NeutralBy Any Means Necessary
Start Earthbinder Tavgren
End Empoor
Level 15-30
Category Terokkar Forest
Experience 10400
Rewards 3g 75s
Previous N [15-30] Clues in the Thicket
Next N [15-30] Wind Trader Lathrai

By Any Means Necessary is part of the The Terokkar Mana Bomb quest chain.


Find and convince Empoor to tell you what he knows.


I don't know what to make of all of this, but I do know how we can find more clues.

Empoor is a Broken merchant that traffics in all sorts of goods and information. If you were to persuade him to talk, I'm sure he might have something interesting to say.

He travels the road here between Tuurem and Shattrath. Watch out, though -- he travels with a bodyguard.


You will receive:

  • 10400 XP
  • 3g 75s


Fine, fine... I'll tell you what I know, but it's not much!


You talk to Empoor, then he and his bodyguard attack you. You have to get Empoor down to 20-30% health, at which point they both stop attacking. Then you can conclude the quest.

Dialogue with Empoor

Very busy... very busy! What?

Gossip Empoor, you're going to tell me what I want to know, or else!
Empoor says: What is the meaning of this?!
Dialogue after combat

Now that I've been beaten to within an inch of my life what do you want?


You are first directed to Cenarion Thicket and Earthbinder Tavgren:

This is not a prerequisite.

  1. The quest line formally starts with both:
  2. N [15-30] By Any Means Necessary
  3. N [15-30] Wind Trader Lathrai
  4. N [15-30] A Personal Favor
  5. N [15-30] Investigate Tuurem
  6. B [15-30] What Are These Things?
  7. A [15-30] Report to Allerian Post or H [15-30] Report to Stonebreaker Camp
  8. B [15-30] Attack on Firewing Point
  9. B [15-30] The Final Code
  10. B [15-30] Letting Earthbinder Tavgren Know

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