Quest:Breaking Out is Hard to Do

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Alliance 32 Breaking Out is Hard to Do
StartMessner [47.5, 42.0]
EndMessner [47.5, 42.0]
CategoryRedridge Mountains
Experience1,250 XP
or 7Silver50Copper at Level 110
Reputation+250 Stormwind
PreviousIn Search of Bravo Company

Objectives Edit

Retrieve Messner's Cage Key.

Description Edit

The key to this cage is stored in a pouch over at the worg den, just north of our location. The problem is that the pouch is resting safely atop a tree stump amidst a sea of bloodthisty man-killing worgs.

You've got one shot to get that key without waking up any of those sleeping worgs. Head to the worg den and find a way to the center. Tread carefully and watch out for the Blackrock worg captain. Get the key and return to me.

If you got a pet, I'd recommend telling it to stay back!

Progress Edit

Did you get the cage key?

Completion Edit


Notes Edit

Head north. The pit is full of elite worgs and guarded by the elite Blackrock Worg Captain. If players attempt to enter the pit with their pet not staying put, the game displays a warning:

You should have your pet wait for you here. Beware the Blackrock Worg Captain!

Aggroing one worg will aggro nearly every worg in the pit, so be careful! If you are able to do this alone, your best bet would be if you are a Rogue to apply stealth then sneak in to the pen, grab the key, then stealth once more and exit the pit. Other than stealthing as a rogue there is one other, questionably cheap method of snagging the key solo as a non-stealth class. If you were to intentionally die within the pit and become a ghost, you could relocate your corpse and resurrect yourself right next to the location of the key. Other than that, you would be best off having assistance.

Exiting the worg pit:

Don't forget to command your pet to follow you!

Completing the quest breaks Messner out of the cage. He will follow players about as a guardian, with quotes!

  • We all owe our lives to Keeshan. He's saved our hides a hundred times.
  • So what's up with the bridge in Lakeshire? Oslow ever finish building it?
  • I think I'm gonna go to Dalaran after this is over. Help 'em get that city up and floating again.
  • Being a mage has its advantages, but the laundry bills are hell to pay.
  • I need to use the restroom.

Quest progressionEdit

Optional lead-in: Hero's Call: Redridge Mountains!

  1. Alliance 15 [15] Still Assessing the Threat
  2. Alliance 15 [16] Parker's Report
  3. Alliance 15 [16] We Must Prepare!
  4. Alliance 15 [16] Tuning the Gnomecorder
  5. Alliance 15 [16] Canyon Romp
  6. Alliance 15 [16] They've Wised Up...
  7. Alliance 15 [16] Yowler Must Die!
  8. Alliance 15 [17] John J. Keeshan
  9. Alliance 15 [17] This Ain't My War
  10. Alliance 15 [17] In Search of Bravo Company
  11. Alliance 15 [17] Breaking Out is Hard to Do
  12. Alliance 15 [17] Jorgensen
  13. Alliance 15 [17] Krakauer
  14. Alliance 15 [17] And Last But Not Least... Danforth
  15. Alliance 15 [17] Return of the Bravo Company
  16. Alliance 15 [18] They Drew First Blood
  17. Alliance 15 [18] It's Never Over
  18. Complete all of:
  19. Alliance 15 [18] Prisoners of War
  20. Alliance 15 [18] To Win a War, You Gotta Become War
  21. Alliance 15 [18] Detonation
  22. Alliance 15 [19] The Dark Tower
  23. Alliance 15 [19] The Grand Magus Doane
  24. Alliance 15 [20] AHHHHHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHH!!!
  25. Alliance 15 [20] Showdown at Stonewatch
  26. Alliance 15 [20] Darkblaze, Brood of the Worldbreaker
  27. Alliance 15 [20] Triumphant Return

Patch historyEdit

0400Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Added

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