Monday, July 09, 2007

Stone Troll

Stone trolls keep their hearts on frigid islands in the middle of fjords and other hard-to-reach places. They can only be killed, or reasoned-with if you bring them their hearts back.

Unfortunately for them, they live lonely lives of solitude because every living being they gaze upon turns to stone, even loved ones. It is this that creates the cold place where a warm heart belongs. Bring a stone troll his heart and he will be grateful, as well as stop turning everyone to stone.

Stone Troll
Size/Type: Large Giant
Hit Dice: 6d8+36 (63 hp)
Initiative: +2
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class: 18 (-1 size, +9 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple: +4/+14
Attack: Claw +9 melee (1d6+6)
Full Attack: 2 claws +9 melee (1d6+6) and bite +4 melee (1d6+3) or rock +9 ranged (2d8+6)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks: Rend 2d6+9, Petrifying Gaze
Special Qualities: Darkvision 90 ft., low-light vision
Saves: Fort +11, Ref +4, Will +3
Abilities: Str 23, Dex 12, Con 23, Int 6, Wis 9, Cha 6
Skills: Listen +5, Spot +6
Feats: Alertness, Iron Will, Track
Environment: Cold mountains
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 6
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Usually chaotic evil
Advancement: By character class
Level Adjustment: +5

Stone trolls walk upright but because of their lonely depressions, are hunched forward with sagging shoulders. Their gait is uneven, and when they run, their arms dangle and drag along the ground. Stone trolls are not nearly as agile as their brethren, though they are rather strong, able to hurl boulders and former foes encapsulated in stone.

A typical adult stone troll stands 8 feet tall and weighs 1,000 pounds. Females are very rare and are slightly smaller than males. A stone troll's rocky underbelly is a limestone white, and the rest of the body is a granite gray. The hair is usually greenish black or iron gray, and has the consistency of a clump of sticks.

Stone trolls speak various giant tongues, especially stone giant but also some hill or frost giant, depending on where they have spent most of their time. Their gaze does not effect giants (except other stone trolls), so they are the only creatures that stone trolls often communicate with.


Stone trolls have no fear of death: They launch themselves toward combat without hesitation, often gazing into the eyes of their prey. They even have no fear of fire, they try to get around the flames and attack.

Rend (Ex)
If a troll hits with both claw attacks, it latches onto the opponent’s body and tears the flesh. This attack automatically deals an additional 2d6+9 points of damage.

Petrifying Gaze (Su): Turn to stone permanently, range 30 feet; Fortitude DC 16 negates. The save DC is Charisma-based.

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