Years later he was stationed under the command of Captain Aldrek on the Warchief's Fist which was on a reconnaissance mission for the upcoming battle against Theramore. Chen Stormstout would be picked up at sea and when Karrig recognized him he declared the pandaren was a hero of the Horde, and was quick to inform his captain of Chen's exploits during Theramore, all those years ago. As such Aldrek viewed Chen's presence as a sign from the spirits and informed him of the ship's true purpose. An uneasy Chen then preceded to play along as if he agreed with them.
After Baenan arrived to serve as a diplomat, with Nita going to the Alliance, the dwarf was made a prisoner. Chen would later free Baenan and attempt to escape only to stopped by Karrig who furiously called Chen a traitor. However his attempt to kill the pair were thwarted by Talithar Swiftwind, who was furious that Talithar had betrayed his duty. Talithar reiterated his proud loyalty to the Horde, though also that said Horde does not claim all of it. He detonated all the gunpowder ammunition for the ship's cannons in the munitions hold with his fire-based magic, giving Chen and Baenan a chance to flee in the ensuing chaos.
Karrig is presumed dead in the explosion's aftermath.