Welcome to week four of the DiabloFans Beta Key Contest! This week is going to be slightly different than the previous three weeks: this time we're doing a mini-writing contest. If any of you haven't seen already, there is an NPC in Diablo III named Binkles the Frog and we're dying to find out more about him! We want you to come up with his backstory, fit him into the Lore of the Diablo Universe, and simply tell us what in the world he is doing around Sanctuary.
We'll choose the best one or two entries week and they'll be granted a Diablo III Beta Key. In addition, the winning piece(s) will be placed on his wiki page permanently as his "fan lore." Submissions should be posted in this thread and you are allowed more than one entry if you'd like! You have until October 31st at midnight to get your submissions in.
Sorry to sound like a newb, but where do we see Binkles the Frog as an NPC in Diablo III? Am I the only one that feels lost?
His presence has been datamined. That's all we really know about him, the rest is up to you! Click on his wiki link in the OP to see him.
Thanks for the info. I'm just curious if/when we've heard of Binkles before today. If he's been mentioned before, when?/Where? If not, I can move on and create my amazing biography for him! BTW, good luck to all!
Binkles was a powerful demon, a minion of Belial. He was able to project his evil soul to confuse and drive people to extreme madness. One day, he used his ability to transfer his soul into a stronger body, but missed his target.
Well, stuck in this form since then, he was exiled by his master to humiliate him.
I am no longer going to put effort into these contests. Every single time, someone who puts very little effort and time into it wins. A few lines of text + some heading on the bottom >>>>>>> 3-4 hours of effort. Stupid contest.
Binkles the Frog was once a rich merchant, known by the name of Gheed. He was part of the one percent, the richest men in all of Sanctuary. He built his wealth by gambling and trading a vast selection of products to many great warriors.
One day, Gheed had a shipment of rare expensive potions coming in and he decided to sell guarantees of receiving the item to his customers. Among his customers was a powerful witch doctor, the witch doctor mistakenly trusted Gheed and paid to be guarantee a potion from Gheed's shipment. However, Gheed miscalculated and he had oversold the amount of potions he received in his shipment. He was able to deliver the potion to only half of the customers that he had promised a potion and due to his greedy nature he embezzled the gold he received from the remaining customers and fled.
The witch doctor happened to be one of the customers who received nothing; he was extremely upset that he did not receive his potion so he went looking for Gheed. When he finally found Gheed gambling somewhere in the Borderlands, he brought his own form of justice upon Gheed by setting a plague of toads upon Gheed, poisoning his skin which rotted his flesh slowly while paralyzing his limbs. Gheed was presented with an ultimatum by the witch doctor, to either die slowly or to become a frog as it was the only way to stop the poison's terrible effects. The once rich and devious merchant now begged for his life, he did not want to die. The witch doctor turned Gheed into a frog and decided that he had not suffered enough. "I must think of a terrible name for you, something ridiculous and embarrassing so you will die forever alone", said the witch doctor "Ahh I really have to go tinkle! WAIT! I've got it! Binkle! no, Binkles! Binkles the frog!"
Everyone in the Sanctuary had heard of how Gheed was turned into Binkles the frog. Merchants and traders became more aware of not breaking promises or robbing their consumers. Binkles the frog is now part of the witch doctor's arsenal of attacks as one of many exploding frogs that he unleashes against the undead and other Evils.
Binkles was merchant from Caldeum in his early thirties who sold perfumes of the finest quality. He travelled all across the land of Sanctuary until one day when he stumbled over a small village called by the name of "New Tristram". It was a beautiful night with the full moon glowing and the stars shining bright. This will do he said as he made his way to the Village Inn. Just as he was about to go inside a strange sound coming from the back startles Binkles. Eager to get to the safety inside Binkles bumps into a young lady walking out causing him and her to loose balance and fall to the ground. The fall shatters most of the perfume vials and pours all of the content over the woman.
Seething with anger Binkles shouts to the lady "-Look what you did woman!, I demand your name and full compensation!". The young lady now drenched with perfume answered in a calming voice "-My name is Adria and you will not get any compensation for it was you who bumped into me". Still seething with anger Binkles grabbed Adria and pulled her into a dark ally all while mumbling "-Someone should teach you a lesson!"
This was the last time anyone saw Binkles. Witnesses from that night recall Adria passing the Inn with a big smile on her face.
Sorry if there are any grammar errors English is not my main language.
Binkles the Frog is a descendent of Frog King, the one and only Frog King who helped stop Wikileaks from destroying the lives of millions. Few know as to why Binkles the Frog is now roaming around New Tristram though.. that is until recently when Binkles the Frog visited the great Deckard Cain. Deckard Cain was told by Binkles that great evil was afoot, but he was also told of 5 heroes that would arrive to vanquish the evil. Binkles the Frog was said to be the one to guide the heroes through their journey as well. Until these heroes arrive though, Binkles can usually be found at the local bar or the alley behind the blacksmiths selling illegal potions.