Furbolgs are a hulking, ancient race of bear-men who live in the North of Kalimdor. Though they have no special love for war or murder, their tribes have become increasingly hostile as of late due to the corruption of Illidan and the Burning Legion in and after the Third War. The night elves, concerned by the once peaceful race’s condition, have attempted to help the furbolgs settle their tensions. But the mighty bear-men retreat ever-further into their territories and fall deeper into the rage that is overtaking their race.
Introduction and HistoryEdit
The furbolgs are a race of bear-men who traditionally shared the forests of eternal night with the elves. These simple and peaceful creatures lived in harmony with the forests for generations. They were great friends and allies of the night elves, providing their Sentinels with information about the comings and goings of the forests, and warning them of potential danger.
However, the furbolgs close connection with the forests was exploited by the Burning Legion during the Third War. As the forests were corrupted many furbolg tribes became tainted with evil or went completely mad, and began attacking their former allies and destroying the lands they once protected. Their aged and wizened leaders were replaced by ruthless firebrands who lead the crazed furbolgs to prey upon the denizens of Ashenvale Forest.
Currently, many of these renegade furbolg tribes remain on the loose, and are considered a grave threat to nearby settlements. Those few furbolg tribes who do remain uncorrupted have become withdrawn and suspicious, fearing that any outsider may bring corruption and madness to them as well.
Furbolgs originated from Northrend. They lived on Azeroth before Titans came to the world. Their oral histories speak of the first time Titans stepped on the world and roamed the wilds. Furbolg may have decended from early pandaren, who settled up in Northrend, becoming more feral or furbolg of Northrend discovered Pandaria and their culture became more contemplative.LoM 85
War of the AncientsEdit
Though the furbolg were around at the time of the War of the Ancients 10,000 years ago, they did not take part in the war against the Burning Legion.
However, due to a disturbance in the timeline instigated by the Old Gods, the original Timeline was altered. In the new timeline, they were convinced to join an alliance also comprising of the night elves, the earthen, the tauren against the Burning Legion by the dragon-mage Krasus. It was a reluctant truce (many night elves were xenophobic towards the 'lesser races') but ultimately successful, and formed the foundation for much of the familiarity and peace between the night elves and later furbolg generations. (It should be noted that the timeline created in the War of the Ancients trilogy is canon, proven by the fact that the Blue Dragonflight currently exists.)