For the achievement, see Knights of the Ebon Blade (achievement).
So too do the Knights of the Ebon Blade... While our kind has no place in your world, we will fight to bring an end to the Lich King. This I vow!

Knights of the Ebon Blade

The Knights of the Ebon Blade (mirroring the Knights of the Silver Hand) are an organization of renegade death knights. Their base is at Acherus: The Ebon Hold in the Eastern Plaguelands. Its primary function is to guide new renegade death knights.

Freed from the grasp of the Lich King, his former death knights have regrouped against him. During the Legion's Third Invasion of Azeroth, Bolvar Fordragon and the Knights of the Ebon Blade came to an agreement, the Ebon Blade would serve as his hand against the Burning Legion and Bolvar would not unleash the Scourge onto Azeroth and The Legion.

Bolvar chose a specific adventurer and named them the Deathlord of the Ebon Blade, expecting the Death Knights to follow the Deathlord's orders as if they were his own.

Bases

The Ebon Blade's primary base is Acherus: The Ebon Hold in the Eastern Plaguelands, and is the location of the death knight trainers. Two other bases in Northrend are Ebon Watch in Zul'Drak and Shadow Vault in Icecrown.

Creation

The Knights of the Ebon Blade were originally an army of Scourge death knights trained in the halls of Acherus. They were created (or so they were told) for the purposes of destroying both the Scarlet Crusade in their enclave east of Tyr's Hand, and the Argent Dawn at Light's Hope Chapel. In truth, the entire plan was conceived by the Lich King himself not to destroy the Argent Dawn, but rather to use the death knight legion as bait to lure out the Highlord of the resurgent Order of the Silver Hand, Tirion Fordring.

During the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel, where ten thousand Scourge faced off against three hundred defenders of the Light, the corrupted Ashbringer wielded by the death knight commander, Highlord Darion Mograine, refuses to obey its wielder. When Fordring arrives, his powers of the Light prove too great for even ten thousand to oppose, and Mograine orders his death knights to surrender. Fordring scolds Mograine for his foolishness and tells him that Arthas sent him and his death knights on a suicide mission. As they await the paladin's judgment, they witness a vision of Mograine's father, Alexandros, the legendary Ashbringer himself. He told his son that he would one day wield the Ashbringer and use it to mete out justice, but "that day is not today".

The Lich King himself arrives not long afterwards and confirms that he had indeed sent the death knights to their deaths in order to bring Fordring out of hiding. Enraged by this treachery, Mograine attacks, but the Lich King swats him aside in one hit and focuses his attention on Fordring, incapacitating him with a crippling spell and knocking back the Argent soldiers who charged in. Remembering the words spoken by his father, Mograine throws the corrupted Ashbringer to Fordring, whose powers of the Light succeed in purifying it. With the purified blade in hand, Fordring charges into the Lich King and throws him back. Leaving their battle for another day, the lord of the Scourge flees back to Northrend, warning Tirion that: "When next we meet, it won't be on holy ground, paladin."

After Arthas' departure, Fordring calls for the union of the Argent Dawn and the Order of the Silver Hand into the Argent Crusade, intended to bring the war to Icecrown itself. Mograine pledges himself and his knights to the same cause, naming his new order the Knights of the Ebon Blade. With their free will restored, Mograine and his death knights return to Acherus and capture it, destroying the Scourge remnants within. With their new base secured, Mograine then sends his knights to rejoin their people, sending them to throw themselves at the mercy of either King Varian Wrynn in Stormwind (if their race belonged to the Alliance) or Warchief Vol'jin in Orgrimmar (if they belonged to the Horde).

Known members

Name Role Status Locations
Neutral IconSmall Darion.gif Highlord Darion Mograine Master of the Ebon Blade Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands or Icecrown Citadel
Neutral IconSmall BloodElfDeathKnight Male.gif Dread Commander Thalanor Quest giver, vendor, second-in-command of Acherus Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral IconSmall OrcDeathKnight Male.gif Crok Scourgebane Grand Champion of the Ebon Blade Active Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown or Icecrown Citadel
Neutral IconSmall HumanDeathKnight Male.gif Lord Thorval Blood trainer Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral IconSmall Lich Male.gif Amal'thazad Frost trainer Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral IconSmall UndeadElf Female.gif Lady Alistra Unholy trainer Active Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Alliance IconSmall HumanDeathKnight Male.gif Thassarian First death knight to rejoin the Alliance Active Wailing Ziggurat, Borean Tundra or The Skybreaker, Icecrown
Horde IconSmall BloodElfDeathKnight Male.gif Koltira Deathweaver First knight of the Ebon Blade to join the Horde Active Agmar's Hammer, Dragonblight or Orgrim's Hammer, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall HumanDeathKnight Male.gif Stefan Vadu Quest giver Active Ebon Watch, Zul'Drak
Neutral IconSmall BloodElfDeathKnight Female.gif Bloodrose Datura Quest giver Active Ebon Watch, Zul'Drak
Neutral IconSmall BloodElfDeathKnight Female.gif Jayde Assists adventurers in The Air Stands Still Active Scourgeholme, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall OrcDeathKnight Male.gif Munch Assists adventurers in The Air Stands Still Active Scourgeholme, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall BloodElfDeathKnight Male.gif Baron Sliver Quest giver Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall BloodElfDeathKnight Male.gif Keritose Bloodblade Quest giver Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall HumanDeathKnight Male.gif Duke Lankral Quest giver Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall BloodElfDeathKnight Female.gif Duchess Mynx Quartermaster Active Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall DraeneiDeathKnight Male.gif Vaelen the Flayed Quest giver Active Jotunheim, Icecrown and later Shadow Vault, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall UndeadDeathKnight Male.gif Lord-Commander Arete Quest giver Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall TaurenDeathKnight Male.gif Aurochs Grimbane Quest giver Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall DraeneiDeathKnight Female.gif Setaal Darkmender Quest giver Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall UndeadTroll Male.gif Uzo Deathcaller Quest giver Active Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral IconSmall GnomeDeathKnight Female.gif Darkrider Arly Quest giver Active Blackwatch, Icecrown

Reputation

All players, with the exception of death knights, start out at neutral with the Knights of the Ebon Blade. (Upon the completion of N [55] The Light of Dawn, death knights are raised to friendly reputation.)

Reputation with Knights of the Ebon Blade can be earned by completing the following daily quests.

Additionally, as with some other factions, reputation can be gained through Championing via the [Tabard of the Ebon Blade], or by trading 1 Spell holy summonchampion.png [Emblems of Triumph] for 1 [Ebon Blade Commendation Badge] at the Emblem of Triumph Quartermaster in Dalaran.

Rewards

These rewards can only be purchased after completing the A [80] It's All Fun and Games | H [80] It's All Fun and Games questline in Icecrown. The questline is available starting at level 77 from Alliance Thassarian on the The Skybreaker, Horde Koltira Deathweaver on the Orgrim's Hammer, or from Neutral Baron Sliver at the Shadow Vault.

Rewards are bought fromNeutral Duchess Mynx

[43, 20]

at the Shadow Vault.

Duchess Mynx
<Ebon Blade Quartermaster>
Item Cost Type
Friendly [Design: Deadly Huge Citrine] 2g Jewelcrafting (350)
[Tabard of the Ebon Blade] 1g Tabard
Honored [Arcanum of Toxic Warding] 150g Arcanum
[Dark Soldier Cape] 20g 2s 9c Cloak
[Pattern: Nerubian Reinforced Quiver] 5g Leatherworking (415)
[Toxin-Tempered Sabatons] 35g 10s 37c Plate Feet
[Unholy Persuader] 66g 48s 81c Fist Weapon
Revered [Arcanum of Torment] 150g Arcanum
[Design: Wicked Monarch Topaz] 4g Jewelcrafting (390)
[Reaper of Dark Souls] 75g 21s 65c One-Handed Sword
[Runeblade of Demonstrable Power] 93g 68s 97c Two-Handed Sword
[Spaulders of the Black Arrow] 34g 85s 20c Mail Shoulder
[Sterile Flesh-Handling Gloves] 15g 36s 83c Cloth Hands
[Wound-Binder's Wristguards] 17g 50s 44c Leather Wrist
[Pattern: Abyssal Bag] 5g Tailoring (435)
Exalted [Belt of Dark Mending] 18g 70s 27c Cloth Waist
[Darkheart Chestguard] 48g 86s 48c Leather Chest
[Death-Inured Sabatons] 51g 77s 55c Plate Feet
[Kilt of Dark Mercy] 59g 7s 31c Mail Legs
[Design: Glowing Twilight Opal] 4g Jewelcrafting (390)

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Quests

Zul'Drak

Light's Breach

  1. N [75] In Search Of Answers
  2. N [75] Orders From Drakuru
  3. N [75] The Ebon Watch (+33 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  4. N [75] Kickin' Nass and Takin' Manes

Ebon Watch

  1. N [75] An Invitation, of Sorts... or N [75] Darkness Calling (+195 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  2. N [75] Near Miss or N [75] Close Call (+75 Knights of the Ebon Blade)[Reputation needs updating]
  3. N [75] You Can Run, But You Can't Hide or N [75] Silver Lining (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  4. N [75] Dressing Down or N [75] Suit Up! (+195 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  5. N [75] Infiltrating Voltarus (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  6. N [75] So Far, So Bad (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  7. N [75] Hazardous Materials (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  8. N [75] Sabotage (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
    1. N [75] Fuel for the Fire
    2. N [75] Disclosure
  9. N [76] Betrayal (+650 Knights of the Ebon Blade)

Icecrown

Shadow Vault

9442 Reputation

  1. A [80] It's All Fun and Games / H [80] It's All Fun and Games (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  2. N [80] I Have an Idea, But First... (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  3. N [80] Free Your Mind (+455 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  4. A [80] If He Cannot Be Turned / H [80] If He Cannot Be Turned
  5. A [80] The Shadow Vault / H [80] The Shadow Vault (+13 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  6. N [80] The Duke (+13 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  7. N [80] Honor Challenge (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  8. N [80] Shadow Vault Decree (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  9. N [80] Get the Key (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  10. N [80] Let the Baron Know (+33 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  1. N [80] Parting Gifts (+13 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  2. N [80] Vereth the Cunning (+75 Knights of the Ebon Blade)[Reputation needs updating]
  3. N [80] New Recruit (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  4. N [80] The Vile Hold (+325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  5. N [80G5] The Fate of Bloodbane (+650 Knights of the Ebon Blade)

Death's Rise

3211 Reputation

  1. N [80] To the Rise with all Due Haste! (+13 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  2. N [80] The Story Thus Far... (+13 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
    Optional daily side quests:
  3. N [80] Blood in the Water +325 Knights of the Ebon Blade
  4. N [80] You'll Need a Gryphon +325 Knights of the Ebon Blade
  5. N [80 Daily] No Fly Zone +325 Knights of the Ebon Blade

Started from a drop:

  1. N [80] The Grand (Admiral's) Plan +325 Knights of the Ebon Blade)
  2. N [80] In Strict Confidence +325 Knights of the Ebon Blade
  3. N [80G5] Second Chances +455 Knights of the Ebon Blade
  4. N [80G5] The Admiral Revealed +455 Knights of the Ebon Blade


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