Nightbane pack

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Not to be confused with Nightbane.
CombatNightbane pack
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Roland's Doom
Main leader



 Gutspill †


WorgenWorgen Worgen

Base of operations
Theater of operations


The Nightbane pack[1] (or simply the Nightbane)[2][3] can be found roaming Duskwood. The worgen's most prominent presence is in Brightwood Grove, west of Darkshire, but they are said to have come from Roland's Doom, a cave to the south. There, Jitters found a mysterious scythe jutting from the cave wall. When he pulled it free, the worgen spontaneously began to appear. The Nightbane consist of both former humans[4] and cursed night elves.[5]


The night elf Velinde Starsong had traveled from Kalimdor to find the Archmage Arugal, having heard he too had summoned worgen into Azeroth and hoping he could help her with her troubles concerning the Scythe of Elune. During her journey, she passed through Duskwood and was killed in Roland's Doom by Varkas. The scythe laid within the abandoned mine for some time until a man known as Jitters had unearthed it from it's resting place inside of the cave, in doing so he unwittingly summoned a large amount of worgen from the Emerald Dream.

The worgen summoned in the cave cut down Jitters' companions (he himself was able to flee and escape) and began to terrorize the woods. Eventually coming to be known as the Nightbane Pack, these worgen slowly but surely began to take over the woods, which had been corrupted steadily by Fel energy unleashed in the years following the death of Medivh.[6] Various farmholds and areas such as the Brightwood Grove were taken over, their occupants either turned or killed, the lucky ones barely escaping with their lives. The Nightbane hunted Jitters until he had abandoned the Scythe within the woods, their appearance had for some reason called upon a mysterious band of extremely powerful riders known only as the Dark Riders, who proceeded to wipe out the town of Raven Hill in search of Jitters and the scythe.[7]

With the appearance of the Nightbane worgen, the woods of Duskwood were not only corrupted but made extremely dangerous to traverse, as travelers were faced with the threat of a worgen attack at any moment. Along with the worgen, several other shadowy forces began to root themselves within the forest, such as necromancers and warlocks who ended up causing the Graveyards of Duskwood to be filled with undead. This left the humans of the area restricted to one safe area in the woods, the town of Darkshire, where the militia known as the Night Watch keep a vigil to repel the worgen and other shadowy forces.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Following the Shattering and the return of Gilneas into the Alliance fold, the Nightbane worgen have come under the eyes of the Gilnean worgen. The afflicted Gilneans have occupied the once abandoned town of Raven Hill, seeking to find worgen among the Nightbane who are not too far gone to the mindless state that can be saved as they were.

Sven Yorgen was become afflicted by the worgen curse and was brought into the Nightbane Pack. He was later saved thanks to the efforts of the Gilneans and adventurers, becoming the first worgen from Duskwood to be successfully brought back from a feral state. This gives Oliver Harris, the lead apothecary attempting to cure the Nightbane, renewed hope.[8]


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

When Valorn and Belysra return the Scythe of Elune to Duskwood with the intention of giving it to a druid adventurer, it is stolen by Ariden, leader of the Dark Riders. The Nightbane pack, drawn to the Scythe and seeking the power of Goldrinn, follow Ariden to his base in Karazhan. They attack the adventurer who is also seeking the Scythe of Elune, and are promptly defeated.

According to Revil Kost, they were driven mad by the Scythe.[9]

Known members




This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

The Nightbane pack could be members of the Wolf Cult given their presence in Duskwood, their shared search for the Scythe of Elune, and the fact that the Nightbane pack inhabits Roland's Doom. Althea Ebonlocke also mentioned that she suspected that the Wolf Cult was connected to the worgen that had been infesting Duskwood for some time.[10]

See also


  1. ^ Marus
  2. ^ N Druid [98 - 110] A Foe of the Dark
  3. ^ Disturbing the Past
  4. ^ A [24] The Yorgen Worgen
  5. ^ N Druid [98 - 110] Disturbing the Past
  6. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 134
  7. ^ A [24] Cry For The Moon, Sven Yorgen dialogue.
  8. ^ A [24] Cry For The Moon, completion text.
  9. ^ N Druid [98 - 110] A Foe of the Dark
  10. ^ Dark Riders (comic)