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Farsider



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The homeland of the first trolls, the Dark Trolls, is located both in lore and in-game on the north-western slopes of the big mountainous region in which Hyjal is located, wedged between Felwood, Darkshore, Moonglade, and the Hyjal caldera. While that may not necessarily be the exact location where trolls first stood upright (well, relatively upright, as close as trolls get) and started using tools, it is the current 'homeland' of the oldest existent troll ethnic group, which is also the progenator race of all other trolls and elves. That isn't the location of their political capital (which is on a remote island in the Great Sea) just the place that they would point to when asked where their family is originally from.
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Onokos



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be nice to be actually able to see the place ...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roll an alliance character and fly from Auberdine to Nighthaven and look around. You'll see their village. It looks like it has christmas lights strung up.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, I didn't realize before just how well elfs are treated in most fantasies. They're supposed to be a noble, proud, and established race, whereas here they were spinoffs from a native race and nearly destroyed the world in the process. One of the many charms of Warcraft I suppose ...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So THAT's what the village is. I've been wondering about that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another thing. Why doesn't the lore seem to mention the gnomes at all? And if it's because they weren't very important, then should another race of Warcraft been included instead of them?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the gnomes are a relatively new addition to the world.
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The Dark Canuck



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, they've been around at least as long as Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (Gnomish flying machine, and Gnomish Inventor). I searched the lore, and there is not one mention of the Gnomes. How interesting.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well,Warcraft 2 is pretty recent considering how far back the origin of the night elves is. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason I'm questioning the lore so much is that WoW was my frist foray into the Warcraft universe. When it came to Blizzard, I'd always prefered Starcraft. So all the things most of you take for granted I've never heard of. Please enlighten me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most definite lore we have on the gnomes is that they're "cousins of the dwarves". And even that might mean nothing. It could just mean cousins as in comrades because the have coexisted together for so long.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know if anyone noticed this, but the last line says "The crown of the earth".. is that intentionally earth? would think it would be world or az or something.. dunno, just throwing that out there

Anyway, great addition to a great story!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When asked, at Blizzcon, when we would see more Gnome lore, a blizz rep answered 'There is lots of Gnome lore. Don't you know about the fall of gnomeregan?' oOr something to that effect. I agree, this is a weak, weak answer, and a pathetic bit of quest to stand on. It truly tells us nothing about the Gnomes. From playing the game, and reading the lore, I can verify the following facts:
1. They used to live in Gnomeregan
2. They unintentionally destroyed Gnomeregan whilst trying to remove the Trogg threat.
3. The Troggs, who are at best an annoyance for mid level players, hasve more back story than the Gnomes.
4. The gnomes often make things that get destoryed.
5. The gnomes are short.
6. The gnomes are used well in football as the primary airborne unit.

I doubt we'll ever see some decent Gnome lore. For all we will ever know, the gnomes came to be when the Dwarves shed their stone skin, and the scraps became gnomes, or something truly moronic like that. .
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Estrada wrote:
I dont know if anyone noticed this, but the last line says "The crown of the earth".. is that intentionally earth? would think it would be world or az or something.. dunno, just throwing that out there

Anyway, great addition to a great story!


That could be a typo. Or it could be a reference to earth (not Earth) as in land. Jokes were made in past history classes that our planet was essentially named "land" when the surface is 70+% water.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Estrada wrote:
I dont know if anyone noticed this, but the last line says "The crown of the earth".. is that intentionally earth? would think it would be world or az or something.. dunno, just throwing that out there

Anyway, great addition to a great story!


shrug. Teldrassil was named long before I came onto the scene - I'm just using what Blizz gives me. (click that link and do a Find for "crown of the" and see what the next word is.)
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