Trolls are large humanoids, smaller than giants but taller than ogres, with tough, almost stony skin. They may have fangs large enough to use as weapons, but are smart and strong enough to use weapons scaled to their size. They favor hammers, swords, and axes; their strength and hardiness makes them superb warriors. Although best known as fierce fighters, Trolls possess a strange magic and can become powerful wizards.
Although Trolls suffer no debility in sunlight, they tend to prefer darkness, and so are most active at night in many regions. They often live underground, in caves or great halls they build themselves, but some construct towers and castles instead. They favor mountainous and hilly regions. In the Westerlands, the Trolls have an entire kingdom, Tharnrek, of their own; elsewhere, they tend to live in isolated communities that rarely interact with other races (except, perhaps, to raid and plunder them). A few Trolls, drawn by curiosity, love of learning, or wanderlust, live among other races or become adventurers.