Touching Ground (Alliance)

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AllianceTouching Ground

Rogers and paratroopers on deck
Start Sky Admiral Rogers [42.0, 92.8]
End Sully "The Pickle" McLeary [43.6, 90.7]
Level 86 (Requires 85)
Category Jade Forest
Experience 122,100
Rewards 9g 80s
Previous A [86] Unleash Hell
Next A [86] No Plan Survives Contact with the Enemy, A [86] Welcome Wagons


Use a Skyfire Parachute to touch ground in Garrosh'ar Point, then speak to Sully "The Pickle" McLeary.

  • Equip a Skyfire Parachute


Their town is burning and their men are scattered and broken. I need every available man on the ground NOW to finish them off.

Grab one of the parachutes on the edge of the ship and get down there!


You will receive: 9g 80s


Move it!


'Bout time you showed up, <laddy/lassie>! Let's do some damage!


  • 122,100 XP


  • This quest was slightly bugged at release, with the parachutes sometimes not spawning on the sides of the ship.

Upon accepting the quest, Sky Admiral Rogers gives a speech to a group of nine Alliance Paratroopers standing in formation before her on deck.

Sky Admiral Rogers says: Men, you've trained for this. You're among the elite. You are Skyfire men!
Sky Admiral Rogers says: This is the ship that took down Deathwing. You think some raggedy little Horde outpost stands a chance against the pride of the Alliance fleet? NO!
Sky Admiral Rogers says: Those green dirtbags down there plagued your homes in Southshore, laid siege to your children in Redridge, and massacred every man, woman and child in Theramore.
Sky Admiral Rogers says: It. Is. PAYBACK TIME!
The paratroopers cheer.

Run to the side of the ship and interact with a parachute. The adventurer will put it on and jump off, circling over Garrosh'ar Point before landing to the north next to Sully. He's tinkering with a busted Garrosh'ar Shredder.

  • Sully "The Pickle" McLeary mumbles to himself while tinkering with the shredder.
  • Sully "The Pickle" McLeary says: Gah, this thing's a death trap!
  • Sully "The Pickle" McLeary says: Is that... a cherrywood drive-shaft? Who does that?!
  • Sully "The Pickle" McLeary says: I'm pretty sure this "valve" is a toenail. Goblins...
  • Sully "The Pickle" McLeary says: Yeesh! Me great nan could build a more reliable manifold than this. An' she has!
  • Sully "The Pickle" McLeary says: Look at this - total amateur hour! Doesn't even have a second-stage turbine blade.
  • Sully "The Pickle" McLeary says: Level two grappling done. Now to tighten up level three...
  • Sully "The Pickle" McLeary says: Wait and see, lads. We'll have ourselves a fine killin' machine in no time.


  1. A [86] The King's Command or A [80] Hero's Call: Jade Forest! or A [10] Mists of Pandaria: To Pandaria!
  2. A [10] The Mission
  3. A [86] Unleash Hell
  4. A [86] Touching Ground
  5. A [86] No Plan Survives Contact with the Enemy & A [86] Welcome Wagons
  6. A [86] The Right Tool For The Job
  7. A [86] Envoy of the Alliance & A [86] The Cost of War
  8. Complete all of:
    1. A [86] Priorities!
    2. A [86] Koukou's Rampage
  9. A [86] Fractured Forces & A [86] Smoke Before Fire & A [86] Twinspire Keep & A [86] Unfair Trade
  10. A [86] The Fall of Ga'trul
  11. A [86] Onward and Inward
  12. A [86] The White Pawn & A [86] Hozen Aren't Your Friends, Hozen Are Your Enemies

Patches and hotfixes

  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-11-28): "The quest "Touching Ground" can now be completed correctly."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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