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- “This land is generous, and strong, and its heart thrums beneath us! The balance... does not move... easily...
But where there is death, there is also life! An inescapable cycle, as sure as the sea is vast! No creature can thwart it for long.”
The Thornspeakers are a group of druids located in Drustvar, on Kul Tiras. It was originally founded by the Drust druids, who did not agree with Gorak Tul's war against the human settlers, and left Drust society. Druidism used to be the old ways of the Drust before the days of Tul, whose ways the Thornspeakers consider to have brought disgrace upon the Drust. They are led by Ulfar, the High Thornspeaker and last of the Drust druids.
The Thornspeakers are not so different from other druids. They are guardians of balance, and keepers of the cycle. To them, life is a part of nature just as death is. Most people seem to be wary of them. They have few relics remaining, some of which are runes carved on wooden plaques. The Thornspeakers cannot throw away their lives, for as long as the trees stand so must they. They know how to disrupt the magic in the core of Drust constructs.
Originally, the Thornspeakers were a Drust organization. Druidism was the old ways of the Drust, from before the time of Gorak Tul. But not all of the Drust agreed to wage war against the human settlers thousands of years ago, prompting the Thornspeakers to leave the Drust and join Kul Tiran society. Some of the humans' descendants heard the call of the wilds and sought to learn the ancient ways, which the Thornspeakers taught them. Now Ulfar is the only Drust Thornspeaker left.
The Thornspeakers once tended to Drustvar as kin of the trees, but that age has long since passed. However, there are a few who have not forgotten that path. Ashenwood Grove was home to two Thornspeakers, Morwin Gladeheart and his student Amalie Oakseeker, until the fungarian attacked and covered it in spores.
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When Katherine Proudmoore sought to save her daughter Jaina from Thros and the grip of Gorak Tul, Lucille Waycrest directed an adventurer to Ulfar and the Thornspeakers. Ulfar at first did not want to aid them for he felt the door to the Blighted Lands should remain closed, but an attack from Gorak Tul made Ulfar realize that Thros was already open and its denizens no longer confined to their own realm.
- Sef Iwen
- Lyssa Treewarden
- Adalyn Forestwatcher
- Theodor Forestwatcher
- Morwin Gladeheart
- Amalie Oakseeker
- Thornspeaker Birchgrove
- Arthur Tradewind
- Thornguard Burton
- Thornspeaker Tavery
- Thornstalker Nydora
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- Some of the Kul Tiran humans who were taught druidism by the Drust Thornspeakers likely also had some influence from the Gilnean harvest-witches since Kul Tiras was originally founded by Gilnean sailors.
- Braedan Whitewall may be a corrupted Thornspeaker.
- Marcus Swiftwind may be a member as well.