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The Winterax tribe were once part of the nation of Zul'Drak. After the Sundering, the Drakkari tribe continued to live in what had become the bitterly cold continent of Northrend. The Winterax and Frostmane tribes, however, later settled in the Eastern Kingdoms. Due to the ice trolls' unrelenting hostility toward outsiders, historians have yet to learn how these two tribes were separated from the Drakkari and came to live so far from the ancient site of Zul'Drak.
Like the Frostmane trolls, the Winteraxes do not share the unusually large size of their Drakkari brethren. The Winterax trolls have been invading the valleys of alterac and Alterac Valley and were fighting the dwarves of the Stormpike clan (Stormpike Guard) and Frostwolf clan.
One day, Korrak and his people simply disappeared, along with most of their belongings and supplies. The mystified orcs and dwarves concluded that the trolls had at last given up their home, which, after all, had devolved into little more than a bloody battlefield, and left in search of greener pastures. It appears that they traveled, by unknown means, across sea and land to Zul'Drak, as their leader, Korrak, has recently been seen competing in the Amphitheater of Anguish in Northrend as one of the top gladiators. It is said death to Korrak would mean death to the Winterax clan.
Battle for Azeroth
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Winterax Speakers can be found in Zuldazar on Zandalar. Unlike their parent tribe, the Drakkari tribe, the Winterax remain outside of the House of the Fallen Tribes, meaning that the Tribe has survived, despite Korrak's defeat and the fall of Zul'Drak.
- Winterax Troll
- The tribe's appearance differs significantly from other ice troll tribes. They are, outside of their dire trolls, smaller than other ice trolls, using the same model as jungle trolls. They also do not have blue skin, instead, favoring a pale gray / white skin tone with red or orange eyes for both men and women.
- The Winterax tribe may worship many of the Drakkari loa primarily, with their connection to snow and ice. Though trolls can worship loa universally.
- While there is not a lot to go by, ice trolls of the Winterax tribe and Frostmane tribe may be a subspecies of their own stemming from ice trolls. In the sense that they're smaller on average than the ice trolls of the Drakkari tribe. Why this is, has not been confirmed. Though with the Frostmane and Winterax having resided in southern areas (Eastern Kingdoms as opposed to Northrend), they have became a smaller form of ice trolls. Possibly becoming a subspecies of their own, namely "frost trolls".