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11-16-2010 @ 6:19PM
Ummm, you seem to be glossing over the fact that Xarantaur was made immortal by the Bronze Dragonflight.His "age" is unnatural because he's an immortal Tauren.
11-16-2010 @ 9:11PM
Not quite.Even though he is immortal, we know who gave him his immortality and around what time. Based on that, we can tell about how old he was and what was going on at the time.Honestly though, one you're down to a 30 year-ish span on an event over 10,000 years ago, it's close enough that you can just say it happened around the same time. The other thing is we know where the Nelfs came from, their story is well documented, but we have no idea where the Tauren came from or what they were up to in the past. For all we know Tauren were running around shapeshifting before the first Troll stumbled across the Well. I'd be willing to say that Tauren probably had discovered elements of Druidism (i.e. Druids of the Claw, etc), but didn't see them as a unified whole before Malf dropped in. They have Shamen as well, so I could see them separating the different elements of Druidism just as Shamen would separate different elements. Since their society was very tribal and nomadic I could see different tribes having different types of proto-druids as well, even so, I could also see them incorporating elements of Druidry within Shamanism (i.e. Moonfire as part of Elemental). So - while they may have come across elements of Druidry, they didn't connect the dots and have the unified picture they have today.Also, to get a handle on the range of time we're talking about for this 'firstness', all of the events in WoW so far span about 26 years (the amount of time between Sylvanas' capture to Arthas' assimilation at the Frozen throne I see as the shortest amount of time before WoW could kick off with the Forsaken as a playable race and the Scourge firmly under Arthas' control and not the Legion's).
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