The savage trolls of Azeroth are infamous for their cruelty, dark mysticism, and seething hatred for all other races. Yet one exception among the trolls is the Darkspear tribe and its cunning leader, Vol’jin. Plagued by a history of subservience and exile, this proud tribe was on the brink of extinction when Warchief Thrall and his mighty Horde forces were driven to the trolls’ remote island home in the South Seas during a violent storm.
Troll Racial Traits:
Berserking – Trolls can launch themselves into a frenzy, increasing their attack and casting speed for a short time.
Da Voodoo Shuffle – Thanks to their impressive legerity, trolls are less affected by movement impairing effects than other races.
Regeneration – Trolls have a natural healing factor that constantly replenishes their health, even when they are engaged in combat.
Throwing Weapon and Bow Specialization – Trolls receive bonuses when using their favored weapons.
Start Location: Echo Isles
The Echo Isles are a small cluster of tropical landmasses located near the arid coast of Durotar. In addition to being the home of the Darkspear trolls, the archipelago teems with raptors, tigers, and other dangerous predators. Yet the hostile wildlife is the least of the tribe’s worries. Although the Darkspears have liberated the Echo Isles from Zalazane, a mysterious sea witch has recently appeared and begun using her dark sorcery to destroy the trolls’ way of life. Additionally, naga have overtaken territory just north of Darkspear Isle, the seat of power for the tribe and its leader, Vol’jin. Having been exiles throughout their history, the Darkspears are prepared to make any sacrifice in order to protect their home. Even now, a new generation of fearless trolls is training on Darkspear Isle, ready to give its lives for the future of the tribe.
Home City: Darkspear Isle
Ever since defeating the traitorous witch doctor Zalazane, Vol’jin and his tribe have worked tirelessly to fortify their home on Darkspear Isle. Covered in a network of huts and bridges, this jungle island has become a symbol of the tribe’s glory, albeit at a time when the trolls’ destiny remains uncertain due to political tension between Vol’jin and Warchief Garrosh Hellscream. Regardless, the Darkspear tribe has vowed to stand firm and face whatever challenges lie ahead.
Racial Mount: Raptor
The ferocity of Kalimdor’s raptors has enthralled the Darkspear trolls ever since their arrival on the Echo Isles years ago. The tribe considers a raptor to be the purest embodiment of the hunter’s essence, and as such, a tamed reptilian is prized as a mount. Skilled Darkspear riders have even been known to channel their raptors’ savagery to suit their will. Possession of these predators is also one of the most auspicious signs of status among trolls; many have died trying to subdue these swift and deadly raptors, and to control one indicates great station.
Vol’jin has sworn to do everything in his power to lead the Darkspear tribe just as his late father, Sen’jin, would have. For years Vol’jin resided in Orgrimmar, offering strategic advice to Thrall and assisting with critical operations such as retaking the Undercity after the Forsaken bastion had been usurped by Grand Apothecary Putress and the dreadlord Varimathras. Recently, however, Vol’jin has come into conflict with the Horde’s new warchief, Garrosh Hellscream. Alienated by the orc’s extremism and lust for war, the troll leader has departed Orgrimmar and taken up residence on Darkspear Isle.