|Neutral Cult of the Dark Strand|
|Main leader||Athrikus Narassin|
|Capital||The Tower of Althalaxx|
|Theater of operations||Darkshore, Ashenvale|
The Cult of the Dark Strand is a faction of humanoids, drawing members from a variety of races, including human, troll, high elf, Forsaken, Dark Iron dwarf, and orc. The cult is led by Athrikus Narassin, an evil Highborne of great power. The cult is based at the Tower of Althalaxx in Darkshore, but has agents in Ashenvale as well.
Known members are:
|Highborne male Athrikus Narassin||Tower of Althalaxx,||Darkshore|
|Pilt:IconSmall Satyr.gif Delmanis the Hated||Outside the Tower of Althalaxx||Darkshore|
|Orc male Ilkrud Magthrull||Fire Scar Shrine||Ashenvale|
|Human male Marlowe the Felsworn (lore)||Unknown|
When the Sundering started, Athrikus Narassin trapped hundreds of highbornes in gems, falsly promising to save them. His cult receives power by draining those , but there are only a few left. One, containing the soul of the highborne sSargath, can be found among the cultists, two others in the satyr camps Night Run and Satyrnaar. Another soul, the one of Asterion, is trapped in the ruins of Bashal'Aran and guarded by the Satyrs of Deth'ryll.
Ilkrud Magthrull, lieutenant of Athrikus Narassin, commands part of the Cult from the Fire Scar Shrine in southern Ashenvale. He carries a tome that lists where the soul gems of those spirits trapped by Athrikus are.
It seems that a lot of satyrs, Felmusk, Bleakheart and Deth'ryll, are allied with the Cult of the Dark Strand, as they protect soulgems of Athrikus. One of their leaders, Delmanis the Hated, watches over the Tower of Althalaxx. His presence there is probably to enforce the pact between the satyr and the cult with his presence and loyalty. Also the three satyrs attacking Feero Ironhand at the end of A  may be connected to the cult.
- Dark Strand Adept
- Dark Strand Assassin
- Dark Strand Cultist
- Dark Strand Enforcer
- Dark Strand Excavator
- Dark Strand Fanatic
- Dark Strand Voidcaller