|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a.
It was found in caves northwest of Lakeshire in the Redridge Mountains called the Rethban Caverns. Though the gnolls were previously mining the ore, they are now too preoccupied in controlling the Ettins plaguing Redridge Mountains. Though the ore was not as strong as iron, it was used by some scribes in their dyes; Brother Paxton, for example, had his own recipe using Rethban Ore he used for inking his own books.
As a quest objective
- Unlike many other quest items, it was lootable by players not even on the quest. This also meant it was able to be put on the Auction House.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Removed.
- Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-22): Rethban Ore may now be found in the Miscellaneous Junk category of the Auction House.