returns and the flight to Kalimdor
Beyond the Dark Portal (Booty Bay, 4th floor inn)
Civil War in the Plaguelands (Expedition Library)
Exile of the High Elves (Darnassus, by the rogue trainers)
Icecrown and the Frozen Throne
Kel'Thuzad and the Forming of the Scourge
Kil'Jaeden and the Shadow Pact (Darkshire)
Old Hatreds - The Colonization of Kalimdor
Rise of the Blood Elves
Sargeras and the Betrayel
The Birth of the Lich King
The Dark Portal and the Fall of Stormwind
The Founding of Quel'Thalas (Darkshire)
The Invasion of Draenor
The Lich King Triumphant
The Old Gods and the Ordering of Azeroth (Expedition Armory)
The Scourge of Lordaeron (Booty Bay, McKinley's Basement)
The Seven Kingdoms
The War of the Ancients
The World Tree and the Emerald Dream
War of the Spider
War of the Three Hammers (Expedition Library)

Ironforge (Expedition Library)
Charge of the Dragonflights
Ironforge - the Awakening of the Dwarves (Thelsemar)
Rise of the Horde
The Alliance of Lordaeron (Darkshire, SW Library)
The Battle of Grim Batol (Menethil)

Stormwind Library
The Guardians of Tirisfal
The Kaldorei and the Well of Eternity
The New Horde

Booty Bay
Empires' Fall (McKinley's Basement)
Sunwell - The Fall of Quel'Thalas (2nd floor inn)
The Sentinels and the Long Vigil (above McKinley, enter the house next to him, go up and over)
The Twin Empires (McKinley's Basement)
Wrath of Soulflayer (McKinley's Basement)
(Who knew McKinley was such a big reader?)

Lethargy of the Orcs (Eastvale Logging Camp)
Mount Hyjal and Illidan's Gift (Auberdine, Darkshire, Ratchet)
The Betrayer Ascendant (Darnassus, Trade Terrace, 3rd Bldg, back row)
The Last Guardian (Thelsamar @ Mining Trainer, Westfall Inn or Karazhan)


  1. Wow! Thank you K! I will have to work on this while visiting candy buckets, and then finish it off once I am done working on my Hallow's End stuff. I feel kinda sorry for the Horde since it looks like most of the books are in Alliance areas. Does the Horde just read magazines and coloring books or something?

  2. @ Dradis

    Exactly! We Horde sit around coloring all day in Undercity. You should see Sylvanas' refridgerator!

  3. Everyplace that is in an Alliance area does have a corresponding area in Horde controlled territories or towers or areas. :)

    However, I only play Alliance, so I can't confirm those places where they say 'In Stonard' or some other place like that.

    And ... the Horde don't read magazines (or books!). They use the books as toilet paper. Causes less rash than the thornbush leaves of the Barrens. *ouch* :D

  4. I should look in to making a Horde list on my blog.. hmmm.

  5. I'll sue you for plagerism! (kidding)

    The same list should apply to Scholo/Strat/SM, as well as Booty Bay locations.

    It's the OTHER ones you'll have to work on. :)

  6. @K

    "I'll sue you for plagerism! (kidding)"


    I'll have to backdate the post so it looks like YOU stole MY idea instead! Yeahhhhh.. thats it..

    *rubs hands together all crazylike*

  7. @Abi

    Oh, but .. you just posted your idea to do so.. and it's been date/time-stamped on the comment.

    So try your little ploy, it will fail. Oh yes. It will fail. >:D

  8. The books noted in McKinley's basement are also in the Inn in Gadgetzan, fyi.