Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel,|
|Affiliation(s)||Bilgewater Cartel, Horde, Horde Council, Ratchet, MEGA, Greasemonkeys|
|Former affiliation(s)||Steamwheedle Cartel|
|Occupation||Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel, Leader of the Greasemonkeys, Representative of the Bilgewater Cartel on the Horde Council|
|Former occupation(s)||Chief Engineer and leader of Ratchet, Horde Garrison Architect, Chief Engineer of the Horde|
|Relative(s)||Charnas & Morbix (cousins)|
|Companion(s)||Lady Sena & Skaggit (assistants)|
Gazlowe is the latest Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel. Before the former Trade Prince Jastor Gallywix left the Horde, Gazlowe was the official goblin leader of Ratchet, a major neutral port in the Horde-occupied territory of the Northern Barrens. Prior to the end of the Fourth War, he held no allegiances to either Horde or Alliance, tending to prefer neutrality as the most profitable course of action. He would even actively defend this neutrality with force when needed. While Gazlowe holds no special love for the Alliance, he holds no hate for them either, and regards their gold as he would anyone else's. He worked as the Horde's chief engineer for a time, and he's since retained strong relations with them. This is further reinforced by one of his prized possessions being a "liberated" SI:7 spy cloak.
Gazlowe is four feet tall with bright green skin, bloodshot yellow eyes, a prominent chin, an impressive nose, and long pointed ears. He is about forty by the time of the Cataclysm. Gazlowe's favoritism towards the Horde was shown multiple times, having been the main architect for the Horde's garrison in Frostfire Ridge, as well as forming Gazlowe's Greasemonkeys to work for the Horde during the Fourth War. When approached by Thrall to lead the Bilgewater Cartel, Gazlowe finally threw his lot in with the Horde fully, becoming the cartel's new trade prince. This led to him becoming seated on the Horde Council as the goblin representative.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Locations
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Quests
- 5 Objective of
- 6 Quotes
- 7 In the RPG
- 8 Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans
- 9 In Hearthstone
- 10 In Heroes of the Storm
- 11 Notes and trivia
- 12 Gallery
- 13 Patch changes
- 14 See also
- 15 References
- 16 External links
The Founding of Durotar
After the Third War, Gazlowe was contracted by Thrall to be Durotar's Chief Engineer. His task was to secure a reliable source of water for the newly constructed city of Orgrimmar. Gazlowe's expedition dugs tunnels outside the city in search of underground well, where they accidentally tunneled into a den of kobolds who immediately flooded into the caves and drove the goblin miners out. Gazlowe sent the yet-unproven Rexxar into the Orgrimmar Tunnels to protect sappers that would collapse the breaches into the kobold dens. When Rexxar succeeded Gazlowe rewarded him with magical items.
World of Warcraft
Thrall paid Gazlowe and his workers well for their help in Orgrimmar's construction, so after the orc capital was completed, the goblin decided to establish the port town of Ratchet in the Barrens, at the mouth of the Southfury River.
Gazlowe also asked adventurers to deal with the Southsea Freebooters and retrieve his stolen goods.
In the past, Gazlowe helped the goblins of Mirage Raceway to build a rig, and he continued to support their team further. He promised Pozzik a new prototype fuel regulator, but it got delayed when Baron Revilgaz had troubles with retrieving its blueprints.
Funding reconstruction and revolution
Following the devastation in Orgrimmar caused by rogue fire elementals, Gazlowe was approached by Thrall to rebuild the city; even after lowering the price, it was still a tremendous amount, but nonetheless Thrall agreed to pay it to rebuild his shattered capital. Shortly afterward, the former Warchief departed for Outland.
Following the death of tauren leader Cairne Bloodhoof in the Orgrimmar arena and the insurrection of the Grimtotem tribe that followed, Gazlowe was approached by the shaman Stormsong, a Grimtotem defector who sided with Cairne's son Baine. Baine's plan called for massive amounts of explosives and other weapons, the technical and martial skill of mercenaries, and three zeppelins to transport troops into Thunder Bluff. Stormsong gave Gazlowe an enormous sum, borrowed from the coffers of Theramore: one large payment, and an extra, smaller payment to make it a rush job. Atypically for a goblin, Gazlowe (albeit a little reluctantly) only accepted a fistful of the extra gold as a gesture of respect to Cairne and his son and provided the armaments requested in four days.
In Cataclysm, it is apparent that Gazlowe wants to remain neutral but won't stand for being robbed of profit, as he felt when Rear Admiral Hartley of the Alliance wanted to prevent the Horde from trading at the port of Ratchet. Gazlowe thus worked with the Horde adventurers to destroy Hartley's ship and cargo.
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After the Cataclysm, he performed several salvage operations in the Shimmering Deep.
Warlords of Draenor
As Thrall and Khadgar's expedition reach Frostfire Ridge, the archmage opens a portal and brings in personnel and supplies to construct a garrison. Gazlowe serves as chief architect because of his history in helping construct Orgrimmar. Gazlowe, his personals, Lady Sena, Skaggit, and peons immediately began working on the garrison in Frostwall. During early developments, he worked with the commander giving him tasks to prepare the land for construction and continued to work with him when expanding the garrison. The player can learn blueprints and construct buildings at his table. Gazlowe seems to be taking great pride in his work to the point of vanity. He also provided plans for constructing outposts across Draenor.
Upon establishing a building in Vol'jin's Pride, Gazlowe showed up to hurry his workers up.
Gazlowe accompanied the commander and the Frostwolf leaders, Durotan and Draka in Talador and fought against the Iron Horde, their machinery and supplies. He also managed to get and function a robot that was used against the enemy force stationed in Tureem. He then accompanied the Horde to the entrance of Shattrath City to meet Khadgar. When the counter-attack started, he and Thaelin Darkanvil found an Iron Star, functioned it and the commander used it to eliminate the numbers of orcs.
Some time later, the Iron Horde renewed their machinery near Thunder Pass and Gazlowe agreed to investigate... for a sum. With the help of the adventurer, he deactivated the enemy drill but was eager to find out about who was responsible for the machinery and what else they've got in the mountains. They entered the Iron Siegeworks and started eliminating the enemies and examining the gadgets. He eventually found out that the mastermind behind the armory was captured dwarf Thaelin Darkanvil with whom he has a friendly rivalry. They found and freed the dwarf and killed a leading orc on whom the Alliance had set a bounty, thus he gained an extra profit. Afterward, he returned to Frostwall.
He is ultimately seen with the Horde leaders near the Gates of Tanaan after Warlord Azuka was killed, as Warchief Grommash challenged them to enter Tanaan.
After Gul'dan took over the Iron Horde, Gazlowe sent a team of goblins with the Frostwolf orcs and the Horde to the Iron Docks. He later provided Durotan a siege machine that destroyed the Tanaan Gate.
Battle for Azeroth
Gazlowe leads a Horde band known as Gazlowe's Greasemonkeys on Island Expeditions. The team comprised himself and his assistants from Frostwall, Lady Sena, and Skaggit. The group can also be found idling in the Port of Zandalar in Zuldazar.
After hearing rumors that Grizzek Fizzwrench was alive, Trade Prince Gallywix would hire Horde adventurers to hunt him down and ensure he was dead. Unbeknownst to Gallywix, Gazlowe would give them a higher offer to ensure that Grizzek stayed alive. Thus, the adventurer started in Tanaris by repairing Feathers, following the mechanized parrot, and finding Grizzek with Sapphronetta Flivvers in Thistleshrub Valley. Saffy and Grizzek promised to give Feathers to the hero in exchange for telling everyone that they had died. With that, the couple drove off on Grizzek's bike. While Gallywix was convinced, Gazlowe saw through the adventurer's lie and was happy that Grizzek still lived.
Gazlowe later caught wind of Tinkmaster Overspark of Tinker Town leading an Alliance operation to the now opened vault within the Abandoned Junkheap of Tiragarde Sound. While he dismissed Overspark's belief that the vault had a connection with Mechagon Island as a fairy tale, Gazlowe was very interested in acquiring any tech within the vault. To that end, he rallied a team together and secured the vault. Seeing the machinery was broken, Gazlowe quickly got it back up and running, triggering a projection of King Mechagon who then attempted to purge the goblins from the vault. Though unable to save all of the crew, Gazlowe's quick thinking in using a captured gnome saved the rest from King Mechagon. Surprised by Mechagon's actual existence, he quickly voiced desires to obtain the King's tech. Gazlowe immediately directed the expedition to Mechagon, as he didn't want to lose another good crew on his watch.
With his crew established and having no misconception about how King Mechagon would greet them, Gazlowe had the group quietly arrive to the island on a submarine. After the group arrived in Mechagon, he told the Speaker of the Horde not to be fooled by the grass on the island. He pointed out that bots on the shoreline and the constant buzz of machinery and smog in the air revealed that Mechagon is a technological gold mine.
Acknowledging that King Mechagon's cruelty ensured he would have enemies, Gazlowe and the Speaker headed off to find allies and subsequently allied with the Rustbolt Resistance led by Prince Erazmin, King Mechagon's own son. At the Prince's request, Gazlowe fought against the King's forces side by side with Tinkmaster Overspark and later joined with the Prince in Rustbolt. As a show of unity, Gazlowe vowed to keep his nose clean, while he discretely asked for Horde adventures to collect unfinished prototypes before the Alliance could get their hands on them.
Gazlowe joined Varok Saurfang's revolution against Sylvanas Windrunner, where he worked with Tinkmaster Overspark in creating a machine to clear the tunnel path from Razor Hill to Orgrimmar. During the conflict, Saurfang challenged Sylvanas to a Mak'gora, which ended in his death and Sylvanas's abandonment of the Horde. Gazlowe attended Saurfang's funeral. He admitted that he was going to miss Saurfang, and he vowed that he wouldn't let the job he started go unfinished.
When Auctioneer Ralinza refused to allow a Former Banshee Loyalist to use the Auction House in the Valley of Strength, Gazlowe stepped in and reminded Ralinza that the Horde needed to unite if it wanted to survive and that Sylvanas had conned a lot of folks into following her.
Visions of N'Zoth
Gazlowe was among those to attend the private auction for the X-52 Personnel Armor. After Gallywix takes Hobart Grapplehammer hostage to get the armor for himself, Gazlowe joins the battle against Gallywix. After Hobart is freed and Gallywix beaten, the armor falls into the possession of Gallywix's old rival.
In the aftermath of N'Zoth's death and the end of the Fourth War, Gazlowe and the other Horde leaders received the terms for an armistice from the Grand Alliance, putting the Fourth War on hold indefinitely, if not permanently. With that matter settled, Lor'themar Theron addressed the absence of a Warchief. Despite support for Thrall to take the mantle on again, he refused, citing that he had promised Varok Saurfang he would not take on the role once more. Instead, he brought up the idea of the Warchief being necessary, instead bringing in the belief that a change was needed for the Horde's leadership. With this, the Horde Council was created. In light of Gallywix fleeing Orgrimmar with the rest of Sylvanas's inner circle, Thrall turned to Gazlowe to take over as the leader of the Bilgewater Cartel. Remarking that "under new management" was just another way of saying that "opportunity's knockin", Gazlowe agreed to Thrall's request, thus becoming the Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel and their representative on the council. In the face of Thrall's concerns that Gallywix could still be funding members of the Cartel, Gazlowe simply promised to pay them more than the cheapskate.
With his ascension to Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel, Gazlowe couldn't help but comment that the Horde itself was about to go through a "management restructuring." Though the goblin promised that there wouldn't be any complaints from him as long as the checks didn't bounce.
When a Horde Council meeting is derailed by a failed assassination attempt on Talanji, the Zandalari queen and a key ally, Gazlowe and the rest of the Horde leaders are forced into action. They empower the young troll shaman Zekhan, still grieving the loss of Varok Saurfang, with a critical mission to aid Talanji and help uncover the rising threat against her.
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|Island Expedition||110 - 120||30,556 - 47,901|
- Bomb — Bombs all enemies in a selected area, inflicting Fire damage.
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- Frostfire Ridge
- Garrison Campaign
Since Cataclysm, he gives all-new quests, unique to either faction:
- Ah, new guy, huh? I'm Gazlowe, chief engineer around these parts. But enough about me. We got work to do, buddy!
- You see, me and my boys have been dredging out tunnels beneath the city, looking for underground wells. Problem is, we dug straight into a den of kobolds. Now those rat-freaks are running willy-nilly all over our tunnels!
- I need you to hook up with my boys and seal those kobolds back in their hole. Yeah, just find the tunnel entrance outside of town, and my boys will set you straight.
- Engineer Gazlowe: Hey, come on, pal! Not paying you by the hour!
- Rexxar: Not paying me at all, little goblin.
- So they blew themselves up, you say? Now that's occupational commitment! Anyway, ya done good, kid. Take these items, it's the least I can do to repay ya.
World of Warcraft
- Rezlak. There's one thing you need to know in life, and that's if you want something done well, do it yourself.
- You can get anything done for a price.
- Don't be afraid to take that big step.
- Thrall paid me and my boys well for helping out with the construction of Orgrimmar, so I decided to set up a port here. We do most of our business through Booty Bay and Baron Revilgaz.
- Oh no, you didn't!
- Welcome to Ratchet! I hope you're looking for work!
- Hey there, just passin' through?
- Keep it quick, kid! I ain't got all day!
- I sure could use your help, kid!
Warlords of Draenor
- Hey, commander!
- Watcha need?
- Work crew standing by!
- I'm all yours, commander!
- So, what's next commander?
- What!? Huh?! Are we done here? Stop! I got a Heroes of the Storm match comin' up! OK, thank you, buh-bye!
- I'm on it!
- Right away!
- Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'll take care of it.
- Huh, I love it!
- Precision goblin engineering!
Battle for Azeroth
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- Main article: Operation: Mechagon#Quotes
Prince Erazmin's got potential. Smart. Knows his people and leans on their strengths, shores up their weaknesses. Knows that the group's success is his success.
Still needs us, of course. And I don't mind not gettin' paid as long he don't mind us loading up our submarine with tech we find out here.
We're gonna get rich off this stuff.
<Gazlowe's eyes look to either side as he motions you closer.>
I think we can make a deal here.
- Saurfang's funeral
- Main article: Old Soldier (Horde)#Leader dialogue
- Auction house
- Main article: Battle at the Gates of Orgrimmar#Auction house
Looks like the Horde is about to go through a "management restructuring", so to speak. You won't hear any complaints from me... so long as checks don't bounce!
In the RPG
Now, at the age of 40, Gazlowe resides in Ratchet as the manager of the port's trading operations. He runs one of the largest and most successful port towns in Kalimdor — if not the entire globe. While Gazlowe's city operates under the watchful eyes of the trade princes, he has considerable free reign, and proves effective because of it. A well-respected member of the goblin community, he also has a good heart, and is willing to help someone for little in return on occasion — but he wouldn't mind payback later, of course. He ships and receives to and from Booty Bay and Undermine. This goblin's smile looks almost friendly, but for his sharp teeth.
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans
In the canceled Warcraft Adventures, Gazlowe was a pilot and engineer who built his own zeppelin during the Second War and flew it in over ten missions. The young Thrall helped him foil the "ground-breaking" engineering plans of a group of nearby gnomish inventors that Gazlowe wanted to stop. In thanks, Gazlowe helped him travel around the Eastern Kingdoms in his zeppelin.
The machinery of this zeppelin contained a samophlange.
In Heroes of the Storm
The powered armor used by him in the game greatly resembles the Tinker hero unit from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne and the artwork for the epic tinker in the non-canon Warcraft RPG. His Chief Engineer skin incorporates elements from Gallywix's unused shredder concept art.
Notes and trivia
- Gazlowe's mount is a chopper.
- He once saw the Heedless on the open seas.
- Baron Longshore and other close friends call him Gazzy.
- Gazlowe is a proud member of the Mechanical Engineers' Guild of Azeroth and sponsor of the races it holds. He also owns a salvage company aboard Fizzle and Pozzik's Speedbarge.
- Since he describes his father in the past tense, he is probably dead.
- Gazlowe and his engineers also dug out other tunnels under Durotar, finding a previously unexplored city at Gazlowe's Excavation Site.
- Gazlowe is mentioned by an Irradiated Manager, his name is used as an expression of surprise.
- During , Wazat uses the unusual expression "By Gazlowe's horrific halitosis!"
- The item is named after him.
- In Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, he used the model of a Goblin Sapper, showing three goblins, yet he was and still is a single character. It is unknown if he was the one with a helmet or the one with a mask and goggles. It is unlikely he was the one under the barrel.
- See also a special page for Gazlowe's Garrison: 
- His generic name in Frostfire Ridge is Goblin Engineer.
- Sammy Fivefingers reuses his model.
- Gazlowe is voiced by Travis Willingham.
- During the Battle for Azeroth beta, Gazlowe was originally a champion. He was replaced by Hobart Grapplehammer.
Warcraft Adventures box closeup.
Gazlowe artwork from Heroes of the Storm.
Gazlowe conversing with Thrall after the formation of the Horde Council.
- Heroes of the Storm
- Patch 8.3.0 (2020-01-14): Added to the Orgrimmar Embassy after Warchief of the Horde.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Model updated.
- ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 419
- ^ . Gazlowe, referring to the Alliance warship The Bellipotent: "I can't be held responsible if some enterprising Horde <class> were to attach a limpet mine to that part of the hull. Not even if I supplied the mine. And paid <him/her>. Handsomely."
- ^ . Rezlak: "I'm Rezlak, one of Gazlowe's boys. Boss sent me to help the orcs here in Durotar."
- ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 267
- ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 238
- ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, chapter 25
- ^ a b c d e f g Quest: Seal the Tunnel, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment. Orgrimmar Tunnels, Durotar. Gazlowe.
- ^ The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
- ^ King Mechagon (tactics)
- ^ Battle at the Gates of Orgrimmar#Auction house
- ^ Shadows Rising
- ^ a b c
- ^ a b Kiley, Ellen P.. Lands of Mystery, 30. ISBN 9781588467843.
- ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path
- ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 236
- ^ http://classic.battle.net/war3/maps/war3xbonusmaps4.shtml
- ^ Project Blue Book#Quotes
Trade Prince Gallywix
Leader of the Bilgewater Cartel