Fizzcrank Airstrip

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AllianceFizzcrank Airstrip
Fizzcrank Airstrip area.jpg
Type Airstrip
Leader(s)  Fizzcrank Fullthrottle
Race(s) GnomeGnome Gnome
Affiliation(s) Gnomeregan, Alliance Vanguard, Valiance Expedition
Location Northern Borean Tundra[57, 18]
Status Active

Done Inn          Done Mailbox

Done Stables

Undone.gif Anvil & Forge

Undone.gif Bank       Undone.gif Auctions
Travel Done Flight Master(s)
Undone.gif Mass-transit
Undone.gif Portal(s)
Fizzcrank Airstrip.jpg
A much closer view.

Fizzcrank Airstrip is a gnome base in northern Borean Tundra, which overlooks the Geyser Fields and its pools of stinking, boiling water. The airstrip rings with the sounds of hammer on anvil morning through night, though half the time you can barely hear them over the gnomish flying machines taking off.[1] A hydrothermal system underlies the area around the airstrip, which connects it to the geyser fields to the southeast, where the gnomes built the Fizzcrank Pumping Station, an oil platform used to make fuel for their flying machines,[2] until the mechagnomes took control of it. Several gnomish bombers and flying machines are stationed there.


Fizzcrank Fullthrottle himself designed and oversaw the building of the airstrip when the Alliance forces under General Arlos arrived during the war against the Lich King. The gnome engineers thought it was an ideal location to launch recon flights, and it was also near the crashed necropolis of Talramas, so they could scrounge interesting mechanical parts from it.[1]

Wrath of the Lich King

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Turns out some of the parts weren’t from the necropolis. One day while a crew was siphoning oil off the pump station in the geyser fields, they found a bunch of strange mechanical parts stuck in their pipelines. Since no gnome can turn down a puzzle, they figured out that all those parts belonged together, and they rebuilt them into a robot that looked like a giant gnome. It turned on, called itself Gearmaster Mechazod, and claimed to have been built by the titans. He informed all the gnomes that they were flawed beings, mechagnomes who had been tainted by the Curse of Flesh, and then kidnaped any gnomes he could find in order to convert them into cyborg monstrosities. Fizzcrank lost several people to being turned into angry little robots before Mechazod got stopped by adventurers.[3]

The airstrip is also of particular interest to engineers. Most of its missions sent adventurers to the Geyser Fields, where they can suck up gas clouds with their  [Zapthrottle Mote Extractor], and the mechanicals in that area can be dismantled when defeated in a manner similar to skinning, sometimes yielding engineering components or even, rarely,  [Schematic: Jeeves].

The airstrip stayed active even after the Lich King was defeated due to its strategic location.[3]

Battle for Azeroth

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During the Fourth War, the airstrip sent a distress signal to New Tinkertown because it had been attacked by the Ironbound troggs.[4] Members of G.E.A.R. arrived here and defeated the invaders.[5][3]

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Neutral Nesingwary Base Camp
Neutral River's Heart
Alliance Stars' Rest
Neutral Unu'pe
Alliance Valiance Keep


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