The Feast of Elune
Not taking place at a specific time of year, the Feast of
Elune is a celebration of the Kaldorei´s love for the
natural world, and an affirmation of the joy of all life.
Often marked with dance and celebration, the Feast is also
an opportunity to discuss darker, more serious matters. For
as the moon waxes and wanes between dark and light, so must
the Kaldoreialso also realise that dark and light are part
of the natural order.
The Silvereye gathered to celebrate the Feast of Elune for
exactly such a dark reason. In the aftermath of events in
Moonglade they had
grown to doubt their Sister Taiev Shadowglade, an Exhalted
Spirit of the Silvereye. Such was their concern, that they
decided to discuss the matter in solemn council, and decide
their Sister's fate.
Setting out for the Oracle Glade in Teldrassil, they walked
in silence, knowing that night might be the last time Taiev
walked amongst them. Though she seemed calm and composed,
there was little doubt that she too, was concerned at the
The Silver Sentinels question Taiev
Gathered at the foot of the Oracle Tree, the assembled Silver
Sentinels began to question Taiev about her actions. It was
clear to all of them that Niviel Silvertree had been called
back from the brink of death by something more than "mere"
divine magic. All who attended could vividly remember Taiev
bolstering the priestess' magic with an ancient Q'uel Dorei
arcana powered by the raw force of daemonic magick. Such things
are forbidden to the Kaldorei, and the gathered Silverey Sentinels
demand answers from Taiev. What had she done, why had she
chosen to use it, and most of all, how had she come to possess
Taiev speaks her case
Once she had heard the accusations levelled against her,
Taiev began to speak. Her smooth, measured, and above all
calm, voice doing much to dispel the rising suspicion against
her. But the accusations were heavy ones, and ones she must
Her answer was simple, in essence. Realising that daemonic
magic had affected Niviel, she reasoned that only similar
magic would be able to save her. In answer to how she came
to possess such knowledge she answered simply: "to defeat
your enemy, you must first know him". As a hunter, she
had long studied the single prey that she most desired to
hunt: the demonkin of the Burning Legion, along with their
twisted puppets in the mortal world.
The Silver Sentinels Decide
Finally, after Taiev had spoken, she was posed a final question,
by Erynia Starshard - a druid newly admitted to the Circle.
She asked, "Do you, yourself, wish to turn aside from
this dark path?"
Her anguish and remorse obvious, Taiev´s answer was
simple: "I wish nothing more in the world"
Finally, the assembled Silvereye cast their vote. Would they
cast her out, or would they forgive her. Each spoke in turn,
their voices quiet in the still air as they decided Taiev's
fate. The final vote cast, the result was clear. By a clear
majority, they had chosen to forgive her.
But even as the votes were cast it was clear. They would
forgive, but they would not forget.