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


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

Quest text

The harvesting of precious gems is of utmost importance to our craft, <name>. Few gems are more precious than the citrine. The magical properties we imbue into our goods are amplified greatly by the presence of citrine.

For this lesson, we will fortify forty bars of mithril with four citrines. The result will be a better understanding of magical gemology and the knowledge to create ornate mithril shoulders.


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


One can barely keep their eyes from leaving its splendor, <name>. Aye, citrine is a glorious gem.

Pay attention and learn what such a discovery may teach us!



The Ornate Mithril Shoulders are required to complete the quest A Good Head On Your Shoulders.

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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