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Gelbin Cut Short

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Paragons - Cut Short

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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft novels, novellas, or short stories.

Cut Short is a short story by Cameron Dayton featured on the official site. It is the sixth in the Leaders of Azeroth series, released on June 15, 2011,[1] and centers on the gnomes' High Tinker Gelbin Mekkatorque.


After long years of patiently enduring and biding their time under the hospitality of their dwarven allies, the gnomes have rallied for one final, valiant attempt to reclaim their rightful home. They now face a battle against the twisted genius of a betrayer, one who is maniacally obsessed with ruling over the gnomish race… or destroying it entirely. With their allies hard-pressed to survive in the aftermath of the Cataclysm, the gnomes must rely upon cunning, cleverness, and courage to take back what is theirs.

Leading this desperate charge is High Tinker Gelbin Mekkatorque, the brilliant and resourceful inventor who has guided the gnomes through their darkest hours. Now he stands on the razor's edge between personal vengeance and true leadership -- to face a test that none of his calculations could have ever prepared him for.[1]


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  1. ^ a b Blizzard Entertainment 2011-06-15. Leaders of the Alliance and Horde -- Gelbin Mekkatorque. Archived from the original on 2022-01-15.