Know Your Lore: The shu’halo


The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You’re playing the game, you’re fighting the bosses, you know the how — but do you know the why? Each week, [hide]Matthew Rossi [/hide]and [hide]Anne Stickney[/hide] make sure you [hide]Know Your Lore[/hide] by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft.

We talked about their [hide]origins[/hide] last week (although that was primarily speculation), and we’ve talked about their [hide]politics[/hide] and how they fit within the Horde. We’ve discussed [hide]Cairne[/hide] and his son [hide]Baine[/hide], the great leaders of their people, and [hide]Magatha[/hide], the greatest living villain. But what of the shu’halo, the tauren people themselves? Who are they?

The tauren today are in a very unusual position. They revere the Earthmother and yet are allied to people who stripmine her very flesh to plunder her resources, chop down her forests, and poison her creatures with plague. Former nomads, harried by enemies, they now reside in their ancestral homeland due to those same alliances. The Horde gave them much and now asks for much. For the tauren, the shu’halo, the debt owed when Thrall and his people helped them reach their promised land has never faded. But who were they before it?[hide]Continue reading Know Your Lore: The shu’halo[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Analysis / Opinion[/hide], [hide]Lore[/hide], [hide]Know your Lore[/hide][hide]Know Your Lore: The shu’halo[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]
The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You’re playing the game, you’re fighting the bosses, you know the how — but do you know the why? Each week, [hide]Matthew Rossi [/hide]and [hide]Anne Stickney[/hide] make sure you [hide]Know Your Lore[/hide] by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft.

We talked about their [hide]origins[/hide] last week (although that was primarily speculation), and we’ve talked about their [hide]politics[/hide] and how they fit within the Horde. We’ve discussed [hide]Cairne[/hide] and his son [hide]Baine[/hide], the great leaders of their people, and [hide]Magatha[/hide], the greatest living villain. But what of the shu’halo, the tauren people themselves? Who are they?

The tauren today are in a very unusual position. They revere the Earthmother and yet are allied to people who stripmine her very flesh to plunder her resources, chop down her forests, and poison her creatures with plague. Former nomads, harried by enemies, they now reside in their ancestral homeland due to those same alliances. The Horde gave them much and now asks for much. For the tauren, the shu’halo, the debt owed when Thrall and his people helped them reach their promised land has never faded. But who were they before it?[hide]Continue reading Know Your Lore: The shu’halo[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Analysis / Opinion[/hide], [hide]Lore[/hide], [hide]Know your Lore[/hide][hide]Know Your Lore: The shu’halo[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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