Mountain troll

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Mountain troll
Mountain troll.jpg
Level 17
Family Troll family creatures
Body Type Biped
Classification(s) Living
Area(s) Found Hidden Vale
Shores of Lough Ne'Halin
Troll Lair
HP 200
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Flail 190 AS
Defense Attributes
Brigandine Armor ASG 12
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee 73
Unarmed Defense Factor
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 58
Cleric Base 66
Empath Base
Paladin Base
Ranger Base 36
Sorcerer Base
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental
Major Elemental
Minor Spiritual 66
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental
Treasure Attributes
Coins Yes
Gems Yes
Magic Items Yes
Boxes Yes
Skin troll toe
Other None

Huge and dangerous, the mountain troll towers above even a tall giantman. Grey skin so thick that it serves quite well as armor covers most of the troll, with tufts of thick hair sprouting here and there like weeds between cracked stones. A hideous grin splits its face displaying fangs crusted with dried blood and less guessable matter. No light of intellect glows in its narrow piggish eyes. The lust for slaughter and thirst for blood are what drive this hulkish beast's existence.

Hunting strategies

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Behind the Scenes

The mountain troll presence in Noralgar Forest, which is related to Castle Anwyn and the Vvrael quest, might be based on their Rolemaster bestiary description. In this I.C.E. Age context there was a "Great Corruption" and a "Black Deceiver" who had hidden a gemstone deep in his vaults, where Terate had the first Stone of Virtue in a chest under Castle Anwyn. The Black Deceiver had a false prophet who told the mountain trolls they would be redeemed by "seeking out the highest mountain peak in the world", where there would be this "large gemstone" which if crushed would make the trolls forgiven. In the Vvrael quest context this would correspond to Mount Aenatumgana, the Eye of the Drake (dragonsbreath sapphire), and the weeping Lorminstra at the door of the Drake's Shrine saying "I forgive you, my child..." Trolls more generally come from Scandinavian folklore, such as with changeling myths which are analogous to the fey, and Noralgar might be a pseudo-anagram of Ragnorak fitting the quest's apocalypse subtexts.


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