|Faction/Affiliation||Independent, Mogu (formerly)|
|Racial capital||None, based around the Burlap Trail|
The grummles are the humble wanderers of the mountains of Pandaria. They make good guides and can carry many times their own weight. They have a trade route that stretches across the zone called the Burlap Trail, which they will need players' help with as this is very dangerous area. The grummles regularly trade with the pandaren, bringing essential supplies to the Shado-Pan forces guarding the great Serpent's Spine wall, and for a happy-go-lucky people they take this task quite seriously. Such trade endeavors were established long ago, and have forged one of the strongest ties possible between two sapient species on Pandaria.
The Grummle were created during the reign of the mogu Emperor Tian. The Emperor needed trusted messengers and deliverymen, so he took the trogg and warped them with the powers of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. A grummle can carry five times their own weight, they never sweat, they have an outstanding sense of smell and their skulls are harder than granite. Curiously, they all appear to be related. Ancient pandaren heroes finally freed the grummles from slavery.
Today they still act as traders, messengers, guides, and pack bearers for expeditions high up on Kun-Lai Summit. In addition to their great knowledge of the mountains, the superstitious grummles rely on luck and good fortune to see them through the difficult high passes. They are a very superstitious people, who often take on the names of their favorite charms, or "Luckydos." The grummles are suspicious of any luck they cannot smell, so it behooves one to meet new grummles with a pocketful of dung.
Grummles travel in packs. They do not have a centralized government so much as an arrangement of caravan masters who handle business. The grummles have a long-standing arrangement with the Shado-Pan which grants the grummles protection on the perilous mountain roads from predators, bandits, and hozen in exchange for transporting perishable goods to the great wall. This centuries-old trade route, known as the Burlap Trail, has been the source of much prosperity for both the Shado-Pan and the grummles.
As explained by Lucky Eightcoins, Brother Oilyak, and Lorewalker Cho, and implied elsewhere, a key component in grummle culture is the "luckydo". A luckydo is a lucky object that a grummle carries at all times. Pungency is a key factor in determining an object's luck. A grummle is usually named after their primary luckydo. The highest honor for a grummle is to be declared a luckydo themselves. Per Cousin Gootfur, the opposite of a luckydo is a luckydont.
- The grummle race is the only race friendly to the player to come from troggs, and not a natural outcome at that.
- The grummles are easily and by far the smartest offshoot of the troggs.
- Grummles share the same animations as Pygmies.
- They had a story told by Lorewalker Cho in beta, but it was removed before launch.
- The large backpacks on their backs are called Grummlepacks.