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5-16-2011 @ 4:29AM
I disagree with the aspect of your timeline regarding 41-100 year old orcs. First of all, in conflicts with the events of Rise of the Horde. In the story, both Durotan and Draka were children before the Kil'jaeden began corrupting the orcs. Yet, as seen in Lord of the Clans, their child, Thrall, wasn't born until after Ogrim Doomhammer became warchief of the Horde, which took place around the end of the first war. Based on the timeline you gave in this article, Durotan and Draka would have had to be over 120 years old when they conceived Thrall.Also, you forgot to mention that the Orcs of the old Horde used Warlock magic to force children as young as five to age into adults, around 18ish.
5-16-2011 @ 11:03AM
So about how old would Thrall be now? Almost 40?I would also ask how old Garona is, but I guess being part hu-, I mean, draenei would mean that she could have been born over 100 years ago and still look young. (I'm still disappointed that she doesn't make an appearance in the Cho'gal encounter.)While the warlocks certainly aged the children of the prominent clans, there were some clans that were marginalized in their Horde membership and possibly did not get all the "benefits" that core clans got. For example, the Thunderlord clan was forbidden to go through the Portal. (This also caused them to rebel and then get slaughtered. I found this fascinating, so my shaman is one of the few Thunderlord survivors.)
5-16-2011 @ 4:52PM
Thrall would, as far as I can tell, be in his early to mid 30s now. Even if you skip over the more rampant stupidities in Lord of the Clans (no, Golden, I just don't believe that Thrall was the size of a grown human man or ready to begin serious combat training at the age of 6), he'd have been still in his teens when he escaped Durnholde, hooked up with his clan, and got tapped as Doomhammer's successor.Which leads to a whole other rant on this obsession with heroes who are still more or less kids, which is pretty rampant throughout WoW lore (Thrall, Jaina, Arthas, Turalyon, the nelf trio in Knaak's books...) but I won't touch on that. Except to say that 31, or 33 for that matter, is not even "not quite" middle-aged.
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