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Shingetsu Moonsong

Basic Information[]

  • Full Name: Shingetsu Moonsong
  • In-Game: Shingetsu
  • Nickname: Shin
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good

  • Guild: previously Winter's End, currently none
  • Title: The Wandering Wolf

  • Race: Kaldorei
  • Class: Rogue
  • Professions: Herbalism/Alchemy

Physical Description[]

  • Age: a bit over 6,100, or a bit over 200 depending on your perspective
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Black shot with silver strands
  • Eyes: Bluish silver
  • Height: 7'7"
  • Garments/Armor: Simple, blue and black traveling cloths and a plain leather satchel.
  • Other:


Shingetsu is the polar opposite of his alter ego. Where Durgaraf was cold and stoic; hard in his determination, Shingetsu is often warm and friendly. Known for spouting random verse or idioms he wanders about trying to do as much good as he can.

Originally Shingetsu was a staunch pacifist but following an all out fight with a fellow member of Winter's End, Zahress (as told in Falling from Grace), he has become more willing to listen to his instinct/nature regarding combat.


The history of Durgaraf/Shingetsu is long and somewhat complicated. Shingetsu was born over six thousand years ago but after a series of events that lead to him becoming a Warder at a very young age, the personality/spirit of Shingetsu was replaced by Durgaraf. As is traditional for Warders, Durgaraf made no mention of his former self (Shingetsu) during his long life. Even his wife, Ailinel Frostmoon, was unaware of the details of the events that led to Shingetsu's transformation into Durgaraf.

Approximately a year ago, Durgaraf was put in a position where he had to defend his daughter against another Warder. He succeeded, killing the other Warder, but in the process broke the sacred blade that represented his Oath as a Warder. At that time, Durgaraf "died" and Shingetsu "came back." Immediately following that, Shingetsu left everything Durgaraf had behind and wandered alone in the far reaches of the world. Very recently he has returned to Stormwind at the request of Laynne Torrind to assist with the rebuilding of Winters End.

Shingetsu is capable of fully utilizing the Kaldorei ability to meld into shadows and at times will do so instinctively if he becomes distracted. He does not raise nightsabers like Durgaraf did but he has an extremely keen sense of smell and hearing (like most Kaldorei) and a basic sense of the nature around him. While as Durgaraf he killed untold numbers in his role as Warder, Shingetsu has taken great care not to kill anyone since Durgaraf's death.

Having succeeded in restoring Winters End, Shingetsu has left the group once again (as told in The Wolf Path) to return to wandering the wilds and far places of the world.