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I was reading Rise of the Horde ( Christie Golden ) and I read a passage describing Grommash Hellscream, and it was told there that all of the Warsong Clan wear the bones of their first solo hunt around their neck. A few questions arose:

- Should I change the page of the Warsong Clan to add this?

- I'm planning to create an orc warrior hailing from the Warsong Clan, and his birthday, and incidentaly, his coming of age was just after they started fighting Draenei, could I make the first kill in solo hunting a draenei, and so, wear his bones?

- ^ When I came up with that another question arose, but this time it had nothing to do with traditions, I was wondering once more for that orc, if he could not want to kill more draenei, since he thought it had no good reason. Could this be done with the Warsong Clan's furious, filled with fighting, beliefs and ideals? If this could be done, could he live alone? Somewhat like a hermit?

- Fourth question, where did the Warsong Clan live at in Draenor before the horde was formed? So that I could get a not too far place for the orc to live?

If you could answer these questions, thanks!

Zulsai

Draenor map
Are you shure it was all the Warsong members and not just Grom who had necklace with first kill bones ?
  • For the solo hunting on the draenei, I think not, because it was always orcish raiding party against draenei hunting party. Or maybe a captured draenei released just for you to solo kill him in the nature, but that's less probable.
  • Considering your pacifist way of life, you could have survived but probably had become and outcast or been put to death!
  • According to the map found on Draenor article, Warsong clan lived near the actual Zangarmarsh.
IconSmall Hamuul Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 22:00, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that map, and I'll look in the book once more to see if it wasn't only Grom. I changed my plan on the solo hunting and pacifist, I talked myself out of it for that reasons aswell. Edit: Just noticed, there is an island with the warsong clan written next to it aswell, is there more known about that? Zulsai

Huum, not mentionned in RotH, maybe in BodP? Anyway those isles sunk in the Nether when Draenor was torn appart.
IconSmall Hamuul Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 18:10, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

You mean beyond the dark portal? Anyways, I'll stick with the close to Zangarmarsh one. Zulsai

Yeah, he mean the book. A list of abreviations can be found here WoWWiki:Book citation index. Also note that in the game of beyond the dark portal you never go to the island of the Warsong clan. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 20:17, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

I'll quote the book on the necklace of bones part: " Upon his ascension to chieftainship, Grom's jaw was tattooed a uniform of black. Around his neck hung a necklace of bones. Durotan new their meaning: Among the Warsong, it was tradition that a young warrior wear the bones of his first kill, inscribed with his personal runes." Page 87, "Rise of the horde, written by Christie Golden.

The reason why I quoted the first part is because I was wondering, the black jaw part, is that a common sight for a Warsong chieftain?

Zulsai

So every Warsong chieftain has the tattoo and every young warrior wears his first kill bones with runes.
IconSmall Hamuul Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 12:55, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

I guess so, is Garrosh the chieftain of the Warsong clan at this moment? He hasn't got the tattoo for as far as I know.

Zulsai

Yes, but in WoW he has a common mag'har model so...
For the comic, I've not read it.
IconSmall Hamuul Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 13:26, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Garrosh Challenging Thrall
He doesn't have black jaw in the comic. But note that the quote doesn't specify that all chieftains tottoo their jaws, just that Grom did it. Alternativaly, that the tradition was lost, he isn't recongnized as the new chieftain of the Warsong clan by the clan itself, or he may not want to be the new chieftain of the clan but want to keep a high rank within the Horde. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 18:53, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

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