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"The botani and their wretched minions take and take and take. They want food, they take our land. They want an army, they take our people. It isn't enough to kill the botani. They will always have greater numbers."

Kaz the Shrieker

The botani are a race of humanoid plant beings native to Draenor. They are members of the group of creatures known as the Primals, who wage an eternal war against the Breakers, the creatures of stone. For tens of thousands of years the botani have clashed against the mightiest forces of the world. The botani are notorious for their ability to infest living beings and transform them into shambling plant creatures in the service of the massive demigods known as genesaur.


Slender, deliberate, and calculating, these enigmatic living trees single-mindedly tend to the wilds of Draenor. Wise in the ancient ways, they seek lost artifacts of bygone ages to empower the explosive growth of their territory... often at the expense of Draenor’s other sentient denizens. The botani wage an eternal war against the creatures of stone, and the natives of Gorgrond do their best to survive in the midst of constant conflict between the botani and the goren, gronn, magnaron, and others. Since the Iron Horde and the creatures of stone began working together, the botani have become even more aggressive – orcs and draenei both have been disappearing of late into dense botani enclaves.


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This species vanished or was completely annihilated when Draenor was shattered into Outland.