Gonk

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Gonk, the Great Hunter, is a raptor loa in ancient Zandalarian tales; he's mentioned by Zen'tabra as the loa that taught them how to reconnect to the spirits in a different way, 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]

Speculation

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  • 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.

References

  1. ^ Zen'tabra's dialog window