Zandalarian Trolls - appearance, history, society
The Shattering of the World
The first clash with the Soul Tearer
The Zandalar trolls kept in touch with the other trolls and soon noticed that the jungle trolls and their empire, Gurubashi, had grown considerably in power. At first they were proud of their brothers' success, but after a while they began to suspect the source of such power. They turned to the old myths and stories they had collected and discovered that the Gurubashi worshipped Hakkar, was known as the Soul Splitter - a cruel deity who demanded blood sacrifices and filled his followers with murderous rage and dark thoughts.
The Gurubashi Empire was already beginning to descend into the chaos of civil war. Every Zandalar troll who was capable of wielding a weapon set out for Stranglethorn Vale to stop the consolidation of Hakkar's power and the final summoning of him to the world. The priestly caste of the blood god Atal'ai was exiled, but despite the victory, the empire soon fell anyway.
The exiled priests of Atal'ai returned to summon Hakkar within the walls of Zul'Gurub. The Zandalar trolls arrived on the island of Yojamba to once again face the Soul Splitter. This time, however, the bloody god was much more powerful, so the trolls decided to call upon the adventurers for help.
Wrath of the Fox King
The Zandalar trolls came to frosty Northrend to gain information about the fall of Zul'Drak. Here the trolls first sacrificed their own gods to steal their power. The Zandalar trolls established their bases in Zim'Torga and Dubra'Jin. '
After the destruction of the blood god and Gurubashi, most Zandalar trolls returned to their homeland of Zandalar, leaving the island of Yojamba.
In years past, the learned and wise trolls of Zandalar often aided both the Horde and the Covenant, fighting their rebellious brethren in Zul'Gurub or Zul'Drak. However, the Cataclysm that shook the world caused them to change their philosophy and look differently at the increasingly dwindling number of representatives from each tribe. Led by the mysterious Zul, they decided to create a powerful united troll empire to prevent the extinction of their race.
Most of the tribes agreed to the proposal, but Vol'jin and his Dark Spear trolls, remained loyal to the Horde and refused. Foreseeing, Vol'jin sent emissaries to both the Horde and the Covenant asking for help, so the rise of the mighty empire was nipped in the bud.
Mists of Pandaria
When the mists of Pandaria descended, the mysterious land immediately attracted the interest of the Zandalar trolls. Despite their defeat in Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub, they decided to continue their fight against the world and appeared in this land. In very distant times, when Pandaria was ruled by Mogu, the trolls fought the Pandaren. A cataclysm destroyed their homeland and they decided to create a new one, right on Pandaria. To realize their intentions, they decided to rebuild their alliance with Mogu, resurrecting the Thunder King.
The Zandalari forces in Pandaria, led by the Prophet Khar'zul, under the direct orders of the mysterious Zul, specialized mainly in the dark arts. The invasion was stopped, but it was too late to stop the resurrection of the Thunder King.
Most of the Zandalari joined the King in his fortress, the Throne of Thunder.
Zandalari trolls form a society focused on the accumulation of knowledge. They are intermediaries between hostile troll tribes.
A typical member of the race spends his days hunting or fishing, or engaged in cataloguing history and studying ancient knowledge. For thousands of years, these trolls have guarded the knowledge and secrets of all trolls, not seeking to gain power. However, that has changed in recent years, and the Zandalar trolls have set out to conquer new lands for the first time in history.
Trolls worship the primordial animal spirits of nature, the powerful Loa, and the spirits of their ancestors. They believe that every being and even inanimate matter has a soul. Spirits thus understood, especially ancestral spirits, are treated by trolls as living, real beings that require sacrifices. For the Zandalar trolls, religion is extremely important, as they have been the high priestly caste for other subraces and troll tribes for thousands of years.