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1 The Trall race on Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:34 pm

I upload so much stuff in this channel about the Trall so I will just make a topic for all things Trall!



Trall anatomy

Avg Height Male: 7-8 feet, Female: 6'5-7 feet
Avg Weight Male: 400-600 lbs Female: 200-350 lbs
Life span: 250-300 years
Skin: Clay brown, clay red, black, more or less all earthy tones. Most Trall have patterns such as spots on most of their bodies.


Trall without a doubt are the closest one can get to an "invulnerable creature". To kill a single Trall takes many people, another Trall, or the strongest of warriors (this includes strong physically or in knowledge of the arcane). A Trall's hide can easily turn away swings from blades and shatter blunt wooden weapons, these rules apply to almost all of a Trall's body. The more ideal areas to strike are farther up, the eyes and mouth for example are good place to lash at (if you are tall enough to get to it). In addition to the orifices of the face, a rider with a spear could send a Trall to it's knee's with a POWERFUL stab to the collar bone area or the neck.

What else makes Trall's bodies perfect for combat beside their obvious height and thick hide? There are multiple things within the Trall's body in fact. Tralls have two hearts and four lungs giving them remarkable endurance due to the fact how fast oxygen can be send through their bodies.
Trall cannot reproduce with other races as most other folk in Elberen can due to their great size and biological differences.





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2 Re: The Trall race on Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:46 pm

Wow Tain must have been really desperate to have tried to pickpocket Grond!
And I guess she'll have to find someone more her own size and biological type to be her BF .... hmmmm.... now where do you suppose she might look....hmmmm?

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3 Re looking for love on Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:53 pm

Well I know this *cough* other Elden. Tall, nice hair, terrible at magic.

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4 Re: The Trall race on Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:15 pm

But...does he have GOLD???

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5 Re: The Trall race on Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:51 pm

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Hi, I'm Andel. I'm a 80-year old, Elden male with light brown hair and slender build. I like long walks along the Coast Road, sunsets over the Azure Sea and Emberwood trees.

My turnoffs are PAIN...more PAIN...and yeah, pretty much just the PAIN thing.

I also dabble in a little magic here and there, but am always extremely cautious about it's use. Someone could get hurt, after all...

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Also, the reason why the other races don't mate with Tralls is...well....envision trying to drive a 18-wheeler into a dollhouse garage.

'Nuff said.


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6 Re Trall lovin' on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:20 pm

"envision trying to drive a 18-wheeler into a dollhouse garage."

This along with the fact they have 4 lungs and 2 hearts haha...I am Trall, you are elf kind...it was a but a dream Tain.


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7 Re: The Trall race on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:53 pm

You two big lugs
just tease and tug
at my heartstrings
Razz

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8 The Cataclysm as seen by a Trall on Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:56 pm

Account of the cataclysm by a Trall scholar. From the other extremely rare accounts of what happened all of them point to events happening all over the world similar and in some cases worse at the start of the Cataclysm.

It was mid-day or so, that's when the Elden finally broke our world. Most of my  people are (where) settled on top of and around the mountains and would only delve down for mining. I myself was in one of our larger cities around the great mine gate in the mountains. This high vantage point gave me a splendid view of what took place though I find it difficult to understand or explain.
The only way to explain what happened first is to speak of the flash and rumble, I saw far in the west a great flash or at least it appeared to be from the west (it was so large and bright the direction was hard to pinpoint). And then the rumble came...it shook the world down to the center I would think, and the world showed it. I heard a great thundering noise like none every heard soon after the rumble and quickly turned to the south, the land beyond was falling...down into a void as if the land was being cracked like an egg. And then forth from the west rose a great storm with fire and lighting in it's clouds, higher and higher it rose as the world all around fell down and in instances seemed to be thrown back up. It was massive and once it had rose to a great height in the sky it began to send forth massive pulses of red waves and lightning. It began to topple our buildings  and make Trall without cover burst into a red cloud of dust. Myself and any who survived ran to the great mine gate, it was our only means of escape, around 600 or so Trall made it into the mines by that gate, some other Trall cities around the mountains I can only hope took shelter in their own mines. I can only assume now everything else above ground is either dead or dying.
So now we proud Trall linger in the dark...digging. Searching for anything to live for in a world without light. Damn the Elden, damn them all.

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9 Re: The Trall race on Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:16 pm

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Nice! The only part I would change would be Grond having witnessed it all. The Breaking of the World happened so long ago that no one alive today was present.

Of course, that's not to say that their an estors weren't present. The main thing is that nobody truly knows what the Elden did, exactly, to cause the cataclysm. Only that it involved magic somehow. One curious note is that the Sprites have a firmly held belief that some great sin of theirs contributed to the cataclysm and that their punishment was the loss of their wings and ability to fly. The sprites will never reveal exactly what this great sin was, however.

Thanks for contributing, amigo!!


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10 Re Grond being there on Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:29 pm

I never said Grond was there, said it was a scholor

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11 Re: The Trall race on Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:52 pm

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Ahhh...my bad, then. Very Happy


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12 Trall/human wars on Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:35 pm

First Great Trall, Human War
Victors: Trall
http://www.walltor.com/images/wallpaper/battlefield-11061.jpg

Remarkable amount of smaller conflicts in between.

Second Great Trall, Human War
Victors: Humans
(take out the gun and giant monsters)
http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/24000000/Fantasy-War-fantasy-24060990-1280-1024.jpg

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13 Re: The Trall race on Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:29 pm

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I love the Warhammer artwork....hands down my favorite tabletop RPG. Smile

Great pics!


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14 A Trall battle on Tue May 01, 2012 8:56 pm

A Trall battle
This is a description of a scenario  in where a Trall army charges another army (most likely goblin or human)

Trall are always prepared, well their armies are at least, they will usually only attack when they are fully armed and have amassed great numbers (which can happen quickly due to Trall becoming battle ready at age 10). When a Trall army approaches...it's quite obvious. Here is a quote describing what I mean...

"You will hear a Trall army before you see a single one of the brutes"

The Trall are not one for stealth, they are loud and make sure as many of the enemy as possible know they are coming, giving the enemy time to prepare and acting as a horribly affective phycological weapon. When the Trall army is finally in sight of the enemy army (which has hopefully assembled or they don't stand a chance) the Trall will stop their chanting and roaring and fall completely silent, then the leader of the army usually the High Chieftain will take out a horn and blow on it. It is at this moment when the Trall get even louder, it is when they charge. 

An army of Trall charging may very well be the loudest thing possible on this plain of existence. There is roaring, there is frantic blowing of horns and beating of drums, and loud chanting. There is no single beat to the horns and drums, just noise. The Trall take off in a dead sprint to their enemies, and once they are 50 or so feet away, the front lines of the Trall hoard will throw their shields forward. These shields were never intended to block any thing...only to stab themselves into the front line of the enemy.

Once the Trall finally clash with the enemy army you can be certain almost every person on the enemy's front line is going to die. When the Trall meet the front they don't stab as much as they throw, the poor souls at the front are throw over their allies screaming before crashing on them soon after. A wall of Trall warriors is much like a wall of stone...it will take a lot of work to bring it down. The rest of the combat can be more or less predictable, men are torn in half, thrown, body slammed, stabbed, slashed, exploded, smashed into each other, and being beat to death with their horse's body, that is Trallish combat...doing whatever works.

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15 Re: The Trall race on Wed May 02, 2012 7:06 pm

Is all this stuff like, in your head?

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16 Re in my head on Wed May 02, 2012 7:50 pm

In fact it is, I have an over active mind and I fill the gaps with my quick wit (at least people say I have a quick wit).

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17 Re: The Trall race on Wed May 02, 2012 10:59 pm

Oh I think you do, definitely. You make me laugh quite often - and loudly Smile

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18 Notable Trall on Thu May 10, 2012 5:09 pm

Notable Tralls

Zirzak (deceased)
First high chieftain, killed giant monsters like it was his job, the new citadel in Dharfang is named after him.

Kázak (deceased)
Close friend of Zirzak, designed the Dharfang Highway but did not live to see it completed.

Gatorator (deceased)
Hero in songs and tales, he freed a great many Trall slaves from a human nation in the post cataclysm wastes.

Grandthanc I (deceased)
Great High Chieftain who helped win many Trall/human conflicts, ordered the construction of the new citadel.

Grandthanc II 
Age: 223
The current high Cheiften of the Trall and son of Grandthanc I, loathes humans and distrusts Elden, led the last Trall/human war.

Goliath 
Age: 115
The greatest and largest Trall warrior currently living, towers at a titanic 9 feet, had the highest kill count of any Trall during the last Trall/human war, Trall mountless/armorless jousting champion, zealous follower of his Chieftain, kills anything that he is told to by his superiors.

Grondthanc (or just Grond to most folk)
Age: 65
Born in Dharfang, a skilled fighter, Trall/human war veteran, enjoys the human capital strangly and is a  hero to the tavern dwellers of the city, does not speak of family or home often, He is prone to throwing people, he enjoys cigars.


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19 Random pictures on Sun May 13, 2012 12:29 am

Bored, found pictures. Love the feedback.

(Yeah, he has an arrow in his head...what of it?)
http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=brute&order=9&offset=24#/d2pvovt

(Trall child, make the nose longer, as in the nose goes farther down the face almost like a...sigh, well an AVATAR)
http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=lemur%20eyes&order=9&offset=24#/d3hvpdu

(Trall clothing concepts)
http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=clothing%20concept&order=9&offset=192#/d2wk61l
http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=armor%20concept&order=9&offset=288#/d4f7o7f
http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=steampunk%20armor&order=9&offset=144#/d3ksrs8

(Trall armor)
http://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/2/23/Heavy_armor_02_concept_art.jpg
All of these are concept and spittfiring ideas so some may be duds.

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20 Trall Culture (this could be of use Admid) on Wed May 16, 2012 4:48 pm

Trall clothing
• Lots of patterned long coats, jackets, and sashes
• Trousers go at the farthest to the top of the caff
• Hand wrappings and wraps around the rest of the  exposed legs, colors vary
• Ear rings as well as other jewelry is common
 
Heavy armor
• Lots of plate and chain mail often held together with buckles and chains, helmets that cover most if not entire face have tall metal crests on them, very weak armor on backs for two reasons, one being that Tralls don't retreat in battle, and two that their back hide is nearly invulnerable.

Light armor
• Consists of very little plate often located on the shoulders, the rest of the Trall will have nothing but leather and their own hide to protect them, obscene amounts of warpaint cover lightly armored Trall's bodies.

 Favorite Trall foods in order,
1. Fish...my word do they love fish. So much so that they will pay remarkable amounts for a fish above ground.
2. Meat, this needs no explaining.
3. Onions or anything else humans would find to be strong in taste.

Trall hobbies
• Fishing (wonder why)
• Crafting
• Sparring 
• Trallish bare chested/mount less jousting, like jousting save the armor and horse. Goliath of Dharfang is the current champion
• Going to the Dharfang Coliseum
• Swimming

(Feedback always loved!)

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21 Re: The Trall race on Thu May 17, 2012 9:23 am

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I love the ideas, but we've been over this before - Trall don't wear armor. They don't need it, remember? Ya gotta stick to the original description, dooood.

Having said that....I LOVE the idea of their clothing style when not in combat. The long coats, especially. Makes me think of Browncoats, and Browncoats, as everyone knows, are simply awesome incarnate. Keep up the good work, amigo! Lovin' it!

Trall jousting = medieval monster truck rally. SWEEEET!!! Razz


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22 Art that really made me think on Thu May 17, 2012 9:28 pm

This is some pretty cool concept...wither its a Trall or not is something else entirely. With a few ajustments it could be a Trall I think (spots/stripes, brighter eyes, hair, broader shoulders, shorter neck to name a few)

http://davidrapozaart.deviantart.com/art/Alien-162978530


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23 Re: The Trall race on Fri May 18, 2012 9:24 am

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Awesome art. It looks like a baby Trall who isn't done 'cooking' yet. Razz


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24 Rise of the Vhorn art I on Mon May 28, 2012 1:00 am

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25 Re: The Trall race on Tue May 29, 2012 12:36 am

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I like the armor..but it looks more Japanese-inspired to me, for some reason. Also, the salamander rocketh mightily. Smile


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