Quest:Murder Was The Case That They Gave Me

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Alliance 32 Murder Was The Case That They Gave Me
StartLieutenant Horatio Laine
EndLieutenant Horatio Laine
Experience1,100 XP
or 6Silver60Copper at Level 100
Reputation+250 Stormwind
Rewards[Scene Investigator's Wrap] or [Crime Scene Tape] or [Equicide Cloak]
PreviousHero's Call: Westfall!, Furlbrow's Deed
NextHot On the Trail: The Riverpaw Clan, Hot On the Trail: Murlocs

Objectives Edit

Speak to the various homeless people occupying the Jansen Stead to gather clues about the Furlbrow murders.

  • Clue #1 obtained
  • Clue #2 obtained
  • Clue #3 obtained
  • Clue #4 obtained

Description Edit

Here's the deal, kid, we've got a full-blown murder on our hands. Double homicide... Single horse... icide.

Worse yet, we're in Westfall. I could throw a rock behind me and hit a dozen hobos with enough motive to want to wipe these people (and horse) out.

Now I don't know who did this and I sure don't appreciate having to come to this dump to investigate the deaths of a couple of quatters, but I'll be damned if I don't find the perp. You want to help? Go talk to some bums. The hobo... knows.

Rewards Edit

You will be able to choose one of these rewards
Inv misc cape 16
[Scene Investigator's Wrap]
Inv belt 25
[Crime Scene Tape]
Inv misc cape 14
[Equicide Cloak]

You will also receive: 4Silver

Progress Edit

Anything yet?

Completion Edit

Gnolls and murlocs? Horse poopy, pal! Gnolls and murlocs didn't kill these people. I've seen what gnolls and murlocs do to people that they kill and this... isn't it. Too pretty. Too... perfect.

Furthermore, the Furlbrow's had been squatting on this farm for 5 years. No, whoever wiped them out had a reason. This is murder, plain and simple and we're gonna get to the bottom if it...

Notes Edit

Both of the previous breadcrumb quests are optional as Laine will offer this without any prereqs.

Homeless Stormwind Citizens and West Plains Drifters are milling about the Jansen Stead.

  • I ain't tellin' you nothin'
  • Oh the big hero has arrived. I'm saved! Yea, right...
  • You wanna talk? Pay up.
  • Whaddya want?
  • Get lost.

Players have the option of choosing to ask for information without bribing, or bribing for it. The former option most of the time will just turn the hobos hostile.

  • I ain't tellin' you a damn thing!
  • You rich punks are all the same!
  • Now you've gone and done it! TIME FOR THE FIST!

However, bribing may not always work either...

  • You can't buy me! DIE!

If the player picked the right choice, whichever it was...

  1. Listen, pal. I don't want any trouble, ok? I didn't see who murdered 'em, but I sure heard it! Lots of yelling. Human voices... you dig? Now get out of here before I change my mind about beating you up and takin' your shoes.
  2. I didn't see who killed 'm, <bub/sis>, but I got a whiff. Smelled rich, kinda like you. Damn shame too. Furlbrows were a fixture around here. Nice people, always willin' to share a meal or a patch of dirt.
  3. Who killed the Furlbrows? I'll tell you who killed the Furlbrows: KING VARIAN WRYNN. THAT'S WHO! And he's killin' the rest of us too. Once bum at a time. The only thing I can tell you is that I saw some gnolls leavin' the place a few hours before the law arrived.
  4. Between you, mea, and the tree, murlocs killed the Furlbrows. Yep, saw 'em with my own two eyes. Think they'd been casin' the joint for days, maybe months. They left in a hurry once they got wind of "Johnny Law" and the idiot brigade over there...

Quest progressionEdit

Optional lead-ins: Furlbrow's Deed, Hero's Call: Westfall!

  1. Official alliance mini-icon [11] Murder Was The Case That They Gave Me
  2. Official alliance mini-icon [11] Hot On the Trail: Murlocs / Official alliance mini-icon [10] Hot On the Trail: The Riverpaw Clan
  3. Official alliance mini-icon [11] Meet Two-Shoed Lou
  4. Official alliance mini-icon [11] Livin' the Life
  5. Official alliance mini-icon [12] Lou's Parting Thoughts
  6. Official alliance mini-icon [12] Shakedown at the Saldean's
  7. Official alliance mini-icon [12] Times are Tough / Official alliance mini-icon [12] Westfall Stew
  8. Official alliance mini-icon [13] You Have Our Thanks
  9. Official alliance mini-icon [13] Hope for the People
  10. Official alliance mini-icon [13] Feeding the Hungry and the Hopeless / Official alliance mini-icon [13] In Defense of Westfall
  11. Official alliance mini-icon [14] Find Agent Kearnen
  12. Official alliance mini-icon [14] Secrets of the Tower
  13. Official alliance mini-icon [14] Big Trouble in Moonbrook
  14. Official alliance mini-icon [14] To Moonbrook!
  15. Official alliance mini-icon [14] Propaganda
  16. Official alliance mini-icon [15] The Dawning of a New Day
  17. Official alliance mini-icon [15] Secrets Revealed
  18. Official alliance mini-icon [15] A Vision of the Past
  19. Official alliance mini-icon [15] Rise of the Brotherhood
  20. Official alliance mini-icon [15] Return to Sentinel Hill
  21. Official alliance mini-icon [15] Threat to the Kingdom


The title of this quest comes from a hook from the song "Murder was the Case" by (then) Death Row Records recording artist Snoop (Doggy) Dogg. It is also interesting to note that the lyrics of the Chamillionaire song "Hip Hop Police" includes a line which reads "Murder was a case, and they blame me." The subject of the song ties in closely with the quest.

Patch historyEdit

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

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