Kur'talos Ravencrest

Kur'talos Ravencrest was the master of Black Rook Hold and the first leader of the Kaldorei Resistance during the War of the Ancients. Ravencrest was a politician and refused to contact the non-Kaldorei races for aid because he feared the defection of his more conservative commanders.

In the altered history of the War of the Ancients — which was created when Rhonin, Krasus, and Broxigar were hurled backward in time and changed past events by their presence — Ravencrest became the formal patron of Illidan Stormrage after recruiting Illidan to help him track down Broxigar. In this version of history, Desdel Stareye was eventually persuaded to accept aid from the tauren, earthen, and furbolgs after Ravencrest's death.

It is unknown how or when he died in the original history. In the altered history, he was assassinated by one of Azshara's servants, posing as an allied soldier, during a battle against the Burning Legion.

Desdel Stareye took command upon his death, but Ravencrest's ideals (and general competence) were not upheld until Jarod Shadowsong assumed the mantle.

In Legion

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When Gul'dan stole Illidan's corpse from Vault of the Wardens, Gul'dan performed in which he separated his soul from his body. Energies caused by the event brought Lord Ravencrest, Desdel Stareye and others back as undead.

Memorable quotes

  • "More capable than a dozen Moon Guard you are!"


The ruined remains of Ravencrest Monument can be found in the southern area of Azshara. The ruins are infested with naga.

There is also an in-game sword called [Ravencrest's Legacy] that is probably the same one he used ten thousand years ago.

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Preceded by:
Leader of the Kaldorei Resistance
Succeeded by:
Desdel Stareye
Preceded by:
Queen Azshara (official)
Ruler of the Kaldorei (unofficial)
Succeeded by:
Desdel Stareye (unofficial)