AllianceChiselgrip, the Heart of the Steppes
Start John J. Keeshan [17.3, 52.1]
End Stebben Oreknuckle [46.8, 44.1]
Level 15-30
Category Burning Steppes
Experience 6,810
Rewards  [Oreknuckle Gun] or  [Unburdened Pauldrons] or  [Black Tooth Helm] or  [Vest of Welcome]
Previous Alliance A [15-30] Return to Keeshan
Next N [15-30] Prove Yer Allegiance, N [15-30] Scrapped Golems, B [15-30] A Needle in a Hellhole
For the Horde version of this quest, see H [15-30] Chiselgrip, the Heart of the Steppes.


Kill any 15 Blackrock troops on your way to Chiselgrip.

  • Blackrock troop slain x15


We're headed to Chiselgrip, right in the center of these steppes. We'll rendezvous with the Thorium Brotherhood there, as well as with Trotemen.

You familiar with the Brotherhood? Those dark iron dwarves have helped me out more than once. We may need their help once again.

We'll pass through Black Tooth Hovel on our way there. What do you say we kill a few orcs while we travel? I'm getting a little restless here in this camp.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv weapon rifle 05.png [Oreknuckle Gun] Inv shoulder 137v3.png [Unburdened Pauldrons]
Inv helmet 178v2.png [Black Tooth Helm] Inv chest leather 29v3.png [Vest of Welcome]

You also will receive: 75s


You'll have to excuse me, but we're not taking visitors right now. I'll ask you to leave Chiselgrip out the same door you came in.


You'll have to excuse me, but we're not taking visitors right now. I'll ask you to leave Chiselgrip out the same door you came in.

Oh, Keeshan... is that you?


On accept, Keeshan will join the player on the trek across the steppes. Mount up and head to Black Tooth Hovel, then start killing. Keeshan is more than capable of going it alone, but help him out to speed up the process and to actually get credit for the kills. Keep in mind that Keeshan will only attack a mob if the mob hits you (not your hunter pet or warlock minion), otherwise he will say aggro quotes continuously but not fight. After killing 15, head to the center of the zone to reach Chiselgrip, where Oreknuckle awaits. Don't forget the flight path! After turning in, Keeshan can be found south of Oreknuckle's position, speaking with Troteman. For Horde players, Ariok can be found to the west, speaking with Eitrigg!

Keeshan has aggro quotes:

  • John J. Keeshan says: Killin's as easy as breathin'.
  • John J. Keeshan says: You maggots brought this on yourselves.
  • John J. Keeshan says: Damn these orcs.
  • John J. Keeshan says: More blood! I want more blood!
  • John J. Keeshan says: See you in hell.


Optional breadcrumbs: N [15-30] Mouton Flamestar or A [15-30] Hero's Call: Burning Steppes! or H [15-30] Warchief's Command: Burning Steppes!

  1. Burning Vengeance
  2. B [15-30] Stocking Up / B [15-30] A Future Project / B [15-30] Mud Hunter
  3. B [15-30] The Sand, the Cider, and the Orb
  4. B [15-30] Warlocks Have the Neatest Stuff / B [15-30] Shadow Boxing
  5. A [15-30] Return to Keeshan / H [15-30] Return to Ariok
  6. B [15-30] Chiselgrip, the Heart of the Steppes
  7. B [15-30] A Needle in a Hellhole
    • Mandatory side chain:
    1. N [15-30] Prove Yer Allegiance / N [15-30] Scrapped Golems
    2. N [15-30] Golem Training
  8. B [15-30] A Perfect Costume
  9. B [15-30] Into the Black Tooth Hovel
  10. N [15-30] Grunt Work
  11. N [15-30] The Kodocaller's Horn
  12. B [15-30] Taking the Horn For Ourselves
  13. B [15-30] General Thorg'izog
  14. N [15-30] Trial by Magma
  15. N [15-30] I Am the Law and I Am the Lash
  16. B [15-30] Enough Damage For One Day
  17. A [15-30] Morgan's Vigil / H [15-30] Flame Crest
  18. B [15-30] Blackened Ashes / B [15-30] Latent Demons of the Land / B [15-30] A Heap of Delicious Worg
  19. B [15-30] Blood Tour / B [15-30] Draconic Vanguard / B [15-30] A Deal With a Dragon
  20. B [15-30] Placing the Pawns
  21. B [15-30] A Delivery for Thorg'izog / B [15-30] A Delivery for Neeralak / B [15-30] A Delivery for Xi'lun
  22. B [15-30] Locked and Loaded
  23. B [15-30] Assault on Dreadmaul Rock
  24. B [15-30] Glory Amidst Chaos
  25. B [15-30] The Spoils of War

Optional breadcrumb to Swamp of Sorrows: B [15-30] The Bogpaddle Bullet

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