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World of Warcraft - Trolls Lore

The vicious trolls that populate the numerous jungle isles of the South Seas are renowned for their cruelty and dark mysticism.  Barbarous and superstitious, they carry a seething hatred for all other races.  At the height of the Gurubashi Empire, the jungle trolls ruled over the lands from Stranglethorn Vale in Azeroth to the Echo Isles of Kalimdor.  However, at the apex of their reign, the Gurubashi people splintered into a handful of warring tribes.  One such tribe, the Darkspear tribe, was driven from its lands and forced to fend for itself amidst the deadly jungle races of Stranglethorn.

After generations of loss and servitude to larger and less honorable tribes, the Darkspears faced possible extinction.  Though their warriors were amongst the bravest ever born, the incessant politics of the Gurubashi tribes threatened to end the Darkspears’ way of life.  Even worse, humans began erecting settlements in Stranglethorn as well.  It was during this dire time that the Darkspears met Warchief Thrall and the warriors of the orcish Horde.

The Darkspears, led by the aged witch doctor Sen’jin, appealed to Thrall and his Horde for help against the human invaders.  Together the trolls and orcs won the day, but it proved to be a short lived victory.  The local murlocs captured many of the victors and prepared to sacrifice them to a sea witch.  The Darkspears fought alongside the Horde, but the noble Sen’jin fell during the final battle against the murlocs.

In honor of Sen’jin’s sacrifice, Thrall vowed that the Darkspears would always have a place within the Horde.  He offered the trolls sanctuary in the new kingdom he and his orcs planned to build across the sea.  Vol’jin, the son of Sen’jin, took control of the Darkspear tribe and wished Thrall farewell.  nearly one year later, he finally led his people to Kalimdor and made a home for them on the Echo Isles, just off the rugged crimson coastline of Durotar.  As one of the only surviving Darkspears, it falls to you to reclaim the glory of your tribe.

Though the Darkspears originally settled in the Echo Isles, they were betrayed by one of their own, a crazed sorcerer named Zalazane.  Forced to flee from their island holdings, the Darkspears created the fishing village of Sen’Jin on the Durotar coast.  From this crude village, the Darkspears and their allies strike at Zalazane’s holdings on the Echo Isles, determined to win back their jungle home at any cost.

NOTABLE TROLLS

Vol’jin
Vol’jin is a powerful shadow hunter and one of the most cunning trolls alive.  His father, Sen’jin, fell in battle while aiding Thrall and the Horde.  Just as his father would have, Vol’jin’s crafty stratagems and quick wit have served Thrall well over the years.  He spends most of his time in the orcs’ city of Orgrimmar, consulting with Thrall and helping to expand the Horde’s security and influence over Kalimdor.

Master Gadrin
Gadrin is one of Vol’jin’s most trusted advisers. Along with a young witch doctor named Zalazane, Gadrin led the mystical training of many Darkspear priests and mages.  However, Zalazane went mad from the mystical forces he had unleashed.  The crazed witch doctor placed a curse upon the Echo Isles and drove Gadrin and his brethren away.  Now Gadrin seeks to end Zalazane’s rampage and put the souls of his cursed brethren to rest.

RACIAL TRAITS

Berserking – active
Increases your attack speed by 10% to 30%. At full health the speed increase is 10% with a greater effect up to 30% if you are badly hurt when you activate Berserking. Lasts 10 sec.

Regeneration – passive
10% health regen bonus, 10% active in combat

Beast Slaying – passive
5% damage bonus to Beasts

Throwing Specialization – passive
+5 to Throwing Weapon skills

Bow Specialization – passive
+5 to Bow Weapon Skills

FEATURES

Start Location: Durotar
Home City: Orgrimmar
Racial Mount: Raptor
Available Classes: Hunter, Mage, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior

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