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Mountain and Forest Troll

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Published: April 4, 2013
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That's a idea of my taste, Zinnorokkrah :iconzinnorokkrah: starts recently his own realistic fantasy project. On the first sight it's typical high fantasy, but at a closer look you will find many interesting new ideas.
He published so far two texts about the cultures/creatures of this world (Kthonera). For me the most interesting thing so far are the trolls. No hominids, giant ground sloths are the ancestors of this, now predatory and more aglie creatures. This specimen is a mountain troll, a big nocturnal beast with enough osteoderms under it's Skin that people believe they turn into rock during daytime.
Edit: I change the pic a bit, the snout of the mountain troll is now shorter and I use the drawing again for another, near related species, the forest troll. It's smaller, active at daytime and lives in small groups.
Here the texts.
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codylake's avatar
Would it be possible for ground sloths to evolve from plant eating into meat eaters like these?
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Tello640Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very interesting usually they make the troll a primate/simian or humanoid it's nice to see a different interpretation of this fantasy creature.....Good job and keep up the good work :)
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OwlbaskingsharkHobbyist Traditional Artist
The description shows just how much better you've gotten at english, and a world with carnivorous armored ground sloths is a world I don't wanna live in.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Don't remind me...
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OwlbaskingsharkHobbyist Traditional Artist
sory
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So are you making a "realistic" LOTR?
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Nope, not me,this is just a little fan art, I'm not so much in high-fantasy.
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HUBLERDONHobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
thanks =D
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ViergachtProfessional General Artist
Oooo, super neat idea!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Not my idea, but thanks =D
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love all your stuff, specially the dragons and these trolls. Reading zinnorokkrah's description of elves is intriguing, have you thought of giving them a try?
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Not artistic yet =)
PonchoFirewalker01's avatar
NICE :D  Ground sloths are perfect for that :D
This is pretty similar to a thought experiment I have that if ground sloths ever crossed the Bering Land Bridge and what would happen.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =D
Zeonista's avatar
Wow, these are fascinating creatures! I am planning a SF campaign that uses late Cenezoic megafauna not too unlike these creatures. They are very interesting, and an inspiration for me.
 
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks a lot :lol: :bow:
Wolfsoul36's avatar
Those sir look like Preostoric Sloths...
But whatever floats your Boat. :)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
These have indeed evolved from ground sloths ;)
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DeceptiiconHobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like magatheriums :3 keep up the good work
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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DeceptiiconHobbyist Digital Artist
Np ^^
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