This letter drops from the Defias Messenger that roams along the road between Moonbrook and the gold mine at Westfall during the Defias Brotherhood questline which starts with Master Stoutmantle in Sentinel Hill.
Defias Messenger: “The Brotherhood will not tolerate your actions.
Here’s a singing telegram for (you): Roses are red, violets are blue, I will kill any (race) I see, including you!”
After killing the Defias Messenger The Mysterious Message he carries says:
The sea await us. We need your supplies from the north. Strip everything: every railroad pike, every waterbucket. We need metal. A shipment is due from BB but long overdue. Come through for me, Blacknails. Send your supplies directly to the “Barn” this time. No time to squander.
Note: The letters BB in this mysterious message secretly stands for Bloodsail Buccaneers. There is a quest titled Bloodsail Buccaneers given by Fleet Master Seahorn (tauren) in Booty Bay that sends you to their encampment by the Wild Shore—south of Booty Bay. There, one of the item objectives is to retrieve the Bloodsail Orders. There it is revealed the connection between the Defias Brotherhood and the Bloodsail Buccaneers.
Gryan Stoutmantle: Were you able to gather any information? Did you locate the messenger?
This is indeed firm proof that VanCleef is in charge. Now all we need to know is where the Defias gang is hiding out.
We’ve had a stroke of luck while you were gone. We captured a thief trying to steal Saldean’s wagon. He has promised to lead us to the hideout in exchange for his life. I want you to defend the traitor so he can reveal the hideout. Return to me once you have uncovered the location.
The Defias Traitor: So Stoutmantle sends a scrawny (race) like you to protect me? Guess you’ll have to do. Better bring some friends too.
You know the deal, right? You watch my back and I’ll take you to the Defias hideout. But you better be close by my side. The Defias gang wants my head now. If they see me with you, they’ll try to kill me.
Let me know when you and any friends you can round up are ready to go.
Escort the Defias Traitor to the secret hideout of the Defias Brotherhood. Once the Defias Traitor shows you where VanCleef and his men are hiding out, return to Gryan Stoutmantle with the information.
The Defias Traitor: Defias Looter coming in fast! Prepare to fight!
(The hide out location is the doorway into Deadmines in Moonbrook)
The Defias Traitor: You can go tell Stoutmantle this is where the Defias Gang is holed up, (name).
Gryan Stoutmantle: Most excellent, (name). VanCleef is as good as ours now that we know where he is hiding.
There is but one task left for you to complete. Edwin VanCleef must be assassinated. While it saddens me to condemn any man to a death sentence, it is for the greater good of the people of Westfall that VanCleef is laid to rest once and for all. Bring me the villain’s head once the deed is done.
Kill Edwin VanCleef and bring his head to Gryan Stoutmantle.
(After killing Edwin VanCleef aboard the Juggernaught deep inside the Deadmines dungeon, you return to Sentinel Hill, Westfall)
Gryan Stoutmantle: How goes the hunt for Edwin VanCleef?
(name), your bravery is remarkable. The People’s Militia thanks you for your service to the people of Westfall. With VanCleef dead, this marks the beginning of the end for the Defias Brotherhood. Hopefully some day soon peace will once again grace the plains of this fair land.
I salute you, Sir!
Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Three cheers to (name)! This land shall be ours once again!
Note: When you killed VanCleef, you looted an item named: An Unsent Letter triggering a short alternate questline that reveals more details of the Defias Brotherhood. Read more following the link below.
Note: Follow the links to read the entire Defias Brotherhood Questline.