Blackrock Spire (presumed)
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Commanded by Rend Blackhand, the Dark Horde did not up the battle to claim Azeroth, they were essentially still fighting the Second War, even though Rend's forces were significantly smaller than Thrall's Horde. They knew that they stood little chance of success, despite their alliance with the black dragonflight. A group of warlocks drove the Dark Horde, which had not relinquished the original Horde's involvement in demonic magic.
The Firetree trolls revere the memory of Zul'jin and consider the Smolderthorn tribe acceptable allies, but despise all other forest trolls as deserters, particularly the Revantusk tribe, which is loosely affiliated with Thrall's Horde. Ironically the Revantusks consider the Firetree trolls traitors for failing to leave Blackrock Spire and aid Thrall's true Horde.
In general, trolls outside the Dark Horde have long since decided that the Firetree and Smolderthorn trolls are insane for allying themselves with the black dragonflight and continuing to fight an unwinnable war (if, indeed, it can be called a war).
Battle for Azeroth
- Although the Firetree were supposed to be part of the Dark Horde in Blackrock Spire as per the Troll Compendium, they never appeared in-game, while the Smolderthorn tribe did.
- There is a server named Firetree.