Born into the Ragetotem tribe before the tauren unified under the Bloodhoof banner, the fiery Taruk spent his childhood on the run from bands of barbaric centaur. He swiftly grew to embrace the ways of his tribe, usually being one of the first to bash in the ribs of an ambushing horse-man. Though honorable, he often disagrees with most other tauren and their pacifist lifestyles. Recently, the Alliance has grown in force within the Barrens, threatening to invade Mulgore and burning down the peaceful hunting camp Taurajo. Outraged at this disgraceful act, Taruk has begun an assault on the Alliance forces, swearing to protect his new homeland at any price.