Zandalari Trolls - 5 Headcanons
- Zandalar is a hot, humid region with its brutal
desert and dense jungles reaching boiling degrees. The Zandalari trolls have
adapted to this extreme heat by evolving thermal windows along their skin.
These thermal windows appear as dark patches and beneath each lays a complex
system of large blood vessels that draw warm blood from the body to rapidly cool.
This important adaptation is common to indigenous species of Zandalar but has
left visitors to Dazar’alor wondering why the trolls seem perfectly comfortable
in the punishing temperatures.
- It is no secret Zandalari culture holds tattoos
in high regard. In fact, tattoo artistry is a well-respected, mystic, and lucrative
profession with experts routinely sought for rituals, ceremonies, and rites of
passage. An unexpected result of the Horde’s arrival has been the Nightborne’s
effect on Dazar’alor’s tattoo artists, with many seeking out elven instruction to
develop a hybrid style; and, not to mention, the hushed topic of Zandalari attraction
for Nightborne body-markings.
- Owing in part to their size but also to the
demands of their biological adaptations, Zandalari trolls are voracious eaters
with high metabolisms. While many trolls can fast effectively for several days
after large meals, Zandalari fasting capabilities are drastically reduced
making them quickly susceptible to muscle atrophy and fatigue. Conversely, healthy
Zandalari are rumored to have the quickest regenerative capacity.
- A Zandalari can decipher another troll’s
position in society not only by their clothing but also by the cut used for the
rare gems in their jewelry. The highest castes favor refined, geometric
cuts which require advanced skill to achieve, while middle castes wear simple or natural cuts. The lowest castes are seldom seen wearing rare gems and
the casteless almost never.
- It is a myth that the Zandalari lack humor;
it is true, however, that Zandalari humor is dominated by body language and is
not easily translatable to non-troll races, causing awkward gaps of silence while
Zandalari trolls wait for the punch-movement
in joke delivery.