Humans (aka Mankind or Humanity) in Warcraft are a resilient species native to the world of Azeroth. Many live in the Eastern Kingdoms, once known as the Azotha, they founded seven kingdoms that banded together in the Second War. Humans native to Northrend where often turned into slave labor in the Magnataur kingdoms of ancient history. Since the Third War, the kingdom of Stormwind has led humanity, and is a powerful member of the Alliance.
Humans At The Dawn Of History Edit
Some believe humans may be a variation of earthen that had grown taller than the rest. Some modern human females have retained the ability to turn their flesh to stone or steel in a similar way as dwarves, due to what they believe to be an ancient connection with the Titan forger Khaz'Goroth. However, The Vrykul will apparently tie into the Titan creation myth that will unfold as events of the expansion take place. The Vrykul were part of the Titan's early plans for creating the original race that ultimately became humans, but they have turned slightly evil.The earliest known history indicates humans were called the "Azotha." Before the Great Sundering, the Azotha were a primitive nomadic race. They were nearly as savage as their foes among the trolls, and both groups wandered the land battling each other while trying to plant the seeds of their cultures. The humans were nomadic hunter-gatherers and divided into many tribes. The Sundering nearly wiped out the humans, who eked out sustenance from the ashes of the aftermath of the destruction. Humans joined the forefront of Azerothian history during the Troll Wars. With the help of the high elves, humans learned magic and waged a bitter war against the Trolls that once spanned the entire length of the Eastern Kingdoms. Eventually humanity proved superior to the Trolls, and they built the nation of Strom, and later the empire of Arathor. This empire gradually expanded and splintered into seven separate, sometimes warring empires, for over 1200 years until the creation of the Alliance.
Recent History Edit
With the recent invasion of the Burning Legion - which left the northern kingdom of Lordaeron in ruins - Stormwind now stands as the last bastion of human civilization. Following the heroic examples of the legendary Sir Lothar and King Llane, the knights and warriors of Stormwind are considered to be among the fiercest warriors in the land. They stand resolute in their charge to maintain the honor and might of humanity in an ever-darkening world.
Immediately after the events of the Third War, Azerothian Humanity was on the ropes, and the race's future was somewhat in question. Humans have perhaps suffered the most out of all the races of Azeroth, having endured a bloody, genocidal invasion by the Demon-corrupted orcs and losing almost all their northern population to the Plague. Out of the millions that once populated the Eastern Kingdoms in many splendid and wonderful cities, only hundreds of thousands still live. Despite this, in recent years the Humans have devoted themselves to struggling back from the brink of racial extinction. Human lands are gradually being repopulated, and the Humans have been able to consistently maintain strong garrisons for their cities as well.
The Humans' primary threat now probably other than the Scourge, is the Forsaken who are continuing their attempts to expand south from Tirisfal into Arathi, although the Human presence in the region remains strong with the remnants of Lordaeron and Stromgarde, causing the Hillsbrad area to be one of Azeroth's major battlefields. Despite all this, humans continue to be vigilant, and - perhaps as a result of their struggles - they have banded closer together and with the Alliance as a whole.
Current situation Edit
Today, King Varian Wrynn oversees Stormwind under the watch of the council of nobles. During the absence of King Varian, the Empire of Stormwind lost much of its glory due to corruption from within. It still retains some ties with the towns of Darkshire, Lakeshire, Goldshire, Southshore, and (to a lesser extent) Menethil Harbor. Those towns fall under the protection and leadership of Stormwind, but they also have their own local military forces and independent democratic election (excluding Goldshire). Note that these independent forces are still under the Alliance.
Theramore Isle is an independent state that keeps close ties with Stormwind and is under the watchful leadership of the young mage Jaina Proudmoore, formerly of Kul Tiras. The merchant nation of Kul Tiras itself, still a strong member of the Alliance, is also an independent state under the rule of Lord Admiral Tandred Proudmoore, brother of Jaina and son of Daelin Proudmoore, a hero from the Second War. The city-state of Dalaran, with its powerful mages, still retains some control over Hillsbrad and Silverpine Forest. In addition, there is an independent human enclave in the Arathi Highlands, the remnants of the Kingdom of Stromgarde. It is rumored the once-allied empire of Gilneas is still flourishing and populated with humans - but no word has been heard of them for years.
Humans On The Sha'tar Edit
Human characters on The Sha'tar.
Human only guilds or guilds that focus on Human RP on the Sha'tar.