Catelyn the Blade
|Affiliation(s)||Booty Bay, Blackwater Raiders|
|Occupation||Blackwater Raider captain of the Neptulon's Bride|
|Location||Salty Sailor Tavern, Booty Bay, Cape of Stranglethorn|
Catelyn Runeweaver, also known as Catelyn the Blade <Blackwater Raiders> is a level 50 quest giver located in the Salty Sailor Tavern in Booty Bay, in the contested territory of Stranglethorn Vale. She was previously in a relationship with "Pretty Boy" Duncan but after discovering he was with the Bloodsail she ended the relationship. He steals her knife as revenge and she offers a quest to get it back.
She is the daughter of Archmage Ansirem Runeweaver, a member of the Council of Six. She was tired of a "boring life, reading over musty books and associating with grey-haired, stiff-backed, stuffy mages" and decided to join the Blackwater Raiders as a pirate. She is the captain of the raider ship Neptulon's Bride, a young woman described to be in her thirties. She's also the best knife fighter in Booty Bay.
Quest for Pandaria
Catelyn had a debt to the Steamwheedle Cartel and stole the Pearl of Pandaria from Li Li in order to use it to pay the debt. Later, Chen and Li Li fought her crew to get the Pearl back. Catelyn herself attacked Li Li, but the little pandaren disarmed her. Meanwhile, Bloodsail Buccaneers attacked Booty Bay and Catelyn ordered her crew to leave the harbor. After leaving Booty Bay, the Neptulon's Bride was ambushed by Bloodsail ships, commanded by draenei Captain Koslov. Chen, Li Li and Catelyn fought side by side against pirates, but were outnumbered. Captain Koslov offered Catelyn death, or joining him, which she refused. Koslov ordered pirates to kill remaining Raiders, but suddenly water around all four ships froze and four mages in violet robes appeared on the ship. One of them was her father Ansirem, and Archmage Modera. They defeated the pirates and then melted the ice. Ansirem gave his daughter an enchanted gem in order to pay her debt. After that, he teleported away.
Catelyn returned back to Booty Bay and gave the Pearl of Pandaria to Li Li, saying she no longer needed it to pay the debt. She offered them free of charge travel to Gadgetzan and the pandaren agreed. When they arrived to Tanaris, Li Li allowed Catelyn to hold the pearl and receive its vision. She saw herself commanding her own ship instead of Blackwater Raiders' or the Steamwheedle Cartel's.