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12-05-2008 @ 2:33AM
In response to Balius' question on why the blood elves don't like the blood elves, I can think of one large reason. The blood elves and high elves were at one point the same race, but the blood elves were the people who went with Kael'thas into Outland while the high elves are the people who stayed behind. The High elves hate the blood elves because they are basically 'betrayers' of the high elves. After the blood elves went with Kael'Thas, they also split up between people who followed Kael'thas and the people who didn't agree with what Kael'thas was doing with the demonic magic in Outland. Those who left Kael'thas then joined the horde to fight against him and to regain the Sunwell. If you ever play with the Blood elves, you will sometimes click on a blood elf npc and they will say 'For Quel'thalas!' which is the high elf capital.
12-05-2008 @ 5:32AM
Er, Quel'thalas was the name of the high elven nation, not a specific city as I recall. A nation that the blood elves are currently in possession of, with as much a reason to consider it theirs as any high elf who wants it back.
12-05-2008 @ 11:15AM
@Doug: I think the history you laid out is a little confused. The blood elves did not all go to Outland with Kael'thas; otherwise, the inhabitants of Quel'thalas (a realm, not a city) would all be high elves. Those who are blood elves are the ones who were gathered by Kael'thas back together after the destruction of the city and rechristened the sin'dorei. The rest, those who did not adopt Kael as their leader for whatever reasons, are still high elves, and are generally Alliance. Quel'thalas later forged ties with Sylvanas Windrunner's Forsaken and, through them, joined the Horde after Kael and the blood elves were branded as traitors by the Alliance general Garithos. The blood elves' turn against Kael'thas did not occur until the Sunwell patch (at least outside of the Scryers), and not until well after they had joined the Horde.The enmity between high and blood elves is partly factional (one is Alliance and one is Horde) and partly due to blood elves' use of fel magic.
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