Crafting ability to successfully complete a level 9 tradeskill combine. (Can be completed via the Commission system of crafting)
You might want to do The Dusty Blue Stone, a prerequisite for Restoring Ghoulbane while on this quest. It requires you to get 40 rock samples from wind swept stones, which can be done at the same time as one of the steps on this quest.
You also might want to do Journeyman Service it requires 50 harvest in this zone as well which can be done while doing the others.
If you have completed the Sundered Splitpaw questline and gotten your "a glowing azure shard" you can use this to get back to Thundering Steppes very easily once you finish with the forge.
Mine 10 granite pieces, an uncommon harvest from wind swept stones in The Thundering Steppes. This may take some time to complete. One nearby mining area is the region around the Ruins of Karana ( -392, -3, 459 ) /waypoint -392.34, -2.98, 459.01. Also run the full length of Dead River Basin where you will find nodes. There are also generally a few nodes around The Shrine of Decay ( 343, 1, 1155 ) /waypoint 343.21, 1.48, 1155.05. This update is uncommon to rare.