AllianceCaptain Tread Sparknozzle
Image of Captain Tread Sparknozzle
Title <Mekkatorque's Advisor>
Gender Male
Race Gnome (Humanoid)
Level 1-30
Class Warrior[1]
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Gnomeregan
Occupation Captain
Location New Tinkertown, Dun Morogh
Status Alive

Captain Tread Sparknozzle is a gnome quest giver in New Tinkertown. He is Gelbin Mekkatorque's gruff advisor. His eye patch is a testimony to his years of battlefield experience.[1] He originally appeared during Operation: Gnomeregan, overseeing the training of new recruits prior to the battle.[2]

Following the Argus Campaign, Tread accompanied Gelbin to the Hall of Explorers in Ironforge to a meeting with Magni Bronzebeard.[1] During the Fourth War, Tread assembled Gnomeregan's finest soldiers and tinkers into the Gnomish Elite Aerial Rangers, an elite task force under the command of a gnome adventurer,[3] which ultimately ended up thwarting the leper gnome Telzo Sparkspanner and his plans for decimating gnomanity.[4]


Heritage of Gnomeregan

Operation: Gnomeregan

Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.1.



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  • For Gnomeregan!
  • Report.

Patch changes


  1. ^ a b c Before the Storm, chapter 8
  2. ^ A [80] A Few Good Gnomes
  3. ^ A IconSmall Gnome Male.gifIconSmall Gnome Female.gif [50] Gnomeregan's Finest
  4. ^ A IconSmall Gnome Male.gifIconSmall Gnome Female.gif [50] For Gnomeregan!

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Currently Operation: Gnomeregan Gnome heritage