The Atal'ai do not accept new members. The Hakkari do, but they gain few new members, which shouldn't be surprising. However, young troll priests who show proper dedication to both Hakkar and Jammal'an's prophecy of immortality (see "Leaders," Jammal'an the Prophet, below) may find a place within the Hakkari, though the more senior priests watch them closely. Although they have succeeded in summoning Hakar, the Hakkari remain wary. They are particularly aware that the Zandalari may try to sneak covert operatives into their organization to disrupt events.

The average Atal'ai or Hakkari is a priest of some ability (9th to 13th level) who reveres Hakkar and follows Jammal'an with a conviction bordering on — oh, hell, easily crossing over into — fanaticism. They defend their temples to the death, for the time of their supremacy is upon them.


Jammal'an the Prophet (male jungle troll): Jammal'an is a mysterious individual who is mostly responsible for the cult's recent success in summoning Hakkar. By all accounts, Jammal'an is a power-mad zealot, prone to devouring or (if he's feeling pleasantly full) exiling trolls who disagree with him. Jammal'an has recently received a series of visions in which Hakkar states that, when he enters Azeroth, he will grant immortality to all Atal'ai. (I note that he made no such promise to the Hakkari, who serve him hoping that he'll grant them some reward despite his lack of a promise.) All members of the Atal'ai believe this prophecy (or at least pretend to), which makes them all the more ferocious. However, I note that Hakkar is here now, and the Atal'ai are not immortal. The trolls think he's busy with other concerns — like draining other troll gods of their power — and hasn't got around to granting immortality yet. If you ask me, though, and if you ask some former members of the Atal'ai, these promises are a load of hooey. They were a ruse to trick Jammal'an into bringing about his own doom — and that of the rest of the world.

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