Argent DawnAn organization focused on protecting Azeroth from the threat of the Scourge. Strongholds of the Argent Dawn can be found in the Eastern and Western Plaguelands. The Argent Dawn is an organization focused on protecting Azeroth from the threats that seek to destroy it, such as the Burning Legion and the Scourge. Strongholds of the Argent Dawn can be found in the Eastern and Western Plaguelands. It also maintains a presence in Darnassus and in the Tirisfal Glades, among other less notable areas. Reputation with the Argent Dawn can be used to purchase various profession recipes, misc. consumables, and to mitigate the cost of attunement to Naxxramas. With the expansion of the Burning Crusade, Argent Dawn reputation has decreased in value.
Argent is Latin for silver, which could explain why the [Tabard of the Argent Dawn] has an icon of a silver sun rising.
HistoryAfter the death of the Scarlet Highlord Mograine, the corruption of the Scarlet Crusade became apparent to some of its members, who subsequently left the ranks of the Scarlet Crusade and established the Argent Dawn to protect Azeroth from the threat of the Scourge without the blind zealotry present in the Scarlet Crusade.
While they share the same goals as the Crusade, the Argent Dawn has opened its ranks to not only other Alliance races besides Humans, but also members of the Horde and even some of the Forsaken. They caution discretion and introspection, and put a lot of emphasis on researching the Scourge and how to combat them.
With time the Argent Dawn has grown diversified, and like its progenitor — the Scourge — has split again, with an offshoot called the Brotherhood of the Light, a compromise between the Argent Dawn's more scholarly approach and the Scarlet Crusade's fanaticism.
While wearing a trinket granting the Argent Dawn Commission effect, characters can loot scourgestones from undead monsters they've killed, and subsequently turn them in in exchange for [Argent Dawn Valor Token]. These turn-ins require various numbers of [Corruptor's Scourgestone], [Invader's Scourgestone], and [Minion's Scourgestone]. It should be noted that the token items received from the turn-ins should be saved until after Revered status is reached, as the quest turn-ins will no longer grant reputation after this point.Cauldrons
Another way to gain reputation with the Argent Dawn is through repeatable "Cauldron" quests. The Cauldrons are a source of "undeathness," that contribute to the Scourge's numbers.Instances
Like most factions, the player can run instances to increase his reputation. These instances are Stratholme and Scholomance. Naturally, these instances also include quests that will raise Argent Dawn reputation, as well as include Scourgestone drops.