Knights of the Ebon Blade

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For the achievement, see [Knights of the Ebon Blade]. For the quest, see N Death knight [103 - 110] Knights of the Ebon Blade.
NeutralKnights of the Ebon Blade
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"We are eternal. We are unyielding."
Highlord Darion Mograine[1]

The Knights of the Ebon Blade are an organization of renegade death knights. Freed from the grasp of the Lich King, they regrouped under the banner of Highlord Darion Mograine. They now fight the Burning Legion alongside the other class orders during their third invasion, and their order hall is the floating necropolis of Acherus. The Ebon Blade also possess three other bases in Northrend, namely the Ebon Watch in Zul'Drak, with the Shadow Vault and Death's Rise in Icecrown.

History

Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
Acherus: The Ebon Hold.

Background

The Knights of the Ebon Blade were originally an army of Scourge death knights trained in the halls of Acherus. They were created (or so they were told) for the purposes of destroying both the Scarlet Crusade in their enclave east of Tyr's Hand, and the Argent Dawn at Light's Hope Chapel. In truth, the entire plan was conceived by the Lich King himself not to destroy the Argent Dawn, but rather to use the death knight legion as bait to lure out the Highlord of the resurgent Order of the Silver Hand, Tirion Fordring.

During the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel, where ten thousand Scourge faced off against three hundred defenders of the Light, the  [Corrupted Ashbringer] wielded by the death knight commander, Highlord Darion Mograine, refuses to obey its wielder. When Fordring arrives, his powers of the Light prove too great for even ten thousand to oppose, and Mograine orders his death knights to surrender. Fordring scolds Mograine for his foolishness and tells him that Arthas sent him and his death knights on a suicide mission. As they await the paladin's judgment, they witness a vision of Mograine's father, Alexandros, the legendary Ashbringer himself. He told his son that he would one day wield the Ashbringer and use it to mete out justice, but "that day is not today".

The Lich King himself arrives not long afterwards and confirms that he had indeed sent the death knights to their deaths in order to bring Fordring out of hiding. Enraged by this treachery, Mograine attacks, but the Lich King swats him aside in one hit and focuses his attention on Fordring, incapacitating him with a crippling spell and knocking back the Argent soldiers who charged in. Remembering the words spoken by his father, Mograine throws the corrupted Ashbringer to Fordring, whose powers of the Light succeed in purifying it. With the purified blade in hand, Fordring charges into the Lich King and throws him back. Leaving their battle for another day, the lord of the Scourge flees back to Northrend, warning Tirion that: "When next we meet, it won't be on holy ground, paladin."

After Arthas' departure, Fordring calls for the union of the Argent Dawn and the Order of the Silver Hand into the Argent Crusade, intended to bring the war to Icecrown itself. Mograine pledges himself and his knights to the same cause, naming his new order the Knights of the Ebon Blade. With their free will restored, Mograine and his death knights return to Acherus and capture it, destroying the Scourge remnants within. With their new base secured, Mograine then sends his knights to rejoin their people, sending them to throw themselves at the mercy of either King Varian Wrynn in Stormwind (if their race belonged to the Alliance) or Warchief Vol'jin (originally Warchief Thrall and later Warchief Garrosh Hellscream) in Orgrimmar (if they belonged to the Horde).

Cataclysm

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Although the members of the Argent Crusade still stand by the Forsaken heroes who joined them in the battle against the Scourge, Sylvanas Windrunner's actions since the slaying of Arthas had deeply concerned the crusaders. They, along with certain members of the Ebon Blade, decided to watch Sylvanas and the Forsaken very closely, as similarities between her and the Lich King kept increasing in number by the day.[2]

Warlords of Draenor

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The death knights of the Ebon Blade offered their aid to the commander of the Alliance or Horde's forces and joined their garrison. Having an exalted status with the Ebon Blade even offered the commander the possibility to have death knights defend their base.

Taking the chance to discover the secrets of Ner'zhul, Darion Mograine had traveled to alternate Draenor and could be found in the Lunarfall Inn (Alliance) and the Frostwall Tavern (Horde). Though the Lich King had been defeated, Darion claimed that they were no closer to unlocking the secrets of the Frozen Throne than they were when jousting pointlessly at the Argent TournamentBolvar remained resigned to his fate. Darion believed that perhaps there was something there that could aid their cause. Ner'zhul was not always the Lich King, he explained. Once, he was a mere orc dabbling in dark powers beyond his comprehension. He asked the commanders of the Alliance and Horde's forces to find whatever they could of Ner'zhul's early studies, and they returned with a Dark Parchment from the Shadowmoon Burial Grounds, which Darion brought back to the Ebon Hold.[3]

Legion

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Following the return of the Burning Legion, the Knights of the Ebon Blade come to an agreement with the new Lich King, Bolvar Fordragon: The Ebon Blade will willingly act as the Lich King's agents against the Legion, if the Scourge remains contained to Northrend. The Lich King offers powerful weapons to champions of the Ebon Blade, directing students of Lord Thorval to the world of Niskara to defeat Gorelix the Fleshripper and take the  [Maw of the Damned], and sending the students of Lady Alistra to the catacombs beneath Karazhan to obtain  [Apocalypse] from the Dark Riders of Deadwind Pass. For those trained by Amal'thazad, the Lich King summons them directly to Icecrown Citadel, where they gather the broken shards of Frostmourne to forge into a pair of new weapons, the Blades of the Fallen Prince. Once these three weapons are obtained, the death knights wielding them are brought to the Frozen Throne and granted the Lich King's blessing, empowered to act in his name against the Legion.

The Knights of the Ebon Blade also set out to reform the Four Horsemen, adding new powerful champions into their ranks.

Thassarian also asked death knight champions to aid him in rescuing Koltira Deathweaver from his imprisonment in the Undercity.[4] Koltira is successfully rescued after the two death knights fight through the guards.

Known members

Name Role Status Locations
Alliance & Horde Deathknight The Deathlord New leader of the Ebon Blade Active Azeroth
Neutral  Highlord Darion Mograine Former master of the Ebon Blade, now member and leader of the Four Horsemen Active Various Locations
Neutral  Nazgrim Former General of the Horde, now member of the Four Horsemen Active Various Locations
Neutral  Thoras Trollbane Former King of Stromgarde, now member of the Four Horsemen Active Various Locations
Neutral  Sally Whitemane Former High Inquisitor of the Scarlet Crusade, now member of the Four Horsemen Active Various Locations
Alliance  Thassarian First death knight to rejoin the Alliance Active Various Locations
Horde  Koltira Deathweaver Notable Death knight of the Horde Active Various Locations
Neutral  Salanar the Horseman Creator of the Four Horsemen's steeds and leader of the Dark Rider of Acherus Active Various Locations
Neutral  Dread Commander Thalanor Second-in-command of Acherus Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Lord Thorval Blood trainer Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Amal'thazad Frost trainer Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Lady Alistra Unholy trainer Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Alchemist Karloff Reagent Vendor Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Corpulous Food & Drink Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Quartermaster Ozorg Quartermaster Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Fester Trade Goods Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Gangrenus General Goods Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Grand Master Siegesmith Corvus Armor Vendor Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Grimwing Flight Master Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Jayde Assists adventurers in The Air Stands Still Active Scourgeholme, Icecrown
Neutral  Munch Assists adventurers in The Air Stands Still Active Scourgeholme, Icecrown
Neutral  Baron Sliver Quest giver Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Keritose Bloodblade Quest giver Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Duke Lankral Quest giver Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Duchess Mynx Quartermaster Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Vaelen the Flayed Quest giver Active Jotunheim, Icecrown and later Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Lord-Commander Arete Quest giver Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral  Aurochs Grimbane Quest giver Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral  Setaal Darkmender Quest giver Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral  Uzo Deathcaller Quest giver Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral  Darkrider Arly Quest giver Active Blackwatch, Icecrown
Neutral  Runesmith Balehammer Blacksmithing Supplies Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Crok Scourgebane Grand Champion of the Ebon Blade Active Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown Citadel
Neutral  Illyrie Nightfall Mistress of Horses Active Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown
Neutral  Zor'be the Bloodletter Master of Arms Active Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown
Neutral  Initiate Brenners Innkeeper Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Imhadria Stable Master Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Morlia Doomwing Flight Master Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Initiate Gahark General Goods Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral  Initiate Claget Blades Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral  Initiate Roderick Poisons & Reagents Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Horde  Lady Grendel Recruiting Officer Active Frostwall, Frostfire Ridge
Alliance  Lord Selterus Recruiting Officer Active Lunarfall, Shadowmoon Valley
Horde  Darkreaver Mor'in Unknown Active Axefall, Spires of Arak
Neutral  Bileblow Poisons Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Mangled Trade Supplies Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Sarhule the Risen Reagents Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Shambles Food & Drink Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Boltskull General Goods Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Vile Quest giver Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  The Leaper Quest giver Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Lady Nightswood Quest giver Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral  Mulch Herbalism Supplies Active Ebon Watch, Icecrown
Neutral  Squirmworm Trade Supplies Active Ebon Watch, Icecrown
Neutral  Corrosion Alchemy Supplies Active Ebon Watch, Icecrown
Neutral  Deathdrip Poison Supplies Active Ebon Watch, Icecrown
Neutral  Baneflight Flight Master Active Ebon Watch, Icecrown
Neutral  Corpsedust Reagents Active Ebon Watch, Icecrown
Neutral  Scabbard Blades Active Ebon Watch, Icecrown
Neutral  Spiked General Goods Active Ebon Watch, Icecrown
Neutral  Stefan Vadu Quest giver Active Ebon Watch, Zul'Drak
Neutral  Bloodrose Datura Quest giver Active Ebon Watch, Zul'Drak
Neutral  Dreadwind Flight Master Active Death's Rise, Icecrown

Garrison followers

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Alliance Alliance

Name Quality Spec
 Arebia Wintercall Rare Frost
 Delvar Ironfist Rare Blood
 Filmore Patricks Rare Blood
 Lleanya Mourningsong Rare Unholy
 Lukain Chillborne Rare Frost
 Raevyn Sorrowblade Rare Blood
 Ultan Blackgorge Rare Unholy
 Adelaide Kane Uncommon Blood
 Bitterwalker Pikrea Uncommon Frost
 Bodrin Bloodhowl Uncommon Blood
 Dramnur Doombrow Uncommon Blood
 Hildr Helhammer Uncommon Frost
 Makaaria the Cursed Uncommon Unholy
 Maul Dethwidget Uncommon Frost
 Mina Harken Uncommon Blood
 Mirran Lichbane Uncommon Unholy
 Peter Toulios Uncommon Unholy
 Sever Frostsprocket Uncommon Frost
 Sylalleas Frostwind Uncommon Frost
 Tavid Blightsteel Uncommon Unholy
 Torin Coalheart Uncommon Blood
 Yvette Blackheart Uncommon Unholy

Neutral Neutral

Name Quality Class
 Abu'gar Uncommon Blood

Horde Horde

Name Quality Spec
 Deneezo Hailstrike Rare Frost
 Kilga Mourningsong Rare Blood
 Kaasa Blighthoof Rare Unholy
 Lono'tai Rare Unholy
 Orin Grimblade Rare Blood
 Torwa Rimeheart Rare Frost
 Arachni Bloodseeker Uncommon Blood
 Azereki Ashenblade Uncommon Frost
 Benjamin Gibb Uncommon Unholy
 Cyril Fogus Uncommon Blood
 Enoch Fuller Uncommon Unholy
 Gravewalker Gie Uncommon Unholy
 Heyzzle Veinripp Uncommon Blood
 Morticia Crowley Uncommon Unholy
 Mukkral Blackvein Uncommon Blood
 Nerwalla Malword Uncommon Unholy
 Olaf Blightbearer Uncommon Unholy
 Rike Stillbreath Uncommon Blood
 Sylvie Fallensong Uncommon Frost
 Tigar Frosthoof Uncommon Frost
 Tipa Rimehorn Uncommon Frost
 Ton'raro Uncommon Frost

Reputation

All players, with the exception of death knights, start out at neutral with the Knights of the Ebon Blade. Upon the completion of N Death Knight [55] The Light of Dawn, death knights are raised to friendly reputation.

Reputation with Knights of the Ebon Blade can be earned by completing the following daily quests:

Additionally, as with some other factions, reputation can be gained through Championing via the [Tabard of the Ebon Blade], or by trading 1  [Emblem of Triumph] for 1  [Ebon Blade Commendation Badge] at the Emblem of Triumph Quartermaster in Dalaran.

Rewards

These rewards can only be purchased after completing the A [80] It's All Fun and Games | H [80] It's All Fun and Games questline in Icecrown. The questline is available starting at level 77 from Alliance Thassarian on the The Skybreaker, Horde Koltira Deathweaver on the Orgrim's Hammer, or from Neutral Baron Sliver at the Shadow Vault.

Rewards are bought from Neutral Duchess Mynx [43, 20] at the Shadow Vault.

Duchess Mynx
<Ebon Blade Quartermaster>
Item Cost Type
Friendly  [Design: Deadly Huge Citrine] 2g Jewelcrafting (350)
 [Tabard of the Ebon Blade] 1g Tabard
Honored  [Dark Soldier Cape] 20g 2s 9c Cloak
 [Toxin-Tempered Sabatons] 35g 10s 37c Plate Feet
 [Unholy Persuader] 66g 48s 81c Fist Weapon
Revered  [Design: Deadly Monarch Topaz] 4g Jewelcrafting (390)
 [Reaper of Dark Souls] 75g 21s 65c One-Handed Sword
 [Runeblade of Demonstrable Power] 93g 68s 97c Two-Handed Sword
 [Spaulders of the Black Arrow] 34g 85s 20c Mail Shoulder
 [Sterile Flesh-Handling Gloves] 15g 36s 83c Cloth Hands
 [Wound-Binder's Wristguards] 17g 50s 44c Leather Wrist
 [Pattern: Abyssal Bag] 5g Tailoring (435)
Exalted  [Belt of Dark Mending] 18g 70s 27c Cloth Waist
 [Darkheart Chestguard] 48g 86s 48c Leather Chest
 [Death-Inured Sabatons] 51g 77s 55c Plate Feet
 [Kilt of Dark Mercy] 59g 7s 31c Mail Legs
 [Design: Timeless Twilight Opal] 4g Jewelcrafting (390)

Quests

Icecrown

Shadow Vault

9442 Reputation

  1. A [80] It's All Fun and Games / H [80] It's All Fun and Games (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  2. N [80] I Have an Idea, But First... (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  3. N [80] Free Your Mind (+455 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  4. A [80] If He Cannot Be Turned / H [80] If He Cannot Be Turned
  5. A [80] The Shadow Vault / H [80] The Shadow Vault (+13 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  6. N [80] The Duke (+13 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  7. N [80] Honor Challenge (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  8. N [80] Shadow Vault Decree (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  9. N [80] Get the Key (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  10. N [80] Let the Baron Know (+33 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  1. N [80] Parting Gifts (+13 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  2. N [80] Vereth the Cunning (+75 Knights of the Ebon Blade)[Reputation needs updating]
  3. N [80] New Recruit (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  4. N [80] The Vile Hold (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  5. N [80G5] The Fate of Bloodbane (+650 Knights of the Ebon Blade)

Zul'Drak

Light's Breach

  1. N [75] In Search Of Answers
  2. N [75] Orders From Drakuru
  3. N [75] The Ebon Watch (+33 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  4. N [75] Kickin' Nass and Takin' Manes

Ebon Watch

  1. N [75] An Invitation, of Sorts... or N [75] Darkness Calling (+195 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  2. N [75] Near Miss or N [75] Close Call (+75 Knights of the Ebon Blade)[Reputation needs updating]
  3. N [75] You Can Run, But You Can't Hide or N [75] Silver Lining (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  4. N [75] Dressing Down or N [75] Suit Up! (+195 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  5. N [75] Infiltrating Voltarus (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  6. N [75] So Far, So Bad (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  7. N [75] Hazardous Materials (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  8. N [75] Sabotage (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
    1. N [75] Fuel for the Fire
    2. N [75] Disclosure
  9. N [76] Betrayal (+650 Knights of the Ebon Blade)

Death's Rise

3211 Reputation

  1. N [80] To the Rise with all Due Haste! (+13 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  2. N [80] The Story Thus Far... (+13 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
    Optional daily side quests:
  3. N [80] Blood in the Water +325 Knights of the Ebon Blade
  4. N [80] You'll Need a Gryphon +325 Knights of the Ebon Blade
  5. N [80 Daily] No Fly Zone +325 Knights of the Ebon Blade

Started from a drop:

  1. N [80] The Grand (Admiral's) Plan +325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  2. N [80] In Strict Confidence +325 Knights of the Ebon Blade
  3. N [80G5] Second Chances +455 Knights of the Ebon Blade
  4. N [80G5] The Admiral Revealed +455 Knights of the Ebon Blade

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