a short-furred, soft white pelt with black markings around eyes, ears and nose, as well as dark fur "sleeves" marking their arms and legs down to the prehensile paws they have for hands, and their feet. They favor garments of finely wrought silk or cotton, with pandaren ascetics often wearing canvas cloth robes made from rice flax.

The typical pandaren male is between 5 feet and 6 feet in height and weighs between 200 to 300 pounds. Pandaren females are similar in stature, with slighter, more feminine builds, being from 160 to 240 pounds.

Region: Pandaren dwell in the isolated and insular reaches of Pandaria. This nation remains undiscovered to this day.

Pandaren society has changed over the course of its long history. Where once the pandaren had a mighty empire, standing proud beside their kaldorei allies (so scholars believe), now they are a simple people who want only peace and a safe home. Yet the world is a dangerous place, and only through an acceptance of the violence that comes with life can the pandaren continue to prosper.

Each pandaren belongs to a shao'din, which is their word for "clan." Pandaren society is, in many ways, compartmentalized. At their core, the pandaren treasure peace and creativity. Most pandaren are poets and singers, and the craftsmen of their culture are revered. The dangers of Azeroth, however, necessitated the evolution of a class of warriors to defend diose ideals — it is these warriors, from the simplest pikeman to the great shodo-pans, who ensure that pandaren culture survives.

Affiliation: Neutral.

Faith: Pandaren have a fierce and deep belief in the connection of the material and spiritual worlds. In many ways their faith mirrors the ancient beliefs of the night elves, and

• Surnames: Earthsong, Greentouch, Honeybrew, Lightgrace, Reedwine, Sweetbarrow, Swiftpaw.

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