Trolls share the same DNA as the mighty Orcs, although they evolved in very different directions. While the Orcs value honor, strength and war, Trolls are more peaceful and very spiritual. They value harmony with nature, honesty and integrity. Mostly scattered in the far north and south, Trolls sometimes meld with other races, but tend to stay away from humans, as their rites and customs are seen as primitive and outdated(and are often seen as inferior because of it). They still integrated technology to their daily lives, but the appearance of their cities, clothes and weapons have strong ties to their ancestry.
Trolls are very close to the elemental spirits. Their tribes and cities are often lead by a chieftain and a shaman, helped by a tribal council, that insures all young Trolls succeed their rite of passage to adulthood, and take care of political and economical matter. Those rites include long meditation to connect with the spirit world, and scarification (representing scales and intricate patterns) to bring themselves closer to the Dragon Spirits.
The Forest Trolls live in the southern part of Arkelon, in the lush tropical forests. They mostly live atop of trees, using their specially evolved feet to help them. They are accomplished trap makers and hunters, and
also have a good knowledge of poisons and venom.
Because of this, most of them are expert in the art of camouflage, and they share their knowledge to the next generation as soon as possible, to assure survival. The Forest Trolls are in their elements up above in the trees, but some get wobbly legs on the ground because of it.
With the latest industrial development and the rise of
deforestation, the Forest Trolls have become more aggressive, especially towards wanderers in their forests. They are known to
create totems to protect themselves, animals and nature alike
around their territories, leading adventurers to spread the
rumor of cursed lands.