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Southern Cape of Stranglethorn
- This booming coastal city is run by Baron Revilgaz of the Blackwater Raiders. Mortal enemies of the Bloodsail Buccaneers and part of the Steamwheedle Cartel.
Booty Bay is a large pirate port city nestled into the cliffs surrounding a beautiful blue lagoon on the southern tip of Stranglethorn Vale. The city is entered by traversing through the bleached-white jaws of a giant shark.
- 1 History
- 2 Warcraft III
- 3 Travel connections
- 4 Quests
- 5 Reputation
- 6 Notes & trivia
- 7 Speculation
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Patch changes
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The area was previously known as the Blackwater Cove and was described as a large, sheltered, semi-circular cove surrounded by cliffs at the southern end of Stranglethorn Vale. It was former small port town inhabited by humans which was overrun by jungle trolls. Eventually, the goblins of the Steamwheedle Cartel managed to drive out the trolls from the immediate area to claim the shores of the cove for their new center for operations in the Eastern Kingdoms — Booty Bay. This happened prior to the First War, as Booty Bay was already territory of the Steamwheedle Cartel by then.
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Run by the Blackwater Raiders who are closely associated with the Steamwheedle Cartel, the port offers facilities to any traveler passing through, regardless of their faction. Combined with the world renowned Salty Sailor Tavern, it is one of the most popular locations in Azeroth.
Outside of Booty Bay, on the island of Janeiro's Point, is a giant statue of ., ruler of this city, is hiring all the help he can get against the pesky Bloodsail Buccaneers and other threats of the city. He resides, together with the leader of the Blackwater Raiders, Fleet Master Seahorn, at the top of the inn of Booty Bay.
The water there occasionally has floating wreckage and schools of fish. The Schools that are most often are Firefin Snappers, Oily Blackmouths, and Stonescale Eels. Fishing in the floating wreckage will also give you very high chances of fishing out chests and items, making Booty Bay an ideal place for fishing.
Booty Bay is located at Blackwater Cove, a large, sheltered, semi-circular cove surrounded by cliffs at the southern end of Stranglethorn Vale. It was former small port town inhabited by humans which was overrun by trolls. Eventually, the goblins managed to drive out the trolls from the immediate area to claim the shores of the cove for their new center for operations in the Eastern Kingdoms — Booty Bay.
During the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza, level 71 Booty Bay Elites are present, guarding the fishing questgivers.
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Li Li arrived in Booty Bay, which Chen had told her about in his letters as a place where many of his adventures had begun. In the Salty Sailor Tavern, a gnome privateer recognized her as a pandaren and said he hadn't seen one since he met Chen Stormstout. Li Li bought the gnome drinks if he told her the tale; he was part of a crew that attacked a ship from Stormwind that Chen happened to be on. While Chen fought them all off, the gnome stole a small box from him which he still had. Li Li demanded the gnome hand it over to her, threatening to knock out his teeth and also promising to buy him another beer. As she turned to leave with her prize, Strongbo appeared and told her to return to the Wandering Isle. Li Li, having expected him, told a pair of goblin bruisers that he took her rocket mount. As Bo fought them off, Li Li ran off into the jungles of Stranglethorn Vale on her way to Stormwind and the ship Chen was on.
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Tensions between Booty Bay and the Bloodsail Buccaneers have come to a head.
The statue of Baron Revilgaz has been partially damaged, exposing hidden treasure. The large red cannons have fallen into the sea, and flotsam and jetsam can be seen littered around the harbor. Booty Bay has been partially damaged.
During , as soon as the is collected, Booty Bay turns into a phased area where the whole town is on fire, the port is blockaded, and Brashtide Raiders storm the area. Many NPCs are still in town, many of those based outside showing themselves to be in terror, others have stationed themselves outside their buildings ready for a fight.
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See Stranglethorn Quests.
|Quests||500||x 40 and x 4|
|Mobs||2.5||12.5 Rep for Named NPCs|
|2.5||7.5 Rep for Named NPCs|
|2.5||12.5 Rep for Named NPCs|
and Musketeers in Southbreak Shore (Tanaris)
|2.5||12.5 Rep for Named NPCs|
|5||25 Rep for Named NPCs ; unnamed until honored only|
|5||Only those in Stranglethorn Vale and Grizzly Hills|
Notes & trivia
- During the alpha phase of World of Warcraft's initial development, Booty Bay was named Blackwater Cove and was designed differently. However, with the way boat transportation was going to work, change was needed.
- The favored pet of the goblins of Booty Bay is the senegal, renowned for its ability to count coins, tally budgets, and lie about contracts.
- The bay features as an attraction in the Blizzard World map in Overwatch.
Blackwater Cove was presumably one of the Stormwind settlements that sparked the Gurubashi War. This war was sparked when Stormwind made settlements in Stranglethorn and angered the Gurubashi trolls, which matches the description of trolls driving humans out of Blackwater Cove before it became Booty Bay.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): The quests and give no more reputation.
- ^ a b c
- ^ a b c : Most likely Velinde found a trading vessel in Ratchet to take her to Blackwater Cove in Azeroth.
- ^ The World of Warcraft Townhall/World Map
- ^ Original Stranglethorn Vale description
- ^ The Artistry of World of Warcraft: Stranglethorn Vale (PC)
- ^ : Velinde. Booked passage to Booty Bay on the Black Osprey.
- ^ File:Chronicle2 Eastern Kingdoms Before the First War.jpg
- ^ World of Warcraft: The Comic Prologue
- ^ 'Official Blizzard Warcraft 3 multiplayer maps from the game and its expansion.
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 106