Southsea Freebooters

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Theater of operations


The Southsea Freebooters, (or simply the Southsea Pirates)[1] are a group of pirates. Prior to the Cataclysm, they could be found along the coast of the Barrens and Tanaris, and have even recently appeared in the flooded Thousand Needles. Their connection with the Northsea Freebooters is unclear, but the Northsea Freebooters seem to have a severe dislike towards their Southsea counterparts.[2]

The Southsea Freebooters have several bases located along the southeastern coasts of Kalimdor.


World of Warcraft

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The Freebooters were based on the Merchant Coast from where they were causing problems to the goblins of Ratchet. Gazlowe, in turn, sent the adventurers of the Horde and Alliance to fight them.

The Steamwheedle Cartel tasked Security Chief Bilgewhizzle‎ with teaching the pirates in Tanaris a lesson.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Over on the goblin paradise of Kezan, these pirates have invaded adventurer's parties with the local citizens. They were also present in the Slave Pits on the Lost Isles seemingly allied with the traitor Trade Prince Gallywix.

The Southsea Freebooters have left the Northern Barrens beach and have moved to Fray Island. The Southsea Freebooters have also set up camp around the areas with no flooding in the Thousand Needles.

Tides of War

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After the Fall of Theramore, Jaina Proudmoore traveled to Fray Island and killed all the Southsea Freebooters, marching through their encampments and scouring the buildings clean so that she would have no distractions of using it as a base from which she would unleash her massive tidal wave upon Orgrimmar.[3]

Timeless Isle

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Some members were spotted on the newly found Timeless Isle.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

A ship commanded by Captain Blindside and his crew arrived at Oceanus Cove in Azsuna.

Battle for Azeroth

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They are encountered during island expeditions.

Southsea Freebooter assets

A small fort with some plunder. [62, 45]


Notable members

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Unnamed pirates

Lost Isles
Northern Barrens
Thousand Needles



In the RPG

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This small fleet of goblin pirates has no landward home - at least none that the authorities have found - but it is a common sight along the coast of the Barrens and in the free port of Ratchet. These scoundrels are just one of a number of pirates who roam the trade routes from Darkshore to Theramore in search of fortune and plunder.[4]


  1. ^ Chef Toofus
  2. ^ N [71] "Crowleg" Dan
  3. ^ Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, pg. 277
  4. ^ Arthaus. Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, 192. ISBN 9781588460714.