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Time Spent With Trolls
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-01 10:35 PM


Gozh'ga is a she-troll. I know because she is bigger than the other two, and often berates and belittles Umook and Droog whenever they attempt to mate with her, or eat her food. She is a wrinkled behemoth of a troll with empty, worm-ridden eye sockets.

What she lacks in sight, she makes up for with her wart-ridden nose. Her sense of smell is extraordinary. I was present when she once sniffed at the air suddenly and excitedly, then proceeded to sketch crude human-like figures in the dirt, indicating travelers and pointing in a direction. The trolls seemed excited.

*Three* full days later an unfortunate band of adventurers stumbled upon the troll lair. The trolls were ready for them, and the awful screams that night, did not last long. Not only had Gozh'ga sensed the group many miles away, but she seemed to know that they were traveling in this exact direction. There was no reason to start the hunt.

Once Gozh'ga had eyes, but as I watched from a bluff spell-bound one night, she plucked them out one after the other and ate them, much to the delight of Umook and Droog, who leapt up and down, like two idiots at their first fare.

Several weeks later, something interesting occurred. I was watching the troll relieve herself one morning, riveted to the scene, when suddenly to my horror, two bulbous, gloopy eyes sprouted, one ripping through the flesh of each cheek of her desiccated backside. These are truly remarkable creatures.

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Time Spent With Trolls
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-01 10:36 PM


I sometimes call him "Droog the Last" because he always is. The runt of the foursome, Droog is often submissive to the other three. Last to attack during the hunt, last to feed back at the troll lair. He is easily recognizable by his two extended members(!) which I have never witnessed in flaccid states. I have colleagues that would no doubt jape at being envious of Droog's predicament, but I digress. Why Gozh'ga refuses to mate with Droog despite his twin ever-ready phalluses, remains a mystery.

Droog seems to prefer eating animals to humanoids. The other three trolls are the opposite, they will listlessly chew on snakes and hedgehogs, but positively animate whenever two-legged prey appears on the menu. At these times Droog looks almost sullen, and withdraws to his pit gnawing on his own arm. Droog will sometimes try to keep food alive for a while, and play with prey like a cat. It almost seems as if he is desirous of acquiring a pet. I watched him once drag a dwarf around by the neck on a chain for three weeks everywhere he went, though he forgot to feed him, until Warp'raa at last, came over, ripped the dwarf's head off and ate it. Droog ate the rest, whimpering solemnly.

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Time Spent With Trolls
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-03 03:42 PM

Heh, wise Gyma has touched upon the crux of what I was going for...Some combination of the banal, apologetic, self-important, desentisized news reporting on mass beheadings, Sharkweek jumping the shark ("Oy, watch as I swim with these misunderstood, gentle giants---Gaaaaaack---Dead.), Gorillas in the Mist ("Wow, he just sits there. Amazing! Wait, look, he just picked his ass with his finger and tasted it! I think he liked it. What incredible creatures, I'm in awe!), ecological ultra-liberal-terrorists, and the reality tv trainwreck.

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Time Spent With Trolls
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-03 03:52 PM

that last plot hook tittilates me :) What could be so bad-assed that the trolls are running? :)

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Time Spent With Trolls
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-15 09:53 PM
Thanks and well said. Go to Comment
The Headless Motorcycle Man
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-03 04:14 PM

Now this could certainly work as a 70's Roger Corman, Ghostrider-on-shrooms, sexploitation flick with an added, "hold on to your junk" type of parable.

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Book of Memorization (a Tale of Mysantia)
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-04 02:57 PM
Vancian magic, ok, i see it! Some interesting bits here to expand upon. Reminds me a bit of the farcical aspects of Rhialto the Marvelous, and his bubbling vats. Go to Comment
Queen Nekcrola the 47th (a Tale of Mysantia)
NPCs  (Campaign)   (Political)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-28 12:22 PM
Certainly has that old-school feel! It's still choppy in places, but ok, thats your style. Plothooks made me smile. You be Questing! Go to Comment
Elanor 'The Laughing Fox' Reaper
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-27 03:38 PM
I like the time-line approach from Inception on :) And by 16 a fall from grace already. This girl has had an eventful life.

I was also going to suggest a bit more on her personality and in-game dynamic but I see from your comment that you were going for a minimalist approach there.

Congrats on your first sub. Woo!! Go to Comment
The E-Stix
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-24 10:18 PM
Not something I would ever have come up with, so I like it! Welcome, xmx! Go to Comment
Marked One
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-23 07:12 PM
sammo, if this is how you write at 16 I'm literally excited to see how you write in another decade or two. Great tale! Drew me right in. Good, solid, colorful (heh) npc! Go to Comment
Vals Notes
Systems  (Mystical)   (Historical)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-23 11:11 AM
Your private draft is showing...its supposed to be? Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Cyberspace)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-22 06:16 PM
Would make a good forum post in the Extraneous Voices of Picayune section. Don't ask me, I like you, still don't know who or what Picayune is. Go to Comment
Items  (Materials)   (Sentient)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-23 02:51 PM
I like the fact that they react strongly to whichever element makes up their core. Nifty. Also, as others have mentioned nice "flavor" here. Fairy-tale-ish in a good way. Go to Comment
Gark'ng, the Man who Burned
NPCs  (Campaign)   (Combative)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-20 04:24 PM
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Gark'ng, the Man who Burned
NPCs  (Campaign)   (Combative)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-20 04:11 PM

Whoa. Lots of different ideas and concepts in this one. It could use a polishing read-through I think, but it's a poignant tale. Almost reminds me of a game of thrones type of tragic family drama...the father angry at the newborn that slew the woman he loved, by simply being born.

So, will you reveal the mystery of the fire? And what happens to Gark'ng next?

Welcome to the Citadel, sammo!

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Gragnark, King of the Orcs
NPCs  (Campaign)   (Combative)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-20 03:56 PM
So this what happens to those orcs that survive the test of time...

You don't come across too many semi-retired, world-weary orcs.

Now, having read the background bit, im left wondering if he's still going for his revenge, or content to eat,drink,sleep, and rule?

Welcome to the Citadel!

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Introducing Generators!
Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Citadel Help)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-19 11:14 PM
A true citadel treasure!!

Thanks val for all the collating!! And for putting the Gens under one roof! And for the How-To! No doubt this should lead to more generators from the readers!!

Friday Freetext is Dragonlordmax btw, DragonLord is a different dude. We may need a new generator for these guys :) Go to Comment
Silverfox Mill - Part I
Locations  (City)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-19 01:56 PM
This is really really good!!! I'm not sure where I fall on the split or not to split conversation, but this a wealth of juicy info!

LOVE, the Terror of the Revenants part!! Go to Comment
Silverfox Mill - Part II
Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)
Murometz's comment on 2014-10-19 01:16 PM
Just excellent. Go to Comment
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