Martek the Exiled is a neutral quest in which players are sent to ask Martek the Exiled in the Badlands about a super hard material for Fizzle Brassbolts' pistons.


Bring Fizzle Brassbolts' Letter to Martek the Exiled in the Badlands.


I'm developing a new engine that'll make the car go so fast! Fast enough to fly, I know it! I just need to make pistons that can handle very very heavy stress. All my trials have failed because I can't make pistons hard enough!

But there is someone who might know how.

His name is Martek the Exiled. He is a great smith and knows more about metal than anyone. Take him this letter, I know he can help!

But he's far far away -- in Azeroth, in the Badlands, in a camp, with a goblin! Azeroth Find him!


Well, you found me. Good for you.

Are you here about that axe I made for Gath'Ilzogg? Or are you here to reclaim Duchess Pamay's honor?

Actually, I don't care which it is. If you're here to fight, then let's get it over with...


Fizzle sent you? Well that changes things! Of course I'll help you. Fizzle and his brother are two of the few people who don't want me dead!

So Fizzle wants to make pistons, eh? Pistons strong enough to take whatever stresses he has planned, and if I know Fizzle, then this new car of his is a volcano on wheels!



At the Mirage Raceway in the Thousand Needles, talk to Fizzle Brassbolts the gnome.

The Badlands is south of Loch Modan. For Alliance players, it is a pretty simple matter to get there. Horde have it a little tougher, however. You'll need to head south over the Thandol Span from Arathi Highlands, through the Wetlands, which is an Alliance questing area for around lvl 20. At the southern end of the Wetlands, go through a series of upward-sloping tunnels to reach Loch Modan, but beware of dwarf guards who patrol the tunnels and the exit. If you attack them, you will be flagged for PvP. Once in Loch Modan, just head all the way south and you will enter the Badlands. While you are there, be sure to pick up the flight path at Kargath.

Martek the Exiled can be a little difficult to find. There is a sort of mountain range dividing the Badlands down the middle, running vertically north-south, basically made up of the north and south border and two little clumps of mountains in between. Martek the Exiled can be found on the southern slopes of the northern clump of mountains. Coordinates (41,52).

Quest progression

  1. Neutral 15 [30] Salt Flat Venom and Neutral 15 [30] Hardened Shells
  2. Neutral 15 [35] Martek the Exiled
  3. Neutral 15 [39] Indurium
  4. Neutral 15 [38] News for Fizzle
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