- For her Warcraft III unit, see Shandris (Warcraft III).
|Title||General of the Sentinel Army, Lady|
|Race||Night elf (Humanoid)|
|Class||Hunter, Warrior, former priestess|
|Affiliation(s)||Sentinel Army, Shadowleaves, Darnassus, Alliance, Unseen Path|
|Former affiliation(s)||Kaldorei Empire, Kaldorei Resistance, Sisterhood of Elune|
|Occupation||Archer, Hippogryph rider|
Tyrande & Malfurion (adoptive parents),|
Illidan (adoptive uncle),
Family killed in the War of the Ancients
|Companion(s)||Jai'alator (hippogryph), Janius (childhood friend)|
Shandris Feathermoon is a legendary night elf Sentinel and the current General of the Sentinel Army, as well as being a close personal friend and adoptive daughter of High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind. Shandris first came to prominence during the War of the Ancients, where her entire family were slain by demons, after which she was adopted by High Priestess Tyrande and took up arms herself.
After the end of the war, Shandris continued to stand with unwavering devotion by Tyrande's side, becoming a fierce defender of the high priestess. Shandris came to lead a cadre of Sentinels known as the Shadowleaves, and helped lead her people during the Third War, and in the defense of Nordrassil at the Battle of Mount Hyjal. Shandris proved herself to be a skilled warrior and archer over the years, eventually being promoted to general of the Sentinels.
As head of the military, Shandris has since been involved in many conflicts across Azeroth, leading the night elves to victory on numerous occasions. She notably commanded the bulk of Sentinel forces from Feathermoon Stronghold before and during the Cataclysm, and later co-led the Alliance's war campaign on Zandalar during the Fourth War.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 War of the Ancients
- 1.2 Curse of the Worgen
- 1.3 The Long Vigil
- 1.4 The Third War
- 1.5 World of Warcraft
- 1.6 Stormrage
- 1.7 Seeds of Faith
- 1.8 Cataclysm
- 1.9 Wolfheart
- 1.10 Tides of War
- 1.11 Warlords of Draenor
- 1.12 Legion
- 1.13 Battle for Azeroth
- 1.14 Shadows Rising
- 2 Locations
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Quests
- 5 Objective of
- 6 Letter to the Sentinels
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Notes and trivia
- 9 Speculation
- 10 Gallery
- 11 Patches and hoftixes
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
War of the Ancients
As an adolescent Shandris lived in the village of Ara-Hinam, where her father trained her to become an excellent archer. Her closest childhood friend was Janius. When the invading forces of the Burning Legion arrived and destroyed the settlement, she was separated from her family and fled south with the other survivors, chased by the ravening demons. Fortunately for the refugees, the pursuing Legion was intercepted by Kur'talos Ravencrest and his combined night elf forces, who slaughtered the demonic army.
The survivors of Ara-Hinam joined with the defenders. Shortly thereafter, at the defender's camp, a lonely and bitter Shandris, was found by Tyrande Whisperwind, priestess of Elune. Tyrande became fond of the young girl, and couldn't bear to simply let her remain among the survivors alone, and so she accompanied the priestess. Shandris soon started to idolize Tyrande and followed her everywhere she went, learning the arts of divine magic and healing from the goddess-touched Tyrande. Shandris wanted more than anything to take part in the battles, but Tyrande forbid it, so she secretly followed the Sisters into battle, looking on from the shadows. Shandris' secret tours were discovered by Tyrande, and the priestess told Shandris to never again put herself in such danger. Shandris reluctantly agreed. However, just before one of the most important battles in the war, Shandris grabbed her bow and ran after Tyrande after watching her ride away.
The dragon Aspects joined the fray for the first time in the battle that followed and Neltharion revealed his betrayal. Chaos broke out as Deathwing slaughtered both defenders, demons, and the entire blue dragonflight in his madness, until he was forced to retreat by Korialstrasz. When the dragons departed, the scattered defenders were put under heavy pressure as the demons renewed their charge. In the chaotic battles near the forest's edge, Malfurion found his beloved Tyrande at the mercy of one he had thought dead, Xavius. Xavius mocked Malfurion for some time, and just as he was about to strike the death blow to the young druid, his body was rocked by a feathered arrow plunging into his shoulder. Shandris, hidden in the forest, had proved her unnatural talent with the bow. Xavius' satyrs struggled to open up a portal to Zin'Azshari when the fighting night elves and demons reached their location. Several satyrs fell, impaled by Shandris' arrows, and Malfurion was able to confront Xavius unhindered. Focusing on the wood of Shandris' arrow impaled into Xavius' shoulder, Malfurion caused it to grow into a massive oak tree, consuming Xavius's flesh in the process. Still, the night elf druid failed to rescue his beloved Tyrande from the escaping demons. Shandris was rescued by Korialstrasz from the massive downpour created by Malfurion's resulting grief, and hounded him to rescue the priestess.
Shandris, with nothing stopping her from taking part in battles, clad in armor a bit too large for her, joined with the Sisterhood of Elune. And so, as all sisters, she followed the command of Jarod Shadowsong, though the sisters themselves were now led by Jarod's arrogant sister, Maiev.
During the last, and most epic battle, when the night elves, and the combined forces of the denizens of Kalimdor, met the vast army of Archimonde the Defiler, Shandris was in the middle of the fray. Along with the sisters, she dropped dozens of demons with lethally aimed arrows.
During the Sundering, Shandris fled with the other night elves to the slopes of Mt Hyjal. As the chaos subsided, Shandris stood next to Jarod, ever close to Tyrande.
It is hinted that Shandris wanted to start a romantic relationship with Jarod, but as it would be later revealed, Jarod avoided this due to personal happenings in his own life.
Curse of the Worgen
Shandris participated in the War of the Satyr leading the army of Sentinels. She led a group of Sentinels along with the druids Ralaar and Arvell against the satyr Xalan the Feared. Though they killed Xalan, the rest of satyrs almost overwhelmed them. Shandris and her sentinels divided from the druids leaving them to satyrs. They survived using the pack form and eventually attacked Shandris and her sentinels. While Shandris was just wounded, Aldorei, Elanu, Morina and Tyrnas died. Shandris quickly recovered and together with Tyrande, Malfurion and an army of elves attacked a satyr encampment. She witnessed the first worgen who destroyed the encampment but also attacked the elves. The army had to flee. She eventually battled against the Alpha Prime and his feral worgen where Malfurion trapped them into Daral'nir using the Scythe of Elune delivered by priestess Belysra.
The Long Vigil
Shandris remained at the right hand of Tyrande during the long vigil, and came to lead a elite group of sentinels called the Shadowleaves.
The Third War
Shandris was stirred from her long vigil by the Orcish Horde. When they began to assault the forest, Shandris and her Sentinels attacked. During these battles a vast army of fel orcs infused with the blood of Mannoroth managed to kill the demigod Cenarius after a long and arduous combat. Horrified, Shandris and the Shadowleaves retreated deeper into Ashenvale to warn the high priestess, Tyrande. Tyrande quickly surmised that the invaders must leave. Shandris loyally obeyed, and together, they sensed a looming darkness. Shandris believed it to be the demonic orcs who killed Cenarius, but Tyrande was still unsure. Shandris remained deeper in the foothills of Mount Hyjal while Tyrande took care of the human and orc problem. But her encampment came under heavy attack by the undead and they barely beat them back. When Tyrande arrived with the survivors of the demonic attack, she knew that the time had come to awaken the Druids once more. Shandris stayed behind to defend Hyjal and the World Tree, Nordrassil, while Tyrande went out to awaken the druids. Shandris bravely fought back the demons and undead, until she saw a massive demonic force amassing at the base of the mountain. Just then, Tyrande and Furion arrived with human and orcish allies at their back. Together, they formed a plan to dupe Archimonde into destroying himself.
Jaina defended the human base, while Thrall took charge of the orcish encampment. Shandris was next to Tyrande, constantly on the front lines. First while defending Jaina's encampment, then while defending Thrall's, Shandris' arrows were the death of many demons. At last, when both Jaina's and Thrall's fortifications were broken, Shandris and Tyrande, along with the rest of the night elves, retreated to the peak of the mountain. Shandris fought fiercely in the very last battle, when all night elves, ancients, furbolgs, and even dark trolls stood combined against the might of the thousands of ravening demons that came against them. When Archimonde himself came, Malfurion quickly cast a spell that teleported all night elves and ancients to the safety of the shadowy forest. Archimonde, overconfident from his supposed victory, stepped up to Nordrassil and prepared to consume its energy. Just then, Malfurion activated his trap. Thousands of the night elves' ancestral guardians swarmed up from the forest and destroyed Archimonde.
Shandris, a great hero of battles, and now the Third War as well, helped Tyrande in retaking the night elves' grounds and rebuilding their settlements. She remained in Kalimdor as Tyrande and Malfurion chased Illidan from the Broken Isles, through the Silverpine, and into the ruins of Dalaran.
Shandris and Jaina came to regard each other as friends, with Shandris freely calling Jaina "battle sister".
World of Warcraft
Shandris was promoted to the general of the Sentinels, and resided in the Feathermoon Stronghold located on Sardor Isle in Feralas, which was named after her. When Alliance adventurers met Shandris, she tasked adventurers to investigate the Hatecrest naga's increased presence in the the Ruins of Solarsal. The adventurers return to Shandris to report the discovery of a strange gazebo in the heart of Solarsal. While Shandris sends adventurers to her second, Latronicus Moonspear, to deal with the Hatecrest threat, she remained behind to assess the adventurer's findings. Eventually, the adventurer discovered evidence of a resurgent Silithid threat in the form of a Zukk'ash hive in Feralas. General Shandris thanked the adventurer for their heroics on behalf of the stronghold and tasked them to deliver their findings to to an associate of the Protectorate, Gracina Spiritmight.
Broll Bearmantle wanted Shandris to accompany him on his quest inside the Emerald Dream, but apparently Tyrande had left Shandris in charge of Darnassus for a brief time, so that Tyrande herself could help Broll seek out Malfurion in the Emerald Dream. Shandris gave Tyrande her hippogryph Jai'alator for their journey. It was also revealed that Shandris has a network of spies at her disposal, keeping her (and by extension, Tyrande) informed of events all over Azeroth. Hamuul and Naralex sought to find her, though they all were silenced by the shadowy warriors and traitorous Fandral Staghelm. Eventually they were rescued by Malfurion and Shandris was left in Darnassus organizing its inhabitants while Malfurion and his druids were healing Teldrassil and battling in the Emerald Dream.
After the crisis brought on by the Nightmare Lord was defused, Shandris acted as Tyrande's witness (the equivalent to a bridesmaid) to the long-awaited wedding of Malfurion and Tyrande. Malfurion noted to himself that Shandris was as adept at organizing wedding guests as she was at combat. It was later revealed that she managed to procure an alor'el plant for her wedding present.
Seeds of Faith
Shandris led the defense of Feathermoon Stronghold during a naga attack sometime after the shattering. Although the night elves fought bravely, the stronghold's fortifications eventually crumbled to the combined might of an invading naga army and the natural disasters plaguing Sardor Isle. Shandris ordered the survivors to retreat to the mainland while she alone stayed behind to buy the survivors more time to escape. The naga offered to spare her life in exchange for the head of her mistress, Tyrande Whisperwind. Shandris responded by killing the naga negotiator and fighting to the bitter end. By the time Tyrande and Malfurion Stormrage reached her, she was already critically wounded. Tyrande's desperate prayer to Elune granted her the strength to heal Shandris and save her from the brink of death.
Shandris was brought back to Darnassus to recover in Malfurion and Tyrande's home. To her great joy, she discovered that the alor'el was on the verge of blooming.
After the destruction of the former Feathermoon Stronghold, caused by massive flooding during the Shattering in Feralas, Shandris had a new one built on the Forgotten Coast. There it was revealed that Shandris has been training worgen Sentinels. General Shandris has been planning the Sentinel offensives on multiple fronts. Shandris directed Alliance adventurers to her lieutenants that led her operations. The first lieutenant she directed the adventurer to was Tambre, who led the counter strike offensive on the Hatecrest naga — the naga responsible for the attack on their former stronghold on Sardor Isle. The second lieutenant she directed the adventurer to was Silvia, who has been leading the offensive on the Gordunni ogres and their Twilight Hammer allies. Shandris' last lieutenant that the adventurer was directed to was Adella, and her orders from Shandris were to finish clearing Feralas of the remaining Gordunni ogre forces, Woodpaw gnolls, and other hostile wildlife.
Shandris was helping Tyrande organize the Alliance summit but was surprised to hear that Jarod Shadowsong had returned to civilization and had come to Darnassus after a long self imposed exile. She sought him out and had an emotional reunion with him. She revealed that she once had feelings for him, and envied Shalasyr and the time she spent with him. Jarod apologized to Shandris for his sudden and unexplained disappearance, and explained that while he was flattered by her affections, their choices prevented a romantic relationship; Shandris had been training to take on a more active role in night elf society, while Jarod wanted to live out his life in seclusion. Both Shandris and Jarod resolved to have a platonic relationship, after which Shandris gave her condolences.
Later on a messenger from Ashenvale was found and brought to Darnassus, where she relayed to Tyrande that the Horde was making there move to invade Ashenvale. Both Shandris and Tyrande rallied an army and departed to drive the Horde out. Unfortunately, a series of murders had occurred in Darnassus and Shandris did not have enough time to investigate them as she had to depart to Ashenvale. Together with Tyrande, they did a battle against the Horde. During the battle, Shandris was injured. Tyrande prayed to Elune to heal her, allowing her continue to fighting. As the magnataurs, Garrosh Hellscream's secret weapon, took the field, the battle went badly for the night elves. The sudden arrival of Varian Wrynn, Genn Greymane and the Gilnean worgen however, turned the tide of battle and the Alliance was able to emerge victorious.
After the battle, Shandris organized a new defense of Ashenvale and returned to Darnassus with Tyrande. The murders there were resolved by Jarod and Malfurion Stormrage; it turned out that the murderer of the newly accepted Highborne was Maiev Shadowsong. Shandris was ordered to aid Jarod with forming his new security force, in order to help him choose some possible candidates from the Sentinels. Malfurion quickly realized that Tyrande did this in the hope that Jarod will grow closer to Shandris in the future.
Tides of War
When Jaina Proudmoore called for aid to defend Theramore Isle against an overwhelming attack by the Horde, Shandris arrived with a force of Sentinels, much to the dismay of Baine Bloodhoof and Vol'jin, who pleaded with Garrosh to call off the attack on Theramore. Shandris and her Sentinels fought bravely, ultimately driving the Horde back out of the city. However, after the battle, she was informed that the blood elf Thalen Songweaver, a Horde traitor within the Kirin Tor, had been rescued during the attack. After coordinating with Vereesa Windrunner, Shandris led her sentinels north into Dustwallow Marsh to look for him, and so was not present when Garrosh Hellscream destroyed Theramore with a mana bomb.
Warlords of Draenor
When an Alliance player reaches Prestige Rank 2, Shandris can be found in Stormwind Keep alongside other notable leaders of the Alliance. During , she is present at the ceremony hosted by King Anduin Wrynn that congratulates the character for their battles against the Horde, following their receiving of the from the King, as well as an artifact appearance.
Battle for Azeroth
Shandris led the night elven fleet that was sent to Silithus to deter a potential Horde campaign. However, while the fleet was en route to their destination, the night elven druid Teshara sent word of the Horde's invasion of Ashenvale Forest and Malfurion Stormrage's orders to recall the fleet back to Darnassus. Shandris realized their deployment to Silithus was just a ploy to leave Ashenvale and Darnassus vulnerable and grimly acknowledged the genius of the strategy. The night elf fleet returned just in time to fend off the Horde's incursion in Darkshore. With Malfurion creating a wisp wall defense and the night elf fleet using its artillery to keep the Horde at bay, it seemed as if the night elves could hold the Horde off until Stormwind's reinforcements arrive. However, the Horde dissipated the wisp wall by dividing its attention on multiple fronts and then began besieging the night elf fleet with their arcane enhanced catapults. To make matters worse, Horde infiltrators swam through the sea and commandeered some of the night elf ships. Shandris fought alongside Cordressa Briarbow as the ships were attacked when the tide of battle turned. When the Horde began to besiege Teldrassil, all hope to safeguard the night elven capital was lost and the remnants of the night elf fleet steered their ships away in retreat.
Shandris co-leads the Alliance's war effort on Zandalar alongside Halford Wyrmbane. At the end of that campaign she knew that the battle against the Horde was far from over, and joined the adventurer to work together to stop Sylvanas.
Tides of Vengeance
Some time after the War of the Thorns, Shandris, Maiev Shadowsong, and Sira Moonwarden spoke to Anduin Wrynn to try and convince him to assault Darkshore and retake it from the Horde, but with the war focused on Zandalar, Arathi, and Kul Tiras; Anduin did not have the troops to do so. As the three night elves spoke to Anduin, Tyrande went on ahead of the army to try and retake Darkshore herself. Maiev, Shandris, Sira, and an adventurer located Tyrande's ruined ship at the Zoram Strand, which contained a book about the ancient ritual of the Night Warrior. The Night Warrior was the incarnation of Elune's wrath. The ritual to become the avatar of the Night Warrior was extremely dangerous, and even witnessing it would put you in danger. Legend said that long ago, the Night Warrior was used by the night elves to carve out their empire. None who have attempted the ritual since then have survived, for Elune's raw power tore them apart.
Upon journeying to Darkshore, Maiev tasked Sira with scouting the coast while she, Shandris, and the adventurer searched the Ruins of Auberdine for the Eye of Elune that Tyrande would need for the ritual. Though the Eye had already been taken, they were cornered by Deathstalker Commander Belmont of the Forsaken. Maiev successfully slew his forces and drove him off. After leaving Auberdine and saving Tyrande's mount Ash'alah from the Horde, they met with the High Priestess at Bashal'Aran where she underwent and survived the ritual to become the Night Warrior. Tyrande told Shandris and Maiev to prepare for war while she left to confront Nathanos Blightcaller. The confrontation ended with Nathanos raising both Delaryn Summermoon and Sira who had just died minutes before, but Tyrande slaying one of the Val'kyr.
Shandris later participated in the Battle for Darkshore.
Rise of Azshara
Please add any available information to this section.
During the battle at the Gates of Orgrimmar.
Following the fall of N'Zoth, Malfurion, Tyrande, and the night elven people made their new home in Nordrassil. Malfurion and Tyrande had taken to ignoring any and all missives sent to them by the young King Anduin Wrynn. In light of both the Cenarion Circle and Earthen Ring sensing something horrible within the spirit world, Malfurion and Tyrande agreed for Thrall to meet with them under the condition that the Earthen Ring Yukha was to be present and for Thrall to bring what was owed.
After Thrall and his companions (Baine Bloodhoof and Calia Menethil) arrived, Malfurion, Tyrande, Shandris Feathermoon, and Maiev Shadowsong greeted them with frosty, rigid silence. Thrall formally apologized to night elves and explained how the Horde sought to change. While Shandris was willing to listen, she revealed that she would not exonerate the Horde entirely, and only work with them as a matter of strategy against Sylvanas. When Tyrande stated she saw their words as empty pledges of justice, Shandris witnessed Thrall promising to give Tyrande the head of Sylvanas Windrunner.
Sometime later, the night elven leadership received another missive from Anduin revealing that the Horde had sent them a gift, a start to what was owed. In response, Tyrande, Shandris, and Maiev journeyed to Stormwind where they encountered the imprisoned Sira Moonwarden. Shandris called on for Tyrande to have mercy on Sira. After Tyrande cut a shallow cut into Sira's neck, Shandris took her blade, and Maiev encouraged her to have mercy towards Sira, who Maiev saw as a sad defeated thing. Tyrande subsequently departed while Maiev and Shandris had more things to ask.
|Location||Level range||Health range|
- Stealth — Places the caster into stealth.
- Battle for Darkshore
- Penetrating Shot — Inflicts Physical damage to all enemies in a line 45 yards long in front of the caster, ignoring all armor.
- Smoke Bomb — Casts a smoke bomb, stunning nearby enemies for 3 sec.
- Volley — Fires a volley of arrows into the air that will inflict significant Physical damage to enemies within 60 yards of their impact.
Alliance War Campaign
Letter to the Sentinels
Sentinels, I wish I were writing with news that would lift your hearts, But the purpose of this missive is much bleaker. I have received word that Xaxas, or Deathwing as he is called in some tongues, has returned. It is he who is responsible for the rampant destruction that has hit Azeroth. For those of you who were born after our war with the Burning Legion over ten thousand years ago, know that we once considered this dragon a protector of the world. Yet we were not aware that treachery was brewing in his heart... a truth revealed when he murdered our kin and even his own dragon brethren when we needed him most.
Doubtless even the youngest among you are familiar with the schemes that he orchestrated in the ages that followed, including his disappearance nearly two decades ago. In light of the catastrophe that has just transpired, it seems that during his absence Deathwing has grown more powerful than ever before. I know not what fuels his rage, nor what he plans next. He is a creature we cannot reason with. All that we can do is steel ourselves in preparation for what is to come, and remain ever vigilant.
Elune be with you all.
-General Shandris Feathermoon
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
- For unit quotes, see Quotes of Warcraft III/Night Elf Sentinels#Shandris Feathermoon.
- "Tyrande! Praise Elune, you've made it! The undead appeared out of nowhere and attacked our village without warning!"
World of Warcraft
- Feathermoon Stronghold
The forces of the Sentinel Army hold back the Horde across all of Kalimdor. While the war continues in Ashenvale and Stonetalon, our forces are also needed here, to protect these remaining wilds and prevent our enemies form gaining further footholds.
Battle for Azeroth
- Main article: Friends In Need#Notes
- Battle for Darkshore
- May their defeat taste of ashes and tears.
- Aboard the Wind's Redemption
The san'layn must be eradicated. The Horde's recklessness endangers us all.
Queen Azshara must be dealth with.
- Stormwind Embassy
Although the Kaldorei suffered greatly in this war, it is time for us to heal and rebuild.
We can still look to the future without forgetting the past...
- The Sentinels stand ready.
- I am listening.
- I never miss a shot.
- On your mark.
- Consider it done.
- Goddess watch over you.
Notes and trivia
- Shandris' generic name in Vol'dun and Nazjatar is "Sentinel".
- During patch 8.2.0 early testing, Janius was originally described as Shandris' brother, not her friend.
- During the early Battle for Azeroth beta, in the quest To Darnassus!, on orders from Malfurion, an Alliance adventurer reported to Shandris in Darnassus that the Horde under Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner had invaded Darkshore. With most of the night elf military on the way to Silithus to fight the Horde there, Shandris had to gather what soldiers she could from the city. The questline was later updated and Shandris was replaced by Myara Sunsong.
- Shandris's father was the one who taught her how to be an archer.
- Shandris appears several times in Eternity's End, the night elf campaign in Warcraft III, however she changes between having a ranger or archer model.
- Shandris is voiced by Courtenay Taylor in Legion and Nicole Oliver in Battle for Azeroth.
- She may be related to Thora Feathermoon.
The official Shandris Feathermoon action figure.
Shandris as she appeared prior to Warlords of Draenor.
Patches and hoftixes
- Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): On-click lines updated.
- Hotfix (2011-03-16): "Shandris Feathermoon can no longer be pulled too far from her default location before resetting (i.e. she won’t be waging war from the Orgrimmar Auction House anymore)."
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level increased from 62. Given new armor and weapons.
- ^ a b c Ultimate Visual Guide, pg. 105
- ^ Stormrage, chapter 7
- ^ The Sundering, chapter ??
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1
- ^ Curse of the Worgen
- ^ Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, pg. 156
- ^ Knaak, Richard A.. "30", Stormrage, 395. ISBN 978-1-4156-5087-7.
- ^ a b Seeds of Faith
- ^ Wolfheart
- ^ Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War
- ^ War Crimes
- ^ Elegy
- ^ A Good War
- ^ a b
- ^ Shadows Rising
- ^ The Art of Cataclysm, pg. 6
- ^ Wowhead - Azshara and Nazjatar Plot - Broadcast Text (Spoilers)
- ^ The Demon Soul, pg. 287
- Generic name
General of the Sentinel Army