This quest is part of the Mithril Order quest chain quest chain, which allows blacksmiths to specialize in Armorsmithing.


Bring forty Mithril Bars and forty Iron Bars to Galvan the Ancient in Stranglethorn.

Quest text

Many blacksmiths believe that mining and smithing are separate, independent jobs; but can there be blacksmithing without mining? Ah ha -- it is an impossibility! The accomplished blacksmith must also be an accomplished miner.

Show Galvan that you are capable, <name>. Bring me forty bars of iron and forty bars of mithril. For this, Galvan will teach you the ways of the ornate mithril pants!


After such mining, your muscles bulge and your body aches!


Your work ethic is impeccable, <name>! You are starting to understand the ways of Galvan mineralogy! Take this and learn from it all that you can.



The plans resulting from this quest are required to construct parts for the quest The World at Your Feet.

Quest progression

  1. Alliance 15 [40] The Origins of Smithing / Horde 15 [40] The Old Ways
  2. Alliance 15 [40] In Search of Galvan / Horde 15 [40] Booty Bay or Bust!
  3. Neutral 15 [40] The Mithril Order
  4. Three quests, which can be completed in any order:
    Complete all of the above to get the quest
    Neutral 15 [45] Expert Blacksmith!
  5. Complete any one of the three to progress:
    Neutral 15 [45] Galvan's Finest Pupil
  6. Again, three quests which can be completed in any order:
  7. Neutral 15 [45] Did You Lose This?

This entire series is designed to earn you the recipes needed to complete this quest:

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