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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 .
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:
...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 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.