Roaming the lands of the frozen wasteland known as Northrend are creatures who appear to be impervious to the cold. These creatures, known as Taunka, have learned to make peace with the continent's harsh climate. Nothing, not the cold, nor the danger of enemies, seems to faze these creatures. They remain as they have remained over the centuries, stoic, majestic, and calm. They know that they cannot fight nature, but they can bend it to their will. As the cold winds blasts through the land, these creatures stand against the wind, unmoved. They are a living testament that life can survive in the harshest of lands. In the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, these creatures will not only be seen, but they will play an important part in the game as well. If you want to know more about these creatures, then read on!
What does it Look Like?
A Taunka is a humanoid bison. Like the bison, Taunkas have thick fur and horns. They are massive of build. The male of this race can stand up to 9 feet and women just a foot under. The creatures wear not only padded clothing for further protection from the cold, they wear armor as well. If you want to get close to these creatures and see them with your eyes, you need not worry. They are scattered all over Northrend, from the Grizzly Hills to the Storm Peaks. The sad part is most their villages have been destroyed by the Scourge, with the exception of Camp Tunka'lo in the Storm Peaks.
Upon first look, you might be scared to approach these creatures. And with good reason. With their huge bodies, formidable armor and weapons, and dour and stoic expressions, you may immediately think they're up to no good, or just untrusting of strangers. Quite the contrary, beneath the surface, these creatures are peace loving and good hearted. They are also fiercely loyal to their comrades and those they lend their support to. The Taunka are also very protective of their kind. Additionally, they may look slow and possibly dumb to some, but the creatures actually move very fast and their minds have not been dulled by the cold. In fact, the creatures are very intelligent and calculating.
The Taunka in Wrath of the Lich King
In the expansion, the creatures will play a very important role. When they were discovered by the Horde, who thought they were the ancestors of the tauren, the Horde leaders asked for their help in defeating the Lich King. Because the Taunkas have had their share of tragedy brought upon them by the Lich King and the Scourge, the Taunka readily accepted. In the game, they will form a faction, which will be part of the Warsong Offensive. Keep an eye out for them!
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