A Crumpled Up Note is a quest which is part of the Great Masquerade quest chain. It follows from the previous one by way of an item dropped by any of a large number of mobs, once one has completed the quest Abandoned Hope.


You may have just stumbled on to something that Marshal Windsor would be interested in seeing. There may be hope, after all.


The note has stains covering its surface. The text is barely legible, but you make out the following:

...sweet irony...

...the fall of the broken Alliance...

...if it were not for General Angerforge's diligence, we may have never discovered the pattern to the encryption...

...Argelmach is almost done with the decryption of Windsor's notes.

Our lord will rise from the depths and crush any that remain...

-Emperor Dagran Thaurissan.


<Marshal Windsor eyes the note in your hand.>

What do you have there, <name>?


<Marshal Windsor takes the note and begins reading.>


Upon completion of this quest you will gain:


The crumpled up note drops from most Anvilrage mobs, as well as from bloodhounds, Shadowforge Peasants, Blazing Fireguards, and (outside the instance) Quarry Slaves.

One must have completed Abandoned Hope for it to drop. As that requires you to leave the instance, this will be the second time you enter Blackrock Depths in the course of this chain.

Quest progression

  1. Alliance 15 [54] Dragonkin Menace
  2. Alliance 15 [54] The True Masters
  3. Alliance 15 [54] The True Masters
  4. Alliance 15 [54] The True Masters
  5. Alliance 15 [54] The True Masters
  6. Alliance 15 [54] The True Masters
  7. Alliance 15 [54] The True Masters
  8. Alliance 15 [54] Marshal Windsor
  9. Alliance 15 [54] Abandoned Hope
  10. Alliance 15 [58] A Crumpled Up Note
  11. Alliance 15 [58] A Shred of Hope
  12. Alliance 15 [58] Jail Break!
  13. Alliance 15 [60] Stormwind Rendezvous
  14. Alliance 15 [60] The Great Masquerade
  15. Alliance 15 [60] The Dragon's Eye
  16. Alliance 15 [60] Drakefire Amulet

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