NeutralCatelyn Runeweaver
Image of Catelyn Runeweaver
Title <Blackwater Raiders>
Gender Female
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 10-30
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Booty Bay, Blackwater Raiders
Former affiliation(s) Dalaran
Occupation Blackwater Raider captain of the Neptulon's Bride
Location Salty Sailor Tavern, Booty Bay, Cape of Stranglethorn[41.3, 74.1]
Status Alive
Relative(s) Ansirem (father)
Duncan (former lover)

Catelyn Runeweaver,[1] also known as Catelyn the Blade, is a human quest giver located in the Salty Sailor Tavern in Booty Bay in the Cape of Stranglethorn. She is described as a young woman in her thirties, and is also the best knife fighter in Booty Bay.[2]

She is the daughter of Archmage Ansirem Runeweaver, a member of the Council of Six. Tired of a "boring life, reading over musty books and associating with grey-haired, stiff-backed, stuffy mages," she decided to join the Blackwater Raiders as a pirate. She eventually became the captain of the raider ship Neptulon's Bride. She was previously in a relationship with "Pretty Boy" Duncan, but ended it after discovering he was with the Bloodsails. He stole her knife as revenge, and she offers a quest to get it back.

Quest for Pandaria

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Catelyn had a debt to the Steamwheedle Cartel and stole the Pearl of Pandaria from Li Li in order to use it to pay the debt. Later, Chen and Li Li fought her crew to get the Pearl back. Catelyn herself attacked Li Li, but the little pandaren disarmed her. Meanwhile, Bloodsail Buccaneers attacked Booty Bay and Catelyn ordered her crew to leave the harbor. After leaving Booty Bay, the Neptulon's Bride was ambushed by Bloodsail ships, commanded by draenei Captain Koslov. Chen, Li Li, and Catelyn fought side by side against pirates but were outnumbered. Captain Koslov offered Catelyn death, or joining him, which she refused. Koslov ordered pirates to kill remaining Raiders, but suddenly water around all four ships froze and four mages in violet robes appeared on the ship. One of them was her father Ansirem, and Archmage Modera. They defeated the pirates and then melted the ice. Ansirem gave his daughter an enchanted gem in order to pay her debt. After that, he teleported away.

Catelyn returned back to Booty Bay and gave the Pearl of Pandaria to Li Li, saying she no longer needed it to pay the debt. She offered them free of charge travel to Gadgetzan and the pandaren agreed. When they arrived to Tanaris, Li Li allowed Catelyn to hold the pearl and receive its vision. She saw herself commanding her own ship instead of Blackwater Raiders' or the Steamwheedle Cartel's.


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  1. ^ Quest for Pandaria Part 2, pg. 7
  2. ^ Quest for Pandaria Part 2, pg. 5

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