Bilgewater Port

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Not to be confused with Bilgewater Harbor.
NeutralBilgewater Port
Level: 1 - 5
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Type

Port city

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Affiliation
Location

Northern Kezan

Status

Destroyed[1]

Sources: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Bilgewater Port was Kezan's primary port city, located on a bay on the island's north coast. Goblins of the Bilgewater Cartel oversaw operations here until it was destroyed.

History

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Bilgewater Port was a massive industrial complex located on the northern reaches of Kezan. Controlled by the Bilgewater Cartel, it housed many important goblin buildings such as the First Bank of Kezan, Gallywix's home or the Kajaro Trading Company headquarters.

During the Cataclysm, the fallen dragon aspect Deathwing forced Mount Kajaro to erupt, forcing the goblins of the Bilgewater to flee the island which lead to their wreckage in the Lost Isles. After the eruption and the evacuation of the surrounding areas, it was reported that the port city was destroyed by the searing lava and tidal waves that followed.[2]

Geography

The city is divided by walls into four 'districts' surrounding a massive inaccessible factory. The districts are: Swindle Street to the north, Kajaro Field to the east, Drudgetown to the south, and an unnamed district to the west that contains the First Bank of Kezan, a food court, and some housing. There is also a gas station in the northern part of it, across a large road. The port is flanked by Gallywix's Villa to the west, and KTC Headquarters and Kaja'mine to the east.

Maps and sub-regions

Map of Bilgewater Port.

Cataclysm

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Despite the zone being called Kezan in-game, the goblin starting area is located totally in the Bilgewater Port. Despite its name, the in-game representation of city houses no docks of any kind other than a private one belonging to Trade Prince Gallywix (which is not even connected to the port itself). The port is mostly inhabited by Kezan Citizens going about their daily lives.

In the RPG

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It bustles at all hours, with ships arriving and departing in perpetuity. Cranes load and unload. Sailors embark and disembark. The docks are noisy and crowded, with visiting races rubbing shoulders with the native goblins and the goblin merchant sailors who arrive to drop off and/or pick up their goods. Bilgewater is the port in the South Seas, and the only one worth mentioning that exists between the western and eastern continents; as such, it sees a lot of activity, and races of all types are found here. Bilgewater is connected to goblin enterprises all over the world and is linked directly to Undermine.

Whatever you're looking for, you can find it in Bilgewater Port. The waterfront boasts inns, taverns, gambling halls, theaters, pleasure houses and numerous other businesses that cater to sailors and visitors. Deeper in the city, small shops of every kind fight for space on the cobblestone streets.[3]

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