NeutralOglethorpe Obnoticus
Image of Oglethorpe Obnoticus
Title Gnomish Engineering Trainer, Dr.[1]
Gender Male
Race Gnome (Humanoid)
Level 10-30
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Booty Bay
Former affiliation(s) Gnomeregan
Occupation Mekgineer
Location Booty Bay, Cape of Stranglethorn; Mechagon Island
Status Alive

Oglethorpe Obnoticus is an artisan gnomish engineering trainer located in Booty Bay in the Cape of Stranglethorn. He teaches engineers Gnome Engineering.

He is the creator of the OOX series of mechanical chickens.


Oglethorpe makes a point of telling adventurers who speak to him that if they represent Gnomeregan, he has nothing to say to them and that they should leave. The reason for this hostility is revealed to Horde adventurers who visit him to learn Gnome Engineering. According to Oglethorpe, he was ostracized by the rulers of Gnomeregan because they considered him an "intellectual threat." Indignant, he left Gnomeregan for good, which likely led to his residence in Booty Bay. Oglethorpe tells the player that because of the way the ruling faction of Gnomeregan treated him, it lost one of the greatest gnome engineers alive. He particularly does not like Tinkmaster Overspark.

What really happened was that, after creating an unbeatable robot for a friendly competition of inventors, Sicco Thermaplugg stole his blueprints and created the Crowd Pummeler 9-60. Thermaplugg set it loose in Gnomeregan, and the ruling council of the Gnomes banished Oglethorpe, believing him to be responsible.[2]

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While in Booty Bay, he assisted adventurers in restoring a chicken, turning it into a mechanical one.[1]

During the Fourth War, Oglethorpe appeared in Rustbolt on Mechagon Island. Seeking to prove that his inventions are better than Overspark's, he released countless mechanical chickens across this island to analyze the technology on the island, adopt it, and evolve their own circuitry. He hoped one of them would become his ultimate battle chicken. His plans were disrupted when the local troggs started bashing and stealing the chicken to eat them, so he sent adventurers to collect mechanical parts and repair OOX-Bomber/MG.[3]


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Booty Bay

Hello there lad...the name's Oglethorpe and I may be responsible for one of the amazing gnomish devices you might possess! If it blew up, then it wasn't me; if it made you rich though, we can discuss royalties!

Oh just if you're from Gnomeregan, you can just take two ninety degree angles, smash them together, and start marching. I have nothing to say to you.

Gnomish engineer specialists

Greetings! If you are here to access gnome engineering schemata, then you are welcome to do so. Our scanners report you are a certified gnomish engineer!

Gossip Access secret gnome engineering schemata!

Any of Oglethorpe's Homing Robots quests completed

Well, if it isn't <name>! It's good to see you again; I cannot express my gratitude enough at the help that you've given me and my invention work to date.

What can I do for you today?

Rustbolt, Mechagon

That inferior, incompeetent, injudicious, inconsistent, insufferable Overspark!

<Oglethorpe takes a deep breath.>

I'm sorry, but if you've spent any time with "Tinkmaster" Overspark, I'm certain that you can understand my frustration.

Him and his foolish council are the reason I left Gnomeregan, you know...

All because of his inferiority, incompetence, injudiciousness, inconsistency, and insufferableness!

<Oglethorpe takes a deep breath.>

It's fine. I will prove him wrong.

I'll prove them all wrong!


  • His name is a reference to the cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force. One of its characters is an alien named Oglethorpe, who consults a disco ball named Obnoticus for guidance.
  • Even if the player is unfriendly with Booty Bay, Oglethorpe will still give them the daily quest in Rustbolt.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • He may be related to Osborn Obnoticus.
  • It is possible that the 7:XT unit was sent by him to recover his missing OOX homing robots.

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.8.4 (2005-12-06): Fixed a bug with Oglethorpe Obnoticus' gossip where he was being much more familiar with strangers than he should have been.

See also


External links

Booty Bay Mechagon Island