This article is a copy of "Vol'jin", an official article by Blizzard Entertainment located in "The Characters of Warcraft" section of the online Game Guide. It presented information about Vol'jin.

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Gender Male
Race(s) Troll
Affiliation(s) Horde
Location Orgrimmar


Warchief of the Horde

Vol'jin of the Darkspear trolls is a valiant warrior, Shadow Hunter, and, increasingly, a voice of wisdom leading a Horde in turmoil.

A member of the exiled trolls of the Darkspear tribe, Vol'jin became the leader of his people after the death of his father, the witch doctor Sen'jin. After Thrall's orcs relocated to Kalimdor during the Third War, the Darkspears joined them, and Vol'jin became one of the warchief's most trusted advisors. Vol'jin collaborated with Thrall to resolve crisis after crisis: he stabilized the Undercity after a coup orchestrated by Grand Apothecary Putress and the dreadlord Varimathras, and ousted the witch doctor Zalazane from the Echo Isles, the home of the Darkspear trolls.

Then, Garrosh Hellscream rose to become warchief of the Horde. Almost immediately, Vol'jin disliked the younger Hellscream's lust for war, and it didn't take long for the troll to move the majority of his people out of Orgrimmar and back to the Echo Isles, where the Darkspears might distance themselves from Garrosh. In time, Vol'jin turned his eye toward the Zandalari -- an ancient line of trolls who were planning to forge a new troll empire -- and dispatched heroes of both the Horde and Alliance to deal with them. After the Horde's attack on Theramore and subsequent campaign to claim Pandaria, Vol'jin's relationship with Garrosh deteriorated further. The chieftain of the Darkspears was one of the few to openly challenge the warchief's ceaseless quest for blood and glory; after leading the revolt that helped bring Garrosh low, Vol'jin assumed the mantle of warchief himself. Existential threats challenge Vol'jin at every turn, but, for the first troll in history to lead the Horde, the truest test is the divisiveness left by a tyrant's reign.

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