By Any Means Necessary

Neutral 32.pngBy Any Means Necessary
Start Earthbinder Tavgren
End Empoor
Level 15-30
Category Terokkar Forest
Experience 10400
Rewards 3 Gold.png 75 Silver.png
Previous Neutral 15.png [15-30] Clues in the Thicket
Next Neutral 15.png [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
  • 3 Gold.png 75 Silver.png


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?

Gossipgossipicon.png 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. Neutral 15.png [15-30] By Any Means Necessary
  3. Neutral 15.png [15-30] Wind Trader Lathrai
  4. Neutral 15.png [15-30] A Personal Favor
  5. Neutral 15.png [15-30] Investigate Tuurem
  6. Both 15.png [15-30] What Are These Things?
  7. Alliance 15.png [15-30] Report to Allerian Post or Horde 15.png [15-30] Report to Stonebreaker Camp
  8. Both 15.png [15-30] Attack on Firewing Point
  9. Both 15.png [15-30] The Final Code
  10. Both 15.png [15-30] Letting Earthbinder Tavgren Know

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