Troll

From MUME

Of all Sauron's servants, Trolls have the greatest physical might. These huge figures may be the corrupted form of tree spirits, created by Morgoth in the Great Darkness. Trolls are normally incapable of withstanding the pureness of daylight. Trolls are very large (twelve feet tall or more) humanoids of great strength and poor intellect. Their blood is black and so hot, that when it falls, it sizzles on the floor. Most trolls still remain under control of Sauron and large numbers reside around the northern Misty Mountains and the Trollshaws.

Trolls in Mume

The sheer might of a Troll makes them the most capable bare-handed fighters. They have extremely low thinking ability, and their bulk gives them very sluggish movement. Trolls can only play Warriors effectively. Player trolls live within the Trollshaws in a gigantic cave-system known as the Warrens. Trolls in Mume are treated differently to most other races:

  • They may not become immortal.
  • They cannot cast spells at all.
  • They have access to no shops.
  • They do heavy damage barehanded.
  • They can not practice leadership.
  • They have the ability to see in the dark without a light source.
  • They suffer tremendous damage under sunlight.
  • A Troll will see all non-Trolls except Black Númenóreans in the room by their race name (*an Elf*, -Snarf the Orc- etc). The same applies for non-Trolls seeing Trolls. The one exception to this rule is that a Troll grouped by a Black Númenórean will be able to see Orcs in their group by name.

Player-controlled Trolls are deemed to be of the Hill Troll, Mountain Troll or Cave Troll strain (as opposed to Forest Trolls and Olog-Hai). Those trolls who have reached 21st level are given the standard title Olog-Hai. This does not mean they have swapped race. Instead it means simply what it says: Troll-Race, i.e. a Troll. It is an honorific title if you like, saying they have established themselves as a great troll. It is certainly better than Lord of Trolls. Since they are not true Olog-Hai, they suffer Sundeath just like other trolls.

Opinion

Sécrêt's troll advice from the Palantíri on Elvenrunes:

"Yes, my first advice is: the troll race is a special species with its own written and unwritten rules, its own social status and its own way of pking and xping. In my opinion there is three different trolls: the trackless troll with defence, the berserker hitter and the track troll. Make up your mind before you level up your troll because the playstyle is very different. As troll, you need to know which areas are dark and which are light, which is the most important. If you have experience as puke/orc/bn then the troll race is pretty easy, BESIDES in pk situations with sunlight and other things. Just going berserk works if you don’t care to die however if you don’t just want to die like a piece of meat, trolls take time to master :)'

Real newbie players best make an unarmed troll and learn where to get boots and fgc and go play around."

More elaborate guide.

Classes and Races
Classes ClericMageThiefWarrior  –  Shaman
Races ManElfHalf-ElfDwarfHobbit  –  Beorning

Black NúmenóreanTrollTarkhnarb Orc  –  Zaugurz Orc