AllianceStrategic Cuts
Start Automatic
End Automatic
Level 15-30
Category Burning Steppes
Experience 8,500
Previous A [15-30] Into the Black Tooth Hovel
For the Horde version of this quest, see H [15-30] Strategic Cuts.


Colonel Troteman
Ready for some assassinations? I know I am.

Use the Razor-Sharp Scorpid Barb on Voodooist Timan atop the Pillar of Ash, Worgmistress Othana in the worg pens, and Gorlop when he is near the lava pools.

Provided item:  [Razor-Sharp Scorpid Barb]


<Static> <Name>... <Name>, can you hear me? It's Troteman.

Listen, we've just received the final bit of intel for your next mission. There are three marks that we'd like you take down. The first is Voodooist Timan, whom you'll find atop the Pillar of Ash. Worgmistress Othana is in the central worg pens. Finally, Gorlop is near the lava pools to the south.

You will find the scorpid barbs you harvested packed along with your belongings. Use the barbs on the marks when the time is right.


Colonel Troteman
You're pretty handy with a stinger, kid.

Not only did you pull off the executions, you made them all look like accidents!

You were the right <race> for this undercover work. Good job, soldier.


Before leaving Kaoshin's location outside the Pillar of Ash, Troteman radios in with this quest. Head to the top to find Voodoist Timan looking out over the hovel. Use the scorpid barb on him.

Voodooist Timan yells: OW, MON!
Voodooist Timan yells: HEX YOU! HEX YOU! HEX YOU!
Timan falls off the tower, but not before he gets a [Hex] off on the player.

Worgmistress Othana can be found in the worg pens in the center of camp at [39.2, 56.2] shouting invective at the worgs:

  • Worgmistress Othana says: You stupid mongrels! I ought to whip you all to death!
  • Worgmistress Othana says: Quit your whining, you worthless wolves!
  • Worgmistress Othana says: You wolves are worthless! Worthless!
  • Worgmistress Othana says: You stinking curs had better enjoy the taste of my whip!
  • Worgmistress Othana says: I'll make you bleed, you weak little sacks of bones!

Tag her with the scorpid barb to stun her:

Worgmistress Othana says: Ahh! I... I can't move!
The worgs move in...
Worgmistress Othana says: No... no... get them away from me!
Worgmistress Othana yells: NO! AHHHHHHH!!!!
The worgs help themselves to some sweet, sweet justice by eating Othana alive.

Gorlop is running back and forth between lava pools at [39.9, 60.5] and [43.9, 60.1] on the south side of the hovel.

Gorlop says: Gorlop wonder if other lava hot?
He runs to the other lava pool.
Gorlop says: This lava hot.
He waits for a few seconds, then wonders about the other pool...

Tag Gorlop with the barb:

Gorlop falls into the lava pool and dies.

After killing the third target, the quest automatically completes.


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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