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9-07-2009 @ 11:29AM
I'm still irked about Troll Druids. Setting aside that any troll we've seen channeling their god's power into their own form has been an act of blasphemy further escalated , whether the will of the God or the troll in question were compromised, or the deivoric atrocity in Zul'drak, there's something very, very wrong if you're saying "Okay, these animal spirits that you worship? They're granting some of you their forms as a mark of favor. But not the people who dedicated themselves to their actual worship, of course. How silly can you be?!"Troll religion is an odd duck; while I admit that it has certain aspects that kind of lend itself to Druid-esque powers if you look at it right, if you go that route you're left going "...um...who are these priest guys again, and why do we have them around?"This isn't like the NElves, who have Elune on one hand and Cenarius on the other. Their priests serve the animal loa that are thus far the only tenuous link to Troll druids that we can come up with.I'm going to need a hell of a lot more than people just pointing and going "Zul'Gurub, Zul'Aman, and Zul'Drak lol."...this may be slightly colored by my Troll Priest man.
9-07-2009 @ 1:38PM
Remember which trolls we're talking about though, who their allies are and why they're in the Horde. When the Darkspear tribe joined the Horde, they promised to step away from the more savage aspects of their religion (blood sacrifices and cannibalism and such) in order to respect Thrall's wishes that the new Horde be more civilized. Well, these sort of debauched acts just happen to be the cornerstones of how most troll tribes commune with the loa, but supposing the tauren stepped up and showed the Darkspear a new way to worship and get in touch with their deities. Maybe the tauren introduce the Darkspear to druidism as a way to allow them to interact with the animistic side of nature like they used to, all while avoiding all the gore and violence that used to come with it.
9-07-2009 @ 3:06PM
I'm a little leery about that. "Come, let us show you a new way to entreat your gods, which are not ours but we know what will make them happy anyway." Feels awfully suspect, too.And it still leaves me scratching my head as to how Troll Druids and Priests coexist; as said before, The Night Elves make it work by separating the animal (Cenarius) and the celestial (Elune) divine, and the tauren worship everything, so it works there. There is no such division as of yet among the trolls, and that's a little bothersome right now.
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