NPC – John J Keeshan
John J Keeshan and a bunch of the quests in Redridge are a reference to John J Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) and Rambo: First Blood. Colonel Troteman (throwback to Colonel Trautman in Rambo) is also here in Redridge. As a side note he gets a promotion in Mists of Pandaria, and Marshal Troteman can be found in Krasarang Wilds giving out quests for Alliance as part of Operation: Shieldwall.
Keeshan even has some quotes in game from the movie:
- “They asked me to fight in those wars. I didn’t ask them! I did what I had to do to win. So I end up getting captured by those filthy, crap-swilling, maggot orcs and for five long years they used me as a toilet. Finally I break out and head back to my hometown and what do I get? People spitting on me, protesting me, calling me a baby orc killer and all kinds of vile crap!”
- “I CAN’T FIND YOUR LEGS JOEY! I CAN’T FIND YOUR DAMNED LEGS!”
- THERE ARE NO FRIENDLY CIVILIANS!
And at the end, as a quest reward, you get Keeshan’s Bandana. So you can be all Rambo-style!