The Shadowlands are the lands beyond the mortal realm of Azeroth, where the souls of the dead travel to upon passing. The Arbiter, a being of great power, once guided these souls to one of many different afterlives. Now, all souls are being sent to the Maw, a place of eternal torment. The denizens of the Shadowlands, from the peaceful Kyrians of Bastion and the Night Fae of Ardenweald to the cunning Venthyr of Revendreth and warlike Necrolords of Maldraxxus, must now come together to stem the flow of souls.
Valinor, the Light of Eons Built by the Kyrians as a means of testing their most hardened warriors, Valinor is a centurion of great power. Taken by the forsworn and infected with the seeds of doubt, Valinor now sees all foes as challengers.
Mortanis One of the most studied necromancers of the House of Rituals, Mortanis has been working tirelessly on a means of transforming himself into a more powerful form. Now, he is only a few moments from succeeding.
Oranomonos the Everbranching Once the eldest guardian of Tirna Scithe, Oranomonos has wilted alongside the great tree. With very little anima left, she can no longer discern friend from foe, as the gorm gorge themselves on her decaying form.
Nurgash Muckformed Formed from the sludgy mass of many dripping dredgers, and empowered with dark magics by Denathrius' most elite sorcerers, Nurgash is not the most intelligent minion, but his fists can crush castles.
Sire Denathrius revealed his plot to send anima into the maw and crushed the rebels that opposed him. Now, Prince Renethaul gathers his few remaining allies for a desperate mission to infiltrate Castle Nathria and remove Sire Denathrius from power once and for all.
Shriekwing Tasked with guarding the great hall of Sire Denathrius, the blind Shriekwing locates her prey with sound and smell. The last sound heard by trespassers in Castle Nathria's halls is the monster's shriek as she descends on her prey.
Huntsman Altimor Sire Denathrius seldom engages in the hunts himself, but Altimor makes certain the master has the finest beasts should he ever choose to indulge. Margore, Barghast, and Hecutis has been trained longer than most beasts have existed, and each is ready to deliver the Huntsman's wrath to any in his domain.
Sun King's Salvation Among the more sinister crimes of Castle Nathria, souls are being tortured not to redeem theirs sins, but to amplify them. The prideful Prince Kael'thas has been burdened with the sins of others, and his pain and hatred are channeled to make him a powerful weapon. This has imperiled his soul like no other and it must be saved if only to keep it from being used against the Shadowlands.
Artificer Xy'mox Not everyone in Castle Nathria is loyal to Sire Denathrius. Some simply saw an opportunity and exploited it to their own ends. Artificer Xy'mox has worked with Denathrius but is mostly concerned with getting the better end of the deal, which may require the end of Nathria's invaders.
Hungering Destroyer The devourers are drawn to consume anima wherever they can find it. With the drought decimating the Shadowlands it is no surprise that the hungriest, and most dangerous of the devourers would find the largest store of anima, in the depths of Castle Nathria.
Lady Inerva Darkvein Anima fuels the Shadowlands, and Lady Inerva Darkvein seeks to unlock its mysterious. Under Denathrius's guidance she has learned dangerous secrets to turn against any of his enemies. She will strip anima from any of Nathria's invaders and use it to shape a dark new future.
The Council of Blood The Council of Blood preside over courtly functions in Revendreth. Castellan Niklaus is a strict military commander, with an invincible will and impentrable armor. Lord Stavros, a foppish dandy, leads the court in dance, but is also deadly with his blades. Baroness Frieda wields powerful Anima magics, and commands the Dredger wait staff... and the respect of the entire court.
Sludgefist Sludgefist was born in the muddy foundation beneath Castle Nathria, and now wanders the halls as he awaits orders from Sire Denathrius. His massive footsteps reverberate throughout the castle, announcing his arrival from several rooms away.
Stone Legion Generals The ancient Stoneborn generals, Kaal and Grashaal, have hounded the Prince Renathal's rebellion at every turn. Once they were General Draven's apprentice and mentor, now their strength, strategy and soldiers have been unleashed against him and any who would defy the Sire's will.
Sire Denathrius Behind the scenes, Sire Denathrius has long been preparing the ultimate betrayal against the Shadowlands. He has been hording anima to feed the might of the Jailor, and only needs a bit of time to bring his plans to fruition. With his bloodthirsty living-blade Remornia, and the most loyal of his admirers, he will shred any who stand against him and cast their remains into the terror of the Maw.
The Tarragrue The Tarragrue crushes intruders before dissolving once more into the mists of Torghast.
The Eye of the Jailer Long ago, Odyn traded his eye to Mueh'zala to glimpse into the Shadowlands, and long since the Jailer has twisted that eye to his own ends, to maintain sight on his sadistic domain of torment.
Soulrender Dormazain Soulrender Dormazain serves the Painsmith, tasked to extract potent Anima stores from hellaciously brutish captives of Torghast to serve as fuel for the Jailer's armies. Step inside the Vessel of Torment with Dormazain as he goes to work on Garrosh Hellscream, former Warchief of the True Iron Horde.
Painsmith Raznal Painsmith Raznal is a sadistic mastermind who has spent eons designing and perfecting the deadly machines and traps found in Torghast. The screams of his victims can be heard from deep within the Torment Chambers.
Fatescribe Roh-Kalo Once a fatescribe entrusted with Korthia's countless secrets, the Mawsworn seized Roh-Kalo and bound him to the Jailer's will. With Torghast's power at his disposal, Roh-Kalo seeks to author a new fate for the Shadowlands.
Kel'Thuzad The nefarious Kel'Thuzad awaits at the end of the soul stream where the lich is able to draw power from an unlimited well. All his schemes and machinations have led to this final confrontation, where he has plotted your ultimate demise.