Today I thought we’d talk about the three tribes of furbolg in Val’sharah: Blackroot, Grizzlewealde and Smolderhide.
Now you might be thinking there are only two tribes in Val’sharah and you’re entirely correct. There was a third tribe during beta and I’m still going to go over what little we know about them but this post will focus more on the other two.
We will start with the two tribes you encounter within Live within Val’sharah.
The Smolderhide tribe are relatively large tribe of furbolg based in the southwestern Val’sharah forest in an area called the Smolderhide Thicket. Due to a recent Nightmare incursion into their lands several including their chieftain have been corrupted by the Saytr.
Players are tasked with helping one of their Elders save their child and kill the lost chieftain and destroy the idol corrupting their tribe. Once you do so they become friendly to the player. (Some actually become neutral.)
I think its likely since we kill their chieftain that the Elder Sookh that we assist in clearing their corruption is likely to become the next leader. His child Littlefur could possibly become a leader later in life as well but he is quite young now. After the events of Legion I assume this tribe remains uncorrupted.
The Grizzlewealde tribe inhabits southeastern Val’sharah and are under attack by Grell and Enderkind (older grell). They have several quests associated with them, and its clear that the events going on with the Nightmare are pushing these normally calm grell into conflict with the furbolg.
The player assists them with several quests across their rather large village and clear the grell from their home.
The leader of the Grizzlewealde tribe does not die during this nor are they corrupted. As a result this is one of the more stable furbolg tribes we’ve ever seen.
Finally the tribe that didn’t make it out of beta. They were called the Blackroot tribe and start off entirely corrupted. We were going to have a quest indicating that they were too far gone and needed to be eliminated. I believe the quest was going to be given by a Night Elf or a furbolg from one of the other tribes but I can’t tell at this time. There isn’t any direct mentions of what made this tribe fall to corruption, though it does mention that they need to be wiped out before they spread across Val’sharah.
Between these three tribes two are uncorrupted by the end and effectively amicable to the Horde and Alliance. Given that they dwell in a sacred place to the Druids I imagine they would be unlikely to throw in with one side or the other but I could see them deciding to join a larger furbolg faction even if that faction was going to pick a side.
This is a continuation of my furbolg tribes posts the rest of which you can find here.
Furbolg Tribe Posts
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