|Druids of the Scythe|
Tal'doren, in the middle of Blackwald
|Main leader||Ralaar Fangfire (presumed)|
|Race(s)|| Night elf|
|Base of operations||Blackwald, Tal'doren|
|Theater of operations||Gilneas|
The Druids of the Scythe are a sect of druids who advocated the using of the pack form during the War of the Satyr. Originally calling themselves Druids of the Pack, they shapeshifted into a powerful yet unwieldy form that embodied the fury of the wolf Ancient, Goldrinn. They called this form the Pack Form, a form that turned them into wolves. Although powerful, the pack form tended to turn the druids feral. This eventually resulted in the worgen.
While in the worgen form, the druids eventually lost their minds to its violent nature. Blinded by all-consuming rage, Ralaar’s druids tore through friend and foe alike during battle with the satyrs. Night elves wounded by the unruly beasts contracted a virulent curse that turned them into worgen as well. Desperate to stanch the affliction’s spread, Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage mournfully banished the worgen to a pocket dimension of the Emerald Dream, where they would be in peaceful slumber for all eternity.
For millenia, the worgen threat was contained until the day Arugal tampered with summoning worgen after looking into Ur's research. It is also assumed that some of the worgen were released from their slumber by Velinde Starsong using the Scythe of Elune.
There is a recovered journal found in Gilneas that tells more of these druids. It seems that some of the druids never were captured and left the night elven lands. It speaks of the pack and how it became increasingly savage. It also tells of a druid named Ralaar Fangfire who seemed to have mastered the form. He is, as far as is currently known, the current head of the Druids of the Scythe.
Relation to the Scythe of Elune
Taught by Ralaar Fangfire, these Druids of the Pack sought to temper the uncontrollable rage inherent in their chosen form. To do so, they willingly submitted to the energies of the Scythe of Elune, a mystical artifact created from Goldrinn's fang and the staff of Elune.
Rather than abate the druids' fury, however, the weapon transformed Ralaar and his followers into worgen: bestial humanoids enslaved by their own primal instincts.