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{{infobox faction
| name = Darkspear tribe
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| name = Darkspear tribe, jungle trolls
| image = Darkspear Banner.jpg
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| image = TrollCrest.jpg <!--Senjin Village.jpg-->
| faction = Horde
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| caption = [[Troll crest|Icon of Shadows]]
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| faction = Horde
 
| affiliation = [[Horde]]
 
| affiliation = [[Horde]]
| faffiliation = [[Gurubashi Empire]]
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| character = [[Shadow hunter]], [[Witch doctor]], [[Troll headhunter|Headhunter]], [[Troll batrider|Batrider]] (All); [[Warrior]], [[Hunter]], [[Mage]], [[Priest]], [[Rogue]], [[Shaman]], [[Death Knight|Death knight]] (WoW); [[Barbarian]], [[Druid]], [[Primal]], [[Potion doc]], [[Wilderness stalker]], [[Hexer]], [[Berserker]] (RPG)
| character = {{wow-inline}} [[Warrior]], [[Hunter]], [[Mage]], [[Priest]], [[Rogue]], [[Shaman]], [[Warlock]], [[Death knight]], [[Druid]] <br>
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| capital = [[Orgrimmar]] (shared with orcs), [[Echo Isles]] (former capital)
{{WC3-inline}} [[Troll Berserker]], [[Witch Doctor]], [[Shadow Hunter]], [[Troll batrider|Batrider]], [[Troll headhunter|Headhunter]]<br>
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| leader = [[Vol'jin]](current), [[Sen'jin]](former)
{{RPG-inline}} [[Barbarian]], [[Primal]], [[Potion doc]], [[Wilderness stalker]], [[Hexer]]
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| language = [[Zandali]], [[Common (language)|Common]], [[Low Common]]
| capital = [[Darkspear Isle]], [[Durotar]]
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| slang = [[Goblin]], [[Orcish]], [[Taur-ahe]]
| capitals = [[Sen'jin Village]]<br>
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| theater = [[Durotar]] primarily, but also in many other places throughout the world
[[Shadowprey Village]]<br>
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| rewards = {{MountIcon|Raptor|Small}} [[Raptor]] mounts ({{quality|rare}} and {{quality|epic}})
[[Malaka'jin]]<br>
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| races = {{Race|Jungle Troll}}
[[Swamprat Post]]<br>
 
[[Zabra'jin]]<br>
 
[[Zoram'gar Outpost]]<br>
 
| leader = {{RaceIcon|Vol'jin}} {{NPC||Vol'jin||Chieftain Vol'jin}}
 
| leaders = {{RaceIcon|Troll|Female}} {{NPC||Vanira}}<br>{{RaceIcon|Troll|Female}} {{NPC||Zen'tabra}}
 
| language = [[Zandali]], [[Common (language)|Common]], [[Low Common]]
 
| slang = [[Goblin]], [[Orcish]], [[Taur-ahe]]
 
| theater = [[Kalimdor]], [[Zangarmarsh]]
 
| races = {{Race|Jungle Troll}}
 
 
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{{redirect|Darkspear|the polearm|Darkspear (item)|the subrace of [[troll]]s|jungle troll}}
 
   
The '''Darkspear tribe''' are a tribe of [[jungle troll]]s (occasionally called island trolls). Members of the tribe belong to the [[Darkspear Trolls]] faction of the [[Horde]].
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The '''Darkspear tribe''' (aka '''Darkspear clan''')<ref>''[[Alliance & Horde Compendium]]'', pg. 66</ref> are a tribe of [[jungle troll]]s. Members of the tribe belong to the [[Darkspear Trolls]] faction of the [[Horde]].
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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
During [[Thrall]]’s exodus from [[Lordaeron]], the Horde rescued the Darkspear tribe of jungle trolls from the mysterious [[Zar'jira|Sea Witch]]. The Darkspear tribe owed Thrall and the orcs a great debt and so allied themselves with the Horde in gratitude. Their relationship with the noble orcs and [[tauren]] has begun to change the Darkspear trolls’ savage natures. Darkspear trolls, however, deny their dark legacy. The Horde has taught them camaraderie, restraint and, to a lesser extent, kindness.<ref>''[[World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', pg. 50</ref>
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During [[Thrall]]'s [[Exodus of the Horde]] from [[Lordaeron]], the Horde rescued the Darkspear tribe of jungle trolls from the mysterious [[Zar'jira|Sea Witch]]. The Darkspear trolls felt they owed Thrall and the orcs a great debt and so allied themselves with the Horde in gratitude. Their relationship with the noble orcs and [[tauren]] has begun to change the Darkspear trolls' savage natures. Darkspear trolls, however, deny their dark legacy. The Horde has taught them camaraderie, restraint and, to a lesser extent, kindness.<ref>''[[World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', pg. 50</ref>
   
==History==
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== History ==
Once a part of the [[Gurubashi Empire]], the portion that would eventually become Darkspear suffered heavily when the empire split into seperate tribes as they were the smallest in numbers.
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As tribal rivalries erupted throughout the former [[Gurubashi Empire]], the Darkspear tribe found themselves driven from their homeland in [[Stranglethorn Vale]]. Having settled in what are believed today to be the Broken Isles, the tribe soon found themselves entangled in a conflict with a band of [[murloc]]s. Their fate seemed sealed until the orcish [[Warchief]] [[Thrall]] and his band of newly freed orcs took shelter on their island home. Controlled by a [[Zar'jira|Sea Witch]], a group of rampaging murlocs captured the Darkspears' leader [[Sen'jin]], along with Thrall and several other orcs and trolls. Thrall managed to free himself and others, but was ultimately unable to save the trolls' leader. Although [[Sen'jin]] was sacrificed to the Sea Witch, he was able to reveal a vision he had in which Thrall would lead the Darkspear from the island.
   
As tribal rivalries erupted throughout the former [[Gurubashi Empire]], the Darkspear tribe found themselves driven from their homeland in [[Stranglethorn Vale]]. Having settled on the [[Darkspear islands]], which are believed today to have been a part of the [[Broken Isles]], the tribe soon found themselves entangled in a conflict with a group of [[murloc]]s. Eventually they also found new enemies in [[human]]s when a [[Kul Tiras]]-fleet led by [[Kelen the Seeker]] landed on the island in search for some orcs who had stolen some ships. The trolls' fate seemed sealed until the orcish [[Warchief]] [[Thrall]] and his band of newly freed orcs, which were the orcs the humans were looking for, took shelter on the island after a heavy storm. The orcs managed to defeat the humans, but their victory was short-lived. Controlled by a [[Zar'jira|Sea Witch]], the [[Underworld Minions]] captured the Darkspears' leader [[Sen'jin]] along with Thrall and several orcs, trolls and humans. They were all brought to a complex prison made by caves below the island. Thrall managed to free himself and his companions, but was ultimately unable to save the trolls' leader. Although [[Sen'jin]] was sacrificed to the Sea Witch, he was able to reveal a vision he had in which Thrall would lead the Darkspear trolls from the island.
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After returning to the island, Thrall and his followers managed to fend off further attacks by the Sea Witch and her murloc minions, and set sail for Kalimdor once again. Under the new leadership of [[Vol'jin]], the Darkspear swore allegiance to Thrall's [[Horde]] and followed him to Kalimdor. Now considered enemies by all other trolls except the [[Revantusk]] and the [[Zandalari]], the Darkspear are held in contempt to this day. Yet, the Darkspear have not forgotten being driven from their ancestral homes and this animosity is eagerly returned, especially towards the other jungle trolls. Having reached the orc's new homeland, [[Durotar]], the trolls carved out another home for themselves this time among the [[Echo Isles]] on the eastern shores of the new orc kingdom.
   
After returning to the island's surface, Thrall and his followers managed to fend off further attacks by the Sea Witch and her murloc minions, and set sail for Kalimdor once again. Under the new leadership of [[Vol'jin]], the Darkspear swore allegiance to Thrall's [[Horde]] and followed him to Kalimdor. Now considered enemies by all other troll organizations except the [[Revantusk]], [[Shatterspear]], and the [[Zandalari]], the Darkspear are held in contempt to this day. Yet, the Darkspear have not forgotten being driven from their ancestral homes, and this animosity is eagerly returned - especially towards the other jungle trolls. Having reached and founded the orc's new homeland, [[Durotar]], the trolls carved out another home for themselves this time among the [[Echo Isles]] on the eastern shores of the new orc kingdom.
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However, with the coming of [[Kul Tiras]] and its navy, the Darkspear were forced to retreat inland under the onslaught of the misguided commander [[Daelin Proudmoore]]. The trolls, fighting alongside their Horde brethren, defeated the enemy and reclaimed their new homeland. Shortly thereafter, a witch doctor by the name of [[Zalazane]] began using dark magic to take the minds of his fellow Darkspear. As his army of mindless followers grew, Vol'jin ordered the free trolls to evacuate, and Zalazane took control of the Echo Isles. The Darkspear have since settled on the nearby shore, naming their new village after their old leader, Sen'jin. From [[Sen'jin Village]] they, along with their allies, send forces to battle Zalazane and his enslaved army.<ref>http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/story/troll/jungletribes.html#darkspear</ref>
 
However, with another approach by Kul Tiras and its navy, the Darkspear were forced to retreat inland under an onslaught of [[Destroyer]]s, [[battleship]]s, and [[Gryphon rider]]s of the misguided commander [[Daelin Proudmoore]]. The trolls [[Troll Berserker|Berserker]]s and [[Troll Batrider|Batrider]]s fighting alongside their Horde brethren led by the [[beastmaster]] [[Rexxar]], defeated the enemy armada and reclaimed their new home. Shortly thereafter, a witch doctor by the name of [[Zalazane]] began using dark magic to take the minds of his fellow Darkspear. As his army of mindless followers grew, Vol'jin ordered the free trolls to evacuate, and Zalazane took control of the Echo Isles. The Darkspear have since settled on the nearby shore, naming their new village after their old leader, Sen'jin. From [[Sen'jin Village]] they, along with their allies, send forces to battle Zalazane and his enslaved army.<ref>http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/story/troll/jungletribes.html#darkspear</ref> The Darkspears’ efforts, however, failed to drive Zalazane from the Echo Isles. <ref>http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/race/troll</ref>
 
 
===Burning Crusade===
 
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During the course of Burning Crusade, the trolls kept a relatively low profile, although they did establish a fairly large presence in the swamplands of [[Zangarmarsh]]. From there, they seek to not only establish a solid base for the Horde in which they can defend the area against Alliance attacks and other threats<ref>[[Quest:Impending Attack]]</ref>, but to commune with and possibly call on the spirits of the broken world of [[Outland]].<ref>[[Quest:Spirits of the Feralfen]]</ref>
 
 
===Wrath of the Lich King===
 
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Following the victory against the [[Lich King]] in the frozen continent of [[Northrend]], Vol’jin renewed his bid to defeat Zalazane and launched a brilliant assault on the isles. With the help of the tribe’s ancestral loa, the courageous Darkspears killed the maddened witch doctor and seized their embattled home. Of late, political changes within the Horde have sparked fears among the Darkspear tribe regarding its future. Vol’jin’s close ally Thrall recently named Garrosh Hellscream temporary Horde warchief. Thus far, the brash young orc has put the Darkspear leader and his tribe on edge, causing many trolls to leave the Horde capital, Orgrimmar. Although spirits are high among the Darkspears after [[Zalazane's Fall]], tension lingers concerning what place the trolls will have in Garrosh’s Horde.<ref>http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/race/troll</ref>
 
 
===Cataclysm===
 
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[[File:Zalazanesfall.jpg|thumb|The tribe during [[Zalazane's Fall]]]]
 
In the wake of the Cataclysm, the [[Zandalari]] trolls gathered together Azeroth's troll tribes in an attempt to unify them and restore them to their former glory - even if it meant turning against the other races of Azeroth. Despite ensuring the aid of [[Daakara]] and the [[Amani]] and [[Jin'do]] and [[Gurubashi]], the Zandalari failed in securing the allegiance Vol'jin and the Darkspear who view the Horde as their true people. Knowing the grave threat on the horizon and realizing that the Horde alone could not stop it, the Darkspear sent emissaries to both the Horde and the Alliance to combat the emerging threats in [[Zul'Gurub]] and [[Zul'Aman]].
 
 
{{Seealso|Troll (playable)}}
 
   
 
==Philosophies==
 
==Philosophies==
 
Darkspear trolls are often found in the company of reptiles. Their mount are raptors, they sell snakes as pets, and their shadow hunters summon cobras. According to [[Seer Janidi]] in [[Zabra'jin]], the Darkspear consider the serpent to be a powerful spirit, but they disdain bird spirits as "weak, capricious, and best left to the Amani".<ref>{{quest|Spirits of the Feralfen}}</ref>
 
 
It appeared to have been a custom when they lived in Stranglethorn vale to give troll youths to the Gurubashi tribe. <ref>[[Quest:Hunt for Yenniku]]</ref>
 
 
Like the other Jungle troll tribes, the Darksspear are shown to be pretty egalitarian in regards to gender. Some female trolls wear wedding nose rings. <ref>[[Quest:Krom'Grul]].</ref>
 
 
They would seem to be skilled with alchemy based on the Troll Batriders skill with chemicals and the ability to upgrade Headhunters to Berserkers apparently through potions.
 
 
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Among the Darkspears, two philosophies hold equal sway.
 
Among the Darkspears, two philosophies hold equal sway.
   
 
;Live in the Future
 
;Live in the Future
The Darkspears who were present when Thrall saved their tribe hold a great respect for the orc leader. Thrall’s spirituality and strength intrigued them, and the trolls decided that Thrall’s teachings held merit. These trolls see shamanism as a way to improve their race. They choose to live in the future. They enjoy their alliance with the Horde and support their new allies by revering what they revere.
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The Darkspears who were present when Thrall saved their tribe hold a great respect for the orc leader. Thrall's spirituality and strength intrigued them, and the trolls decided that Thrall's teachings held merit. These trolls see shamanism as a way to improve their race. They choose to live in the future. They enjoy their alliance with the Horde and support their new allies by revering what they revere.
   
 
Female trolls hold no place in regular troll society. Male trolls consider them mates, nothing more — though they honor female trolls who prove themselves in battle. Tauren (and orcs, due to a recent decree from Thrall) value their females as more than mates, and allow them to rise to positions of power. Female Darkspears find this concept interesting, and some choose to live in the future because they sense it affords them greater opportunities than standard troll culture.
 
Female trolls hold no place in regular troll society. Male trolls consider them mates, nothing more — though they honor female trolls who prove themselves in battle. Tauren (and orcs, due to a recent decree from Thrall) value their females as more than mates, and allow them to rise to positions of power. Female Darkspears find this concept interesting, and some choose to live in the future because they sense it affords them greater opportunities than standard troll culture.
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;Do What it Takes
 
;Do What it Takes
The Darkspears were in big trouble, and then Thrall saved them. The tribe swore loyalty to Thrall and joined the Horde, but some still cling to the old ways. They value their elaborate, structured culture, but they know the Horde does not approve. These trolls decided to do what it takes. They maintain the facade of embracing shamanism but either practice their voodoo traditions in secret, or blend the two in a strange amalgam. The Darkspears who have not entirely discarded their tie to voodoo don’t see themselves as betraying their Horde allies. They serve Thrall with utter loyalty, but remain pragmatic. Should the Horde fail the trolls, they have their ancestral faith to fall back on. Trolls who do what it takes also favor the witch doctor class, but carefully avoid the darker aspects of the calling (at least when other races are watching).<ref name="HPG">''[[Horde Player's Guide]]'', pg. 87</ref>
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The Darkspears were in big trouble, and then Thrall saved them. The tribe swore loyalty to Thrall and joined the Horde, but some still cling to the old ways. They value their elaborate, structured culture, but they know the Horde does not approve. These trolls decided to do what it takes. They maintain the façade of embracing shamanism but either practice their voodoo traditions in secret, or blend the two in a strange amalgam. The Darkspears who have not entirely discarded their tie to voodoo don’t see themselves as betraying their Horde allies. They serve Thrall with utter loyalty, but remain pragmatic. Should the Horde fail the trolls, they have their ancestral faith to fall back on. Trolls who do what it takes also favor the witch doctor class, but carefully avoid the darker aspects of the calling (at least when other races are watching).<ref name="HPG">''[[Horde Player's Guide]]'', pg. 87</ref>
   
==Darkspear Loa==
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==Loa==
 
{{main|Loa}}
 
{{main|Loa}}
Originally part of the Gurubashi Empire, the Darkspear continue to worship many of the Gurubashi loa.<ref>[[Ask CDev|Ask CDev - Round 1]]</ref> In addition to them, they also worship [[Bwonsamdi]], the Guardian of the Dead.
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The Darkspear tribe, although never referenced to or talked about, still worship many of the same Loa that they did when part of the [[Gurubashi empire]].<ref>http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=25626575587&sid=1</ref> They also worship [[Bwonsamdi]], the guardian of the dead.
   
==Notable Darkspears==
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== Notable Darkspears ==
* {{RaceIcon|Vol'jin}}{{NPC|Horde|Vol'jin||Shadow Hunter Vol'jin}}: Leader of the Darkspear tribe, successor to Sen'jin, ally to [[Thrall]].
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*{{RaceIcon|Troll|Male|Small}} [[Vol'jin|Shadow Hunter Vol'jin]]: Leader of the Darkspear tribe, successor to Sen'jin, ally to [[Thrall]].
* {{RaceIcon|Troll|Male}}{{NPC|Horde|Sen'jin||Witch Doctor Sen'jin}}: Former leader of the Darkspear tribe, killed while defending the Broken Isles from invasion. Vol'jin's father.
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*{{RaceIcon|Troll|Male|Small}} [[Sen'jin|Witch Doctor Sen'jin]]: Former leader of the Darkspear tribe, killed while defending the Broken Isles from invasion. Vol'jin's father.
* {{RaceIcon|Troll|Male}}{{NPC|Horde|Rokhan||Shadow Hunter Rokhan}}: Lead scout of the Darkspear tribe and the Horde. Expert in many areas of troll society.
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*{{RaceIcon|Troll|Male|Small}} [[Rokhan|Shadow Hunter Rokhan]]: Lead scout of the Darkspear tribe and the Horde. Expert in many areas of troll society.
* {{RaceIcon|Troll|Male}}{{NPC|Horde|Master Gadrin}}: Trusted advisor to Vol'jin. Mystic guide of the Darkpear tribe formerly along with Zalazane.
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*{{RaceIcon|Troll|Male|Small}} [[Master Gadrin]]: Trusted advisor to Vol'jin. Mystic guide of the Darkpear tribe formerly along with Zalazane.
* {{RaceIcon|Troll|Male}}{{NPC|Combat|Zalazane}}: Former apprentice of Gadrin who enslaved most of the Darkspear tribe and took over the [[Echo Isles]], until he was destroyed by Vol'jin and his allies.
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*{{RaceIcon|Troll|Male|Small}} [[Zalazane]]: Former apprentice of Ga'drin who enslaved most of the Darkspear tribe and took over the [[Echo Isles]].
* {{RaceIcon|Troll|Male}} {{NPC|Horde|Master Vornal}} - A prominent figure in the Darkspear tribe.
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*{{RaceIcon|Troll|Male|Small}} [[Master Vornal]] - A prominent figure in the Darkspear tribe.
* {{RaceIcon|Troll|Male}} {{NPC|Horde|Zilzibin Drumlore}} - Darkspear tribe historian and ecologist. As a scholar he is an expert in many mysterious aspects of troll history, and has studied the native life of Kalimdor, making him a valuable resource of knowledge about the Insectoids.
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*{{RaceIcon|Troll|Male|Small}} [[Zilzibin Drumlore]] - Darkspear tribe historian and ecologist. As a scholar he is an expert in many mysterious aspects of troll history, and has studied the native life of Kalimdor, making him a valuable resource of knowledge about the Insectoids.
   
===Darkspear trolls===
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=== Darkspear trolls ===
 
One tribe of jungle trolls was forced to overcome its prejudices when it encountered the [[orc]] [[Warchief Thrall]], and his mighty Horde. The trolls of the Darkspear tribe, long since exiled from their ancestral lands in Stranglethorn Vale, were nearly destroyed by a band of aquatic [[murloc]]s, but Thrall and the [[Horde]] managed to save them. In return the grateful trolls swore an oath of eternal allegiance to the Horde.
 
One tribe of jungle trolls was forced to overcome its prejudices when it encountered the [[orc]] [[Warchief Thrall]], and his mighty Horde. The trolls of the Darkspear tribe, long since exiled from their ancestral lands in Stranglethorn Vale, were nearly destroyed by a band of aquatic [[murloc]]s, but Thrall and the [[Horde]] managed to save them. In return the grateful trolls swore an oath of eternal allegiance to the Horde.
   
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As part of the Horde, the trolls have extended their loyalty to the mighty [[Tauren]], but they have little trust for the manipulative [[Forsaken|undead]], whom they believe will visit only misery and strife upon their allies. It is not explicitly known what they think of the [[blood elves]], but since the elves are addicted to and freely practice demonic magic, it is likely that the trolls do not think much higher of them than they do of the Forsaken.
 
As part of the Horde, the trolls have extended their loyalty to the mighty [[Tauren]], but they have little trust for the manipulative [[Forsaken|undead]], whom they believe will visit only misery and strife upon their allies. It is not explicitly known what they think of the [[blood elves]], but since the elves are addicted to and freely practice demonic magic, it is likely that the trolls do not think much higher of them than they do of the Forsaken.
 
[[File:Islandtrolls.JPG|thumb|The quest objective.]]
 
   
 
===Island Trolls===
 
===Island Trolls===
"Island Trolls" was the name, which later was [[retcon]]ned to Darkspear tribe, given to this group of [[troll]]s in the ''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]'' demo.<ref>http://www.blizzard.com/war3/demo/</ref> The missions involving them were not included in the retail release; however, they did reappear in ''[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne]]'' as a custom campaign.
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[[File:Islandtrolls.JPG|thumb]]
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Island Trolls was the name, which later was [[retcon]]ned to Darkspear tribe, given to a group of [[troll]]s in the ''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]'' demo.<ref>http://www.blizzard.com/war3/demo/</ref> The missions involving them were not included in the retail release; however, they did reappear in ''[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne]]'' as a custom mission.
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They were forced out of [[Stranglethorn Vale]] due to conflicts with the other [[troll]] [[tribe]]s in the area, and had settled on a "lone island" amongst the [[Darkspear islands]] near the [[Maelstrom]].
   
This could suggest that the Darkspear trolls, while once being jungle trolls, have become and may be considered island trolls.
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[[Thrall]] helped save the tribe from [[murloc]] attacks and the [[Zar'jira|Sea Witch]] during which [[Sen'jin]] was killed. Sen'jin was granted a vision which showed that Thrall would lead the Island Trolls off the island and escape certain death.
   
[[Image:BRPWC3.jpg|thumb|left|A few Trolls have no tusks]]
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== Appearance ==
==Appearance==
 
 
Darkspear trolls have skin colors that range from pale, ghostly blue to bruised purple to sickly green. Their skin color is usually just one of those three colors, although sometimes there are trolls with mixed skin pigments but this is not so popular. Male trolls are hunched over in [[WoW]] and generally have long, protruding tusks that grow from under their upper or lower lip. Male trolls also have rather long noses and very messy, matted hair. Female trolls, on the other hand, stand up straight and erect in [[WoW]], have rather small or squashed-in noses, and usually have hair in a wild updo or strewn across their breasts in thick braids.
 
Darkspear trolls have skin colors that range from pale, ghostly blue to bruised purple to sickly green. Their skin color is usually just one of those three colors, although sometimes there are trolls with mixed skin pigments but this is not so popular. Male trolls are hunched over in [[WoW]] and generally have long, protruding tusks that grow from under their upper or lower lip. Male trolls also have rather long noses and very messy, matted hair. Female trolls, on the other hand, stand up straight and erect in [[WoW]], have rather small or squashed-in noses, and usually have hair in a wild updo or strewn across their breasts in thick braids.
   
[[File:DarkspearBerserkers.jpg|thumb
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=== Darkspear troll cities and outposts===
|Troll Berserkers from Warcraft III]]
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* '''Capital city:''' [[Orgrimmar]] in [[Durotar]] (shared with the orcs), by way of a small, former capital in the [[Echo Isles]].
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* [[Sen'jin Village]] in [[Durotar]].
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* [[Shadowprey Village]] in [[Desolace]].
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* [[Malaka'jin]] in [[Stonetalon Mountains]].
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* [[Zoram'gar Outpost]] in [[Ashenvale]].
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* [[Zabra'jin]] in [[Zangarmarsh]]. {{bc-inline}}
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* [[Swamprat Post]] in [[Zangarmarsh]]. {{bc-inline}}
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=== Classes ===
 
Troll characters can play as a [[priest]], [[rogue]], [[warrior]], [[mage]], [[hunter]], {{wotlk-inline}} [[death knight]],{{cata-inline}} [[druid]], {{cata-inline}} [[warlock]], or [[shaman]].
 
Troll characters can play as a [[priest]], [[rogue]], [[warrior]], [[mage]], [[hunter]], {{wotlk-inline}} [[death knight]],{{cata-inline}} [[druid]], {{cata-inline}} [[warlock]], or [[shaman]].
 
*[[Barbarian]]
 
*[[Barbarian]]
*[[Troll Berserker]]
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*[[Berserker]]
 
*[[Potion doc]]
 
*[[Potion doc]]
 
*[[Primal]]
 
*[[Primal]]
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*[[Witch doctor]]
 
*[[Witch doctor]]
   
==Trivia==
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==Cataclysm==
* The '[[Alliance & Horde Compendium]] mistakenly calls the Darkspear Tribe the '''Darkspear clan'''<ref>''[[Alliance & Horde Compendium]]'', pg. 66</ref>
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{{Cata-section}}
*When approached or attacked by members of the Alliance, both orc and troll NPCs say: "[Orcish]: Grunts! Attack!"; causing additional guards for that town or city to summon in the aid of that NPC. Troll and orc NPCs are the only two races that share a common language when making such calls-to-arms.
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Long exiled from the [[Echo Isles]] by [[Zalazane]], Vol'jin waged war on the evil sorcerer and through a series of skirmishes, the tribe regained control over the [[Echo Isles]], instead of sharing the [[Valley of Trials]] in [[Durotar]] with the orcs.
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{{Seealso|Troll (playable)}}
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== Trivia ==
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* Darkspear trolls are often found in the company of reptiles. Their mount are raptors, they sell snakes as pets, and their shadow hunters summon cobras. According to Seer Janidi in Zabra'jin (who gives the quest {{quest|Spirits_of_the_Feralfen|Spirits of the Feralfen}}), the Darkspear consider the serpent to be a powerful spirit, but they disdain bird spirits as "weak, capricious, and best left to the Amani".
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* According to WarcraftRealms, trolls are the third least played race in WoW but outnumber Dwarves and Gnomes.<ref>http://www.warcraftrealms.com/census.php</ref>
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*Some trolls are depicted without tusks. In Warcraft II only the [[Troll Berserker]] had them, Zul'jin seems to be tuskless even in [[WoW]] and in Warcraft III the troll batriders lacked tusks. <ref>http://battle.net/war3/orc/units/trollbatrider.shtml</ref>
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*When approached or attacked by members of the Alliance, both orc and troll NPCs say: "[Orcish]: Grunts! Attack!"; causing additional guards for that town or city to summon in the aid of that NPC. Troll and orc NPCs are the only two races that share a common language when making such calls-to-arms, reflecting their close loyalty and friendship.
 
*The Darkspear troll dance comes from a Brazilian martial art, Capoeira.
 
*The Darkspear troll dance comes from a Brazilian martial art, Capoeira.
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*Troll warriors, when created, are equipped with a thrown axe, making them the only warrior race to have a ranged skill when created.
 
*One of the random jokes that players of the [[troll]] race can say is "New troll here", which is an allusion to ''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness]]''. Whenever a troll axethrower or troll berserker was created, they would say "New troll here!"
 
*One of the random jokes that players of the [[troll]] race can say is "New troll here", which is an allusion to ''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness]]''. Whenever a troll axethrower or troll berserker was created, they would say "New troll here!"
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*The Darkspear capital of [[Echo Isles]] as depicted in [[WoW]] shrunk massively from its appearance in [[Frozen Throne]] and was not made into an Instance unlike [[Gnomeregan]].
 
*The Darkspear capital of [[Echo Isles]] as depicted in [[WoW]] shrunk massively from its appearance in [[Frozen Throne]] and was not made into an Instance unlike [[Gnomeregan]].
   
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== See also ==
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* [[Horde_technology#Troll_technology|Troll technology]]
 
* [[Horde_technology#Troll_technology|Troll technology]]
   
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For the subrace of trolls, see jungle troll.
"Darkspear" redirects here. For the polearm, see Darkspear (item).
Horde 32 Darkspear tribe, jungle trolls
TrollCrest
Icon of Shadows
Main leaderVol'jin(current), Sen'jin(former)
Race(s)IconSmall Troll MaleIconSmall Troll Female Jungle troll
Character classesShadow hunter, Witch doctor, Headhunter, Batrider (All); Warrior, Hunter, Mage, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Death knight (WoW); Barbarian, Druid, Primal, Potion doc, Wilderness stalker, Hexer, Berserker (RPG)
CapitalOrgrimmar (shared with orcs), Echo Isles (former capital)
Main languageZandali, Common, Low Common
Secondary languagesGoblin, Orcish, Taur-ahe
Theater of operationsDurotar primarily, but also in many other places throughout the world
AffiliationHorde
Reputation
Notable reward(s)IconSmall Raptor Raptor mounts (rare and epic)

The Darkspear tribe (aka Darkspear clan)[1] are a tribe of jungle trolls. Members of the tribe belong to the Darkspear Trolls faction of the Horde.

Introduction

During Thrall's Exodus of the Horde from Lordaeron, the Horde rescued the Darkspear tribe of jungle trolls from the mysterious Sea Witch. The Darkspear trolls felt they owed Thrall and the orcs a great debt and so allied themselves with the Horde in gratitude. Their relationship with the noble orcs and tauren has begun to change the Darkspear trolls' savage natures. Darkspear trolls, however, deny their dark legacy. The Horde has taught them camaraderie, restraint and, to a lesser extent, kindness.[2]

History

As tribal rivalries erupted throughout the former Gurubashi Empire, the Darkspear tribe found themselves driven from their homeland in Stranglethorn Vale. Having settled in what are believed today to be the Broken Isles, the tribe soon found themselves entangled in a conflict with a band of murlocs. Their fate seemed sealed until the orcish Warchief Thrall and his band of newly freed orcs took shelter on their island home. Controlled by a Sea Witch, a group of rampaging murlocs captured the Darkspears' leader Sen'jin, along with Thrall and several other orcs and trolls. Thrall managed to free himself and others, but was ultimately unable to save the trolls' leader. Although Sen'jin was sacrificed to the Sea Witch, he was able to reveal a vision he had in which Thrall would lead the Darkspear from the island.

After returning to the island, Thrall and his followers managed to fend off further attacks by the Sea Witch and her murloc minions, and set sail for Kalimdor once again. Under the new leadership of Vol'jin, the Darkspear swore allegiance to Thrall's Horde and followed him to Kalimdor. Now considered enemies by all other trolls except the Revantusk and the Zandalari, the Darkspear are held in contempt to this day. Yet, the Darkspear have not forgotten being driven from their ancestral homes and this animosity is eagerly returned, especially towards the other jungle trolls. Having reached the orc's new homeland, Durotar, the trolls carved out another home for themselves — this time among the Echo Isles on the eastern shores of the new orc kingdom.

However, with the coming of Kul Tiras and its navy, the Darkspear were forced to retreat inland under the onslaught of the misguided commander Daelin Proudmoore. The trolls, fighting alongside their Horde brethren, defeated the enemy and reclaimed their new homeland. Shortly thereafter, a witch doctor by the name of Zalazane began using dark magic to take the minds of his fellow Darkspear. As his army of mindless followers grew, Vol'jin ordered the free trolls to evacuate, and Zalazane took control of the Echo Isles. The Darkspear have since settled on the nearby shore, naming their new village after their old leader, Sen'jin. From Sen'jin Village they, along with their allies, send forces to battle Zalazane and his enslaved army.[3]

Philosophies

Among the Darkspears, two philosophies hold equal sway.

Live in the Future

The Darkspears who were present when Thrall saved their tribe hold a great respect for the orc leader. Thrall's spirituality and strength intrigued them, and the trolls decided that Thrall's teachings held merit. These trolls see shamanism as a way to improve their race. They choose to live in the future. They enjoy their alliance with the Horde and support their new allies by revering what they revere.

Female trolls hold no place in regular troll society. Male trolls consider them mates, nothing more — though they honor female trolls who prove themselves in battle. Tauren (and orcs, due to a recent decree from Thrall) value their females as more than mates, and allow them to rise to positions of power. Female Darkspears find this concept interesting, and some choose to live in the future because they sense it affords them greater opportunities than standard troll culture.

Making a choice and implementing that choice are two different things, though. The Darkspears who try to live in the future struggle to reconcile their old habits with these new ways. Some come closer to the target than others, but what marks these trolls is their willingness to try.

Trolls who live in the future pursue the paths of druid, shaman and witch doctor.

Do What it Takes

The Darkspears were in big trouble, and then Thrall saved them. The tribe swore loyalty to Thrall and joined the Horde, but some still cling to the old ways. They value their elaborate, structured culture, but they know the Horde does not approve. These trolls decided to do what it takes. They maintain the façade of embracing shamanism but either practice their voodoo traditions in secret, or blend the two in a strange amalgam. The Darkspears who have not entirely discarded their tie to voodoo don’t see themselves as betraying their Horde allies. They serve Thrall with utter loyalty, but remain pragmatic. Should the Horde fail the trolls, they have their ancestral faith to fall back on. Trolls who do what it takes also favor the witch doctor class, but carefully avoid the darker aspects of the calling (at least when other races are watching).[4]

Loa

Main article: Loa

The Darkspear tribe, although never referenced to or talked about, still worship many of the same Loa that they did when part of the Gurubashi empire.[5] They also worship Bwonsamdi, the guardian of the dead.

Notable Darkspears

  • IconSmall Troll Male Shadow Hunter Vol'jin: Leader of the Darkspear tribe, successor to Sen'jin, ally to Thrall.
  • IconSmall Troll Male Witch Doctor Sen'jin: Former leader of the Darkspear tribe, killed while defending the Broken Isles from invasion. Vol'jin's father.
  • IconSmall Troll Male Shadow Hunter Rokhan: Lead scout of the Darkspear tribe and the Horde. Expert in many areas of troll society.
  • IconSmall Troll Male Master Gadrin: Trusted advisor to Vol'jin. Mystic guide of the Darkpear tribe formerly along with Zalazane.
  • IconSmall Troll Male Zalazane: Former apprentice of Ga'drin who enslaved most of the Darkspear tribe and took over the Echo Isles.
  • IconSmall Troll Male Master Vornal - A prominent figure in the Darkspear tribe.
  • IconSmall Troll Male Zilzibin Drumlore - Darkspear tribe historian and ecologist. As a scholar he is an expert in many mysterious aspects of troll history, and has studied the native life of Kalimdor, making him a valuable resource of knowledge about the Insectoids.

Darkspear trolls

One tribe of jungle trolls was forced to overcome its prejudices when it encountered the orc Warchief Thrall, and his mighty Horde. The trolls of the Darkspear tribe, long since exiled from their ancestral lands in Stranglethorn Vale, were nearly destroyed by a band of aquatic murlocs, but Thrall and the Horde managed to save them. In return the grateful trolls swore an oath of eternal allegiance to the Horde.

Led by the cunning Shadow Hunter, Vol'jin, the Darkspear trolls now make their home in Durotar along with their orcish allies. Their village, named after their fallen tribal elder Sen'jin, lies along the eastern coast of the harsh, rocky land. The Darkspear tribe also occupies tracks within the nearby jungles of the Echo Isles.

As part of the Horde, the trolls have extended their loyalty to the mighty Tauren, but they have little trust for the manipulative undead, whom they believe will visit only misery and strife upon their allies. It is not explicitly known what they think of the blood elves, but since the elves are addicted to and freely practice demonic magic, it is likely that the trolls do not think much higher of them than they do of the Forsaken.

Island Trolls

Islandtrolls

Island Trolls was the name, which later was retconned to Darkspear tribe, given to a group of trolls in the Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos demo.[6] The missions involving them were not included in the retail release; however, they did reappear in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne as a custom mission.

They were forced out of Stranglethorn Vale due to conflicts with the other troll tribes in the area, and had settled on a "lone island" amongst the Darkspear islands near the Maelstrom.

Thrall helped save the tribe from murloc attacks and the Sea Witch — during which Sen'jin was killed. Sen'jin was granted a vision which showed that Thrall would lead the Island Trolls off the island and escape certain death.

Appearance

Darkspear trolls have skin colors that range from pale, ghostly blue to bruised purple to sickly green. Their skin color is usually just one of those three colors, although sometimes there are trolls with mixed skin pigments but this is not so popular. Male trolls are hunched over in WoW and generally have long, protruding tusks that grow from under their upper or lower lip. Male trolls also have rather long noses and very messy, matted hair. Female trolls, on the other hand, stand up straight and erect in WoW, have rather small or squashed-in noses, and usually have hair in a wild updo or strewn across their breasts in thick braids.

Darkspear troll cities and outposts

Classes

Troll characters can play as a priest, rogue, warrior, mage, hunter, Wrath-Logo-Small death knight,Cataclysm-Logo-Small druid, Cataclysm-Logo-Small warlock, or shaman.

Cataclysm

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Long exiled from the Echo Isles by Zalazane, Vol'jin waged war on the evil sorcerer and through a series of skirmishes, the tribe regained control over the Echo Isles, instead of sharing the Valley of Trials in Durotar with the orcs.

See also: Troll (playable)

Trivia

  • Darkspear trolls are often found in the company of reptiles. Their mount are raptors, they sell snakes as pets, and their shadow hunters summon cobras. According to Seer Janidi in Zabra'jin (who gives the quest Spirits of the Feralfen), the Darkspear consider the serpent to be a powerful spirit, but they disdain bird spirits as "weak, capricious, and best left to the Amani".
  • According to WarcraftRealms, trolls are the third least played race in WoW but outnumber Dwarves and Gnomes.[7]
  • Some trolls are depicted without tusks. In Warcraft II only the Troll Berserker had them, Zul'jin seems to be tuskless even in WoW and in Warcraft III the troll batriders lacked tusks. [8]
  • When approached or attacked by members of the Alliance, both orc and troll NPCs say: "[Orcish]: Grunts! Attack!"; causing additional guards for that town or city to summon in the aid of that NPC. Troll and orc NPCs are the only two races that share a common language when making such calls-to-arms, reflecting their close loyalty and friendship.
  • The Darkspear troll dance comes from a Brazilian martial art, Capoeira.
  • Troll warriors, when created, are equipped with a thrown axe, making them the only warrior race to have a ranged skill when created.
  • One of the random jokes that players of the troll race can say is "New troll here", which is an allusion to Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. Whenever a troll axethrower or troll berserker was created, they would say "New troll here!"

Notes

See also

References

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