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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Origins of the Races (Part 3/3)

 Orcs
  • The Orcs were originally inhabitants of Draenor.  They lived peacefully with the Draenei until the Burning Legion tricked them into joining their ranks.  They became bloodthirsty, killed Draenei, and invaded Azeroth.  Soon, however, the Blood Craze was lifted.

Trolls
  • The Trolls were once ritualistic savages that roamed the single continent of Azeroth.  After the Well of Eternity collapsed, the Gurubashi tribe settled in Stranglethorn Vale.  After civil war, the Darkspear tribe left for nearby islands.  Thrall saved them from deadly Murlocs.

Tauren
  • Almost no written record exists of Tauren history.  However, we do know that their race is as old as the Night Elves, so they were presumably one of the original creations of the Titans.  The Bloodhoof Tribe settled in Mulgore with the help of Thrall.

Undead
  • The Undead were created when the Burning Legion set the Plague of Undeath onto human cities.  When the Lich King, Ner'Zhul, began to lose power, some were freed from the mind control.  Lead by Sylvanas, they rebelled and called themselves the Forsaken.
Thanks for reading.  I think it's always good to know the basics of the lore.  Below is a neat chart detailing the origins.  Stay tuned for Illidan's story next Monday!

24 comments:

  1. Awesome post! Short and straight to the meat of the information! I like that about your posts!

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  2. Yeah the original races.. not the new made up shitcrap.

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  3. the undead are my favorite race.

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  4. I've never played as a Horde character

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  5. Good conclusion to the series.

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  6. To quote Ernest "HELP..TROLLS!"

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  7. Undead are pretty cool, but not easy to play

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  8. great info! :-).Scary green man though lol

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  9. that's a great piece of information!

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  10. Ah, having not played WoW before I had always thought Trolls and Orcs were alot more similar ~_~

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  11. Good read dude. Nice to know the lore.

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  12. Thanks for the chart! I was looking for something like that for years :)

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  13. Thanks. I needed to brush up on my WoW knowledge.

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  14. I hope you'll get to Illidan :)

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  15. Nice info. Gotta love Warcraft :)

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  16. I always wondered about those, but was too lazy to find info about races my self. Thanks for that!

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