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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft novels, novellas, or short stories.

The Judgement is a short story by Brian Kindregan featured on the official site. It is the fifth in the Leaders of Azeroth series, released on April 27, 2011,[1] and centers on the Darkspear trolls' chieftain Vol'jin. In this story, the young Vol'jin and Zalazane undergo trials in order to meet the loa, ultimately revealing their destinies as shadow hunter and witch doctor respectively. It also follows the aftermath of Zalazane's Fall.


Led by the wise Sen'jin, the Darkspear tribe of jungle trolls has endured much. Driven from their ancestral home when the Gurubashi empire's tribal hatreds erupted into open warfare, the Darkspears eventually claimed an uninhabited island for themselves and renamed it the Darkspear Island. But although the Darkspears hoped that this new home would be permanent, the fate of the tribe would prove to be far from certain.[1]


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  1. ^ a b Blizzard Entertainment 2011-04-27. New Lore: Vol'jin Story Available!. Archived from the original on 2022-01-15.