Friday, August 23, 2013

FATEsy Heartbreaker: Monsters and Treasure Part 9

Trolls
http://apesandbabes.com/trolls-trolls-trolls/
As Perioru marshaled his forces to fight for the freedom of Humanity, Irul drew her forces in to face this new threat. She crafted great weapons, terrible in power, unimaginable in their longevity. Though she lost the war her creations still terrorize the land. Called Trul(Endless) in the language of the First Men, these abominations formed the bulk of the armies of darkness. Born of Darkness, cold, and Slavery only the cleansing light of the sun could weaken them, only purifying fire could kill them.

While they were defeated in the war many bands of Trolls still exist. Fighting a war they lost eons ago. Unable to change. Unable to learn. They fight for a fallen cause because they were built to fight for it. They live to fight. They fight to live. From the lowborn Viitrul(river trolls) to the highborn Irog Trul(great trolls), they seek to rekindle the First War. They are a plague upon all peoples.


Viitrul
Often called river trolls, bridge trolls, and bridge trolls. These are the smallest and most pathetic of the Troll-kin. They tend to live along secluded riverbanks, in old ruins and barrows of the long dead. These are the most commonly encountered trolls. In fact most people would be shocked to discover there are other kinds of troll.

Aspects: A Hate From the Old Times, Ugly Brutish and Hungry, Highly Sensitive Hearing
Good(+2) at: Swimming, hiding, killing, eating
Bad(-2) at: Thinking, tactics, speaking
Stress: [1] [2] [3] [4]
Special: So long as they are not in sunlight and are in contact with the earth they can remove the stress from a filled stress box instead of another action. Trolls also cannot be killed by being taken out in a conflict unless they are killed with a fire attack of some sort. Trolls will get back up even from apparent death unless fire is used.
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Troll-Army-361510205

Irog Trul
In the old stories they speak of massive trolls that have the size of giants and the strength of demons. The largest and most dangerous of trolls live in the caves and hidden places deep within the earth. These are the bone grinders and blood gulpers to terrify children. Dark stories for cold winter nights when there is nothing to do but tell old tales. No one has seen a Great Troll in a hundred years or more, but they are most assuredly still there. They wait in the dark. they wait for the numbers to threaten the world once more.

Aspects: Massive Frame, Hatred of the Sunlit Lands, Supreme Senses, Mad Beasts in the Dark
Great(+4) at: Being strong, Fighting, resisting damage
Bad(-2) at: Tactics, conversation, Logic
Stress: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Special: So long as they are not in sunlight and are in contact with the earth they can remove the stress from a filled stress box instead of another action. Trolls also cannot be killed by being taken out in a conflict unless they are killed with a fire attack of some sort. Trolls will get back up even from apparent death unless fire is used. A Great Troll has a thick skin that reduced the shifts of an incoming attack by one(to a minimum of one shift).

Garag Trul
Called among the Mnemior the Gargoyles, Hell Hounds, and The Great Mistake. Long ago in the Mnemior tried to domesticate the trolls. They tried to breed a troll that would be useful to the Mnemior people. At first it seemed to work, but trolls are meant for one purpose alone. After the blood and the dying, the Mnemior rebuilt and tried to forget their horrible mistake. The Garag Trul are faster and hungrier and smarter than any other troll in existence. Fear the high pitched whine of the Gargoyle. It is often the last thing their victims hear.

Aspects: Something darker, Senses of the Bat, Fast and Strong
Attributes: The Gargoyle's strength and constitution is two higher than the player character's maximum attribute rating. Their dexterity matches the maximum.
Stress: [1] [2] [3]
Special: So long as they are not in sunlight and are in contact with the earth they can remove the stress from a filled stress box instead of another action. Trolls also cannot be killed by being taken out in a conflict unless they are killed with a fire attack of some sort. Trolls will get back up even from apparent death unless fire is used.


My take on Trolls. This will be the last of these posts for a while. I am currently working on Jadepunk and we are in the midst of our kickstarter. I will be focusing more on that project in the near future than this one. I would still love to hear what you think of my Trolls. Any comments, Ideas, or critiques would be welcome.