World of Warcraft Quest Guide: "A Job for an Intelligent Man"
Foreman Biggums of Honor Hold mine is concerned about the inability of local supply caravans to reach the keep due to the local Marauding Crust Burster population. He asks you to help thin them out a bit in this quest.
It’s Foreman Biggums’ responsibility to deal with all manner of threats to attack from underground. He’s already asked for your help to clear the Gan’arg sappers and their boss from the mine below Honor Hold, and now he’s got one more task for you, thinning out the Marauding Crust Burster population around the Alliance stronghold.
You’ll have to kill quite a few of them to satisfy him, though. Luckily, they can be found nearby and are typically plentiful in their availability.
"A Job for an Intelligent Man"
“A Job for an Intelligent Man" (a nod to the movie Tremors, which also featured people trying to deal with gigantic underground worms) begins at the mine entrance to the West of Honor Hold. You’ll find it in the cliffside.
Foreman Biggums assigns you the task of killing 15 Marauding Crust Bursters that are wreaking havoc on the local supply trains. The simplest way to deal with them is to kill them, and Foreman Biggums is a man who loves simplicity.
Marauding Crust Bursters
You’ll find Marauding Crust Bursters all over the area just to the West of Honor Hold. They travel underground, but can be spotted by the rocks they kick up on the surface. Much of their spawning area is also filled with Helboars, so be sure and watch out for them as you hunt worms.
The Crust Bursters have several unique attacks. They’ll send you flying into the air and back several yards when they appear, and anytime you’re at range they’ll send a high-damage acidic spit in your direction.
This spit can be especially devastating when you are set upon by a second Crust Burster after you have engaged a first. They’ll stay at range and decimate you with their acid spit, so be sure your rear is clear before you engage a worm, and keep an eye out for attacks coming from other directions. You can quickly find yourself dead from ranged attacks you didn’t even know were coming if you’re not careful.
Return to Biggums
Once you’ve dealt with the requisite 15 Crust Bursters, head back to the foreman for your reward: some decent experience points and a nice caster ring or melee necklace. Either is probably an upgrade for you at this point, so enjoy.
"The Missing Missive"
During the course of this quest, you’re likely to loot “An Eroded Case" from one of the Crust Bursters you dispatch. This item starts a delivery quest that will lead you to Thiah Redmane, who is camped near some ruins on the far Western side of the zone.
It's quite a journey, so you'll want to finish up any remaining Honor Hold quests before you head out there, as Thiah will have a few jobs for you once you arrive.