Added four new Easter Egg / Pop Culture Reference submissions sent in by fans:
If you haven’t read the easter eggs section visit the World of Warcraft (Original Only) easter eggs here; or the Burning Crusade (Only) Easter Eggs here.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Vanilla)
Antonio Perelli (Traveling Salesman)
He patrols all the Duskwood road from the western road near Westfall to the northeastern road.
Reference: Sweeney Todd
Signor Adolfo Pirelli – the Italian hair tonic salesman Sweeney kills at the beginning of the film.
Another fan suggests it is a reference to “At the Circus” – a 1939 Marx Brothers comedy film, where Chico Marx played Antonio “Tony” Pirelli.
138. NPC: Harrison Jones
To start the timer in the raid-dungeon Zul’Aman, you have to talk to this human.
Reference: Indiana Jones
Harrison Jones stands for Harrison Ford – actor who played as Indiana Jones.
139. Item: Crossbow of the Albatross
In the Draenei starting zone, the reward from the quest, Gnomercy, is a weapon called Crossbow of the Albatross.
Reference: Rime of the Ancient Mariner
This weapon is an allusion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner, in which an albatross is shot down by a crossbow.
“God save thee, ancient Mariner!
From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—
Why look’st thou so?”—With my cross-bow
I shot the Albatross!” – excerpt.
140. NPC: Terokk
Skettis, Terokkar Forest
Terokk is an ancient god the Arakkoa wish to resurrect at the Skettis Mountain, based on a prophecy.
Reference: The Belgariad
A series of fantasy books by David Eddings. Torak is a dead god whose followers are trying to resurrect. Seems to fit the prophecy theme of the NPC’s emote chatter in Skettis.
Thanks, Karrok – Windrunner realm