The Ballad of Mankrik’s Wife

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Courtesy of one of my favorite World of Warcraft blogs, Need More Rage, I now have this song in my head. With the modified lyrics.

See, my first character post-beta was a Tauren druid; and even though I play alliance mostly now, I’m more than familiar with the experience, with Barrens chat (back when it was REALLY bad), more than familiar with the old days and the Alliance’s endless raids on Crossroads (to the point where it was all but impossible to quest there), and of course, with the quest to find Mankrik’s wife.

So of course, what does Ratshag, main writer at Need More Rage, do for us? Recounts Ozzy’s special WoW-themed version of Iron Man. He says Ozzy performed it at Blizzcon. I don’t know if I believe him or think this came entirely out of his own twisted mind, but in any event, it’s fabulous. Remember, sing the lyrics out loud to the tune of Iron Man:

Where is Mankrik’s Wife?
Is she still fighting for her life?
Can she walk at all
Or is she nailed to a wall?
Is she live or dead?
Has she thoughts within her head?
We’ll cry on slash two
“What am I s’pposed to do?”

She was left behind
Somewhere near that archeologic find
When big orc Mankrik
Ran away like a dick

No one can find her
She just stares at the world
Maybe she still lives
Prisoner of the Quillboar

Check the original post and pay your respects to Ratshag for this bit of genius; and make sure to check out the rest of the blog – it’s fabulous.

3 Comments so far

  1. buffd.net (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 3:34 am

    The Ballad of Mankrik’s Wife | Azeroth Metblogs…

    Courtesy of one of my favorite World of Warcraft blogs, Need More Rage, I now have this song in my head. With the modified lyrics. He says Ozzy performed it at Blizzcon. I don’t know if I believe him or think this came entirely out of his own twisted m…


  2. Chris Anthony (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 4:01 am

    Alas, poor Mankrik’s wife. I knew her, Horatio.

    Incidentally, I believe it’s “Ratshag”. :)


  3. Alan Henry (phoenix) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 4:02 am

    Fixed! Thanks for the correction, Chris. :D



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