Image of Bodley
Gender Male
Race(s) Gnome ghost (Humanoid)
Level 30
Class Mage
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Veiled Blade (formerly)
Occupation Diviner[1][2]
Location Blackrock Mountain (ghost)
Status Deceased
Relative(s) Unnamed children[3]

Bodley is a gnome ghost quest giver located at the Blackrock Spire balcony in Blackrock Mountain. He was once part of the same mercenary company as Anthion Harmon, Falrin Treeshaper, and Theldren. Unfortunately, he was killed at Blackrock Spire, and even more unfortunately, he is stuck there in ghost form and nobody can see him. Unless they have the  [Extra-Dimensional Ghost Revealer], that is.


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You can see me? Do you know how much I'm ignored up here just because no one can see me? How refreshing to finally have someone to talk to! So, you must have been sent by some living member of my former mercenary company, am I right? Of course I am! But enough idle chit-chat, there's a great deal of work for you and I if you're going to put things right and return Lord Valthalak's spirit to him!

Gossip Bodley, tell me what's going on.
It's quite simple, really, <name>. My old merc company, The Veiled Blade, took the wrong mission at the wrong time. We were hired by a goblin smuggler out of Booty Bay, one Gremnik Rizzlesprang, who was covetous of Lord Valthalak's spellbook. Or, maybe there was some old rivalry there? I suppose we'll never know now, because Gremnik was killed not too long ago by a group of Valthalak's spectral assassins. They really can be very deadly when a large number of them gather. Where was I?
Gossip You were telling me about The Veiled Blade and how you took the wrong mission.
Oh yes, that's right. So, here we are invading deep into the upper readches of Blackrock Spire, against their lord and leader; this was before Drakkisath. Not too smart if you ask me, but our leader, Anthion Harmon, you met him, was always one who loved a challenge. Surprisingly, everything went according to plan, right up to the point where we were prying Valthalak's spellbook out of his stiff fingers. That's when it all went south. Should I continue? You look like your eyes are glazing over.
Gossip No, no, please continue... it's just that the air up here is so, um, smoky.
<Bodley looks at you dubiously, but continues...>
There we are, spellbook in hand, and Kormok, our two-headed ogre necromancer, gets this strange look in all four of his eyes. It was really creepy, because that second set of eyes always kind of looked dead, like a cow's eyes, you know? So, all of the sudden he just reaches out and rips this amulet off that Valthalak was wearing. The rest of the company went crazy; some of us telling them to leave it alone, and others who wanted it for themselves.
Gossip Please continue, Bodley.
Sheesh, you don't have to beg! Anyways, I'm almost done with the story. So, the whole company is in the middle of that massive chamber fighting over this amulet, and you know how it echoes in there! In the end it was broken into three pieces, and we rolled the dice, with it going to various people or groups. The rest is a bit of a blur, though, because it was at about that time that old Valthalak's spirit decided to make an entrance and start summoning forth all of these spectral assassins.
Gossip I thought you were almost done?
Cool your heels!
<Bodley grumbles something under his breath about the impatience of the living>
As I was saying, Lord Valthalak's spirit and spectral assassins, summoned forth through his necromantic dabbling, started to assail us. Let me tell you, at that point we weren't in any condition to fight back, so we ran. I can still remember Mor Grayhoof, one of our druids, slip and fall at one point into the lower reaches of the spire. The rest as they say, is history.
Gossip What happened to your mercenary company, The Veiled Blade?
We broke up afterward, that's what happened. Too much bad blood, I guess... it had been building for a while. And the thing with the amulet was the straw that broke the kodo's back. Ever since then Valthalak's servants have been picking us off one by one. Most of the amulet piece holders are dead, their souls corrupted by the portion of Valthalak's spirit contained within it. That's why I'm glad you're here, <name>. With your help we'll be able to recombine the amulet and return it to Lord Valthalak!
During quest chain

Welcome back, <name>. Have I mentioned how good it is to have someone to talk to?

Alright then, let's get down to business. What's next that we have to do?

Gossip I've misplaced the Brazier of Beckoning!
You're kidding, right? Ok, ok, don't panic. Luckily when I was imbueing it with the component that you retrieved, I attuned it to myself as well. I should be able to locate it and summon it from wherever it is you left it.
Are you sure that you've lost it? You looked in all of your bags and the bank?
After completing N [60] Return to Bodley

I guess it's all just about over, right <Name>? I'm going to miss you... it'll be pretty lonely up here without someone to talk to.

But that doesn't mean that you can't come back to see me in the future!

After quest chain is completed

<Name>! You've returned just to talk to me? That's very thoughtful of you, and you look pretty sweet in that outfit, too!

You don't know how good it makes me feel to see you. It can get pretty lonely up here, what with most of these yahoos not being able to see me, and all. It's a great thing that you did for all of us, and I'll never forget it!

Thanks for dropping in and saying hi, and don't be such a stranger.


Bodley claims that "Kormok got this strange look in all four of his eyes". But Kormok, like all two-headed ogres in World of Warcraft has only three eyes.

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