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meld with other races, but tend to stay away from humans, as their rites and customs are seen as primitive and outdated(and are often seen as inferior because of it).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.
River Trolls can mostly be found in the southern part of
Arkelon, in tropical forests and islands. They are
accomplished fisherman and hunters, having the largest
part of their economy coming from exotic seafood and rare
animal skin exportation(although they also export wood
and precious materials). They are also accomplished
healers, understanding the power of plants and nature to
heal wounds and diseases.
River Trolls rarely wage war on other races, preferring to live
their peaceful lives within their cities and villages. Most of the
River Trolls are fishermen, or hunt in the ocean to feed their settlements. Another common occupation for them is medicine
and plant knowledge. Some also become boat builders,
especially to help the River Trolls move around if necessary, but
also provide transport for tourists or adventurers.