AllianceKeep Your Hands Off The Goods!
Start Prospector Ironband [65.3, 66.0]
End Prospector Ironband [65.3, 66.0]
Level 5-30
Category Loch Modan
Experience 1450
Reputation +250 Ironforge
Rewards 8s
Previous A [5-30] Protecting the Shipment
Next A [5-30] Joining the Hunt


Inspect the Upturned Giant Artifact, the Overdressed Woman Artifact, and the Broken Tablet Artifact.

  • Artifact of the Upturned Giant Inspected
  • Artifact of the Overdressed Woman Inspected
  • Artifact of the Broken Tablet Inspected


We've uncovered some incredible artifacts at this site. It's hard to be convinced that it's all authentic, but there could be serious historical potential.

Unfortunately, when the troggs overan the site, we lost access to three of our most notable finds to date. I'm concerned that the troggs might have stolen them or defiled them in our absence.

If you go into the excavation, find the Upturned Giant, the Overdressed Woman, and the Broken Tablet, and make sure they're still intact.


You will receive: 8s


Are all of our artifacts still there? Are they damaged?


Woo! I'm relieved... I was worried they'd all be destroyed by now. Thank you for checking in on them.


Head in to the dig.  [Gorick's Stash List] indicates that another stolen explorers' league document is in the excavation. It can be found at [68.1, 66.1] in a somewhat hidden area. Collect it to start A [5-30] Explorers' League Document (4 of 6).

The overdressed woman is a reference to the Statue of liberty in Planet of the Apes. In the earlier pre-vanilla stages of WoW, the same model was on Stranglethorn Vale's beach as a more obvious reference.


Optional breadcrumbs: A [5-30] Reinforcements for Loch Modan or A [5-30] Hero's Call: Loch Modan!

South Gate Pass

  1. A [5-30] The Lost Pilot
  2. A [5-30] A Pilot's Revenge
  3. A [5-30] South Gate Status Report

Valley of Kings and Thelsamar

  1. A [5-30] In Defense of the King's Lands
  2. A [5-30] A Decisive Strike
  3. A [5-30] Onward to Thelsamar

Main chain

  1. A [5-30] Stormpike's Orders (optional breadcrumb)
  2. A [5-30] A Tiny, Clever Commander
  3. A [5-30] Kobold and Kobolder
  4. A [5-30] Who's In Charge Here?
  5. A [5-30] The Bearer of Gnoll-edge
  6. A [5-30] Suddenly, Murlocs!
  7. A [5-30] Smells Like A Plan
  8. A [5-30] Axis of Awful
  9. A [5-30] Resupplying the Excavation
  10. A [5-30] Protecting the Shipment
  11. A [5-30] Keep Your Hands Off The Goods!
  12. A [5-30] Joining the Hunt, A [5-30] Find Bingles (optional)
  13. A [5-30] Wing Nut
  14. A [5-30] Bird is the Word
  15. A [5-30] Skystrider's Heart
  16. A [5-30] He's That Age
  17. A [5-30] Standing Up
  18. A [5-30] Fight the Hammer
  19. A [5-30] Servants of Cho'gall
  20. A [5-30] Gor'kresh
  21. A [5-30] Ando's Call
  22. A [5-30] The Winds of Loch Modan

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