Admiral Taidha Covington

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After you meet Grenth, be sure to tell him the Hydra Queen sent you!

Admiral Taidha Covington

Admiral Taidha Covington, also known as the Hydra Queen, is the infamous leader of the Covington Pirates and can be found on Laughing Gull Island. She leads a pirate alliance consisting of various crews which oppose the Captain's Council and the Lionguard. Killing her is the final step of the area's meta event, The Campaign Against Taidha Covington. The Hydra Queen shows reverence towards Grenth, the God of Death, invoking his name when in combat.


Admiral Taidha Covington of the Covington Pirates was once a member of the Captain's Council of Lion's Arch but eventually left due to disagreements.[1] She captured the Capricorn, a magical ship, from Captain Peter the Lost but could not figure out how to tell the ship to weigh anchor. She had to abandon the ship as a result, leaving the Capricorn to sail the seas as an elusive ghost ship.[2]

Taidha fortified her base on Laughing Gull Island atop the ruins of Port Noble and persuaded or forced several pirate crews to work for her, becoming a noteworthy rival to the ships sailing under the flags of the Captain's Council. Her pirate alliance began harassing locals in Bloodtide Coast and beyond, leading to a war between her crews and the Lionguard.

The Hydra Queen's reign of terror was contested in 1325 AE when the Order of Whispers began a campaign to eliminate her and replace her with one of her bribed allies, Captain Penzan.[3][4] While Whispers agents hampered the crews of the pirate alliance in the region, the Lionguard and various adventurers besieged Covington Keep from land and sea and broke through the keep's sturdy gate. Ever defiant, Taidha confronted the assaulters and fought them head on before she was forced to retreat deeper into the base, proving herself to be a skilled combatant throughout the assault.

The Hydra Queen ultimately lost her life atop her keep, and her last words invoked Grenth, the God of Death, with the desire to meet him in the Underworld. Following Taidha's demise, the keep was overrun by Risen until these dragon minions were pushed back as well, and the Lionguard established a foothold on the island.[5]



Event involvement[edit]

Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Kill Admiral Taidha Covington (50)

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Weakens
  • Bleeds
  • Drops Turrets

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Stolen skills


Name Type Rarity Quantity
Embroidered Coin Purse.png Embroidered Coin Purse Container Exotic 1
Coarse Leather Strap.png Coarse Leather Strap Trophy, Salvage item Basic 1
Loot Sack.png Sack of Booty Container Basic 1

Related achievements[edit]


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Associated items