I have a question regarding Druids. It suddenly just popped up in my head, that most Druids are always neutral, such as part of the Cenarion Circle or simply roleplayed neutral by the players themself. Though does this mean that it is lorewise rare to be part of the Alliance or Horde, and still be a Druid?
I did some searching through Wowpedia at this link:
And the interesting thing is, that it shows this: "Druids belong to many different organizations or sects including the Cenarion Circle, Cenarion Expedition, Druids of the Claw, Druids of the Talon, Druids of the Fang, Druids of the Grove, Druids of the Antler and Druids of the Scythe." (So far I know these are all neutral)
There aren't many sources of Druid's picking a faction except neutral. So my question: Is it rare, and if so, are there perhaps any important lore figures in WoW that do pick a side between Alliance and Horde while being a Druid? (Not sure if Malfurion is neutral or Alliance due to him marrying Tyrande. He might be Alliance now?)
I hope to get some good answers, and perhaps it can inform other people as well about Druidic lore!
Malfurion is not "Alliance" because he married Tyrande, he is part of the Alliance because he is a night elf, and they are part of the Alliance. Sometimes, like Thrall and Malfurion, these members of the factions rise above their faction divides due to a "larger threat" that needs seeing to. Hamuul Runetotem is an important tauren spiritual leader and part of the Horde. He is ALSO an important druid, and so sometimes acts in alliance with other druids, whether Horde or Alliance.
Likewise, the night elves [there is no "kingdom" name for them, really, but instead their species has basically one government] are a political organization that is a part of the Alliance. There are those who have cast themselves outside that government [like Illidan] who would not be. Malfurian is a night elf, a part of that culture and government.
Druids can certainly be Alliance and Horde aligned, and we see plenty of examples. Look at Archdruid Renferal (RIP) in AV, for example.
As a matter of fact I can count pretty much all purely Neutral Druids I know on one or two hands. And I know a whole lot of Druids.