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|Race||Junker gnome (Humanoid)|
Abandoned Junkheap, Tiragarde Sound (WoW);|
Mechagon City (lore)
Kervo Cogpipe was an elderly gnome explorer who set out in search of the lost city of Mechagon in hopes of finding the secret of immortality before he died of old age. Ultimately, however, he got more than he bargained for.
Kervo had been all over Azeroth, exploring night elf ruins, titan vaults, and troll temples. After years of obsessive research on Mechagon during which he theorized that it held the key to immortality, he set out in search of the lost city despite the derision of his fellow gnomes.
Battle for Azeroth
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While flying through a storm and over the area where he was sure Mechagon was located, Kervo's flying machine was suddenly struck down by a lightning bolt, causing him to crash on Mechagon Island. He was soon found by a group of mechagnomes led by King Mechagon himself, who decided to bring him into the city. Prince Erazmin watched the event from a distance alongside a friend, who told the prince that they could make use of the outsider.
When Kervo woke up, King Mechagon brought him on a tour of the city, explaining that the people of Mechagon were reverting the Curse of Flesh in order to become flawless like their mechagnome ancestors. The king showed Kervo how the mechanization process worked. When Kervo pointed out that the procedure looked and sounded like torture, the king replied that the pain of mechanization was only temporary compared to the constant, inescapable pain of aging and death.
A mechagnome brought Kervo back to his chambers to prepare for a celebration the king was planning for him the following day. Erazmin approached the pair and offered to escort their guest himself. Once out of earshot of the other gnomes, Erazmin told Kervo to leave the city immediately. He explained that the king was using Kervo and his apparent pain and weakness to drum up support among his subjects for a device he planned to use to forcibly revert the Curse of Flesh among all organic life on Azeroth, which Kervo had to warn his people back home about.
Back in his chambers, Kervo looked over his maps and compass and decided that he couldn't leave empty-handed. He went to King Mechagon and informed him of his son's treachery. As a reward, Mechagon brought Kervo to the device Erazmin had shown him earlier, explaining that its process would be instant as opposed to the years-long mechanization process normally used. While he had never used the device on his own people before, Mechagon argued that they hadn't earned it like Kervo had.
When the device was activated, Kervo was instantly transformed into a mindless completely mechanical being, unable to do anything except repeat the words "Found it" over and over again. One of the technicians noted that there seemed to be some damage, and Mechagon told him to make adjustments to the device so it wouldn't malfunction when used on the entire world. As for Kervo, Mechagon was of the opinion that he had gotten what he wanted, and all the time in the world to enjoy it.
I aspire to greatness beyond your imagination. There are important calculations to finish.
So leave me alone!
- The secret is here, all my tests were correct!
- I am worthy, you can't deny me access.
- In his in-game portrayal, Kervo looks younger, lacking hair and facial hair when compared to his Mechagon comic appearance.
- Patch 8.1.5 (2019-03-12): Added.