These are trolls that lived on Teranik before the Rift-spawned corruption when the Planal Incurison happened. Many of the young born after this event were genetically corrupted in some way. Those born in or near the Plane of Fire shadowed areas. Many of these became flame-touched, also called fire trolls.
Similar in some ways to the fire dwarves of Volcanus. Like most trolls they have arms longer than their legs, hanging well below their knees, which lends them a hunched appearance. They gain the outsider type, elemental, and fire subtypes, so are swathed in fire (including the aura/heat from a fire).
Flame-touched trolls walk upright but are often hunched over, and walk with an uneven gait. They seem awkward but they are very agile. A typical fire troll stands 10 feet tall and weighs 600 lbs. Females are slightly larger than males. They are fearless, attacking larger foes or when outnumbered with no regard for their life. Launching themselves into combat with no hesitation, often in a berserker rage.
Genetics and Reproduction
Females choose their mate and have a large brood.
Growth Rate & Stages
Their young are only breastfed for the first week, afterward, they eat meat almost exclusively. They live in gangs their own age, with an adult to oversee their teaching and survival training. After 4 months, they are fully grown.
Ecology and Habitats
Fire trolls living in the Danakil Desert and other areas of high volcanic activity. They have no problem surviving the heat as it's natural to them, heat doesn't bother them, only cold.
Dietary Needs and Habits
They are primarily carnivores but can eat anything without harm.
They are vulnerable to extreme cold and will fall into a stupor if the temperature drops below 30 degrees.
They have a matriarchal society, females are in charge, except for the war chief. As with most trolls, they live in a tribal and clan structure.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
They are often used as shock troops by various armies, especially the Atlanteans.
Its bestial face is hideous, with a broad face, overhanging brow ridges, and tusked underbite.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Mostly in Teranik, but can live anywhere that isn't cold.
Low to average human intelligence.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Dark vision, low-light vision, and scent.
Civilization and Culture
They prefer short names, only a first and a surname, often only using a nickname.
Females are in control, although males are usually in charge in wartime.
The female is in control and has the final say in everything.
Average Technological Level
Iron Age, unless they steal or buy it.
Major Language Groups and Dialects
Mamuk, infernal and common.
Common Dress Code
They rarely wear more than a loincloth, unless going into battle, scant armor is then worn.
Eating one's mother. Killing a sibling.
Their corruption changed their lives forever. Having little use for technology except for the waging of war. They speak few languages beyond their own.
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Often as short as 20 years, but can live as long as 80 if not killed in combat first.
These trolls are very tall and muscular.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Fire trolls have dark reddish hide, greenish-black, or dark gray hair. They often mark their bodies with infused tattoos, scarification and mutilations.
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