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Nightsilver Woods
Associated With
Heroes Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana
Luna minimap icon.png Luna
Underlord minimap icon.png Underlord
Monkey King minimap icon.png Monkey King
Factions Dark Moon Order
Dark Moon Horde
Places Shrine of Selemene
Temple of Mene
Gods Selemene
Characters Nova
Lunar Moth
Species Griffin
Cosmetics Moonfall

The Nightsilver Woods is the sacred forest of Selemene, the moon goddess. The Dark Moon Order resides in the woods, dedicating themselves to Selemene and doing her bidding.[1] Trespassers are either turned away from the Dark Moon warriors, or struck by beams of lunar energy from Selemene herself.[2]


When the Nightsilver Woods were barely formed, a single shard of fell from the moon, and the Shrine of Selemene was erected at that very location.[3] The Temple of Mene was also built later in the forest.

When Vrogros, the Underlord minimap icon.png Underlord emerged from the underground of city of Aziyog, he announced to Luna and Mirana his intentions to invade and burn down the Nightsilver woods.[4] This has not yet come to pass.

The Dark Moon Horde, in their desire to bring about the Dark Moon cataclysm, entered the Nightsilver Woods and attacked the Temple of Mene while the Dark Moon Order was incapacitated. They were repelled by outside champions, who stepped in to defend the goddess' sanctuary.[5]

Although inhabitants of the Nightsilver Woods are calm today, they have had a complicated history of politics and violence.[6]


Luminescent lotuses grow in the forest, inside silvery pools. These lotuses are considered sacred to Selemene, and are fiercely guarded from thieves by Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana.[7]


A great number of beasts inhabit the forest, including Owlions, litigons, and Nova, Luna minimap icon.png Luna's mount.[8][9] A griffin was also once found in the Nightsilver Woods. It later became Mirana's mount.[10]

The forest is likely also home to the sacred Lunar Moth, as well as its offspring, the felmoth.


Sun Wukong sometimes spends summers in the Nightsilver Woods.[11]

Fymryn steals the Lotuses from the pool sometimes in order for Mene to Return.


  1. Luna biography.
  2. Lucent Beam description.
  3. Moonfall description.
  4. Underlord response: ▶️ Luna minimap icon.png Mirana minimap icon.png Pity, I had hoped you would live to see Nightsilver burn.
  5. Dark Moon lore.
  6. Twilight Schism description.
  7. Mirana biography.
  8. Andalmere the Litigon description.
  9. Stryff the Owlion description.
  10. Moon Griffon description.
  11. Monkey King response: ▶️ I summered in Nightsilver before. Lovely trees.