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Capital of the Steamwheedle Cartel and home to goblinhood's finest engineers, alchemists and merchants.

Gadgetzan is the faction of the city Gadgetzan, which is home to goblinhood's finest engineers, alchemists and merchants and is the only spot of civilization in the entire desert. Rising out of the northern Tanaris desert like an oasis, Gadgetzan is the headquarters of the Steamwheedle Cartel, the largest of the Goblin Cartels. The Goblins believe in profit above loyalty, thus Gadgetzan is considered neutral territory in the Horde/Alliance conflict.


Although the goblins' neutrality is almost universally acknowledged, there are still those who seek to sow chaos and anarchy. For Gadgetzan, this comes in the form of the Wastewander bandits, a gang of miscreants who have occupied the Waterspring Field and Noonshade Ruins of northeast Tanaris. Few goblins care about ancient ruins (unless they have treasure) – for all they care, the bandits can have the old blocks of stone.

However, the Waterspring Field is vital to the goblins' survival in the desert, providing them with the liquid gold of the desert. Water towers out in the field were constructed under the blazing heat of the desert sun by the backbreaking work of their slaves, and by Az, the goblins aren't going to give up their hard earned towers that easily. However, the Bruisers need to stay in town to keep the gnomes' collective Napoleonic-complex from getting out of hand and to stop the seemingly endless dueling among the various visitors from disrupting business. Therefore, it falls to brave mercenaries from all corners of the world to help the goblins in their time of utmost need.


Killing the Southsea and Wastewander monsters will increase your reputation with the Steamwheedle Cartel. Having a friendly or higher reputation will make the guards help you in case of initiated violence against you. Having an exalted reputation means that the guards will never attack you even if you initiate attacks on the opposite faction.

Most of the quests associated with the Gadgetzan faction are located in Tanaris.