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In Hearthstone when a Kobold Geomancer is played the minon's summon is "You no take candle!". What is being referenced by this exclamation?

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    It's something Kobolds say in World of Warcraft. – Powerlord Jun 5 '15 at 4:30
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    Can't believe I only got the Raid Leaders "Handle it!" the other day too – Mikey Mouse Jun 5 '15 at 13:12
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    Wow, I read that and suddenly it makes sense. I never knew he said "Handle it!". – Ivo Coumans Jun 5 '15 at 13:17
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    @IvoCoumans You didn't get it either? That's a 50 DKP minus! – Mikey Mouse Jun 5 '15 at 13:31
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    Playing Hearthstone without having played WoW? Blasphemy! – Omegacron Jun 5 '15 at 14:17
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It's a reference to the Kobolds in World of Warcraft, as they only had a single candle, and they were scared you would steal it. It's a statement of defiance, "You NO TAKE CANDLE!"

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In German mythology Kobolds were spirits that would haunt a home. Wikipedia: Although usually invisible, a kobold can materialize in the form of an animal, fire, a human being, and a candle.

WoW is just paying homage to the mythology of the Kobold - probably to help people realize, before WoW got as big as it did, that the creature was NOT "stolen" from D&D.

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