Thiah is slightly taller than the average Tauren female, but not quite as tall as the average male. Her
brown mane is neatly brushed, with a few bangs hanging over her eyes, and a pair of long neat braids
draping down over her chest. Her snow-white fur is very well groomed with a soft sheen. She always seems
to have a light expression and a soft smile, and smells like flowers, and most strongly of lilacs.
A baby Tauren sleeps soundly in a pouch on her back.
After reading the description, this is what we know about Thiah Windthorn:
-She is an herbalist.
-She stands slightly taller than the average female.
-Her mane is brown, with braids hanging over her eyes and twin braids falling onto her chest.
-Her fur is white and well cared for.
-She is usually seen smiling.
-She smells of flowers, particularly of lilacs.
-She carries an infant on her back.
There you go. A physical description with none of the normal bullshit. There's no personal history, no emo poetry,
no epic ballad about the giant sword-like object strapped to her ass. Just a straightforward look at everything that
sets her apart from the standard Tauren character model.
You'll notice that this is the first time we've reviewed a Horde character here on Rotten Apples. In general,
Horde players tend to be more mature than the average Alliance player. I think Horde races tend to attract
players who enjoy the lore over those who just want to see the elven ladies stand around and bounce. The
steadfast Orcs, the noble Tauren, the cunning Trolls, and the wicked Undead. All these appeal to the
roleplayer with a sense of history. Humans are just plain, elves haven't changed much since Tolkien
(and neither have Dwarves for that matter), and even Blizzard doesn't treat Gnomes with the respect
To most people, the Horde are "the bad guys", because most people can't wrap their heads around
concepts like complex political agendas. To them it's just "orc bad and elf sexy". Since this brand of
average netkiddie outnumbers everyone else, Blizzard is once again appealing to the lowest common
denominator by making Blood Elves allies of the Horde, because the Horde needs a "sexy" race.
Nevermind the millenia-old animosities between elves and trolls, we need blonde Barbie dolls dancing
For actually writing a physical description as it should be written and rising above the herd, Thiah gets
the "Shiny Red Apple" Award!
Score: Recipient of the September '06 Shiny Red Apple Award!