Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls
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Thank you for answering so far. Maybe I'm overthinking it because I'm too much of a RPG gamer, but now I'm curious. I'm even tempted to write a background story for the Obsidian Nightmare that will lead my troops.

The fear of the visage of the shadowtrolls seem to be a myth or maybe only true for some special kinds of shadowtroll. Else they would use that to frighten their enemies in meele. Wouldn't they?

The necessity to feed seems to be a special condition of the material plane, correct? Because I would be surprised if there would be enough non-shadow creatures on the shadow plane to feed the native shadow elementals. Would be the same monster-in-the-dungeon-that-feeds-on-adventurers-paradox. Or do the shadow elementals on the plane of shadows do have a way to feed on the live force without consuming the source on the material plane?

According to their way of reproduction I'm confused. So they reproduce in a way like amoebas do segmentation, kind of cloning. But the kind of elemental depends on the shadow of the living being used for this self-cloning? Is there meant whose shadows the shadowtroll did consume most of the time beforehand?

This is especially interesting because of the posibility to transform mortal souls (spiritual, non-physical entity) into elementals (usually entities of flesh and blood) whose shadow can then be used to create shadow-elementals. Or can shadow elementals directly be created from a mortal soul?

The humans are regarded as mortals. So is it safe to assume that the other sentinent beings (animals and monsters most surely doesn't get considered) are immortal in the sense of not dying to old age? So the e.g. the dwarfes who are the earth elementals, or the Trolloth who had also been there before the "creation of mortals". Is this also true for Gnolls who had been created afterwards?

If a shadowtroll got beaten to death I would assume that his half ethereal body is still there. And if it doesn't get buried, cremated in a way I would assume that they make for quite an interesting raw material for crafting. Especially the reaver I think wouldn't shy away from that. Or does something happen that prevents this.
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Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by Till - 02-27-2013, 12:12 AM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by Raoul - 02-27-2013, 01:36 AM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by Till - 02-27-2013, 01:03 PM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by Raoul - 02-27-2013, 01:57 PM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by David - 02-28-2013, 01:19 PM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by Raoul - 02-28-2013, 01:43 PM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by Till - 03-04-2013, 11:35 PM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by David - 03-05-2013, 09:21 PM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by Raoul - 03-05-2013, 09:37 PM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by tmastgrave - 03-10-2013, 07:14 AM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by David - 03-11-2013, 04:13 PM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by tmastgrave - 03-12-2013, 07:15 AM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by David - 03-12-2013, 11:56 AM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by tmastgrave - 03-12-2013, 05:51 PM
The nature of the shadowtrolls and Magic - by David - 03-14-2013, 01:53 AM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by tmastgrave - 03-14-2013, 06:29 AM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by tmastgrave - 03-14-2013, 07:49 PM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by David - 03-15-2013, 03:54 PM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by tmastgrave - 03-16-2013, 04:28 AM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by Maximus XIII - 07-11-2014, 05:15 AM
RE: Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls - by David - 07-11-2014, 12:10 PM

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