Gonk

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Gonk
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Title The Great Hunter[1]
Gender Male
Race Loa
Location Zandalar
Status Alive
Not to be confused with Gon.

Gonk, the Great Hunter, is a raptor loa in ancient Zandalari tales. He is the one who taught the Zandalari and the Darkspear to be druids. The followers of Gonk and Pa'ku do not get along.

Background

Gonk taught the Darkspear tribe how to contact the loa in a different way than they had before, thus allowing them to serve all the nature spirits at the same time instead of only one at a time as they used to do as loa priests (witch doctors). The other loa, such as Shirvallah, were against this but Gonk forced their hands in order to defeat Zalazane, who had trapped several loa inside the Emerald Dream. Through this method they became druids, though the other loa are not happy about it and want the trolls to continue worshiping them one at a time.[1]

Notes

  • Gonk is described by Zen'tabra as not caring much for his fellow loa, teasing them as they taught the first Darkspear druids.[1]
  • Gonk's name might come from the video game Gon, the Dinosaur (known in some region as Gonk).
  • Gonk could also be named after the player Gonktarget, an orc hunter of the guild "Elitist Jerks" who is a frequent poster on the Elitist Jerks forums. Gonktarget has been very outspoken about his hatred of druids for years. Naming the NPC who is responsible for the creation of troll druids Gonk could be an example of Blizzard poking some fun at a member of their player base.

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