The Azotha were an ancient race, mentioned in Lands of Conflict.
Before the Great Sundering, the Azotha were in a war against the jungle trolls, calling warriors and spies to the fight. They settled in places including what is now Stranglethorn Vale (presumably around the Savage Hills), where Aron Kodosbreath searched for their ruins.
As the vrykul are the ancestors of humans, the Azotha are likely related to them. The Azotha may be vrykul, and intermediate race, or a tribe of early humans. This also connects the Azotha to the titans more clearly.
- The Arathi named the land of Azeroth as a whole in homage to their ancient ancestors. This seems like it refers to the Azotha. If this is true, the Azotha were the ancestors of humans.
- The Azotha may have been legendary for having gold, and this fact has made it into the modern dysphemism, "I'd give Azotha gold for a dull moment".
- Lands of Conflict, 160.
- Lands of Conflict, 17.
- WoWWotLK interview 2 (English). Jeffrey Kaplan and J. Allen Brack talk about Death Knights, Tuskar, and Arthas in this exclusive interview. Gamespot (2008-05-09). Retrieved on 2009-06-14. “...known as the vrykul, and what this guys were, is almost like the progenitors of the human race in warcraft lore...”
- Lands of Conflict, 18.
- Shadows & Light, 7.