Exploiting an Opening begins the long quest chain involving Matthias Lehner. Before Thassarian will offer it, players must complete The Shadow Vault.


Speak to Captain Kendall below Icecrown Citadel.


I've got an interesting assignment for you, <name>. If you're up for a challenge, that is.

We've been tipped off about an opening below Icecrown Citadel. Our engineers have studied the layout and have decided it's a structural weakness.

We've sent some men there along with some "borrowed" saronite bombs. They're under Captain Kendall's command.

With a little help we could deal a huge blow to the forces of the Scourge. What do you say, <name>?


Hail, <name>. Thassarian mentioned you'd be dropping by. Any friend of Thassarian's is my friend. Well, any living friend of Thassarian, that is... He does keep odd company.


Kendall is below the citadel at [51.7, 86.6]
but not down the hole (Naz'anak: The Forgotten Depths[54.0, 87.8]

Quest progression

  1. Alliance 15 [80] Exploiting an Opening / Horde 15 [80] Opportunity
  2. Alliance 15 [80] Securing the Perimeter / Horde 15 [80] Establishing Superiority
  3. Alliance 15 [80] Set it Off! / Horde 15 [80] Blow it Up!
  4. Neutral 15 [80] A Short Fuse
  5. Neutral 15 [80] A Voice in the Dark
  6. Neutral 15 [80] Time to Hide
  7. Alliance 15 [80] Return to the Surface / Horde 15 [80] Return to the Surface
  8. Alliance 15 [80] Field Repairs / Horde 15 [80] Field Repairs

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