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"Courage, Honor, and above all, Patience"
Glimmering Mithril Insignia

The Mithril Order is an association of Mithrilsmiths — artisan blacksmiths who specialize in working with Mithril. Members of The Mithril Order can be found in Horde, Alliance, and Neutral cities. The Order appears to be a part of the larger Thorium Brotherhood faction, but you do not gain reputation with the larger faction by helping them or doing their quests. The leader of the order is Galvan the Ancient. [1]

Notable Members of The Mithril Order

Name Location
Neutral 15.png IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Galvan the Ancient Near Zul'Gurub Stranglethorn Vale
Alliance IconSmall Human Male.gif Hank the Hammer Stormwind Elwynn Forest
Neutral 15.png IconSmall Human Male.gif McGavan Booty Bay Stranglethorn Vale
Horde IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Ox Orgrimmar Durotar
Neutral 15.png IconSmall NightElf Male.gif Trenton Lighthammer Gadgetzan Tanaris

Joining The Mithril Order

The Mithril Order only accepted new members that prove their skills in working with Mithril. Sadly the entire, interesting quest chain related to them was removed in Patch 4.0.1, but is preserved here for historical purposes. To do that, upcoming blacksmiths would do the Mithril Order quest chain. During this quest chain a blacksmith received all blacksmithing plans that are needed for doing The Art of the Armorsmith. Note that the player was not obliged to specialize in Armorsmithing to start or complete this series of quests.

Following is a short overview of this removed quest chain:

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


  1. ^ The Formation of Felbane "Galvan the Ancient, leader of the Mithril Order"