Shrouded Glade has always been a home for Druids, though the Elder Council wasn't officially formed until after the Unbinding. Located on fertile land to the northeast, the Glade is nestled at the base of Misty Mountain; enveloped in a thick and mysterious mist, giving Shrouded Glade its name. It was from within this mist that the Druids gleaned their power.
Unwilling to let their ancient knowledge stay buried within the rubble of ancient ruins, the remaining Druids banded together and forged an Academy that would not only continue to expand on their existing knowledge, but also instruct those who were worthy on how to evoke that power to become a Druid of nature as well. Within its walls they constructed a library filled with what they could salvage from the ruined Athenaeum.