Once they controlled one of the largest Empire's in the history, but since then they have dwindled into seclusion. The Woses once spread across a vast expanse of land from central Europe all the way east to the lands of Ind. This population was destroyed following the Eternity war in which the Woses bartered with a forest god that turned out to be Malekor. Following this the Woses who still controlled a massive Empire retreated into the forest of dreuden where a large proportion of their race committed ritual suicide in an attempt to gain forgiveness for the death and destruction they had caused. The entire race is Magi inclined and use a structure called the "Stone" to channel their Magi powers towards their own unique religion. This allows them immense power, and is the source of their continued survival despite the fact that they are immensly diminished and surrounded by enemies.
The Woses are one of the only creatures on the planet that was not created by the Titans, and they were found by the earliest Old One probes, and even Tek searched for their origin but was unable to find out what or who they were.
The Woses are one of the only creatures on the planet that was not created by the Titans, and they were found by the earliest Old One probes, and even Tek searched for their origin but was unable to find out what or who they were. Tek hypothesized that they had been seeded on the Earth by the Martians of whom he was obsessed with ever since their destruction. His hypothesis would be correct as the Woses originally originated on Mars where they were one of three sentient species that rose to prominence on Mars, but were able to survive the Martian Civil War but as part of the wars end they were banished without technology to the Earth where they became the peaceful forest dwelling race they would remain upon the arrival of the Old Ones.
Arrival of the Old Ones
The Woses would be discovered by the Old Ones during their initial probes into the Sol Solar system and were at first targeted for destruction but several Old Ones saw them as a perfect specimen to test their additions due to the Woses extreme peaceful nature. As the Old Ones colonized the planet and dramatically changed it the Woses population begin to skyrocket during this period as the ability to produce food became easier due to the changing climates, and during this period they became the pet project of the Titan Jupiter of whom became almost corrupted by the peaceful nature of the Woses but this corruption took on the form of the Woses and she became obsessed with seeking justice and peace as a reaction to the loss of her shield.
The Woses built their empire throughout Europe, and spread eastward but they grew less quickly then forces of the Murlocs and Trollocs. This geographical differntial in sizes didn't neccessarily meant they were weaker as their military was far more powerful then the other two Empires, and their population was dramatically more dense then the others.
The Eternity War
Main Article : Eternity War
| The Eternity War|
I'm sure beasts had fought before we sparked the Eternity War, but it wasn't until we got into their heads that the mortals truly understood the level of depravity they were capable of. We caused all of it.
The start of the Eternity War would begin with the corruption of the Trolloc of whom changed from their industrious, and noble ways when they interacted with the now corrupted Chaos God Khorne. At this time in history the Noble Titans were being torn in half but they didn't yet know that this was happening so they watched unknown as the Trolloc were corrupted by the Chaos God Khorne . Khorne offered their leaders great power in return for their loyalty to his beliefs. The Trolloc leaders knew nothing of this kind of evil, so they accepted his offer as genuine, and this would lead to their downfall and the downfall of the peace in Europe. With Khorne now in their midst he changed their peaceful culture into one of utter decadence and violence. The strongest rose to the top, and of all of these the strongest was the legendary Trolloc Mazrak of whom fell from being a priest of Elune before the corruption to becoming a mindless creature of violence. Mazrak would embroil the Trolloc into a massive civil war which would eventually lead to the complete control of the Trolloc Empire into the hands of Mazrak and by extension Chaos.
During the early stages of the Eternity War the forces of Chaos would also target the loyalist Argonian forces of Ind which had spread quite rapidly across Ind and were a real threat to the Chaos forces of the Charr if the fighting got intense in Cathay against the Murloc, and Furbolg. Thus in order to defeat the forces of the Argonians and make sure that the Murlocs of Cathay, and Furbolg would be fighting alone against the Charr it would be Slanaash, and Malekor who would convince Nurgle to destroy the Argonians with his diseases. Crafting the disease he would unleash it into the swamps of Ind and the Argonians would be devastated by the disease throughout the entirety of the Eternity War and during this time despite the best efforts of Hist nothing could be done to stop the ravages of the disease which was being spread by Nurgle. Hist in his desperation to save his people went to Nurgle and found him during his conversations to be completely callous and devoid of the laughter and humor that Nurgle had once been known for, and thus unable to get assistance from Nurgle the once dominant population of Argonians in Ind was completely wiped out leaving them dominant on the islands around Argonia only.
The War Begins
Main Article : The Eternity European War
The Eternity war was the first true conflict of Chaos, and it single highhandedly destroyed the three largest empires in Europe, and left the land ripe for the colonization of the Dwarves, and Elves, and later the Human race. As the Trolloc had become corrupted by the Chaos God Khorne the other Empire's of the world along with the Titans became aware of this change but thought it a different matter then the betrayal of Khorne. The Murloc, and the Woses continued on their peaceful path but unknown to them the Trollocs had been corupted by the God that created them in Khorne. Khorne had turned them to his service and instead of trade the Trollocs begin fashioning massive cities for the construction of huge armies with which to conquer Europe. From these cities they silently built these armies and then prepared to launch a massive suprise invasion of the Woses, and the Murlocs. As the cities of the Trollocs grew to incredible size the Noble Titans became fully aware that something had changed but were duty bound to not interfere, and instead believed that they could assist the nobler races by creating more races into the world. During this time the last of the creations of the Titans would enter the world of which some were the Trolls, and the Draenie. All the Titans did not sit idle during this time as many felt they needed to intervene and several Titans including Aphrodite, and Motrin engaged in an arming of the Woses so that they would survive the Eternity War. Also Neperune of whom created the Murloc was unstoppable as he openly engaged in assistance for his creation. In the years directly preceding the Eternity War the Woses would be dealt a harsh blow when their benefactor in the form of Jupiter would be killed by Khorne, and Tzeenech after she resisted their words of Chaos, and without Jupiter the Woses religion somewhat collapsed for a time leading them astray at exactly the moment they needed faith the most.
The initial invasion was devastating to the Woses, and the Murlocs but the Murlocs were especially damaged by the conflict as they were less prepared then the Woses due to their being the weakest of the three races individually. During this initial onslaught with the corruption of the Titan Nurgle the forces of the Asura would also join the Trolloc and attack the forces of the Woses and Murlocs but were noticeably not putting forth their entire forces. City by city the Chaos honored forces of the Trolloc overran the world and left the Murloc and Woses devastated in their wake. Eventually after centuries of fighting the Woses had lost a significant portion of their empire and began to lose the war, and defeat was only a matter of time. Following this it is said that the Woses made a deal with a Tree Spirit of whom came to their leadership saying that he would help them win the war if they would swear themselves to do a debt for the spirit once the war was done. This Tree Spirit was in fact the spirit of Malekor hidden in plain sight, whom wanted to undermine the efforts of Tzeneech and Khorne and assisted the Woses in defeating the Trolloc. With the assistance of the spirit of Malekor and his forces helping the Woses began to turn the tide back in their favor. With the spirits help they finally managed to take the fight to the Trolloc's part of the forest, and in a titanic battle the Woses destroyed the remaining Trolloc in a massive battle at the edge of the Drueden Forest. During this battle the forces of the Asura would also turn against the Trolloc and their betrayal of the Trolloc would cause the routing of an entire flank of the battle leading to the disastrous defeat and eventually Khorne cursing the Asurans. Following this victory Malekor's forces were unstoppable as he alongside the Woses and remaining Murloc pushed the Trolloc all the way back to their massive cities. It was in the cities that Malekor would create massive spells that literally destroyed the area of the cities and left the Trolloc in a state of destruction. The surviving Trolloc would flee to the forests, where they became nomadic, and their inner soul filled with fear of creating cities by the design of Malekor.
Capture of Khairne
Following Jupiters death Khorne would become quite boisterous in his discussion of murdering Jupiter, and while this was something that angered many of the Titans it would be her two sons Ulric, and Taal that would become enraged by the death of Jupiter and under the leadership of Ulric they would begin a plan to target Khairne for revenge against Khorne. Ulric, and Taal against the wishes of Zeus who forbade any action following the death of Jupiter would enact their plan when they entered the Trolloc Empire in secret and would capture Khairne bringing her back to their holdings in central Germania where they hid there trails to such an extent that no one discovered their involvement and it was in this position that they imprisoned Khairne with Taal becoming her personal jailer.
Invasion of Albion
Main Article : Trolloc Invasion of Albion
During the fighting of the Eternity War it would be Khorne who personally led his Trolloc Empire onto the island of Albion where he targeted the island for destruction due to the relatively large number of Titans on the island and their loyal following there. Following the initial invasion of the Trollocs into Albion it would be Ingri, alongside her Albion Pantheon that would lead the forces of Albion in resisting the invasion but despite stoic defences and several large victories she was pushed back mile by mile northward towards Helms Deep. As Helms Deep came under siege by the forces of Khorne it was Nurgle that intervened in the fighting joining with Khorne to assist in destroying the city, and while Lahmfada held Helms Deep it was Ingri that traveled with Ailpean to Olympus where they traveled to beg Zeus for assistance. Ingri who was close friends with Metis the lover of Zeus believed that this relationship and bringing proof would be more then enough in order to gain the support of Zeus, and thus as she and Ailpean traveled to Olympus the two were filled with hope.
Plea for Help
Despite bringing proof of what was happening Zeus was unwilling to intervene and thus Ingri returned without any real assistance but led the Albion forces in the Battle of Helms Deep (Eternity War). After Zeus was unwilling to assist Ingri it was Zeus's lover Metis that secretly followed Ingri back to Albion and travelling to Helms Deep despite all titans being commanded to not do this she rejected this command and having seen demons and Trollocs fighting there she returned to Olympus with a captured Trolloc of whom she believed would prove to Zeus of the involvement of Khorne. Instead of proving the guilt of Khorne her actions would be seen by Zeus as a betrayal and thus with Poseidan in the room and after a long argument with Metis it was Zeus that would kill her and then lie about her death stating that she had fled Olympus and had no idea where she went and forbade any discussion on her again as she was labeled a traitor. While they had not gained the support of the loyalists of Zeus during their time in Olympus it was Ailpean that was approached by Tzeneech of whom remained in Olympus as no one had discovered him as the ringleader, instead believing that Khorne was the first of these chaos gods. Tzeneech would destroy the shield on Ailpean and corrupted him with fear and anger leading to Ailpean returning to Albion with his grandmother a completely changed man. While at first during the fighting the defenses held and Lahmfada even killed one of the children of Khorne the betrayal of Ailpean who had become disillusioned and easy pickings to Tzeneech led to the near collapse of the defenses of Helms Deep. Ingri would be killed by Khorne but before the final blow could fall on the fortress Khorne and Tzeenech abandoned the attack in order to deal with a massive Asura attack in central Europe leaving the traitors under Ailpean to fight alone at Helms Deep.
Albion Civil War
Following Khorne abandoning the fight it was Ailpean that took control, but the conflicted recently corupted Chaos Titan was unwilling to totally turn against his family in the Albion Pantheon, and his conflicted leadership would come to ahead following the arrival of the Khorne luietenant Khaz'Kul. Khaz'Kul would leave the fighting in the Fade to return to Albion at the behest of Khorne and returning to Helms Deep he joined Ailpean in continuing the assault on the fortress. After Khaz'Kul begin to summon demons to support the war it was Ailpean that had a break from his coruption and would lead his own forces in a massacre of the Trollocs at Helms Deep and during this massacre Khaz'Kul and Ailpean would fight with Ailpean killing Khaz'Kul. Now having turned on Chaos Ailpean would approach the defenders and realizing that his coruption had changed him permently he would convinse his family to kill him which his son Lylr would be the one to mercy kill him.
The Spirits Payment
With their victory they were met once again by the Tree spirit, and this time the spirit wanted their help. In this most ancient of days the lands of Europe were extremely devoid of life, and the spirit wanted them to plant a single seed in a forest many miles away. He said it would be many centuries until this was required so he gave them the seed and told them to wait for when he called in the forests. The Woses owed the spirit their life so of course they did what it wanted, and so they hid themselves in the forest for centuries waiting for the time that the spirit returned. The wars of Chaos passed the world and after this the humans begin expanding and for this the spirit returned with a command that they travel to the extreme west of Europe. With their command in place they travelled across Europe to the extreme western half where once again the spirit met them. When they arrived they found no forest in the place they were told to go, so they waited for years in the hopes that the spirit would return. After exactly 2 years of waiting the spirit returned, and said that the Woses were no longer going to plant the seed in the forests.
Travel to Atlantis
See Also : Atlantis
This time the spirit demanded they build a boat, and on this boat they were to travel south east towards and island. Again the Woses did what the spirit wanted, and travelled to the island secretly. When they arrived at the island they were met by the spirit again. The spirit asked them to take the seed to the top of the tallest mountain on the island. The spirit said that once this was done, they were to once again secretly leave the island and return to Drueden Forest. The Woses once again agreed, and travelled to the top of the tallest mountain and at its peak they planted the seed. With the seed planted they listened one last time to the spirit and left the island. After years of travelling they finnally made it back to Drueden Forest. Exactly two years after returning to Drueden forest the spirit returned and this time appeared in the shape of what is now a modern human. The Woses were shocked but the spirit said he meant them no harm, and that he just wanted to thank them one last time for laying the seed of coruption on the island. The Woses begged him for more anwsers but in return the spirit only said one last line.
"Many years ago you begged me to save your people. You offered any manner of gift if I was to save you from the Beasts of the forest. I saved your people from death and for your survival the cost was the purity of another. Your forest shall forever be pure, but in return the purity of another must be sacrificed."
-Unknown Spirit of the Wood
In appearance, the Woses were short, stumpy-bodied men, possibly related to the Pukel-men of ancient Atlantis. They had disproportionate bodies and small, sunken eyes that glowed red when they were angry or suspicious. Elves described them as 'unlovely', and it is clear that they were, though not evil, as their appearance led many to believe.