The second species ever created on Calsin, trolls are enormous creatures that inhabit the Dark Realm. Despite having reputations as troublemakers, the trolls are actually quite a benevolent race, only going to war when provoked. Due to their extended exposure to the Dark Realm, trolls find it impossible to withstand the full force of the sun. Should they cross over to Calsin at night and wind up trapped there during the day, they'll have to either find cover or wind up exposing themselves, an experience that usually causes them to either turn into stone or simply go insane.
Trolls were created by the same being that created Calsin itself. As the firingar began to lose territory to the cooling world, the being decided that it was time that the firingar had some company. The trolls, upon their creation, went to find the firingar, happy to know that there was someone else in the world. The firingar responded immediately, killing off nearly the entire species. In response, the entity created the Dark Realm for them to escape to. Eventually, the firingar found their way into the Dark Realm as well, forcing the trolls to create defenses, both magical and physical. One of these defenses was altering the way that the two planes of existence intersect, only allowing portals between realms to be opened at night. They also made sure that anyone coming over from Calsin would materialize in a few very specific locations, allowing them to closely monitor who comes into their world. With all these precautions, the trolls are equally cautious about their own kind entering Calsin. Such actions without express consent of the rulers of Calsin are strictly forbidden, and doing so will often result in the offender's imprisonment or execution, depending on what was done in Calsin. They have no particular desire to see their realm invaded again, and seek simply to build up their own civilization in peace.
Height: - 20-30 feet
Unusual Characteristics: - Trolls often appear fat and stupid at a glance. Despite this, they are actually quite intelligent, and are one of the most athletic species in Calsin. - Troll skin is actually made of stone, making them nearly impossible to injure.
Coloring: - Gray.
Lifespan: - 100-200 years
Magic: - The ability to open the Dark Realm at will.
Worshiped gods: - The being that created Calsin. Unfortunately, they refuse to divulge what that being's name is, as they consider all species not created by that god to be unworthy.
Other notes: - While the trolls don't often allow visitors into their realm, they will occasionally allow wizards or mages to journey through their cities. The reports that have come back tell of a civilization greater and more expansive than anything seen in Calsin. This is partly due to the nature of the Dark Realm, which doesn't seem to have defined dimensions, and is able to simply expand as the trolls expand their population. Because of this, and because of the relatively few wars that the trolls have faced over the years, it is theorized that the troll population is higher than all other sentient species combined.