But the thing I've studied most is ooze. I know it sounds odd, but they're all over!
I helped a lady in Menethil find her bag not too long ago--it was eaten by oozes. I've seen members of the Royal Apothecary Society from Undercity collecting samples of the stuff. I want to know why! Where does it come from?
I've heard of more in Felwood. What I need are samples of the oozes there so I can further my research. I'll give you containers, you use them to collect a sample from the deceased creatures.
Amazing results, <name>! You got close enough to take a sample of the corrupted things, and managed to look no worse for wear! Thank you. Oh, these samples will be perfect. I can't wait to start testing on them.
If I'm right, I could be one of the Explorers' Leagues greatest scientists!
That'll prove to all the dwarves that it wasn't a mistake to allow us gnomes into Ironforge after the Gnomeregan incident.