Friday, May 5, 2017

Trophy Troll

The talented Alice Tochylovska brings us this Jotun troll head. Before you think of adding it to your trophy wall let me warn you how incredibly dangerous something like this is. As anyone who's played old school Dungeons and Dragons could tell you, trolls regenerate. The only way to kill them for sure is fire.

On the other hand, as long as you don't lose track of time something like this is really helpful when you're questing. Once you get used to the fishy taste and chewy texture it's really handy to have a meat supply that constantly renews itself.


6 comments:

Joseph Hallam said...

It's funny you mentioned that... in the Pathfinder game I'm currently in, we beat a troll and my character has been carrying around the troll's head in a bag of holding. After lots of research by my DM she came to the conclusion that because the bag of holding doesn't have air getting into it the troll can't regenerate whilst in the bag. I'm hoping at some point to use it like a long fuse bomb. Put it down in someone's basement and then quickly walk away leaving them to deal with an angry troll that's been stuffed in a bag for weeks :D

Propnomicon said...

@ Joseph Hallam

Heh.

I wish I could remember the name of a Mythos story that had a similar conceit. It involved a cannery in present day Innsmouth that was meeting it's quota by carving up imprisoned Deep Ones in the middle of the night. They would regenerate during the day, only to to be flayed to the bone once again the next night. It was a horrifically disturbing piece.

Heribert Huber said...

AD&D 2nd edition player here.
Those were the days... *sigh*

Joseph Hallam said...

Ooooo if you do remember it I would love to give it a look.

Heribert Huber said...

Be game I ever played - honestly
Kept coming back to it for years. Then life happened...

CoastConFan said...

Anne Rice’s, Queen of the Damned (1988) takes place in ancient Egypt and features among other things, cattle who were exposed to the vampire bug. When people ate the undead meat, it writhed around inside of them, eventually “killing” them or at least making them undead. So sufferers were chopped up, still not killing them, and then chunked into the Nile, to lie in the mud and flop around forever. So beware about troll jerky.