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Steamwheedle Cartel
Steamwheedle Cartel banner.jpg
首脑 IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Trade Prince Steamwheedle (presumed)

IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Marin Noggenfogger
IconSmall Gazlowe.gif Gazlowe
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Baron Revilgaz
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif The Great Pisani

IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Trade Baron Silversnap
种族构成 地精男性地精女性地精
主城 Gadgetzan
其他重要据点 Ratchet, Booty Bay, Everlook, Mudsprocket, Bogpaddle, Fuselight, Fuselight-by-the-Sea, Pinchwhistle Gearworks
势力范围 Azeroth, Draenor
主要语言 Goblin
其他语言 Common, Orcish
所属阵营 Trade Coalition
  前 Orcish Horde

热砂财阀Steamwheedle Cartel is one of the largest and most successful of the goblin cartels in Undermine. It is a neutral organization that controls several cities and towns around the world, and has allied themselves with a number of other groups such as the Blackwater Raiders in Booty Bay. The Steamwheedle Cartel has made a great deal of profit from maintaining neutrality in the conflict between the Horde and the Alliance. Their services are always available to the highest bidder, employing anyone regardless of their affiliation if they can produce results.

It's capital is Gadgetzan.[1][2]

World of Warcraft

WoW Icon 16x16.png 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界


The Cartel tasked Security Chief Bilgewhizzle‎ with teaching the Southsea pirates in Tanaris a lesson.[3]


Cataclysm 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:大地的裂变

Despite the Bilgewater Cartel - the new playable Goblin race in Cataclysm - joining the Horde, the Steamwheedle Cartel maintained its neutrality.[4]

According to a quick line in the Bilgewater Cartel reputation bar, the Bilgewater cartel now has the title of most powerful cartel on Kezan (though its not known how exactly literally this should be taken).

They have a footbomb team called the Steamwheedle Sharks.[5] They later leave their cartel to join Gallywix.

Playable Goblin Death Knights appear to originally be part of the Steamwheedle Cartel, as evidenced by Gally Lumpstain in A Special Surprise, although they later join the Bilgewater Cartel. They may have just helped Gally join the Steamwheedles, and stayed as Bilgewaters themselves.

The Cartel expanded as they have established new towns such as Fuselight in Badlands, Bogpaddle in the Swamp of Sorrows and an unnamed goblin resort in The Steam Pools.

Warlords of Draenor

WoD 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:德拉诺之王

Ever looking for new ways to make profit, the Steamwheedle Cartel have traveled back to the alternate Draenor thirty-five years in the past. They make their base at the Ring of Trials and surrounding parts of Nagrand, with their main problems being the local saberon.

A new group within the Cartel known as the Steamwheedle Preservation Society focuses on archaeology and wishes to bring valuable artifacts and antiquities back from Draenor to Azeroth to sell to the highest bidder. One member of the Society, Bing Zapcrackle, can be found at Warspear on the island of Ashran, where he is arguing with members of the Reliquary over the price of artifacts the Horde wishes to purchase.

In the Spires of Arak the goblins have built two towns: Pinchwhistle Gearworks and Pinchwhistle Point. When Pinchwhistle Point is overwhelmed by invading fungus and its citizens zombified by fungal spores, the goblins of Pinchwhistle Gearworks ask for aid from the Alliance and Horde to save their brethren.

Places under their control

Towns run by the Steamwheedle Cartel

Name Zone Directions Status
Bogpaddle Swamp of Sorrows Northeast of 联盟Marshtide Watch Active
Booty Bay Cape of Stranglethorn South of 部落Hardwrench Hideaway Active
Edj The RPG Icon 16x36.png Isle of Kezan Kezan Unknown
Everlook Winterspring Central Active
Fuselight Badlands West of Fuselight-by-the-Sea Active
Fuselight-by-the-Sea Badlands East of Fuselight Active
Gadgetzan Tanaris West of Steamwheedle Port Active
Mudsprocket Dustwallow Marsh Southwest of 联盟Theramore Isle Active
Ring of Trials Nagrand Northeast of Telaar Active
Pinchwhistle Gearworks Spires of Arak Southeast of 联盟Southport Active
Pinchwhistle Point Spires of Arak South of Pinchwhistle Gearworks Destroyed
Ratchet Northern Barrens Southeast of the 部落Crossroads Active
Steamwheedle Port Tanaris East of Gadgetzan Destroyed

They also control Smokywood Pastures.[6]

Possible towns

Questionmark-medium.png 以下为理论推测和演绎,不能被当做官方说明。
Name Zone Directions Status
Area 52 Netherstorm West of Cosmowrench Active
Cosmowrench Netherstorm East of Area 52 Active
K3 The Storm Peaks Southeast of 联盟Frosthold Active


The Steamwheedle Cartel also runs the Arena PvP System with the battlemasters all being goblins and the Arena Rewards vendors being located in Gadgetzan, Area 52 aswell as in neutral cities.

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽争霸角色扮演游戏,这些设定可能是非官方设定.

During the Second War, a Horde ambassador met with a single trade prince and convinced him and his subordinates to join the Horde (while the rest of the goblin race stayed neutral).[7] This may have been Trade Prince Steamwheedle. Some Horde members have tried to improve relations with the Steamwheedle Cartel. Perhaps with enough persuasion, the goblins could be convinced to rejoin the Horde for the first time since the Second War.[8] This is unlikely to happen however, as the trade prince realized his mistake and left the Horde, and the goblin race remembers the mistake and remains neutral to this day.[9]


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Relationship with the Venture Company

The RPG Icon 16x36.png 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽争霸角色扮演游戏,这些设定可能是非官方设定.

The Steamwheedle Cartel runs Ratchet. The Venture Company has also been said to run Ratchet.[10][11][12] The Venture Trading Company may be the cartel's parent company. If so, some fans speculate that the Steemwheedle Cartel has some members with internal conflicts of interest. Members of the Cartel sometimes give quests that go against some Venture Company's operations, and also are not as hostile as their parent company. However in the RPG the Venture Co. is not as hostile as it is portrayed in the game, and is an independent group that has its hands in almost everything including a sizeable ownership of Ratchet, and Undermine. However, even in the RPG, it also has branches in various locations that are hostile to other groups (or rather other groups are hostile to it), usually in Horde lands. It is also quite possible that the Venture Company's ownership was a note from an early draft of WoW.


It was likely named after Trade Prince Steamwheedle (who may be the Goblin Tinker Ratso Steamwheedle, a neutral hero in Warcraft III).


It is interesting that both Trade Baron Silversnap and Marin Noggenfogger, rulers of Bogpaddle and Gadgetzan respectively, make a point to address the neutrality of the Steamwheedle Cartel. It is possible that this reinsurance of their neutrality could be due to the Bilgewater Cartel joining the Horde and that members of the Steamwheddle could be worried that their customers may incorrectly believe that all Goblins work on the same side.

See also

Mobs that affect reputation


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