Oglethorpe Obnoticus

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NeutralOglethorpe Obnoticus
Image of Oglethorpe Obnoticus
Title <Gnomish Engineering Trainer>
Gender Male
Race Gnome (Humanoid)
Level 50
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Booty Bay
Former affiliation(s) Gnomeregan
Occupation Mekgineer
Location Booty Bay, The Cape of Stranglethorn
Status Alive

Oglethorpe Obnoticus is a level 50 artisan gnomish engineering trainer located in Booty Bay in the Cape of Stranglethorn. He teaches engineers Gnome Engineering.

He is the creator of the Homing Robot OOX-22/FE, Homing Robot OOX-09/HL and Homing Robot OOX-17/TN mechanical chickens, and presumably of the Homing Robot OOX-71/TN as well.


Oglethorpe makes a point of telling adventurers who speak to him that if they represent Gnomeregan, he has nothing to say to them and that they should leave. The reason for this hostility is revealed to Horde adventurers who visit him to learn Gnome Engineering. According to Oglethorpe, he was ostracized by the rulers of Gnomeregan because they considered him an "intellectual threat." Indignant, he left Gnomeregan for good, which likely led to his residence in Booty Bay. Oglethorpe tells the player that because of the way the ruling faction of Gnomeregan treated him, it lost one of the greatest gnome engineers alive. He particularly does not like Tinkmaster Overspark.

What really happened was that, after creating an unbeatable robot for a friendly competition of inventors, Sicco Thermaplugg stole his blueprints and created the Crowd Pummeler 9-60. Thermaplugg set it loose in Gnomeregan, and the ruling council of the Gnomes banished Oglethorpe, believing him to be responsible.[1]


Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a.



Hello there lad...the name's Oglethorpe and I may be responsible for one of the amazing gnomish devices you might possess! If it blew up, then it wasn't me; if it made you rich though, we can discuss royalties!

Oh just if you're from Gnomeregan, you can just take two ninety degree angles, smash them together, and start marching. I have nothing to say to you.

Gnomish engineer specialists

Greetings! If you are here to access gnome engineering schemata, then you are welcome to do so. Our scanners report you are a certified gnomish engineer!

Gossip Access secret gnome engineering schemata!

Any of Oglethorpe's Homing Robots quests completed

Well, if it isn't <name>! It's good to see you again; I cannot express my gratitude enough at the help that you've given me and my invention work to date.

What can I do for you today?


His name is a reference to the cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force. One of its characters is an alien named Oglethorpe, who consults a disco ball named Obnoticus for guidance.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • He may be related to Osborn Obnoticus.
  • It is possible that the 7:XT unit was sent by him to recover his missing OOX homing robots.

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.8.4 (2005-12-5): Fixed a bug with Oglethorpe Obnoticus' gossip where he was being much more familiar with strangers than he should have been.

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