Fluff: The nature of the shadowtrolls
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You're welcome to write background stories. I do the same Smile
Besides, who knows: at some point we might suddenly get a Godslayer RPG, and then there will be vast amounts of fluff about all the things yet untold. Big Grin

However, I try to answer some things, again in short:

If a Shadow Troll dies, the shadow "corpse" fades away over time, leaving only rags and stuff behind. A Reaver would not have much fun with it.

The term Mortals is used for Humans and Ogres. While the other sentient races are not Mortals in this sense, not all of them live endlessly (respectivley die only by violence). However there are "immortals" like the Aetherions, and even members of the elder races can at least get really really (really) old (seemingly immortal to mortals). Beastspawn on the other hand are not considered Mortals, but don't live very long (mostly due to a savage death, granted). Gnolls are something else, they are a (somewhat flawed) special breed thrown in as fast-reproducing "arrow fodder" to counter the spread of Mortals, and they have proven to be far from immortal.

Well, the reproduction of the Shadow Trolls is quite an engima. Yes, they do something like "segmentation", and the new shadow troll created this way is of the same shadow-essence as its "parent". Thus, a Lighteater creates a Lighteater, and so on. The shadow-essence (also used for reproduction) does not depend on the diet of the shadow troll in case, but of the shadow substance used during its initial creation (by Tenebraon).

The Psychomorphosis Rite of turning mortal souls into elemental spirits is completely unrelated to this way of reproduction. A Mortal soul would directly be turned into a elemental spirit of shadow.

Indeed, feeding is made necessary by the presence on the material plane. They need to rest and feed to not lose their strength and their grip onto the material plane. A shadow troll not feeding and resting for years would just fade away, like a shadow in the rising sun.

Well, the fear of the Shadow Trolls is quite real (though it might not all have to do with their visages). Longshadows might not be too different from others of the countless dangers of Calydorn, but the sight of a Lighteater or even a Nightmare can turn a man into a screaming bundle. Smile







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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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