Stalagtroll

STALAGTROLL

Stalagtrolls are stronger, more resilient cousins to surface dwelling trolls. That they tend to be considerably stupider too is a trait that has been celebrated after the fact by many a would-be victim.

Standing nearly ten feet tall and with thick rubbery flesh capable of withstanding axe blows arrow volleys, they are often enslaved by Cragtrow clans to use as guards or shock troops. Indeed, it was a division of Stalagtrolls which first breached the gates of Stonewatch during the Great War. A single Stalagtroll is more than capable of matching any three dwarven warriors in combat. Their effectiveness in combat is further assisted by their fast-healing metabolism.

Unlike their surface dwelling brethren, Stalagtrolls are not particularly vulnerable to fire, the rigors and heat of underground living having hardened their flesh. They do possess poor eyesight, however, and can easily be blinded by light sources more powerful than a standard torch, a tactic which was employed during the Great War to allow dwarven shock troops to close ranks on them and take them down.  The Cragtrow, wise to this strategy, were known to outfit their Stallagtrolls with blinders to compensate. Indeed, even today, years after the war’s end, it is not uncommon to encounter Stallagtrolls in the depths still wearing the headgear fitted onto them by their former masters.

STALAGTROLL