Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel, Big G
Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel
Druz (chief enforcer)
- "I never cover up the things I'm proud of. If the world was gonna split in half tomorrow, I’d buy the Dark Portal, slap a toll booth on it, and charge refugees the last of their pocket change, the rings off their fingers, a bite of their sandwiches, and a contractual obligation to build me a rocket palace in the skies of Nagrand. It’s the goblin way! Supply and demand! Deal with it!"
Jastor Gallywix is the much-maligned Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel, one of the most powerful goblin trade guilds on Kezan. Despite betraying his own people in a petty act of vengeance, he retains his position as Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel in its service to the Horde.
Jastor Gallywix's father, Luzik, was a tinker who lived and worked on Copper Street in Drudgetown on Kezan, and his mother left for a life of piracy. His father regularly tested his inventions - all of which had something to do with explosives (appropriately for goblins) - in the house, which had the potential for causing fatal injuries to both himself and his son. On his tenth birthday, Gallywix had had enough of his father's antics and thought about running away to become a pirate himself. That was before he witnessed a local street gang rough up his father for money, and steal a cookie his father had given him (from a bakery that had been destroyed in the various Trade Wars; as a result, the confection was highly rare). That inspired him to take control of his neighborhood and begin his rise to power on Kezan. First, he booby-trapped the payment to the gang with dynamite, blowing the entire gang sky-high. Then he took over, buying out the street's businesses, among them his father's tinkering business.
Many years later, Gallywix had become president of what became known as the Copper Street Conglomerate, an advisor to the Tinkers' Union, a major figure in the Trade Coalition, and the second wealthiest goblin in the Bilgewater Cartel - second only to Trade Prince Maldy himself. With the aid of the moguls of the Bilgewater and from Tek'zik Riddlevox, Director of the Tinkers' Union, all of whom believed that Maldy had gone soft (he was known to dote over his daughter, Nessa, with whom Gallywix had fallen in love with on first sight), Gallywix initiated a hostile takeover of the Bilgewater Cartel. He bought the loyalty of Maldy's staff, and replaced his security with his own mercenaries; he even owned the land on which Maldy's manor (the site of his own villa many years later) was situated. Though Maldy hoped to re-buy his possessions with the money he gained from trading weapons to the Alliance, Gallywix eliminated that possibility by destroying Maldy's trade fleet. Now in total control, Gallywix exiled Maldy and his daughter from Kezan, and later arranged his (supposedly accidental) death. His assistant, Thissy Steeltack paid some assassins to kill him while swimming in a pool. He fired her.
Gallywix and his current chief enforcer, Druz, were childhood friends. Later in life, Gallywix's own late mother attempted to kill him at least twice; the trade prince had a painting named commissioned to depict her.
While he would turn to fat in later life, in his youth Gallywix was apparently a strong and lucid street fighter.
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More than twenty years later, on the eve of the Shattering, Gallywix is on the verge of losing his position as Trade Prince and views the player - apparently a former protege of Gallywix's - as his rival for the office. When Deathwing causes Mount Kajaro to erupt, his position is greatly enhanced because he holds the only ship out of Kezan. Anyone who wishes to escape the island - including the player - must use his or her life savings to purchase a ticket, later becoming Gallywix’s slave. The ship is en route to Azshara when they are fired upon and sunk by an Alliance vessel in the crossfire of a naval battle with the Horde just off the coast of the Lost Isles. The Trade Prince turns out to have survived the Alliance attack and is one of the first goblins saved by the player on the island. He appears with the other goblin survivors immediately afterwards. Later, after the player rescues former Warchief Thrall, Gallywix arrives and swears vengeance upon the player and the other goblins of his own cartel, using Foreman Dampwick's rocket sling and escapes.
He later enslaves members of the Bilgewater Cartel and uses them as slaves in the Gallywix Labor Mine. At this point he is able to turn the player's friend (and female player's ex-boyfriend) Chip Endale to his side. After Chip's death, Gallywix begins going out with Candy Cane (the male player's ex-girlfriend).
The orc survivors of the naval battle eventually team up with the surviving goblins of the Bilgewater Cartel to confront the traitorous Gallywix in the conclusion of the goblin starting zone. The player and Thrall fight and defeat the Trade Prince, but Gallywix surrenders and promises to reform how he runs the cartel. Thrall allows Gallywix to remain as the Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel, informs him that the cartel will have a new home in Azshara, and offers for them to join the Horde. Gallywix then swears his loyalty to the Horde. Unfortunately Gallywix seems to resume his poor treatment of the player almost immediately, as evidenced by his refusal to talk to the player or grant pay raises during the ride to Orgrimmar.
Joining the Horde
With the Bilgewater goblins now in the trenches with the bigger brutes of the Horde, a significant number of trampling deaths have been reported. Normally unconcerned with such matters, Trade Prince Gallywix was alarmed to learn that Garrosh’s Forsaken accountants refused to pay soldier death benefits if the soldiers never got to the actual battle, and accidental stomps caused by tauren maneuvers made it extremely difficult to calculate how many goblins had made it to the battlefield before they were rendered flat. Gallywix offered a substantial cash reward for an invention that could both lift goblins out of hoof traffic and speed them along at comparable velocities so that goblin soldiers could die in “a calculate-able and reimbursable fashion.” Hundreds of submissions were made. Most exploded upon delivery. In the end, the clear (and relatively undamaged) winner was the sturdy transport trike created by the remarkably aged Jibidiah Gragglefutz.
Following the Bilgewater Cartel's admission into the Horde, Gallywix seems to have engaged in some damage control - mostly for his own public image - and declared that unlike the other goblin cartels, the Bilgewater Cartel will not hamstring itself with neutrality; instead leaping at the chance to join a superpower such as the Horde. He appears to have conveniently left out the fiasco with Thrall.
Gallywix takes up residence in Azshara; quickly having the "Gallywix Pleasure Palace" constructed, complete with a gigantic stone monument depicting his head and a top hat. However, Gallywix himself is currently no-where to be found, and Boss Mida seems to be holding things together in his apparent absence.
Tides of War
When Baine made his way to Grommash Hold, he was greeted by Gallywix in a surprisingly friendly matter, calling him "Friend Baine"., and even asked him about news of Mulgore. He was excited for his first visit to Grommash Hold. Gallywix is present at the Horde leader meeting called by Warchief Garrosh Hellscream, and sees value (unsurprisingly, financial value) in the warchief's plan to remove the Alliance from the continent -- starting with Theramore. Like Lor'themar Theron, Gallywix does not critique Garrosh's decisions; though while the regent lord is subtly specific in his loyalty to the Horde as a whole rather than Garrosh, Gallywix makes no such allusions.
Gallywix rallies the troops before the assault begins, his unlikely presence on the battlefield something Garrosh noted positively. The trade prince makes several comical attempts to embrace the warchief, though a bewildered Garrosh draws the line at patting him on the top hat instead.
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Though he at first not present on Pandaria, he sent an army of goblins in order to accompany Garrosh on his campaign. Jastor remains in contact with the goblins, making clear that orders from Gallywix or his officers overrule the authority of any other Horde official. Gallywix's true (and somewhat low) opinion on Garrosh is also revealed, when he offhandedly mentions that Garrosh is likely to bankrupt himself in the war.
The Blank Scroll
Gallywix later arrived on Pandaria himself with another raid of goblins (aptly dubbed the Plundersquad Initiative), which he set to the task of uncovering powerful artifacts on the continent. His presence was ostensibly to "inspire" the troops, though the trade prince spending most of his time aboard his flagship zeppelin hosting parties and living in comfort (said "uberzeppelin" boasting both rum slides and pudding jacuzzis) had evoked only contempt. Gallywix was accompanied by his childhood friend and top enforcer, Druz.
Some of his own followers came to doubt the merit of this mission, fearful that Gallywix would hand over any weaponry they uncovered to their "lunatic" Warchief. As it happens, Gallywix was after these items as leverage for himself, not trusting them in the hands of anyone else. Inside a lorevault, Druz and Ziya acquired an enigmatic scroll during their encounter with Lorewalker Shuchun, and intended to give it to Gallywix.
However, the two were treated to a vision of the future this would lead to: Gallywix would refuse to use the scroll, electing to hide the weapon instead. Rumours of Gallywix keeping the scroll for himself would ripple through the land, and Garrosh, branding the trade prince a traitor, would invade Azshara and assault Jastor's palace in a swathe of destruction. Gallywix himself would don his spider-tank and protect the scroll by challenging Garrosh directly, though would lose the battle after putting up a surprisingly passionate fight; on the cusp of defeat, he would eject himself from the tank and dive into Garrosh, grabbing the orc's tusks and smashing his forehead into Garrosh's face, like the street fighter Jastor had once been. Still, he would end the fight dead, accidentally killed by his loyal enforcer Druz. In the months following Gallywix's death and Garrosh's acquisition of the Blank Scroll, the world would be plunged into terror and destruction under Hellscream's rule; the races of Azeroth fighting and dying side-by-side, until the Burning Legion itself arrived to finish off a world bereft of its champions.
Having been granted this terrifying vision, Gallywix's subordinates fearfully chose to instead leave the scroll in the hands of the Lorewalkers.
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It would seem that Gallywix and the Bilgewater Cartel were the last members of the Horde to join the Darkspear Rebellion. Though helping Garrosh to excavate the Heart of Y'Shaarj, they joined the rebellion after the Kor'kron refused to live up to their contract and paid them only a fifth of the promised amount. Grizzle Gearslip, who was actually present, quietly insulted Garrosh's lack of loyalty and ran off. Presumably he eventually delivered this information to Gallywix and thus prompted the Bilgewater Cartel's joining the Rebellion.
Siege of Orgrimmar
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Gallywix is present along with the rest of the Horde's leadership (barring Ji Firepaw, who was injured earlier in the siege) at the defeat and arrest of Garrosh. When Thrall names Vol'jin the new Warchief, Gallywix tips his hat and bows in respect.
- I have nothing to say to you, <race>.
- Vol'jin's one tough nut. Stabbed in the neck, still he comes back to collect what's due. I like this guy!
- My people need security and profit. Under Hellscream, we got a whole lot of neither.
Jastor was present during the trial of Garrosh Hellscream. At some point he shouted that the Alliance shouldn't be involved in the trial.
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- What's this I hear about a party? I wasn't invited!
- You're all lazy! Get back to work. Especially you, <name>!
- It's demotions for everyone if the Sharks beat the Buccaneers!
- Is that you, <name>? What are you doing away from headquarters? Get back to work!
- All hail the greatest trade prince on Azeroth... me!
- Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Unpaid overtime is approved for all!
- Drink !
- I'm beginning to regret promoting you, <name>!
- You mooks be on the lookout for any looters. Treat them with extreme prejudice!
- I see great profit possibility on the horizon. All of Bilgewater Port's assets are about to flow to me.
- It doesn't matter that Mount Kajaro has blown. All that matters is that I stay on top!
- You brutes make sure that my number one executive doesn't get anywhere near the villa.
- Ready my yacht! We ride with the tide and only the most wealthy and fit will be welcome to come with us!
- We shall sail for distant Azshara. There, I will forge a new trade empire. One that will crush the Steamwheedle Cartel! And I shall carve my likeness upon that distant land's mountains. All will pay tribute to me!
- Get down in the haul you worthless SLAVES!!!
- Hello there, <name>. So nice of you to rescue me. No hard feelings, right?
- You thought to take my place on Kezan, <name>? You reach too far! I made you what you were... were being the operative word. You're nothing now. Nothing!
- Oh, I think we all know who's really responsible for the mess we're in! Don't worry, I'm going to see to it that <name> gets what he deserves!
- Nobody panic! I'll see to it we get off of this deplorable island. You'll see... I've got it all planned out!
- Never fear, Trade Prince Gallywix is here. We'll be on our way to our new home in Azshara before you know it! Despite the bumbling interference of <name>.
- I can't help but think that if it weren't for the meddling of <name> back on Kezan, we'd all be safe and sound in Azshara by now.
- I've got my eye on you, <name>. Let's just say that only one of us will be leaving this island, and that goblin's name begins with Trade Prince!
- I want you all to listen good... anyone who's not with me can start looking for a new job!
- No worries, everyone. This is just a short pit stop on our way to our new home.
- You think you're such a bigshot, saving everyone and making friends with these orc savages?!
- I'm going to crush you! I'm the Trade Prince! Me! I've got a plan that's going to get me off this island and make me the king of Azshara!
- Mark my words! I'm going to get you, <name>! I'll get you all! Out of my way!
- I SEE THE TRAITOR IS HERE TO RESCUE YOU, WARCHIEF. HOW CONVENIENT. YOU WILL BOTH BOW TO ME OR FALL TOGETHER!
- Gotta trim some fat around here. I'm downsizing the company!
- I'm downsizing the cartel, starting with you!
- The Bilgewater Cartel has grown too large. Time to downsize!
- Here's some of that moolah back that I took from you.
- I like you. Here's a raise!
- I'm so money!
- Here, I need to unload some toxic assets!
- Excuse me while I dispose of these toxic assets all over you!
- I need to move these toxic assets onto a sucker... like you!
- You burned down my headquarters, now I'm going to burn down you!
- You're fired!
- I'm all fired up over finally getting rid of you!
- Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Uncle! Uncle! I give! You guys are too much for me!
- Trade Prince Gallywix yells: I'm beaten. You've shown me the error of my ways. From here on out, I promise to reform the way that the cartel is run!
- Trade Prince Gallywix yells: I'm your goblin, Thrall. What would you have of me?
- Thrall grunts and thinks a moment on what to do with the Trade Prince.
- Thrall yells: For now, you will remain the Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel.
- Thrall yells: I will send a representative from amongst your people to the new warchief, Garrosh Hellscream in Orgrimmar.
- Thrall yells: You will have a new home in Azshara and the Bilgewater Cartel will be part of the Horde!
- Trade Prince Gallywix yells: It will be as you say! Long live the Bilgewater Cartel! For the Horde!
- Who let you in here? Oh, no matter...what do you want?
- Sorry, no more open servant positions...wait...that's not why you're here?
- Unless you're the new groundskeeper, I don't have time to talk to you.
- Behold, the majesty of Gallywix Pleasure Palace...now get out, you're tracking dirt in!
- Stay out of my pool!
- You wanna fight? You got it.
- Killing a Player
- No-one attacks the big G, and lives!
- Eat It!
- "Hey, pal. Trade Prince Gallywix here. You’re holding this book in your hands because you wanna be like me. Who wouldn’t? There ain’t a goblin alive more powerful and dangerous than me. I can give you everything you need to succeed."
- "I never cover up the things I’m proud of. If the world was gonna split in half tomorrow, I’d buy the Dark Portal, slap a toll booth on it, and charge refugees the last of their pocket change, the rings off their fingers, a bite of their sandwiches, and a contractual obligation to build me a rocket palace in the skies of Nagrand. It’s the goblin way! Supply and demand! Deal with it!"
- "Years passed. I’m not gonna give you a detailed receipt of all the businesses I took over, started, sold, or destroyed. I won: that’s all. I won everything I wanted."
- "Cautious is boring. The moguls and financiers of Bilgewater had decided they wanted a younger, more aggressive trade prince in Maldy’s place. Guess who."
- "So. You got an hour to get off Kezan before I ventilate your daughter and drop you headfirst into Mount Kajaro. How’s that for ruthless?"
- "You might be wondering if I have any regrets. Sure, I exiled the love of my life within ten minutes of meeting her and arranged the later, thoroughly accidental death of my never-to-be father-in-law. Everyone I’ve ever known has tried to betray me. I am alone. HA! Right. Oh, no, my limitless wealth and power are all I have! How tragic! Send me sympathy money."
- "You’re never gonna beat me. There’s never been a trap I couldn’t turn to my advantage. Even when that goblin I’m not gonna name tried to get that brute of an orc Thrall to kill me, I still ended up on top."
- "You bought my book, which makes us pals, right? Right. So, in the unlikely event that you live longer than me, there’s only one thing you need to do to take over the goblin race. Win."
- In an early Cataclysm demo, this character was called Trade Prince Maldy. By the start of Cataclysm's closed beta, Maldy had been renamed to Trade Prince Gallywix. There still is a reference to Gallywix's old name, with the item saying that Maldy was the predecessor to Gallywix as Trade Prince of the Bilgewater Cartel.
- He may be related to Grand Foreman Puzik Gallywix of the Venture Company.
- Concept artwork for Gallywix, as well as the Mount Rushmore-style monument of himself carved into the mountain near his palace in Azshara, shows him as a large and overweight goblin with a tophat. This may mean that his current model is a placeholder, or that his original model was cut due to time or development constraints. It is popular speculation that we have not seen Gallywix because they are working on a more detailed model for him.
- The TCG uses artwork based off his ingame model.
- Trade Secrets of a Trade Prince has artwork similar to the original concept.
- His appearance at the end of Mists of Pandaria shows him still with the in-game model, though with a hat added.
- Occasionally, when you click on him, he will say, "Stay out of my Pool" in a manner reminiscent of Carl Brutananadilewski, a character from the television show Aqua Teen Hunger Force who often says this.
- Many of Gallywix's click sayings talk about his Azshara home, even on Kezan, before his palace is even built. In the game files, Gallywix also has voice files for being aggroed, killing players, and his death, but these haven't been implemented into the game as of yet.
- Gallywix refers to himself in the third person as the "Big G." Boss Mida also uses this title, though in reference to another "Big G" - Garrosh Hellscream.
- Despite his status as something of a pariah, Gallywix retains the belief that he is the archetypal goblin, and the ruthless embodiment of what it takes to be a successful trade prince.
- Gallywix's relationship with the player draws parallels to that of Tony Montana and Frank Lopez, in the acclaimed 1983 movie Scarface. While Tony started out as a protege under Lopez, he would quickly develop his own ambitions to take over the aging Lopez's role and (criminal) empire, including his luxury estate, with his own friends and followers. Though, unlike Lopez, Gallywix is not dethroned so easily and even talks his way into retaining his status following his defeat - while Lopez's attempts to coerce Tony into showing mercy ended with his demise.
- Gallywix's pirate mother appears to be deceased. He had a painting drawn to illustrate her, named .
Gallywix leaves his mark, seen from the Rocketway.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.
- The Future of Gallywix - Speculation page about his possible future.
- ^ a b c d e f Gallywix: Trade Secrets of a Trade Prince. Retrieved on 2011-05-24.
- ^ The Blank Scroll, pg 3
- ^ The Blank Scroll, pg 4
- ^ The Blank Scroll, pg 9
- ^ http://www.worldofraids.com/topic/17062-cataclysm-hands-on-goblin-starting-experience
- ^ Goblin Race Page on Battle.net
- ^ http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/faction/bilgewater-cartel
- ^ The Blank Scroll, pg 4
- ^ Bilgewater Cartel Contract
- ^ The Blank Scroll, pg 9
- ^ War Crimes
- ^ Trade Secrets of a Trade Prince
Trade Prince Maldy
Leader of the Bilgewater Cartel