You get three different buffs to help you fight, make sure you get the buff before fighting, made that mistake on the first two I killed, I hadn't moved far enough away from the pagoda yet for the buff
I can't believe no one has posted about the Tillers, these guys are a great faction new to MoP. As you gain rep with them you open up more farm plots, and farming is an excellent way to gain matts for your given profession or just to sell on the AH for money. Also in the next patch you will be able to take work orders, a new way for people to gain reputation with other factions in MoP. So be sure and get exalted with the Tillers, it is well worth it.