Trolls

History of The Darkspear

   The warring tribes in the jungles of Stranglethorn raged on, eventually pushing the Darkspear out of their homeland. Setting sail from their home of Stranglethorn Vale, the Darkspear landed in what is today known as the Broken Isles, but quickly found themselves wrapped up in a constant struggle with the murlocs. All hope was lost until the orcs took refuge with the trolls. The murlocs, mind-controlled by a sea witch, ended up capturing the troll leader Sen'jin, as well as Thrall and a few other trolls and orcs. Although Thrall was able to escape with others, he wasn't able to save Sen'jin, as he was sacrificed to the sea witch. Before his death, he shared a vision with Thrall that would lead the trolls from the island.


   Under the new leadership of Vol'jin, the son of Sen'jin, the Darkspear swore loyalty to Thrall's Horde and followed Thrall to Kalimdor. Finally reaching the new homeland of the orcs, Durotar, the Darkspear decided to find a home for themselves, on the Echo Isles, just off the shores of the orc homeland. But with the navy of Kul Tiras and the constant siege, the Darkspear were forced to retreat, only returning with the Horde to reclaim their home.
     

   Zalazane, a Witch Doctor of the Darkspear, began enslaving the minds of the Darkspear with dark magic, eventually amassing an army. Vol'jin was forced to retreat with the still free-minded trolls, letting Zalazane take control of the Echo Isles for a time. The Darkspear settled on the shore nearby, naming it Sen'jin Village, after their former leader.

 

Cataclysm

   With the defeat of the Lich King in the northern reaches of Northrend, the Darkspears and Vol'jin renewed their battle for their home in the Echo Isles. With the help of Bwansamdi, the tribes' ancestral Loa, Vol'jin was able to slay Zalazane. While the spirits were high in the Echo Isles because of their big victory, Thrall had just named Garrosh Hellscream the Warchief of the Horde. This put the Darkspears on alert, causing many of the trolls to leave the orc city of Orgrimmar due to high tensions. Not all was lost however, as the Darkspear now had their home back.

Average Height

Forest Troll
Female: 5'9 - 6'8   Male: 6'2 - 7'0   

Jungle troll
Female:  5'11 - 6'9    Male: 6'5 - 7'1