|Secondary leaders||Council of Shadows|
Blood elf |
|Base of operations||Hall of Shadows|
|Theater of operations||Dalaran, Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Broken Isles, Argus|
|Affiliation||Armies of Legionfall, Independent|
The Uncrowned is a secret organization of rogues led by the Shadows, their leaders, who form the Council of Shadows. The Uncrowned fight the Burning Legion alongside the other class orders during the demons' third invasion, and their order hall is the secret Hall of Shadows located in the sewers of Dalaran. Ranks of the Uncrowned include members of Ravenholdt, SI:7, Shattered Hand, Defias Brotherhood, Steamwheedle Cartel, Shado-Pan, Bloodsail Buccaneers, Hidden Circle, Gnomeregan Covert Ops, and Royal Apothecary Society.
The Uncrowned is an organization that works behind the scenes, and which already existed before the events of the third invasion of the Burning Legion, the organization is described by Lord Jorach Ravenholdt as "the slayers of kings, the downfall of empires, the unseen blades that write the true history of this world."
- Main article: Rogue Campaign
Following the Battle for Broken Shore, Jorach Ravenholdt came into contact with a rogue hero by sending a messenger carrying a sealed letter, inviting them to join him alone and in complete discretion in the Hall of Shadows through his contact "Red" Jack Findle in the Glorious Goods of Dalaran. In the Chamber of Shadows, the rogue hero met the Council of Shadows who invited them to take their seat as the final Shadow, and help them lead the Uncrowned.
After the presentation of the secret organization, their methods, and their goals, the now complete Council of Shadows organized itself to obtain the legendary artifacts that are The Kingslayers: and , The Dreadblades: and , and the Fangs of the Devourer: and , to equip their champion who operate outside and vanquishes their foes.
The Shadow Council celebrated their success over glasses of wine after successfully securing all of the artifacts, but they were poisoned by Vanessa VanCleef, Kingpin of the Defias Brotherhood, who had survived in the Deadmines through the use of neurotoxin against its opponents. But she was defeated by the Last Shadow, and had no other choice but to serve the latter or be executed the Uncrowned.
During the Burning Legion's third invasion, the Uncrowned began to mobilize their agents on the Broken Isles.  Subsequently they organize the recruitment and training of new agents, with among the members of the Defias Brotherhood, under Lonika Stillblade who founded the School of Roguery in Shattrath.
Following the recruitment of Winstone Wolfe into their ranks, the Uncrowned became interested in the discovery of the body of an SI:7 agent in the sewers of Dalaran. Fearing that the SI:7 would take too much interest in them, Ravenholdt sent his agents to investigate the situation in Stormwind City, they discovered that Mathias Shaw had increased the number of agents he has in Horde territory, and ordered the elimination of Amber Kearnen.
Realizing that something was wrong with Shaw's behavior, the Uncrowned began to investigate the relationship between the SI:7 and the Red Blade at Citrine Bay, in Stormheim. They discovered that the Spymaster ordered the pirates to execute Amber Kearnen in exchange for access to Stormwind Harbor and a royal pardon for their past crimes committed. They also got their hands on a mysterious letter with a complex code, and began to decipher it to find out the reasons for Mathias to eliminate his best agent.
Following the recruitment of Yancey Grillsen, responsible for recruiting more pirates into their ranks, the Uncrowned mobilized to create diversions in order to prevent the SI:7 from being present in Val'sharah and staying away from Black Rook Hold, while they continue to decipher the letter.
To discover the contents of the letter, Valeera Sanguinar investigated with the Last Shadow on a magical jewel, , created by the vrykul Havi, and which was once used by Ravencrest's almost perfect espionage team during the War of the Ancients. As a result of their research, they finally managed to get it from Dantalionax in the Black Rook Hold.
Now in possession of the Raven's Eye, the Uncrowned used it to decipher the encrypted SI:7 Letter and discovered that Mathias Shaw had been kidnapped following a demon attack led by the dreadlord Detheroc who took his place to manipulate the SI:7 and the Alliance, which explained the murder of Amber Kearnen who knew the truth. The Order reacts in consequence by telling the truth to King Anduin Wrynn in order to prevent the Alliance from being devoured from within by the Legion, while searching through the Broken Isles to find the Spymaster. They eventually discovered that he was being held captive at Felsoul Hold in Suramar, and called on Marin Noggenfogger to create an explosive diversion for the Last Shadow and Taoshi to save Mathias Shaw from his jailer.
Once free, Mathias Shaw thanked the Uncrowned for their help and announced that he knew about Detheroc's plans to create an open conflict between the Alliance and the Horde, so that the Legion can prevail. The Spymaster then came up with an infiltration plan to eliminate Detheroc, which was accepted by the Council of Shadows. The Champions of the Uncrowned carried out the plan by infiltrating Stormwind City and succeeded in revealing Detheroc's true identity before eliminating him, preventing the rise of a conflict between the two factions, and allowing Mathias Shaw to resume his post, now an ally of the Uncrowned.
For their many exploits, the Last Shadow obtained the title of Shadowblade from Lord Jorach Ravenholdt, and also the after they deal with the Homunculi alongside Lilian Voss in the Hall of Shadows and in the cities of the Alliance and the Horde.
Following their victory, the Uncrowned joined the other orders, represented by Jorach Ravenholdt, to form the Armies of Legionfall. Their agents were present to repel the legion's assault on Dalaran and to fight alongside their allies during the Assault on Broken Shore. They were also present on Argus, accompanying the Shadowblade to fight the demons and protect the Vindicaar.
After the Fourth War
Following the Argus Campaign and the Fourth War, Mathias Shaw mentions in his report that the Uncrowned are still active with Jorach Ravenholdt at their head, and that among them Vanessa VanCleef, Garona Halforcen and Lilian Voss are still active and recognized members of the organization.
Council of Shadows
|Jorach Ravenholdt||Shadow Leader, Champion of the Uncrowned||Alive|
|The Shadowblade||Shadow Leader||Alive / Active|
|Garona Halforcen||Shadow, Champion of the Uncrowned||Alive|
|Tess Greymane||Shadow, Champion of the Uncrowned||Alive|
|Valeera Sanguinar||Shadow, Champion of the Uncrowned||Alive|
|Taoshi||Shadow, Champion of the Uncrowned||Alive|
|Tethys||Shadow, Champion of the Uncrowned||Alive|
- Main article: Uncrowned (category)
|Marin Noggenfogger||Champion of the Uncrowned, Leader of the Steamwheedle Cartel||Alive|
|Vanessa VanCleef||Champion of the Uncrowned, Defias Brotherhood Kingpin||Alive|
|Lilian Voss||Champion of the Uncrowned, Representative of the Forsaken||Active-Undead|
|Mathias Shaw||Champion of the Uncrowned, Director of SI:7||Alive|
|Gordul||Member, Leader of the Shattered Hand||Alive|
|Hulfdan Blackbeard||Member, Leader of the Hidden Circle||Alive|
|Faranell||Member, Leader of the Royal Apothecary Society||Active-Undead|
|Mr. Shackle||Member, Leader of the Blacksail Crew||Alive|
|Filius Sparkstache||Senior archivist||Alive|
|Kelsey Steelspark||Quartermaster, Senior agent of the Gnomeregan Covert Ops||Alive|
|Laura Stern||Ravenholdt assassins recruiter||Alive|
|Lonika Stillblade||Rogue trainer of the Uncrowned||Alive|
|Milton Beats||Guardian of the Hall of Shadows||Alive|
|Nikki the Gossip||Mission Specialist of the Uncrowned||Alive|
|Nargle Boomslang||Marin Noggenfogger's Assistant||Alive|
|Narsilla Keensight||Embedded agent for Mathias Shaw||Alive|
|Yancey Grillsen||Bloodsail pirates recruiter||Alive|
- Often called common criminals, Bandits are often used by the Uncrowned to obtain information and goods through stealth or strongarm tactics.
- The hardened outlaws of the Defias Brotherhood, defiant against corrupt nobility, wear red bandanas in order to symbolize the blood shed by the oppressed.
- Bloodsail Buccaneers can fight on land and on sea, both sober and not. The sight of their crimson sails on the horizon is enough to convince their enemies to surrender before a single cannon is fired.
- "A dueling ring, here? I suppose if they're going to be degenerate gamblers anyway, they might as well stay in fighting shape." - Jorach Ravenholdt
- Ravenholdt's personal guard. Deployed from his manor whenever a "special" occasion demands it.
- Uncrowned Agent
- Uncrowned Blacksmith
- Uncrowned Bruiser
- Uncrowned Footpad
- Uncrowned Opportunist
- Uncrowned Peacekeeper
- Uncrowned Recruiter
- Uncrowned Saboteur
Notes and trivia
- All information about the rogue artifacts were recorded by Filius Sparkstache in the Blood Ledger.
- It seems that the Uncrowned are ready to kill in order to protect their secrecy, as evidenced by the dead Unwary Adventurers in their class hall.
- During Legion's alpha, Mathias Shaw was a Shadow of the Uncrowned instead of being their "enemy" impersonated by Detheroc. An orc called The Hood was also present as the leader of the Shattered Hand. It is possible that Shaw and the Hood were both there as Alliance and Horde representatives respectively. They were later removed in a patch that also added Tess Greymane.
- A scrapped mission suggests that the Uncrowned would've been established only in Legion rather than being a pre-existing organization.
- In Hearthstone, Tess Greymane's greetings emote is: "The Uncrowned send their regards." which is apparently an homage to Game of Thrones's line "The Lannisters send their regards."
- In the Battle for Azeroth alpha and beta, a club at Hook Point in Boralus had Uncrowned banners hanging on the walls.