The Troll Hills and Trollbark Forest [DM Posts]

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The Troll Hills and Trollbark Forest [DM Posts]

Unread post by DM Golem » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:13 pm

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The Troll Hills have always been dangerous, as has the forest north of it. Anyone travelling here must be ready to face roving, flesh hungry trolls and it is not so long ago that a skeletal army marched upon the combined armies of Kraak Helzak and Baldur's Gate from the Warlock's Crypt, Fallen Orbedal of Netherill of old.

Now, ominous rumours once more filter south of evil lurking in the rocky heights. Some talk of the restless dead, the memories of the past war; others of hungry trolls or cruel bandits.

And one or two raving madmen speak of visions of fire, steel and smoke, the beating of hammers and the clanking of chains. And a rumbling, cruel voice looking out with hungry eyes over the south.


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Please note the map! Troll Hills, not Troll CLAWS ! Its an easy mistake to make. There is, as of yet, no IG map of this area, and the closest is likely Roaringshore. )))

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Re: The Troll Hills and Trollbark Forest [DM Posts]

Unread post by DM Golem » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:19 pm

It takes hardy souls to cross the Winding River to carve out fortified homesteads and well guarded mining camps in the foothills of the Troll Hills. And yet in recent days several of such groups have returned south with tales of having been driven away by crazed, runt-like trolls; smaller and weaker than average, but apparently totally fearless, neither balking at steel or flame.

Talk of strange, arcane symbols cut into troll's foreheads - and oddly, not healing despite trollish regenerative properties - also comes south with the refugees.

No doubt many more of the refugees would be troll food were it not for the efforts of brave adventuerers.

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Re: The Troll Hills and Trollbark Forest [DM Posts]

Unread post by DM Golem » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:17 am

The passage of refugees and rumours of troll attacks create a sense of unease among the small farming communities on the Fields of the Dead. Travellers also report clouds gathering in the centre of the Troll Hills, clouds ...or smoke.

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Re: The Troll Hills and Trollbark Forest [DM Posts]

Unread post by DM Golem » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:58 pm

News spreads south of the situation on the Fields of the Dead. Travellers speak of the scattered communities north of the Winding Water being abandoned, and fear hanging like a pall over those south of it, due to rumours of roving bands of trolls plaguing the area.

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The Troll Hills themselves, to the north, are said to have a literal pall over them, like the thick black smoke of a furnace. At night the glow of forgefires can be seen by the keen eyed.

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