The World of Illunis
Trolls are the largest known humanoid race in Illunis. Though few in number, they are a powerful force to be reckoned with. The dwarves have long sought to drive the trolls away from their mountain caves, but the trolls are tenacious and stubborn. It is rumored that trolls do not follow more conventional patterns of procreation; instead, they somehow spring from the rocks and trees they resemble.
The fabled regenerative properties of the trolls keeps them alive far longer than any other race, even the long-lived elves. Some trolls have been known to reach several centuries in age, but trolls consider even that great age the prime of adulthood. Outside of their secretive society, it is unknown how old the oldest trolls may live. A millennium? More?
There is one more rumor whispered about the trolls amongst the more civilized peoples of Illunis: that they’ve mastered dark rituals that preserve the semblance of life even beyond death. Whether true or not, these rumors make the trolls hated and feared almost everywhere they go.