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Thursday, October 6, 2016

SECRET OF THE GREATER TROLLS PART THREE

DEMON TROLL

FREQUENCY : Uncommon
NO. APPEARING: 1 (rarelv 1-2)
ARMOR CLASS: 0
MOVE: 15"
HIT DICE: 11
% IN LAIR: 60%
TREASURE TYPE: E
NO. OF ATTACKS: 3 or by weapon
DAMAGE/ATTACK: 13-16/13-16/9-12 or by weapon +6
SPECIAL ATTACKS: See below
SPECIAL DEFENSES: See below
MAGIC RESISTANCE: 40%
INTELLIGENCE: Exceptional
ALIGNMENT: Chaotic evil
SIZE: L (about 19' tall)
PSlONlC ABILITY: 200
Attack/Defense Modes: E/F,G,H
LEVEL/X.P. VALUE: VII/5250+16

Demon trolls inhabit the 10th layer of the Abyss in huge numbers (30% of all encounters) however there are many other weird demonic troll beings. They are covered in yellow skin plaques that resemble the troll's bumpy skin except they seem to make a starburst pattern on their glimmering green skin.  They are extremely savage but they're not stupid  in any way. Their favorite prey are paladins and will go out of their way to lure them and other "kick in the door" type fighters. They can mimic human voices to sound like a helpless individual. They can summon 6-8 trolls of the highest hit points (full) every 5 rounds. Demon trolls will aid crude and evil humanoids of any type, even lawful types like orcs, despite their chaotic evil alignment. This will take the form of random actions but nothing formal. Demon troll lairs in the prime material are underwater or below the water level of huge bodies of water.

The slightly yellowish starburst patterns on their hides will explode if struck. They have the effect of a reverse regeneration (wither) to any who strike them (Save vs spells or weapon arm or striking limb turns to dust in 2-8 rounds). In addition to their mimickry of human voices they also can use a perfect ventriloquism in a 50' range. Demon trolls have a an entire retinue of helpless (and rich) sounding characters with large backgrounds to make them sound believable. The regenerative nature of trolls is 4 hp per round after 2 rounds of being damaged in the demon troll.

In the Abyss, massive cavern of the great troll goes on forever and the majority of it is watery. There are long expanses of burbling mud flats that secrete a blue colored mud which the demon trolls utilize from time to time. This mud is magical and acts as ring of fire resistance if the the demon troll slathers its skin with it, However it negates their withering effect from their skin. .

They enjoy being summoned for combat but only if there is water nearby there are three unusual ways to summon these things:

1) Glyph of warding with the symbol of the great troll made of goat's blood and gold dust placed on a bridge will summon a demon troll when someone crosses the bridge.

2) Monster Summoning VII cast over a body of water has 10% to be a demon troll.

3) A child who stands on a natural bridge over water (Large fallen tree, rock formation, etc.) who says "Untorll the Great Troll" six times will summon a demon troll in 6 days.

Not all trolls spend their Abyssal afterlife as demon trolls. The most chaotic evil of trolls will still be used as bumpy green larva especially if they were burned to death. Those who weren't are just ideal trolls with extra hit points and bonus armor (AC 2 due to their semi-corporealness). Only after aeons and what seems completely at random will some be picked as demon trolls otherwise see "dark troll monster" for stranger ways.


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