|Pearlhunter Phin. (Screenshot taken by Phar. Thanks Phar!)|
There are no breadcrumbs that lead you to Pearlhunter Phin, a Murloc questgiver who inhabits the intertidal zone between Azsuna and Suramar (two of the new quest zones in World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Legion). I only stumbled upon him mucking about in the shallows on my way from one world quest to another—and the completionist I am couldn't resist the bright yellow exclamation mark over his head.
"Mrglrg! Mrlglr mrgllrg," Phin said. And then he gesticulated wildly.
Though Phin's dialogue might read like gibberish, Phin is technically speaking Nerglish, which is less of a language and more of a prolonged, high-pitched gurgle.
"Mrlgrlg glrglmglr mrlglrg," Phin continued. And he looked at me expectantly.
Phin's words resist translation, and the quest text offers no clarification. The quest objective read only: ?????
So I did what any WoW player would do. I clicked on anything that glowed and slaughtered the surrounding fauna indiscriminately.
What you uncover through the quest is a pearl. And through trial and error, you polish it to a shine. And then, if you're still intrigued, or desperate for mana, or just have nothing better to do, Phin will lead you across the beach and into an ancient Kaldorei ruin, where a family of murlocs await.