Running Mate Announcement

My campaign has been quietly working behind the scenes for a couple months now, and we are ready for a big announcement!  After careful consideration of many fine and talented gnomes, I have come to a final decision about my running mate.

Gearmaster_Mechazod_HSI am proud to welcome Gearmaster Mechazod to the ticket!  Mechazod brings tens of thousands of years of experience to the team, both dealing with everything from mundane maintenance matters and incredibly important cosmic scale matters that are beyond mortal comprehension.  We are very lucky to have him here with us*.

I’m sure you will all agree that he is the perfect complement to what we have going, and our vision for Gnomeregan’s future!

*Mechazod is currently working remotely from Northrend.

 

 

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Endgineer Omegaplugg #LegionSpoilers #OOC

*UPDATE* The Mystery has been solved!  In order to Summon MY TRUE FORM, you must find and press a tiny button hidden behind one of the columns in Tinkers Court, Gnomeregan.

If SOMEHOW you manage to be victorious the the Vial or Green Goo is yours.  take it and go out in to the world my leprous disciple!

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I put #LegionSpoilers up there for anyone concerned with spoiling the fates of minor low level dungeon bosses.  We good?

Ok.

So on WoWhead about 5 days ago, this guy popped up “Endgineer Omegaplugg”

http://legion.wowhead.com/npc=113621/endgineer-omegaplugg

Endgineer2He uses the same Gnome Pounder model that Thermaplugg and other gnome mekgineers use.  It is green instead of red, the green of the battle suit could either be fel corruption or from decades of radiation.  It could mean nothing, because you can paint a robot any color you want, but usually the color is chosen to indicate something.  In Gnomeregan spider tanks that do fire damage are red, ones that do frost damage are blue etc. Perhaps this character will have a poisonous irradiation attack.

The gnome pilot appears to be solid black some kind of shadow/void gnome, or possibly with a texture issue because it is still in beta.  I thought it could be a new character or (as the name seems to suggest) a transformation of Thermaplugg.

Then there is this item, “Vial of Green Goo”

http://legion.wowhead.com/search?q=Vial+of+Green+Goo

If is dropped by Endgineer Omegaplugg, but the flavor text refers to Thermaplugg, suggesting that Omegaplugg is Thermaplugg.

“It’s reversible. Perhaps Thermaplugg was working on a cure after all…”

First I would like to note that it indicates Thermaplugg WAS working on a cure.  I’ve always had to find some shred of good in Thermaplugg in order to role-play him.

Second (and more importantly), this means Omegaplugg is almost certainly Thermaplugg in a new form.

At first I thought that this meant that Gnomeregan was going to get an update this expansion, but then there was one more string that referenced this ‘new’ NPC.

http://legion.wowhead.com/spell=226171/omegaplugg-spawn

There is a spell to spawn Omegaplugg.  I don’t know what that means, because it could mean anything.  It could be for a heroic version of Gnomeregan where Thermaplugg transforms at the end, or it could mean he is encountered somewhere (anywhere) else in the world.

Perhaps this is the first hint of adding in gnome Demon Hunters (unlikely).

My biggest hope is that it will be for a “Reclaiming Gnomeregan” Scenario where at the end, Gnomeregan will be an actual functioning city, or a crater with a shiny new city built on top.

No matter what it turns out to be, I am just really excited that we are seeing gnome lore moving forward!

For Gnomeregan!

Responce: Gnomeregan’s Issues

>Because of your desire for power, “High Tinker” and possible jealousy towards Gelbin Mekkatorque, The gnomes of Gnomergan only have Ironforge now to call home.

The Gnomes have built many new homes for themselves!  Toshley’s Station, Fizzcrank Airstrip, and even Darkmoon Island!  The Dwarves turned their backs on gnomes and threw them out.  These are the traitorous “allies” that no one wanted to upset back when I suggested building more gnome settlements on the surface in Dun Morogh!

> mindless fighting for the right to rule while the gnomes of Gnomergan must find other living arrangements.

I’m not doing the fighting.  I am on the defensive here!  You don’t see me sending armies in to Ironforge or New Tinkertown.  I’m just trying to manage my own space here!  I do want to expand.  But there are plenty of undeveloped places on Azeroth that gnomes could colonize.

>>I believe that your mind and ideas are still useful but I still fully support Gelbin Mekkatorque and as long as I live my loyalty lies with him.  As per my Gnomitive, I will pledge to you the resources I have for the purpose of restoring and bettering Gnomergan for its future generations.

I’m glad you recognize my brilliance!  You want to support someone?  Support Toshley, Support Fizzcrank. Support the Gnomes that aren’t wasting their time on a Civil War.  Support new Gnome settlements and expansions.  Pouring resources in to Gnomeregan is a mistake.  This city is ruined.  You could build a new, bigger, better city for less that it would take to clean this… PIT!

>>I have seen no blueprints, no attempts to reclaim this industrious place other than proclaim everyone around you to be “Usurpers.”

Every section of the city represents a unique challenge.  We have to work with speed to keep tunnels from collapsing.  It’s all we can do to keep the roof over our heads from falling ON our heads.

>>I on the other hand, have had a few agents and operatives inspect Gnomergan and begin initial preparations for my Gnomitive.

How am I supposed to trust someone that sends SPIES in to my organization!?

  • >There are at least fifteen vents around outer Gnomergan that are leaking out green infectious gasses.  This contamination must be cut off at first so that any remaining contamination can be eliminated at its mystery source.
  • >Pools of radiation have been identified around the Toxic Airfield and go as far south to Frostmane Hold.  Do these pools sink deep into the earth or are they simply knee deep?
 
The bomb started a chain reaction.  There is a catalyst that creates the poison gas.  As long as fresh air and water keep coming in to Gnomeregan, poisoned Air and water will continue to pour out.  The poisons are side effects of the main chemical component, which APPEARS inert on it’s own, which is why the gnomes have failed to clean Gnomeregan so far.
  • >How many gnomes are still leprous?  Both externally and internally?  Consolidate any radiated blobs on the surface and attempt to reanimate them back to their original forms.

Externally? Not many.  MEKKATORQUE KILLED ALL THE GNOMES that were irradiated on the surface.  Down here?  The second bomb boosted our numbers.  I would say, we represent ~50% of the gnomish population of Azeroth.

  • >How much of Gnomergan is still affected by your radiator bomb?  How much of Gnomergan would need to be cleaned up in general?  Is this source in the Hall of Gears?  The decontamination process can be built at a much larger scale.

I would say that Maybe a third at most has been cleaned.  It goes back and forth.  Some areas that are clean get recontaminated because of the way the poison spreads.

  • >Gnomergan is highly understaffed and too many Sanitrons are lost decontaminating gnomes exiting Gnomergan.  Perhaps they can be combined with Sparklematic 5200s?

Agreed.  If I had more staff I could get a lot more done!  We could try cleaning Gnomeregan like the sparklematic, but that would require us to flood the whole city.  Which would mean it would need to be evacuated. Which the Lepers and I can’t do, because we will get murdered as we funneled out the entrance.

  • >Is it possible that the decontamination process that utilizes “Green Lighting, Water and Lighting” work on an already crazed gnome?

Possible but unlikely.  The intensity of the decontamination process would need to be increased to the point the gnome might not survive.

  • >If the contamination can be easily removed from a gnome, how hard or how easily could Gnomergan be cleaned by say the decontamination process?

It’s a matter of scale.  Decontamination is a rough process, as you scale it up, the danger increases exponentially.

  • >Any tunnels generated by incursions must be either retrofitted as working tunnels or be collapsed down and filled in.  There is a big weakness in a nearby wall near the entrance that needs to be dealt with.

The tunnels down here are a mess. Two explosions and the Cataclysm have really done a number on them.  When our tunnels hit the trogg tunnels we were opened up to a whole unmapped network of tunnels that do not met gnomish safety standards.

  • >As per the advice of Sicco and one or two other gnomes, I propose that the Troggs be given a small territory just outside of Gnomergan.  Would it be possible to introduce Troggs properly into gnomish society?  Another question for another time.

I think that thr tunnles the troggs come from could be retrofitted to house the troggs so that ‘Gnomeregan proper’ would not have to secede much (if any) room for them.

  • >The main entrance of Gnomergan needs to fully excavated.

Indeed.  I am concerned that half of New Tinkertown is situated to close to the entrance, and over unstable tunnels.

  • >General clean up of various junk piles will be necessary.

Sounds like a good opertunity to create a “put the troggs to work” program.  Troggs need something to do.

  • >Numerous Dark Iron Agents were found within Gnomergan, they will need to be ejected out.

I’ve offered asylum to Dark Irons that are unsure of their future after agents of Ironforge assassinated their king.  They stay!

  • >My operatives found numerous unused mechano tanks and unused planes that are fully operative.  These could be useful as mounts.

I am working on a program to give out mount rewards to those citizens of Gnomeregan that dedicate themselves to there service of the city!

  • >Create suits that will help aid in the decontamination of gnomes even while they are not in Gnomergan, because I need to see whether Sicco can be cured of his sickness.

Finkle Einhorn’s Hazardous Environment Suits are more than capable of handling the background radiation present in Gnomeregan.  For short trips, a standard fumigators mask will do the trick.  I would be willing to consider submitting to a decontamination process that had been thoroughly tested.

  • >Finally, I will call on both Sicco and the High Tinker to a peace summit so that these ideas can be fully fleshed out.  A temporary truce will be necessary.  While I am not fully educated on gnomish laws, I will ask that any sentencing on Sicco’s behalf be temporarily put on hold.  I realize that this will be a tall glass of water to ask of the High Tinker, so I and my Brotherhood will personally vouch for Sicco.  Should he betray my Brotherhood, counter measures will be prepared so that this never happens again.
It will need to be in a neutral location, far away from murderous adventures, and witnesses…
>My agents have attempted to contact you personally, Sicco, but every time they have, you have deployed one of your contaminated replicas.
I don’t make personal appearances.  This method of communication seems completely reasonable to me.

Now, it is time for me to reveal another portion of my plan.  I was inspired by an Arcane Cleanser device that is used to clean up stink bombs during Hallows End.  What if this small device could be expanded to a bigger scale?  I have a mock up of my idea that you will see here. Please see the enclosed images for my mock ups and scans of the outlying area.+I like to call this The Decontaminator-Smellnicerizor.  This is a device that will be able to fit over the current vents and change the gasses found in Gnomergan to something pure so the air will, at first, be cleaned to stem any further polluting of the outside air.  Then, eventually, once the decontamination is dealt with it can be used to emit nice smells out of it.  Motor oil, chocolate chip cookies etc.

I will need mages versed in the Arcane arts to be the ones to fabricate these filters but then eventually this will be able to be taught to any mage.

Once decontamination is dealt with and fully cleaned up, I imagine a few things can be built outside.  I imagine a theater for performing can be built, restaurants and a few other things.  I would like to see Gnomergan expanded out of the earth, to help brighten the place up. This place should not be all dark and dusty for much longer.  I am more concerned with the cleaning process first and then sprucing the place up can be Phase 2.

There is much to take care of Sicco.  If you really care about the restoration of your home, you will take my advice seriously.  I will also be sending a correspondence to the High Tinker, because I want him to be aware of my Gnomitive.

I’m all for restoring Gnomeregan to it’s former Glory.  I do want to make clear that Gnomish expansion is still my number one goal.  I would want to the the majority of Gnome resource put in to building NEW settlements rather than trying to reclaim Gnomeregan.

Let me know what Mekkatorque says.

I am Dreyfus Xano, Head Entertainer and Lead Innovator of The Xanoic Brotherhood.

Thank you for investing you time and resources in to gnome issues.

–Sicco Thermaplugg,

–King of Gnomes, Professional Mekgineer

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Two Things I Want to Know About Thermaplugg #OOC

There are two major questions I have about Mekigineer Thermaplugg. 

First, what did he do during the Second War?  My head canon is that he was in command of the Gnomish Submarines while Mekkatorque was in command of the Flying Machines. That is pure speculation based on the fact that the preview of Mekkatorques HotS character was in a flying machine, and Gnome Subs are the only other Gnome units in WC2.

Second, I would like the answer to a question that Blizzard brings up in thr discription of the Gnomeregan dungeon, “However, due to reasons even Thermaplugg can’t remember, he found himself locked inside Gnomeregan when the bomb release began.

I really want to know why Thermaplugg stayed in Gnomeregan.  Was there another Gnome we went back for?  Did he think he was in a safe place?  Was there a moment of regret and he went back to disarm the bomb?  Was there some external force influencing his behavior?  It’s a huge question, and gives me the most problems when trying to be consistent when RPing Thermaplugg.  I work around it by playing as a liar, as crazy, and as if his memory is corrupt and unreliable.

If I could get one answer about him I think the answer to that question would shine the most light on who he is and how he thinks.

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My machines are the future! They’ll destroy you all!

For 10 years of people have been busting open my safe  and stealing my designs!  Now I’m seeing cheap knock off’s EVERYWHERE!  Where are my royalties!?  Where is my CREDIT!  Where is the RESPECT!  The worst are the GOBLIN versions.  All the grace and subtly is lost!StolenDesigns

 

I won.

My goal was always to get Gnomes out of Gnomeregan and exploring Azeroth and making new gnome settlements.

Toshley’s Station, Fizzcrank Airstrip, heck even New Tinker Town are all MY Vision, MY Legacy!

The cost to Gnomeregan was high, but the gnome race has been reforged in the way I always saw them.  Fighting for a larger place in the world!

Fizzcrank

#FF @HTMekkatorque

*Ahem*

Follow @HTMekkatorque on Twitter.

I need this to be a fair fight so I don’t get a bunch of belly aching whiners after the election.  That way I can TRULY prove my vast supreme-ness!  Bring it on Mekkatorque, you are going down once and for all!

Don’t be fooled by imitators.

((There are a lot of imitators.))

HTMekk