HordeDo the Right Thing
Start  [Shovel]
End Automatic
Level 7-30
Category Hillsbrad Foothills
Experience 2350
Reputation +500 Undercity


The shovel that gives the quest

"Save" 15 Human Seedlings.

  • Human Seedling "saved" (15)

Provided item:


You have come upon a horrific scene. Someone or something has buried all of the humans up to their necks in a manner consistent with planting. The ghouls, which are seemingly tending the fields of human seedlings, periodically jump to the nearest human and devour its head!

You can end this right here and now. Take this shovel and "save" the humans.

Do the right thing.


You will receive:
Inv misc shovel 01.png [Shovel of Mercy]


Undoubtedly you did the right thing. Hopefully the humans that you saved will show similar mercy to you should the time of your planting ever come.

This is all assuming you rescued the humans and didn't splatter their brans all over the dirt - of course.

Keep the shovel as a reminder of the horrors of the Sludge Fields and the depravity of mortals.


Help me!

Use the shovel to smash in the human seedling's heads.
[Right Click] the human seedlings to free them from the dirt.
Do the right thing.

The humans will say things if you rescue them:

Human Seedling says: I won't soon forget this kindness, <race>.
Human Seedling says: Thank you for saving my life. I owe you a debt of gratitude.
Human Seedling says: It... they planted us in the dirt like crops. Stillwater is insane! Get out of here while you still can!
Human Seedling says: He killed everyone! EVERYONE!
Human Seedling says: M... maybe you're not all bad after all...
Human Seedling says: Should you ever be buried neck deep in a field of feces and urine, I will be sure to lend you a hand.

If you smash a human's head with the shovel instead of freeing them, you will get a debuff titled Head Asplode with the text You might want to rethink your definition of "right.".


Introduction and Azurelode Mine

Optional breadcrumbs: H [7-30] Empire of Dirt or H [7-30] Warchief's Command: Hillsbrad Foothills!

  1. H [7-30] Welcome to the Machine
  2. H [7-30] Trouble at Azurelode & H [7-30] Glorious Harvest & H [7-30] Past Their Prime
  3. H [7-30] Human Infestation & H [7-30] Thieving Little Monsters! & H [7-30] Coastal Delicacies!
  4. H [7-30] Deep Mine Rescue

Sludge Fields

  1. H [7-30] Trouble at the Sludge Fields
  2. H [7-30] No One Here Gets Out Alive
  3. H [7-30] Discretion is Key & H [7-30] For Science!
    Side quest: H [7-30] The Battle for Hillsbrad, H [7-30] Do the Right Thing
  4. H [7-30] Little Girl Lost
  5. H [7-30] Freedom for Lydon
  6. H [7-30] Protocol & H [7-30] Do it for Twinkles
  7. H [7-30] Burnside Must Fall
  8. H [7-30] A Blight Upon the Land

Ruins of Southshore

  1. H [7-30] Trouble at Southshore
  2. H [7-30] Studies in Lethality & H [7-30] Green Living & H [7-30] Helcular's Rod Giveth... & H [7-30] Helcular's Command
    Side quest: H [7-30] Angry Scrubbing Bubbles, H [7-30G2] Trail of Filth

Purgation Isle

  1. H [7-30] Can You Smell What the Lok'tar is Cooking? (optional breadcrumb)
  2. H [7-30] *Gurgle* HELP! *Gurgle*
  3. H [7-30] Stormpike Rendezvous
  4. H [7-30] Kasha Will Fly Again
    Side quest: H [7-30] Terrible Little Creatures
  5. H [7-30] The Road to Purgation
  6. H [7-30] They Will Never Expect This...
  7. H [7-30] Heroes of the Horde!

Tarren Mill

Alterac Mountains

  1. H [7-30] Aid of the Frostwolf (breadcrumb in Tarren Mill)
  2. H [7-30] Matters of Loyalty
  3. H [7-30] March of the Stormpike
  4. H [7-30] Breaking the Hand
    1. H [7-30] Cry of the Banshee
    2. H [7-30] Decimation
    3. H [7-30] Infiltration & H [7-30] Deception and Trickery
    4. H [7-30] Domination
  5. H [7-30] Stormpike Apocalypse

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