Blackwater Raiders

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The Blackwater Raiders are a group of pirates, thieves and warriors[2] operating in Booty Bay and closely affiliated with the Steamwheedle Cartel. They are led by Baron Revilgaz.[3]

Faldir's Cove, as it is called, is a small area located in the Arathi Highlands which was also held by the Blackwater Raiders. Though little more than a docked ship and a tent, this small port was home to a few crew members of the pirate organization. In Battle for Azeroth the cove was held by the Alliance presumably after the Blackwater Raiders had left.

Customs

They are considered good men, respectable as pirates go.[4] It is an important Blackwater rule to only kill when necessary. As such, there's no love between the Raiders and the Bloodsail Buccaneers.[5]

Members

Members of the Blackwater Raiders should also have the title <Blackwater Raiders>.

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Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Baron Revilgaz Alive Leader of the Blackwater Raiders
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Fleet Master Seahorn Alive Fleet master
IconSmall Human Female.gif Catelyn the Blade Alive Captain
IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Deeg Alive Member
IconSmall Human Male.gif Dizzy One-Eye Alive Lookout
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Fin Fizracket Alive Member
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif First Mate Crazz Alive First mate
IconSmall Gnome Male.gif Whiskey Slim Alive Member
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Briney Boltcutter Alive Blackwater Financial Interests
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Captain Krick Wrenchnozzle Alive Captain
IconSmall Human Male.gif First Mate Masker Alive First mate
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Bosun Thunderhorn Alive Petty officer
IconSmall Troll Male.gif Navigator Tah're Alive Navigator
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Engineer Torquespindle Alive Engineer; Vendor
IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Galley Chief Steelbelly Alive Chef
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Crewman Gearspinner Alive Crewman
IconSmall Goblin Female.gif Crewman Hammertink Alive Crewman
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Crewman Springwidget Alive Crewman
IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Captain Steelgut Alive Captain
IconSmall Human Male.gif Shakes O'Breen Alive Captain
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif First Mate Nilzlix Alive First mate
IconSmall Gnome Male.gif Doctor Draxlegauge Alive Doctor
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Deckhand Moishe Alive Deckhand
IconSmall Ogre Male.gif Lolo the Lookout Alive Lookout
IconSmall Gnome Male.gif Professor Phizzlethorpe Alive Professor
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Enric Torque WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png Alive Boatswain
IconSmall Human Female.gif Marjani Flintwill WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png Alive Captain
IconSmall Human Male.gif Adashe Flintwill WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png Deceased Captain
IconSmall Human Male.gif Akashinga Flintwill WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png Deceased Second mate
IconSmall Human Male.gif Amahle Flintwill WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png Deceased Third mate
IconSmall Human Female.gif Makasa Flintwill WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png Alive Lookout; Former member
IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Worgen Male.gif Joe Barker WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png Unknown First mate; Former member
IconSmall Unknown.gif O'Ryen Jones WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png Alive Former quartermaster

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Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3.

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The Blackwater Raiders is one of the most notorious buccaneer bands in Azeroth.[6] They are a vile group of pirates who make their home in Booty Bay, on the Stranglethorn's southern coast.[7] Despite the fact that they are pirates, the Blackwater Raiders are not really that much of bad guys. They are less interested in plunder and more interested in securing mercantile deals and widening the circle of ports with which they can trade.[8] The Blackwater Raiders are led by Baron Revilgaz.[9]

The port town of Edj, located in Kezan's northeastern coast, is controlled by them. The Trade Coalition has little influence over Baron Revilgaz, and indeed the Raiders attempt to go under, above, or around the coalition's head.[8] They also control some of the harbors in the Barrens' coast.[10]

Rivalry with the Bloodsail Buccaneers

The Bloodsail Buccaneers are the sworn enemies of the Blackwater Raiders, and at the behest of their leader, Duke Falrevere, they make forays against the Raiders' ships and, occasionally, their headquarters in Booty Bay.[11] The two have clashed numerous times over the last 5 years.[12]

Duke Falrevere and every pirate under his banner seem to bear a personal grudge against everyone they come across, but this grudge is particularly strong when it comes to the Blackwater Raiders. Falrevere despises them because the trade princes provide the Raiders with gold, equipment and other support. Tavern tales say that the Blackwater Raiders are responsible for the death of Falrevere's son,[12] Magrann Falrevere, who died before their cannons.[13]

The Bloodsail frequent seedy taverns in Booty Bay, where they and the Raiders duel in the streets and bars. In addition to ambushing merchant ships that cross the South Seas, the Bloodsail and the Raiders are embroiled in a private naval war that spans the length of the South Seas.[14] Falrevere is holding several submarines secretly beneath Bloodsail Hold for now, for fear of tipping his hand to the Blackwater Raiders before he is ready.[13]

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Members

The Raiders are comprised of goblins, humans, and many others who swore them allegiance. After a raid, these pirates send their loot up the road to the Arena to sell, or even further into Azeroth.[15]

Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Baron Revilgaz Alive Leader of the Blackwater Raiders
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Enric Torque Alive Captain

Notes and trivia

  • Baron Revilgaz called the Blackwater Raiders a goblin cartel.[16]
  • They are possibly a reference to the real-life private military organization Xe Services LLC (formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide).
  • Blackwater Raiders (US RP server) is named after them.

Speculation

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They are probably named after Blackwater Cove.

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