Farraki tribe

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NeutralFarraki tribe / Sandfury tribe
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Main leader

 Chief Ukorz Sandscalp (Zul'Farrak)[1]
 General Jakra'zet (Zandalar)

  Formerly
Secondary leaders

Unknown

  Formerly

 Ruuzlu †

Race(s)
Character classes
Capital
Base of operations
Theater of operations
  Formerly
Main language
Secondary languages
Affiliation
  Formerly
Status

Active

The Farraki tribe[3][4][5] or the Sandfury tribe[6] (sometimes spelled Sand Fury),[7] originally known as the Razorbranch tribe,[8][9] is the only known tribe of sand trolls, located in the deserts of Southern Kalimdor.

History

Ancient history

Zul'Farrak
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Prior to the War of the Ancients, the Razorbranch tribe was originally part of the Gurubashi empire,[8] living on the fringes of the empire.[10] The Sundering shattered the jungle trolls' territory and isolated the Razorbranch, leaving them stranded in the middle of what swiftly became the desert of Tanaris. The relentless desert sun of Tanaris beat down on the trolls, who gradually adapted to their harsh new environment, becoming sand trolls, now known as the Sandfury tribe. Today they bear only a rough resemblance to the jungle trolls from whom they are descended.[10]

The capital of the Sandfury is the troll city of Zul'Farrak,[6] but they have few other remaining settlements. Tanaris has long since reclaimed them, leaving it dotted with buried ruins. Since the Sundering, the sand trolls have been forced to give up the majority of Tanaris to outsiders, and are thus fierce to defend what remains of their lands.[6]

Long ago the Sandfury waged a brutal war against the qiraji. The martyr Theka was slain and thus Zul'Farrak still stands because of his brave sacrifice. Even in death he maintains a vigil over his beloved city, and it is said that the dozens of insectoid warriors who killed him were cursed to live as mindless scarabs, scuttling at the martyr's side.[11]

They worship Gahz'rilla as a deity. They also worship the loa Shadra, Kimbul, and Mueh'zala.

Modern era

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By a few years after the Third War, much of the Sandfury homeland lay in ruins, its cities squatted in by invading ogres and Wastewander bandits. The tribe had developed hostility toward both the Horde and the Alliance, as well as the silithid descendants of the Aqir, and the goblins who founded the nearby city of Gadgetzan in service to the Steamwheedle Trade Princes. Adventurers from those factions were in part attracted to Zul'Farrak due to [Sul'thraze the Lasher], which was rumored to reside in Zul'Farrak.[6] Chief Ukorz Sandscalp was obsessed with restoring his tribe to its former glory, raised on stories of a time when trolls lorded over their ancient lands without interference from foreign interlopers.[12] Nevertheless, new battles broke out daily between the sand trolls and a wide assortment of interlopers.

The Sandfury need every troll to pitch in just to scrape by, so they learned to raise the dead with voodoo so every troll could continue working even after death.[13]

Alliances with other powers

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Shortly before the Shattering of the world the Sandfury trolls were working with Cho'gall and the Twilight's Hammer. Led by Hydromancer Kulratha, they attempted to have the great hydra Kai'ju Gahz'rilla attack Stormwind and Thunder Bluff. Adventurers led by Varian Wrynn and Cairne Bloodhoof defeated Gahz'rilla and killed Kulratha.

After the Shattering the Sandfury did not seem to have a particularly active connection to the Twilight's Hammer, having none of the ambassadors present in other cities such as Shadowforge. Neither Alliance nor Horde have made any moves to crush the trolls of Tanaris, although the Bilgewater Cartel goblins attempted to ally with the Dunemaul ogres that occupy several former troll settlements.

Ruuzlu, right hand of Chief Ukorz Sandscalp, planned to use the tribe's scarabs, basilisks, and undead to retake Tanaris for the Sandfury.[14]

By the Cataclysm, Zul'Farrak had become a wasteland.[15] In their desperation the Sandfury tribe joined the Zandalari together with the Amani, Gurubashi and Drakkari in their attempt to reclaim their former glory.

Expedition to Pandaria

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An expedition composed of the four main troll tribes united under the Zandalari banner arrived upon the northern shores of the mist-shrouded continent of Pandaria and quickly dispatched their representatives to reforge their old alliance with the mogu. In that expedition, it was made clear that the sand trolls had renamed from "Sandfury" to "Farraki".[16][3][4] Possibly to abide to the pattern of other tribes and empires, where the strongest tribes take on the name of their subspecies' capital. An example of this is the Gurubashi tribe of Zul'Gurub.

Jakra'zet was part of the sand troll forces in Pandaria. Despite the outcome of the Pandaria campaign, Jakra'zet's skill in strategy and tactics could not be denied. Prophet Zul advocated for Jakra'zet to be put on the Zanchuli Council, the high council of the Zandalari, and he was also made general of the Zandalari army.[17]

Traveler

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Legion

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They were present during the Legion invasion of Tanaris.

Battle for Azeroth

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Once again referred to as the Sandfury, they can be found at Tal'farrak in Zuldazar.

They are also working under General Jakra'zet in Vol'dun.

Members

The Farraki tribe's banner.

Named

Name Role Condition Location
IconSmall SandTroll Male.gif Combat Chief Ukorz Sandscalp Former Leader of the tribe Killable (WoW) Alive (Lore)[18] Zul'Farrak
IconSmall Sul.gif Combat Sul the Sandcrawler Current leader of the Farraki Killable Lightning Promenade, Throne of Thunder
IconSmall SandTroll Female.gif Combat Hydromancer Velratha Hydromancer of the tribe and sister of Kulratha Deceased[19]-Killable (WoW) Zul'Farrak
IconSmall SandTroll Male.gif Combat Theka the Martyr Hero of the tribe, watching over his city in death. Undead-Killable Zul'Farrak
IconSmall SandTroll Male.gif Combat Antu'sul The Keeper of Sul, owner of  [Sang'thraze the Deflector] Deceased[15]-Killable (WoW) Zul'Farrak
IconSmall SandTroll Male.gif Neutral Mazoga Deceased[20] Tanaris and Zul'Farrak
IconSmall SandTroll Female.gif Combat Hydromancer Kulratha Member of the Twilight Hammer[19] and sister of Velratha Deceased[19] Zul'Farrak
IconSmall SandTroll Female.gif Zathra Member of the Hidden Alive
IconSmall SandTroll Male.gif Ambassador Nikash Ambassador to Zandalar Alive

Units

Notes

  • The name "Razorbranch tribe" was only mentioned in Chronicle Volume 1, where they appeared as a name on a map showing the troll empires' territories prior to the Great Sundering.[8] At the time, the identity of the tribe was unclear, as the tribe had never been mentioned in any other source. Senior writer Matt Burns stated that the tribe's identity would be revealed in a future volume of Chronicle and that the Razorbranch eventually became something that players had seen in World of Warcraft.[21] However, the tribe went unmentioned in the second and third volumes of Chronicle. Burns later confirmed that the Razorbranch and Sandfury tribes were one and the same.[9]
  • The Sandfury trolls make a tempering agents from sandstones.[22]
  • Bwonsamdi, a loa who takes the souls of dead trolls into his care, does not watch over the souls of the Farraki tribe.[23]

Speculation

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The Farraki tribe may have evolved from the Razorbranch tribe of jungle trolls.

References

  1. ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 323
  2. ^  [Sandfury Coin]
  3. ^ a b Patch 5.0.4
  4. ^ a b Patch 5.2.0
  5. ^ Horridon#Quotes
  6. ^ a b c d Troll Compendium: Sand Troll Tribes
  7. ^ World of Warcraft: The Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1
  8. ^ a b c World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 76 (map)
  9. ^ a b Matt Burns on Twitter (2018-07-03). Retrieved on 2018-07-03. - "@Burnzerker Hi there ! The Razorbranch tribe of trolls mentioned in Chronicle eventually became "something that we have seen in World of Warcraft". Did they become the sand trolls / Sandfury ?" "Yes that was our intention."
  10. ^ a b The Troll Compendium: Sand Trolls
  11. ^ Adventure Guide: Theka the Martyr
  12. ^ Adventure Guide: Chief Ukorz Sandscalp
  13. ^ N [45] Darkest Mojo
  14. ^ N [48D] Wrath of the Sandfury
  15. ^ a b Rise of the Zandalari trailer
  16. ^ Loreology on Twitter (2013-07-22)
  17. ^ General Jakra'zet tablet in the Zanchul Council Chambers
  18. ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path
  19. ^ a b c Elemental Unrest
  20. ^ Mazoga's Spirit
  21. ^ Matt Burns on Twitter (2016-03-16). Retrieved on 2018-07-02. “@GotobeTroll @MickyNeilson @RoBrooks13 @DaveKosak We'll reveal who they are in a future volume. They become something you've seen in game.
  22. ^ N [45D] Troll Temper
  23. ^ Witch Doctor Zum'rah