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NeutralNPC 32Nat Pagle
Nat Pagle
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 45
Location Dustwallow Marsh[59, 60], Krasarang Wilds[68.4, 43.4]
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Nat Pagle is a level 45 fishing trainer located at Nat's Landing on an unnamed island in Tidefury Cove. The island is southwest of the Alliance port city Theramore in the contested territory of Dustwallow Marsh. Currently, Nat Pagle is the most famous and well-known fisherman (or "Angler Extreme") in the World of Warcraft. Apparently, he used his fame (or got famous) by launching or licensing his own line of fishing equipment.

He states he has no particular interest in fishing, but has been fishing for 20-30 years. He also says that fishing is "a great excuse to drink ... heavily", and therefore he is assumed to be an alcoholic. This assumption is also supported by the fact that there are many booze bottles found at Pagle's Pointe in the Zul'Gurub instance, which is presumably a former fishing spot of his.

Nat Pagle's location is at [59, 60] in Dustwallow Marsh. He can also be found in Pandaria as a Daily Quest Giver, he is found at Krasarang Wilds at the Angler's Wharf.

He starts the following quests:

See List of Dustwallow Marsh NPCs.

Quests and in-game lore

Nat Pagle gives the quest Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme. A fishing skill of 225 and a minimum level of 35 are required to start the quest. After Patch 3.1, this quest is no longer required to attain the Artisan fishing level. The quest now offers a special superior-quality fishing pole instead. If you already completed the quest, you can visit Nat Pagle to receive this fishing pole.

Players can obtain the quest Neutral 15 [60R] Nat's Measuring Tape when opening a Battered Tackle Box containing the tape, found at Pagle's Pointe in Zul'Gurub. This quest involves returning the tape to Nat. When completing this quest, he says it is his favorite measuring tape and shares information about the hydra Gahz'ranka.

In another repeatable quest given by Nat, after completing "Nat's Measuring Tape" and having a fishing skill of 300 or higher, he gives instructions for summonning Gahz'ranka at Pagle's Pointe. He also sells the lures needed for summoning Gahz'ranka. These Mudskunk Lures must each be filled with 5 Zulian Mudskunk in order to be used. Zulian Mudskunk are caught in Zul'Gurub itself by fishermen with 300 skill or more. This Zul'Gurub boss encounter is optional and can be done only once after every reset of the instance.

In the Escape from Durnholde Keep instance in the Caverns of Time, Nat is seen fishing alongside Hal McAllister in Southshore. He talks about his dreams of events that will happen in the future, like Tarren Mill being overrun by the Undead, Arthas being possessed by the Lich King and killing his father, Thrall's escape from Durnholde Keep, and Archimonde being killed by "small lights". In that dream, he was a female night elf. He also describes two gangsters named Tigule and Foror inventing ice cream, and eventually entering a dimensional gate. McAllister scoffs at every dream, which ironically all are to come true in real life.

In-game, various items besides the ones in Nat Pagle's line of fishing equipement (below) can be found. Most notorious is the book [Nat Pagle's Guide to Extreme Anglin']. It is by this book that Nat Pagle was first connected to the quest for the legendary sword Ashbringer. The last readable page contains only the words: "... And so that's where you'll find the legendary sword of the Scarlet Highlord, Ashbringer. Ain't it amazin' what you run into in an ordinary day of fishin'?"

Patch 2.3

Starting in Patch 2.3.0, Nat is involved in the Take Down Tethyr! quest line, started by Sergeant Amelyn (This Old Lighthouse), which ultimately has players fighting Tethyr, a Level ?? Elite (Boss) Sea monster, with the help of some guards from Theramore.

Nat's appearance begins with the quest Is it Real? offered by "Dirty" Michael Crowe. Nat offers Nat's Bargain. After accepting the quest, apply the [Pagle's Fish Paste, Extra Strength] he gives you, then swim southwest to the wrecked ship. Swim around until a level 37 Lurking Shark aggros, then swim back up to Nat to complete the quest.

After completing Nat's Bargain, he offers Oh, It's Real directing players to Major Mills near the docks of Theramore.

Nat Pagle's line of fishing equipment

These are the items either used, launched, or licensed by Nat Pagle. Most of these items give +fishing skill and are obtainable as a drop or quest reward.

Other items connected to Nat Pagle are:

Words of Wisdom from Nat

"Can't say I really enjoy fishin' much. Figure I been at it for a good 20 or 30 years now.

"I reckon people are driven to do what they do for different reasons."

"If you ask me, the best part about fishing is its slow pace. It gives one time to think, to reflect on past events and to plan for future ones. Oh, and it's also a great excuse to drink. Heavily."

"Now, I'm not saying you need to fish for 30 years or catch every fish in the sea to become a master fisherman. I reckon you just need to be determined - determined enough to sit on your duff for hours at a time, doin' nothin'."

"Fishin's fer sissies" - [Nat Pagle's Fish Terminator]

Trivia

The name of this NPC is a reference to a Blizzard employee named Pat Nagle (See http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,16664/) who is rumored to share the same habits Nat Pagle has: drinking and fishing.

In Caverns of Time

Nat is found in Old Hillsbrad Foothills as an uninteractable NPC. He is much younger and he has not even grown a mustache yet. He is Level 38 instead of his normal Level 45. He is found fishing at the end of the Southshore dock beside Hal McAllister, with whom he has some amusing conversations about his vivid dreams.

Nat Pagle says: Hal...
Hal McAllister says: Yea, Nat?
Nat Pagle says: Had that dream again last night...
Hal McAllister says: Which one?
  • Nat Pagle says: So I'm on some mountain with some big ol' tree. Bunch of elves runnin' around all over...
Nat Pagle says: Out of nowhere, some 300 foot tall demon or somethin' walks up and stars climbin' the tree...
Nat Pagle says: And if that weren't crazy enough, that big demon gets killed by a bunch of little floating light things... Oh, I was also a female elf in that one... Yep...
  • Nat Pagle says: I can't even believe this one... You know those two loud-mouthed ruffians, Foror and Tigule?
Nat Pagle says: Well in this dream, they somehow end up inventing something called ice-cream and flavoring it with strawberries... Well, long story short, they end up striking it rich!
Nat Pagle says: If that weren't crazy enough, they decide to quit ice-cream business and become adventurers... They travel all over the place and finally disappear into some portal. I woke up in a cold sweat after that one...
  • Nat Pagle says: This one's real grim... So the king's kid, Arthas... Well he goes out to battle evil, along with Uther...
Nat pats his brow dry.
Nat Pagle says: But tragically, Arthas is consumed by the evil and becomes evil himself...
Nat Pagle says: Well, he comes back to the king all pretendin' to be nice, draws his sword, and runs the king through, elbow to... well you know... kills him on the spot.
Hal McAllister shakes is head.
  • Nat Pagle says: In this dream, I was fishin' master of the world. I moved to some place called Kalimdor...
Nat Pagle says: And people from all over the world come to pay me homage... and learn to fish.
Nat Pagle says: I'm like some kind of fishing god...
  • Nat Pagle says: That one dream... The crazy one. Remember?
Nat Pagle says: Tarren Mill is destroyed by some crazy force of undead and forever more becomes an enemy to Southshore.
Nat Pagle says: Could ya imagine such a thing, Hal? Could ya?
Nat Pagle says: He ends up destroying the whole keep, freeing all the orcs we're keeping in the camps, and rising to power as the king of orcs... Warchief or somethin'.
Nat Pagle says: Crazy, isn't it?

Each time, Hal McAllister finally answer him one the following:

  • Nat, Nat, Nat...
  • Impossible!
  • What you got in that pipe, Nat?
  • Nat, I've heard a whopper or two in my day but that one takes the cake.
  • I worry about you sometimes, Nat.
  • No way.
  • Shut up and fish, Nat.

See also

External links

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Dustwallow Marsh Caverns of Time Neutral 15 [85 DailyThe Protectors of Hyjal Darkmoon Island !
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