Minipost: Crawgol's Silithid Field Guide

I've started working on Loremaster as Rades, which has been a fun project so far. I not only get to experience all the fun new quests in the revamped zones, but also net achievements and eventually (unless I quit) a great accomplishment that I've been thinking about for ages. Also, since they're low-level zones, I've been able to dig out my favorite gear set (ICC gear) and wear it around again! :D HORDE COLORS.

I'm currently working through the Southern Barrens quests. Now, I was excited to do this zone for the Camp Taurajo events, but another quest has fast become one of my new favorites - Firestone Point.

An orc named Crawgol explains that he's been dealing with a local silithid situation for a while, which makes him the resident expert. And the Earthen Ring wants his expertise on these strange bugs, so Crawgol has written up (in his words) "probably the most definitive thing ever written about this foe" and asks you to deliver the book for him.

I headed out and, like always, checked the book to see if it was readable. I was delighted to see that it was! And then I burst out laughing. Crawgol's expertise is some of the funniest writing I've ever seen in WoW. This is right up there with Orkus or Dumass or Zen'kiki. It's priceless.

Now who says orcs aren't intelligent?

Crawgol's Silithid Field Guide
"The Authoritotal Handbook"

<Crawgol's handwriting is large and uneven, little better than a childlike scrawl.>

The sillu- scilla- <Several misspellings are crossed out> silithid are bug-type animals, not vegetables (at least without a fight). They live in the under the ground, except when they are not. Some of them fly? (I think).

They taste REAL BAD.

Most silithid are made of bug parts. They have between none and eightish legs (depending on how they died?)

Burning makes them die. They have shells (called cara pieces because they are made from cara obviously) that can't be stabbed unless you do it hard.

They can dig fast but I don't know how fast because they dig in the dirt.


Almost all silithid come from holes, usually in the ground.

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    Ohhhhhhhh books written by orcs are made of pure and total win. Thank you for making me really, REALLY laugh :)

    June 20, 2011 at 8:40 AM

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    Amber / Obsidian Dragon

    Brb taming a bug and naming it Vegeatable

    June 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM

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    I think I need a whole stable full of bugs named after different vegetables.

    June 20, 2011 at 11:22 AM

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    Great find! This made me laugh in the middle of somewhat irritating day.

    June 20, 2011 at 4:34 PM

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    Haha your beetle is perfect for that XD

    June 20, 2011 at 10:36 PM

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    I have died of laughter. And am now dead. Oh my GOD. XD I just picked this quest up on my mage and hadn't tried to read the book yet. That's just GLORIOUS. Even AJ cracked up.

    June 20, 2011 at 11:10 PM

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    Oh yeah. Orc warriors make the best writers!

    June 21, 2011 at 5:41 AM

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    Awesome and hilarious!

    If you dig Orc writing, you have to check out the blog "Need More Rage".

    An orc named Ratshag. He's a riot.

    June 21, 2011 at 4:54 PM