NeutralSouthsea Freebooters
Main leader Unknown
Secondary leaders  Tony Two-Tusk
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
GoblinGoblin Goblin
Jungle trollJungle troll Jungle troll
DraeneiDraenei Draenei
OgreOgre Ogre
Dark Iron dwarfDark Iron dwarf Dark Iron dwarf
Gnoll Gnoll
Capital Unknown
Base of operations Lost Rigger Cove, Southbreak Shore, Southsea Holdfast, Steamwheedle Port[1]
  Formerly Fray Island
Theater of operations South Seas; Great Sea, Kalimdor; Pandaria; Broken Isles
Language(s) Common
Affiliation Independent
Status Active

The Southsea Freebooters (or Southseas Freebooters and the Southsea Pirates)[2] 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 pirates seem to have a severe dislike towards their Southsea counterparts.[3]


The Maiden's Dagger.

A small Southsea fort with some plunder in the Northern Barrens.

World of Warcraft

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The Southsea 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.

The troll Tazan traded with the Southsea Freebooters.[4]


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.[5]

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 might be encountered during island expeditions.

Exploring Azeroth

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Although the goblins of Tanaris drove the Freebooters back countless times, after the Fourth War the pirates dock atop the crushed home of Steamwheedle Port and continue to raid the goblins. They also still occupy Southsea Holdfast and attack the Horde in Thousand Needles.[1]


Name Status Occupation
IconSmall Troll Male.gif Tony Two-Tusk Alive Admiral; Captain
IconSmall Human Male.gif Baron Longshore Alive Captain
IconSmall Human Male.gif Cap'n Garvey Killable Captain
IconSmall Human Female.gif Alicia Cuthbert Killable Garvey's officer
IconSmall Ogre Male.gif Glomp Deceased Treasurer
IconSmall Troll Male.gif Chef Toofus Killable Chef
IconSmall Human Male.gif Andre Firebeard Killable Member
IconSmall Human Male.gif Captain Dreadbeard Killable Captain
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Kregg Keelhaul Killable Member
IconSmall Human Male.gif "Crowleg" Dan Killable Member
IconSmall Human Male.gif Seadog Fajardo Killable Captain
IconSmall Draenei Female.gif Evil Dolly Killable Captain
IconSmall BloodElf Female.png Lilly Landlubber Killable Captain
IconSmall Human Male.gif Sureshot Johnson Killable
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In the RPG

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The Southsea Freebooters (also known as Southsea Pirates)[6] is a small fleet of mostly goblin pirates that 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.[7] They are led by the human buccaneer Andre Firebeard.[6]

In Tanaris, the Southsea Pirates get their water by raiding, or simply sailing further up the coast to resupply. If it were not for them, the Gadgetzan Waterworks Company could ship in supplies from Steamwheedle Port — but the pirates intercept most shipping these days, so until they are dealt with, things will stay as they are.[6] Steamwheedle Port's inhabitants spend most of their time fishing and fighting off Southsea Pirates.[8]

Volatile Rum is enjoyed by these pirates, who keep the secrets of its creation… well, secret.[9]


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