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TrollkinEdit

[[Summary::Before you stands a very stocky figure with a veridian skin, the taint of trollkin resounding throughout an otherwise dwarven constitution. The result of a no doubt unholy union, shunned by everyone and often eager to chop people up for it all the same.]]

PersonalityEdit

A trollkin is well known for its lack of trust in those they do not know. Having been violently shaped by a lifetime of contemptuous treatment and dismissals by either their dwarven or giant ancestry, the trollkin that survive are often socially inept. The phrase 'scarred for life' leaps to mind, although there is the odd trollkin that shows great premise and doesn't allow herself to be put down. Trollkin love battle just as much as their close family, using their toughness, muscle power and dextrous bodies to their advantage over their peers. Any display of weaponized fire or acid however may nullify their desire for battle quickly.

Physical DescriptionEdit

Trollkin are dwarf-like creatures with the blood of trolls flowing through their bodies. Extreme toughness and strength befits them, and they are surprisingly agile for their stocky build. They are averaging just an inch taller than your average hill dwarf, and weigh in at about 20 to 30 pounds heavier of stocky build. They have pronounced green skin and crimson eyes and live as long as a normal dwarf, but reach adulthood twice as quickly. Surprisingly, they have not inherited the troll's ugliness, and can hold fair dwarven and even humanlike complexions. Despite this, they do inherit from their troll ancestors the tendency to sprout bigger females than males.

RelationsEdit

It's hard to overstate exactly how socially inept trollkin tend to be. To be fair, they start out in an unmanagable social environment as it is. Most dwarves don't want anything at all to do with them. Their troll ancestors would more likely bake them in a large pot, together with the foul troll that is responsible for the offspring. Only dwarves indifferent to the circumstances under which the trollkin came to be may treat them as anything other than an enemy. Ironically enough, their initial predicament tends to force the trollkin further down the underground cities and into the recesses of dwarven culture, where some trollkin forge a companionship with the duergar or even drow that live there.

Even more rare and awkward than accepted trollkin are trollkin that lives on the surface, amidst human society and gnomes, elves, half-lings and half-orcs. Still, the mayfreak trollkin living in human cities does not have to deal as much with the stigma of being the result of some vile union and may actually find acceptance and appreciation there.

AlignmentEdit

Because trollkin are basically dwarves with troll-tainted bloodlines, they exhibit lawful and good tendencies as well as chaotic and evil tendencies, leaving their alignments scattered over both axis. Any.

LandsEdit

Trollkin, like both dwarves and trolls, often prefer the lure of the deep. The feeling of the clam air against their hard green skin and the cool air sailing up from underground crevasses are considered homely touches to them. When they do not live in dwarven lands, they dig themselves in even deeper. Some even venture in the underdark and others, shunned away by the dwarves, take their chances topside throughout Faerûn.

ReligionEdit

Like they renounce the dwarves that tend to shun them, they often renounce their gods as well. Although some trollkin still revere Moradin and other dwarven deities, some favor gods of giantkind. Most however revere gods that are popular in the area that they inhabit.

LanguageEdit

Common and Dwarven.

NamesEdit

Those that the dwarves care to name before disowning them acquire Dwarven names. Others might be given names by the being that mentored or adopted them. Some create self-styled names, which are often more titles than names but are mostly rife with Dwarven influence.

Racial TraitsEdit

Vital StatisticsEdit

Table: Trollkin Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
20 years +2d6 +3d6 +4d6
Table: Trollkin Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
125 years 188 years 250 years +2d% years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Trollkin Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 3'8" +2d4 130 lb. × (2d8) lb.
Female 3'10" +2d4 140 lb. × (2d8) lb.



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