Lazlo Grindwidget

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AllianceLazlo Grindwidget
Image of Lazlo Grindwidget
Gender Male
Race Gnome
Affiliation(s) Gnomeregan
Occupation Tinker
Location Kharanos, Dun Morogh; (formerly Goldshire)
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Lazlo Grindwidget is a gnome engineer who moved from Goldshire to Kharanos and opened a shop. He has a rabbit named Pooka and was worried that he had to compete with Razzle Sprysprocket and Ozzie Togglevolt. While his regular work is making dynamite with very dependable fuses, which his clients appreciate, he considers it to be boring and generally unfulfilling. His house is full of seemingly useless inventions and he has a knack for saying the wrong things at the wrong time. When he went to Thunderbrew Distillery, Ozzie and Razzle scoffed at him, but Innkeeper Belm was kind to him. While there, he proclaimed to the patrons that he was sorry about previous problems with his inventions and introduced them to a game he thought up, called Live Action Re-enactment Pagenants, in which they would put on costumes of orcs and tauren. However, the dwarves only laughed him out of the inn.

Later on, a Frostmane troll was said to be headed for Kharanos. Dwarves immediately ventured to hunt him down. Lazlo refused to go with them telling them that he is not a fighter. Back in the distillery, Belm convinced him that he could help out in a non-combat role, which would be just as important to help the town. After this, he bumped into Razzle and Ozzie just in time when the troll appeared, who scoffed at the three as a potential threat when he recognized they weren't spell-casters. When the troll was about to attack them, Kogan Forgestone appeared only to be defeated. Razzle and Ozzie tried to throw grenades at the troll but then realized they'd grabbed time bombs. Lazlo started to run when the troll overwhelmed Razzle and Ozzie. Lazlo got an idea how to defeat the troll: he grabbed his LARP troll head and went to the distillery where the troll was about to kill Belm and taunted the troll into chasing him. Lazlo threw a chemical grenade which is supposed to make the target instantly fall asleep, however, he hadn't tested it and only then found out it didn't work.

In desperation, he led the now extremely enraged troll back to his house and shot him with a teleporter ray meant to put groceries in one's pantry, but it instead teleported the troll extremely high up in the air above Lazlo's house. After the troll crashed through Lazlo's stone roof back into the house and surrendered, Lazlo was honored as a hero of Kharanos.

Lazlo got his own song written by dwarves and gnomes, similar to the song of Corrigan. The dwarves assured him that they will help repair his home. Even Ozzie and Razzle apologized to Lazlo and they offered him their shop as a temporary place of business. He admits to the other engineers that his teleporter strategy was actually a screwup, but it is apparent that Ozzie and Razzle decide to keep that detail to themselves.[1]

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