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The Wastewander (or Wastewanders[2] and Wastewander Bandits)[3] are a band of outlaw nomads who wander the deserts of Tanaris and Uldum. They are led by Caliph Scorpidsting.[1]

History

Arrival at Tanaris

The Wastewander Bandits descend from a small band of human pirates who arrived in Kalimdor around year 20, shortly after its discovery by the people of the Eastern Kingdoms. When the Southsea Pirates arrived at Tanaris, they got into competition with the Wastewander, fighting them and stealing the few ships their enemies had, resulting in the Southsea pirates marooning the Wastewander in Tanaris.[2]

World of Warcraft

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Since their defeat against the Southsea Pirates, the Wastewander took to a new life as bandits and started raiding rich goblin settlements and capturing their life-giving water wells. They have taken control over many of the water sources in the desert and were thus despised by the Gadgetzan Water Company. They could be found at the Noonshade Ruins and the Waterspring Field.

Cataclysm

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After the Cataclysm, all of them, along with their leader, moved into the Eastmoon Ruins. Numerous members of the organization were also spotted in the recently uncovered region of Uldum, having gained access when the region's shield was damaged and failed. This group is led by Warlord Ihsenn and are eager to pilfer the treasures of the titans.[2] They can be found at the Sahket Wastes and the Ruins of Ahmtul, and have raided the Seal of the Sun King. Some became Schnottz's Landing Laborers, as evidenced by the Slacking Laborers.

Legion

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During the Legion Invasions, the Wastewander fought against the demons at the Eastmoon Ruins.

Battle for Azeroth

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During the Assault on Uldum, the Wastewander fought against the forces of N'Zoth and the Amathet. Their base of operation was in the courtyard of the Obelisk of the Moon.

Members

Named

Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Human Male.gif Caliph Scorpidsting Killable Leader of the Wastewander
IconSmall Human Male.gif Warlord Ihsenn Killable
Deceased
Warlord
IconSmall Human Male.gif Navid Sandstone Alive Captain
IconSmall Human Male.gif The Ginormus Killable Member
IconSmall Human Male.gif Arik Scorpidsting Alive Member
IconSmall Human Female.gif Zahra Sandstalker Alive Member
IconSmall Human Female.gif Provisioner Qorra Alive Member
IconSmall Human Male.gif Outrider Lashan Alive Member
IconSmall Human Male.gif Laborer Mitchell Alive Member

Unnamed

Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a.

Gadgetzan Water Company

The Wastewander nomads are enemies of the Gadgetzan Water Company for three reasons:[1]

  • Murdering Gadgetzan Water Co. employees
  • Stealing Gadgetzan Water Co. resources
  • Seizing Gadgetzan Water Co. property

Reputation

Killing Caliph Scorpidsting gives 15 reputation with Gadgetzan if doing so grants experience. All Wastewander NPCs in Tanaris have (or had) a chance of dropping a  [Wastewander Water Pouch]. These are once used to be turned in to Spigot Operator Luglunket in stacks of 5 for Gadgetzan reputation and a  [Gadgetzan Water Co. Care Package], which may contain food, water, and/or potions. Wastewander NPCs, as of Cataclysm, no longer drop leatherworking patterns for the Tough Scorpid collection armor pieces.

Gained Rep from normal Wastewander NPCs.

Name Friendly Honored Revered Exalted
Ratchet 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Booty Bay 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Gadgetzan 5 5 0 0
Everlook 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5

In the RPG

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The Wastewander Bandits are a band of outlaws who wander Tanaris. They are led by Caliph Scorpidsting.[4]

There are no easily attainable sources of water anywhere in Tanaris and so the Gadgetzan Waterworks Company build wells across the desert to farm fresh water. Mostly everyone leaves the wells alone, except for the annoying Wastewander Bandits who steal the water for their own use. You have to watch out for them as they will kill you in sight, steal your water, and then — if the rumors are true — they will "distill" your body, draining all the liquid out for their own use.[5]

Trivia

  • According to Ask CDev, most humans in Tanaris have not been there for more than 12 years, and, in the case of Uldum, no more than 4 years.
  • The Ancestral Guardians of Uldum are portrayed as humans in-game, being called "ancestral" and being part of a titan security system, are implied to have been around much longer. However, this may possibly have been a developer oversight. Similar NPCs are Indentured Protectors.
  • Wastewander are led by a caliph, a title originating from Islam. However, there is no lore about the Wastewander's variant of a caliphate.

Speculation

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Before being captured, Enslaved Bandits were likely Wastewander.

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