|Former affiliation(s)||Bilgewater Cartel, Horde|
|Location||Greystone Keep, Tiragarde Sound|
|Relative(s)||Sapphronetta Flivvers (former wife)|
Grizzek Fizzwrench is a goblin living in Tanaris. He is bald and originally had yellow-green skin but the hot sun has turned it into forest-emerald hue. He has a robotic parrot named Feathers and owns a Goblin Dragon Gun, Mark II.
Before the Storm
Grizzek was previously married to Sapphronetta "Saffy" Flivvers when he was young. They were lab partners that were stupid enough to fall in love with each other. After the first month, their relationship began to fall apart because everything one of them did seemed to irritate the other. After Saffy divorced Grizzek, she joined the Explorer's League. Although Saffy claimed that the robotic parrot Feathers was hers, they in fact made it together as a first (and last) anniversary gift to each other and Grizzek had cherished it ever since.
Grizzek was originally a part of the Bilgewater Cartel living on Kezan. Once the isle exploded, he and the cartel moved to Azshara. He didn't like the land, the idea of reshaping it into the Horde emblem, the idea of joining the Horde, or the Horde races, as well as Jastor Gallywix's high position. One day, he just decided to leave Azshara. He took his belongings, except his inventions that were left with Jastor, and moved to a deserted beach in Tanaris where he constructed a small domicile and laboratory. Over the next years, he built a defense system using various robots and devices. He has enjoyed his freedom and daily routines until Jastor Gallywix paid him a visit after the end of the Argus Campaign.
Grizzek had agreed to invent Azerite products for Gallywix but stipulated he be allowed freedom to dictate how he worked, what he made, how it was used, and also the assistance of his lab partner Sapphronetta Flivvers. Gallywix reluctantly agreed to Grizzek's demands but to ensure Grizzek's compliance, he also stationed his bruisers and Druz to supervise him while he worked.
Saffy was kidnapped and taken to Grizzek's lab, although Grizzek reproached her kidnappers for treating her roughly. Although Saffy was disdainful to Grizzek, Grizzek was happy to see her. Saffy was against anything to do with him until Grizzek put a piece of Azerite into her palm and its effects opened her mind to the possibilities the two can do with it.
As the weeks went by, Saffy and Grizzek worked on making new Azerite inventions for Gallywix, such as armor and building material. As the two worked together, they began to rekindle their relationship. Eventually, they were notified that they were now ordered to create only weapons.
Upon hearing this news, they were devastated because they did not want to create things that caused harm unto others. They created a plan were they would set up a bomb in their lab and secretly escape through a tunnel that opened up in a random part of Tanaris. Prior to leaving, Grezzik proposed once more to Sapphronetta and she accepted. When they exited the tunnel, they were captured and tied up back-to-back by Druz, Kezzik, and their goons; who had also taken their notes. Druz informed them that they knew of their plan ahead of time and had taken all their inventions and had already disarmed his bomb in the lab. Kezzik then put a bomb between them and left with Druz and the goons.
The newly engaged couple were able to get the bomb to fall to the ground between them, but when they attempted to flee, their small, tied up legs could only get them so far. As they continued to waddle their way to safety, Grezzik lamented Gallywix will exploit their work to hurt others after all. Saffy however, confessed that he won't since she had already destroyed their notes. Thus Gallywix would be unable to recreate their experiments and would be left with only a few prototypes and mixed potions. They hoped they were far enough away to survive the explosion. As Grezzik was in the process of saying "I love you" to Sapphronetta, the bomb went off.
Battle for Azeroth
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The two survived the explosion and made their way to Kul Tiras. During a Horde incursion into Tiragarde Sound they could be found in hiding at Greystone Keep, and provided the to aid an Alliance adventurer in fighting the Horde off.
Notes and trivia
- Grizzek and Sapphronetta's appearances in Tiragarde Sound leaves them unnamed, referring to them as simply "Unidentified Goblin" and "Unidentified Gnome", but their identities are clear from the name of the and from Grizzek referring to Sapphronetta as "pumpkin", which he often did in Before the Storm.
- The fact that Grizzek also mentioned the Horde pandaren along with the rest of the Horde races indicates that he would spend at least 2 years in Azshara before moving to Tanaris after the discovery of Pandaria.
- may have originally been created by Grizzek.
- Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): Added.