Mordent Evenshade

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Not to be confused with Voidmaster Evenshade.
AllianceArchmage Mordent Evenshade
Image of Archmage Mordent Evenshade
Title The Highborne,
House of Shen'dralar
Gender Male
Race Night elf (Humanoid)
Class Mage
Resource Mana
Affiliation(s) Darnassus, Shen'dralar,[1] Highborne, Alliance[2]
Occupation Leader of the Highborne, Archmage
Location Various
Status Alive
Student(s) Var'dyn Skyseeker

Archmage Mordent Evenshade is the leader of the Shen'dralar Highborne that have reintegrated into night elven society.[3]


Wrath of the Lich King

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Before the Cataclysm, he could be found in the lower level of the Temple of the Moon, seeking an audience with Tyrande Whisperwind to accept the Highborne into society. He was debating with Sentinel Stillbough.


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Mordent Evenshade in Darnassus.

By the time of the Elemental Unrest, the Shen'dralar mages rejoined the night elven society[1] and following the Cataclysm, Mordent could be found at the Howling Oak in Darnassus, where he served as a mage trainer, but only for the night elves.


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Despite seeking to make amends for the past and aid the kaldorei, Mordent had a difficult time as his Highborne mages were murdered in Darnassus. Mordent and his followers were called to a meeting with Maiev, who was examining the murders. However, the Highborne fell prey to Maiev's trap, and they learned Maiev was actually the one responsible for the murders. One of Mordent's students, Var'dyn Skyseeker, was killed in the trap. However, thanks to the efforts of Malfurion Stormrage and Jarod Shadowsong, the Highborne were eventually freed, although Maiev managed to escape.[3]

Battle for Azeroth

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Mordent during the Battle for Darkshore.

Following the Burning of Teldrassil, he was encountered by the Horde troops inside the Blackfathom Deeps.[4] He later participated in the Battle for Darkshore, where he was stationed at Ashwood Depot. He ordered the Alliance adventurers to deliver  [Evenshade's Note] to Maiev Shadowsong in Bashal'Aran, helping to open a flight path network in the battlefield.[5] After his Leyfeather Hippogryph was killed, Mordent teleported himself away.

Mordent was present in Bashal'Aran and witnessed Tyrande's speech about the Horde's defeat in Darkshore.[6]


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Mordent attended the gathering in Amirdrassil when it bloomed on the Dragon Isles. He then moved to Bel'ameth after the city was established.


Location Level range Reaction Notes
Howling Oak, Darnassus[49.8, 16.6] 1-70 Alliance Horde
Darkshore; Battle for Darkshore 52 Elite Alliance Horde
Amirdrassil 52 Elite Alliance Horde
Bel'ameth, Amirdrassil[55.23, 64.07] 52 Elite Alliance Horde


  • Ability skyreach wind.png Flurry of Feathers — The caster creates a spinning gale of feathers, inflicting Nature damage to enemies caught within the path.
  • Inv misc monsterclaw 04.png Furious Screech — Increases melee attack speed by 50%.
  • Inv misc monsterclaw 05.png Rending Talons — Inflicts Physical damage and additional Physical damage every 1 sec. for 3 sec.
  • Spell nature starfall.png Arcane Missiles — Launches magical missiles at an enemy, inflicting Arcane damage.
  • Spell nature groundingtotem.png Slow — Increases the time between nearby enemies' attacks by 50% and slows their movement by 50% for 6 sec.


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The magic of today pales in comparison to that of millennia past. Still, we Highborne know much of the arcane. Are you ready to learn?

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I suppose I should not be surprised at this cold reception. We have long been in our hiding, and the separation from our brethren was necessary.
That time, however, is done. Whether the residents of this young tree come to accept us or not, the Highborne are returning to light, and we will not turn our backs on what we are.
Conversation with Sentinel Stillbough
Archmage Mordent Evenshade says: Sentinel, I would speak with your High Priestess.
Sentinel Stillbough says: You must wait for an audience.
Archmage Mordent Evenshade says: Must I? I doubt Tyrande has more pressing business.
Sentinel Stillbough says: You show some nerve coming to Teldrassil, Highborne. Your kind are unwelcome here. We have not forgotten the War of the Ancients or the minds behind it.
Archmage Mordent Evenshade says: The lure of power is great. Mistakes were made.
Sentinel Stillbough says: And we would not see those mistakes repeated. Return to your exile.
Archmage Mordent Evenshade says: I will not return until I am heard. There is too much at stake. There is a change on the wind, and we cannot ignore it. I have traveled from the dust and ruin of the past to come to an accord. The time may soon come when the kaldorei require the knowledge and skill we have to offer. I will wait, Sentinel... but I will have my audience.
Archmage Mordent Evenshade looks over at the moonwell with a sigh.
Sentinel Stillbough says: Take your gaze off the moonwell, exile. The power within is not yours to wield.
Archmage Mordent Evenshade says: Calm yourself, Sentinel. I do not seek to use it. I am merely... remembering.
Sentinel Stillbough says: Recalling your treachery?
Archmage Mordent Evenshade says: Enough. I have been apart from this for centuries. The well within this temple may be a pale spectre of the Well of Eternity, but it still holds the same... beauty. Purity.
Archmage Mordent Evenshade says: I had forgotten.
Archmage Mordent Evenshade says: I do not believe admiration and wistful thoughts are against the societal norm.
Sentinel Stillbough says: Watch yourself, Highborne.
Archmage Mordent Evenshade says: You were the one who challenged me for merely looking. I still await my audience with Tyrande.
Sentinel Stillbough says: In good time.
Bel'ameth gossip

It seems like only mere moments ago I was petitioning for our right to return to kaldorei society.

So much has changed since then.

The Shen'dralar were no strangers to sorrow. But it warms my heart to see that our kin have achieved a happier end than the highborne of Dire Maul.

With so many promising young students of the arcane gathering here, we may need to establish a more permanent place of learning.


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