Blackhawk was a night elf warden, who left Theramore with her companions the goblin engineer, Jocas Irongear, and the spiritwalker, Ashar Ghosthoof, aboard Jocas' zeppelin. A mysterious merchant hired them to transport a cargo of spices out of Ratchet. Blackhawk discovered the crates contained smuggled carrion beetles. The merchant sensing he was caught, removed his hood and revealed his true identity of a troll witch doctor. He then attacked the crew, but was slain by the warden. The zeppelin was damaged during the fight, and Jocas attempted to fix it before it crashed.