AllianceThe Origins of Smithing
Start Hank the Hammer
End Hank the Hammer
Level 40 (Requires 40)
Category Blacksmithing
Experience 341-625
Next A Blacksmithing [40] In Search of Galvan

This quest starts the alliance version of the Mithril Order series of quests.


Blacksmithing skill of 210 or greater.


Bring six  [Golden Scale Bracers] to Hank the Hammer in Stormwind.


When I was about your age, a dwarf by the name of Galvan took me under his wing and trained me in the ways of the armorsmith. Before he left for Booty Bay, he made me promise to train all those with the desire and determination to advance in the craft of blacksmithing—so here I am—all these years later.

So, now it's time for you to learn a little something. Make me six golden scale bracers and you will learn where smithing comes from, <name>.


Could you be the next Galvan protege?


Very good, <name>! Listen and learn.

Blacksmithing never comes from here! <Hank points to his hammer.>

Blacksmithing never comes from here! <Hank points to the anvil.>

Blacksmithing only comes from here! <Hank points to his heart.>

And now you know the origin of blacksmithing.


You will be rewarded with all of the following:


This is the start of the Mithril Order quests for the Alliance. If an Alliance Blacksmith wants to become an Armorsmith, they must complete this quest.

The reward recipe is tradable, if you don't care to learn these plans yourself. This is, though, the only source for this recipe.


  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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