Depiction of a troll, from D&D: Monster Manual, page 291.[art 1]

Trolls are a predatory species of giantkin. There are several sub-species of trolls.

Common Troll[edit | edit source]

The most common type of troll has deep forest green skin.[1]

Known Troll Types[edit | edit source]

Trolls that are nearly obliterated but survive and regenerate from mere scraps of flesh can display bizarre mutations. One of these warped trolls is especially likely to arise if the creature regenerates in the presence of magical emanations, planar energy, disease, or death on a vast scale, or if its body was damaged by elemental forces. These mutated forms can also be produced and shaped by the ritual magic of evil spellcasters.[citation needed]

Venom Troll[edit | edit source]

Depiction of a venom troll from D&D: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, page 245.[art 2]

Venom Trolls are bulbous, with a deep green-blue skin tone with little pustules and boils on it. The torso appears to be swollen, its belly protruding beyond it. Out of the pustules and part of its body oozes thick green poison, and it sprays out from every wound they receive.[2][3]

The Mighty Nein encountered a venom troll in the Labenda Swamp.[4]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Damage Immunities: Poison
  • Condition Immunities: Poisoned
  • Senses: Darkvision
  • Languages: Giant
  • Keen Smell
  • Poison Splash: When the troll takes damage of any type but psychic, each creature within 5 feet takes poison damage.[5]
  • Regeneration: The troll regains health at the start of each of its turns. If acid or fire damage is taken, it regains no health and is only then able to be killed permanently.[6]
  • Attacks:
    • Multiattack: The troll can make three attacks, one bite and two claw attacks.[7]
    • Bite: The troll can make an attack with its teeth and giant tusks.[8]
    • Claw: The troll can attack with its claws wolverine-style.[9]
    • Venom Spray: Dealing damage to itself, the troll can release a spray of poison in a 15-foot cube.[10]

Ice Troll[edit | edit source]

Depiction of an ice troll from D&D: Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, page 295.[art 3]

The Mountain Makers fought and defeated an ice troll[11] in the Victory Pit during the Harvest Close Festival in Zadash. Able to grow to nine feet tall, these dull teal-blue trolls, had elongated arms and legs, and a high-pitched yelp-like scream. The claws of these trolls gave off a cold mist when they struck a target[12]

History[edit | edit source]

Vox Machina[edit | edit source]

At some point during the pre-stream campaign, Tiberius attempted to disguise himself as a female troll in order to distract a couple of male trolls around a fire. The situation almost ended very badly for Tiberius had his teammates not come in to rescue him. Vex'ahlia shot off the one troll's dick, which then ended up being placed into Grog's Bag of Holding,[13] where it remained for some time until it Grog pulled it out to offer it up and found it had rotted;[14] it was finally thrown at someone as a distraction.[15]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 3:18:20.
  2. See D&D: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, 5th ed., p. 243.
  3. See "Have Bird, Will Travel" (2x23) at 0:36:08.
  4. See "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) at 1:14:51.
  5. See "Have Bird, Will Travel" (2x23) at 0:43:38.
  6. See "Have Bird, Will Travel" (2x23) at 0:32:42.
  7. See from 2x23 through 0:53:53.
  8. See "Have Bird, Will Travel" (2x23) at 0:53:53.
  9. See "Have Bird, Will Travel" (2x23) at 0:54:29.
  10. See "Have Bird, Will Travel" (2x23) at 0:40:20.
  11. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 3:22:04.
  12. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 3:18:07.
  13. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 1:46:09.
  14. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 51:04.
  15. See "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 3:33:56.

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