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General Information
Homeworld Azeroth
Habitat Pandaria
Locomotion Quadrupedal knuckle-walking
Diet Omnivorous
Lifespan ~20 years
Sapience Level Sapient
Language "Hozen" (primary)
Common, Orcish (secondary)
Status Extant
Behind the Scenes
Universe Warcraft Universe

Hozen are a monkey-like species of sapients native to the mysterious continent of Pandaria on the planet Azeroth. Mischievous by nature, they often can be seen playing pranks on their neighbors, the Pandaren. They are longtime rivals of the Jinyu due to their historic raiding of them. During the conflict that revealed the continent of Pandaria to the majority of the world, the Horde arrived in the Jade Forest and allied with a Hozen subspecies there known simply as the Forest Hozen.

Uncannily dextrous foragers and hunters, the Hozen dwell in clans amongst the treetops as well as on the mountains of Pandaria and the Wandering Isle. Extremely short-lived (with their elders often being no older than twenty), their society suffers through a lack of roots and of rules. This also likely leads to their uncouth and impulsive attitudes, but nonetheless they play, live and squabble together—that is until their clans grow so large that they simply collapse into multiple smaller ones.

The other sapient Pandarian races are careful to avoid any Hozen hunting ground, as their notoriously short tempers will become even shorter should their hunger push entire clans, including the elderly and young Hozen, to ravage food sources outside of their own territories. This seems to only be stopped when they have gathered enough food to feed themselves or they have seen enough Hozens die to ensure the survivors' continued existence.

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