Tinkers' Union (formerly)
|Former affiliation(s)||Ratchet, Tinkers' Union, Steamwheedle Cartel|
|Location||Nozzlepot's Outpost, Northern Barrens|
Sputtervalve is a level 15 quest giver located at Nozzlepot's Outpost in the Horde-aligned territory of Northern Barrens. Despite being independent and friendly to both factions, he is affiliated with the Bilgewater Cartel and offers quests only to Horde players.
Before the Cataclysm, he was located at Ratchet and was a member of the Tinkers' Union and had been placed in charge of shredder development and research by Director Riddlevox: he is still doing this on his own. He has a strict deadline on getting information regarding the Shredders and has resorted to stealing information from the Venture Company, whose "new Shredders are better than (his) latest, with interchangeable hands and control grips". He will resort to "borrowing" schemata and other things if needed.
He made the Silver Bullet X-831.
I used to direct Steamwheede's shredder development program, but last month I struck out on my own. Now all my suppliers have blacklisted me. Worse, my development efforts haven't gotten off the ground yet. I could use your help, <name>!
How can I help?
I figured I would step up my research efforts by, uh, 'borrowing' some technology from the Venture Company. See, their new shredder is best of breed, from the interchangeable hands to the control grips!
My business partner Wizzlecrank is west of here in the Sludge Fen doing some 'Field Research' for me, but he hasn't gotten back yet.
Director Riddlevox put me in charge of the Union's shredder development. Few months on the job and I'm already in hot water! I could use your help, <name>!
How can I help?
See, the Venture Company's new shredder is better than my latest, from the interchangeable hands to the control grips!
My boss has given me a pretty strict deadline, but my boys and I couldn't come up with anything. Nothing was working, so we decided to "borrow" one of their prototypes. I just sent Wizzlecrank to the Sludge Fen to steal one, but he hasn't gotten back yet!
- The Glowing Shard
Interesting, interesting... I know of a druid that lives atop the hill above the Wailing Caverns, <name>. She might be able to tell you more about this shard you have found.
Now, I must get back to work!
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Updated with a new model.