Ratchet is a violent town in the Barrens, welcoming to some who like bar brawls and goblin technology, unwelcoming to those who prefer peace and quiet. The town is at war with the Bloodsail Buccaneers who ruthlessly raid occasionally. Several Bloodsail sympathisers have been seen in the town.
Karyrth Thunderstone once lived there for a period after the Moonglade chaos. He no longer lives here.
Several pirate guilds have passed through here before but very few have a permanent base.