Jocas Irongear was a goblin engineer, who left Theramore aboard his zeppelin with his companions the night elf warden, Blackhawk, and the tauren spiritwalker, Ashar Ghosthoof. A mysterious merchant hired them to transport a cargo of spices out of Ratchet. Blackhawk discovered the crates contained smuggled carrion beetles. The merchant sensing he was caught, removed his hood and revealed his true identity of a troll witch doctor. He then attacked the crew, but was slain by the warden. The zeppelin was damaged during the fight, and Jocas attempted to fix it before it crashed.