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Mankrik's Wife Found in the Shadowlands!

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Well, it seems we finally got the the definitive answer to the age old-question of "Where's Mankrik's wife?" The most commonly asked Barrens chat question from Vanilla and Classic has been answered many times on a literal level, as in the "Beaten Corpse" is North of Camp Taurajo, but in the Shadowlands beta, as discovered by Wowhead, we now also got an answer to the more spiritual question of where she ended up after that!

It seems she was quite the fighter in life before those Quillboar got to her, as she has been sent to Maldraxxus and even got herself a fancy new title!



She's standing in front of a dwelling in the Burning Thicket (western end of Maldraxxus), an insect infested place where she keeps killing more and more Ranishu creatures that come in from the thicket. She even has a very specific comment about them, which is also a callback to the original quest from Vanilla:


In case you're not familiar with the reference, her location became one of the bigger memes in Vanilla, as the Lost in Battle quest in which Mankrik asks you to find her was notoriously difficult, as she was fairly well hidden and her body was actually named "Beaten Corpse" and so many, MANY players asked for help. As you can imagine, the answers were helpful only some of the time, and so a meme was born! In the Cataclysm Barrens revamp the quest was removed, but a monument was added, where we initially found out her name, which is why we can recognize her now!


We're definitely hoping to see more of her in the Shadowlands, although it seems to just be an Easter egg/cameo appearance, but a pretty damn good one at that. And, for those of you planning to play or currently playing Classic, here's her other location, on Azeroth:


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Hahaha, love this! Definitive answer at last, and she definitely deserved to be a Shadowlands badass after all the years of attention she's garnered from players.

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