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AllianceThey Call Him Smiling Jim
Start Guard Byron
End Captain Garran Vimes
Level 15-30
Category Dustwallow Marsh
Experience 280 EXP (or 1s 50c at level 70)
Next B [15-30] Inspecting the Ruins


Speak with Captain Garran Vimes in Theramore.


I can't help it if I feel sorry for ol' Jim there. He wasn't always like that. Ran an inn out in the marsh for a while, wonderful place.

Look, I don't really want to talk about it. Bring it up with Captain Vimes if you really have to.


James Hyal's his real name. He opened an inn at the edge of the Barrens. Wanted to make a nice place for travelers to stop over...

Might be he was thinking too big, but the inn did do well for a while. Then we lost control of the roads in the marsh, and the ogres took over.

James was too stubborn to give up his dream for safety within our walls, and the Shady Rest Inn was burnt to the ground. We're investigating, but haven't had much luck. If you want to help out, see what you can find in the rubble.


Upon completion of this quest you will gain:

  • 280 XP (or 1s 50c at level 70)


This is part of The Shady Rest Inn quest chain.

  1. A [15-30] They Call Him Smiling Jim (optional)
  2. A [15-30] Inspecting the Ruins
  3. Complete all of:
  4. A [15-30] A Grim Connection
  5. A [15-30] Confirming the Suspicion & A [15-30] Arms of the Grimtotems
    • Side chain:
    1. A [15-30] Raptor Captor
    2. A [15-30] Unleash the Raptors & A [15-30] Prisoners of the Grimtotems
  6. A [15-30] Tabetha's Assistance
  7. A [15-30] Raze Direhorn Post!
  8. A [15-30] Justice for the Hyals
  9. A [15-30] Peace at Last

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