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4e trolls
A group of trolls
Troll
General Information
Type Natural humanoid[citation needed]
Alignment
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
[citation needed]
Vision Darkvision, Low-light vision[citation needed]
Location Cold mountains[citation needed]
Language Giant[citation needed]
Appearance
Height 9' (2.7 m)[citation needed]
Weight 500 lbs[citation needed]
Skin color Moss green, putrid gray, or mottled gray and green[citation needed]
Hair color Iron gray, or greenish-black[citation needed]
Game Information
Challenge rating 5[citation needed]

Trolls are massive, predatory species of giant-kin, they are considered "stupid bastards" by other species of giants except for ogres, who are treated the same way. The most distinctive feature of trolls is their ability to regenerate. If any part of a troll's body is cut off, it will grow back after a while and the felled limb has a chance to evolve into an entirely new troll. The only things that can stop this are fire and acid, both of which trolls fear greatly.[citation needed]

Physical descriptionEdit

The average troll stands 9 ft (2.7 m) high and weighs roughly 500 lbs (227 kg), though females tend to be a bit larger than males. The hide of trolls is rubbery, and usually either moss green, putrid gray, or mottled gray and green. Their coarse hair is typically iron gray, or greenish-black. Trolls initially seem to be somewhat shorter, due to their sagging shoulders and tendency to hunch forward. They walk with an uneven gait, and their arms dangle and drag the ground when running. Despite this apparent awkwardness, trolls are quite agile.[citation needed]

EcologyEdit

Trolls are most often found in cold, mountainous regions, but can be encountered nearly anywhere.[citation needed]

SocietyEdit

Trolls speak giant, and usually worship Vaprak the Destroyer. Troll dens are filthy places; ruled by a matriarch called a trollop, who is often a shaman in possession of some magical power. These females have a greater appetite for sentient flesh.[citation needed]

SubspeciesEdit

Black troll 
Also known as demon trolls, these horned trolls reside in the Abyss and possess powerful magical abilities.[1]
Blood troll 
Lawful evil red-skinned trolls who often serve devils.[citation needed]
Cave troll 
Powerful, feral trolls that often live underground.[citation needed]
Crystalline troll 
Charismatic trolls with crystalline skin.[citation needed]
Deep sea troll 
These trolls have a primal connection to water. They terrorize the oceans and coastlines.[citation needed]
Desert troll 
Chameleon-like, intelligent ambush hunters.[citation needed]
Fell troll 
Huge, two-headed troll.[citation needed]
Fire troll 
Immune to fire and acid.[2]
Forest troll 
Includes variant "muskwart".[citation needed]
Giant troll 
Giant trolls are the result of trolls breeding with hill giants.[citation needed]
Gray troll 
Having been nearly energy drained to death by undead creatures, these emaciated trolls forge strong ties to negative energy and have venomous spittle.[3]
Ice troll 
Cold-dwelling trolls.[citation needed]
Mountain troll 
Massive trolls that prowl mountains. Includes variant Halruaan mountain troll.[citation needed]
Mur-Zhagul 
Planetouched creatures descended from the mingling of trolls and demons.[citation needed]
Phaze troll 
Mutated by great concentrations of magic or Underdark radiations, these trolls possess some magical powers and are more intelligent than their brethren.[4]
Pseudo-troll 
Troll from the Far Realm with the pseudonatural creature template.[citation needed]
Rock troll 
Trolls with an affinity for earth, they possess natural camouflage in areas of stone. Rock trolls sometimes are found on the Elemental Plane of Earth.[5]
Scrag 
These are aquatic cousins of the troll.[citation needed]
Slime troll 
The bodies of these underground-dwelling trolls constantly secrete acid.[citation needed]
Spirit troll 
Spirit trolls are a crossbreed of troll and invisible stalker.[citation needed]
Stone troll 
Stone trolls have rough, somewhat rocky skin and are generally native to mountain ranges.[6]
Tree troll 
small arboreal trolls created by magic gone awry. [7]
Troll wraith 
A Troll killed by a wraith that rises as undead.[citation needed]
Two-headed troll
These creatures are a horrendous crossbreed of troll and ettin.[citation needed]
War troll 
Trolls bred for war that form mercenary companies.[citation needed]
Wasteland troll 
Found in mountains and badlands of the deserts.[citation needed]

Related CreaturesEdit

Llort 
A creature visually indistinguishable from a troll, with similar methods of attacking.[citation needed]
Thoul 
A combination of a troll, hobgoblin and ghoul.[citation needed]
Trollhound 
Wolf-like creatures that share many of the same traits as trolls, including the powerful regenerative capabilities. They often associate with trolls.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Michael J. Schwalb et al. (January 1989). The Dragon's Bestiary, Dragon #141, p. 16-19. TSR, Inc..
  2. Alec Baclawski (November 1993). The Dragon's Bestiary: Those Terrible Trolls, Dragon #199, p. 23-28. TSR, Inc..
  3. Alec Baclawski (November 1993). The Dragon's Bestiary: Those Terrible Trolls, Dragon #199, p. 23-28. TSR, Inc..
  4. Alec Baclawski (November 1993). The Dragon's Bestiary: Those Terrible Trolls, Dragon #199, p. 23-28. TSR, Inc..
  5. Michael J. Schwalb et al. (January 1989). The Dragon's Bestiary, Dragon #141, p. 16-19. TSR, Inc..
  6. Alec Baclawski (November 1993). The Dragon's Bestiary: Those Terrible Trolls, Dragon #199, p. 23-28. TSR, Inc..
  7. Dragon (magazine)#299 p42
  8. Alec Baclawski (November 1993). The Dragon's Bestiary: Those Terrible Trolls, Dragon #199, p. 23-28. TSR, Inc..

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