by 'Mad' Roy Cram
Professor Whenn and Yorrdamma Vrash are doing research on entities of the Troll World that possess unusual or extraordinary talents and/or abilities which make them superior to ordinary beings. If anyone has comments or questions they may trollmail Yorrdamma Vrash via Trollhalla, who will be happy to respond to any inquiries.
Thunder and Lightning
Donk Bonkyu (Nickname: Ox)
Out in the far boondocks of the Trollworld is a small village called Oggerton. The people of this little town have a reputation for being very strong and very tough. It is said that long ago their ancestors tried to establish a settlement at the foot of a nearby mountain range. Then, one dark night, they were overrun and enslaved by a tribe of Ogres from the foothills close by. For years the Ogres forced the men to slave in their fields and herd their flocks of sheep, while they held the women hostage in their caves. The Ogres also used the women to satisfy their carnal lusts, and numerous offspring were born of these unhappy unions. The children, all males, took after their sires in size and strength, but kept their human intelligence. They were treated as slaves all the same, and, when they reached maturity, they rebelled and slew their Ogre masters, and took their parents and human siblings out of the area to found the new
Donk (which is his first name) is a six-foot-eight-inch tall, 400 plus pound fellow with a stocky body and long arms. His attribute stats are:
If he gets mad or angry, he gets the benefit of a natural Double-Double spell on (you guessed it) his strength, which increases it for 5 rounds to 72 with 60 adds. He does then suffer the five round penalty of half strength thereafter.
Donk made a good racket of touring the village wrestling and fighting circuit in his younger days, and became a champion. He has a Strength +5 talent for Brawling and Grappling, and knows every dirty hand-to-hand combat trick. For all his ability to defeat the best in these not always friendly contests and trials of strength, he is a gentle giant, and a defender of the weak and helpless. Living in the city now, he works as a teamster in the warehouse districts, and, at night, as a bouncer in some of the drinking establishments. He is known to most of the other ‘supers’ in the city, and the city watch, and is sometimes called on by them when they need some serious muscle for backup.
Samos Treek (Nickname: Speedy)
Samos Treek is Donk’s best friend. His nickname is “Speedy” for his amazing ability to run.
Samos' mother spent some time in the tropical areas of Trollworld, and had an affair with a charming shape changer there who was a
Cheetah man. Samos came into the world 8
months later (he seems to do everything faster than normal). Now, grown up into
a handsome fellow, he makes a good living as a delivery man, the quickest
service in the city.
His attribute stats are:
16 CON 24 INT
15 WIZ 12 DEX 18
SPD 36 LCK 24 and CHR
15. He gets 46 adds in combat. His
talent is Quickness: SPD + 6 in any situation where speed or quickness will
serve him. He has not yet shown any tendency to morph into a cheetah, but he
can outsprint dogs and horses, and can also run flat out for up to 24 rounds
without slowing down. He tries to keep his real speed a secret, but some fool
is always challenging him to a race. He makes a pretty penny on the side by just barely beating all challengers. He wears 4
point silk armor for protection, but mainly relies on his quickness and natural
elusiveness to avoid getting hurt. He picks his battles wisely, and can outrun
nearly anything he thinks he can’t defeat in battle. He has a pair of vorpaled
Bagh Nakh tiger claws which he uses very effectively in combat. He heals at
twice the normal rate if injured. Three times a day he can draw on a natural
Little Feets spell which doubles his speed.
Ox and Speedy are called Thunder and Lightning by the other supers of the city, who call on them for help in dire circumstances. They try to help whenever they can.
Copyright © 2012, 'Mad' Roy Cram