NeutralThe Mithril Order
Start McGavan
End Galvan the Ancient
Level 40 (Requires 40)
Category Blacksmithing
Experience 3150
Previous Alliance A Blacksmithing [40] In Search of Galvan
Horde H Blacksmithing [40] Booty Bay or Bust!
Next N Blacksmithing [45] Smelt on, Smelt off, N Blacksmithing [45] The Great Silver Deceiver, and N Blacksmithing [45] The Art of the Imbue

This quest unites the Horde and Alliance versions of the Mithril Order quest chains.


Speak with Galvan the Ancient in Stranglethorn Vale.


Most of our recruits never make it to Booty Bay, <name>. The shine of the insignia is enough to trigger the loot lust in even the staunchest of blacksmiths. Fools they be, as the insignia is a drop in the bucket compared to the wealth of items you'll see!

Find Galvan the Ancient and show him this pin. His residence is far to the north, between Zul Gurub and the Mosh'Ogg ogre mound.


Ah, many years it has been since one has been worthy of the Mithril Order's initiation. We will start now!


  • 3150 XP (or a 26 40 compensation at max level)


The follow-up quests are independent of each other. They can be completed in any order. Each yields a reward needed to complete a later quest.


  1. A Blacksmithing [40] The Origins of Smithing / N [50-52] The Old Ways
  2. A Blacksmithing [40] In Search of Galvan / H Blacksmithing [40] Booty Bay or Bust!
  3. N Blacksmithing [40] The Mithril Order
  4. Three quests, which can be completed in any order:
    Complete all of the above to get the quest
    N Blacksmithing [45] Expert Blacksmith!
  5. Complete any one of the three to progress:
    N Blacksmithing [45] Galvan's Finest Pupil
  6. Again, three quests which can be completed in any order:
  7. N Blacksmithing [50] Did You Lose This?

This entire series is designed to earn you the recipes needed to complete this quest:

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