NeutralAmber Kearnen
Image of Amber Kearnen
Title the Blade
SI:7 Lieutenant,
SI:7, Agent
Gender Female
Race(s) Aranakk (human in life) (Humanoid)
Class Rogue,[1] Hunter[2]
Resource Energy
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Undying Army, House of Eyes
Former affiliation(s) SI:7, Kingdom of Stormwind, Alliance
Former occupation(s) SI:7 Lieutenant,[3] SI:7 Ground Level Operative, R8 (formerly)[1]
Location Various
Status Active Shadowlands

Lieutenant[3] Amber Kearnen was a member of SI:7 and a quest giver in Westfall and Pandaria. According to her journal, pre-Cataclysm, her rank was Ground Level Operative, R8 (R8 most likely standing for Rank 8). Mathias Shaw described her as his best agent and best friend.[5]

After her death, her soul entered the Shadowlands and was sent to Maldraxxus, where she became an aranakk of the House of Eyes known as Kearnen the Blade.


Providing Sniper fire.

World of Warcraft

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Before the Cataclysm, she had a post in Westfall spying on an abandoned Alliance watch tower taken over by the Defias Brotherhood. She was involved in helping rogues sent by Mathias Shaw infiltrate the tower and retrieve the journal of Klaven Mortwake.


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Shortly after the Shattering, she could again be found keeping watch on the same tower, this time taken over by Helix Gearbreaker and a group of suspicious mercenaries.

Mists of Pandaria

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Amber in the Jade Forest.

Amber was a member of an elite squad sent to Pandaria to search for the lost fleet and recover the White Pawn. Shortly after arrival her plane crashed in Jade Forest. She barely survived, rejoining the hunt for the White Pawn without hesitation despite her injuries. She followed the team to the north - to Serpent's Heart, Lair of the Jade Witch and Grookin Hill, where she provided cover fire for Sully. After finding Anduin, Amber accompanied Sully to take the prince into custody, however, Anduin mind controlled Sully and escaped.

Soon after, Alliance SI:7 agents and Jinyu began preparations for a battle against the Horde and the Forest Hozen. Amber and Jinyu were able to retake Slingtail Pits for the Alliance, allowing the pits to be used for combat training purposes.

For a time after the battle at Serpent's Heart, her fate was unknown and suspected to be missing in action. She did not follow her SI:7 colleagues to Kun-Lai Summit, and Admiral Taylor told adventurers "we lost some good people"[6] without mentioning specific names. However, according to a reliable source,[7] rumours of her demise have turned out to be greatly exaggerated.


After the landing of Alliance forces on Krasarang Wilds and the construction of Lion's Landing, she can be found in the base directing the war effort for Sky Admiral Rogers and also helping defend Lion's Landing against the Horde.


Amber and Sully discovered in Dun Morogh that Zandalari trolls threatened Ironforge.

Before committing regular forces to the assault on Durotar, King Varian has sent SI:7 agents Amber Kearnen and Sully McLeary outside of Orgrimmar to scout out a naval landing site, learn the enemy’s weaknesses, and give Alliance landing forces any advantage they can find. After discovering a Horde civil war, and rescuing a captured troll named Zen'tabra, an Alliance champion was sent as an envoy and established an alliance with the Darkspear Rebellion. With a little deft political maneuvering, the Alliance champion was able to secure a potential Alliance beach landing and ensured that trolls and orcs kill one another up and down Durotar.

Siege of Orgrimmar

Amber, Taylor, Varian, Jaina, and Troteman in Kor'kron Barracks.

Amber and her comrades battled the Kor'kron soldiers in the Underhold during the Siege of Orgrimmar. She was also seen in Celestial Tournament on the Timeless Isle along with her comrades.

Warlords of Draenor

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Amber can be found within the perimeters of the Alliance garrison standing with Bodrick Grey.

Once the invasion of Tanaan Jungle began, she can be seen in Malo's Lookout scouting the areas.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Amber found dead in the Dalaran sewers.

Amber is found dead, with the knife still embedded in her back, in the sewers of Dalaran, clutching a  [SI:7 Missive]. The Uncrowned attempted to handle the situation before SI:7 found out about it and links them to the murder. Lord Jorach Ravenholdt, believing that SI:7 has been acting oddly lately, uses Amber's death as a motivator to have the Uncrowned scout them out.[4][8] The Uncrowned discovered that Amber's death was ordered by Master Mathias Shaw himself.[9] The Uncrowned later learned that it was actually Detheroc disguised as Shaw who ordered Kearnen's death, and the letter she held revealed that Shaw had been kidnapped and impersonated by the dreadlord.[3]

Though she would not live to see it, Amber's missive allowed the Uncrowned to rescue Shaw and return him to his rightful place in Stormwind.[10]


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.

After her death, Amber's soul was sent to Maldraxxus, where she was transformed into an aranakk known as Kearnen the Blade and served under the House of Eyes. She survived her house's destruction and can be found at the High Stand south of its ruins.[53.3, 23.9] When the Shadowblade encountered her, they informed her that her message to the Uncrowned successfully got through. Kearnen thanked them and remarked that it was good to know her last efforts weren't in vain.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Westfall 22 1,124
Jade Forest 85 158,079
Krasarang Wilds 90 393,941
Siege of Orgrimmar (instance) 91 81,506,400
Lunarfall 92 22,939
N Rogue [10-45] A Body of Evidence 100 - 103 2,005,585
Maldraxxus 60 35,373


  • Ability poisonsting.png  Debilitating Poison — The caster flies at an enemy and applies a application of $spellname 326092, inflicting 4 Nature damage every 2 sec and decreasing their movement speed by 20% for 12 sec.
  • Ability monk palmstrike.png  Debilitating Strike — Strikes an enemy, stunning them for 5 sec.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.
The Jade Forest
Lions' Landing
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Prior to Cataclysm.


  • Be sure to read over the notes in my journal, <name>. You will find them to be invaluable in overcoming the tower's defenses.


  • Hello.
  • What's your report, agent?
  • Aim true.
  • Yes, agent?
  • Reporting for duty.


Siege of Orgrimmar

This is definitely more exciting than my usual intelligence gathering operations. Now hurry and take care of Garrosh, I don't want this to be my last mission for SI:7.

Maldraxxus - to non-rogues
The margrave may be gone, but that doesn't mean our efforts have stopped. We'll have our vengeance in due course.
Maldraxxus - to rogues who have completed the order hall campaign
The margrave may be gone, but that doesn't mean our efforts have stopped. We'll have our vengeance in due course.
Wait--you... you're from Azeroth. Tell me, did my message get to the Uncrowned?
Gossip Yes, I delivered it.
Thank you... it's good to know my last efforts weren't in vain.

Notes and trivia

Patch changes


External links

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