This note is given to you by Wiley the Black at the Lakeshire Inn. Gryan Stoutmantle (The People’s Militia) from Sentinel Hill at Westfall sent you here to Lakeshire to find out more about the Defias Brotherhood. This quest is part of The Missing Diplomat questline.
Some nerve sending a total stranger to discuss the Defias gang. Once you saved my life and now you put it in great peril.
But I owe you. The Defias Brotherhood is larger than you think. Every mine from Westfall to Elwynn Forest is under their control. Kobolds and Gnolls have been enlisted to do their dirty work. They have goblins crafting metal monsters to place in the Westfall fields to prey on the superstitions of the local residents.
They have a vast underground network built. Bigger than you know Stoutmantle. From Booty Bay right to Stormwind Keep. You may be a brave Paladin but you are a fool if you think you can shut them down. They are working on a weapon of mass destruction. After all, if there’s one thing Stonemasons know, it’s how to build big. You didn’t think this was about pumpkin farms and vineyards, now did you? I repaid your favor. Now leave me be!
(Back at Sentinel Hill, Westfall)
Gryan Stoutmantle: Good to see you back. What did Wiley have to say for himself?
Bah! I should have let that scoundrel rot when I had the chance. But this information is crucial. Good work.
I wonder what Wiley meant when he mentioned the Stonemasons. Perhaps that was a slip of tongue. Could the Defias gang be related to the Stonemasons? Only one man would know for sure: Mathias Shaw, head of the SI:7. Show him Wiley’s Note and see if he has anything to add to this growing mystery. If you have trouble finding Shaw, check the Barracks in Old Town.
Take Wiley’s Note to Mathias Shaw in Stormwind.
(At the Old Town, Shaw welcomes you.)
Master Mathias Shaw: Welcome to SI:7 headquarters.
What business do you have with me? I am a very busy man …
This matter might be more complex than Stoutmantle realizes.
The Stonemasons’ Guild was run by a man named Edwin VanCleef. VanCleef was responsible for rebuilding Stormwind after the orcs razed it in the First War. Apparently, VanCleef and his men were unhappy with their treatment by the King after the reconstruction was complete. That just might explain a thing or two.
I have written a more detailed account for your Master in Westfall. Take this to him at once.
Take Shaw’s report to Gryan Stoutmantle in Westfall.
Note: Follow the links to read the entire Defias Brotherhood Questline.