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The Shadow Druids were a militant sect of druids that operated throughout the Sword Coast and Amn during the 14th and 15th centuries DR.[1][2][3]


The druidic circle as a whole was led by the Shadow Archdruid,[1] while "First Druids" served as the leaders of individual groves.[3]


Their guiding belief was that there was a long and endless struggle between people and nature.[1][2]


They used extreme methods and violence to drive away civilization, using the ferocious powers of nature.[1][2]


Circa the Year of the Banner, 1368 DR, the druids operated out of the Cloak Wood forest on the Sword Coast.[1] By the following year, the group had taken over and established themselves within a druidic grove to the south in Amn.[2]

In the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR, Faldorn and her druids commanded animals of the forest to harry and assault the city of Trademeet.[2]

The Shadow Druids continued their operations for well over a century, carrying out their deeds in the name and memory of their founder Faldorn.[3] In the Year of Three Ships Sailing, 1492 DR, the group was still active throughout the Sword Coast. One of their order Kagha, took over temporary leadership of the Emerald Grove and attempted to perform the Rite of Thorns to ensure it would remain in control of the Shadow Druids.[3]


14th century
15th century
  • Aelis, an archdruid and leader within the order.[3]
  • Kagha, a druid positioned within the Emerald Grove.[3]



Baldur's Gate series
Baldur's GateBaldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnBaldur's Gate III

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