Gannongast, the White Wizard
Happy is the hour when a young adventurer, eager to go on a long and arduous quest, appears at my door! Truly, it is as if I had summoned you to me -- and perhaps I have, for my ways are indeed mysterious.
You're not eager to go on a quest? You just want my white wine vinaigrette? Well, I don't know if I am so eager to give it up to you so easily. For what shall I have on this scrumptious salad I have magically caused to come into existence, if not my vinaigrette? You shall have to undertake a task for me before I will give the dressing to you.
Thousands of years ago, far beneath the earth, the dwarf lords in their halls of stone held a conference with the pork elves, their bitter rivals, and at that conference the two ancient powers decided to join their magical forces to forge The Non-Essential Amulet. But there were dark forces that disapproved of their union, and conspired to...
Oh, you want the short version? Okay. The amulet's been broken into fifteen shards and hidden in various places throughout the Kingdom. Some spiky-haired kid was supposed to be collecting them for me, but I haven't heard from him. You bring me the pieces of the amulet, and I'll surrender my white wine vinaigrette.
After obtaining the Non-Essential Amulet:
Ah, I see you have brought me the fifteen shards of the Non-Essential Amulet! Now, all you need to do is carry these shards across the frozen wastelands of the North, then West to the Swamp of Really Perilous Peril, then South along the spine of the Fracturedspine Mountains, until you find the One True Blacksmith, who can forge the Amulet anew...
Oh, you just want to take the vinaigrette and be on your way? Well, I suppose I can respect that. Here you go.
|You acquire an item: white wine vinaigrette|
Occurs at Whitey's Grove.
- Occurs during the Going Postal quest.
- This character is a reference to Gandalf, the wizard from The Lord of the Rings, who is also known as Gandalf the White.
- Much of this text is a parody of Saruman the White's lines from the same series.
- "Gannongast" is also possibly a reference to Ganondorf, from the The Legend of Zelda.
- Plus Radagast the Brown, of course, from LotR as well.
- Also, the text "the Dwarf Lords in their halls of stone" is a line from the Poem of the Rings at the beginning of every "The Lord of the Rings" book.