The Cult of the Dark Strand is a faction of humanoids, drawing members from a variety of races, including human, troll, high elf, Forsaken, Dark Iron dwarf, Blood elf and orc. The cult is based at the Tower of Althalaxx in Darkshore, but has agents in Ashenvale as well, and there are even some cultists Near the dark portal.

After killing their leader, Athrikus Narassin, you have a chance to get a Inv misc note 01 [Journal Page] which states that the cult is a "strand" of the Shadow Council.


Known members are:

Name Location
IconSmall Highborne Male Athrikus Narassin Tower of Althalaxx, Darkshore
IconSmall Satyr Delmanis the Hated Outside the Tower of Althalaxx Darkshore
IconSmall Orc Male Ilkrud Magthrull Fire Scar Shrine Ashenvale
IconSmall Human Male Marlowe the Felsworn (lore) Unknown

Power Source

Soul gem satyrnaar

The soul gem in Satyrnaar

When the Sundering started, Athrikus Narassin trapped hundreds of highbornes in gems, falsly promising to save them. His cult receives power by draining those [Glowing Soul Gem]s, but there are only a few left. One, containing the soul of the highborne Sargath, can be found among the cultists, two others in the satyr camps Night Run and Satyrnaar. Another soul, the one of Asterion, is trapped in the ruins of Bashal'Aran and guarded by the Satyrs of Deth'ryll.

Ilkrud Magthrull, lieutenant of Athrikus Narassin, commands part of the Cult from the Fire Scar Shrine in southern Ashenvale. He carries a tome that lists where the soul gems of those spirits trapped by Athrikus are.


It seems that a lot of satyrs, Felmusk, Bleakheart and Deth'ryll, are allied with the Cult of the Dark Strand, as they protect soulgems of Athrikus. One of their leaders, Delmanis the Hated, watches over the Tower of Althalaxx. His presence there is probably to enforce the pact between the satyr and the cult with his presence and loyalty. Also the three satyrs attacking Feero Ironhand at the end of Alliance 15 [24] Supplies to Auberdine may be connected to the cult.


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