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NeutralTrade Prince Donais
Image of Trade Prince Donais
Gender Male
Race Goblin (Humanoid)
Level ?? Elite
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Bilgewater Cartel (in-game),
Independent (lore)[1]
Location Gallywix Pleasure Palace, Azshara[21, 60.4]VZ-AzsharaBlip
Status Deceased[2]

Trade Prince Donais was a goblin trade prince found at Gallywix Pleasure Palace in Azshara. It has never been clear exactly what cartel he ran, but he appeared to be working with Jastor Gallywix and the Bilgewater Cartel in some capacity.[1] Donais was the poster child of goblin enterprise. While his cartel adheres to strict neutrality policies in order to maximize profitability, this goblin wasn't above associating with anyone who could increase the volume of gold resting in his personal coffers.[3] He was very rude and condescending to those below his status and sat on a pile of gold while wearing a tuxedo.

Donais (and his gold pile) abruptly disappeared from the Pleasure Palace at some point. According to the nearby bartender Zanagan Mixmaster, he passed away in an incredible way and his funeral was "crazy". Zanagan describes Donais as a "loudmouth" and also suggests that he wasn't a real trade prince.[2] Donais used his massive wealth to fund his funeral and personally picked out the musicians and refreshments that would be present. His coffin was ferried to the burial site by dancing pallbearers. Laborers had some difficulty obtaining the mountain of gold he had saved for his burial trove, which was intentionally bigger than the capacity of his coffin. His final wish was to ensure that there were a specific number of friends and family present to lower him into the grave.[4]

After his death, Donais' soul was sent to Revendreth. He at one point spoke with the broker Ta'lora and told him ("at exhausting length") about his accomplishments in life (mainly his wealth) and about goblin funeral practices.[4]


  • Inv misc coin 01 Coin Toss — Throws a money bag at an enemy, inflicting Physical damage.
  • Spell shadow shadowpact Discombobulator Ray — Transforms the target into a Leper Gnome, reducing its melee damage and spell power by 40% and its movement rate by 20% for 20 sec.
  • Inv gizmo rocketlauncher Rocket Barrage — Launches your belt rockets at an enemy, dealing 956 fire damage.


Why are you talking to me? You don't make nearly as much money as me.
Go mingle with your own kind, pal.
  • Good for you. Good for all of you to go on living lives knowing you can never have the wealth that I do. I'm proud of you for sticking it out.
  • Sometimes... sometimes it hurts to have so much money. It's just so lonely. Just me and all my gold.
  • Attention. Attention, everyone. I would like to offer my sincerest apologies that I am so much richer than all of you. I truly hope you find a way to continue on.
  • I am so... darn... beautiful. Looks at these guns. Look at this gold. Look at these girls. Who wouldn't want to be me?

Notes and trivia[]

  • Donais was really into perfume.[5]
  • Trade Prince Donais did not have any voice set whatsoever when clicked. This was likely because work on the Pleasure Palace had never been fully completed during Cataclysm's development cycle.[6]
  • His name may be a reference to one or both of the two Blizzard employees and brothers Mike Donais and Jeff Donais.

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  1. ^ a b World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide, pg. 152
  2. ^ a b Zanagan Mixmaster#Quotes
  3. ^ Ask CDev Answers - Round 4
  4. ^ a b World of Warcraft: Grimoire of the Shadowlands and Beyond, pg. 14
  5. ^ Trade Secrets of a Trade Prince, pg. 2
  6. ^ Dave Maldonado on Twitter: "I was going to make the golf course playable (w/ exploding balls of course) but we ran out of time. T_T Would be fun to go back!"

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