World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Easter Eggs & Pop Culture References

This is a list of all the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth easter eggs and pop culture references found in Kul Tiras and Zandalar.

Location: Stormsong Valley

Thanks: Sethrollîns

Hunter Robin, the tiger, Honey Bear, Melancholy Mule and the pig are a reference to Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger.

Location: Freehold (dungeon)

Thanks: lagspike

Skycap'n Kraag made its debut as a Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament legendary card. Skycap'n Kragg is now a boss in the Freehold dungeon in Battle for Azeroth.

Quest: Monstrous Energy

Location: Norwington Estate, Tiragarde Sound

Joma (Tortolla kid) asks you to gather eel pulsating extract to craft an energy drink for his dad. This and the quest title makes for an allusion to Monster Energy (a popular energy drink brand).

Totes McGoats or "Totes Magoats" is a silly slang expression that means: "Totally!" The expression was used by Paul Rudd (playing as Peter Klaven) in the 2009 film I Love You, Man (IMDB).

There is an elite goat named Totes.

Location: Crimson Forest, Drustvar

Thanks: Djangoe

This potion can be found on the ground at Crimson Forest. It spawns at random locations and can be noticed by its visual sparkles. When you drink it you get a curse named "Witch's Curse: Newt," and after 10 seconds you can read in the general chat: "You got better."

Reference: Monty Python

Location: Glenbrook Hunting Grounds, Drustvar

Thanks: Mynniacal

The Cottontail Matron (rare elite) and a wave of rabbits spawn after clicking the Beastly Ritual Skull in a cave at Glenbrook Hunting Grounds.

Reference: Monty Pyton & The Holy Grail

Location: The Golden Throne, Zuldazar

Thanks: Jeime

Yazma is a member of the Zanchuli Council in Zuldazar. Peculiar purple-themed gear in sort of an Incan-inspired empire.

Reference: Yzma (Emperor's Advisor). The Emperor's New Groove (Disney)

Location: Mariner's Wake, Stormsong Valley

Thanks: Dakyras

There is a a quest in Stormsong Valley titled The Days Are Just Packed -- given by an NPC named Hobbs.

You are tasked with finding Sergeant Calvin in Brennadam Square.

The quest title and the NPC are a reference to the daily comic strip Calvin & Hobbs by American cartoonist Bill Watterson. Bill Watterson's book is titled: The Days Are Just Packed

Location: Thresher's Wharf, Stormsong Valley

Thanks: Sydarinorael

There are three NPCs on the roof of a cottage in a small isle to the west: Coxswain Hook, Master Gunner Line, and "Sinker."

Potential Reference:

Considering the NPCs are next to the sea, I'd wager the former options. However, there are other less elegant lingo terms where the expression was used.

Location: Crimson Forest, Drustvar

A bear elite named Hyo'gi ✔ check

Picnic basket ✔ check

piece of cake ✔ check

honey pot ✔ check

Flower + Engagement ring ✔ check

Loot: Hyo'gi Basket Binders

Reference: Yogi Bear and Cindy Bear?

This Hanna-Barbera cartoon character was inspired by The Honeymooners TV show.

Location: Crimson Forest and also at a cave in Glenbrook Hunting Grounds, Drustvar

There is a book with a face on the ground next to al altar.

Reference: The Evil Dead II (The Book of the Dead -- Necronomicon Ex-Mortis)

Location: Fallhaven, Drustvar

Rare Elite: Betsy

Loot: Blue-Ribbon Betsybelt

Potential Reference: Blue Ribbon Sausage and Betsy Farms?

Location: Gol Koval, Drustvar

Bonus Objective Quest: The Hills Are Alive

First, some context. The middle of Drustvar is a snowy mountain named Alpine Rise. In real life, there is an extensive mountain range named The Alps that covers several countries: France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. The key to keep in mind here is Austria and Switzerland.

Once you reach Gol Koval, in the snowy area of Drustvar, on the southeast -- a Bonus Objective quest pops onscreen. It is titled: The Hills Are Alive.

Reference: The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews. The main theme song of The Sound of Music film is titled The Hills Are Alive.

Location: Barrowknoll Cemetery, Drustvar

Rare Eilite: There is a peculiar elite raven above a crypt named Nevermore.

Reference: The Raven (Poem by Edgar Allan Poe)

Poem Excerpt:

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning—little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door—
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as “Nevermore.”

But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing farther then he uttered—not a feather then he fluttered—
Till I scarcely more than muttered “Other friends have flown before—
On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before.”
Then the bird said “Nevermore.”

Location: Gol Koval, Drustvar

Quest: Total Cairnage

Reference: Total Carnage (Arcade game by Midway in 1992)

Location: Gol Koval, Drustvar

NPC: Lost Goat

When you talk to Lost Goat, a dialogue window opens. It says in her collar the name Marzipan. When you interact with the goat, a massive Gluttonous Yeti (rare elite) jumps in.

Potential Reference: Homestar Runner (Goatface) and Marzipan.

Location: The Frogmarsh, Nazmir

NPC: Kremit & Miggy

Kremit is a frog. On his right, there is a banjo on the ground. To his left is a pig named Miggy.

Reference: The Muppets Show. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

Location: Mangrove Shore, Nazmir

NPC: Tortollan Seeker Scrollsage Nola

This voice over quote is said by Scrollsage Nola (a Tortollan NPC): "It's About the Journey not the Destination." Kinda a funny pun, because turtles are very slow.

Reference: While the quote can date back to 1922 exactly as it is written, the quote is more famously used in the song lyric of "Amazing" (2009) by Aerosmith.

Location: Nazmir

Thanks: Dartdh and

There is a goblin from the Gob Squad that says: "I Get No Respect."

Reference: Rodney Dangerfield -- he used this phrase often in his comedy shows.

Location: Hook Point (Boralus), Tiragarde Sound (in the basement)

NPC: Don Adams (The Don)

Reference: Don Adams (World of Warcraft Senior game designer) -- thanks @Azapls

Actor Don Adams better known as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86). The Get Smart TV show made its television premiere on NBC on September 18, 1965.

As Maxwell Smart, he had funny quotes like: " I think it's only fair to warn you, this facility is surrounded by a highly trained team of 130 Black Op Snipers.... Would you believe two dozen Delta Force Commandos?... How about Chuck Norris with a BB gun?"

In World of Warcraft he says: "Boralus belongs to me, (race)." When you kill him he says: "We'll call it a draw."

Location: Tradewinds Market (Boralus), Tiragarde Sound

NPC: Ron Mahogany (The Anchor Man)

Reference: The Anchor Man -- Will Ferrel plays as "Ron Burgundy."

Location: Tradewinds Market (Boralus), Tiragarde Sound

NPC: "Cap'n" Byron Mehlsack

Reference: Byron Mehlsack is a World of Warcraft game designer. Formerly a QA Tester for Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.

Location: Tradewinds Market (Boralus), Tiragarde Sound

NPC: Elric Whalgrene (Alchemist Trainer)

Reference: Alphonses Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist manga) + Walgreens Pharmacy

Location: Tradewinds Market

NPC: Miri Fiddlewizz (Gadget Vendor)

Potential Reference: Riri Williams (aka Ironheart). In Marvel Comics, Riri is an MIT engineering student who Tony Stark (Ironman) took interest in as a protegé. After the Civil War II event, Tony Stark was injured, and Miri took over his mantle as Ironheart. Not sure about this one, but I am an avid comics book reader. Miri + Engineer (Gadget) really rang a bell.

Location: Windswept Coast, Stormsong Valley

Rare Elite: Sabertron

Thanks: Valarc

In a cave, there are five mechanical cats: pink, red, yellow, green, and orange. They are being mantained by Venture Co. goblin technicians, and an ogre oil worker. The Sabertron Technician says: "Five mini cats come together to form one super cat! Nothing can withstand Sabertron!"

Reference: Voltron

Location: Nazmir

Thanks: Littlelady

WIP: A quest in Nazmir rewards you with a pet named Dart, which looks similar to Dustin's pet D'Artagnan (in his baby stage).

Reference: Stranger Things

Location: Fort Daelin, Stormsong Valley

NPC: Specialist Wembley (Ammunitions)

Reference: Wembley Fraggle -- of Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock.

Location: Fallhaven, Drustvar

NPC: Elijah Eggleton

Thanks: Ardessia

Elijah Eggleton sells Timmy Gene Sunrise Pork.

Reference: Jimmy Dean Breakfast sausage

Location: Grand Bazaar -- Port of Zandalar, Zuldazar

NPC: Lenne and Arngrin (Vrykul)

Thanks: Sanawon

Reference: Lenneth and Arngrim from the video game title Valkyrie Profile (Square Enix)

Location: Tradewinds Market, Tiragarde Sound

NPC: Matilda Clark & Louisa

Potential Reference: It might be about something else, but the first thing that pops when you see this scene: Clark Kent & Lois Lane -- DC Comics Superman. PS: Clark's adoptive mother is named Martha Kent.

Location: Brennadam, Stormsong Valley

Small Isle south of Brennadam, there is a house with 16 cats.

Reference: Unknown, but suspicious.

Location: Mildenhall Meadery, Stormsong Valley

Quest: Don't Go in the Basement

Thanks: Yjjial

The kid named Ancel Mildenhall says in the quest text "We checked everywhere... well, (gulps) everywhere except the basement. B-b-but, dad told me never to go down there. He said it's dark, scary, and dangerous to go alone -- I could be eaten by a brue!." In addition, when you go to the basement, and click a barrel, a honey ooze spawns. It is named: The Brue.

Reference: Zork (Video game by Infocom) -- in the game you are told not to go into dark places: "It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue."

Location: Millstone Hamlet, Stormsong Valley

Thanks: Yjjial

If you attack a single Cranky Chicken, all of them will aggro and attack until you die, or untl you outrun them.

Reference: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time -- when you attack a chicken multiple times, waves of chicken land to attack Link.

Location: Freehold, Tiragarde Sound

NPC: Harvey the Bird Man (Master Tamer)

Reference: Birdman (Hanna-Barbera cartoon, 1960s) -- his name is actually Harvey Birdman.

Location: Kennings Lodge, Tiragarde Sound

Thanks: Maiyumie

Reference: The location name is a reference to Kenny Loggins (Singer)

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