Furtwurtzler Q. BlinglebatEdit
Appearance: Furtwurtzler (Or "Furt" as most people call him) is of average height and build for a gnome. His features are none too distinctive for one of his people; he has a large head with a bulbous nose and large ears. His moustache is his pride and joy; he always keeps it neatly trimmed and waxed to perfection. He has a crown of brown hair that sticks straight up, but the top of his head is completely bald; he blames his baldness on radiation damage. (Or as he put it: "The irradiation caused my hair to fall out prematurely. Curse you, Thermaplugg!")
His equipment, while nothing too impressive, is always kept as neat and clean as possible. His pack, however, is often stuffed with all manner of oddments and alleged artifacts. Most of these are junk and of no occult value whatsoever. It also has a shiny thermos flask and an excellent selection of cheeses and crackers for emergencies.
He is rarely seen without his Imp minion, Beltuk.
Any idiot could see that Furtwurtzler is not cut out for the life of an adventurer. Unfortunately, Furtwurtzler is not just any ordinary idiot.
Furthwurtzler's driving goal is the acquisition of what he calls Real Ultimate Power. He believes that this power can be found by plumbing the depths of the demonic arts. To this end, he searches far and wide for anything that will lead him to his goals. Unfortunately, most of his discoveries usually turn out to be just junk. Of course, it usually takes him hours of research to reveal that the strangely-shaped rock he picked up is, indeed, just a strangely-shaped rock.
Unlike many Warlocks, Furtwurtzler is not sinister or malicious, and has no desire to conquer or dominate others. He just wants to be the very best Warlock in the world. He is far from capable, and is actually something of a coward. If faced with danger, he can be relied upon to run away as fast as possible. He rather gullible and easily overestimates his abilities, which only further compounds the problem. Anything that goes wrong, no matter what it may be, will always be blamed on Mekengineer Thermaplugg, as if not for him, Furt would be back in his home, putting his feet up and drinking coffee.
On the upside, he's glad so many young people are taking an interest in the demonic arts.
Furtwurtzler's life was one of relative boredom and comfort. He had a job as a Lecturer in Theoretical Demonology at Gomeregan University, which in essence paid him to engage in his sole passion. He would spend hours plumbing over pages of lore to discover the secrets of Demonology and the legends of the Real Ultimate Power that they would unlock. It was his hope that, through his study, he could become the most powerful Warlock on all of Azeroth. He had dedicated decades to his work, but knew that he had a lot more to go.
And then came then nuclear meltdown that destroyed Gomeregan.
Furtwurtzler managed to escape the disaster unharmed. However, in the process, all his research, all the materials he had gathered, all the books he had poured over were lost. He was left with little more then the clothes on his back and a sharpened letter opener. However, he knew that he wasn't completely helpless. He still had all his knowledge, all that he had learned over the last few decades. And now he had the chance to put it into action.
To this extent, he embarked on a journey to discover the true secrets of Demonology. Through those, he could gain Real Ultimate Power, and become the most powerful warlock in the history of Azeroth. He vowed that he would not rest until he had learned all that there was to learn, and would wield power that defied all comprehension!
But first he would have some cheese and crackers.
Furtwurtzler's first (and only) minion, Beltuk is a very disagreeable little imp. He spends most of his time whining and complaining at his master, and makes no secret of the fact that he would rather that Furtwurtzler died a horrible, screaming death, if only to free Beltuk from his service. Furtwurtzler seems to be completely ignorant of how his minion feels, and sees him as a valued asset in his quest.
Beltuk can usually be found lying dead on the ground as Furtwurtzler runs. Fast.