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1-06-2010 @ 1:16PM
As far as I know, there aren't any lore sources that fully explain the origins of the Tauren, Trolls, or Goblins. However, this is all the evolutionary lore which I do know:-Iron Dwarves/Vykrul, Earthen, Mechagnomes, Mountain Giants, and Sea Giants, are definitely direct creations of the Titans. Some sources say that dragons were also directly created by the Titans. -Trolls and Tauren are thought to predate the Titans, and Furlborgs and Murlocs are implied to have also been around before they came too. (However-Dwarves, Normal, and Gnomes are thought to be the results of the Curse of Flesh on Iron Dwarves/Earthen, Vykrul, and Mechagnomes, and Humans and Troggs are results of particularly severe cases of the Curse of Flesh on normal Vykrul, and normal Dwarves. (For more information on the Curse of Flesh you might want to read this: http://www.wowwiki.com/Curse_of_Flesh. It could use a bit more content, but what it has already is fairly useful) The Night Elves were created when a group of Trolls came across the Well of Eternity, which was a huge lake teeming with magical energy in the middle of Kalimdor, which was then the only continent, left behind by the Titans. The potent energies of the Well transformed them into more or less the Night Elves we know today.They maintained a Magocratic society for thousands of years until Queen Azshara agreed to open a portal to allow Sargeras the Destroyer to enter Azeroth.However, Malfurion Stormrage managed to detroy it (and the portal) before Sargeras could enter (and inadvertantly cause the Sundering of Kalimdor into three pieces).The Night Elves were then split: the Kal'Dorei, who were much closer to today's Night Elves, demanded that the magic wielding Highborne either stop using the magic that had brought the Buring Legion to Azeroth, or be exiled. Some chose to give up magic, but many chose exile, and calling themselves the Quel'Dorei, or High Elves, sailed to Lordaeron, and founded Quel'Thalas.They created the Sunwell with a vial of water from the Well of Eternity, and after setting up precautions to make sure they never attracted the Burning Legion again, practised magic happily for several thousand years.Then, years later, they were attacked by the Scourge, and after being nearly wiped out, and the Sunwell being destroyed, most of them renamed themselves Blood Elves, and set about trying to find a new source of magical energy, to sate their newly discovered addiction to magic.And you can breath a sigh of relief, because the story mostly ends there.Lastly, a few races were created through the effects of the Old Gods.-The Silithid were born directly out of the energies of the Well of Eternity.-The Qiraji (or Aqir: depending on the source, they were originally Aqir, then some changed to Qiraji) were created by C'Thun, based on the Silithids, with the intentions of laying waste to the entire world.-The Nerubians are offshoots of the Aqir/Qiraji. Before the Sundering, the Aqir/Qiraji split into two empires: Ahn'Qiraj in Silithus and Azjol-Nerub in Northrend.-The Naga were Highborne (including Queen Azshara) who were supposedly transformed into what they are now by an Old God during or not long after the Sundering.-Faceless Ones are people corrupted so comprehensively by Yogg-Saron that they mutated into evil faceless monsters. An example of one is General Vezax, who was confirmed by a blue to have once been Watcher Tyr.If I have forgotten anything or made any mistakes, as I almost definitely have, please point them out.
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