Location from Fort Ranik, pre-Searing
Professor Yakkington (born in 1057 AE) is the companion of Nicholas Sandford the Traveler. He was found by Nicholas during a blizzard in Traveler's Vale, having been abandoned by his mother like most young Dolyaks perceived to be weak. After using each other for warmth in the blizzard, Yakkington has joined Nicholas in his travels across Tyria.
In their travels, Yakkington is the fighter of the pair, holding back the wildlife for Nick. He also has a good sense of smell which comes in handy when trying to find their path again should they get lost.
Since his travels, Yakkington has become pampered by Nicholas, and often becomes stubborn. He enjoys having daily sweets and eating Red Iris Flowers, but has a strong fear of snakes and darkness. Because of his fears, Nick often puts Enchanted Lodestones to act as lights at night when Yakkington sleeps. According to Nick, he is 6'8", weighs about a ton, and his lucky number is 5.
- Other — the location varies from week to week.
- See Nicholas the Traveler for the most recent location; they travel together.
- *Yakkington sniffs at your pockets a bit, and then nuzzles his head underneath your hand for a pet.*
Collector items (pre-Searing)
|Small Equipment Pack||5 weapon or armor slots||0|
|Warrior||Krytan Helm||27||Item's Attribute +1 (Stacking)||3|
|Ranger||Simple Mask||12||Item's Attribute +1 (Stacking)||3|
|Monk||Dragon Scalp Design||7||Item's Attribute +1 (Stacking)||3|
|Necromancer||Ragged Scar Pattern||7||Item's Attribute +1 (Stacking)||3|
|Mesmer||Discreet Mask||7||Item's Attribute +1 (Stacking)||3|
|Elementalist||Third Eye||7||Item's Attribute +1 (Stacking)||3|
- Professor Yakkington is one of three pre-Searing characters that can be regularly found at level 20; the others are Nicholas Sandford and Lieutenant Langmar.
- He was added to pre-Searing Ascalon in the April 9th, 2009 game update.
- He was updated on April 23rd, 2009 to become a collector in pre-Searing Ascalon. At the same time he was also added as a traveler in the post-Searing world.
- You can get a Miniature Yakkington from the Gift of the Traveler (post-Searing).
- His dialogue is always the same, even when you are in non-human form like Siege Devourer or Junundu. However, at Gwen and Keiran's wedding ceremony he is silent.
- According to Nicholas Sandford's and Nicholas the Traveler's dialogue:
- Enjoys playing "Catch the bone".
- He has a strong dislike for Crispin Bryllis.
- He once became sick from a fight with a rot wallow but Nicholas was able to fashion an antidote using rot wallow tusks.