- Enemy Type: Troll
- Behavior: Very dumb and highly aggressive to outsiders. Live together with Kobolds.
- Distribution: West Ancaria
- Population: ?
- Size Class: Huge
- Combat Strength: High
- Alignment: Evil
- Quote: "Trolls strong!"
Trolls are uncouth, intellectually challenged creatures with very low skills in language and expression. These giants even outreach Ogres in size. They like clear structures and rules, which is why they prefer a strict hierarchy in their community. Still they are very social beasts when interacting with their own, and stay together whenever it is necessary.
Some scholars speculate that their peaceful coexistence with the Kobolds is because they mix up Kobolds with Troll children. Unfortunately confirmed knowledge on this matter is lacking so far. The adventurer won’t see much of this idyllic lifestyle though. Trolls defend their territory fiercely and with brutal force against anything and anyone who wants to invade them, or if they don’t like your nose.
More information on Trolls can be read about in The Lore of Monsters, Book 4: Trolls
||Troll warriors aren't just huge, they are also extremely dangerous in melee combat. Where others spend a lot of time forging the perfect weapon, Troll warriors usually just grab the next tree in their path, tear it out of the earth roots and all and then smash the invaders headfirst into the crater that the tree left at their feet.
They are often accompanied by Kobolds, who make excellent throwing weapons when there aren't any rocks handy.
Quote: You in my zone, you dead now!
||The chieftains of the Troll clans are much better trained than their warriors, but this does not make them any more intelligent. They're definitely not lacking in flexibility and creativity when it comes to finding suitable weapons and shields for their size. This is a fact that many a peasant who has suddenly found their door missing can attest to.
Troll chieftains coordinate and encourage their troops. Their tactical and morale building activity helps ensure that their group fights are more organized and deadly than ever before. This skill makes Chieftains very highly respected members of their tribe, but outside the clan they are rather unpleasant.
Quote: All to me too! Soon it roll!
||Trolls who will follow the path of the archer tend to stand out of the crowd at a young age, and can be spotted by their sharp eye and unstoppable collector's passion. People say that true archer's show their destiny just after passing the toddler age - they're the ones who know the best places for collecting shiny pebbles used in children's games. This skill continues to help him in adulthood.
This type of Troll does more than just hunt for food. They collect whatever they think could be even slightly useful for the clan. Armor from slain enemies - new or old, doors, wagon wheels, windowpanes, barrettes from noble ladies who traveled too far away from the path… Everything is collected and carried home to the clan.
The archer travels huge distances each day, either alone or escorted by a handful of Kobolds. Since they tend to forget the way from time to time, they regularly find new things in their territory. The Kobolds take over all the tiny treasures that the Trolls can’t work with. The little creatures deftly use their tiny fingers with the smaller finds to help ensure that their big guardians are well equipped and taken care for.
Quote: Ah… meat on a stick… yum!
||Troll Shamans are among the few rare individuals of the Troll race that can wield powerful magic. They wear distinct purple robes and are not to be underestimated under any circumstances.
||"Basically, they are soft trolls. Stupid and strong and perfect foot warmers." - From the Seraphim Guidebook of the Huntress.
Yeti are the Trolls' northern cousins. Covered in white fur, they are otherwise like Trolls in build and behavior, using crude weapons and aggressively attacking. Sometimes they are led by powerful Chieftains. Yeti can be found naturally on Christmas Island/Northland as well as in the Crystal Plane region, where they were brought by the Seraphim to hunt.
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