- Full Name: Shame
- Title: Postmodern, Black Crow King
- Race: Human
- Class: Warlock
- Professions: Necromancer, Warlock, Engineer
- Age: 18, 21, 25? She has a different answer every time she's asked.
- Sex: Female
- Hair: Prematurely gray
- Eyes: Dark
- Garments/Armor: Argent Dawn tabard, Osrien Poynard's seal of office
- Other: Missing the ring finger on her left hand
Let me be no nearer
In death's dream kingdom
Let me also wear
Such deliberate disguises
Rat's coat, crowskin, crossed staves
In a field
Behaving as the wind behaves
No nearer --
Not that final meeting
In the twilight kingdom
When it comes to questions about her past Shame is a master of misdirection and half-answered questions. What is known to her dearest friends is that she spent several years studying at [Scholomance], but left abruptly just before her matriculation in the company of Bonnyjune. If the gnome knows why the talented young necromancer abandoned her training...she isn’t telling. The two then traveled from town to town in Azeroth, itinerant con artists fleeing to a new locale whenever the jig was up - or Shame’s penchant for postmortem experiments caught up with them.
After abandoning her unprofitable con artist career Shame moved to Stormwind, though she never developed a sense of allegiance to the city. Then, a year ago, she vanished without a trace for three months. Though her friends Bonnyjune and Asherrean mounted increasingly desperate efforts to locate her they were to no avail. Shame finally returned of her own volition - though there was something fundamentally different about her. This change led to the eventual breakdown of her relationship with Asherrean.
Shame began to spend much of her time in the Plaguelands and the crypts beneath [Medivh]’s ruined tower, a downward spiral that halted only when she met Byron Langley. She now spends much of her time at his facility in the Hinterlands - though she sometimes returns from “private retreats” smelling of lilies and graves with an odd dark look in her eyes.
Shame began working with the Argent Dawn after the Scourge invasion and appearance of Kel’Thuzad’s necropolis Naxxramas. However after a recent venture to the Necropolis she has been removed from active duty and "relieved" of her role as ambassador to the Scarlet Crusade. She refuses to discuss what happened during the trip to cause this.
After Langley's failed attempt to replace the defunct Crimson Hounds Shame, along with other Langley Firearm's employees, has quit the city of Stormwind altogether. She is now living in a rented house in Ironforge. Something about the dwarven city must agree with her - she's smiling a lot and tends to retire home early in the evening.
"Just because something exists doesn't mean you have to believe in it."
--Krelle 16:35, 22 January 2008 (UTC)