The Diplomat, Part I: They Love Me In That Tunnel


The Diplomat is an achievement earnt by getting Timbermaw Hold, the Mag’har/Kurenai and Sporeggar reputations all up to Exalted. With the change in patch 3.0.8 allowing full reputation gain per kill, no matter what your level, there has never been a better time to get this achievement.



Colour Charts

Your Reputation

Calculating Number of Kills

What You Need

Frostsabre Grinding

Addons and Macros

Getting Ready

What Path to Take




The first guide in this three part series will deal with the Furbolgs (affectionately known as Furbies) of Timbermaw Hold.


These are the colours I will use in this guide:

  • Hated
  • Hostile
  • Unfriendly
  • Neutral
  • Friendly
  • Honoured
  • Revered
  • Exalted


  • Quests
  • Items
  • Locations
  • Quest objectives to kill
  • NPCs
  • Coordinates


The Timbermaw Furbolgs live in Felwood, in their tunnels. They believe themselves to be the last uncorrupted tribe of Furbolg, despite the existence of another tribe of Furbolg on Azuremyst Isle, and more in Grizzlemaw.

The lore behind the Furbolg quests reveals that they are attempting to save the other Furbolg from the influence that is corrupting them, and in the Exalted quest, which grants you your Defender of the Timbermaw, you kill the demon corrupting the Winterfall, who live in Winterspring.


There are plenty of quests in Felwood and Winterspring that grant Timbermaw rep, and you will have done most of them if you have followed Jame’s levelling guides. There is one quest available at Friendly (two if you are a tailor) and a further quest at Exalted.


To calculate the reputation you need to grind to hit Exalted, replace ‘x’ with your current reputation. Find your rep using this table:

: 0-35,999

: 36,000-38,999

Unfriendly: 39,000-41,999

Neutral: 42,000-44,999

Friendly: 45,000-50,999

Revered: 51,000-62,999

Revered: 63,000-83,999



y/44= Number of mobs (approx.) you’ll need to kill to reach Exalted. (Not including the quests I’ll give you the option of doing here)


The mobs you should kill (assuming maximum level) are the Deadwood tribe of Northern Felwood. They have the greatest chance to drop the items we need for turnins, Deadwood Headdress Feathers.


However, people who really, really, really want their Frostsabre mount can grind mobs that drop their turn-in item, Winterfall Spirit Beads, at a lower drop chance, but can be grinded for the Wintersaber Trainer’s Rep quest.

I would not recommend this path, as grinding Wintersaber rep will slow you down, and the area’s where you kill the mobs in are often heavily camped.

Note that the mount (and quests) are Alliance only.


For Addons, I would highly recommend KillCounter (does what it says on the link), and I would recommend LootFilter with a caution to trigger-happy ‘Instructions, bah!’ people like me: If you set types of items to be automatically be deleted, make sure that you set everything else to ‘Keep’ as if you use the ‘clean’ button, you can destroy every green or better in your inventory. Trust me, I’ve done it, it’s not nice.

For Macros I would recommend creating a #show Deadwood Headdress Feather (make sure you spell it right) then put it on one of your bonus action bars (you can add these with esc-> Interface).

(For the uninitiated, macros are created by typing /macro, clicking ‘New’ choosing a name (try ‘feather’) and then, since the focus of the macro is an item/ability with a picture, use the Question Mark icon at the top, then once you’ve created it, drag it down to an action bar).

While I do not pretend to understand the arcane geekery behind scriptwriting, someone on Wowhead clearly does, and has thus created with awesome macro for repeated turning in of quests with only one click:

/script SelectGossipAvailableQuest(1)
/script CompleteQuest()
/script GetQuestReward()

So kudos to dJe713.

Create a macro with that in it, name it and pick a suitably bewildering picture.

To use, right click on Nafien, the Furby who you turn the quest in to, then press, press, press, click.

Repeat until Exalted

Getting Ready

Clear your inventory and head out to Felwood. You will be killing the Deadwood in Northern Felwood.

20 rep is gained per kill until Revered, at which point rep stops being gained from kills, and you can only gain it from Feather turn-ins.

For this reason I recommend saving feathers to get you from Revered to Exalted.

It requires 350 Feathers to get from Revered to Exalted, so once you reach that number, you can start doing turn-ins, as long as you always have at least 350 on hand.


And that’s all you need to know, so you can get started on your Furby slaughter. I would recommend starting at the bottom of the ramp leading up to Timbermaw Hold, working around the lake (staying on the lower terrace), then, after you’ve got round to the big tree at the south of the lake, go north up to where the Winterfall furbolg is, then East and then South along the upper terrace, heading right back to where you started.

This all depends, of course, on how quickly you kill and how many other people are there. Have a few tries, and see what works for you.


At Friendly the quest Runecloth becomes available from Meilosh, you can do that basically immediately, since this grind supplies you with PLENTY of Runecloth.

Tailors capable of making Mooncloth also get the quest Sacred Cloth, which rewards you with the ability to make Mooncloth Boots. Do it if you want.

At Exalted, the quest The Root Of All Evil becomes available. Complete this by travelling to the large Winterfall village at the East of Winterspring, planting a torch in High Chief Winterfall’s cave and then killing Xandivious you can then loot the Essence of Xandivious from Xandivious’ Demon Bag. Easily soloable for anyone above 68 or so.

This rewards you with your Defender Of The Timbermaw trinket, allowing you to summon a cool-looking ghost Timbermaw, who does ineffective heals and ineffective spells for a short while. At the 19 twink bracket (if you ghost around after someone who kills them for you) it is the absolute bomb.


Talk to Meilosh and buy some recipes if you are a Tailor, Enchanter, Blacksmith, Leather Worker or Alchemist.

Enjoy your new-found newb-magnet, and enjoy the slightly odd looks you may get in Dalaran.

Stay tuned for the next installment of The Diplomat, Part II: Mag’har/Kurenai The Czar of Sporeggar.

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    Jul 7, 2009 @ 13:49 pm

    Looks goodThe guide looks good. Did this before the rep change, so I killed about 7000 “furbies”
    to get exalted. But read the guide and everything seems good.

    Great work!

    Wise things get said,
    but Few get understod

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    Jul 2, 2009 @ 18:35 pm

    I agree with a few othersI agree with a few others that the quests should be mentioned. I’m currently working on “The Diplomat” with my lvl 80 DK and obviously didn’t do the quests in this area while leveling up (using Jame’s guides!).

    It actually becomes an entirely different strategy, as one poster noted. In this scenario I completed “Timbermaw Ally” to enable me to collect feathers. Also, “Talk to Nafien” is only available through honoured so that one should be done as well. For the rest, don’t hand in any quests until you’ve reached revered (just kill Deadwood Furbolgs for the 20/kill rep and feathers). By the time you reach revered you’ll have about 250+ feathers. With the rest of the quest turn-ins (3800 to 5200 rep), it’s almost enough to reach exalted — you may have to grind a couple more rounds, depending on if you get both the Winterfall and Deadwood totems — but those quest rep rewards are obviously more effective at revered because you get no more rep for killing basic Furbolgs.

    Thanks for the macro suggestion — I’ll have to set it up before I turn in all those feathers 😀

    Good job!

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    Jun 10, 2009 @ 20:35 pm

    Maybe mention them in aMaybe mention them in a separate section for people who haven’t done Jame’s levelling guide – I know that I found it much easier to have some quests, if for no other reason than to break the monotony a little.

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    Apr 27, 2009 @ 5:24 am

    Thanks for the input.

    IThanks for the input.

    I recommend not farming the southern deadwood mobs, as they have a much lower drop rate.

    The deadwood totem is ignored in this guide, because it is already used in Jame’s levelling guides. (At the beginning of the guide I mention I won’t talk about things already included in his guide).

    All those other quests you talk about are then a bit pointless.

    I justify my decision to do this as the large proportion of users of this site do indeed use Jame’s guides.

    So yeah, that’s why they’re not in there =D

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    Apr 19, 2009 @ 10:18 am

    A few things you should know.First I grinded this rep in about 8 hours ish (I can’t remember exactly)So here are a few things that I think speed it up.

    First only get one quest (the one in southern fellwood) dont do any of the others untill revered.
    Then grind the mobs in southern fellwood. Why?
    1: Because there are more of them
    2:they are in a nice circle you can go round, and respawn nearly as soon as you finish the circle.
    3: they are closer together
    4: they are lower level
    5: they arnt farmed by other players as much.

    Kill these till 300 to revered. And dont forget to loot.

    They will drop a Deadwood totem. This can be handed in for 1400 rep.
    Then go get the next quest in northern deadwood kill the mobs you need. You should hit revered. Then hand in quest Thats another 1400 exp.
    Thn go in to tunel hand in 60 rune cloth thats another 1400 rep.
    Then do the next quest in winterspring thats another 1400 exp and hopefully they will drop a winterfall totem too thats another 1400 exp.

    then hand in all beads feathers and grind the rest of the feathers you need. Saves many hours those quests.

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    Apr 18, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

    Hooray, limelight

    ThanksHooray, limelight 😛


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    Apr 16, 2009 @ 17:50 pm

    Thanks, dunno how I missedThanks, dunno how I missed out honoured, but I think it’s okay now.

    The reason that I can ignore kill rep stopping at revered is that I simply (using Wowhead drop rates) work out the average rep (including kills+feathers) per mob.

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    Apr 16, 2009 @ 17:40 pm

    Glad you guys liked itGlad you guys liked it =D

    haven’t been doing much around here for a while, visiting [url=]here[/url] and [url=]here[/url], in the outback.

    Good fun.

    Yeah, I’ll take the suggestions on board and try and put out a revised version soon 🙂

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    Apr 16, 2009 @ 17:38 pm

    Thanks, I likez.

    Nice font,Thanks, I likez.

    Nice font, too.

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    Apr 15, 2009 @ 0:00 am

    People seem to bePeople seem to be complaining about the image, so I thought you might like this:


    Yay! 😀

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    Apr 14, 2009 @ 11:00 am

    A fine guide, few things IA fine guide, few things I saw though:

    – The top image is a bit big, while the size of the text on it, is rather small and not very clear.

    – The title for every paragraph doesn’t have to be capatalized(?) and, as a personal preference, I like in the color black.

    Edit: For the next guide, kurenai and mag’har, you might want to add this strategy: Farm ogres ’till exalted and turn in the obsidian warbeads at those mummy-people, takes longer, but the reward is bigger (I guess this one is good for those going for 40 exalted reputations).


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    Apr 14, 2009 @ 3:43 am

    Your calculating number ofYour calculating number of kills section is incorrect. You completely forgot Honored to Revered. The number of reputation from Revered to exalted is 21000 and not 12000(the Honored to Revered number). Also kill credit stops at Revered.

    Other than this, very nicely done.

    [hr]Not to sound harsh, but if this is your best attempt at communication the true “pwnage” is going to occur when you apply for a job that doesn’t require you to wear a paper hat. – Doomplague

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    Apr 14, 2009 @ 0:47 am

    Now that Jame has brought myNow that Jame has brought my attention to that image, it’s also a little hard to read the text there, it’s not the best color to read on that background. But that’s extremely minor 😉

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    Apr 13, 2009 @ 21:05 pm

    No big thing, but I thoughtNo big thing, but I thought I’d just mention that the file attachment is shown at the bottom.

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    Apr 13, 2009 @ 19:34 pm

    Awesome! Bumping it to theAwesome!

    Bumping it to the front page. Really great job there Brune.

    ps: would be nice if you could size down the image at the top 😛

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    Apr 4, 2009 @ 22:46 pm

    Thanks you two.

    TheThanks you two.

    The classification seems to have sorted itself out now, but when I first released it, it appeared in General.

    But it’s all good now, at least.

    I’m planning on popping in a few more pictures, and a map showing what I think is the best route.

    Thanks for the kind words 🙂

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    Apr 4, 2009 @ 17:11 pm

    It is in Reputation Brune,It is in Reputation Brune, so no need to worry there 🙂

    Also it’s a great guide, I didn’t even know about half of the quests available that you mentioned in here, and I’ve done this grind up to 999/1000 Exalted before – Runecloth + Beads + Grind… 6 days straight… [b]HELL.[/b]

    Job well done 🙂


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    Apr 4, 2009 @ 16:38 pm

    Nice!This looks extremely high quality, well done Brune! It looks like it’s in the right category to me

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    Apr 4, 2009 @ 1:55 am

    Gah. Anyone know why it’sGah. Anyone know why it’s appearing in General? If you look at the top of the page, it says it’s in Reputation…

    Anyway, it’s still a little rough around the edges, but I’ve been sitting on it for a few months, so I felt it would be good to finally get it out, and edit it as I go.

    I’d have to say my colouring has come out the worst…

    Could just be my laptop screen though.

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