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meld with other races, but tend to stay away from humans, as their rites and customs are seen as primitive and outdated(and are often seen as inferior because of it).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.
Ice Trolls live in lands permanently coated in snow. They
rarely see the sun shine, thus having a very pale complexion. Due
to this, they often do very poorly in other climates, often suffering
from horrible sunburns when exposed to scorching sun. They are
capable warriors and hunters, often proving their worth by hunting
the large beasts of the north. They are the closest ties to their Orcs
ancestors, with more primal appearances and rites.
Their main economy comes from the pelts and bones of exotic northern
beasts, as well as their weapon and armor smiting abilities. They are often
at war with the Skarvalds and Ice Dwarves, as they share territories and
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. However, conflict is not uncommon, as they often live nearby valuable resources lusted by other races.