Magister Umbric

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AllianceMagister Umbric
Image of Magister Umbric
Gender Male
Race(s) Void elf (currently),
Blood elf (formerly)
Class Mage
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Alliance
Former affiliation(s) Kingdom of Quel'Thalas, Magisters
Occupation Leader of the void elves, Scholar
Location Various
Status Alive
As a blood elf.
We fight for the Alliance because we believe in its values. And one day I pray we will bring all of Silvermoon back into the fold.
— Magister Umbric[1]

Magister Umbric is the leader of the void elves. Previously a magister of Quel'Thalas, Umbric and his followers were exiled for refusing to stop their studies of the Void. Free to conduct their researches, his group of blood elves were transformed during an encounter with Void ethereals. Umbric and his people settled in Telogrus Rift, and adapt to their new way of life aided by the famous Alleria Windrunner.

Biography

Exile from Silvermoon

As a blood elf, Umbric was a magister of Quel'Thalas and a dedicated scholar with a tenacious interest in the power of the Void. He believed the void to be a force that could be harnessed for the protection of Silvermoon and the sin'dorei people. His research was opposed by Quel'Thalas's Grand Magister, Rommath, who clashed with Umbric and his followers over their research. Rommath eventually succeeded in demanding they be exiled, reasoning that those who treat with the void pose a direct threat to the Sunwell.[2]

Despite their banishment, Umbric and his followers persisted in their research, viewing the Grand Magister's admonitions as small-minded. Umbric would lead his group south, out of Eversong Woods and into the Ghostlands, seeking to prove the validity of their beliefs regarding the void. There, Umbric and the Silvermoon exiles would make a breakthrough upon discovering the long-buried research of the infamous necromancer Dar'Khan Drathir from many years ago. They would learn that Drathir had attempted to personally enter a void-corrupted world and seize an object of incredible power from within, ultimately meeting failure. Umbric, building upon Drathir's findings, was able succeed where the necromancer had not, and opened the way to the fragmented world known as the Telogrus Rift. The magister then led his followers into the rift to hunt down the powerful item in question, believing it to be the key to controlling the shadows.[3]

At the same time, the high elf hero Alleria Windrunner, who had become aware of the existence of Umbric and his group during her recent disastrous pilgrimage to the Sunwell, set out to locate her similarly-exiled kin, hoping both to aid them in their journey and add their strength to the Alliance. Umbric himself had learned of, and was deeply intrigued by, Alleria's own link to the void and the darkened naaru she had absorbed during the campaign on Argus.

Transformation

Having successfully reached the Telogrus Rift, Umbric and his fellow exiles quickly discovered an ancient and powerful cube on the ruined planet, and they began attempts to try to open it. Eventually, Alleria Windrunner and an Alliance hero also arrived in the rift, having followed Umbric's trail, and made contact with the magister. Grateful for the aid, Umbric showed the new arrivals the ancient object his followers had been working on. At that moment, the cube opened with an explosion, and subsequently opened a path for the ethereal Nether-Prince Durzaan to access Telogrus Rift.

Durzaan and his forces immediately overwhelmed Umbric and his allies, and began a process to transform them into creatures of the void itself. Alleria, her champion, and some of Umbric's followers battled their way through the ethereals, reaching Durzaan himself and interrupting his ritual. After engaging him in combat, they were able to slay the Nether-Prince, driving his influence from the Telogrus Rift. In the aftermath, it became apparent that although the ethereal's ritual had not been fully completed, Umbric and the other blood elves had been permanently changed; they had now become ren'dorei, or void elves. Alleria quickly offered her aid in training Umbric and the other void elves in accepting and understanding their new forms, as well as a place in the Alliance.[4]

Umbric, on behalf of his people, accepted Alleria's proposal, pledging the strength of the ren'dorei to the Alliance, and deciding to establish their base on the Telogrus Rift. Alongside Alleria, Umbric would continue to lead the void elves after this, even as more like-minded elves began to arrive in Telogrus in response to the recent events.[5]

Battle for Azeroth

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

Umbric accompanied the 7th Legion to establish Shatterstone Harbor at Vol'dun on the island of Zandalar. However, he found that there was nothing of interest for him there and that the heat was sweltering. He asked the adventurer to get him out of there so he could go back to doing actually important work.[6]

Alleria later called on Umbric to have the void elves go after Jastor Gallywix in the war effort against the Horde.[7] Umbric was also eager to show Anduin that his trust in the void elves was well-placed.[8] To battle the Bilgewater Cartel forces at Xibala in Zuldazar, Umbric provided a void shard to cast their mechs into the Void.[9] Umbric and the adventurer confronted Gallywix at Atal'Dazar, where he was looting the sacred tombs of the Zandalari kings. He fled through a teleporter to his palace in Azshara, and was swiftly followed.[10] Umbric heavily disapproved of Gallywix's spending and depravity, and was adamant that with his wealth he could do good for the world. They battled Gallywix at the palace only for it to turn out to be an impostor as the real Gallywix flew off.[11] Umbric blamed himself for the Trade Prince getting away, but Halford Wyrmbane assured him that he performed admirably.[12]

In Zuldazar, the forces led by Halford Wyrmbane began an operation to weaken the Zandalari harbor's defenses. Umbric and Shandris assaulted Warport Rastari to plant bombs on the ships there, and Umbric had known many who had been affected by the Zandalari's barbarism before.[13] Umbric performed a ritual to disguise the adventurer as a blood troll, so that the Horde would think it was an attack from Nazmir and not from the Alliance,[14] and provided a  [Portal Orb] to pull the Horde's emissaries to the Zandalari into the Void before they could share intel on the Alliance with the trolls.[15] When the ship Gral's Call discovered the Alliance at Xibala, Umbric opened a Void portal to transport Alliance forces aboard the ship to kill the crew.[16]

Locations

Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
A [110] Telogrus Rift 110 5,883,918
Telogrus Rift 110 4,157,071

Quotes

Greeting
  • Bal'a dash, malanore.
  • Greetings, traveler.
  • I have much to teach you.
  • The shadows serve us.
  • All paths are possible.
  • Come with an open mind.
  • We embrace power, we do not fear it.
Pissed
  • High elf?! Please! Why would you want to be a HIGH elf when you could look all tragic and brooding?
  • I admit: purple never was my favorite color, but lately it's growing on me. Literally.
  • I suppose I could forgive you for not being a fan of elves. After all, half of us dislike the other half rather intensely.
  • Alleria and Turalyon? Not a chance! I mean, not that I am ruling against them or anything but, uh, do we have to be continuing about this?
Farewell
  • The Ren'dorei shall prove our worth.
  • The Light is not the only path.
  • We serve the Alliance.
  • Be open to possibilities.
  • Maintain focus and control.
  • Shadows watch over you.
  • Do not bend to the whispers.

Legion

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Void elf unlock scenario
Main article: Telogrus Rift (quest)#Notes
Telogrus Rift
Main article: For the Alliance (void elf)#Notes
  • With Alleria's teaching, we can avoid the fate suffered by those on Mac'Aree.
  • Although broken and scattered, this rift holds many secrets. It will teach us much about the nature of the shadows.
  • Locus-Walker is an intriguing fellow.
Alleria seems to trust him... to a point.
I think we can learn much from him, so long as we remain wary of his true intentions.

Notes and trivia

  • His journey was written down in notes: Umbric's Notes - Sanctum of the Moon, Umbric's Notes - Andilien Estate, and Umbric's Notes - Dawnstar Spire.
  • The name "Umbric" is derived from the Latin word umbra, meaning "shadow". In English, the umbra is the darkest and innermost part of a shadow.
  • Magister Umbric is voiced by Dee Baker.
  • Umbric's skintone is inconsistent in some of his appearances; having a lighter pale skin tone after his initial transition and in the introduction to the void elves, but having blue skin in all other appearances. His blue skin appears to be the correct one.

Speculation

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When exactly Umbric and his followers were exiled is unclear, but it could have happened at any point after the events of the battle for Quel'Danas and the restoration of the Sunwell based on the fact that his research threatened the Sunwell.

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