NeutralThe Gunpowder Plot

A trail of gunpowder
Start Hansel Heavyhands [44.1, 29.5]
End Hansel Heavyhands [44.1, 29.5]
Level 10-40
Category Assault on the Dark Portal
Experience 13700
Rewards 11g 40s
Previous N [10-40] The Battle of the Forge
Next N [10-40] Taking a Trip to the Top of the Tank


Blackrock Powder Keg

Find a Blackrock Powder Keg and return it to Hansel Heavyhands.


Ey, <pal/lady>! We got an issue, here.

Me ol' pal Thaelin's rigged together this here plunger out of spare Blackrock parts - engineerin' whiz that he is - but we're gonna need some gunpowder if we really want ta' do any damage.


You will receive:

  • 11g 40s
  • 13700 XP


Don't go doin' anything inappropriate with that gunpowder, now.


Woo hoo hoo haaaaa!


Pick up N [10-40] Ga'nar of the Frostwolf and N [10-40] The Shadow of the Worldbreaker before heading out.


Just southeast of Hansel and Thaelin's position is a small hut. Enter it to find the  [Blackrock Powder Keg] in the back corner. Interact with it to pick it up and start leaving a trail of highly explosive gunpowder all over the area. Work on the other quests before returning to the makeshift plunger. Interact with it to set off the gunpowder that traces the path the player took before making it back to the first building, which explodes, sending an Iron Horde Grunt flying at the speed of sound:

Hansel Heavyhands says: There she goes...
Hansel Heavyhands says: ...wait for it...
Hansel Heavyhands says: KER-PLOW!
Hansel Heavyhands says: Ohhh, weren't that the prettiest thing?


  • The name of this quest is a reference to the historical Gunpowder Plot of 1605, most famous for Guy Fawkes and his failed attempt to blow up the English House of Lords.


  1. N [10-40] Warlords of Draenor: The Dark Portal (alternate)
  2. N [10-40] Azeroth's Last Stand
  3. N [10-40] Onslaught's End
  4. N [10-40] The Portal's Power
  5. N [10-40] The Cost of War
  6. Complete all of:
  7. N [10-40] Altar Altercation
  8. N [10-40] The Kargathar Proving Grounds
  9. B [10-40] A Potential Ally
  10. N [10-40] Kill Your Hundred
  11. Complete all of:
  12. B [10-40] Keli'dan the Breaker
  13. B [10-40] Prepare for Battle
  14. N [10-40] The Battle of the Forge
  15. Complete all of:
  16. N [10-40] Taking a Trip to the Top of the Tank
  17. N [10-40] A Taste of Iron
  18. B [10-40] The Home Stretch

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