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Finkle within Blackrock Caverns

Finkle Einhorn is a gnome inventor and explorer. Long ago, players encountered him within Upper Blackrock Spire within the belly of a giant core hound, but he has since departed this location. Now he is usually initially encountered by travelers at the Circle of Cinders

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in Mount Hyjal.

Later players find him within the portal room

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of Blackrock Caverns, hiding from the Twilight's Hammer clan. Though his bodyguard ultimately dies for trying to protect him, Finkle continues on his trekking. He is next encountered within Blackwing Descent, trapped by yet another giant monster

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Mount Hyjal
Blackrock Caverns

Most quests are accepted/ended below automatically as players progress.

Blackwing Descent

Talking with him begins the fight with Chimaeron.

Removed quests

Questchanged Note: These quests are no longer associated with this particular mob/NPC/item.

Upper Blackrock Spire

Finkle's dialogue

Finkle Einhorn offered a dialogue when spoken to within Upper Blackrock Spire...

Whew... I need a smoke and the touch of a fine gnomish woman - not particularly in that order!
I've been stuck inside the belly of that thing for months! What day is it anyway? Ah, nevermind. All that matters is that I'm finally out.

Gossipgossipicon.pngHow the hell did you get in there to begin with?

How?? Well, it's a long story.

Gossipgossipicon.pngI'm all ears.

Alrighty then! So I was down at the lava pits of the Molten Span, testing out my lava suit. Everything was going great. I was even able to swim around in that stuff without suffering a single injury!
So there I am, minding my own business, doing a few backstrokes, when out of nowhere this thing swallows me up whole! Had it not been for my lava suit and built in food pellet dispenser, I would have been done for!

Gossipgossipicon.pngSo let me get this straight. You were swimming, nay, doing backstrokes in molten lava with this... this lava suit of yours? Yes? And out of nowhere, this here beast swallowed you whole?

Say, I sense a measure of disbelief in your voice - but yes, that's how it happened.

Gossipgossipicon.pngI must know something: How did you go to the bathroom with that thing on?

I'm not out of the belly of this best for more than two minutes and someone is already asking me about my bathroom behavior??? Mister, I'd have smacked you silly for that question had you not been the one to rescue me!
Anyhow! I'm grateful for the assistance. Maybe I can pay you back?


Well, maybe 'pay' isn't the best word to use. See, when I was stuck in the belly of that thing, I got to thinking: This creature lives in hot, flaming magma and yet it doesn't take a lick of damage from the fire!
If only I could find a pristine hide from one of these beasts. I could take it back to my dear friend, Malyfous Darkhammer in Everlook. If anyone could do anything with the hide of a beast like this, it would be him.

Gossipgossipicon.pngI'll consider that the next time I run into one of these things.

So how about you deliver a message for me?

Gossipgossipicon.pngTo Malyfous, I assume.


  • You can receive [Finkle's Skinner] from The Beast and [Finkle's Lava Dredger] from Majordomo Executus as drops.
  • Finkle's name is a reference to the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, wherein Ace finds that Ray Finkle had assumed the identity of a female detective Lois Einhorn.
  • Finkle also begins some dialogue with the phrase "Alrighty then," Ace's catchphrase from the same film.
  • Einhorn is the German word for Unicorn, an appropriate name for one who searches for rare things.
  • One of the Saurfang 'facts' is that he once got so mad at a gnome that he hurled him across the Great Sea and into Blackrock Spire, where the Beast ate him.

Patch changes

External links

Upper Blackrock Spire Mount Hyjal Blackrock Caverns Blackwing Descent