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Maudra Argot the Shadow Bender was the leader of the Grottan Clan during the late Age of Division. By that time, she was the oldest of the Maudras.[2]


Before being overcome by blindness, Argot studied the art of healing from urLii. During the Arathim Wars, she met with Fara and Ordon at the Tomb of Relics.[3] She later took the Dual Glaive to Stone-in-the-Wood, but was too late to save Maudra Vala from the Arathim. She subsequently handed the Glaive to Ordon, who used it to defeat the Arathim in the First Battle of Stone-in-the-Wood. Ordon then handed half of the Glaive to her, which she concealed in her cane.[4]

Thirty trine later, when Deet was recovering from her injuries, Argot arrived to provide medicine and help. Argot also vouched for Deet's honesty about a talking tree, advising her parents to allow her to depart, fight the Darkening, and warn All-Maudra Mayrin.[5]

Argot later received the windsifter with the Grottan portion of the Living Crown, but rather than attend the coronation ceremony, she returned the piece with her blessing.[6]

During the Arathim attack on Domrak Village, Maudra Argot was possessed by a Threader and incorporated into their hive mind, the Ascendancy. However, Rian soon negotiated an alliance with the Arathim, and the Arathim released Argot from the hive mind.[7]

After ascending to the surface, Argot stopped Rian and Deet from going back into the caves for the Dual Glaive, revealing that she had half of of Glaive hidden in her cane. When Rian and Deet recovered the other half, Argot was able to speak with Rian through the Fires of Resistance that its reformation conjured all across Thra. Argot advised him that to speak to all Gelfling, and told him to "speak true".[4]


Maudra Argot was wise and motherly in her demeanor to members of her clan. She possessed great wisdom in healing gathered from her long life, and though she had lost her sight, she seemed to have not lost her sense of humor. She was aware of the fact that Sanctuary Trees had the ability to communicate though this occurrence was very rare.

Other continuities[]

In Song of the Dark Crystal, Argot sends Amri with Naia, Kylan and Tavra to travel to the gelfling capitol on behalf of the Grottan clan.


  1. Dc Encylo logo Maudra Argot in The Dark Crystal - Encyclopedia
  2. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – J.M. Lee., Heroes of the Resistance, Penguin Young Readers, November 12, 2019, p.44-45, ISBN 978-0593095393.
  3. Age of resistance logo – Andelfinger, Nicole., Age of Resistance – The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #3, Archaia, USA, November 27 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "The Crystal Calls". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  5. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "End. Begin. All the Same.". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  6. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "By Gelfling Hand...". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  7. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "Prophets Don't Know Everything". Netflix. August 30, 2019

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Maudras of the Seven Gelfling Clans
Vapra Clan SeladonMayrinSeladon
Grottan Clan ErmetArgot
Sifa Clan AffinaEthri
Stonewood Clan YnidValaFara
Drenchen Clan ElaiaLaesid
Spriton Clan CarnMera
Dousan Clan IoSeethi