The Skyseeker is an Alliance gunship under the command of Captain Delora Lionheart. After leaving Pandaria's Jade Forest, it captured several Horde prisoners during a naval battle before crashing on the Wandering Isle.
Prior to the arrival of her sister ship Skyfire in Pandaria, the Skyseeker landed on the northern coast of the Jade Forest. After Lieutenant Doren sent the ship back to Stormwind for reinforcements, it ran into Horde forces at sea. The survivors of the ensuing battle were taken aboard as prisoners, but while transporting them back to Stormwind the gunship crashed on the Wandering Isle for unknown reasons.
After crash landing, the Alliance marines and Horde prisoners were forced to work together as the crash had severely injured Shen-zin Su, the turtle upon which the isle is located. The native pandaren helped remove the Skyseeker's wreckage and heal Shen-zin Su's wound.
Although the reasons for the Skyseeker crashing are not explicitly stated, the most plausible theory is an on-board mutiny by the Horde prisoners and fighting over control of the gunship.
- Early in the Mists of Pandaria beta, the Skyfire was the Alliance gunship that crashed onto the Wandering Isle. It was later replaced by the Skyseeker.