Lord Jorach Ravenholdt

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NeutralLord Jorach Ravenholdt
Image of Lord Jorach Ravenholdt
Title Shadow leader,
Lord of the Assassin's League,
Master[1]
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Class Subtlety rogue
Resource Energy
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Assassin's League, Uncrowned, Armies of Legionfall
Former affiliation(s) Alterac (presumed)
Occupation Shadow leader and Champion of the Uncrowned, Leader of the Ravenholdt[2]
Location Various
Status Alive

Lord Jorach Ravenholdt is a human rogue located at Ravenholdt Manor in the Alterac Mountains, known to acts as the leader of the Ravenholdt assassin organization, and considered to be one of the most legendary rogues of all time. For decades, he has trained many of the greatest rogues in the arts of subtlety and diversion.[3]

During the third invasion of the Burning Legion on Azeroth, he appeared as the leader of the Uncrowned in the Hall of Shadows in Dalaran.

History

Many years before the events of World of Warcraft, Lord Jorach Ravenholdt was recognized as one of the most legendary rogues of all time. For decades, he has trained many of the greatest rogues in the arts of subtlety and diversion.[3]

At some point after the Third War, he accepted SI:7's aid in routing out the Syndicate affliction who wandered the part of the Highlands where his headquarter is located, housing the base of operations out of Jorach's manor.[4]

World of Warcraft

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Lord Jorach Ravenholdt is present in his manor in the Alterac Mountains where he leads his organization and continues to fight against the Syndicate. After being stolen by some thieves, whom he had eliminated, he summoned a promising rogue adventurer to retrieve a  [Sealed Azure Bag],[5] which was sold with its secret contents as a holy relic to some Timbermaw Shaman in Azshara, whether by stealing it or by the hard way, before bringing it to Archmage Xylem in his tower.[6]

He asked a favor to the Archmage and the rogue adventurer to remove the enchantment that prevented the opening of the bag.[7] Jorach Ravenholdt eventually obtained the  [Azure Key], which the rogue adventurer brought to him after defeating a green drake known as Morphaz in the Temple of Atal'Hakkar, in the Swamp of Sorrows. He thanked the rogue adventurer by allowing them to take an enchanted garment in his stores, as they are reserved for rogues of exceptional skill and loyalty.

He ended up opening the bag and was bathed in a golden glow from within, his eyes widened while he stared inside.[8]

Cataclysm

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Following the Cataclysm, Ravenholdt and his league stole Wrathion's egg from the red dragonflight,[9][10] bringing him to Ravenholdt Manor, where he eventually hatched and began operations to exterminate the black dragonflight.[11]

At some point after her defeat in the Deadmines, Lord Ravenholdt helped Vanessa VanCleef. She was also promised the position of the final Shadow.[12]

Legion

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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, he met the rogue hero alongside the Council of Shadows and invited them to take their seat as the final Shadow, and help them lead the Uncrowned.[13]

After the presentation of the secret organization, their methods, and their goals, Jorach Ravenholdt organized with the now complete Council of Shadows the obtaining of the legendary artifacts that are The Kingslayers:  [Anguish] and  [Sorrow], The Dreadblades:  [Fate] and  [Fortune], and the Fangs of the Devourer:  [Gorefang] and  [Akaari's Will], to equip their champion who would operate outside and vanquished their foes.[14]

After successfully securing all of the artifacts, Ravenholdt was poisoned among the members of the Council of Shadows during their meeting by Vanessa VanCleef, Kingpin of the Defias Brotherhood, who wanted the place of the final Shadow. Following her defeat against the rogue hero, he left her no choice but to serve the latter or be executed the Uncrowned. He then expressed his grief to imagine her father being disappointed in her actions.[12]

During the Burning Legion's third invasion, he began recruiting and mobilizing their agents on the Broken Isles with the help of Nikki the Gossip.[15][16] Following the discovery of the body of an SI:7 agent in the sewers of Dalaran, Ravenholdt feared that the SI:7 would take too much interest in them. Subsequently, he sent his agents to investigate the situation in Stormwind City,[17] where they discovered that Mathias Shaw had increased the number of agents he has in Horde territory,[18] and ordered the elimination of Amber Kearnen.[19]

Realizing that something was wrong with Shaw's behavior, Ravenholdt sent agents of the Uncrowned to investigate the relationship between the SI:7 and the Red Blade at Citrine Bay, in Stormheim,[20] where 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.[21] They also got their hands on a mysterious letter with a complex code that they brought to him, and began to decipher it to find out the reasons for Mathias to eliminate his best agent.[22]

After translating the letter and uncovering the plan of the dreadlord Detheroc, leading to the rescue of Mathias Shaw and the elimination of the demon to prevent a new conflict between the Alliance and the Horde, Lord Jorach Ravenholdt rewarded the Last Shadow for their many exploits with the title of Shadowblade,[23] and also with the [Shadowblade's Murderous Omen] after they deal with the Homunculi alongside Lilian Voss in the Hall of Shadows and in the cities of the Alliance and the Horde.[24][25]

Following their victory, Lord Ravenholdt was one of the order hall champions who met Khadgar and Velen at Krasus' Landing to discuss the Pillars of Creation,[26] as the Uncrowned joined the other orders to form the Armies of Legionfall.

Exploring Azeroth

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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.[4]

Quests

Jorach Ravenholdt in his manor.
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Locations

Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Ravenholdt Manor 85 10,782
Hall of Shadows 99 - 110 6,603,750
N Rogue [110] A Hero's Weapon 110 15,589,005
N [110] Armies of Legionfall 113 17,258,804

Abilities

  • Trade archaeology silverdagger.png  Dispatch — Summons Lord Jorach Ravenholdt to dispatch your foe, instantly damaging your target to 100% of their maximum health. Reduced damage against bosses.
  • Ability vanish.png  Vanish — Vanish from sight.

Quotes

Jorach Ravenholdt in the Hall of Shadows.
Hall of Shadows gossip

The Uncrowned will do what no others can: finish this war.

Quest text
  • This is a dangerous mystery we've stumbled upon, <name>. It would not be fair for me to stand idly by as you risk your life to uncover this corruption. After all, without honor and brotherhood among thieves, none of us will stand to profit! From this point on, I'll pledge my personal services against the threat of the Burning Legion and the dark mystery we are unraveling. My blade is yours, <name>...[27]

On-click

Greeting
  • You have my ear.
  • We operate where others cannot.
  • What is it?
  • The Shadows call.
Farewell
  • All according to plan.
  • Until next time.
  • Was that all?
  • All in good time.

Dialogue

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Main article: Dark Secrets and Shady Deals#Notes
Main article: A Hero's Weapon (rogue)#Notes
Main article: A Worthy Blade#Notes
Main article: Honoring Success#Notes
Main article: Spy vs. Spy (quest)#Notes
Main article: The Final Shadow#Notes
Main article: Rise Up#Notes
Main article: Meld Into the Shadows#Notes

Combat ally

  • We strike from the shadows.
  • I'm going in for the kill.
  • By the numbers.
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  • Another falls by our hand.
  • There's no joy in killing, only in a job well done.
  • All will fear us. In time.
  • I must retreat... temporarily...
  • That cut deep. I must recover...

In the TCG

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"All who wish to hone their skills as assassins and thieves are welcome in Ravenholdt Manor." [28]

Trivia

Speculation

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As prior to the First War the area of Ravenholdt Manor belonged to the kingdom of Alterac,[30] it is presumed Jorach was formerly a noble of the kingdom.

Patch changes

See also

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