Short John Mithril is a goblin pirate captain of the Bloodsail Pirates and an arena master in the Gurubashi Arena in the contested territory of Cape of Stranglethorn. He initiates the battle of the chest in regular intervals of every 3 hours. When the game clock strikes 12, 3, 6, or 9, Short John will start the battle.
He also appears on Mechagon Island in search of murloc treasure.
- Arrr, Me Hearties! I be havin' some extra Treasure that I be givin' away at the Gurubashi Arena! All ye need do to collect it is open the chest I leave on the arena floor!
- Ah, hits the spot!