"My children always come home…" [1]

The Shadowbinder is one of The Eleven, and reigns over The Tangled Wood and the Shadow Flight.


The Shadowbinder is a dark, shadowy dragon, who appears to drool and drip the shadows themselves. Her large, black wings, with translucent membranes, seem to be capable of functioning similarly to legs. Her spine, neck, and face are decorated with pointed fins and frills, while her eyes glow a pale purple. Her shadowy secretions, or at least her saliva, seem to be volatile substances, sizzling on contact with the ground.

Slithery and calculating, the Shadowbinder is likely the most intelligent and sneaky of the Gods. Instead of revealing herself immediately after her birth, she hid away to analyze her fellow deities in secret. She is cunning and sly, and darkness is often associated with immorality and menace.

The First Age Edit

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The Shadowbinder is the second of the four deities born during the battles of the First Four, the counterpart to the Lightweaver. She is inadvertently created when the rituals of night and day are disrupted, and unstable magical energies in the night-gripped half of the planet materialize into her. She hides in the shadowy pockets of the land, judging the First Four as they wreck the world that had taken them eternity to carefully create.

The Shadowbinder controlled her own lands, and unchecked, she was a coldly aggressive ruler who plunged each night into a foul murk. Without someone to level out her shadow magic, nothing could flourish where she reigned.

From the void came the defiling Shade, who sapped so much light from the lands that even the Shadowbinder grew fearfully distressed. Unlike the others, she shows her defiance with a challenging bellow. With her companion deities, she battles away the Shade with her elemental powers to defend their world.

After the Shade is driven away, she agrees with the other seven to shield her world and form the Pillar, to allow life to thrive and prevent the nightmare darkness from returning. The Eight seal themselves away, using the power of their combined magic to fuse themselves into the Pillar in their last act as omnipotent gods.

Second Age Edit

The Shadowbinder was not seen during the Second Age, instead slumbering in the Pillar for the entirety of it. [2]

Third Age Edit

The Shadowbinder was not seen during the Third Age until the Arcanist shattered the Pillar, releasing the deities from their self imposed exile.

Age of Flight Rising Edit

At the start of this new age, all of the Eight leave the destroyed Pillar. The Shadowbinder finds the brightness of the day extremely discomforting. It is mentioned that she won't last long in the morning light, which appears to have negative effects on her. The Earthshaker attempts to get her attention, but she remarks that it doesn't matter because she didn't really like him anyway, or any of them actually. From shadow to shadow, she hobbles off into the distance.


  • The Shadowbinder is the only deity in Flight Rising whose name has four syllables.
  • Whispering a secret into a maple leaf and then releasing it at night, according to Flight Rising's Trinket description for said flora, is believed by dragons to curry favor with the Shadowbinder.
  • The Shadowbinder is one of 6 deities that has the name of her flight in her title.
  • Shadowbinder is affectionately called Shadowmom, Puddlemom, or Droolmom by her Shadowling followers.



The Eleven
Arcane Rune The Arcanist Earth Rune The Earthshaker Fire Rune The Flamecaller Ice Rune The Icewarden

Light Rune The Lightweaver Lightning Rune The Stormcatcher Nature Rune The Gladekeeper

Plague Rune The Plaguebringer Shadow Rune The Shadowbinder Water Rune The Tidelord Wind Rune The Windsinger

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