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Quartermaster: Tan Shin Tiao, Vale of Eternal Blossoms
How to Gain Reputation: As the keepers of Pandaren culture,The Lorewalkers go hand-in-hand with the spirit of Archaeology. The unusual reputation grind fits the nature of these cultural librarians, and reputation rewards enhance this profession.
Each monument in Pandaria is tied to an achievement. Upon visiting all the monuments for an achievement, you will be mailed a scroll that begins a quest. Both completing the achievement and turning in the scroll to Lorewalker Cho will give reputation. Turning in all the scrolls will net you Exalted.
When you turn the scroll in, Lorewalker Cho will automatically reenact a story for you that sheds light on Pandaren lore. You can hear these stories again anytime by talking to Lorewalker Cho.
Check out our guide to the Lorewalkers for an in-depth look at the faction.
At Friendly, you will be able to speak to Brann Bronzebeard and purchase crates of old-world fragments (Crate of Dwarven Archaeology Fragments) if you have max level archaeology.
Quartermaster: Agent Malley / Tuskripper Grukna
How to Gain Reputation: Players gain reputation through daily quests encouraging World PvP, as well as a epic questline involving many faction leaders. There are four possible quest hubs you can get sent to, and six contested areas players can capture for buffs.
Check out our guide to Operation Shieldwall and Dominance Offensive for an in-depth look at these factions.
Domination Point Commission/Lion's Landing Commission:
These items can be dropped by enemy NPCs and players. They can be turned into Proveditor Grantley for items that reinforce your base, buff players, or offer additional quests. Rodent Crate is a notable item which costs 200 marks but spawns the capturable pet Sumprush Rodent.
Quartermaster: San Redscale, The Jade Forest
How to Gain Reputation: Gaining reputation is pretty fun: it's a mix of Netherwing and Wintersaber Trainers. You'll start off with a cloud serpent egg and raise the hatched serpent to maturity, doing daily quest that involve competitive races along the way. You can also turn in eggs for additional reputation: Onyx To Goodness.
At Exalted, you'll get the serpent you raised to maturity: Reins of the Jade Cloud Serpent, Reins of the Azure Cloud Serpent, Reins of the Golden Cloud Serpent.Players also automatically learn and are now eligible to train the cloud serpent critters in the zone as battle pets.
Check out our guide to the Order of the Cloud Serpent for an in-depth look at the faction.
Quartermaster: Mistweaver Ku, located on the eastern side of the Celestial Court on the Timeless Isle.
How to Gain Reputation: Emperor Shaohao is a new faction on the Timeless Isle. There are no "mandatory" epics to grind out for this reputation--it's all about killing things on the Timeless Isle for vanity loot.
Reputation for this faction is primarily earned by killing Yaungol on the Timeless Isle. There is one daily quest, Path of the Mistwalker. This reputation grind is meant to be in the style of Timbermaw Hold, which is long and only for true reputation lovers.
Check out our guide to Shaohao reputation for an in-depth look at the faction.
Quartermaster: Rushi the Fox, Townlong Steppes
How to Gain Reputation: The Shado-Pan daily hub is located in western Townlong Steppes. Daily quests are selected from three sets of quest hubs, which all give +250 rep, except for the final quest which is 350 rep.
With each hub comes a special buff as well as a choice of three companions that will help DPS. When first starting out, players can "recruit" more companions by defeating them in combat, such as The Challenger's Ring: Hawkmaster Nurong.
There is a meta-achievement for completing Shado-Pan dailies in a bunch of ways, The Shado-Master, which rewards the title Shado-Master.
Check out our guide to the Shado-Pan for an in-depth look at this faction.
There are breakable stacks of boards you can purchase at Honored: Stack of Bamboo, Stack of Stone Blocks, Stack of Wooden Boards. Using this item will place a board balanced on a stand in front of you. To break it, you must be positioned perfectly in front of the board. There's also a fun trinket, Shado-Pan Dragon Gun, for 0 Justice Points.
Weapon enchant recipes are available at Revered: Formula: Enchant Weapon - Dancing Steel, Formula: Enchant Weapon - Jade Spirit, Formula: Enchant Weapon - River's Song.
Exalted has a lot of interesting vanity items.
Shado-Pan Tabard is a vanity tabard.
Reins of the Blue Shado-Pan Riding Tiger, Reins of the Green Shado-Pan Riding Tiger, Reins of the Red Shado-Pan Riding Tiger are new mounts in the style of the Siberian tiger the NPCs use.
Quartermaster: Ao Pye at Niuzao Temple in Towlong Steppes, and Teng of the Flying Daggers by Throne of Thunder.
How to Gain Reputation: This reputation is tied to Throne of Thunder. You will get the bulk of your reputation from running Throne of Thunder and getting reputation from trash and bosses. There are a few quests you can do, as well as obtaining several Shado-Pan Assault Insignia per week.
Check out our guide to the Shado-Pan Assault for more information on the faction.
Players can purchase ilvl 522 gear at various reputation levels. Reputation for several items is lowered in 5.3 and costs lowered in 5.4.
Quartermaster: Gina Mudclaw, Valley of the Four Winds
How to Gain Reputation:Gaining reputation with The Tillers, in Valley of the Four Winds, is much more complex than any other Pandaria faction. You'll harvest a variety of crops yielding everything from vegetables to profession materials, gain reputation through a series of quests to expand your farm, and also gain friendship with 10 Tiller NPCs who enhance your farm in Halfhill.
The Tillers have three main components:
- Farming: how to plant, grow, and maintain crops, as well as how to expand a farm.
- Tillers Union: the main questline in which the player wins union votes from Halfhill residents, daily quests, and Tillers reputation rewards.
- Friendship: NPCs have their own "friendship" bars--becoming their "Best Friend" allows you to unlock additional rewards for your farm.
Check out our guide to the Tillers for an in-depth look at the faction.
There are rewards both for gaining reputation with the Tillers, as well as increasing friendship with Tiller NPCs.