Fogsail Freebooters

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HordeFogsail Freebooters
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Main leader  Captain Owings
  Formerly  Captain Rhenik †
Secondary leaders  First Mate Malone
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
Character classes Cannoneer, Pirate
Base of operations Plunder Harbor
Theater of operations Kul Tiras, Great Sea
Affiliation Independent, Horde (allied)
Status Active

The Fogsail Freebooters are a pirate group found in Kul Tiras. They allow the Horde to use their base of Plunder Harbor as a foothold on the island, after the Horde helped Owings pull a mutiny on the previous captain Rhenik for wanting to sell the crew out to the Ashvane Trading Company.[1]


By the time of the Fourth War, Captain Rhenik, convinced that riches were in store, sought to sell the services of the Fogsail Freebooters to the Ashvane Trading Company. This, in turn, created a schism within the Fogsail Freebooters with those agreeing with their captain and those who sought their freedom above all else. During this time, First Mate Owings came into contact with Shadow Hunter Ty'jin who sought to establish a Horde outpost within Tiragarde Sound.[2] The pair entered into an agreement with each other, Owings would allow the Horde use of Plunder Harbor on the condition that they aided her overthrowing Rhenik.

After tensions among the pirates were stroked,[3] the Fogsail Freebooters descended into a civil war. Amidst the fighting, Quartermaster Killian sided with Owings, Boatswain Taryn with Rhenik, and Navigator Swink's sheer refusal to work with the Horde caused him to attack the Speaker of the Horde.[4] With the aid of the Honorbound, Owings's forces prevailed and Captain Rhenik was killed. With his death Owings emerged as the new leader of the Fogsail Freebooters and opened Plunder Harbor up for Horde usage.[5]

As part of a gambit to claim the Abyssal Scepter, Nathanos Blightcaller sent word to Katherine Proudmoore that the Horde was in possession of her son's corpse which was located at Plunder Harbor. The Kul Tirans subsequently attacked the harbor causing the Fogsail Freebooters to fight to defend their home and freedom. After the Abyssal Scepter was acquired by the Speaker of the Horde and Thomas Zelling, the Scepter was used against the Kul Tiran forces which ended the siege of Plunder Harbor and ensured the continued freedom of the Fogsail Freebooters.

During the Faction Assault on Tiragarde Sound, the Fogsail Freebooters aided their Horde allies in striking against the Alliance.