In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, a group of Highborne known as the Shen'dralar successfully appealled to Tyrande Whisperwind to be allowed to make a return to kaldorei society. After the Sundering, the night elves had outlawed arcane magic on the pain of death. However, some time before the Cataclysm a Highborne archmage named Mordent Evenshade sought an audience with Tyrande and proposed to set aside long-standing differences and to combine resources, skills and numbers to prepare the wider night elven race for the challenges it faces. Despite the doubts of certain Sentinels, this proposal was accepted. The Shen'dralar were allowed a cautious return among their kaldorei brethren, with some young night elves being trained by them to become new night elven mages
, and, conversely, some of the Highborne taking up the druidic arts or being initiated into Elune's priesthood--major societal changes that marked the first steps towards reconciliation between the Highborne and wider night elven society.