Kill Dark Iron Excavators and Dark Iron Footmen within the Cauldron until Dig-Boss Dinwhisker appears. Then slay Dig-Boss Dinwhisker and obtain his Dark Ember.


Grimesilt wasn't as high up on the chain as I thought. We'll have to take out his superior and find out what he knows.

Dig-Boss Dinwhisker's his name, and he runs the Dark Iron digging operations within the Cauldron, just northwest of here. His excavators and footmen patrol the eastern side of the Cauldron, digging downward, day and night.

He's not known to show his face out in the field very often, but if you slay enough of his men, he'll be forced to come out and deal with you.

("Dinwhisker is Grimesilt's superior. Hopefully he has more information.")


You will receive: 70Silver


If Dinwhisker doesn't have what we seek, I'm not sure what we'll do next.


A... an ember? What is this thing?


Run to the north to Dustfire Valley, then turn southwest to enter the cauldron. Then start killing Dark Iron dwarves indiscriminately until Dig-Boss Dinwhisker spawns.

Dig-Boss Dinwhisker yells: What in hell's name is going on out here?
Dinwhisker spawns from the west end of this part of the cauldron and does a counter-clockwise circle of the area. Kill him and he will drop his Dark Ember on the ground. Thus, players who did not get the tap can still continue the quest.

On complete:

Jack Rockleg says: Let's see what this ember does... whaaaa?
The image of Archduke Calcinder appears over the campfire!
Image of Archduke Calcinder yells: You dwarves are worthless! You come to Ragnaros seeking ascendance, but you have nothing to offer!
Image of Archduke Calcinder yells: Nothing to offer, except your backs and your shovels. So you will dig.
Image of Archduke Calcinder yells: Dig wide, dig deep. Seek out the places of fire beneath the world. My brothers and sisters yearn to be free.
Image of Archduke Calcinder yells: Succeed and you may ascend after all. Fail, and burn.

Quest progression

  1. Complete all of:
    • Jack Rockleg
    1. Neutral 15 [47] A New Master... But Who?
    2. Neutral 15 [47] Dig-Boss Dinwhisker
    • Burian Coalpart
    1. Neutral 15 [47] The Fewer, the Better
    2. Neutral 15 [47] Out of Place / Neutral 15 [47] A Lumbering Relic
    • Lunk / Prisanne
    1. Neutral 15 [47] Lunk's Task
    2. Neutral 15 [47] Lunk No Kill
    3. Neutral 15 [47] A Proper Antivenom
  2. Neutral 15 [48] Thorium Point: The Seat of the Brotherhood
  3. Complete all of:
  4. Neutral 15 [49] In the Hall of the Mountain-Lord
  5. Neutral 15 [49] Siege! / Neutral 15 [49] Set Them Ablaze! / Neutral 15 [49] They Build a Better Bullet
  6. Neutral 15 [49] Deceit
  7. Neutral 15 [49] Lunk's Adventure: Rendan's Weakness
  8. Neutral 15 [49] The Mountain-Lord's Support
  9. Neutral 15 [49] Operation: Stir the Cauldron
  10. Neutral 15 [49] Slavery is Bad / Neutral 15 [49] Sweet, Horrible Freedom / Neutral 15 [49] Rise, Obsidion
  11. Neutral 15 [50] Kill 'em With Sleep Deprivation
  12. Neutral 15 [50] Twisted Twilight Ties
  13. Neutral 15 [50] From Whence He Came
  14. Neutral 15 [50] Welcome to the Brotherhood

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