Blood troll

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Blood troll
Blood troll concept art.jpg
BlizzCon 2017 concept art
Classification

Humanoid

Faction/Affiliation
Character classes
Racial capital
Racial leader(s)

 Grand Ma'da Ateena
 Zul (post-revival)

Racial mount
Homeworld
Environment

Swamplands

Area(s)
Language(s)
Organization(s)

Tribal

Sources: Battle for Azeroth

Blood trolls are an ancient troll subspecies that inhabit the swamp of Nazmir on Zandalar and worship the blood god G'huun. They use blood magic, which corrupts the creatures around them and turns them into blood beasts.[1]

The blood trolls of Nazmir are the monsters that haunt every Zandalari troll child's nightmares, and for good reason.[2] They have been called the "bogeymen" of trolls;[citation needed]  in the Zandalari capital of Zuldazar, stories are passed down from generation to generation cautioning children to behave, lest Nazmir's twisted practioners of blood magic come to snatch them from their beds, and those who dare brave the swamp have a habit of disappearing, never to return.[2]

Background

During the final era of the Council of Tribes, an attempt to summon Hakkar the Soulflayer was made,[3][4] which released a plague of corrupted blood, killing thousands of trolls. It was deemed that the bodies, too polluted for proper burial, would instead be burned and kept in special urns. As time progressed, this method became commonplace among the Zandalari in disposing of their dead.[5] After the great plague, there were still those who clung to the magics of the blood god. They tested their magics and perfected them. One such relic was a totem, which when concentrated upon, would drain not just the life from their enemies, but also their blood, infusing the caster with it and altering them in unusual ways. This was the dawn of who the Zandalari call, "the blood trolls".[6] Eventually the blood trolls would begin worshiping G'huun. Because G'huun has no need for technology, the blood trolls regressed into a more primitive state compared to other troll races.[7]

Culture and people

The blood trolls' culture is very harsh and the most primitive troll culture there is, because their god G'huun has no need for technology. Their society is also matriarchal; males follow the orders from females without question lest they get chained up and punished or outright sacrificed.[8] Male blood trolls use the word "ma'da" (Zandali for "mother") as a term of respect for the females of their society.[2] Females within blood troll societies cannibalize on their males.[9]

Blood trolls fuel their voodoo with profane blood rituals, harnessing undead monstrosities to do their bidding. Many who enter the swamps do not leave, instead becoming a sacrifice to G'huun.[2] Their mastery of blood magic trumps that of other trolls.[10]

Powerful blood troll witch doctors are called "Corpse Mongers".[11]

Blood troll poisons are made to paralyze, not kill, because they want prisoners alive.[12]

Tribes

Notable

Name Role Affiliation Status Location
Combat  Grand Ma'da Ateena Matriarch of the Blood Trolls Old Gods Killable Various Locations
Boss  Elder Leaxa Voice of G'huun Old Gods Killable Ruin's Descent, Underrot
Combat  High Priestess Zenja High Priestess of Hir'eek Old Gods Killable Zalamar, Nazmir
Combat  Xu'ba The Bone Collector Old Gods Killable Kazai, Nazmir

Notes

Gallery

Fan art

References

  1. ^ The Art of World of Warcraft - MMO-Champion (2017-11-04). Retrieved on 2018-06-12.
  2. ^ a b c d Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment 2018-06-06. Battle for Azeroth Preview: Nazmir Visitor’s Guide. Retrieved on 2018-06-12.
  3. ^ The Golden Serpent#Adventure Guide
  4. ^ Kings' Rest#Hall of the Honored Dead
  5. ^  [Urn of Passage]
  6. ^  [Sanguinating Totem]
  7. ^ BlizzCon 2017, World of Warcraft Demo | Nazmir Zone
  8. ^ BlizzCon 2017, World of Warcraft Demo | Nazmir Zone
  9. ^ Killing Cannibals
  10. ^ Offensively Defensive#Notes
  11. ^ Just Say No to Cannibalism
  12. ^ H [110 - 120] They Want Us Alive
  13. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Ornyx 2018-06-12. Blood Troll Allied Race - World of Warcraft Forums. Retrieved on 2018-06-12. “Just to clear the confusion, there was a small segment in yesterday's E3 interview with IGN in which we weren't entirely clear - but we want to clarify that Blood Trolls are not currently planned as an Allied Race.