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8-02-2008 @ 9:04PM
Elves, evolved from trolls?That's really stretching it. "In time, a primitive tribe of nocturnal humanoids cautiously made their way to the edges of the mesmerizing enchanted lake. The feral, nomadic humanoids, drawn by the Well's strange energies, built crude homes upon its tranquil shores. Over time, the Well's cosmic power affected the tribe, making them strong, wise, and virtually immortal. The tribe adopted the name Kaldorei, which meant "children of the stars" in their native tongue. To celebrate their budding society, they constructed great structures and temples around the lake's periphery."
8-02-2008 @ 11:34PM
It's really, really far back in history (the elves are an old race and the trolls are, reportedly, older still), which is why there is no definite answer in the lore. However, it's heavily rumored that the elves descended from trolls, because trolls trace their lineage back farther, and they look similar. The elves believe the possibility of it enough to be deeply insulted by it.
8-03-2008 @ 1:51AM
The trolls are one of the oldest races on Azeroth, hence their widespread nature, numerous sub-races, and the numerous ruins of their past empires. While there is nothing in the lore stating with exact certainty that the trolls are ancestors of the elves, and likely never will, that is the most likely theory.The commonly held theory is that the humanoids which settled on the Well of Eternity were a tribe of trolls. In flavor lore, many trolls believe this to be the case, and most night elves believe it to be a preposterous allegation.
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