|Title||<General of the Sentinel Army>|
|Race||Night elf (Humanoid)|
|Character class||Sentinel, Priestess|
|Location||Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas|
|Relative(s)||Tyrande Whisperwind (adoptive mother), Malfurion Stormrage (second father), family killed in the War of the Ancients|
Shandris is one of the most loyal warriors in Tyrande Whisperwind's employ. A fearless archer and huntress, Shandris stood by Tyrande's side through the millennia of solitude that kept her away from her love, Malfurion. Shandris came to lead a cadre of Sentinels known as the Shadowleaves. She is the most talented markswoman in Azeroth, having honed her skills for ten thousand years. In all of Azeroth, her only rivals with the bow are Lady Vashj and the Sisters Windrunner.
The War of the Ancients
As an adolescent, Shandris was living in the village of Ara-Hinam when the invading forces of the Burning Legion arrived and destroyed the settlement. Separated from her family, she 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.
The Sundering's ending establishes that Shandris was on the cusp of a romantic relationship with Jarod Shadowsong.
Curse of the Worgen
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The Long Vigilance
Shandris remained at the right hand of Tyrande during the long vigilance, and came to lead a elite group of sentinels called the Shadowleaves.
The Third War
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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, the combined might of Grom Hellscream, infused with the blood of Mannoroth, and a vast army of blood-crazed fel orcs 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 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 Plaguelands, and into the ruins of Dalaran.
World of Warcraft
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Broll was said that Shandris will go and accompany him in his quest, but Tyrande planed to go with him. Tyrande instead had left Shandris in charge of Darnassus for a brief time while Tyrande sought Malfurion in the Emerald Dream. Shandris gave Tyrande her hippogryph Jai'alator. 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. Eventually the 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 Emerald Dream.
After the crisis brought on by the Nightmare Lord was defused, Shandris acted as a witness to the long-awaited wedding of Malfurion and Tyrande. Malfurion noted 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.
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Shandris was helping Tyrande organize the Alliance summit but was surprised to hear that Jarod Shadowsong had returned 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 his worgens 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 said to have been ordered to aid Jarod with forming his new Watchers task force.
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. They 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. 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.
She starts the following quests:
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Shandris: "I'll follow you for the rest of my life, my lady!"
Tyrande: "Don't call me that, I'm still Tyrande."
Shandris: "Yes, my lady"
- - Shandris to Tyrande after Tyrande unexpectedly inherits the title of high priestess
Shandris: "I'm going with you!"
Tyrande: "That is not possible."
Shandris: "I'm good with a bow! My father taught me well! I'm probably as good as any of these!"
- - Shandris to Tyrande just before the great battle when Neltharion reveals his betrayal.
"Tyrande! Praise Elune, you've made it! The Undead appeared out of nowhere and attacked our village without warning."
- - Shandris to Tyrande after Tyrande's arrival.
- Shandris was introduced early in Eternity's End, the final act of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, in which she was a minor supporting character. She does not appear in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. In Warcraft III, she has the same model as Sylvanas Windrunner, only with a different skin color.
- Shandris's backstory is detailed in the War of the Ancients Trilogy, in which she is a major supporting character.
- Shandris also appears as a minor character in Stormrage.
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
Patches and hoftixes
- 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.
General of the Sentinel Army