Myths & Gears
The order inherent in the trollkin way of life is reflected in their stonemasonry – some of the oldest existing architecture in all of western Immoren – and their various cultural habits. Indeed, they are noted as the oddest of the enlightened races, with their strange mating rituals, their traditional way of greeting one another through the “tohmaak” – young bravos and warriors, in fact, tend to greet one another with a solid headbutt! – their peculiar diet of vastly undercooked, sometimes raw, foodstuffs, and their impressive vocal range. if anything, trollkin truly have a great capacity for song. Among their males, I have heard exceptionally gifted individuals capable of a warbling chant known as “fell calling.” In fact, so powerful is this trill vocalization that some use it as a weapon, and to great effect. Taking a cue from the ogrun, trollkin are now circulating more and more amongst men as skilled stoneworkers and weavers, although they don’t mingle quite as easily as ogrun of gobbers, for even within the communities of men, trollkin gather in bunches and tend to keep to their own.
Trollkin are large; the smallest of them are on par with the largest of men, and they stand roughly a head shorter than a hefty ogrun, but they cannot be mistaken for either. Their thick freckled skin is pale grey touched with blue and green in places, their irises so colorless their eyes appear stark white. They have overly large three-fingered hands and three-toed feet, spiny protrusions on the backs of their heads and necks, and their sonorous voices are not easily misjudged. Some among them have been “blessed,” born with sorcerous abilities. A trollkin sorcerer is easily marked, as they are smaller than their kin, with stark white skin bereft of any coloration. These sorcerers are held in high regard among their people.
Trollkin are unrestrained in their music and dance and just as unrestrained in their beliefs that all natural phenomena are born of Dhunia and have souls. Spirits dominate everything they do, and it is customary, in honor of Dhunia, to offer fruits and flowers to others as a token of good will or to make amends. A trollkin’s blood and bloodline are extremely important affairs, and it is considered a grave offense to dismiss or disrespect such a thing. Most trollkin adherents of Dhunia believe that all things come from and return to the earth to be reborn. “Deep (or true) as blood and bone,” is a trollkin vow that literally means, “all things,” or “all that I am,” which to a trollkin encompasses every life that he has lived, as well as the lives of his relatives and ancestors. It is a somber phrase used only when trollkin speak the truth or make an oath.
Sight: Darkvision 30 ft.
Improved Healing: Trollkin heal at twice the normal rate, three times if they feast considerably while resting. Trollkin regenrate lost limbs at a slow rate, 1d6+1 days for a surgically reattached limb, 2d20+30 days to regrow a limb entirely.
Poison Resistance: +2 to saves vs Poison, -2 to all effects caused by poison
Toughness: Damage Reduction equal to HP modifier vs non-lethal damage, minimum of 1 point
Automatic Languages: Cygnaran* or Rhulic, Molgur-trul (spoken only)