Mord Wraiths

Mord Wraiths



Four Lands

Known As:
Black Walkers


Appeared In:
The Wishsong of Shannara

Mentioned In:
Dark Wraith of Shannara
The Scions of Shannara
Wards of Faerie

The Shannara Chronicles

Appeared In:


Referred To In:
The World of Shannara

Mord Wraiths were also known as Black Walkers.


After Shea Ohmsford defeated the Warlock Lord and his followers, the Ildatch was recovered by a sect of human followers of the Warlock Lord. These would-be sorcerers were not subject to the Sword of Shannara and so were not destroyed along with him. Sixty years before the events of The Wishsong of Shannara they took the Ildatch to their Eastland lair and began to delve into the magic. They were subverted by the magic, becoming Mord Wraiths.

The Wishsong of Shannara

Were rumoured to be soundless, faceless things born of dark magic, appearing out of nowhere. Also rumoured to be the Warlock Lord and his minions returned.

Rone Leah had been told by travellers passing through Leah that the Walkers had come west from the Silver River country.

The Shannara Chronicles

  • Could now fly.