Hardened Shells is a neutral quest from the Mirage Raceway in which the player collects [Hardened Tortoise Shells] for one of the gnomes to use as a gas tank for his racer.

How to Get This Quest

Mirage Raceway is in the center of the Shimmering Flats in eastern Thousand Needles. Talk to the gnome Wizzle Brassbolts there to receive the quest.

Other Quests in This Area

There are several quests which involve killing and collecting things in the Shimmering Flats, which are much easier when done together:

Quest Name Quest Giver Subzone
Neutral 15 [30] Salt Flat Venom IconSmall Gnome MaleNeutral 15 Fizzle Brassbolts Mirage Raceway
Neutral 15 [30] Load Lightening IconSmall Goblin MaleNeutral 15 Pozzik Mirage Raceway
Neutral 15 [30] Hardened Shells IconSmall Gnome MaleNeutral 15 Wizzle Brassbolts Mirage Raceway
Neutral 15 [31] Rocket Car Parts IconSmall Dwarf MaleNeutral 15 Kravel Koalbeard Mirage Raceway
Neutral 15 [33] A Bump in the Road IconSmall Tauren MaleNeutral 15 Trackmaster Zherin Mirage Raceway


Bring 9 [Hardened Tortoise Shells] to Wizzle Brassbolts in the Shimmering Flats.

You will need:


The shells drop from turtles all around the Shimmering Flats. Particularly good success has been reported in the north-eastern part of the flats near an old ship, around the coordinates (82, 56). The turtles are non-hostile, which is nice since they gather in a large group there.

Once you have gathered 9 [Hardened Tortoise Shells] head back to Wizzle Brassbolts at the Mirage Raceway at the center of the Shimmering Flats.


My brother is working on a new fuel for his rocket car. He's brilliant, he really is. So brilliant that... I think that new fuel he's designing is strong enough to eat right through the car's chassis!

I want to reinforce its fuel tanks before that happens.

The tortoises out on the flats have very hard shells. I want to use them to create new tanks for our rocket car. Tanks that can hold my brother's new fuel.

You look responsible enough. Will you get me those shells?


You will receive:

  • 25Silver


My brother is making progress with his new fuel design, and that has me worried. I need to start work on a tortoise shell fuel tank as soon as possible!

<name>, do you have those shells yet?


You got them! Thanks, <name>!

Wow, these shells are harder than I thought! Heh, when I work with them I'll probably bend a whole box full of tools!

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