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Troll Folk

Those of troll folk ancestry are the descendants of humans and trolls. For the most part, the details of those unions are unknown, though many suspect magic was involved. Indeed, some communities tell tales of an ancient queen who tasked her wizards with creating a powerful army by magically melding her soldiers with trolls, with the troll folk being the result.

Ancestral Traits

Troll folk resemble tall, lanky humans with green, often warty, skin.

Age. Troll folk reach maturity quickly, by age 10, and live an average of 50 years.

Size. Troll folk are usually a foot taller than humans, standing roughly 7 feet tall, but don’t weigh much more, due to their lean frames. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Fast Healing. Though not as quick to heal as their troll forebears, those of troll folk ancestry exhibit remarkable healing abilities. Once an hour when not in combat, you may roll one hit die to recover hit points. This does not deduct from your current number of hit dice.

Tough Claws. You have unusually long, hard fingernails that you can use as weapons. On a hit, you deal slashing damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier.

Cultural Traits

The few troll folk communities that exist are often in relatively unpopulated regions, simply because prejudice toward those of troll folk ancestry persists, even though no such distrust is warranted.

Nevertheless, more than one largely human community tells tales of a troll folk villain named Grendel and his mother, whom a human hero bested. Troll folk communities tell this tale differently, with Grendel and his mother simply trying to live peacefully outside of a human settlement and getting used as a scapegoat for the human king’s failures. Regardless, troll folk communities now are somewhat guarded, though friendly to any and all decent folk.

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution increases by 2 and your Strength by 1.

Alignment. Troll folk communities tend to value difference and individuality. As such, they tend toward chaos.

Herbal Lore. Troll folk communities often reside in wilderness areas, near bodies of water, where their members gather and work with local herbs. You have proficiency with the herbalism kit and in the Nature skill.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Giant.

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