The Venomtusk are a Forest Troll tribe of mercenaries looking for more members to expand their operations. They are known for worshiping a serpent Loa they call Ula'thiss, fabled by its potent toxin that enchants the tribe's weapons. They are established in the heart of the Hinterlands, rivaling against several of the local tribes for territory, among them the Vilebranch and Witherbark. They had sealed a truce with the Revantusk solely to accept mercenary contracts from the Horde to gather resources to enpower their tribe against their enemies. However, their relations still remain sensitive after the Banshee Queen assumed the position of Warchief, leading the tribe to grow even more resentful with the proiminent role of the Forsaken and their leader of high elven heritage.
While they quarrel with the Vilebranch in the east, the west is overrun by the Alliance, with the Wildhammer Clan and Quel'dorei farstriders allied against the trolls. In this multi-sided conflict the Venomtusk fights to protect their home. The elders believe the only answer may be expansion. The tribe must not stay cornered forever, otherwise it may wither as time passes and the troll empires of old still grow weaker. They believe mercenary work will make them resourceful, and sacrifice to their serpent Loa will make them stronger and deadlier.
So far the guild concept is in early stage and there is a small phase built for now. It is basicly composed of the small village the Venomtusk built after taking Vilebranch territory in the ruins of Agol'watha in the Hinterlands. Apart from several huts for housing, it currently has:
- Some market stalls for trading with merchants; ( https://i.imgur.com/TjzOZ9R.jpg https://i.imgur.com/wsUXAuJ.jpg )
- A tavern to collect mercenary contracts and shelter travellers; ( https://i.imgur.com/BwgVBu7.jpg https://i.imgur.com/V75ObXP.jpg )
- A central bonfire for rituals and daily gatherings; ( https://i.imgur.com/8Dx51K8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/f0J8fR2.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HcecuzE.jpg )
- An arena for entertainment and settling differences; ( https://i.imgur.com/QZJeYz8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/a03a1h4.jpg )
- A raptor pit to breed their mounts; ( https://i.imgur.com/SnqiDp5.jpg )
- Fishing huts by the lake; ( https://i.imgur.com/vHTNXDF.jpg )
The plan now is to gather interested folk in the guild to develop a storyline to be promoted in the phase. The initial idea is to start small with a simple village and a striving tribe, and slowly expand their domain across the zone in a multi-sided war, taking settlements from the rival trolls and even from other factions. The long term goal might be the ascension of a troll empire in the region, taking into account potential relations and intrigue to major factions such as the Amani and the Zandalari, travelling the globe with mercenaries and ambassadors to further cement the tribe's influence.
Paired with the war and expansion, the idea is to develop subplots involving mercenary missions taken by the members, which can include crossovers and partnerships with other phases or guilds. The empire may start in the Hinterlands and further extend itself to Arathi or even Hillsbrad. Of course that is all up for discussion and we accept suggestions from potential new members of this project.
Who we are recruiting:
We are looking mainly for Forest Trolls to integrate the guild, but there is potential to consider other trolls in, if they respect their serpent Loa and honor their traditions. Other races may be integrated as allies, ambassadors or hexxed slaves within the ranks. The classic roles in troll society are free to be applied for, such as Berserkers, Headhunters, Shadow Hunters, Bat Riders, Primals, Witch Doctors, Shadow Priests, Shamans, Hexxers, etc.
Picture of the current village: