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6-12-2011 @ 8:35PM
I've always found trolls creepy, even more after reading The Shattering in the first few chapters when Garrosh is returning from Northrend and captures an alliance boat and threatens the captain that the troll is hungry for human flesh...and the troll licks his lips....Although they mention immediately after that they DON'T eat humans per say, it still creeps me out.....
6-13-2011 @ 10:42AM
Cannibalism is usually treated as a joke with the Darkspear. I don't know of any part of the game or books where a Darkspear cannibalises someone. It's said that they gave up cannibalism to not make their orc allies uncomfortable. Also, it's so they wouldn't be seen as evil as the hostile trolls. But it still works nicely as intimidation. :D
6-13-2011 @ 11:26AM
And, just to be clear, Troll cannibalism is (I believe) of ritual purpose; not a staple food source.That is, it's like "eat the heart of your enemy so that you can gain his strength and his spirit can't haunt you". Rather than "head down to the troll supermarket and get a gnome for diner".
6-14-2011 @ 6:22PM
I'm still trying to figure out why it's called "cannibalism" when trolls eat non-trolls. The definition of cannibalism is eating your own kind.If an Amani troll, for example, eats another Amani troll, that is cannibalism. If he eats a Darkspear or Zandalari troll, that's cannibalism. If he eats a Night Elf, or a Tauren, or a Furbolg, that is NOT cannibalism. It's predation. Like a lion eating a cheetah, they may look similar but they're not the same, same goes with Trolls, they're humanoid but they're not the same as Elves, Humans, Orcs, etc.
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