When Chen Stormstout was picked up at sea Karrig, who recognized, declared the pandaren a hero of the Horde, and was quick to inform his captain of Chen's exploits during Theramore, all those years ago. As such Aldrek viewed Chen's presence as a sign from the spirits and informed him of the ships true purpose. An uneasy Chen then preceded to play along as if he agreed with them.
After Baenan arrived to serve as a diplomat, with Nita going to the Alliance, the dwarf was made a prisoner at Aldrek's command. Chen would later free Baenan and attempt to escape only to stopped by Karrig who furiously called Chen a traitor. However his attempt to kill the pair were thwarted by Talithar Swiftwind, who was furious that Talithar had betrayed his duty. Talithar reiterated his proud loyalty to the Horde, though also that said Horde does not claim all of it. He detonated all the gunpowder ammunition for the ship's cannons in the munitions hold with his fire-based magic, giving Chen and Baenan a chance to flee in the ensuing chaos.
Aldrek's status in the wake of ships explosion's is unknown.