AlliancePlug the Sinkholes
Start Sergeant Hammerhill
End Sergeant Hammerhill
Level 10-30
Category Borean Tundra
Experience 20100
Reputation +250 Valiance Expedition
Rewards  [Transborean Cover] or  [Marshwalker Chestpiece] or  [Westrift Leggings] or  [Mightstone Pauldrons]
Previous A [10-30] Death From Above

Plug the Sinkholes concludes the Alliance introduction to Borean Tundra. After completing this quest, four quest lines open up, Farshire, A [10-30] Word on the Street, A [10-30] Nick of Time and A [10-30] Distress Call, all of which point elsewhere in the zone.


Sergeant Hammerhill wants you to use the  [Incendiary Explosives] to collapse the sinkholes southwest and northwest of Valiance Keep.

  • Explosives set at southern sinkhole
  • Explosives set at northern sinkhole


The Scourge are showing no sign of letting up, <name>. It's those blasted sinkholes; they connect to the tunnels all the way to Icecrown for all we know. Giant undead worms burrow under the ground to create them.

If there's something years of mining has taught me it's that without support beams, tunnels will cave in easily after an explosion.

Take these explosive and place them at the entrance to the sinkholes on the ridge beyond the beach to the west. Come back after you've collapsed them.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards
Inv helmet 124.png [Transborean Cover] Inv chest leather 02.png [Marshwalker Chestpiece]
Inv pants mail 15.png [Westrift Leggings] Inv shoulder 70.png [Mightstone Pauldrons]


Did you succeed, <name>? We need to slow down the Scourge or Valiance Keep will be overrun.


Excellent work, <name>. Without you, Valiance Keep might not have held against the attackers. Thanks to your help we'll live to fight another day.


  1. A [10-30] Hero's Call: Northrend! (optional)
  2. A [10-30] Enlistment Day
  3. A [10-30] A Time for Heroes
  4. A [10-30] The Siege
  5. A [10-30] Death From Above
  6. A [10-30] Plug the Sinkholes

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